Guide to the Harry W. Rowe papers, 1854-1981 | MC071

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Rowe, Harry W.
Title
Harry W. Rowe papers
ID
MC071
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1920-1980
Date [inclusive]
1854-1981
Extent
13.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Contains correspondence and memoranda, clippings, notes, photographs, reports, scrapbooks, and speeches concerning the activities and interests of Harry Rowe. The records cover his tenure as a student and employee at Bates College, as well as his retirement years. The bulk of the Bates records contained herein are from his work under Presidents Chase, Gray, and Phillips, as well as his interest in the history of the college and its founding by President Cheney.

Preferred Citation

Harry W. Rowe papers, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

Harry Willison Rowe was born in Mercer, Maine, on November 13, 1887, to Willison and Penny Louisa (Groves) Rowe. In 1900, shortly after the death of his mother, Harry was sent to live with a family in Pittsfield, Maine, where he worked performing chores in the boarding house and farm they ran, and attended classes at Pittsfield Grammar School. Shortly afterward he attended Maine Central Institute, graduating in 1906. Between 1906 and 1908, when he entered Bates College, Rowe served as the principal for the Troy High School, as well as serving as pastor to the Baptist Churches in Eastbrook and Waltham, Maine. While at Bates, one of Rowe's significant activities was debating, and he was generally known as one of the best speakers in his class. During this time, he also served as the pastor at the Baptist Church in Lisbon Falls for three years.

Following graduation in 1912, Rowe worked as the field secretary for the Maine Christian Endeavor society until 1914, when he was hired as the secretary to the Student YMCA at Bates, beginning 44 years of service to the school. Rowe also served as Bursar, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds, Alumni Secretary, Dean of Admission for Men, Assistant to the President, and in 1946 was appointed to be Bates' first Dean of Faculty, which he held until his retirement in 1958. Rowe also created and for a time edited the Bates alumni magazine, ''The Alumnus.' In addition to his work at Bates, Rowe also served as a trustee to the Maine Central Institute, joined the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club along with a number of other service, social, and historical organizations, and took the time to assist and mentor many Bates students, staff, and faculty. Upon his retirement, Rowe was named Dean emeritus and became the unofficial Bates College historian and archivist, a position he used to begin collecting historical material on Bates, and which formed the basis for the College records in the Muskie Archives today. He married Hope Chandler in 1913, and they had three children together, Ruth, Robert, and Esther. Harry Rowe passed away in Lewiston on December 23, 1980.

Scope and Content Note

The Harry Rowe Collection contains records created and kept by Harry Rowe during his days as a student and an employee at Bates College. The bulk of the Bates records contained herein are from his work under Presidents Chase, Gray, and Phillips, as well as his interest in the history of the college and its founding by President Cheney. In addition, there is a large amount of material documenting Rowe's interests outside of work from before and after his retirement, including his work on the historical collections he gathered at Bates, and his interest in Maine history and his family genealogy.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into six series: I. Bates files; II. Bates history and alumni; III. Personal files; IV. Scrapbooks; V. Oversize; and VI. Photographs.

See each Series Note for details on arrangement.

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

Some folders are closed to 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.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Gift of Ruth Rowe Wilson, 1998 and 2007. Accession No.: 1998-006.

Processing Information

Processed by Pat Webber, June 2007.

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Related Materials

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--History
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Staff
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Students

Personal Name(s)

  • Rowe, Harry W. (Harry Willison), 1887-1980--Archives

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Collection Inventory

 MC071/01 Bates records 1918-1978 Bulk dates: 1935-1958   2.0 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

These files pertain to Rowe's employment at Bates College, as Alumni and YMCA Secretary, Bursar, Assistant to the President, and Dean of the Faculty. Most of the records seem to pertain to his position as Dean, but as the files were orginally kept (and received by the Archives) together without apparent division by job title, they have been arranged together in a similar manner. (Exception: see Scope/Content note in collection CA 02.02.) In addition, some items in this series date after Rowe's retirement from Bates in 1958; this material has been retained in the order received by the Archives, and probably as Rowe filed it.

Organization and Arrangement

The records in this series are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Access Restrictions

Some folders are restricted.

