Guide to the Bates College Board of Trustees meeting minutes, 1855-1991 | CA01.02

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 meeting minutes
ID
CA01.02
Date
1855-1991
Extent
4.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
This record group contains meeting minutes for the Board of Trustees, Board of Overseers, and directors of the Maine State Seminary, the various governing bodies of Bates College through its founding to the present.

Preferred Citation

Bates College Board of Trustees meeting minutes, 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

These records contain bound copies of the meetings of the Bates College Board of Trustees and Board of Overseers, as well as the meetings of the directors of the Maine State Seminary, covering the years 1855 to 1964. In addition, there is a folder of loose records from Board meetings during the 1920s, which includes the records of a number of votes and resolutions, as well as various committee reports and letters.

Organization and Arrangement

The records are arranged chronologically.

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

Meeting records are closed to researchers for 75 years from meeting date.

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.

Alternative Formats Available

The records have been microfilmed (3 reels, stored separately).

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Related Materials

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.). Board of Trustees--Archives
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)
  • Maine State Seminary (Lewiston, Me.)

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Collection Inventory

Box

Maine State Seminary Records 1855-1868   

Volume 1

Board of Trustees Meetings 1868-1908   

Volume 2

Board of Trustees Meetings 1908-1925   

Volume 3

Board of Trustees Meetings 1926-1937   

Access Restrictions

Meeting records are closed for 75 years from date of meeting.

Volume 4

Board of Trustees Meetings 1937-1948   

Access Restrictions

Meeting records are closed for 75 years from date of meeting.

Volume 5

Board of Trustees Meetings 1948-1958   

Access Restrictions

Meeting records are closed for 75 years from date of meeting.

Volume 6

Board of Trustees Meetings 1958-1964   

Access Restrictions

Meeting records are closed for 75 years from date of meeting.

Volume 7

Board of Overseers Meetings 1868-1948   

Access Restrictions

Meeting records are closed for 75 years from date of meeting.

Volume 8

Board of Trustees Meetings 1964-1968   

Access Restrictions

Meeting records are closed for 75 years from date of meeting.

Volume 9

Board of Trustees Meetings 1969-1974   

Access Restrictions

Meeting records are closed for 75 years from date of meeting.

Volume 10

Board of Trustees Meetings 1975-1978   

Access Restrictions

Meeting records are closed for 75 years from date of meeting.

Volume 11

Maine State Seminary Records and Board of Trustees Meetings 1855-1968   

Access Restrictions

Meeting records are closed for 75 years from date of meeting.

Reel 1

Boards of Trustees and Overseers Meetings 1868-1937   

Access Restrictions

Meeting records are closed for 75 years from date of meeting.

Reel 2

Board of Trustees and Overseers Meetings 1938-1964   

Access Restrictions

Meeting records are closed for 75 years from date of meeting.

Reel 3

Loose records from Board meetings 1922-1929   

1

[Closed minutes.] 1987-1991   

1