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Cultural Heritage Program

Identifier: CA09.58


This collection consists primarily of assignment sheets and syllabi used from 1946-1959. Additionally, it contains newspaper and journal articles on the program and correspondence from Professor Roy P. Fairfield about the program and some of the materials he donated to this collection.


  • 1946 - 2004
  • Majority of material found within 1946 - 1958

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

The Cultural Heritage Program program was created in 1946 as a set of courses designed as the capstone to the general education phase of the Bates Plan, a post-war curriculum development requiring every student to study a broad variety of subjects, regardless of major. It was required of juniors and seniors, and comprised of four semesters of courses which focused on the study of historically important books, documents, and artwork in order to fill in knowledge gaps among general education subjects of the Bates Plan. It was colloquially known as "Cultch".


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Organization and Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

General note

Files were previously part of the Batesiana subject files.

Guide to the Cultural Heritage Program, 1946-2004
Edited Full Draft
Meagan Doyle
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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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