Guide to the Office of the President, general records, 1863-[ongoing] | CA02.01

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.). Office of the President
Title
Office of the President, general records
ID
CA02.01
Date
1863-[ongoing]
Extent
17.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
This record group contains catalogs, flyers, reports, event programs, booklets, and brochures produced by the Office of the President and documenting a variety of information regarding the administration of campus-wide special events at Bates College.

Preferred Citation

Office of the President, general records, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

The institution now known as Bates College began life in 1855 as the Maine State Seminary. Oren Burbank Cheney, the driving force behind the creation of the Seminary, became the school's first 'principal' that year as well. Only when the Seminary became Bates College in 1864 did Cheney adopt the title of President, a position he retained until retirement in 1894. He was succeeded by George Colby Chase, an 1868 graduate of Bates. Chase oversaw impressive growth and change at Bates, tripling the number of students, and served as President until his death in 1919. His successor, Clifton Daggett Gray, guided Bates through two dynamic decades, dealing with the Great Depression and World War II. He retired in 1944, turning the reins over to Charles Franklin Phillips, who would serve until his own retirement in 1966. Phillips instituted the Bates Plan of Education and presided over a number of post-war building additions to the campus. Bates' fifth President was Thomas Hedley Reynolds, who oversaw perhaps the most dramatic time of change and development on campus, including changes to the physical landscape, and elimination of much of the structure and regulations that separated men and women on campus. Reynolds retired in 1988, and was succeeded by Donald West Harward. Harward's tenure was, to date, the shortest of any Bates President, as he retired from the position in 2002. During his presidency, Harward placed greater focus on off-campus study, community involvement, and student's senior thesis. His successor, and the current President, was Elaine Tuttle Hansen, a former Provost and Professor of English at Haverford College.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains catalogs, flyers, reports, event programs, booklets, and brochures documenting a variety of information regarding the administration of campus-wide special events at Bates College. Administrative records include annual President's Reports, the Bates Blue Book, and general catalogs for the College and its subsidiary Schools. Special events include Class Day, Commencement, Convocation, Ivy Day, and the All-College Gala. Note that this sub-group does not contain the records of individual presidential administrations. Instead, these can be found in their own sub-groups (see the Related Materials section).

Organization and Arrangement

The records are organized into three series: I. Catalogs; II. Events; and III. Administrative 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

There are no access restrictions to this collection, but Bates College may not have copyright to many of the speeches given by various speakers represented herein.

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.)--Office of the President--Archives
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)

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Collection Inventory

 CA0201/01 Catalogs 1863-ongoing   13 manuscript boxes; 6.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The Bates College Catalog is an annual publication containing information on the administration, academics, and personnel of the college. For a brief time, separate editions of a Freshman Catalog and a Summer School Catalog were also printed. Note that beginning with the school year 1903-1904, and for all years thereafter, the General Catalog was printed as an issue of the Bates College Bulletin. The same applies for each copy of the Freshman and Summer School catalogs. This subseries contains issues of all three catalogs.

Organization and Arrangement

The catalogs are arranged chronologically, starting with the general catalogs, and finishing with the freshman and summer catalogs separately at the end of the series.

