Guide to the Brooks Quimby Debate Council, 1865-2008 | CA12.04

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.). Brooks Quimby Debate Council
Title
Brooks Quimby Debate Council
ID
CA12.04
Date
1865-2008
Extent
15.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
This collection documents the activities of the Brooks Quimby Debate Council at Bates College, including records that predate the official formation of the Council. The records include administrative files, debate programs and transcripts, correspondence, newspaper articles and clippings, posters, handbooks, and manuals. The collection also contains records documenting the debating honor society Delta Sigma Rho, the Maine Interscholastic Debate League, and Bates' numerous international debates over the years.

Preferred Citation

Brooks Quimby Debate Council, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

Soon after Bates College was founded in 1855, the arts of public speaking, literary composition and formal debate were practiced in several extracurricular literary societies, established by students for their own educational benefit. Professor of Latin and Greek Jonathan Y. "Uncle Johnny" Stanton served as an advisor and advocate of these societies, and was also instrumental in establishing the annual sophomore prize debates.

Intercollegiate debate at Bates arose from these literary societies, officially beginning in 1896 when Bates, coached by Professor William T. Foster, won the championship of the newly-formed New England Debating League. Within the next decade, Bates College was widely known as "the power centre of college debating in America," with a remarkable record of victories that included the first ever international intercollegiate debate in 1908 against Queen's College in Ontario.

In 1913, A. Craig Baird was hired as professor of English and director of debate, leading Bates debaters to unprecedented success and publicity. Under Baird's direction, international debate took full root at Bates with the first transatlantic contest held in 1921 between Bates College and Oxford University. Baird organized the Interscholastic Debating League for Maine high schools, which served as a valuable feeder program for Bates, and established a chapter of Delta Sigma Rho, a national society dedicated to excellence in forensics, at Bates.

As early as 1877, female students were successfully participating in the sophomore prize debates, in addition to Bates' literary society debates. In 1903, a group of female debaters formed the Young Women's Debating League at Bates, but they were unable to join their male peers in intercollegiate debate until 1924, when three women from Bates competed against a female team from Boston University. Co-educational intercollegiate debate began in the following year, and women have continued to play a significant role in the accomplishments of the Bates Debate Council.

In 1925, just after Baird left Bates for a position at the University of Iowa, John P. Davis '26, the talented African-American president of the Debate Council, protested Delta Sigma Rho's racially exclusionary policies. A similar protest had been made in 1917, shortly after the Bates chapter was established, when Arthur Dyer '17, also an African-American student, was serving as the council's president. A series of petitions from the Bates chapter sparked a fierce controversy that lasted until 1935, when Delta Sigma Rho amended its constitutions. Bates debater Benjamin E. Mays '20 was the first African-American granted membership into the society.

In 1927, Brooks Quimby '18, an alumnus of both the Interscholastic League and the debate program at Bates, succeeded Baird as the director of debate. Until his retirement in 1967, he led Bates debaters to continued successes in both intercollegiate and international competition. Thomas Moser then directed Bates debate until 1974, when Robert J. Branham took over. Now coached by Bryan Brito, the Bates College debaters continue to uphold their longstanding tradition of excellence in competition.

Scope and Content Note

Materials in this collection document the activity of the Brooks Quimby Debate Council, from debate's beginnings at Bates in 1865, through 2008. The collection includes administrative files and records, debate programs and transcripts, correspondence, newspaper articles and clippings, posters, handbooks and manuals, historical and biographical information, and material relating to publicity and preparation for specific debates. More detail about the collection can also be found in the individual series notes. The collection also contains records documenting the debating honor society Delta Sigma Rho, the Maine Interscholastic Debate League, and Bates' numerous international debates over the years.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is divided into eight series: I. Administrative Materials; II. Coaches; III. Delta Sigma Rho; IV; International Debate; V. Interscholastic Debate League; VI. Debates; VII. Scrapbooks; and VIII. Posters. Within each series, there are multiple subseries arranged alphabetically. Folders within these subseries are arranged either alphabetically by title or chronologically.