Box

Admissions/Statement of Ideals of Bates College ca. 1922, 1950   

1

Advertisements in the 'Bates Alumnus' 1933-1934   

1

Alcoholism 1952   

1

Alumni Activities 1935, undated   

1

American Association of University Professors (AAUP) 1942   

1

Baptist Affiliation (Bates) 1947, 1954   

1

Bates Publishing Association 1928-1959   

1

Bates Round Table 1933-1943   

1

Bates Round Table 1957-1958   

1

Bickford Library 1969   

1

Bowdoin Goalposts 1936   

1

Campus Attitudes 1934-1951, undated   

1

Campus Census (Bates Figures) 1945-1957   

1

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching 1946-1958   

1

Christian Science Students and the Bates Infirmary 1948-1956   

1

Citizenship Lab 1948-1953   

1

Class Events 1952-1978   

1

Commencement Protocol 1937-1956   

1

Conference Committee 1940-1953   

1

Correspondence - Cecil P. Brown 1929-1932   

1

Correspondence - Roy S. Fairfield [RESTRICTED] 1947-1952   

1

Correspondence - Leslie S. Forster 1955   

1

Correspondence - General 1930-1958   

1

Correspondence - Clifton D. Gray 1919-1944   

1

Correspondence - Florence Hale 1932   

1

Correspondence - Norman Temple 1943   

1

Correspondence re: dancing from alumni 1921 

1

Dances and Dancing 1921-1958   

1

Dean's Doodlings 1964   

1

Delta Sigma Rho 1947-1952   

1

Education and Psychology Graduate and Evening Courses 1944-1953   

2

Extracurricular Activities Committee 1934-1957   

2

Faculty Evaluations [RESTRICTED] 1949-1958   

2

Faculty Exchange 1952-1955   

2

Faculty Information 1944-1958   

2

Faculty Salaries [RESTRICTED} 1945-1956   

2

First Aid Classes 1950-1951   

2

Guidance and Placement Service 1947-1957   

2

Health Services 1946-1953   

2

Henry W. Oakes Award 1955-1959   

2

House mothers for men 1954   

2

Humor Magazine 1950   

2

Inaugurations (Non-Bates) 1950-1958   

2

Maine College-Community Research Program 1955   

2

Mayoralty 1946-1958   

2

"Meditations" from the Bates Campus 1944-1963   

2

Million Dollar Fund 1921-1924   

2

Moral Values (Goals III Group) 1951-1953   

2

Nursing Program, Accreditation (National League of Nursing) 1953-1955   

3

Nursing Program, Affiliations 1945-1954   

3

Nursing Program, Background and Current Problems 1955   

3

Nursing Program, General 1937-1957, undated   

3

Nursing Program, Statistics 1944-1955   

3

Opinion Survey, General 1936-1937   

3

Opinion Survey, Bates, folder 1/2 ca. 1938   

3

Opinion Survey, Bates, folder 2/2 ca. 1938   

3

Parker Hall undated   

3

Phi Beta Kappa 1935-1950   

3

Phi Beta Kappa, By-Laws Revision 1935-1950, undated   

3

Physical Education and Athletics 1940-1954   

3

President Phillips Memoranda 1944-1949   

4

President Phillips Memoranda 1950-1956   

4

Presidential Succession (Phillips) 1943-1945   

4

Questionnaires - Alumni (Other Institutions) 1933-1946   

4

Questionnaires - American Alumni Council 1929-1948   

4

Questionnaires - College and University 1949-1958   

4

Questionnaires - General 1937-1940   

4

Receipts - Rand Hall 1920-1922   

4

Rules and Regulations 1932-1958   

4

Smith Hall 1930   

4

Smoking on Campus 1942-1947   

4

The Snoopcat 1933   

4

Social Security and TIAA 1948-1952   

4

Speeches and Notes 1941-1959   

4

Student Assistants 1940-1946   

4

Treat Gallery 1947-1956   

4

YMCA 1918-1927   

4

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 MC071/02 Bates history and alumni 1854-1980 Bulk dates: 1958-1980   2.0 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series contains records kept by Rowe pertaining to his activities and researches as the unofficial Bates historian and archivist. Most of the records date to the period after his retirement, but there are a number of documents from before 1958, as Rowe long had an interest in the history of the College. Most of the files contain correspondence, clippings, and other items that cover specific topics on the history of Bates, its founders, its early history, and its faculty and alums. In addition, there are also some files pertaining to Rowe's own history with Bates, notably folders on his graduating class of 1912, and a folder on the commemoration ceremony held before his retirement, titled "A Day for Harry."

