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Student Publications

Identifier: CA12.03

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains bound and unbound copies of student publications, including those published by the college or by students or student groups. Included are newspapers and news magazines, fiction and poetry journals, humor magazines, and items from various groups, clubs, and other organizations. These records do not include those of the Bates Publishing Association, which can be found in collection CA 12.02, Student Organizations.


  • 1870-[ongoing]

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.

Historical Note

The first student publication at Bates was the annual photo book, which became The Mirror by 1900. These photo books began appearing in 1870. The first publication reflecting student life and other activities on campus was the Bates Student, beginning in 1873. Thereafter the number of student publications waxed and waned with student interest, and the activities and interests of various campus student groups.


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Contains bound and unbound copies of a variety of student publications, published by the college as well as individual students or student groups. Prominent items in this collection include The Bates Student, The Garnet, and the Mirror.

Organization and Arrangement

The records are arranged into five series: I. "Single-folder" publications, being single issues or short runs of particular publications; II. The Bates Student ; III. The Garnet ; IV. John Galt Press; V. The Mirror. Items are arranged alphabetically by title, in the case of Series I, and chronologically for Series II through V.

Guide to the Student Publications, 1870-[ongoing]
Edited Full Draft
Pat Webber
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Description is in: English
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Repository Details

Part of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Repository

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