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Guide to the Reuben Dean Bowen Papers, 1871-1938 and undated

Abstract

Businessman, farmer, promoter of the cotton industry, from Paris (Lamar County), Texas.

Chiefly Bowen's business papers, consisting of correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, and printed material and volumes. A major portion of the collection concerns agriculture, especially cotton, including the marketing and promotion of cotton and Bowen's relationship with a number of local and national agricultural organizations. Also includes information about J. P. Morgan and the formation of U.S. Steel Corp., labor and labor legislation, U.S. politics and government, European affairs after World War I, prohibition, and food and drug legislation. The collection also contains the diaries of Adelaide Marie Bowen, Reuben's daughter, from 1918-1921.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Bowen, Reuben Dean
Title
Reuben Dean Bowen papers 1871-1938 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
35.6 Linear Feet, 26,683 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The papers of Reuben Dean Bowen span the years 1871-1938 and chiefly are made up of Bowen's business papers, consisting of correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, and printed material and volumes. A major portion of the collection concerns agriculture, especially cotton, including the marketing and promotion of cotton and Bowen's relationship with a number of local and national agricultural organizations. Also includes information about J. P. Morgan and the formation of U.S. Steel Corp., labor and labor legislation, U.S. politics and government, European affairs after World War I, prohibition, and food and drug legislation. The collection also contains the diaries of Adelaide Marie Bowen, Reuben's daughter, from 1918-1921.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

1857-1915 Feb. 15
Box 1
1915 Feb. 16- Sept. 15
Box 2
1915 Sept. 16- Dec.
Box 3
1916 Jan.- Apr. 15
Box 4
1916 Apr. 16- June 15
Box 5
1916 June 16- Sept. 20
Box 6
1916 Sept. 21- 1917 Apr. 15
Box 7
1917 Apr. 16- 1918 Jan.
Box 8
1918 Feb.- 1919 July
Box 9
1919 Aug.- 1920 May
Box 10
1920 June- 1921 Aug.
Box 11
1921 Sept.- 1922 Aug.
Box 12
1922 Sept.- 1923
Box 13
1924 Jan.- Mar.
Box 14
1924 Apr.- Dec.
Box 15
1925 Jan.- Sept.
Box 16
1925 Oct.- 1926
Box 17
1927- 1928 Jan.
Box 18
1928 Feb.- Aug.
Box 19
1928 Sept.- 1929 Feb.
Box 20
1929 Mar.- July
Box 21
1929 Aug.- Nov. 15
Box 22
1929 Nov. 16- 1930 May
Box 23
1930 June- 1931 Feb.
Box 24
1931 Mar.- 1932 May
Box 25
1932 June- 1933
Box 26
1934-1938
Box 27
Undated
Box 28-32
Newspaper Clippings
Box 32-34
Cancelled Checks
Box 35
Christmas Cards and Miscellaneous Cards
Box 35
Pamphlets and Miscellaneous Printed Material
Box 36-37
Pamphlets and Volumes
Box 38-40
Photographs
Box 41
Bowen, Adelaide Marie. Baby book, 1896-. Paris, TX. Originally M-377.
Box 42
Bowen, Adelaide Marie. Diary, 1918. Paris, TX, and New Orleans, LA. Originally S-378.
Box 42
Bowen, Adelaide Marie. Diary, 1919. Paris, TX, and New Orleans, LA. Originally S-379.
Box 42
Bowen, Adelaide Marie. Diary, 1920. Paris, TX, and New Orleans, LA. Originally S-380.
Box 42
Bowen, Adelaide Marie. Diary, 1921. Paris, TX, and New Orleans, LA. Originally S-381.
Box 42
Cotton Trade Journal, 1938.
Box 42

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Reuben Dean Bowen Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Reuben Dean Bowen Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1938.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff,

Encoded by Ted Holt and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, May 2008

Accession from 1938 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.