Box

General Catalog 1863   

1

General Catalog 1864   

1

General Catalog 1865-1866   

1

General Catalog 1866-1867   

1

General Catalog 1867-1868   

1

General Catalog 1868-1869   

1

General Catalog 1869-1870   

1

General Catalog 1870-1871   

1

General Catalog 1871-1872   

1

General Catalog 1872-1873   

1

General Catalog 1873-1874   

1

General Catalog 1874-1875   

1

General Catalog 1875-1876   

1

General Catalog 1876-1877   

1

General Catalog 1877-1878   

1

General Catalog 1878-1879   

1

General Catalog 1879-1880   

1

General Catalog 1880-1881   

1

General Catalog 1881-1882   

1

General Catalog 1882-1883   

1

General Catalog 1883-1884   

1

General Catalog 1884-1885   

1

General Catalog 1885-1886   

1

General Catalog 1886-1887   

1

General Catalog 1887-1888   

1

General Catalog 1888-1889   

1

General Catalog 1889-1890   

1

General Catalog 1890-1891   

1

General Catalog 1891-1892   

1

General Catalog 1892-1893   

1

General Catalog 1893-1894   

2

General Catalog 1894-1895   

2

General Catalog 1895-1896   

2

General Catalog 1896-1897   

2

General Catalog 1897-1898   

2

General Catalog 1898-1899   

2

General Catalog 1899-1900   

2

General Catalog 1900-1901   

2

General Catalog 1901-1902   

2

General Catalog 1902-1903   

2

General Catalog 1903-1904   

2

General Catalog 1904-1905   

2

General Catalog 1905-1906   

2

General Catalog 1906-1907   

2

General Catalog 1907-1908   

2

General Catalog 1908-1909   

2

General Catalog 1909-1910   

2

General Catalog 1910-1911   

3

General Catalog 1911-1912   

3

General Catalog 1912-1913   

3

General Catalog 1913-1914   

3

General Catalog 1914-1915   

3

General Catalog 1915-1916   

3

General Catalog 1916-1917   

3

General Catalog 1917-1918   

3

General Catalog 1918-1919   

3

General Catalog 1919-1920   

3

General Catalog 1920-1921   

3

General Catalog 1921-1922   

3

General Catalog 1922-1923   

4

General Catalog 1923-1924   

4

General Catalog 1924-1925   

4

General Catalog 1925-1926   

4

General Catalog 1926-1927   

4

General Catalog 1927-1928   

4

General Catalog 1928-1929   

4

General Catalog 1929-1930   

4

General Catalog 1930-1931   

4

General Catalog 1931-1932   

4

General Catalog 1932-1933   

4

General Catalog 1933-1934   

4

General Catalog 1934-1935   

4

General Catalog 1935-1936   

4

General Catalog 1936-1937   

5

General Catalog 1937-1938   

5

General Catalog 1938-1939   

5

General Catalog 1939-1940, 1940-1941   

5

General Catalog 1941-1942   

5

General Catalog 1942-1943   

5

General Catalog (with Supplement) 1943   

5

General Catalog 1944   

5

General Catalog 1945   

5

General Catalog 1946   

5

General Catalog 1947   

6

General Catalog 1948   

6

General Catalog 1949   

6

General Catalog 1950   

6

General Catalog 1951   

6

General Catalog 1952   

6

General Catalog 1953   

6

General Catalog 1954   

6

General Catalog 1955-1956   

6

General Catalog 1956-1957   

7

General Catalog 1957-1958   

7

General Catalog 1958-1959   

7

General Catalog 1959-1960   

7

General Catalog 1960-1961   

7

General Catalog 1961-1962   

7

General Catalog 1962-1963   

7

General Catalog 1963-1964   

7

General Catalog 1964-1965   

7

General Catalog 1965-1966   

7

General Catalog 1966-1967   

7

General Catalog 1967-1968   

8

General Catalog 1968-1969   

8

General Catalog 1969-1970   

8

General Catalog 1970-1971   

8

General Catalog 1971-1972   

8

General Catalog 1972-1973   

8

General Catalog 1973-1974   

8

General Catalog 1974-1975   

8

General Catalog 1975-1976   

8

General Catalog 1976-1977   

8

General Catalog 1977-1978   

9

General Catalog 1978-1979   

9

General Catalog 1979-1980   

9

General Catalog 1980-1981   

9

General Catalog 1981-1982   

9

General Catalog 1982-1983   

9

General Catalog 1983-1984   

9

General Catalog 1984-1985   

9

General Catalog 1985-1986   

10

General Catalog 1986-1987   

10

General Catalog 1987-1988   

10

General Catalog 1988-1989   

10

General Catalog 1989-1990   

10

General Catalog 1990-1991   

10

General Catalog 1991-1992   

10

General Catalog 1992-1993   

10

General Catalog 1993-1994   

11

General Catalog 1994-1995   

11

General Catalog 1995-1996   

11

General Catalog 1996-1997   

11

General Catalog 1997-1998   

11

General Catalog 1998-1999   

11

General Catalog 1999-2000   

11

General Catalog 2000-2001   

12

General Catalog 2001-2002   

12

General Catalog 2002-2003   

12

General Catalog 2003-2004   

12

General Catalog 2004-2006   

12

General Catalog 2006-2007   

12

General Catalog 2007-2008   

12

General Catalog 2008-2009   

14

General Catalog 2009-2010   

14

General Catalog 2010-2011   

14

General Catalog 2011-2012   

14

General Catalog 2012-2013   

14

Freshman Catalog 1941-1942   

13

Freshman Catalog 1942-1943   

13

Summer Catalog 1919   

13

Summer Catalog 1921   

13

Summer Catalog 1922   

13

Summer Catalog 1923   

13

Summer Catalog 1924   

13

Summer Catalog 1925   

13

Summer Catalog 1926   

13

Summer Catalog 1927   

13

Summer Catalog 1928   

13

Summer Catalog 1929   

13

Summer Catalog 1930   

13

Summer Catalog 1931   

13

Summer Catalog 1932   

13

Summer Catalog 1933   

13

Summer Catalog 1934   

13

Summer Catalog 1935   

13

Summer Catalog 1936   

13

Summer Catalog 1937   

13

Summer Catalog 1938   

13

Summer Catalog 1939   

13

Summer Catalog 1940   

13

Summer Catalog 1941   

13

Summer Catalog 1942   

13

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 CA0201/02 Events 1855-2005   18 manuscript boxes; 9 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

These records contain programs, brochures, flyers, honorary degree citations, correspondence, histories, and reports concerning a variety of special annual events at the College. These events include commencements and baccalaureates, convocations, Ivy Day, Class Day, and the all-college Gala.

