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Marjorie May Cowan (1911-2012) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/20

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The Marjorie May Cowan papers are arranged in one half-size box and date from 1929-1934, 1949, and 1984. The bulk of the papers is comprised of Cowan's diaries. During the years 1932 through 1934 she kept detailed accounts of her social and academic activities and interests. Also among her entries are characterizations of family friends and descriptions of several Northwestern faculty and the courses they taught. Faculty noted include Snyder, Herrold, and Baker Brownell. A few letters and a folder of some of Cowan's course papers, along with her review of F.B. Snyder's Life of Robert Burns, complete the series.

Dates

  • 1929-1933

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Abstract

Cowan obtained a B.S. degree in Liberal Arts from Northwestern University in 1933. As a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority she was active in campus activities and social affairs. The Marjorie May Cowan papers are arranged in one half-size box and date from 1929-1934, 1949, and 1984. The bulk of the papers is comprised of Cowan's diaries. During the years 1932 through 1934 she kept detailed accounts of her social and academic activities and interests.

Method of Acquisition

Marjorie Cowan Geisler donated these papers to the University Archives on March 12, 1979, and August 30, 1984 (Accession Nos. 79-38 and 84-140).

Separated Materials

A few items relating to the University Circus and the Northwestern class of 1933 have been removed to the Archives' general reference files. One folder of class notes and related materials of Cowan's brother, Robert (Northwestern University, class of 1940), have been separated to the Archives' biographical files under the heading: Cowan, Robert W.

Processing Information

Margaret Faverty; March 20, 1986.
Title
Guide to the Marjorie May Cowan (1911-2012) Papers
Author
Margaret Faverty
Date
08/03/1987
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
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