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Lectures and Lectureships: records

 Record Group
Identifier: A03.33

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Scope and Content

This collection contains material relating to lectures held at Bowdoin College including lecture texts, announcements and posters. The bulk of the collection is comprised of announcements and flyers advertising inaugural lectures for College chairs and professorships, the Kenneth V. Santagata Memorial Fund (lectureship) and the Harry Spindel Memorial Lectureship; as well as posters for these and other campus lectures. In addition there are lecture texts of inaugural lectures, including: The Harrison King McCann Professorship of the English Language Inaugural Lecture, November 20, 1996 by Franklin G. Burroughs Jr.; and The William D. Shipman Research Professorship of Economics Inaugural Lecture, February 22, 1995, by A. Myrick Freeman III.

Audio and video recordings of selected College lectures are preserved in the College Archives Audio-Visual Collection. Materials relating to the John Brown Russwurm Distinguished Lecture Series and the Albert C. Boothby Lecture Series are available in the records of the Africana Studies Program.


  • Creation: 1880 - 2018


Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Biographical/Historical Note

The regular instruction of Bowdoin College is supplemented each year by ten or twelve major lectures, as well as lesser talks, panel discussions, symposiums, and other presentations sponsored by the various departments of study and undergraduate organizations. Lectureship funds are administered by the Lectures and Concerts Committee and relevant departments.


3.25 Linear Feet

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Guide to Lectures and Lectureships Records
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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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