Guide to the Student Organizations, 1860-[ongoing] | CA12.02

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)
Title
Student Organizations
ID
CA12.02
Date
1860-[ongoing]
Extent
13.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Contains records pertaining to the activities of various student organizations at Bates College. These organizations include clubs for social activities, politics, athletics, religion, student governance, and curricular activities. Prominent groups represented in this collection include the Athletic Association, the Campus Association, the Robinson Players, and the Student Government.

Preferred Citation

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

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Historical Note

The earliest student organizations at Bates were the Polymnia and Eurosophia literary societies, formed shortly after the founding of the school. Founded "for improvement in writing and speaking," these two groups were joined by a third similar society, Piaeria, before the end of the century. Gradually these societies became more like social clubs, featuring music and other entertainments. By the early 20th century, interest in these clubs was waning, resulting in their disbanding in 1914.

A variety of other clubs had risen to take their place, however. Clubs were formed around a number of student interests, such as music, languages, sports, and numerous honorary academic societies. By the 1930s there existed over two dozen clubs, societies, groups, and other organizations, including some that continue to this day: Outing Club, Quimby Debate Council, Robinson Players, and the Lawrance Chemical Society.

Clubs and organizations continue to play an important role in the life of Bates students, as evidenced by the more than 50 such groups in existence today.

Scope and Content Note

Contains records pertaining to the activities of various student organizations at Bates College. The collections within this sub-group are limited in size, and are shown in the finding aid below. Larger collections have been given their own sub-group each, to aid in arrangement. Those organizations include the Outing Club, the Debate Council, and the Modern Dance Company. Likewise, student publications are described in a separate sub-group (CA 12.03), with a link provided in the Related Material section below.

Organization and Arrangement

The files are arranged into series alphabetically by organization name, excepting the "single-folder organizations" records at the beginning of the collection. These "single-folder" boxes contain organizations for which only single or a few items exist. In all cases, records for individual organizations should not be considered complete, and there are many organizations for which no archived records exist.

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

This 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.)--Athletic Association
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Campus Association
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Robinson Players
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Students--Archives
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Students--Societies, etc

Subject(s)

  • College students--Maine--Societies, etc
  • Universities and Colleges--United States--Societies, etc

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Collection Inventory

 CA1202/01 "Single-folder" Organizations 1882-2007   5.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence, reports, programs, brochures, ledgers, and meeting books of a number of student organizations, for which the Archives has very little material. The series begins with four folders of general information relating to clubs across campus. Organizations with larger collections can be found in subsequent series or in other sub-groups (CA 12.04 through 12.06).

Box

General -- General Club Information 1947-1948, undated   

1

General -- Club Audits 1925-1935   

1

General -- Club Meeting Schedules 1963-1964   

1

General -- Club Histories undated   

1

Adrenaline undated 

1

Africana Club ca 2000   

1

Afro-American Society 1972-1989, undated   

1

Amandla 1993   

1

Amnesty International undated   

1

Anime Club undated   

1

Art Club 1937-1942, undated   

1

Art Guild undated   

1

Arts Society 1976, 1993   

1

Asian Society undated   

1

Astronomy Club 2011 

1

Badminton Club 1987-1989, 2007   

1

Ba'hai Association 2002   

1

Ballroom Society 1994   

1

Band M Club 1908-1910   

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Bands 1973   

1

Bates Buddies ca 2001   

1

Biology Council 1976   

1

Bridge Club undated   

1

Burgeoning Barristers of Bates undated   

1

Chase Hall Committee 1976, 1979-1984, undated   

1

Chase Hall Committee 1967   

1

Chess Club 1974, ca 2001   

1

Bates Christian Fellowship 1979-1980, 2011   

1

Christian Science Organization ca 2000   

1

Christian Service Club 1932-1943   

1

Civil Liberties Union ca 2002   

1

College Democrats 2000-2012 and undated 

1

Competitive Eating Club undated 

1

Cosmos Club 1924-1943   

1

Crosstones undated 

1

Cycling Club ca 1999   

1

Debating Council undated   

1

Democratic Club (poster) 1908   

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Emergency Medical Service ca 1997-2003   

2

Deansmen & Merimanders ca 1958-1996, undated   

1

Democratic Caucus 1973, 1983, undated   

1

Democratic Socialists of America undated   

1

Der Deutsche Klub undated   

1

Der Deutsche Verein 1928-1965   

1

Der Deutsche Verein -- ledger 1921-1934   

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Dharma Society ca 2006?   

