Faculty and Staff Organizations
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.
All materials are closed to researchers for 20 years from the date of the records' creation.
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.
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.
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Language of Materials
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.
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.
- Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939
- Bates College (Lewiston, Me.) -- Faculty
- Bates College (Lewiston, Me.) -- Staff
- Bates College (Lewiston, Me.) -- Societies, etc.
- Bates College (Lewiston, Me.) -- Archives
- Bates College (Lewiston, Me.). Bates Round Table
- Bates Needle Club
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Small, Addison
- Universities and colleges -- United States -- Societies, etc.
- Guide to the Faculty and Staff Organizations, 1879-2008
- Edited Full Draft
- Pat Webber
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- Language of description note
- Description is in: English
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