Organization and Arrangement

The files in this series are arrange alphabetically by folder title, with a separate sub-series relating to particular Bates Alumni at the end of the series (these can be found in Box 4).

Box

Alonzo Garcelon circa 1934   

5

Alumni Association Notes 1916,1954   

5

Alumni Class Manual 1969   

5

Alumni Materials 1908-1978   

5

"Bates Alumnus" Indexes 1938-1954   

5

Bates Horse Opera 1957   

5

Bates Round Table 1980   

5

Bates Seal and Colors 1956-1963, undated   

5

Campaign for Bates 1977-1978   

5

Campus Buildings - Names 1917-1958   

5

Campus Fires 1980, undated   

5

Centennial 1960-1964   

5

Class of 1912 1911-1967   

5

Class of 1912 65th Anniversary 1977   

5

Clippings, folder 1/3 1856-1980   

5

Clippings, folder 2/3 1957-1977   

5

Clippings, folder 3/3 1865-1878   

5

Clippings--Early Bates recollections 1929, 1939   

5

College Club 1948-1956   

5

College Club 1958-1967   

6

College Club 1975-1980   

6

Coolidge and Carlson, Architects 1921-1944   

6

Correspondence - "The Bates Smoker" 1954-1960   

6

Correspondence - Bates Songs 1951-1959   

6

Correspondence - Batesiana 1940,1952-1973   

6

Correspondence - George Colby Chase 1896-1897, 1918   

6

Correspondence - "College Historian" 1958-1959   

6

Correspondence - "College Historian" 1960-1969   

6

Correspondence - General 1870-1920, 1955   

6

Correspondence re: College's founding date 1938   

6

Correspondence re: Elias Gove 1964, n.d.   

6

Correspondence re: New Hampton Literary and Biblical Institution 1854, 1955, n.d.   

6

Correspondence re: Rev. Oren Cheney and Freewill Baptist Church, Augusta (See also: Bates History - Centennial) 1959-1963   

6

Correspondence re: Dean Marianna Woodhull 1947, undated 

6

"A Day for Harry" 1958   

6

Deceased Alums 1956-1972   

6

Delta Sigma Rho and Tau Sigma Alpha 1956-1972, undated   

6

Faculty Biographies 1958-1976, undated   

6

First Football Game 1934   

6

General 1935-1980, n.d.   

6

Gray Athletic Building 1925-1956   

6

"Harrirowe, His Page" 1944   

7

"Harry Rowe Remembers" 1977   

7

Hathorn Family 1961-1964, undated   

7

Hezekiah Chase House (See also: Bates History - Correspondence - College Historian) 1970-1980   

7

The Lebanons in Maine and Bates College undated   

7

Levi Wentworth Stanton undated   

7

Noted Bates Graduates ca. 1930   

7

Notes from an Oldtimer 1968   

7

Notes on Bates History 1855-1979, undated   

7

Ocean Park Association and Bates (Address by Rowe) 1956   

7

Phi Beta Kappa 1963-1980   

7

Speeches and Remarks 1958-1966   

7

Stanton Bird Club ("The Seeing Eye") undated   

7

Stanton Ride 1916-1980   

7

Student Council undated   

7

Sumner Chair 1977   

7

Traditions Night (Freshman Week) 1946-1967   

7

Alumni - General 1950, undated   

7

Alumni - Emma Clark Rand 1957-1961   

7

Alumni - Louis B. Costello 1959   

7

Alumni - Oliver F. Cutts undated   

7

Alumni - Wayne E. Davis 1970   

7

Alumni - L. Whitney Elkins (See also: Bates History - Correspondence - College Historian) 1957-1959   

