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Class Projects and Coursework

Identifier: A03.32

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Scope and Content

This collection contains Bowdoin College student class notes as well as class projects and papers; the bulk of the materials are from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Disciplines represented include: anthropology, biology and natural history, chemistry, economics, education, engineering, English, environmental studies, German, history, hygiene, mathematics, mineralogy, philosophy, physics and zoology. Included are student notes on chemistry and mineralogy from the lectures of Parker Cleaveland, who taught chemistry, mineralogy, and natural philosophy from 1805 to 1868 at Bowdoin and the Medical School of Maine, as well as notes from lectures on political economy by Bowdoin president Joshua Chamberlain. There are English class project materials of Roland Graves (Bowdoin 1932) which include a published copy of the Middle English poem "The Pearl" edited by Graves and other members of the English 21-22 Chaucer course taught by Stanley Perkins Chase. Also included are papers concerning Bowdoin in the 1960's and 1970's written by students for Randolph Stakeman's 1980 history course, and personal recollections of World War II compiled by students in 2000 and 2001 as a class project for David Silbey's history course.


  • Creation: 1814 - 2022


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3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Arranged by department or subject, then chronologically.

General Note

Information on lecture notes and coursework for the Medical School of Maine can be found in: Medical School of Maine: Historical Records and Files: Notes, Lectures, and Addresses.

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Repository Details

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

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