Bates College Historic Photograph collection, PH-01


Bates College Historic Photograph collection, PH-01


This online collection includes digital copies of a small selection of the more than 10,000 historic photographs of Bates College held by the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. The collection documents the life of the College from 1875-present, although the bulk of the collection runs from the early 1890s though the early 1960s. Topics covered include campus buildings, athletics, classroom activities, clubs, dorm life, theater, and many other aspects or activities of the College. There are also photographs of faculty and staff, honorary degree recipients, commencement, and class reunions.

Digital copies are provided here for research purposes only. For more information about the collection, to request copies or permission to use or publish images, or to find additional photographs, please contact the Archives staff at or 207-786-6354.


Circa 1875 - present


Bates College Muskie Archives


Bates College Muskie Archives


Most photographs are copyright Bates College. For photographs containing no copyright statement, it is up to the researcher to determine the copyright holder (if any) before publishing the image. For questions regarding copyright, including image use and takedown requests, please contact Archives staff.



Collection Items

Baseball team picture
Front, l to r: Parsons, Goding, Pennell. Middle, l to r: Wilbur, Richards, Hatch, Norcross. Rear, l to r: Merrill, Nevins, Sanborn.

Class of 1892 baseball team
The sophomores of the Class of 1892 posed after defeating the Class of 1893. Front, l to r: McFadden, Sawyer, Skelton; Rear, l to r: Wilson, Little, Putnam, Emery, Walter, Donnocker.

Baseball team picture
State Champions for 1920

Baseball team picture
The Seniors of the 1931 baseball team

Baseball team picture
Coach William "Chick" Leahey '52 standing at left

Baseball team practice on Rand Field
Parker and Hathorn Halls are visible in the center background, original gymnasium at left

Baseball team practice in Gray Athletic Building
Coach Chick Leahey demonstrates bunting technique

Baseball game vs. unknown opponent
Batter is Christopher Bond '81

Baseball game vs. unknown opponent
Pitcher is Jeffrey Swanson '85
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