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.)--Brooks Quimby Debate Council--Archives
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Debates and debating--History
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Students--Societies, etc
  • Delta Sigma Rho--Tau Kappa Alpha

Personal Name(s)

  • Baird, Albert Craig, 1883-1979
  • Branham, Robert J.
  • Mays, Benjamin E. (Benjamin Elijah), 1894-1984
  • Quimby, Brooks (Frank Brooks), 1897-1968

Subject(s)

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

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Collection Inventory

 CA1204/01 Administrative Materials 1876-2000   2.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains administrative material for the Bates Debate Council. The Council's constitution, annual reports, correspondence, speeches and lists of debaters comprise the general administrative records. Material on Bates' Summer Institute for high school debaters and coaches is also included. Histories of debate at Bates range from informal articles to published pamphlets to index cards containing presentation notes. Some material on the Centennial of Bates Debate in 1996 is included, as well as informal research notes on the Council's history. Instructional material includes syllabi from Bates courses in argumentation and speech, some taught by two of the earliest debate coaches, William T. Foster and J. Murray Carroll. Topical handbooks and other reference material for debaters are also included. The Debate Council oversaw intercollegiate competition in debate and speech, and this series contains administrative material relating to both, including regulations for debate, a tournament certificate, note and transcripts for speech contests and a survey of the National Forensic Society. Journal and newspaper articles on debating at Bates include original clippings and photocopied articles as well as full publications ranging from 1876 through 1998. In addition to the typed record of Bates debate from 1886 through 1967, the series includes an earlier, handwritten record dating from 1908 and accompanied by a letter to Bates' President Chase. These records contain the date, location, resolution and outcome of every debate in which Bates participated, as well as the names of the debaters representing Bates. This series also contains material relating specifically to the participation of women and minority debaters, including articles, correspondence and a compiled list of Bates' women and minority debaters from 1877 through 1904.

Organization and Arrangement

Records in this series are arranged into eight subseries: General Administrative Material, Histories, Instruction, Intercollegiate Competition, Journals, Newspaper Clippings, Record of Debate, and Women and Minority Debaters. Folders within each subseries are arranged alphabetically, with the exception of the Journal, Newspaper Clippings and Record of Debate subseries, in which the folders are arranged chronologically.

