Guide to the Office of the President, Charles Franklin Phillips records, 1944-1971 | CA02.06

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, Charles Franklin Phillips records
ID
CA02.06
Date
1944-1971
Extent
1.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
These records contain material pertaining to the administration of Charles Franklin Phillips, President of Bates College from 1944 to 1966.

Preferred Citation

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

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Historical Note

Charles Franklin Phillips served as Bates fourth President, from 1944 to 1967. Phillips guided the College into the post-war years, continuing to expand the academic offerings and the faculty, and placing more of an emphasis on business and economic training for students. Phillips also oversaw the creation of the "Bates Plan of Education," which continued to emphasize the centrality of liberal arts education during a students academic tenure. The campus physical presence also grew, as some fourteen buildings were added.

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the records of the Phillips administration consists of his regular letters to Bates faculty, alumni, and Trustees, which he wrote during the entirety of his tenure. In these series of correspondence Phillips wrote of academic and financial activities, as well as many campus social activities. The records also contain other items of correspondence, including a few scattered letters and memoranda, most significantly correspondence received from honorary degree recipients. There are also three folders--mostly correspondence--on the purchase and reorganization of public television station WCBB in Augusta by Bates College.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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 collection is open for research.

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

Personal Name(s)

  • Phillips, Charles F. (Charles Franklin), 1910-1998

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Collection Inventory

Box

Academic Colloquium: The Role of the Individual in the Pursuit and Use of Knowledge 1963   

1

Bates College Conference 1955, 1957   

1

Bates College - a report by Harry J. Carman. December 14, 1955 

1

"Bates College in Maine: Enduring Strength and Scholarship" 1952   

1

Building Expenditures and Capital Improvements during Phillips administration ca. 1967   

1

Class of 1947 Resolution 1966   

1

Correspondence 1945-1966   

1

Facts About Bates College 1961   

1

"General Education at Bates College" [reprint from 'School and Society', Sept. 23, 1950, vol. 72, no. 1866] 1950   

1

Inauguration 1944   

1

Inauguration -- administrative files 1944   

1

Inauguration -- correspondence 1944   

1

Invitations, various 1953, 1966   

1

Letters from Honorary Degree recipients (with index) 1946-1957   

1

Letter from the President's Office [to Parents] 1948-1966   

1

Letters to Alumni Leaders, nos. 1-47 1944-1946   

1

Letters to Alumni Leaders, nos. 48-81 1947-1948   

1

Letters to Alumni Leaders, nos. 82-130 1949-1951   

1

Letters to Alumni Leaders, nos. 131-188 1952-1955   

1

Letters to Alumni Leaders, nos. 189-249 1956-1960   

2

Letters to Alumni Leaders, nos. 250-317 1961-1966   

2

Letters to Classes 1956-1961   

2

Letters to the Trustees, nos. 1-52 1944-1946   

2

Letters to the Trustees, nos. 54-94 1947-1948   

2

Letters to the Trustees, nos. 95-138 1949-1950   

2

Letters to the Trustees, nos. 139-184 1951-1952   

2

Letters to the Trustees, nos. 185-245 1953-1955   

2

Letters to the Trustees, nos. 246-277 1956-1957   

2

Letters to the Trustees, nos. 278-321 1958-1960   

2

Letters to the Trustees, nos. 323-362 1961-1963   

2

Letters to the Trustees, nos. 363-401 1964-1966   

3

Memoranda 1954-1964 

3

Memoranda to Faculty 1952-1953, 1963   

3

Speeches -- Convocations 1945-1965   

3

Speeches -- Economics 1959-1971   

3

WCBB -- Organizational material July-September 1960   

3

WCBB -- Organizational material October-December 1960   

3

WCBB -- Organizational material 1961   

3