7

Alumni - Lucy E. Genthner Baker undated   

7

Alumni - Revd. Peter Gomes 1968-1980   

8

Alumni - Prof. R. R. Gould 1960-1980, undated   

8

Alumni - Samuel L. Gould 1959-1970   

8

Alumni - Richard L. Hall 1974-1980   

8

Alumni - Everett C. Higgins 1950-1970   

8

Alumni - Arthur Irish 1966   

8

Alumni - Raymond L. Kendall undated   

8

Alumni - Mabel Libby undated   

8

Alumni - Charles A. Magoon undated   

8

Alumni - Carl E. Milliken undated   

8

Alumni - Mary Mitchell Birchall 1922-1940   

8

Alumni - Brooks Quimby 1967-1973   

8

Alumni - Albert A. Rand undated   

8

Alumni - Norman E. Ross ca. 1968   

8

Alumni - Beatrice Witter Donovan 1974   

8

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 MC071/03 Personal files 1868-1981 Bulk dates: 1957-1980   6.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series contains a wide variety of material of personal nature, that documents many of Rowe's activities outside of his Bates work. The largest portion of this series is the correspondence files, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Most letters are filed together by first letter of the correspondent's last name, but a few individuals have been given their own folder due to a large volume of material or to the relative importance of the correspondent. There are also a number of correspondence files arranged by subject, that follow the correspondence from individuals. Another major portion of this series is Rowe's researches into family history, as he traced his early American and European ancestors. These folders are arranged alphabetically by family name, and subsequently with the heading 'Genealogy' to indicate a more general set of researches. There are also files on his research into Maine and United States history, his memberships in several fraternal and social organizations, and several files of material from his Bates College and secondary school days.

Organization and Arrangement

Primarily alphabetical by name or subject. For additional information, see the series description above.

Access Restrictions

Some folders are restricted.

Box

Accreditation Visits - New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools 1965   

