Guide to the Faculty and Staff Organizations, 1879-2008 | CA12.01

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)
Title
Faculty and Staff Organizations
ID
CA12.01
Date
1879-2008
Extent
3.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
These records contain material pertaining to a number of organizations created by and for Bates College faculty and/or staff. The most detailed records are for the Bates Round Table, founded in 1896 by Professors Alfred W. Anthony and Addison Small, and records for the Bates chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Preferred Citation

Faculty and Staff Organizations, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

Bates College faculty and staff have organized a diverse set of clubs and groups over the institution's existence. Most of the groups were formed as discussion and social clubs, a chance for people to form tighter bonds with their peer groups. The Bates Round Table, a discussion group of faculty and staff, and the Bates Needle Club, for female faculty, staff, and spouses, were two such long-standing clubs. This collection also contains the records of the Bates chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a faculty-administered organization.

Scope and Content Note

These records contain correspondence, reports, event programs and invitations, meeting minutes, and secretary's and treasurer's ledger books. The items document the activities of a variety of organizations created by and for Bates College faculty and/or staff members, both male and female. The best-documented groups are the Bates Round Table, the Bates Needle Club, and Phi Beta Kappa, but significant material also exists for the clubs found in the "Single-Folder Organizations" series.

Organization and Arrangement

The files are arranged into four series: Single-Folder Organizations, the Bates Round Table, the Bates Needle Club, and Phi Beta Kappa.

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

All materials are closed to researchers for 20 years from the date of the records' creation.

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.)--Bates Needle Club
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Bates Round Table
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Faculty--Archives
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Societies, etc
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Staff--Archives
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Personal Name(s)

  • Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939
  • Small, Addison

Subject(s)

  • Universities and Colleges--United States--Societies, etc

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Collection Inventory

 CA1201/01 Single-Folder Organizations 1920-2008   1.0 manuscript box

Scope and Content Note

This series contains records of organizations for which only one or a few folders of material exist. Of note is the folder containing material on the "Wranglers," a faculty group which met to discuss topics pertaining to its members research; this material was donated to the archives by Roy Fairfield.

Organization and Arrangement

The records are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box

AAUP (American Association of University Professors) -- Constitution 1960-1961   

1

AAUP (American Association of University Professors) -- Correspondence 1957-1958   

1

AAUP (American Association of University Professors) -- Meeting Notebook 1944-1950   

1

AAUP (American Association of University Professors) -- Meeting Notebook 1951-1965   

1

Bates Faculty Hunting Club 1920   

1

BCSA (Bates College Staff Association) 2005-2008, 2010   

1

BCSA (Bates College Staff Association) -- Committee minutes 2006-2008   

1

BCSA (Bates College Staff Association) -- Picnic poster 2007   

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Women's Faculty Caucus 1980-1985   

1

Wranglers 1957-1962   

1

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 CA1201/02 Bates Round Table 1896-1969   2.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

The Bates Round Table was formed in October, 1896, by Professors A.W. Anthony and Addison Small, for "the cultivation of the social and literary talents of its members." These members included the faculty and select staff of the college, and their spouses. Regular meetings were held, at which talks were given by members, followed by discussions and socializing. Often guest speakers were brought in to talk to the group. By the administration of President Phillips, attendance at Round Table meetings was compulsory for faculty members. The Round Table appears to have disbanded sometime around or after 1969.

These records include correspondence, programs, treasurer's and secretary's ledger books, and several typewritten addresses given by members. The "Program Materials" folder contains several invitiation cards to meetings, as well as a handwritten account of an undated meeting.

Organization and Arrangement

The records are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box

Address, Raymond L. Kendall ["All She Means to Us"] 1957   

1

Address, Brooks Quimby 1933   

1

Address, T. Hedley Reynolds 1968   

1

Address, Norman E. Ross 1953, 1962   

1

Address, Harry W. Rowe 1958   

1

Address, speaker unknown undated   

1

Alfred W. Anthony, "A Round Table to a Round Table" 1928   

1

Correspondence 1908-1949   

1

Correspondence -- Thank You Notes 1916-1931, undated   

1

Meeting Ledger 1896-1907   

1

Meeting Ledger 1907-1916   

1

Meeting Ledger 1916-1929   

1

Meeting Ledger 1929-1944   

1

Newsclippings 1907, 1927, undated 

2

Programs 1906-1920   

2

Programs 1920-1930   

2

Programs 1930-1940   

2

Programs 1940-1950   

2

Programs 1950-1960   

2

Programs 1960-1969   

2

Program Materials 1927-1929, undated   

2

Treasurer's Account Book 1919-1928   

2

Treasurer's Account Book 1929-1933   

2

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 CA1201/03 Bates Needle Club 1946-1973   1.0 manuscript box

Scope and Content Note

The Bates Needle Club was a social organization comprised of faculty wives and female faculty members. The earliest mention of the club is in an edition of the Bates Student from 1910, but there are no actual club records until 1946. The club appears to have disbanded sometime after 1972, although there is an item in the "Programs, 1963-1973" folder for a proposed meeting of a "Bates Women's Club" for September 1973.

Organization and Arrangement

The records are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box

Correspondence 1951-1960   

1

Correspondence 1961-1967   

1

Correspondence 1968-1972   

1

Meeting Minutes 1949-1954   

1

Meeting Minutes 1954-1960   

1

Meeting Minutes 1960-1964   

1

Meeting Minutes 1964-1967   

1

Meeting Minutes 1967-1972   

1

Member and Committee Lists 1952-1969   

1

Programs 1946-1955   

1

Programs 1955-1963   

1

Programs 1963-1973   

1

Publicity and Administration 1958-1970   

1

Thank You Cards 1952-1971   

1

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 CA1201/04 Phi Beta Kappa 1879, 1916-1973   3.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

The Bates College chapter (Gamma of Maine) of Phi Beta Kappa was established in 1916. (Although the folder "Secretary's correspondence" contains an 1879 letter from national secretary John K. Lord granting Bates the 'beta' chapter of Maine, pending approval of the chapter at Bowdoin College, there is no further mention of why Bates was not actually granted a chapter until 1916.)

This series contains correspondence, annual reports, membership details, publications, and other information about the Bates chapted of PBK. Of note, the secretary's book contains a historical retrospective leading up to creation of group on its first few pages.

There is also some correspondence relating to the creation of the chapter in CA 02.04, President George C. Chase records.

Organization and Arrangement

The records are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box

Alumni members 1930-1963   

1

Annual reports 1938-1973   

1

Chapter officer's manual 1938, 1959   

1

Charter [removed from frame] 1916   

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Council 1934-1970   

1

Council delegate's manual 1955, 1964   

1

Dinner 1963-1973   

1

Election of members 1935-1970   

1

Gamma chapter constitution 1917-1948   

1

Handbook for new members 1947-1964   

1

Hunter Alumni Quarterly 1969   

2

Income tax 1951-1972   

2

Initiation, folder 1 of 2 1956-1972   

2

Initiation, folder 2 of 2 1928, 1963-1969   

2

Key orders 1933-1973   

2

Lecture series 1980, undated   

2

Meetings 1959-1964   

2

Members of Gamma Chapter of Maine 1949   

2

Pass/Fail Study Committee 1967-1970   

2

Secretary's book 1916-1975   

3

Secretary's correspondence 1879, 1950-1971   

3

Treasurer's reports 1968-1973   

3

United chapters 1917-1964   

3

Visiting scholars program 1955-1960   

3

Visiting scholars program 1961-1971   

3

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