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Charles F. Phillips papers

Identifier: MC087

Scope and Content Note

The Charles F. Phillips papers are composed of personal material related to Phillips and his wife, Evelyn, as well as his professional material unrelated to his tenure as Bates College president from 1944-1967. For the official records of Phillips's presidency, see CA02.06, Bates College Office of the President, Charles F. Phillips Records.

Included in the collection are: copies of Phillips's many articles about economics, marketing, business and other topics; other writings, including an unpublished book manuscript; photographs from before, during and after his life at Bates; items related to the Phillipses' extensive travel to places such as Europe and India; correspondence with family and friends; and his diaries.


  • 1910-1997, undated


Access Restrictions

The 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

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 student's academic tenure. The campus physical presence also grew, as some fourteen buildings were added.


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Language of Materials



This collection contains the personal papers of Bates College president Charles F. Phillips. It also includes his professional papers unrelated to his time as Bates president (1944-1967) and personal material related to his wife, Evelyn, including their extensive travels together to such places as India and Europe.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is organized into six series: I. Diaries, II. Correspondence, III. Photographs, IV. Writings, V. Personal and professional material; and VI. Travel.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Accession No.: 98-018, 02-012.

Processing Information

Processed by Kat Stefko and Elaine Ardia, July 2008.

Guide to the Charles F. Phillips papers, 1910-1997, n.d.
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Kat Stefko and Elaine Ardia
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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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