9

Allport Religious Inventory undated   

9

Autographs 1900, 1952-1978   

9

Certificates, Licenses, Memberships 1905-1977   

9

Church Sermons 1966-1968, undated   

20

Church Work 1910, undated   

9

Colleges and the Church 1954-1959   

9

Correspondence - no last name 1954-1976, undated   

9

Correspondence - A 1955-1980   

9

Correspondence - Charles H. Abbott 1950-1974   

9

Correspondence - Delbert E. Andrews 1955-1959   

9

Correspondence - Alfred Williams Anthony 1929-1933   

9

Correspondence - B 1951-1977   

9

Correspondence - Annette Baker 1910-1913   

9

Correspondence - Luther Bonney 1948-1958   

9

Correspondence - Pearl S. Buck 1955   

9

Correspondence - C 1914-1980   

9

Correspondence - Gladys Hasty Carroll 1944-1945   

9

Correspondence - Elizabeth Chase 1955-1961   

9

Correspondence - George Colby Chase 1906-1915   

9

Correspondence - Mildred L. Childs 1956-1978   

9

Correspondence - Frank M. Coffin 1978-1980   

9

Correspondence - William S. Cohen 1976-1977   

9

Correspondence - Kenneth M. Curtis 1967-1979   

10

Correspondence - Leverett H. Cutten 1955-1957, undated   

10

Correspondence - D 1947-1980   

10

Correspondence - Wayne E. Davis 1940-1980   

10

Correspondence - Margaret DeLand undated   

10

Correspondence - Elisabeth Anthony Dexter 1956-1963   

10

Correspondence - E 1956-1980   

10

Correspondence - F 1951-1979   

10

Correspondence - Roy S. Fairfield 1964-1978   

10

Correspondence - George French 1963, undated   

10

Correspondence - G 1952-1980   

10

Correspondence - A. L. Gerrish undated   

10

Correspondence -- Henry L. Gerry 1953-1958   

10

Correspondence - Peter Gomes 1968-1977   

10

Correspondence - Frank Gouin 1975-1980   

10

Correspondence - H 1947-1980   

10

Correspondence - William D. Hathaway 1968-1977   

20

Correspondence - J 1908-1980   

10

Correspondence - Adalbert M. Jakeman 1948-1979   

10

Correspondence - Robert Jordan 1957-1980   

10

Correspondence - K 1956-1976   

11

Correspondence - L 1934-1980   

11

Correspondence - Justin Lawrie 1950-1955   

11

Correspondence - Justin Lawrie 1956-1969   

11

Correspondence - Shepard Lee 1971-1980   

11

Correspondence - Nils Lennartson 1944,1957-1961, undated   

11

Correspondence - Ragnar Lind (Geoffrey Lynn) undated   

11

Correspondence - Milt Lindholm 1976, undated   

11

Correspondence - James B. Longley, Sr. 1971-1979   

11

Correspondence - Ma to Me 1945-1978   

11

Correspondence - Mi to My 1949-1980   

11

Correspondence - Charles A. Magoon 1950-1953   

11

Correspondence - Benjamin E. Mays 1953-1980   

11

Correspondence - J. Lawrence Meader 1930-1931   

11

Correspondence - George J. Mitchell 1977-1979   

11

Correspondence - David B. Morey 1939-1980   

11

Correspondence - Joseph L. Moulton 1956-1980   

11

Correspondence - Edmund S. Muskie 1954-1978   

11

Correspondence - N 1955-1980   

11

Correspondence - Daisy Dill Norton 1946   

12

Correspondence - O 1957-1980   

12

Correspondence - P 1924-1980   

12

Correspondence - Charles E. Packard 1930-1947   

12

Correspondence - Charles F. Phillips 1946-1979   

12

Correspondence - Daniel A. Poling 1916-1967   

12

Correspondence - Ruth V. Pope 1929-1931   

12

Correspondence - Q 1978-1980   

12

Correspondence - R 1948-1980   

12

Correspondence - T. Hedley Reynolds 1968-1977   

12

Correspondence - Robert C. Rowe 1932-1969   

12

Correspondence - Robert C. Rowe (Naval Reserve Corr.) 1941   

12

Correspondence - Rowe Family 1932-1978, undated   

12

Correspondence - S 1926-1980   

12

Correspondence - Margaret Chase Smith 1948-1972   

12

Correspondence - Ronald Snell 1972-1979   

12

Correspondence - Adlai E. Stevenson 1955   

12

Correspondence - T 1942-1980   

13

Correspondence - Helen Gordon True 1936-1980   

13

Correspondence - U 1958-1977   

13

Correspondence - V 1929-1980   

13

Correspondence - W 1937, 1950-1980   

13

Correspondence - Grace V. Watkins 1946-1959   

13

Correspondence - S. C. Whitcomb 1905-1907   

13

Correspondence - Daniel and Frances Wiggin 1976-1980   

13

Correspondence - Y 1956-1977   

13

Correspondence - Z 1958-1976   

13

Correspondence - Business 1932-1957   

13

Correspondence - Christmas Cards and Letters, outgoing 1947-1959, undated   

13

Correspondence - "A Day for Harry" 1958   

13

Correspondence - Employment Opportunities 1919-1936   

13

Correspondence - Engagement Congratulations (to Hope Chandler Rowe) 1913   

13

Correspondence - Hereditary Register 1974   

13

Correspondence - Holiday Cards, general 1954-1956, undated   

13

Correspondence - Honorary Degree 1941-1942   

13

Correspondence - Hospital Stay 1969   

13

Correspondence - Lewiston-Auburn School of Religious Education 1926   

13

Correspondence - Prohibition/Temperance Movement 1911   

13

Correspondence - Salary (Bates) 1927-1954   

13

Family History - General Notes 1963-1967   

14

Family History - folder 1/2 undated   

14

Family History - folder 2/2 undated   

14

Family History - Adford 1975   

14

Family History - Bodge 1912   

14

Family History - Brazier undated   

14

Family History - Chase undated   

14

Family History - Curtis 1962, undated   

14

Family History - Dane 1962-1970, undated   

14

Family History - Ellery 1975, undated   

14

Family History - Frizel 1963, undated   

14

Family History - Frye undated   

14

Family History - Groves 1963-1976   

14

Family History - Hicks 1953   

14

Family History - Hovey 1960-1963   

14

Family History - Jordan 1958-1979, undated   

14

Family History - Kincaide, folder 1/2 1959-1968, undated   

15

Family History - Kincaide, folder 2/2 1963-1967   

15

Family History - Merrill 1957-1974   

15

