Bowdoin is a vibrant residential college nestled in a small, active New England town, but that is just the beginning. Our location places a wealth of landscapes and environments at our fingertips: To the south we have easy access to city life in Portland and Boston; to the north is the rich tradition of communities who have lived off the land for generations; to the west is the playground of lakes, rivers, and mountains; and to the east is the coastline representing so much that is central to the world’s issues today, from global warming and the health of our oceans to honoring and preserving the world’s beautiful landscapes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education says Bowdoin 'Resets Jefferson's Bar for Campus Architecture'.
Read about the history and architecture of Bowdoin’s buildings, extracted from Patricia McGraw Anderson's The Architecture of Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1988). Available online.
Images captured on campus in 1939 by renowned photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt and published in Life magazine's January 8, 1940, issue are available online through a partnership between the magazine and Google.
Access other Bowdoin images in Google's Life photo archive by typing "Bowdoin" in the search field.
The January 8, 1940, issue of Life magazine can be found in the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives.