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About this collection

This online collection includes digital copies of a small selection of the more than 10,000 historic photographs of Bates College held by the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. The collection documents the life of the College from 1875-present, although the bulk of the collection runs from the early 1890s though the early 1950s. Topics covered include campus buildings, athletics, classroom activities, clubs, dorm life, theater, and many other aspects or activities of the College. There are also photographs of faculty and staff, honorary degree recipients, commencement, and class reunions.

Digital copies are provided here for research purposes only. For more information about the collection, to request copies or permission to use or publish images, or to find additional photographs, please contact the Archives staff at or 207-786-6354.

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