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Bath High School Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0886-sc

Scope and Content Note

A collection of items associated with the high school in Bath, Maine and the Phi Rho Society organized by the high school students. Included are a bleacher ticket dated May 14, 1910; report cards for Wm. Drummond in 1842 at the North Male, Grammar School, Bath and for A. G. Page at the Bath High School in 1867; Bath High School graduation programs for 1870, 1871, 1873, and 1874; dance cards for sociables held in 1871 to 1875; order of exercises for Bath High School exhibitions on Nov. 18 and Nov. 28, 1870; order of exercises for Phi Rho exhibitions held on Feb. 2, 1870 and March 20, 1874; newspaper clipping describing a high school exhibition [undated]; a study book belonging to A. G. Page; reward of merit for Wm. Drummond; list of teachers' meetings for the school year 1903-1904; a poem titled Death of a pious teacher; and three issues of The Phi-Rhonian (v.2, no. 8-10, Dec. 1871-Feb. 1872)

Dates

  • 1842-1910

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Historical Note

The Bath High School was built in 1860. The Phi Rho Society was organized March 27, 1868 by the high school students. William E. Hogan was the traditional founder. This was a literary and debating society with the trimmings of Greek letter secrecy. Membership was by invitation. Meetings were held weekly at the high school building and the order of business included a debate, a reading, a declamation and a critique. This society alternately flourished and declined through a half century. The Phi-Rhonian was the monthly publication of the Phi Rho Society.

Extent

1 folder ((47 items) )

1 folio folder (3 items : 37 x 26 cm.)

Abstract

A collection of items associated with the high school in Bath, Maine and the Phi Rho Society organized by the high school students. Included are a bleacher ticket dated May 14, 1910; report cards for Wm. Drummond in 1842 at the North Male, Grammar School, Bath and for A. G. Page at the Bath High School in 1867; Bath High School graduation programs for 1870, 1871, 1873, and 1874; dance cards for sociables held in 1871 to 1875; order of exercises for Bath High School exhibitions on Nov. 18 and Nov. 28, 1870; order of exercises for Phi Rho exhibitions held on Feb. 2, 1870 and March 20, 1874; newspaper clipping describing a high school exhibition [undated]; a study book belonging to A. G. Page; reward of merit for Wm. Drummond; list of teachers' meetings for the school year 1903-1904; a poem titled Death of a pious teacher; and three issues of The Phi-Rhonian (v.2, no. 8-10, Dec. 1871-Feb. 1872)

Title
Guide to the Bath High School Collection
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686