 CA1204/01.1 General Admin files 

Box

Annual Reports 1921-1944   

1

Constitution and lists of debaters 1898-1969 and undated   

1

Correspondence 1896-1959   

1

Speeches 1896, undated   

1

Summer Institute 1970-1971, 1987-1989   

1

Point of Information, Brooks Quimby Debate Society Alumni Newsletter 1993-1999   

1

Point of Information, Brooks Quimby Debate Society Alumni Newsletter 1999-2008   

1

Debate Prizes 1995-2000   

1

 CA1204/01.2 Histories 

Box

General 1909-ca. 1993   

1

Centennial of Bates Debate -- General 1996   

1

Centennial of Bates Debate -- Correspondence 1996   

1

Centennial of Bates Debate -- Invitations 1996   

1

Centennial of Bates Debate -- Publicity 1996   

1

Centennial of Bates Debate -- Exhibit 1996   

1

Centennial of Bates Debate -- Personnel 1996   

1

Centennial of Bates Debate -- Resolutions 1996   

1

Research notes and photocopies ca. 1950s-ca. 1990s   

1

Brooks Quimby/Ed Muskie anecdote from an alum 1999   

1

 CA1204/01.3 Instruction 

Box

Bates courses 1903-1909, 2000   

1

Reference material for debaters 1986-7, undated   

2

Topical handbooks: Youth Suffrage and Peacetime Military Training 1944-1946   

2

Workshops 1999   

2

 CA1204/01.4 Intercollegiate Competition 

Box

Debate 1915-1997   

2

Speech 1942-1945, undated   

2

 CA1204/01.5 Journals 

Box

Photocopied articles 1903-1930, 1997   

2

"The American Magazine" 1923   

2

"The Literary Digest" 1923-1929   

2

"The Landmark" 1924   

2

"The International Student" 1928-1929   

2

"Wake Up, America!" 1942   

2

"The Debater's Magazine" 1946   

2

"The Quarterly Journal of Speech" 1948   

2

"Vital Speeches of the Day" 1957   

2

"Today's Speech" 1958   

2

"Spectra" 1997   

2

"Alabama Alumni Magazine" 1998   

2

 CA1204/01.6 Newspaper Clippings 

Box

General 1876-1989, undated   

2

Women 1930-1938   

3

Alumni undated   

3

 CA1204/01.7 Record of Debates 

Box

"Intercollegiate and International Debating Record" 1896-1967   

3

Early debate records 1908, 1927   

3

Intercollegiate Speech Tournament Results - Vols. XIX and XX 1979/80-1980/81   

3

 CA1204/01.8 Women and Minority Debaters 

Box

General 1877-1997   

3

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 CA1204/02 Coaches 1924-1997   2.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains material on three prominent debate coaches at Bates: A. Craig Baird, F. Brooks Quimby, and Robert J. Branham. Baird coached the Bates Debate Council from 1913 to 1921, organizing the Interscholastic Debate League of Maine for high school debaters in 1914, and initiating Bates' international debating program in 1921. His papers include several photocopied articles and a course booklet for English III: Argumentation and Debate, which Baird taught at Bates, along with courses in advanced composition. Material from the centennial celebration of debate at the University of Iowa, where Baird spent much of his later career, is also included. Brooks Quimby was an accomplished debater in high school as well as at Bates, where he graduated in 1918. He returned to Bates in 1927 as a professor of speech, and also served as the vice-president of Delta Sigma Rho and director of the Interscholastic Debate League, in addition to coaching the Bates Debate Council until his retirement in 1967. His contributions were so significant that in 1974 the debate program at Bates renamed itself the Brooks Quimby Debate Council in his honor. His records reflect the broad extent of his career, including articles, correspondence, speeches, biographical material and manuals for both debaters and coaches. Bob Branham served as a Professor of Rhetoric at Bates, and coached debate from 1974 until his death in 1998. His work includes a history of debate at Bates entitled "Stanton's Elm" and a documentary on notable Bates alumnus Benjamin E. Mays, and Branham's research notes for both projects are included. His records include articles, debate manuals and correspondence.

Organization and Arrangement

This series is arranged into three subseries: A. Craig Baird, F. Brooks Quimby, and Robert J. Branham. Within each subseries, folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

 CA1204/02.1 A. Craig Baird 

Box

Articles 1924, 1938, 1961   

1

Course booklet for English III, Argumentation and Debate ca. 1932   

1

University of Iowa Debate Centennial 1993   

1

 CA1204/02.2 Brooks Quimby 

Box

Biographical material 1964, undated   

1

Correspondence, folder 1 of 5 1928-1938   

1

Correspondence, folder 2 of 5 1940-1947   

1

Correspondence, folder 3 of 5 1948-1950   

1

Correspondence, folder 4 of 5 1951-1957   

1

Correspondence, folder 5 of 5 1959-1967   

1

Correspondence -- annual Christmas letters 1962-1967   

1

Correspondence -- retirement "book of letters" 1967   

1

Course material -- English 211, Argumentation undated   

1

Manual -- "So You are Directing Debating!" 1948   

1

Manual -- "So You Want to Debate On International Organization" 1952   

2

Manual -- "So You Want to Discuss and Debate!" 1954   

2

Newspaper clippings 1950s   

2

Retirement book (letters, 3 folders) 1966-1967   

2

Retirement book -- admin 1966-1967   

2

Retirement book -- admin correspondence 1966-1967   

2

Retirement book -- admin correspondence 1967, undated   

2

Speech and Debate 1937-1945   

2

Speeches 1931-1940, undated   

2

Speeches -- "Old Yankee Sayings" series ca. 1952   

2

 CA1204/02.3 Robert J. Branham 

Box

Articles 1983-1996, undated   

2

Debate manuals 1987-1990, undated   

2

Correspondence 1987-1997   

2

Benjamin E. Mays documentary materials ca. 1990   

2

"Debate and Critical Analysis: The Call to Judgment" ca. 1990   

2-3

"Stanton's Elm" 1996   

3

"Stanton's Elm" materials -- draft text ca. 1996   

3

"Stanton's Elm" materials -- article and image photocopies ca. 1996   

3

"Stanton's Elm" materials -- research notes ca. 1996   

3

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 CA1204/03 Delta Sigma Rho 1914-1989   2.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

Founded in 1906, Delta Sigma Rho is a national society dedicated to excellence in forensics, including speech, discussion and debate. In 1915, a chapter of DSR was established at Bates College, serving as an administrative framework for the Bates Debate Council. The first subseries contains material specifically relating to the Bates Chapter of DSR, including secretary's reports, financial records, meeting minutes, announcements and memoranda, membership lists and initiation procedures. The second subseries contains some of the Bates chapter's correspondence, both internal and external. The third subseries contains materials relating to the national organization of Delta Sigma Rho, including general administration, histories of the society, annual conventions and awards, events surrounding DSR's 50th Anniversary in 1956, and the merger of Delta Sigma Rho and Tau Kappa Alpha in 1963. Also included are materials relating to an extensive evaluation of the society's membership policies headed by Brooks Quimby, and several editions of DSR's official publication The Gavel. Of particular interest is material relating to a controversy in the 1920's over the admission of African-American students into the society, including multiple petitions submitted by the Bates chapter.

Organization and Arrangement

Records are arranged into three subseries: the Bates Chapter of Delta Sigma Rho; Correspondence; and national Delta Sigma Rho. Folders within each subseries are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

 CA1204/03.1 Bates chapter 

Box

General adminstrative files 1914-1964   

1

Financial records 1926-1989   

1

Initiations 1928-1966   

1

Meetings 1916-1965   

1

Membership lists 1915-1966, undated   

1

Record book 1915-1935   

1

Record book -- secretary's reports, folder 1 of 2 1936-1989   

1

Record book -- secretary's reports, folder 2 of 2 1936-1989   

1

Record book -- official reports for national DSR 1917-1924   

1

 CA1204/03.2 Correspondence 

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Correspondence, folder 1 of 9 1915-1917   

1

Correspondence, folder 2 of 9 1918-1923   

1

Correspondence, folder 3 of 9 1924-1931   

1

Correspondence, folder 4 of 9 1932-1934   

1

Correspondence, folder 5 of 9 1935-1937   

1

Correspondence, folder 6 of 9 1939-1946   

1

Correspondence, folder 7 of 9 1947-1948   

1

Correspondence, folder 8 of 9 1950-1956   

1

Correspondence, folder 9 of 9 1961-1967   

1

 CA1204/03.3 National DSR 

Box

General administrative files 1925-1966, undated   

2

Chapter materials 1926-1951, undated   

2

Distinguished Alumni awards 1964-1967   

2

"The Gavel," folder 1 of 2 1921-1934   

2

"The Gavel," folder 2 of 2 1935-1956   

2

Golden Anniversary/Jubilee Congress 1956   

2

"History, Constitution, and General Regulations" booklets 1929-1953   

2

Initiation rituals 1941, 1965, undated   

2

Membership policy evaluation -- correspondence and questionnaire 1945-1947   

2

Membership policy evaluation -- completed questionnaires 1946   

2

Membership policy evaluation -- compiled results 1946   

2

Merger with Tau Kappa Alpha 1955-1965   

2

Racial controversy 1916-1935   

2

Student congress 1939-1966   

2

Newspaper clippings 1940, 1965   

2

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 CA1204/04 International Debate 1908-1995   2.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

Beginning in 1908 with a debate against Queen's College of Ontario, Bates debaters have a long and illustrious heritage of international debate. In 1921, a team from Bates traveled to Oxford University for the first ever intercollegiate transatlantic debate, and Bates' celebrated World Tour in 1928 included over 20 debates in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Hawaii, and Great Britain. Since that time, Bates debaters have continued to distinguish themselves with an impressive record of international competition. Administrative material includes lists of international debaters and debates, as well as some federally-published information on foreign travel, and articles ranging from informal histories of international debating at Bates to published press releases are also included. Several articles compare and contrast British and American styles of debate. The series contains correspondence dating from 1923 through 1954, including several congratulatory telegrams from President Warren G. Harding, Vice-President Calvin Coolidge, Governor Percival Baxter of Maine, and Bates President Clifton Gray. A significant percentage of the series is comprised of material relating to specific international debates, ranging from the Bates-Oxford debates of the early 1920's through the annual Bates-Japan debates in the late 1980s. Material includes articles, tickets, programs, itineraries, correspondence, announcements, and lists of debates, topics and debaters. Newspaper clippings on specific debates as well as international debate at Bates more generally, are also included.

Organization and Arrangement

Material in this series is arranged into five subseries: Administrative Material, Articles, Correspondence, Debates, and Newspaper Clippings. Folders within each subseries are arranged chronologically, with the exception of the Articles subseries, in which folders are arranged alphabetically by title.

 CA1204/04.1 Administrative material 

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Admin files 1908-1995   

1

 CA1204/04.2 Articles 

Box

Articles undated   

1

"American Debaters Abroad" undated   

1

"Fifty Years of International Debate" 1972   

1

Press releases 1967-1990   

1

 CA1204/04.3 Correspondence 

Box

Correspondence 1923, 1927   

1

Correspondence 1928   

1

Correspondence 1929   

1

Correspondence 1930   

1

Correspondence 1931   

1

Correspondence 1932   

1

Correspondence 1933   

1

Correspondence 1934   

1

Correspondence 1935   

1

Correspondence 1936   

1

Correspondence 1938   

1

Correspondence 1943-1944   

1

Correspondence 1945   

1

Correspondence 1946   

1

Correspondence 1947   

1

Correspondence 1949-1954, 1989   

1

Correspondence -- congratulatory telegrams 1921-1923, 1971   

1

 CA1204/04.4 Debates 

Box

Tickets and Invitations 1928-1929, 1950, 1961   

2

Oxford at Bates 1922-1923   

2

Cambridge at Bates 1926   

2

Misc. International teams at Bates 1927-1928   

2

Bates World Tour -- administrative materials 1928   

2

Bates World Tour -- accounts of the tour 1928   

2

Bates World Tour -- diary of John F. Davis 1928   

2

Bates tour of Canada 1934   

2

Dalhousie and University of New Brunswick at Bates 1935   

2

University of Hawaii at Bates 1935-1936   

2

Bates tour of Great Britain 1946   

2

Cambridge at Bates 1947   

2

Bates tour of Great Britain 1950   

2

Bates tour of Scotland 1954   

2

Bates tour of Europe 1971   

2

Victoria University, New Zealand, at Bates 1974   

2

Japan vs. Bates 1984-1989   

2

World Debating Championships at Glasgow, Scotland 1990   

2

13th World Debating Championship at Oxford 1993   

2

North American Parliamentary Debate Championships 1993, 1998   

2

16th World Debating Championships at Cork, Ireland 1996   

2

75th Anniversary British Debate at Bates 1997   

2

World Debating Championship at Athens, Greece 1998   

2

World Debating Championship at Ateno de Manila University in Quezon city, Philippines -- Briefing book 1998   

2

World Debating Championship at Stellenbosch University in Matieland, South Africa 2003   

2

 CA1204/04.5 Newspaper clippings 

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Clippings -- general 1908-1970   

2

Clippings -- Bates vs. Oxford 1921-1922   

2

Clippings -- Canadian tour 1933   

2

Clippings -- Bates vs. Japan 1984-1990   

2

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 CA1204/05 Interscholastic Debate League 1913-1996   2.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

In 1913, Bates Professor Craig Baird organized the Interscholastic Debate League to promote debate in high schools throughout Maine. Serving as a feeder program for the Bates Debate Council, prominent Bates alumni such as Brooks Quimby, who would later return to direct the league, Edmund S. Muskie, and Frank M. Coffin were first exposed to debate in this league. Administrative records include rosters, mailing lists, registration forms, newspaper clippings and histories of the league. The series also contains league correspondence from 1924 through 1968, as well as records from the league's annual tournament and debate clinic, including schedules, team rosters, group assignments, and final results. Procedural material includes manuals, league regulations, suggestions for judges, and topical handbooks for debate preparation.

Organization and Arrangement

Records are arranged into five subseries: Administrative Material, Annual Tournament, Correspondence, Debate Clinic, and Procedures. Folders within each subseries are arranged alphabetically by folder title, with the exception of the Correspondence subseries, in which folders are arranged chronologically.