1

Diving Club 1976   

1

Education Club 1981-1985, undated   

1

Enkuklios 1921, undated   

2

Environmental Action Committee undated   

2

Fencing Club undated   

2

Film Board 1974-1980, undated   

2

Fishing Club ca 2000   

2

Bates Flying Club undated   

2

Bates Forum 1919-1921   

2

Forum on Human Awareness -- Opposition to Sadie Hawkins Dance Tradition [1980?]   

2

Francophone Club undated   

2

Freewill Folk Society ca. 1987   

2

French Clubs 1923-1934   

2

Garnet undated   

2

Gay-Straight Alliance ca 1983?, undated   

2

Geology Club 1981   

2

German Club 1988-1989   

2

Gospelaires 1980   

2

Government Club 1979, undated   

2

Habitat for Humanity undated   

2

Health Advisory Board undated   

2

Hillel ca 1990   

2

Hispanic American Club undated   

2

Historical Society ca 2002   

2

Hockey Club 1974, 1976-1977, 1979   

2

House Beautiful -- Most Exquisite Room Contest 1981   

2

Interfaith Council 1980, undated   

2

International Club undated   

2

Imperialists 1984-1985   

2

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship 1972, 1977, 1985   

2

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship -- Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program 1972-1989   

2

Investment Club ca 2003   

2

Investors ca 1994   

2

Italian Club ca 2000?   

2

Jordan Scientific Society 1919-1920   

2

Juggaleers 1983   

2

Kreyol Table 2000-2001   

2

Legal Society 1986   

3

Legal Studies Club 1976, 1979   

2

MacFarlane Club 1931-1945   

2

Manic Optimists ca 1999-2005   

2

Medical Arts Society 1972, 1979   

2

Men Against Sexual Violence undated 

2

Men's Awareness -- Lecture on the draft undated   

2

Merimanders [see "Deansmen & Merimanders" folder, box 1]   

Mirror Oversight Board undated   

2

Model United Nations undated 

2

Music-In-Service Committee 1972, 1979-1980   

2

Musical Clubs -- Expense Report 1941   

2

Musical Clubs -- Programs 1882-1897   

2

Musical Clubs -- Programs 1907-1909, undated   

2

Musical Clubs -- Programs 1910-1919   

2

Musical Clubs -- Programs 1922-1929   

2

Musical Clubs -- Programs 1930-1939   

2

Musical Clubs -- Programs 1940-1949   

2

Musical Clubs -- Treasurer's Book 1926-1947   

3

Musical Organizations -- Music Fest 1976   

3

New World Coalition 1974, 1986, 1989   

3

Newman Council 1979-1980   

3

Northfield ca 2000-2001   

3

Observer undated   

3

Orienteering Club undated   

3

OUTfront ca. 2002   

3

Outing Club Search and Rescue ca. 1990   

3

Parker Hall Association 1907   

3

Parker Hall Association -- Treasurer's Book 1905-1915   

3

Phil-Hellenic Club 1920-1943   

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Photo Club 1985, ca. 1974   

3

Photography Club ca. 1993   

3

Physics Society ca. 1979   

3

Politics Club, Men's 1931-1933   

3

Politics Club, Women's 1925-1933   

3

Portland Club 1921-1925   

3

Psychology club ca. 1973, 1985, 2000   

3

Publishing Association 1977   

3

Publishing Association (admin files) 1926-1943   

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Radio -- WRBC 1981-2006   

3

Radio -- WRBC (concert posters) 2009   

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Radio -- WRJR Board Meetings 1963-1964   

3

Radio -- WRJR General 1960-1981, undated   

3

Reading Room Association 1889-1905   

4

Representative Assbemly 1974, 1979, 1986, undated   

4

Republicans 1983   

4

Riding Club 1982   

4

Roger Williams Hall Association 1908-1930   

4

Rowing Association undated   

4

Rugby Clubs 1985   

4

Russian Club 1974   

4

Sailing Club 1971?, undated   

4

Sankofa Club 2012 

4

Scientific Societies -- Jordan, Lawrance, Ramsdell (exhibitions) 1926-1964   

4

SEED undated 

4

Snowboarding Protectorate ca. 2002   

4

Sociology-Anthropology club undated   

4

Sodalitas Latina 1937   

4

Spanish Club 1972-1974   

4

Sportsmen's Club 2012 

4

Strange Bedfellows ca. 2000   

4

The Student ca 1873   

4

Student Christian Union 1858-1865   

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Student Federalists 1947-1948   

