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Arthur W. Bower papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 10

Scope and Contents

The Bower papers (MC 10) consist of correspondence from Bower to his family, Bower’s personal diaries, and two rice paper booklets of woodblock prints. Within Bower's correspondence, there are two final letters written from his sheep ranch in Montana and reflect life in the late 19th century. The diaries included within the collection depict the daily activities of a Dutchess County Farm, and of student life at RPI.  The final diary covers the periods in which Bower was a teacher at RPI.  Bower’s astute observations and thoughtful comments on national as well as local events make this collection a valuable tool for researchers.

Dates

  • Created: 1861-1881
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1965

Creator

Extent

0.50 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection consists of correspondence from Bower to his family, Bower’s personal diaries, and two rice paper booklets of woodblock prints.

Arrangement Note

The correspondence and diaries are arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

See Faculty/Alum file on Arthur Wellington Bower for an article written about Bower by Samuel Reznick for New York History, 1971.

Processing Information

Collection was reboxed and re-organized to reflect chronological order.
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Archon Finding Aid Title
Author
Bonnie Koopman
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Institute Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Institute Archives and Special Collections
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