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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.

From the Archives: Old hockey puck and horse-drawn mail delivery

Friday, January 25, 2019 10:42 am

Mail delivery by horse-drawn carriage, and the hockey puck from a 1927 game that was “fast and furious and marked by many swinging sticks.”

From the Archives: Chase Hall barbershop and 1939 Wedgwood

Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:54 pm

From Brylcreem to bow ties, here are a few items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, elsewhere on campus — and beyond.

8 reasons why Edmund Muskie ’36 was an amazing political candidate in 1968

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 3:37 pm

Fifty years ago, Edmund Muskie '36 ran one of the “exemplary national campaigns of modern times.”

From the Archives: Ode to a 30-cent hot dog

Monday, November 26, 2018 12:00 am

A few items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library and elsewhere on campus — and beyond.

Video: Watch ski jumping off Mount David in 1936

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 2:51 pm

The spectacle of ski jumping from Mount David in 1936 was no less grand, or less popular, than the Olympic version.

Look What We Found: Jakub Kazecki’s 1905 Bates German Club medal

Saturday, October 7, 2017 11:45 am

“Students graduate and start their lives." But there are material things that will "bring them back to Bates and create a Bates identity.”

How did Ed Muskie ’36 get baseballs signed by the Yankees, Giants, and Dodgers?

Friday, May 5, 2017 8:00 am

The signed baseballs include Hall of Fame signatures of Jackie Robinson, Yogi Berra, and Mickey Mantle.

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.

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.

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