Guide to the Office of the President, Thomas Hedley Reynolds records, 1966-1992 | CA02.07

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, Thomas Hedley Reynolds records
ID
CA02.07
Date
1966-1992
Extent
8.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains records pertaining to the administration of Thomas Hedley Reynolds, President of Bates College from 1967 to 1989.

Preferred Citation

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

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Historical Note

Thomas Hedley Reynolds was inaugurated as the fifth President of Bates College in 1967. He graduated from Williams College in 1942, afterwards attending Office Candidate School and enlisting in the United States Army. He served for two and a half years as a tank commander in North Africa and Italy and was decorated by both the United States and France.

After the war, Reynolds returned to school in New York City, where he worked for his doctorate at Columbia University, while simultaneously teaching at Hunter College. From 1948 to 1949 he worked as a historian for the American Red Cross. In 1949 he accepted a position in the history department at Middlebury College, becoming head of the department and Dean of Men in 1957, and Dean of the College in 1964.

Reynolds came to Bates in 1967 and remained until his retirement in 1989. Over these twenty-two years, Bates College grew immeasurably on many levels, and under his leadership the College was transformed into essentially the institution it is today. During his tenure, the College's buildings and resources underwent a tremendous expansion. During Reynolds' time, the Ladd Library, Merrill Gymnasium, Olin Arts Center, Muskie Archives, and the Lindholm House (admissions) were created, in addition to a significant expansion of Carnegie Science Hall.

Under Reynolds, student enrollment increased from 1,000 to 1,500, while the faculty grew from 61 to 150. The College's endowment rose from $8 million to over $50 million, and the alumni annual giving rate jumped from $100,000 to $1 million. Under his guidance, the Freshman Seminar Program and Freshman Centers were established, as well as the first endowed professorship, the Charles Franklin Phillips Professorship in Economics. When Reynolds retired in 1989, Bates had become one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Scope and Content Note

The records of the Reynolds administration include correspondence, memoranda, speeches, inauguration materials, and reports.

Organization and Arrangement

The material is arranged into three series: Administrative records, Annual Correspondence, and Mellon Reports. See individual series descriptions for more information.

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

Records are closed to researchers for a minimum of twenty years after their creation. The 'Letters to Trustees' folders in Series I are restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Please see Archives staff for more information.

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)

  • Reynolds, Thomas Hedley

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Collection Inventory

 CA0207/01 Administrative records 1967-1989   6.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence and memoranda, inauguration materials, speeches, and other files pertaining to the administration of Bates College. The files of President Reynolds' inauguration include event programs and descriptions, and congratulatory materials from the presidents and administrators of other colleges and universities. Several large-sized inauguration greetings can be found in the box labeled "CA 02 Oversize 1."