Organization and Arrangement

Records are arranged into six subseries: Class Day, Convocation, Commencement, Ivy Day, the All-College Gala, programs for a variety of other College dances, and Honorary Degree Citations.

 CA0201/02.1 Class Day 1868-1967   3 manuscript boxes; 1.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Class Day seems to have started in 1868, and was a day of celebration for each graduating class, marked by speeches ("orations"), poems, processions, and the lighting of the ceremonial Peace Pipe. In the beginning, Class Day was usually held the day after graduation, but this appears to have changed by the early 1880s, when it was held a day or two prior to graduation exercises. The form of Class Day changed little over the years, but the content remained largely the same: a variety of readings, consisting of poems, speeches, a Class History, and a Class Prophecy. The popularity of Class Day waned over time, however, and the last one was apparently held in 1967.

Folders contain event programs as well as a number of invitations to the Class Day events. For some years, folders labeled "Class Day Parts" are also found, and these contain the speeches and readings given for particular years.

Organization and Arrangement

Chronological.

Box

Class Day, Program 1868   

1

Class Day, Program 1869   

1

Class Day, Program 1870   

1

Class Day, Program 1871   

1

Class Day, Program 1873   

1

Class Day, Program 1874   

1

Class Day, Program 1875   

1

Class Day, Program 1876   

1

Class Day, Program 1877   

1

Class Day, Program 1878   

1

Class Day, Program 1879   

1

Class Day, Program 1880   

1

Class Day, Program 1881   

1

Class Day, Program 1885   

1

Class Day, Program 1886   

1

Class Day, Program 1887   

1

Class Day, Program 1888   

1

Class Day, Program 1889   

1

Class Day, Program 1890   

1

Class Day, Program 1891   

1

Class Day, Program 1892   

1

Class Day, Program 1893   

1

Class Day, Program 1896   

1

Class Day, Parts 1896   

1

Class Day, Program 1897   

1

Class Day, Program 1898   

1

Class Day, Program 1899   

1

Class Day, Program 1900   

1

Class Day, Program 1901   

1

Class Day, Program 1902   

1

Class Day, Program 1903   

1

Class Day, Program 1905   

1

Class Day, Program 1906   

1

Class Day, Program 1907   

1

Class Day, Program 1908   

1

Class Day, Program 1909   

1

Class Day, Program 1910   

1

Class Day, Program 1911   

1

Class Day, Program 1912   

1

Class Day, Parts 1912   

1

Class Day, Program 1913   

1

Class Day, Program 1914   

1

Class Day, Program 1915   

1

Class Day, Parts 1915   

1

Class Day, Program 1916   

1

Class Day, Program 1919   

2

Class Day, Program 1920   

2

Class Day, Program 1922   

2

Class Day, Parts 1922   

2

Class Day, Program 1923   

2

Class Day, Program 1924   

2

Class Day, Program 1925   

2

Class Day, Program 1926   

2

Class Day, Program 1928   

2

Class Day, Program 1929   

2

Class Day, Program 1930   

2

Class Day, Parts 1930   

2

Class Day, Program 1931   

2

Class Day, Program 1932   

2

Class Day, Program 1933   

2

Class Day, Parts 1933   

2

Class Day, Program 1934   

2

Class Day, Program 1935   

2

Class Day, Program 1936   

2

Class Day, Parts 1936   

2

Class Day, Program 1937   

2

Class Day, Program 1938   

2

Class Day, Program 1939   

2

Class Day, Program 1940   

2

Class Day, Program 1941   

2

Class Day, Program 1942   

2

Class Day, Program 1943   

2

Class Day, Program 1944   

2

Class Day, Parts 1944   

2

Class Day, class ode 1945   

2

Class Day, Program 1946   

2

Class Day, Program 1947   

2

Class Day, Parts 1947   

2

Class Day, Program 1948   

2

Class Day, Parts 1948   

2

Class Day, Program 1949   

2

Class Day, Parts 1949   

2

Class Day, Program 1950   

2

Class Day, Parts 1950   

2

Class Day, Program 1951   

2

Class Day, Parts 1951   

2

Class Day, Program 1952   

2

Class Day, Parts 1952   

2

Class Day, Program 1953   

2

Class Day, Parts 1953   

2

Class Day, Program 1954   

2

Class Day, Parts 1954   

2

Class Day, Program 1955   

2

Class Day, Parts 1955   

2

Class Day, Program 1956   

2

Class Day, Parts 1956   

2

Class Day, Program 1957   

2

Class Day, Parts 1957   

2

Class Day, Program 1958   

2

Class Day, Parts 1958   

2

Class Day, Program 1959   

2

Class Day, Parts 1959   

2

Class Day, Program 1960   

2

Class Day, Parts 1960   

3

Class Day, Program 1961   

3

Class Day, Parts 1961   

3

Class Day, Program 1962   

3

Class Day, Parts 1962   

3

Class Day, Program 1963   

3

Class Day, Parts 1963   

3

Class Day, Program 1964   

3

Class Day, Parts 1964   

3

Class Day, Program 1965   

3

Class Day, Parts 1965   

3

Class Day, Program 1966   

3

Class Day, Parts 1966   

3

Class Day, Program 1967   

3

Class Day (includes various Class Odes and Songs) undated   

3

 CA0201/02.2 Convocations 1925-ongoing   2 manuscript boxes; 1 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

