Northwestern

Cowan, Marjorie May (1911-) Papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
31/6/20

Dates

  • 1929-1933 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

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  • 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.

  • Scope and Contents

    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 Burgs, complete the series.

  • 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).

  • Conditions Governing Access

    None.

  • 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.

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

  • Processing Information

    Margaret Faverty; March 20, 1986.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

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