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Students for Justice in Palestine 2006 

4

Take Note 2008 

4

Television - BCTV 1989   

4

Ultimate Frisbee ca. 1980-1981, 1983   

4

Varsity Club: consititution and administrative files 1936-1941, undated   

4

Varsity Club: Secretary's book 1923-1940   

4

Varsity Club: Treasurer's book 1923-1939   

5

Waterpolo Club   

5

William F. Sawyer Biological Association undated   

5

Women's Action Coalition 1995   

5

Women of Color 1996-1997, undated   

5

Women's/Womyn's Awareness 1972, 1979-1992   

5

Women's Resource Center 2004   

5

Women's Union 1986   

5

Yoga Kula undated 

5

Young Republicans ca 1972?   

5

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 CA1202/01a Athletic Association 1872-1964   4.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

The Bates Athletic Association was established in June, 1880, to control the activities of the various Bates College athletic teams. The precursor to the Athletic Association was the Baseball Association, created in 1874. In 1903 a faculty-led Advisory Council (later the Advisory Board) was created, after the student-led Athletic Association had run up debts of $1,600. The Athletic Association remained active through the 1930s, when it's authority was gradually transferred to the Athletic Department. The Women's Athletic Association was created in 1905, and remained active until around 1969.

The records contain programs, correspondence, articles, ledgers, clippings, histories, statistics, rosters, and financial records relating to the activities of the Association and the Advisory Council, particularly with regard to various individual sports. Of note are the records of the Women's Athletic Association, especially the annual athletic demonstrations sponsored by the group.

In addition, the "Athletic Exhibition programs" folders contain programs for a number of Athletic Association-sponsored events, including Field Day, the Gymnastics Exhibition, and the Indoor Track Meet.

Box

Athletic Exhibition posters 1895-1899   

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Athletic Exhibition programs 1881-1908   

1

Athletic Exhibition programs 1910-1917   

1

Constitutions 1895-1922   

1

Constitutions ca. 1930, undated   

1

Correspondence -- William Garcelon 1910   

1

General history, folder 1 of 2 1874-1937   

1

General history, folder 2 of 2 1904-1943   

1

Ledgers -- Athletic Association 1903-1913   

3

Ledgers -- Athletic Association 1913-1920   

3

Ledgers -- Athletic Committee 1909-1912, 1916   

3

Ledgers -- Membership book (plus constitution) 1895-1907   

3

Ledgers -- Treasurer's book 1901-1903   

3

Ledgers -- Athletic Association/Advisory Council 1895-1903   

4

Ledgers -- Athletic Association/Advisory Board 1903-1912   

4

Ledgers -- Athletic Association/Advisory Board 1912-1922   

4

Ledgers -- Athletic Association/Advisory Board 1922-1934   

4

Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Board resolutions 1908   

1

Sports -- Baseball 1872-1890   

1

Sports -- Baseball 1891-1935   

1

Sports -- Baseball, financial report 1909   

1

Sports -- Baseball, poster for Bowdoin game 1876   

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Sports -- Basketball 1899-1912, 1920-1922   

1

Sports -- Cross-Country 1907-1933   

2

Sports -- Football 1875-1946   

2

Sports -- Tennis 1884-1931   

2

Sports -- Track 1875-1909   

2

Sports -- Track 1910-1932   

2

Sports -- Track (relay team notes) 1909-1932   

2

Sports -- Winter sports and Ice Hockey 1907-1932   

2

Tickets and coupon books 1897-1932   

2

Treasurer's report 1913-1914   

2

Women's Athletic Association -- Administrative records 1927-1949, undated   

2

Women's Athletic Association -- Annual Demonstration programs 1903-1945   

2

Women's Athletic Association -- Banquet programs 1932-1955   

2

Women's Athletic Association -- Betty Bates Night 1962-1964   

2

Women's Athletic Association -- booklets 1930   

4

Women's Athletic Association -- booklets 1937/38 - 1939/40   

4

Women's Athletic Association -- booklets 1940/41 - 1949/50   

4

Women's Athletic Association -- booklets 1950/51 - 1959/60   

4

Women's Athletic Association -- booklets 1960/61 - 1962/63   

4

Women's Athletic Association -- booklets undated   

4

Women's Athletic Association -- Clippings 1939-1955, undated   

2

Women's Athletic Association -- Invitations 1936, 1957   

2

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 CA1202/02 Campus Association 1892-1992   4.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

This organization was created at Bates circa 1878, and was known as the Bates College Student Christian Association, or often just Christian Association. By 1892, there were separate organizations for men and women, although it is unclear whether they existed at an earlier date. The two groups existed separately until 1936, when they were merged, becoming known as just the Christian Association. At this time the Council on Religion was also disbanded, having been formed earlier to coordinate the activities of the two groups. In 1964 the name was changed again, to the Campus Association. The organization existed under this name until disbanded in 1993.

