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Richard W. and Constance Cowen Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 9
Identifier: LP000924

Scope and Content

The papers of Mr. and Ms. Cowen consist of a draft of an article and two newspaper articles by him on Charles Garland, the Garland Fund, and the April Farm colony.

Dates

  • 1975

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

History

Richard W. Cowen, a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania is a reporter for The Morning Call of Allentown, Pa. Mr. Cowen was interested in the career of Charles Garland,the radical philanthropist, who used his million-dollar inheritance to establish the American Fund for Public Service, popularly known as the "Garland Fund." The fund supported numerous liberal and reform enterprises such as the ACLU, the NAACP and various labor unions. Mr. Garland also established several farm communes in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania in the mid-twenties.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

The papers of Richard and Constance Cowen relate to the work of philanthropist Charles Garland and the liberal social and economic reform fund, the American Fund for Public Service, also known as the Garland Fund.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in one folder.

Acquisition

The papers of Richard W. and Constance Cowen were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in April of 1979 by Mr. and Ms. Cowen and were opened for research in July of 1982.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in July, 1982.
Title
Guide to the Richard W and Constance Cowen Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1982-07
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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