Traditional convocations are usually held at the beginning of the school year and feature a program of music and an address by the president or a guest speaker. Related to convocation is Founder's Day, begun by President Gray in 1925 to pay tribute to the memory of the College's founders and to recall its beginnings. Other convocations have been held for special events such as building dedications, anniversaries of the College's founding, the bestowal of honorary degrees and to explore the relationship between business and education.

Material in this subseries includes programs and typescripts or printed copies of addresses. Also includes memoranda to faculty and a few news clippings.

Organization and Arrangement

Chronological. Posters for the years 2005-2007 can be found in the box labeled "CA 02 Oversize 1".

Box

Founder's Day October 12, 1925   

1

Founder's Day October 12, 1926   

1

Convocation on the Occasion of the Bestowal of the Degree of Doctor of Laws upon Philip Henry Kerr October 1, 1936   

1

75th Anniversary Convocation June 16, 1939   

1

Convocation on the Occasion of the Bestowal of the Degree of Doctor of Law upon Henrik de Kauffmann October 14, 1941   

1

Convocation for the Granting of Degrees [Winter Semester] January 24, 1943   

1

Convocation for the Granting of Degrees, Winter Semester February 25, 1944   

1

Convocation October 3, 1946   

1

Convocation September 25, 1947   

1

Convocation September 23, 1948   

1

Convocation September 22, 1949   

1

Convocation September 28, 1950   

1

Dedicatory Convocation November 4, 1950   

1

Convocation September 27, 1951   

1

Convocation September 25, 1952   

1

Convocation September 24, 1953   

1

Convocation September 23, 1954   

1

Convocation September 22, 1955   

1

Convocation September 20, 1956   

1

Convocation September 19, 1957   

1

Dedicatory Convocation October 26, 1957   

1

Convocation September 15, 1958   

1

Challenge Convocation June 6-7, 1958   

1

Convocation September 24, 1959   

1

Convocation September 22, 1960   

1

Convocation September 22, 1961   

1

Convocation September 21, 1962   

1

Convocation September 26, 1963   

1

Dedicatory Convocation October 26, 1963   

1

Academic Convocation in Celebration of the Centennial of Bates College November 20, 1963   

1

Convocation September 24, 1964   

1

Convocation September 7, 1965   

1

Dedicatory Convocation for Dana Chemistry Hall October 2, 1965   

1

Convocation September 6, 1966   

1

Convocation January 3, 1967   

1

Convocation September 5, 1967   

1

Convocation September 3, 1968   

1

Convocation September 9, 1969   

1

Convocation September 8, 1970   

1

Convocation September 7, 1971   

1

Convocation September 5, 1972   

1

Convocation September 1, 1973   

1

Convocation August 31, 1974   

1

Convocation September 6, 1975   

1

Convocation September 4, 1976   

1

Convocation September 3, 1977   

1

Convocation September 2, 1978   

1

Convocation September 1, 1979   

1

Convocation September 6, 1980   

1

Convocation September 5, 1981   

1

Convocation September 4, 1982   

1

Convocation September 3, 1983   

1

Convocation September 1, 1984   

1

Convocation September 1, 1984   

1

Convocation August 31, 1985   

1

Convocation August 30, 1986   

1

Convocation September 5, 1987   

1

Convocation September 3, 1988   

1

Inaugural Convocation March 31, 1990   

2

Convocation September 5, 1990   

2

Special Convocation January 21, 1991   

2

Convocation September 4, 1991   

2

Convocation September 9, 1992   

2

Convocation September 8 1993   

2

Convocation September 19, 1994   

2

Founder's Day April 5, 1995   

2

Convocation September 6, 1995   

2

Founder's Day April 2, 1996   

2

Convocation September 4, 1996   

2

Founder's Day April 3, 1997   

2

Convocation September 3, 1997   

2

Convocation September 9, 1998   

2

Founder's Day April 7, 1999   

2

Convocations September 8, 1999   

2

Founder's Day April 3, 2000   

2

Convocations September 6, 2000   

2

Convocation September 5, 2001   

2

Convocation September 4, 2003   

2

Convocation September 8, 2004   

2

Convocations September 6, 2005   

2

Convocations September 6, 2006   

2

Convocations September 5, 2007   

2

Convocations September 3, 2008   

2

Convocations September 6, 2011   

2

 CA0201/02.3 Commencements 1867-ongoing   8 manuscript boxes; 4 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The Commencement subseries contains programs , memoranda and correspondence, hand- and typewritten speeches, invitations, dinner menus, concert announcements and programs, and honorary degree citations (from 1945 to the present) for the annual College graduation exercises. Programs include Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies.