It should also be noted that this group maintained strong ties to the Young Men's (and Young Women's) Christian Associations, and undertook a variety of outreach and charitable activities in the surrounding communities as a part of these ties. Records for the Bates YMCA and YWCA are included in this series.

Box

Administrative 1936-1937   

1

Booklets 1939-1941, 1968, 1985-1987, undated   

1

"C.A. News," vol. 1, no. 1 1949   

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Campus Association constitution 1980, 1983, n.d.   

1

Campus Association Profile 1964-1965   

1

Campus Service Commission 1971, 1979   

1

Christian Association -- Invitations 1959   

1

Christian Association -- letter to incoming freshmen 1936   

1

Christian Association Notebook 1946-1947   

1

Christian Association Secretary's Book 1936-1944   

1

Christian Association Secretary's Report 1944-1947   

1

Christian Association Treasurer's ledger 1936-1941   

4

Christian Association Treasurer's ledger 1942-1953   

4

Clippings on Disarmament 1922-1937   

1

Deputation Reports 1937-1951   

1

Experimental College 1971   

1

Faculty Lecture Series 1975   

1

Honor tradition pledge card Undated 

1

Industrial Study Group -- trip 1937   

1

Northfield Account 1907-1925   

1

Political Programs 1947-1964, undated   

1

Programs and Receptions 1892-1899   

2

Programs and Receptions 1902-1909   

2

Programs and Receptions 1910-1917   

2

Programs and Receptions 1920-1928   

2

Programs and Receptions 1933-1980, undated   

2

Publicity Committee Notebook 1941-1945   

2

Religion-in-Life Conference 1958-1960   

2

Religious Commission Notebook 1937-1939   

2

Religious Emphasis Week 1944-1963   

2

Scrapbooks 1945-1947   

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Student evaluation compilations 1969-1979   

2

Student Volunteer Movement/Student Christian Movement 1936-1937   

2

YMCA [Young Men's Christian Association] Budget Report 1932-1933   

2

YMCA Financial Reports 1923-1936   

2

YMCA Lectures -- Rev. Selah Merrill [ca. 1890s]   

2

YMCA Meetings 1912-1925   

2

YMCA Secretary's Book 1909-1915   

2

YMCA Secretary's Book 1915-1927   

3

YMCA Secretary's Book 1930-1936   

3

YMCA Service Committee 1914-1919   

3

YMCA Treasurer's Book 1914-1919   

3

YMCA Treasurer's book 1924-1933   

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YMCA Treasurer's Reports 1912-1913   

