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This detail of the bluejay plate from The Birds of America  shows what Audubon called the  "rogues" and "deceivers" of the bird world.
Video: Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ lands at the Bates library

Friday, April 29, 2016 11:53 am

Known as the "Bien" edition, the volume is huge — 57 pounds, with each page measuring 39 1/8 inches by 26 1/8 inches. Its Bates provenance is equally outsized.

Edmund Muskie '36 is sworn in as U.S. secretary of state by longtime friend and adviser Frank Coffin '40, a federal judge at the time. Looking on are, from left, President Jimmy Carter; Muskie's daughter Ellen Muskie Allen; and his wife, Jane Muskie.
On Ed Muskie’s 100th birthday, six things everyone should know

Thursday, March 27, 2014 2:08 pm

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

The women's dining room in Rand Hall, circa 1920. The archives helps faculty and students investigate how Bates' inclusive history has played out over time. Photograph courtesy of the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library.
Past is prologue, says new Muskie Archives director Pat Webber

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 10:00 am

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

Scene Again: Classroom in the Sky

Friday, February 11, 2011 3:02 pm

In 1940, the Civilian Pilot Training Program put Bates students in the...

An Open Book

Friday, February 11, 2011 8:36 am

Ordering information for the Bound to Art exhibition catalog.

Bound to Art reveals rare books in Bates collections

Monday, January 3, 2011 2:50 pm

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.

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

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 8:25 am

David Shribman P’14, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, devotes his nationally...

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

Thursday, April 29, 2010 7:25 am

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.

Reliving “A Night of Alchemy”

Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:40 pm

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?

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

Saturday, November 1, 2008 8:44 am

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.

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