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Finding Aid for the Robert Ernest Cowan Library and Bibliographical Lists, ca. 1935
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Box 1

Catalog of the Robert E. Cowan Library. October 1935.

Physical Description: ca. 750 leaves. Manuscript catalog in Cowan's hand; written in pencil on 8.5 × 11” sheets.

Scope and Content Note

Includes bibliographical commentary and prices. The catalog was compiled as a means of appraising the Library prior to its sale to the UCLA Library.
Boxes 2-4

Titles of 3,534 items in the Cowan Library and Bibliography.

Physical Description: Typescript and holograph on 8.5 × 11” sheets.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically, as follows:
  • A-E (Box 2)
  • F-N (Box 3)
  • 0-Z (Box 4)
Boxes 5-7

Unprocessed bibliography.

Physical Description: Primarily typescript on 8.5 × 11” sheets. Prices annotated in pencil.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically, as follows:
  • A-H (Box 5)
  • I-Z (Box 6)
Boxes 5-7

Additional lists.

Physical Description: Typed on halved 8.5 × 11” sheets.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically, with headings for each group.
  • Box 5: Miscellaneous - not listed in previous catalogues; and Duplicates.
  • Box 7: First manuscript catalog, items valued by Mr. Cowan at $5.00 or less, each, priced independently by K.R.M., UC Library
  • First and second manuscript catalogs, items valued by Mr. Cowan at more than $25.00 each
  • Second manuscript catalog, material valued by Mr. Cowan at $5.00 per item, or less
  • First manuscript catalog, items valued by Yr. Cowan at $5.00 or less, each.
Box 8

Cowan Library - UCLA cards.

Arrangement

Full entries, with call numbers, on 3 × 5” slips, with the following headings:
  • Entered in Cowan bibliography (approximately 900 slips)
  • To be entered (approximately 2200 slips)
  • Cannot be located in Cowan bibliography (approximately 350 slips)
  • Not in bound bibliography, to be checked in Cowan suppl.[?] (approximately 150 slips).
Flat box 9

List of books. Chiefly Californiana, giving author, title, place, and date of publication.

Creator/Collector: Cowan, Robert Ernest, 1862-1942
Physical Description: 1 vol. Manuscript.