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Finding Aid for the Edgar Bowers Papers, 1868-2003 (bulk 1920-2000)
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Description
The Edgar Bowers papers consist of the poet's original correspondence, manuscripts, personal papers, photographs, recordings, and publications that document Bowers' family life, personal history, and development as a poet and scholar.
Background
Edgar Bowers was born in Rome, Georgia in 1924. He began writing poetry at a young age, and had published poems in newspapers by the time he was 13 years old. He entered the University of North Carolina (UNC) in 1942, but his studies were interrupted by World War II. As part of his training, he entered the Army Specialized Training program (ASTP) at Princeton University, where he met a number of sophisticated young men who furthered his commitment to the arts. He served in Bavaria with the counterintelligence corps of the Army's 101st Airborne Division, and was stationed at Berchtesgaden as part of the "de-Nazification" program of the U.S. occupation force.
Extent
18 boxes (9 linear ft.) 1 shoebox (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.