Organization and Arrangement

Chronological.

Box

Commencement 1867   

1

Commencement 1868   

1

Commencement 1869   

1

Commencement 1870   

1

Commencement 1871 

1

Commencement 1872   

1

Commencement 1873   

1

Commencement 1874   

1

Commencement 1875   

1

Commencement 1876   

1

Commencement 1877   

1

Commencement 1878   

1

Commencement 1879   

1

Commencement 1880   

1

Commencement 1881   

1

Commencement 1882   

1

Commencement 1884   

1

Commencement 1885   

1

Commencement 1886   

1

Commencement 1887   

1

Commencement 1888   

1

Commencement 1889   

1

Commencement 1890   

1

Commencement 1891   

1

Commencement 1892   

1

Commencement 1893   

1

Commencement 1894   

1

Commencement 1895   

1

Commencement 1896   

1

Commencement 1897   

1

Commencement 1898   

1

Commencement 1899   

1

Commencement 1900   

1

Commencement 1901   

1

Commencement 1902   

1

Commencement 1903   

1

Commencement 1904   

1

Commencement 1905   

1

Commencement 1906   

1

Commencement 1907   

1

Commencement 1908   

1

Commencement 1909   

1

Commencement 1910   

1

Commencement 1911   

2

Commencement 1912   

2

Commencement 1913   

2

Commencement 1914   

2

Commencement 1915   

2

Commencement 1916   

2

Commencement 1917   

2

Commencement 1918   

2

Commencement 1919   

2

Commencement 1920   

2

Commencement 1921   

2

Commencement 1922   

2

Commencement 1923   

2

Commencement 1924   

2

Commencement 1925   

2

Commencement 1926   

2

Commencement 1927   

2

Commencement 1928   

2

Commencement 1929   

2

Commencement 1930   

2

Commencement 1931   

2

Commencement 1932   

3

Commencement 1933   

3

Commencement 1934   

3

Commencement 1935   

3

Commencement 1936   

3

Commencement 1937   

3

Commencement 1938   

3

Commencement 1939   

3

Commencement 1940   

3

Commencement 1941   

3

Commencement -- Timetables 1941   

Oversize

Commencement 1942   

3

Commencement 1943   

3

Commencement 1944   

3

Commencement 1945   

3

Commencement 1946   

3

Commencement 1947   

3

Commencement 1948   

4

Commencement 1949   

4

Commencement 1950   

4

Commencement 1951   

4

Commencement 1952   

4

Commencement 1953   

4

Commencement 1954   

4

Commencement 1955   

4

Commencement 1956   

4

Commencement 1957   

4

Commencement 1958   

4

Commencement 1959   

4

Commencement 1960   

4

Commencement 1961   

4

Commencement 1962   

4

Commencement 1963   

4

Commencement 1964   

4

Commencement 1965   

4

Commencement 1966   

4

Commencement 1967   

4

Commencement 1968   

5

Commencement 1969   

5

Commencement 1970   

5

Commencement 1971   

5

Commencement 1972   

5

Commencement 1973   

5

Commencement 1974   

5

Commencement 1975   

5

Commencement 1976   

5

Commencement 1977   

5

Commencement 1978   

5

Commencement 1979   

5

Commencement 1980   

5

Commencement 1981   

5

Commencement 1982   

5

Commencement 1983   

5

Commencement 1984   

5

Commencement 1985   

5

Commencement 1986   

5

Commencement 1987   

5

Commencement 1988   

5

Commencement 1989   

6

Commencement 1990   

6

Commencement 1991   

6

Commencement 1992   

6

Commencement 1993   

6

Commencement 1994   

6

Commencement 1995   

7

Commencement 1996   

7

Commencement 1997   

7

Commencement 1998   

7

Commencement 1999   

7

Commencement 2000   

7

Commencement 2001   

7

Commencement 2002   

7

Commencement 2003   

7

Commencement 2004   

7

Commencement 2005   

7

Commencement 2006   

8

Commencement 2007   

8

Commencement 2008   

8

Commencement 2009   

8

Commencement 2010   

8

Commencement 2011   

8

Commencement 2012 

8

Commencement undated   

8

 CA0201/02.4 Ivy Day 1878-1993   2 manuscript boxes; 1 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Ivy Day began in 1878, as a serious event at which the junior class honored the outgoing senior class with the placing of a plaque above an ivy plant on a campus building. The event grew into something of a party as the years went on, leading to its cancellation in the early 1970s after some campus pranks got out of hand. Restarted some years later, Ivy Day continues to the present day, as a senior class activity and part of Commencement activities. This subseries contains programs and invitations. Researchers may also wish to see the Commencement and Class Day series in this sub-group, and the Time Capsules series in CA 05.20, Class Records, for more information about class commencement activities.

