How do I find copies of Bowdoin prize essays from past years?
How do I find a Bowdoin prize paper?
Start with HOLLIS
All Bowdoin prize papers held by the Archives are cataloged in HOLLIS
Search by author, title, and/or keyword
You can also try a keyword search for any of the following terms:
o “bowdoin prize”
o “bowdoin prize” English
o “bowdoin prize” “natural sciences”
o “bowdoin prize” greek
o “bowdoin prize” latin
o “bowdoin prize” graduate
o “bowdoin prize” undergraduate
However, please note that prize papers for the various Bowdoin prize categories (undergraduate, graduate, English, natural history, Greek composition and Latin) can’t always be found with a keyword search that includes those words. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, re-do your search with just the keyword phrase “bowdoin prize” – you’ll get a broad range of results that you can then refine or sort by date to see the most recent ones.
Make a note of the Archives call number found in “Locations & Availability” or in the headings of more recent HOLLIS records
Examples of call numbers: HU 89.165.3509, Accession 2017.069 or Accession 19089
A comprehensive list of recent prize winning authors and titles is available on the FAS Prize Office website. http://prizes.fas.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k78478&pageid=icb.page407360 Use this information to search HOLLIS for specific authors/titles.
Access to original paper copies
Prize papers can be consulted in the Archives Reading Room (In-Library Use Only)
o Contact the Archives reference staff at email@example.com with your request; provide call number and/or HOLLIS number.
o “Locations & Availability” tab in HOLLIS will provide the Archives call number
o Prize papers marked with location “OFFSITE STORAGE” need to be requested in advance
o See Planning a Visit for more information
Ordering copies of Bowdoin Prize Papers
Per University policy, copying of prize papers requires the written permission of the author for a period of five years after the prize is awarded.
Copies of older prize papers can be ordered from the Harvard Library Imaging Services department.
o Start the process by registering for an account with Imaging Services
o When your account is in place, go to “Request for Photoduplication” under “New Requests” in the left column menu
o Complete the online order form, including the call number and or HOLLIS number fields
o When you submit the online order form, Imaging Services staff will reply with cost and delivery information.
o If you have any questions about this online ordering process, please contact Imaging Services staff directly.