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Items from the Bates artifacts collection, 1860s to 2011.See: bates.edu/muskie-archives/EADFindingAids/MC098.htmlIncluding: peace pipe used during class day; banners;Cornet used by Levi Washington Ballard who organized the Maine State Seminary Band; conk found by Outing Club; Paperweight with drawing of a scene from Bates vs Bowdoin football game of Oct. 29, 1898 showing William A. Saunders '99 with the ball and a score of Bates 6 and Bowdoin; nurse pin; shaving set; white cane used by President Phillips.
From the Archives: Tree conk, peace pipe, and football paperweight

Friday, May 3, 2019 11:30 am

From a paperweight inspired by a big Bates win to a peace pipe that raises questions, here are a few items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library.

Video: Winter Carnival torch lighting returned today with Maine Gov. Janet Mills

Friday, February 8, 2019 12:26 pm

Earlier today, a 20th-century Bates Outing Club tradition was reignited when newly...

Bates at Night: S’mores and more at the Bates Outing Club Lean-to

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:57 pm

“S'mores and campfires in the outdoors have been parts of the most empowering and connecting experiences during my time at Bates,” says Chandler Ryan ’19.

Photo Story: Leaping, skimming, and freezing at the Puddle Jump

Friday, February 19, 2016 11:37 am

The Bates Puddle Jump, the annual, you-have-to-be mad dash from shore to pond, has been going strong as a student rite of passage since 1975. A new wrinkle for 2016: Pond skimming!

Video: Bates seniors celebrate the end of thesis with a kiss-and-tell ritual

Thursday, April 2, 2015 11:23 am

A sweet Bates ritual helps seniors commemorate a pivotal moment — the completion of a thesis.

Lester Kenway ’75 lauded for ‘revolutionary’ work along Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:09 am

Lester Kenway '75 has dedicated his life to making the outdoors accessible to generations of hikers across the United States.

Video: 2014 Puddle Jump

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:05 am

It's a Bates tradition suitable for any hardy Bobcat, including this year an alumnus from the event's founding era.

Video: For AESOP trip leaders, Katahdin is the goal, camaraderie the result

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 12:04 pm

Joining a preorientation AESOP trip this year, photographer Mike Bradley captures the...

Fire on the mountain, thanks to Outing Club sky lantern launch

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:03 pm

Years ago, Bates students would climb Mount David to light massive bonfires to celebrate sports triumphs or to drive away the winter blahs.

Multimedia: Bates Outing Club decamps from 84-year-old digs

Friday, January 11, 2013 3:00 pm

Student and alums team up to move the Bates Outing Club headquarters from Alumni Gym to Chase Hall.

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