 CA1204/05.1 Administrative materials 

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General 1926-1927, undated   

1

Histories 1960s   

1

Mailing lists 1926-1967, undated   

1

Newspaper clippings 1929-196-96, undated   

1

Participating schools and coaches 1925-1967, undated   

1

Registration forms 1926-1968   

1

Team rosters 1913-1956, undated   

1

 CA1204/05.2 Annual tournament 

Box

Schdues -- Maine division 1943-1965   

1

Schedules -- New Hampshire division 1942-1964   

1

Schedules -- Prep school division 1947-1950   

1

Scoring records -- Maine division 1965, undated   

1

Scoring records -- New Hampshire division undated   

1

 CA1204/05.3 Correspondence 

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Correspondence 1924-1926   

1

Correspondence 1937-1939   

1

Correspondence 1940-1941   

1

Correspondence 1944-1945   

1

Correspondence 1946   

1

Correspondence 1947   

1

Correspondence 1948   

1

Correspondence 1949   

1

Correspondence 1950   

1

Correspondence 1951   

1

Correspondence 1952   

1

Correspondence 1953   

1

Correspondence 1954   

1

Correspondence 1957-1958   

1

Correspondence 1959   

1

Correspondence 1960   

1

Correspondence 1961   

1

Correspondence 1962   

1

Correspondence 1963   

1

Correspondence 1964   

1

Correspondence 1965   

1

Correspondence 1966   

1

Correspondence 1967-1968, undated   

1

 CA1204/05.4 Debate Clinic 

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General 1940-1965, undated   

2

Group assignments and registration rosters undated   

2

Participating schools 1939-1966, undated   

2

Programs 1939-1966, undated   

2

Results and scoring 1965-1966, undated   

2

 CA1204/05.5 Procedures 

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Debate manual 1934   

2

Information and regulations 1925-1928, undated   

2

Material for Judges undated   

2

Suggestions for preparation 1929-1930, undated   

2

Topical handbooks: Asian immigration; Ownership of coal mines; Compulsory arbitration 1920-1923   

2

Topical handbooks: The Chain Store Question 1930   

2

Topical handbooks: Compulsory unemployment insurance 1931   

2

Topical handbooks: Taxation 1932   

2

Topical handbooks: Equalizing Educational Opportunity, with supplement 1934   

2

Topical handbooks: Socialized Medicine, with supplement 1935   

2

Topical handbooks: Government ownership and operation of electric utilities, with supplement 1936   

3

Topical handbooks: Unicameral legislatures 1937   

3

Topical handbooks: American foreign policy, with supplement 1938   

3

Topical handbooks: American Railroads 1939   

3

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 CA1204/06 Debates 1865-1997   11.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains material relating to specific debates, including programs, preparation notes and transcripts. Many of the programs have annotated by audience members or autographed by the debaters. Most of the transcripts are bound, occasionally with one volume containing multiple debates.

Organization and Arrangement

Material in this series is arranged into two subseries: Programs and Transcripts. The Programs subseries folders are arranged alphabetically by the type of debate, then chronologically. Folders in the Transcripts subseries are arranged chronologically.

 CA1204/06.1 Programs 

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Programs -- Intercollegiate 1896-1903   

