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.
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.
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