Box

Bates Endowment 1968-1969   

1

Correspondence -- general 1983-1986   

1

Correspondence -- Jimmy Carter 1985   

1

Dedication of Waldo F. Reis Wing and Carolyn E. Tarbell Pool 1980   

1

Down East Magazine article 1982   

1

Honorary Concert 1989   

1

Inauguration 1967   

1

Inauguration Greetings, folder 1 of 4 1967   

1

Inauguration Greetings, folder 2 of 4 1967   

1

Inauguration Greetings, folder 3 of 3 1967   

Oversize

Inauguration Greetings, folder 4 of 4 1967   

Oversize

Inauguration -- Inaugural Conference poster 1967   

Oversize

Inauguration Speech -- James I. Armstrong 1967   

1

Invitations 1971-1974   

1

Letters to Alumni 1967-1971   

1

Letters to Parents 1967-1979   

1

Letters to Trustees, nos. 1-7 1967   

1

Letters to Trustees, nos. 8-13 1968   

1

Letters to Trustees, nos. 14-18 1969   

1

Letters to Trustees, nos. 19-26 1970   

1

Letters to Trustees, nos. 27-32 1971   

1

Letters to Trustees, nos. 33-36 1972   

1

Letters to Trustees, nos. 37-42 1973   

2

Letters to Trustees, nos. 43-45 1974   

2

Letters to Trustees, nos. 46-49 1975   

2

Letters to Trustees, nos. 50-54 1976   

2

Letters to Trustees, nos. 55-57 1977   

2

Letters to Trustees, nos. 58-61 1978   

2

Letters to Trustees, nos. 62-65 1979   

2

Letters to Trustees, nos. 66-70 1980   

2

Letters to Trustees, nos. 71-75 1981   

2

Letters to Trustees, nos. 76-80 1982   

2

Letters to Trustees, nos. 81-87 1983   

2

Letters to Trustees, nos. 88-92 1984   

2

Letters to Trustees, nos. 93-98 1985   

2

Letters to Trustees, nos. 99-102 1986   

2

Maine Higher Education Council, folder 1 of 2 1977-1988   

2

Maine Higher Education Council, folder 2 of 2 1977-1988   

2

Moody, James L., Farewell Address to T. H. Reynolds 1989   

3

Memoranda 1970-1989   

3

Memoranda -- Batesiana 1968-1970   

3

Report Presented Under a Modified Re-Evaluation Program for Reaccreditation 1968   

3

Resignation Letter 1988   

3

Russell Street Bridge 1969   

3

Speeches -- Baccalaureate 1968-1989   

3

Speeches -- Bates, various 1968-1992   

3

Speeches -- Capital Campaigns 1970-1974   

3

Speeches -- Convocations 1966-1988   

3

Speeches -- Freshman Orientation 1970-1972   

3

Speeches -- non-Bates 1966-1968, undated   

3

Speeches -- non-Bates 1969   

4

Speeches -- non-Bates 1970-1972   

4

Speeches -- non-Bates 1973-1988   

4

WCBB, folder 1 of 3 1987-1989   

4

WCBB, folder 2 of 3 1987-1989   

4

WCBB, folder 3 of 3 1987-1989   

4

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 CA0207/02 Annual Correspondence 1971-1982   8.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

Contains outgoing correspondence, arranged by academic year, with Bates College faculty, staff, students, and various people and institutions outside the College. The records are filed alphabetically within each academic year.

