Guide to the Bates College Board of Trustees administrative records, 1864-[ongoing] | CA01.01

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.). Board of Trustees
Title
Bates College Board of Trustees administrative records
ID
CA01.01
Date
1864-[ongoing]
Extent
2.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
This record group contains the administrative records of the Board of Trustees, the governing body of Bates College.

Preferred Citation

Bates College Board of Trustees administrative records, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

The Board of Trustees acts as the governing body for Bates College. With the establishment of the Maine State Seminary in 1855, the body was created as the "Board of Trustees and President of Maine State Seminary" at that time, to consist of no fewer than 25 persons. The structure was changed in 1868 with an amendment to the College charter, into a bicameral body with a "Board of Fellows" and a "Board of Overseers." In 2004 the Board was revised into a unicameral body.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains bound and unbound copies of the Bates College charter and by-laws, committee records, correspondence, photo (member) books of the trustees by year, and several individual folders on other activities of the Board. The two folders of correspondence concern the work of Princeton Professor Stanley Howard and his work on revising the Bates Charter during the 1930s. There is also a booklet for the celebratory dinner for Oliver Barrett Clason, class of 1877 and Bates trustee from 1888 until his death in 1930.

Organization and Arrangement

These records are organized into two series: I. General records; and II. Committee files.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine, 04240
207-786-6354
muskie@bates.edu

Access Restrictions

The General Records series is open to researchers, excepting the Trustees Photo Books, which are closed. The files in the Committees series are closed for twenty years from their creation date. Please consult the Archives staff with any questions about these restrictions.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

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Related Materials

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)
  • Maine State Seminary

Personal Name(s)

  • Clason, Oliver B. (Oliver Barrett), b. 1850
  • Howard, Stanley Edwin, 1888-

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Collection Inventory

 CA0101/01 General records 1864-[ongoing]   2 manuscript boxes; 1.0 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series contains copies of the Bates College Charter and By-Laws (both originals and photocopies), correspondence, a program book for a dinner honoring alumnus and trustee O.B. Clason, and yearly Photo Books for members of the Board. The correspondence folders mainly concern the work of Princeton University professor Stanley Howard and that he performed for the Trustees regarding a revision of the Bates College Charter. Note also that some of the by-laws were often titled "Laws of Bates College."

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical by folder title, with Photo Books at the end of the series.

Access Restrictions

Photo Books are closed to research.

Box

Charter and By-Laws 1864   

1

Charter and By-Laws 1868   

1

Charter and By-Laws 1873   

1

Charter and By-Laws 1877   

1

Charter and By-Laws 1906   

1

Charter and By-Laws 1937   

1

Charter and By-Laws 1940   

1

Charter and By-Laws 1946   

1

Charter and By-Laws 1966   

1

Charter and By-Laws 1981   

1

Charter and By-Laws 1991   

1

Charter and By-Laws 1994   

1

Charter and By-Laws 1996   

1

Charter and By-Laws 1999   

1

Charter and By-Laws 2000   

1

Charter and By-Laws 2002   

1

Charter and By-Laws 2003   

1

Charter and By-Laws 2004   

1

Charter and By-Laws undated   

1

Clason [Oliver Barrett] Dinner Book 1926   

1

Correspondence 1965 

1

Correspondence -- College Commons Board Increase 1917   

1

Correspondence - Stanley Howard 1934-1936   

1

Correspondence - L.M. Sanborn 1936   

1

Newsletter to Emeriti Trustees 1995-2004   

1

Offsite Retreat workbook 2010   

1

President Prospectus circa 2011 

1

Trustees resolutions on deceased faculty 1906-1961   

1

Workshop program 1995   

1

Photo Book [CLOSED] 1980-1981   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 1981-1982   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 1982-1983   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 1983-1984   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 1988-1989   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 1990-1991   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 1991-1992   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 1992-1993   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 1993-1994   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 1994-1995   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 1995-1996   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 1996-1997   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 1997-1998   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 1998-1999   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 1999-2000   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 2000-2001   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 2002-2003   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 2003-2004   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 2004-2005   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED] 2005-2006   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book [CLOSED]. 2006-2007   

Access Restrictions

Closed to researchers

2

Photo Book and Oren B. Cheney Society booklet [CLOSED]. 2007-2008   

2

Photo Book and Oren B. Cheney Society booklet [CLOSED]. 2008-2009   

2

Photo Book and Oren B. Cheney Society booklet [CLOSED]. 2009-2010   

2

Photo Book and Oren B. Cheney Society booklet [CLOSED]. 2010-2011   

2

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 CA0101/02 Committee files 1926-2002   1 manuscript box; 0.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series contains reports from two Board committees and several charts of the committee structure of the Board of Trustees.

Box

Advisory Committee Reports 1926-1934   

1

Anniversary Calendar 1914   

1

Committee on Charter and By-Laws 1935   

1

Committee on the Curriculum and Personnel of the Faculty 1946   

1

Committee on Honorary Degrees 1983-1986   

1

Committee on the Relation of Bates College to the Higher Education of Women 1929-1930   

1

Committee Structure 1967   

1

Committee Structure 1994   

1

Committee Structure 1996   

1

Committee Structure 2002   

1

Finance committee ledger 1919-1935   

2

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