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Finding Aid for the Roy Vernon Sowers Collection, 1940-1996
MS.1997.006  
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Box 1, Folder 1

Book Club of California -- Quarterly Newsletter 1953, 1964, 1969

Box 1, Folder 2

Photocopies of Prospectuses

Scope and Content Note

Includes covers of catalogs, a short biography of Sowers, and invitations to various events held by Sowers.
Box 1, Folder 3

Typed Memoir of Roy Vernon Sowers early 1940s

Box 1, Folder 4

Photocopy of "An Excerpt from the Book Catalogues of Roy Vernon Sowers" 1980

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence 1996

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter and memoir by Sowers' daughter, Lucia Frances Bridge Sowers Hyde, and other correspondence sent to Burford-Mason including a typed interview of Anthony Sowers (a son of Sowers).
Box 1, Folder 6

Biographical material about Sowers

Scope and Content Note

Includes photocopies of material from multiple sources.
Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence 1996

Note

Includes letters asking about Sowers' mentors and place of death.
Box 1, Folder 8

Copy of Sowers collection finding aid from Stanford University ca. 1996

Box 1, Folder 9

Letter and two pamphlets 1996

Scope and Content Note

Includes a letter from Glen Dawson to Bruce Whiteman about Sowers. Also includes a brochure from the Huntington Library and a publications list from Dawson's Book Shop from 1905 to 1972.
Box 1, Folder 10

Sowers List 1972

Box 1, Folder 11

OCLC Printouts

Scope and Content Note

Includes a list of books about the Huntington Library and the Pasadena area.
Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence 1996

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters to and from Burford-Mason inquiring about holdings at various libraries for books and information about Sowers, his wife, and other people related to Sowers.
Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence and photocopies of catalogs ca. 1996

Scope and Content Note

Includes photocopies of catalogs of Sowers' books, and correspondence from Burford-Mason to and from individuals inquiring for information about Sowers.