Office of the President, Charles Franklin Phillips records
Scope and Content Note
The bulk of the records of the Phillips administration consists of his regular letters to Bates faculty, alumni, and Trustees, which he wrote during the entirety of his tenure. In these series of correspondence Phillips wrote of academic and financial activities, as well as many campus social activities. The records also contain other items of correspondence, including a few scattered letters and memoranda, most significantly correspondence received from honorary degree recipients. There are also three folders--mostly correspondence--on the purchase and reorganization of public television station WCBB in Augusta by Bates College.
The collection is open for research.
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.
Charles Franklin Phillips served as Bates fourth President, from 1944 to 1967. Phillips guided the College into the post-war years, continuing to expand the academic offerings and the faculty, and placing more of an emphasis on business and economic training for students. Phillips also oversaw the creation of the "Bates Plan of Education," which continued to emphasize the centrality of liberal arts education during a students academic tenure. The campus physical presence also grew, as some fourteen buildings were added.
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Language of Materials
These records contain material pertaining to the administration of Charles Franklin Phillips, President of Bates College from 1944 to 1966.
Organization and Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
- Guide to the Office of the President, Charles Franklin Phillips records, 1944-1971
- Edited Full Draft
- Pat Webber
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- Description is in: English
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