3

YMCA-YWCA joint lectures 1935, undated   

3

YMCA-YWCA Newsletter, vol. 2, no. 1 1935   

3

YWCA [Young Women's Christian Association] Application Card 1934   

3

YWCA Committee Reports 1928-1929   

3

YWCA letter to incoming freshman 1901   

3

YWCA Meetings 1919-1920   

3

YWCA Meetings 1925-1926   

3

YWCA Financial Reports 1933-1937   

3

YWCA Reports 1917-1929   

3

YWCA Treasurer's Book 1931-1934   

3

YWCA Treasurer's Book 1933-1936   

4

Students' Handbook 1892-1893   

1

Students' Handbook 1893-1894   

1

Students' Handbook 1894-1895   

1

Students' Handbook 1895-1896   

1

Students' Handbook 1897-1898   

1

Students' Handbook 1899-1900   

1

Students' Handbook 1900-1901   

1

Students' Handbook 1901-1902   

1

Students' Handbook 1902-1903   

1

Students' Handbook 1903-1904   

1

Students' Handbook 1908-1909   

1

Students' Handbook 1910-1911   

1

Handbook 1911-1912   

1

Handbook 1912-1913   

1

Handbook 1913-1914   

1

Handbook 1914-1915   

1

Handbook 1915-1916   

1

Handbook 1916-1917   

1

Handbook 1917-1918   

2

Handbook 1918-1919   

2

Handbook 1919-1920   

2

Handbook 1920-1921   

2

Handbook 1921-1922   

2

Handbook 1922-1923   

2

Handbook 1923-1924   

2

Handbook 1924-1925   

2

Handbook 1925-1926   

2

Handbook 1926-1927   

2

Handbook 1927-1928   

2

Handbook 1928-1929   

2

Handbook 1929-1930   

2

Freshman Handbook 1930-1931   

2

Freshman Handbook 1931-1932   

2

Freshman Handbook 1932-1933   

2

Freshman Handbook 1933-1934   

2

Freshman Handbook 1934-1935   

3

Freshman Handbook 1935-1936   

3

Freshman Handbook 1936-1937   

3

Freshman Handbook 1937-1938   

3

Freshman Handbook 1938-1939   

3

Freshman Handbook 1939-1940   

3

Freshman Handbook 1940-1941   

3

Freshman Handbook 1941-1942   

3

Freshman Handbook 1942-1943   

3

Freshman Handbook 1943-1944   

3

Freshman Handbook 1944-1945   

3

Freshman Handbook 1945-1946   

3

Freshman Handbook 1946-1947   

3

Freshman Handbook 1947-1948   

3

Freshman Handbook 1948-1949   

4

Freshman Handbook 1949-1950   

4

Freshman Handbook 1950-1951   

4

Freshman Handbook 1951-1952   

4

Freshman Handbook 1952-1953   

4

Freshman Handbook 1953-1954   

4

Freshman Handbook 1954-1955   

4

Freshman Handbook 1955-1956   

4

Freshman Handbook 1956-1957   

4

Freshman Handbook 1957-1958   

4

Freshman Handbook 1958-1959   

4

Freshman Handbook 1959-1960   

4

Freshman Handbook 1962-1963   

4

Freshman Handbook 1963-1964   

4

Freshman Handbook 1964-1965   

4

Freshman Handbook 1965-1966   

4

Freshman Handbook 1966-1967   

4

Freshman Handbook 1968-1969   

4

All About Bates 1974-1975   

4

No Nonsense Guide for Bates Freshmen 1975-1976   

4

No Nonsense Guide for Bates Freshmen 1977-1978   

4

No-Nonsense Guide for Bates Freshmen 1979-1980   

4

No-Nonsense Guide for Bates Freshmen 1980-1981   

4

No-Nonsense Guide for Bates Freshmen 1982-1983   

4

No-Nonsense Guide for Bates Freshmen 1983-1984   

4

No Nonsense Guide for Bates Freshmen ca. 1992   

4

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 CA1202/03 College Republicans 1968, 1998-2011   1.0 manuscript box

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence, the club constitution, various administrative files, and an autographed copy of "Statism Sucks" by Alan Charles Kors and Harvey A. Silverglate. The Bates College Republicans are a branch of the Maine College Republicans, and the College Republican National Committee.

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Administrative Files 1975-2000, undated   

1

Bumper stickers undated   

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Casco Bay Weekly article 1999   

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Constitution 2000-2005   

1

Constitution 1999   

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Correspondence 1998-1999, 2010-2011   

1

Poster, national elections ca. 1968   

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The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses (hardcover) 1998   

1

The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses (softcover) 1998   

1

Statism Sucks (softcover) 2000   

1

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 CA1202/06 Lawrance Chemical Society 1928-1978   1.0 manuscript box

Scope and Content Note

Contains secretary's and treasurer's ledgers, as well as notes from talks or lectures from unknown Society activities.

The Lawrance Chemical Society was founded at Bates in 1928, and named after Walter A. Lawrance, Professor of Chemistry at Bates from 1921 to 1965. The club was founded to promote the advancement of chemistry, and is currently a student branch of the American Chemical Society.

Box

General records undated   

1

Secretary's Book 1928-1941   

1

Secretary's Book 1963-1978   

1

Treasurer's Book 1929-1937   

1

Constitutions 1972, 1979   

1

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 CA1202/07 Literary Societies 1857-1919   2 manuscript boxes; 10 oversize boxes

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence, reports, catalogs, ledgers, and programs relating to the once-popular literary societies at Bates. These were the Literary Fraternity, the Eurosophian, Philomathean, Piaerian, and Polymnian Societies, as well as the Spofford Literary Club. The Polymnian Society later became the Military Science Club. These clubs were once the most popular student organizations at Bates, and sponsored debates, talks, presentations, dinners, and general discussions on many subjects of the day.