Organization and Arrangement

Chronological.

Box

Ivy Day 1878   

1

Ivy Day 1879   

1

Ivy Day 1880   

1

Ivy Day 1881   

1

Ivy Day -- The Ivy Vine Quartette for Male Voices 1881   

Oversize

Ivy Day 1884   

1

Ivy Day 1886   

1

Ivy Day 1887   

1

Ivy Day 1888   

1

Ivy Day 1889   

1

Ivy Day 1890   

1

Ivy Day 1891   

1

Ivy Day 1892   

1

Ivy Day 1893   

1

Ivy Day 1895   

1

Ivy Day 1896   

1

Ivy Day 1897   

1

Ivy Day 1898   

1

Ivy Day 1899   

1

Ivy Day 1900   

1

Ivy Day 1901   

1

Ivy Day 1902   

1

Ivy Day 1908   

1

Ivy Day 1909   

1

Ivy Day 1910   

1

Ivy Day 1911   

1

Ivy Day 1912   

1

Ivy Day 1913   

1

Ivy Day 1914   

1

Ivy Day 1915   

1

Ivy Day 1916   

1

Ivy Day 1917   

1

Ivy Day 1918   

1

Ivy Day 1920   

1

Ivy Day 1921   

1

Ivy Day 1922   

1

Ivy Day 1923   

1

Ivy Day 1924   

1

Ivy Day 1925   

1

Ivy Day 1926   

1

Ivy Day 1927   

1

Ivy Day 1928   

2

Ivy Day 1929   

2

Ivy Day 1930   

2

Ivy Day 1931   

2

Ivy Day 1932   

2

Ivy Day 1933   

2

Ivy Day 1935   

2

Ivy Day 1936   

2

Ivy Day 1937   

2

Ivy Day 1938   

2

Ivy Day 1939   

2

Ivy Day 1940   

2

Ivy Day 1941   

2

Ivy Day 1942   

2

Ivy Day 1943   

2

Ivy Day 1944   

2

Ivy Day 1945   

2

Ivy Day 1946   

2

Ivy Day 1947   

2

Ivy Day 1948   

2

Ivy Day 1949   

2

Ivy Day 1950   

2

Ivy Day 1951   

2

Ivy Day 1952   

2

Ivy Day 1953   

2

Ivy Day 1954   

2

Ivy Day 1955   

2

Ivy Day 1956   

2

Ivy Day 1957   

2

Ivy Day 1958   

2

Ivy Day 1959   

2

Ivy Day 1960   

2

Ivy Day 1962   

2

Ivy Day 1963   

2

Ivy Day 1964   

2

Ivy Day 1965   

2

Ivy Day 1966   

2

Ivy Day 1967   

2

Ivy Day 1968   

2

Ivy Day 1969   

2

Ivy Day 1977   

2

Ivy Day 1988   

2

Ivy Day 1989   

2

Ivy Day 1990   

2

Ivy Day 1991   

2

Ivy Day 1992   

2

Ivy Day 1993   

2

Ivy Day 1994   

2

Ivy Day 1996   

2

Ivy Day -- Odes 1902-1956   

2

 CA0201/02.5 All-College Gala 1992-ongoing   1 manuscript boxes; 0.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

In 1990, President Harward reinstituted the tradition of campus dances, by kicking off the All-College Gala, a semi-formal event to which students, faculty, and staff are invited. This subseries includes programs for the Gala.

Organization and Arrangement

Chronological.

Box

All-College Gala 1992-1997   

1

All-College Gala 2001-ongoing   

1

 CA0201/02.6 College Dances 1885-1965, undated   2 manuscript boxes; 1 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Dancing on campus was banned until 1922, and shortly thereafter a traditional Sunday (later Saturday) night dance event was started. This event lasted in various guises for decades, until it gradually lost favor among the students. This subseries includes programs for dances such as the Ivy Hop, Carnival Hop, Lambda Alpha Tea Dance, and various class (Sophomore, Junior, Senior) events. Many of the dance cards in this sub-series that predate 1922 were held off-campus. The earliest one was held by "Ye Jollie Club" in 1885 at the Trinity Rectory, location not specified.

Organization and Arrangement

Chronological.

Box

College Dances 1885, 1894   

1

College Dances 1902   

1

College Dances 1909   

1

College Dances 1910   

1

College Dances 1911   

1

College Dances 1912   

1

College Dances 1913   

1

College Dances 1916   

1

College Dances 1920   

1

College Dances 1922   

1

College Dances 1923   

1

College Dances 1924   

1

College Dances 1925   

1

College Dances 1930   

1

College Dances 1931   

1

College Dances 1932   

1

College Dances 1933   

1

College Dances 1934   

1

College Dances 1935   

1

College Dances 1936   

1

College Dances 1937   

1

College Dances 1938   

1

College Dances 1939   

1

College Dances 1940   

2

College Dances 1941   

2

College Dances 1942   

2

College Dances 1943   

2

College Dances 1944   

2

College Dances 1945   

2

College Dances 1946   

2

College Dances 1947   

2

College Dances 1948   

2

College Dances 1949   

2

College Dances 1950   

2

College Dances 1951   

2

College Dances 1952   

2

College Dances 1953   

2

College Dances 1954   

2

College Dances 1955   

2

College Dances 1956   

2

College Dances 1957   

2

College Dances 1958   

2

College Dances 1959   

2

College Dances 1960   

2

College Dances 1961   

2

College Dances 1962   

2

College Dances 1963   

2

College Dances 1964   

2

College Dances 1965   

2

College Dances undated   

2

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 CA0201/03 Administrative files 1876-2002   7 manuscript boxes; 3.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series contains copies of the annual President's Reports and the Bates Blue Book, which detailed the rules and regulations of Bates College.

Organization and Arrangement

The records are divided into three chronologically arranged subseries, one for each publication.

 CA0201/03.1 President's Reports 1876-2002, 2009   4 manuscript boxes; 2 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

For most of its history, the Presidents of Bates College have issued annual reports documenting the state of affairs of the administration, student body, and any other aspects of the college that they saw fit to report. During President Cheney's tenure, these reports were published as an Address of the President to the Corporation, or governing body of the college. Beginning with President Chase, they were issued as annual reports, and usually contained annual reports from other administrative officers of the college. Starting with the 1903-1904 year, each report has been published as an issue of the Bates College Bulletin, excepting the Reynolds reports from 1974-1975 to 1989, and the Harward reports from 1990 to 1996-1997. Please note that there are no annual reports for the years 1979 to 1988.

Organization and Arrangement

Chronological.

Box

President's Report, Cheney 1876   

1

President's Report, Cheney 1877   

1

President's Report, Cheney 1878   

1

President's Report, Cheney 1879   

1

President's Report, Cheney 1880   

1

President's Report, Cheney 1881   

1

President's Report, Cheney 1882   

1

President's Report, Cheney 1883   

1

President's Report, Cheney 1884   

1

President's Report, Cheney 1885   

1

President's Report, Cheney 1886   

1

President's Report, Cheney 1887   

1

President's Report, Cheney 1888   

1

President's Report, Cheney 1889   

1

President's Report, Cheney 1890   

1

President's Report, Cheney 1891   

1

President's Report, Cheney 1892   

1

President's Report, Cheney 1893   

1

President's Report, Chase 1894-1895   

1

President's Report, Chase 1895-1896   

1

President's Report, Chase 1896-1897   

1

President's Report, Chase 1897-1898   

1

President's Report, Chase 1898-1899   

1

President's Report, Chase 1899-1900   

1

President's Report, Chase 1901-1902   

1

President's Report, Chase 1902-1903   

1

President's Report, Chase 1903-1904   

1

President's Report, Chase 1904-1905   

1

President's Report, Chase 1905-1906   

1

President's Report, Chase 1906-1907   

2

President's Report, Chase 1907-1908   

2

President's Report, Chase 1908-1909   

2

President's Report, Chase 1909-1910   

2

President's Report, Chase 1910-1911   

2

President's Report, Chase 1911-1912   

2

President's Report, Chase 1912-1913   

2

President's Report, Chase 1913-1914   

2

President's Report, Chase 1914-1915   

2

President's Report, Chase 1915-1916   

2

President's Report, Chase 1916-1917   

2

President's Report, Chase 1917-1918   

2

President's Report, Chase 1918-1919   

2

President's Report, Gray 1919-1920   

2

President's Report, Gray 1920-1921   

2

President's Report, Gray 1921-1922   

2

President's Report, Gray 1922-1923   

2

President's Report, Gray 1923-1924   

2

President's Report, Gray -- Midwinter Report 1924   

2

President's Report, Gray 1924-1925   

2

President's Report, Gray 1925-1926   

2

President's Report, Gray 1926-1927   

2

President's Report, Gray 1927-1928   

2

President's Report, Gray 1928-1929   

3

President's Report, Gray 1929-1930   

3

President's Report, Gray 1930-1931   

3

President's Report, Gray 1931-1932   

3

President's Report, Gray 1932-1933   

3

President's Report, Gray 1933-1934   

3

President's Report, Gray 1934-1935   

3

President's Report, Gray 1935-1936   

3

President's Report, Gray 1936-1937   

3

President's Report, Gray 1937-1938   

3

President's Report, Gray 1938-1939   

3

President's Report, Gray 1939-1940   

3

President's Report, Gray 1940-1941   

3

President's Report, Gray 1941-1942   

3

President's Report, Gray 1942-1943   

3

President's Report, Gray 1943-1944   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1945   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1946   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1947   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1948   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1949   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1950   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1951   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1952   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1953   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1954   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1955-1956   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1956-1957   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1957-1958   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1958-1959   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1959-1960   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1960-1961   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1961-1962   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1962-1963   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1963-1964   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1964-1965   

