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Thursday

March 27, 2014 2:08 pm

On Ed Muskie’s 100th birthday, six things everyone should know

On Ed Muskie’s 100th birthday, six things everyone should know

On his centennial today, what everyone should know about Edmund Muskie ’36, our iconic U.S. statesman and environmental pioneer.

Wednesday

August 8, 2012 10:00 am

Past is prologue, says new Muskie Archives director Pat Webber

Past is prologue, says new Muskie Archives director Pat Webber

The archives supports the academic community by keeping one foot in the past and one in the present.

Friday

February 11, 2011 3:02 pm

Scene Again: Classroom in the Sky

In 1940, the Civilian Pilot Training Program put Bates students in the air From high in the sky, Maine looks…

Friday

February 11, 2011 8:36 am

An Open Book

Ordering information for the Bound to Art exhibition catalog.

Monday

January 3, 2011 2:50 pm

Bound to Art reveals rare books in Bates collections

Displaying more than 40 rare books from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bound to Art is part of an 18-month celebration of the facility’s 25th anniversary. The college’s book collection ranges from incunabula of printing’s infancy to the finely printed works of today’s flourishing book arts movement.

Tuesday

November 2, 2010 8:25 am

Post-Gazette's David Shribman P'14 recalls Muskie's midterm speech 40 years ago

David Shribman P’14, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, devotes his nationally syndicated column to the events leading up to…

Thursday

April 29, 2010 7:25 am

Marking its 25th, Muskie Archives offers discussions on Earth Day, diversity

As Bates begins a yearlong celebration of the 25th anniversary of its Edmund S. Muskie Archives, panel discussions in May examine topics close to the late U.S. Sen. Muskie and to the college itself. Muskie ’36 was a Maine governor, U.S. senator and U.S. secretary of state whose achievements included landmark environmental legislation. The changing meanings of Earth Day are at issue in a panel discussion at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in the Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. A panel the following week explores issues around diversity at Bates, which was the first co-educational college in New England and was founded by abolitionists. A Diverse History — Race, Class and Gender at Bates College in the 19th Century. takes place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, also in the archives.

Sunday

March 1, 2009 12:40 pm

Reliving “A Night of Alchemy”

On a given February night in 1939, an entertainment-seeking Lewiston resident could sit at home and listen to Death Valley Days on the radio. Or he could take in a movie, like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, starring Mickey Rooney and Walter Connolly, at the Empire.

And if their appeal was nil? Well, how about the science show at Bates?

Saturday

November 1, 2008 8:44 am

It's all about the paper trail for archives director Kat Stefko

Asked to describe her job as an archivist, Katherine Stefko’s stock reply is, “I’m paid to read other people’s mail.” The joke is revealing. Director of archives and special collections at Bates, Stefko oversees the delicate work of gathering documentary materials that reveal the details — sometimes very personal — of history.

Tuesday

July 1, 2008 1:19 pm

Hedge and the Bill

As major renovations loom, Bates consideres the two building’s aesthetics and history