1

Programs -- Intercollegiate 1904-1910   

1

Programs -- Intercollegiate 1911-1914   

1

Programs -- Intercollegiate 1915-1919   

1

Programs -- Intercollegiate 1920-1925   

1

Programs -- Intercollegiate 1926-1928   

1

Programs -- Intercollegiate 1929-1931   

1

Programs -- Intercollegiate 1932-1933   

1

Programs -- Intercollegiate 1934-1935   

1

Programs -- Intercollegiate 1936-1937   

1

Programs -- Intercollegiate 1938-1948   

1

Programs -- Intercollegiate 1970-2005, undated   

1

Programs -- International 1908-1924   

1

Programs -- International 1925   

1

Programs -- International 1926-1929   

1

Programs -- International 1930-1946   

1

Programs -- International 1947-1957   

1

Programs -- International 1970-1997, undated   

1

Programs -- Interscholastic League 1920-1929   

1

Programs -- Interscholastic League 1930-1933   

1

Programs -- Interscholastic League 1934-1937   

1

Programs -- Interscholastic League 1938-1939   

1

Programs -- Interscholastic League 1940-1941   

1

National Debate Tournament 1977-1980   

2

National Debate Tournament 1981-1984   

2

National Debate Tournament 1986-1990   

2

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1865-1864   

2

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1865-1872   

2

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1865-1878   

2

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1879-1880   

2

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1881-1883   

2

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1884-1885   

3

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1886   

3

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1887   

3

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1888   

3

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1889   

3

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1890-1891   

3

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1892-1893   

3

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1894   

4

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1895-1896   

4

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1897-1899   

4

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1901-1909   

4

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1910-1917   

4

Programs -- Class Debates and Declamations 1918-1933   

4

 CA1204/06.2 Transcripts 

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Transcripts 1864   

1

Transcripts 1894   

1

Transcripts 1896   

1

Transcripts 1897   

1

Transcripts 1898   

1

Transcripts 1901   

1

Transcripts 1903   

9

Transcripts 1905   

1

Transcripts 1905   

1

Transcripts 1906   

1

Transcripts, folder 1 of 3 1907   

1

Transcripts, folder 2 of 3 1907   

1

Transcripts, folder 3 of 3 1907   

9

Transcripts, folder 1 of 3 1908   

1

Transcripts, folder 2 of 3 1908   

1

Transcripts, folder 3 of 3 1908   

9

Transcripts 1909   

2

Transcripts 1910   

2

Transcripts 1911   

2

Transcripts 1912   

2

Transcripts 1913   

2

Transcripts 1914   

2

Transcripts 1916   

2

Transcripts, folder 1 of 2 1917   

2

Transcripts, folder 2 of 2 1917   

2

Transcripts 1918   

3

Transcripts 1919   

3

Transcripts 1920   

3

Transcripts 1921   

3

Transcripts 1923   

3

Transcripts 1924   

3

Transcripts 1925   

3

Transcripts 1927   

3

Transcripts, folder 1 of 4 1928   

4

Transcripts, folder 2 of 4 1928   

4

Transcripts, folder 3 of 4 1928   

4

Transcripts, folder 4 of 4 1928   

4

Transcripts, folder 1 of 4 1929   

4

Transcripts, folder 2 of 4 1929   

4

Transcripts, folder 3 of 4 1929   

5

Transcripts, folder 4 of 4 1929   

5

Transcripts, folder 1 of 3 1930   

5

Transcripts, folder 2 of 3 1930   

5

Transcripts, folder 3 of 3 1930   

5

Transcripts, folder 1 of 3 1931   

6

Transcripts, folder 2 of 3 1931   

6

Transcripts, folder 3 of 3 1931   

6

Transcripts, folder 1 of 2 1932   

6

Transcripts, folder 2 of 2 1932   

6

Transcripts, folder 1 of 3 1933   

7

Transcripts, folder 2 of 3 1933   

7

Transcripts, folder 3 of 3 1933   

7

Transcripts, folder 1 of 3 1934   

7

Transcripts, folder 2 of 3 1934   

7

Transcripts, folder 3 of 3 1934   

7

Transcripts 1935   

8

Transcripts 1936   

8

Transcripts, folder 1 of 2 1937   

8

Transcripts, folder 2 of 2 1937   

8

Transcripts 1938   

8

Transcripts 1939   

8

Transcripts 1940   

8

Transcripts 1941   

8

Transcripts 1942   

8

Transcripts 1943   

8

Transcripts 1945   

8

Transcripts 1946   

8

Transcripts 1953   

9

Transcripts 1958   

9

Transcripts 1961   

9

Transcripts undated   

9

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 CA1204/07 Scrapbooks ca. 1916-1956   6 manuscript boxes; 3 oversize boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains twenty-one scrapbooks documenting debate trips, team members and coaches, individual debates, and other activities of the debate club. The scrapbooks contain photographs, newspaper clippings, handwritten text, correspondence, programs, and small artifacts.

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 CA1204/08 Posters 1971-2004   1.0 oversize boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains posters advertising debates both on and off-campus, including several international debates. It also includes photo collage posters of debate events.

Box

Bates posters 1989-2004   

1

Bates posters undated   

1

Non-Bates posters 1971-1997, undated   

1

Oversize posterboard w/ photos, flyers, programs, clippings 1986-2002 

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