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Chaplain's Office records

Identifier: CA02.91

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence and memoranda, memorial service programs, reports, brochures and flyers, newsletters, and a few clippings. A number of materials relate to the Chapel building itself, in particular the dedication services, and records on the Chapel organ and stained-glass windows. Administrative materials include budget and committee files.


  • 1870-2012


Access Restrictions

Administrative records are closed to researchers for 20 years from date of creation.

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

[From the Bates website.] The Multifaith Chaplaincy at Bates College offers a variety of opportunities to students, faculty, and staff for the support and nurture of their spiritual lives and learning. In addition to being available to all in the College for personal counsel as well as spiritual direction and care, the Multifaith Chaplaincy supports the several religious communities present on campus.

The Multifaith Chaplaincy also sponsors many programs and occasions for the development of soul and mind in the context of community.

Promoting an explicitly multireligious orientation and program, we seek to encourage a climate of genuine religious pluralism at Bates, in which the diversity and differences among us are respected and fruitfully engaged, not muted or merely tolerated. People of all religious traditions as well as those who do not identify with any religious tradition are welcome to participate in all of the Multifaith Chaplaincy's programs and to utilize our services.

The Multifaith Chaplaincy works with several volunteer Associated Chaplains who serve the needs of particular faith communities at Bates.


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Language of Materials



The Chaplain's Office sub-group contains records on the activities and programs conducted by that office, or reflecting of some of the religious life on the Bates College campus. This sub-group also contains material about the Bates College Chapel, both the current building and the original chapel room in Hathorn Hall.

Organization and Arrangement

These records are arranged into two series: Administrative Files and Publications. Within each series, files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Guide to the Chaplain's Office records, 1870-2011
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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