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175th Anniversary Campaign Program: records

 Record Group
Identifier: A01.35

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Scope and Content

This collection contains two scrapbook volumes, a variety of publicity materials, correspondences, memoranda, reports, transmittal sheets, and various miscellaneous documents.


  • Creation: 1971 - 1982


Conditions Governing Access

Donor records restricted for 75 years.

Biographical/Historical Note

In celebration of the 175th Anniversary of Bowdoin College's opening in 1802, the 175th Anniversary Campaign Program was announced in 1972 with a goal of $14.5 million within the next three years and $38 million within the next decade. Proclaiming that "the purpose is people," the college sought to increase financial aid for students, raise the salaries for faculty, support educational programs, maintain support for the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, build the Visual Arts Center, renovate Hyde Hall, the Infirmary, and athletic facilities, and continue campus development. By the end of June 1981, the college had raised $38.7 million, surpassing its goal.


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Campaign records arranged chronologically, alphabetically if undated. Donor cards arranged alphabetically.

Guide to the 175th Anniversary Campaign Program Records
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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

3000 College Station
Brunswick Maine 04011 USA
(207) 725-3288