News Archive 2009-2018

A Rare Glimpse into Bowdoin’s Mysterious, Lovely Bliss Room Archives

The Bowdoin Art Society recently arranged a tour of the Bliss Room on the second floor of Hubbard Hall. The room is mostly locked, so all of the students who gathered outside the doors for a tour from Marieke Van Der Steenhoven, the library’s special collections and archives assistant, had never seen the room beyond what they could glimpse through the door’s small, oval windows. Van Der Steenhoven gave a comprehensive tour of the room. A shortened version of her tour is captured in the video above.