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Bowdoin College Institutes: records

 Record Group
Identifier: A03.43

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Scope and Content

Announcements, programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and reports concerning Bowdoin Institutes.


  • Creation: 1923 - 1986


Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Biographical/Historical Note

Bowdoin College institutes examine selected topics through a series of lectures and discussions. The Institute of Modern History held in April 1923 was the first institute conducted at the College. It was so successful that it was followed every two years by other institutes in various subject areas. In addition to these Biennial Institutes, the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored institutes at Bowdoin, the bulk held during the summer for secondary school teachers. Periodically other institutes, such as the 1961 Franco-American Institute and the 1983 James Bowdoin Institute, have been held on campus.


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Guide to the Bowdoin College Institutes 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

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Brunswick Maine 04011 USA
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