Box

A 1971-1972   

1

B 1971-1972   

1

C 1971-1972   

1

D 1971-1972   

1

E 1971-1972   

1

F 1971-1972   

1

G 1971-1972   

1

H 1971-1972   

1

I 1971-1972   

1

J 1971-1972   

1

K 1971-1972   

1

L 1971-1972   

1

M 1971-1972   

1

N 1971-1972   

1

O 1971-1972   

1

P 1971-1972   

1

Q 1971-1972   

1

R 1971-1972   

1

S 1971-1972   

1

T 1971-1972   

1

U 1971-1972   

1

V 1971-1972   

1

W 1971-1972   

1

Y 1971-1972   

1

Z 1971-1972   

1

A 1972-1973   

1

B 1972-1973   

1

C 1972-1973   

1

D 1972-1973   

1

E 1972-1973   

1

F 1972-1973   

1

G 1972-1973   

2

H 1972-1973   

2

I 1972-1973   

2

J 1972-1973   

2

K 1972-1973   

2

L 1972-1973   

2

M 1972-1973   

2

N 1972-1973   

2

O 1972-1973   

2

P 1972-1973   

2

Q 1972-1973   

2

R 1972-1973   

2

S 1972-1973   

2

T 1972-1973   

2

U 1972-1973   

2

V 1972-1973   

2

W 1972-1973   

2

Y 1972-1973   

2

Z 1972-1973   

2

A 1973-1974   

2

B 1973-1974   

2

C 1973-1974   

2

D 1973-1974   

2

E 1973-1974   

2

F 1973-1974   

2

G 1973-1974   

2

H 1973-1974   

2

I 1973-1974   

2

J 1973-1974   

2

K 1973-1974   

2

L 1973-1974   

2

M 1973-1974   

3

N 1973-1974   

3

O 1973-1974   

3

P 1973-1974   

3

Parent's Annual Fund 1973-1974   

3

Q 1973-1974   

3

R 1973-1974   

3

S 1973-1974   

3

T 1973-1974   

3

U 1973-1974   

3

V 1973-1974   

3

W 1973-1974   

3

Y 1973-1974   

3

Z 1973-1974   

3

A 1974-1975   

3

B 1974-1975   

3

C 1974-1975   

3

D 1974-1975   

3

E 1974-1975   

3

F 1974-1975   

3

G 1974-1975   

3

H 1974-1975   

3

I 1974-1975   

3

J 1974-1975   

3

K 1974-1975   

4

L 1974-1975   

4

M 1974-1975   

4

N 1974-1975   

4

O 1974-1975   

4

P 1974-1975   

4

Q 1974-1975   

4

R 1974-1975   

4

S 1974-1975   

4

T 1974-1975   

4

U 1974-1975   

4

V 1974-1975   

4

W 1974-1975   

4

Y 1974-1975   

4

Z 1974-1975   

4

A 1975-1976   

4

B 1975-1976   

4

C 1975-1976   

4

D 1975-1976   

4

E 1975-1976   

4

F 1975-1976   

4

G 1975-1976   

4

H 1975-1976   

4

I 1975-1976   

4

J 1975-1976   

4

K 1975-1976   

4

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4

M 1975-1976   

4

N 1975-1976   

4

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4

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4

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4

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4

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T 1975-1976   

4

V 1975-1976   

4

W 1975-1976   

4

Y 1975-1976   

4

Z 1975-1976   

4

A 1976-1977   

5

B 1976-1977   

5

C 1976-1977   

5

D 1976-1977   

5

E 1976-1977   

5

G 1976-1977   

5

H 1976-1977   

5

I 1976-1977   

5

J 1976-1977   

5

K 1976-1977   

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L 1976-1977   

5

M 1976-1977   

5

N 1976-1977   

5

O 1976-1977   

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P 1976-1977   

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Q 1976-1977   

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R 1976-1977   

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S 1976-1977   

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T 1976-1977   

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U 1976-1977   

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V 1976-1977   

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W 1976-1977   

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A 1977-1978   

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B 1977-1978   

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C 1977-1978   

5

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5

E 1977-1978   

5

F 1977-1978   

5

G 1977-1978   

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H 1977-1978   

5

I 1977-1978   

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K 1977-1978   

5

L 1977-1978   

5

M 1977-1978   

6

N 1977-1978   

6

O 1977-1978   

6

P 1977-1978   

6

R 1977-1978   

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S 1977-1978   

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T 1977-1978   

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U 1977-1978   

6

V 1977-1978   

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W 1977-1978   

6

Y 1977-1978   

6

Z 1977-1978   

6

A 1978-1979   

6

B 1978-1979   

6

C 1978-1979   

6

D 1978-1979   

6

E 1978-1979   

6

F 1978-1979   

6

G 1978-1979   

6

H 1978-1979   

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I 1978-1979   

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K 1978-1979   

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M 1978-1979   

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N 1978-1979   

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O 1978-1979   

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P 1978-1979   

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Q 1978-1979   

6

R 1978-1979   

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S 1978-1979   

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T 1978-1979   

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U 1978-1979   

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V 1978-1979   

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W 1978-1979   

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Y 1978-1979   

7

Z 1978-1979   

7

A 1979-1980   

7

B 1979-1980   

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C 1979-1980   

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D 1979-1980   

7

E 1979-1980   

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G 1979-1980   

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Y 1979-1980   

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A 1980-1981   

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B 1980-1981   

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C 1980-1981   

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D 1980-1981   

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E 1980-1981   

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Y 1980-1981   

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Z 1980-1981   

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A 1981-1982   

8

B 1981-1982   

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C 1981-1982   

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D 1981-1982   

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W 1981-1982   

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Y 1981-1982   

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Z 1981-1982   

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 CA0207/03 Mellon Reports 1975-1980   2.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains reports produced in conjunction with Bates and the Andrew Mellon Foundation. These reports were produced by individual departments, and documented their activities, organization, and goals.

Box

Anthropology, Dept. of 1976-1977   

1

Biology, Dept. of 1977-1978   

1

Chemistry, Dept. of 1975-1976   

1

Cultural Studies Program 1977-1978   

1

Economics, Dept. of 1978-1979   

1

English, Dept. of 1976-1977   

1

Foreign Languages and Literatures, Dept. of 1978-1979   

1

Foreign Languages and Literatures, Dept. of; Appendix 1978-1979   

1

Government, Dept. of 1976-1977   

1

History, Dept. of 1978-1979   

2

Mathematics, Dept. of 1975-1976   

2

Music, Dept. of 1979-1980   

2

Philosophy, Dept. of 1979-1980   

2

Physics and Astronomy, Dept. of 1977-1978   

2

Psychology, Dept. of 1976-1977   

2

Theater and Speech, Dept. of 1979-1980   

2

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