3

President's Report, Phillips 1965-1966   

3

President's Report, Reynolds 1966-1967   

3

President's Report, Reynolds 1967-1968   

3

President's Report, Reynolds 1968-1969   

3

President's Report, Reynolds 1969-1970   

3

President's Report, Reynolds 1970-1971   

3

President's Report, Reynolds 1971-1972   

3

President's Report, Reynolds 1972-1973   

3

President's Report, Reynolds 1973-1974   

3

President's Report, Reynolds 1974-1975   

4

President's Report, Reynolds 1975-1976   

4

President's Report, Reynolds 1976-1977   

4

President's Report, Reynolds 1977-1978   

4

President's Report, Reynolds 1988   

4

President's Report, Harward 1990   

4

President's Report, Harward 1991   

4

President's Report, Harward 1992   

4

President's Report, Harward 1993   

4

President's Report, Harward 1994   

4

President's Report, Harward 1995   

4

President's Report, Harward 1996   

4

President's Report, Harward 1996-1997   

4

President's Report, Harward 1998   

4

President's Report, Harward 1999   

4

President's Report, Harward 2000   

4

President's Report, Harward 2001   

4

President's Report, Harward 2002   

4

President's Report, Hansen 2009   

4

 CA0201/03.2 Bates Blue Book 1915-1970   3 manuscript boxes; 1.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The Bates Blue Book was a handbook issued to students which contained the rules and regulations -- academic as well as social -- of the college. It was first issued in 1915 as the Regulations for the Administration of Bates College with a browncover. With the 1927-28 issue, the cover was changed to a blue one, and in 1930 the booklet was retitled as the Bates Blue Book, which was retained for the remained of its published history. Following the 1969-1970 academic year, the information contained in the Blue Book was published as the Student Handbook by the Dean of Students office (see CA 04.01 for copies of these issues). Also included in this subseries are undated copies of Bates College General Regulations, which possibly predate the Regulations for the Administration of Bates College.

Organization and Arrangement

Chronological.

Box

Regulations for the Administration of Bates College 1915-1916   

1

Regulations for the Administration of Bates College 1916-1917   

1

Regulations for the Administration of Bates College 1921-1922   

1

Regulations for the Administration of Bates College 1922-1923   

1

Regulations for the Administration of Bates College 1923-1924   

1

Regulations for the Administration of Bates College 1924-1925   

1

Regulations for the Administration of Bates College 1925-1926   

1

Regulations for the Administration of Bates College 1927-1928   

1

Regulations for the Administration of Bates College 1928-1929   

1

Regulations for the Administration of Bates College 1929-1930   

1

Bates Blue Book 1930-1931   

1

Bates Blue Book 1931-1932   

1

Bates Blue Book 1932-1933   

1

Bates Blue Book 1933-1934   

1

Bates Blue Book 1934-1935   

1

Bates Blue Book 1935-1936   

1

Bates Blue Book 1936-1937   

1

Bates Blue Book 1937-1938   

1

Bates Blue Book 1938-1939   

1

Bates Blue Book 1939-1940   

1

Bates Blue Book 1940-1941   

1

Bates Blue Book 1941-1942   

2

Bates Blue Book 1942-1943   

2

Bates Blue Book 1943-1944   

2

Bates Blue Book 1944-1945   

2

Bates Blue Book 1945-1946   

2

Bates Blue Book 1946-1947   

2

Bates Blue Book 1947-1948   

2

Bates Blue Book 1948-1949   

2

Bates Blue Book 1949-1950   

2

Bates Blue Book 1950-1951   

2

Bates Blue Book 1951-1952   

2

Bates Blue Book 1952-1953   

2

Bates Blue Book 1953-1954   

2

Bates Blue Book 1954-1955   

2

Bates Blue Book 1955-1956   

2

Bates Blue Book 1956-1957   

2

Bates Blue Book 1957-1958   

2

Bates Blue Book 1958-1959   

2

Bates Blue Book 1959-1960   

2

Bates Blue Book 1960-1961   

2

Bates Blue Book 1961-1962   

2

Bates Blue Book 1962-1963   

2

Bates Blue Book 1963-1964   

3

Bates Blue Book 1964-1965   

3

Bates Blue Book 1965-1966   

3

Bates Blue Book 1966-1967   

3

Bates Blue Book 1967-1968   

3

Bates Blue Book 1968-1969   

3

Bates Blue Book 1969-1970   

3

Bates College General Regulations undated   

General note

May predate Regulations for the Administration of Bates College

3

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