• The Clean Water Act at 50: Community Perspectives
    Wednesday, October 26th, 7pm Pettengill G52 (Keck), 4 Andrews Road, Lewiston, Maine The Clean Water Act turns 50 this month. To commemorate this landmark piece of legislation, the Muskie Archives is hosting a panel discussion on “The Clean Water Act at 50: Community Perspectives.” Rather than a retrospective of legislative events of the 1970s, we … Read more
  • New Exhibit: Construction at Bates, 1900-1999
    As we watch the new buildings rising across the street at 55 and 65 Campus Avenue, we are reminded of the countless construction projects Bates has undertaken as the college has steadily expanded over the past 160 years. The exhibit case outside the offices of Special Collections now houses selected photographs documenting some of those … Read more
  • Veterans Day Exhibit and Resources
    The Muskie Archives houses materials relating to Bates Veterans from most major conflicts, and in honor of Veterans Day our Archives Supervisor Elaine Ardia has put together an exhibit of selected materials in the case outside our offices, as well as this list of resources for anyone wishing to do further research. Our exhibit includes Civil … Read more
  • The Clean Water Act Turns 40
    A new exhibit in the Muskie Archives foyer highlights the Clean Water Act of 1972 on its 40th anniversary. The exhibit features documents and photographs looking back at the pollution, policy and people involved with this landmark legislation. With Sen. Edmund S. Muskie as the driving force behind the legislation, Congress overwhelmingly overrode President Richard … Read more