Family History - Munsey 1966   

15

Family History - Osgood undated   

15

Family History - Parker undated   

15

Family History - Peabody undated   

15

Family History - Place 1963-1968   

15

Family History - Robinson 1957-1960   

15

Family History - Sparkes/McKenney 1967-1968   

15

Family History - Various 1963, undated   

15

Financial Affairs 1907-1937   

15

Genealogy - Book Searches 1957-1965   

15

Genealogy - General, folder 1/2 1950-1961   

16

Genealogy - General, folder 2/2 1963-1975   

16

Genealogy - Huguenot Register 1975   

16

Historic Preservation 1979-1980, undated   

16

Honorary Degree - University of Maine 1957   

16

Honorary Degree - Western New England College 1953   

16

Frank Hoy Testimonial 1966-1967   

16

International Society of Christian Endeavor 1891-1980   

16

Invitations 1955, undated   

16

Maine Central Institute 1929-1968   

16

Maine Central Institute - Cianchette Hall 1954-1958   

16

Maine History - Clippings and Old Newspapers 1878-1943   

16

Maine History - Clippings 1957-1967   

17

Maine History - Correspondence 1964-1975   

17

Maine History - Covered Bridges 1960-1976   

17

Maine History - General 1909-1979, undated   

17

Maine History - M. Louise Greene 1868-1954   

17

Maine History - Lewiston/Auburn 1940-1969   

17

Maine History - Mercer 1977-1980   

17

Maine History - Poland Spring 1927-1980   

17

Maine History - Troy, folder 1/2 1906-1977   

17

Maine History - Troy, folder 2/2 1907-1977   

17

Maine History - Women's College in Maine 1920-1924   

17

Masons 1956-1980   

Access Restrictions

Restricted

17

Memorial and Harry Rowe Memorial Scholarship 1980-1981   

17

Newburyport Silversmiths 1908-1962   

18

Quotations, Sayings, etc undated   

21

Retirement Survey 1952   

18

Schooling - Bates College English Notebook 1908   

18

Schooling - Bates College Grade Reports 1908-1912   

18

Schooling - Composition Notebook 1906   

18

Schooling - English Lesson undated   

18

Schooling - Maine Central Institute Address to Undergraduates 1906   

18

Schooling - Pittsfield Grammar School Graduation Speech 1901   

18

Social Organizations - General Genealogical Research 1961-1964   

19

Social Organizations - General Society of Colonial Wars 1961-1973   

19

Social Organizations - Huguenot Society undated   

19

Social Organizations - Order of the Founders and Patriots of America 1965-1979   

Access Restrictions

Restricted

19

Social Organizations - Rotary International 1957   

19

Social Organizations - Sons of the American Revolution 1956-1967   

19

Speeches and Notes 1963-1974, undated   

18

Troy High School Recognition 1908   

18

United States History - General 1971-1979, undated   

18

United States History - The Role of Colonial Colleges in the Revolution, folder 1/2 1961   

18

United States History - The Role of Colonial Colleges in the Revolution, folder 2/2 1961   

18

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 MC071/04 Scrapbooks 1908-1981   1 manuscript box; 3 oversize boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains four scrapbooks, only one of which appears to have been put together by Rowe himself. The first documents his student years at Bates, and includes photographs, clippings, letters, programs, brochures, and numerous artifacts from the period 1908-1912. Included in the back cover is a button from his 40th reunion in 1952. The next two (disbound) scrapbooks were apparently put together for or after his memorial service in 1980, which contains pictures, clippings and other items from his career and service activities, as well as letters of condolence to his daughter Ruth Rowe Wilson. The final scrapbook contains pictures of the campus and student activities at H.P.T. College in Nasik, India, circa 1960. It is not known who put together the last item, nor how it came into Rowe's possession.

Organization and Arrangement

Itemized.

Box

Memorial Scrapbooks 1980-1981   

22

Class of 1912 Scrapbook 1908-1952   

23

Unknown Scrapbook ca. 1960   

24

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 MC071/05 Oversize 1930-1981   1.0 oversize box

Scope and Content Note

This series contains the following seven items belonging to Rowe: his Notary Public certificates from 1920 to 1962; his membership in the Sons of the American Revolution from 1957; his appointment to the Maine State Sequicentennial Commission in 1967; his appointment to the Maine Archives Advisory Board in 1969 and 1970; and a memorial resolution presented in the state legislature in 1981, marking his passing. Also included in this series is Hope Rowe's membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, from 1930.

Organization and Arrangement

Itemized.

Box

Oversize materials   

25

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 MC071/06 Photographs 1911-1980, n.d.   0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Photographs cover a wide range of subjects including his college days, class reunions and various scenes from his Bates career. Also includes family cemetery plots, Freewill Baptist gatherings and images of the homesteads and cemetery plots of Ebenezer Knowlton, George Colby Chase, Mary Wheelwright Mitchell (Birchall) and headstone of Seth Hathorn.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box

Bates related 1911-1975, n.d.   

26

Family history 1952-1966, n.d.   

26

Freewill Baptists 1916, n.d.   

26

Harry W. Rowe undated   

26

Historical photos related to Bates College 1959-1964, n.d.   

26

Justin Lawrie and Singers 1952-1967, n.d.   

26

Miscellaneous 1944, 1980, n.d.   

26

Winter scenes photographed by George French undated   

26

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