Physics courses were offered as a part of the Mathematics curriculum since 1863. Astronomy courses began in 1872, and both programs became separate departments in 1892. They continued as such until merged in 1967.
This collection contains course syllabi and reading lists, as well as a newspaper clipping about the department's acquisition of new scientific equipment.
Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
This collection is open for research.
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.
These records are indexed under the following headings in the Bates College Library catalog. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Department of Physics and Astronomy--Archives
Astronomy--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States
Physics--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States
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Physics and Astronomy, Dept. of, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.
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