Josephine Fowler was a scholar, writer, and activist who researched early activity of the Communist Party in the United States,
particularly by Asian immigrants and Asian Americans, as well as gay and lesbian activism. The collection consists of copied
primary research materials, typed and handwritten notes, scholarly articles, transparencies, and correspondence related to
Fowler's research, teaching, and writing.
Josephine Fowler was born on February 7, 1957 in San Francisco, California to parents Joseph William Fowler and Nevi Unti
Isaura Fowler. With her two sisters, she spent her early years surrounded by an extended family of Italian American relatives
on her mother's side and by New England and English Canadian grandparents on her father's side. At the age of five, her family
left San Francisco and lived in many cities across North America, including Chicago, Detroit and New York, until settling
in Toronto, Canada in 1967. There, Josephine attended the Toronto French School, becoming fluent in French, proficient in
Russian, and earning the Governor General's Award.
51 boxes (25.5 linear ft.)
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