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Department of Classics: records

 Record Group
Identifier: A03.07

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Scope and Content

The Classics Department records date from 1986 to 2017 and measure 1.5 linear feet in 3 boxes. The records are arranged in two series: Administrative and Lecturers. Administrative material encompasses the daily tasks of the department, including departmental reviews, annual reports, and committees on room use and renovation. The Lecturers series is filed by lecturers’ last names and often includes correspondence, budgetary information, and flyers for guest speakers’ or professors’ lectures.


  • Creation: 1986 - 2017


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted for 20 years from date of creation.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Greek and Roman Classics Department is one of the oldest departments and integral part of the College’s liberal arts tradition. The Bowdoin classics department offers three majors, classical archeology, language and literature, and classical civilizations from a historical and cultural perspective. The three majors expose students to a wide range of interdisciplinary curriculum such as literature, religion, history, philosophy, art, architecture, science, politics, and the daily life of the ancient world. Each of the majors requires ten courses with the majority focusing on the student’s chosen specialty. An interdisciplinary major in archeology and art history is also available. The department also offers minors in Greek, Latin, Classics, Archeology, and Classical studies, which require five courses with the exception of Classical studies requiring six. An Honors thesis and Independent work are also available to studies wishing to pursue the studies on a topic.


1.5 Linear Feet (Posters in Ovsz-Box 7.)

Language of Materials



Departmental records for Bowdoin’s Classics Department.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred from the department administration, the bulk in 2023.

Guide to the Department of Classics Records and Publications
Emma Barton-Norris
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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
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