Box

Committee on Literary Societies 1909   

1

Meetings: Eurosophia, Piaeria and Polymnia 1909-1912   

1

Meetings: Philomathean, Ladies Athanaean, The Literary Fraternity 1862   

1

Eurosophian Society: Constitution and Library Catalogue 1899   

1

Eurosophian Society Corrrespondence -- Franklin Simmons 1887   

1

Eurosophian Society -- President's Farewell Address 1897   

1

Eurosophian Society: Programs and Invitations, folder 1/2 1879-1892   

1

Eurosophian Society: Programs and Invitations, folder 2/2 1893-1913   

1

Eurosophian Society -- Secretary's Book 1869-1903   

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Eurosophian Society -- Secretary's Book 1903-1915   

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Literary Fraternity -- Secretary's Book 1857-1875   

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Literary Fraternity -- Secretary's Book 1876-1897   

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Philomathean Society: Secretary's Book 1860-1876   

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Piaerian Society: 10th Anniversary 1907   

1

Piaerian Society -- Secretary's Book 1897-1915   

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Polymnian Society: Constitution 1914, undated   

2

Polymnian Society: Constitution and Library Catalogue 1889, 1895   

2

Polymnian Society: Histories 1899, 1910   

2

Polymnian Society -- Librarian's Book 1883-1886   

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Polymnian Society: Library catalogue undated   

2

Polymnian Society: President's book 1860-1876   

2

Polymnian Society: President's book 1869-1914   

2

Polymnian Society: Programs and invitations 1877-1888   

2

Polymnian Society: Programs and invitations 1889-1892   

2

Polymnian Society: Programs and invitations 1895-1912   

2

Polymnian Society -- Secretary's Book 1869-1894   

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Polymnian Society/Military Science Club -- Secretary's Book 1894-1917   

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Polymnian Society: Treasurer's book 1870-1898   

2

Spofford Literary Club 1919-1921   

1

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 CA1202/09 Robinson Players 1928-1978   2 manuscript boxes; 2 oversize boxes

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence, research notes, the club history and constitution, programs, a newsletter, playbills, and material about the opening of the Schaeffer Theater. The "research" folders contain correspondence and research papers from students in a 1978 class researching past plays performed by the Robinson Players. Also includes several 1" reel to reel videotapes of plays performed by the group.

The Robinson Players was founded in 1922 as the 'English 4A Players,' by Professor Craig Baird, being named after the class designation in the English department. The group was renamed in 1938, in honor of its longtime director, Professor Grosvenor Robinson, after his retirement.

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"Alcestis" correspondence 1957   

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English 4A Players: Cash book 1928-1936   

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Children's Theater 1952   

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Constitution 1981, 2004, undated   

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Film Committee Bulletin 1966   

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History 1930, undated   

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New Theater [Schaeffer Theater] 1960   

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Newsletter: The Robinson Prattler 1941   

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Playbills -- English 4A Players 1922-1929   

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Playbills -- English 4A Players 1930-1938   

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Playbills -- Robinson Players 1938-1949   

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Playbills -- Robinson Players 1950-1959   

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Playbills -- Robinson Players 1960-1969   

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Playbills -- Robinson Players 1970, undated   

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Research: Correspondence to David Irish [History of Robinson Players] 1972   

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Research: "A Bell for Adano" [1947] 1978   

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Research: "The Dover Road" [1942] 1978   

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Research: "The Escape" [1941] 1978   

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Research: "The Late George Apley" [1949] 1978   

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Research: "There Shall Be No Night" [1952] 1978   

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Videotape--"To Burn a Witch"   

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Videotape--"Mame" (Act II, Part 2); "Medea" (Part II, Feb. 11, 1970); "Dream" (Act II, July 8, 1971)   

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Videotape--"Romeo and Juliet" (Part I, May 5, 1971)   

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Videotape--"Romeo and Juliet" (Part II, May 5, 1971); "Dream" (Act III, July 8, 1971)   

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Videotape--"Romeo and Juliet" (Part III, May 5, 1971); "Madwoman" (Act I)   

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Videotape--"Once Upon a Mattress" (Reel II, November 10, 1971)   

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Videotape--Untitled (Act I)   

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Videotape--Untitled (Act III)   

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Schedules and announcements 1959-1969   

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