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David S. Cowden Papers


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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David S. Cowden graduated with Honors from Swarthmore College in 1949, earning membership in Phi Beta Kaap. He earned his doctorate from Harvard University after serving in the Army in WWII.

He taught English literature at Swarthmore College from 1949 until his death in May 1983 with a special interest in the 19th century novel. He was active in the life of the College, serving on numerous committees. In 1977 he established the David S. Cowden Scholarship Fund.

Collection contains four unpublished manuscripts by David S. Cowden.

The collection is contained in 1 box.

Donor: Transferred from McCabe Library

Date: 6/8/2004

Accession number: SCA 2004-002

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Collection Inventory

Mss. for Dickens the Novelist, n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Essays on the Honors Program at Swarthmore, n.d.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Mss. of article on Bleak House, 1957.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Hardy's Poetry, 1961.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

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