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Series I: Correspondence
At a Glance
Selected materials cataloged; remainder listed and arranged.
Correspondence, notes, manuscripts, documents, photographs, audio tapes, and printed material of Louis G. Cowan. The files document Cowan's activites at CBS and Brandeis University, and in many other capacities. Approximately one-third of the collection consists of records and studies of the Broadcast Institute of North America. The papers also reflect a number of Cowan's various interests such as posters; the earliest item in the collection, a letter from General Charles P. Stone, 1885, is indicative of Cowan's active interest in the history of the Statue of Liberty. Among the prominent correspondents are Jacob Bronowski, Hubert H. Humphrey, William Phillips, and Jonas Salk.
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Louis G. Cowan papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Selected Related Material-- at Columbia
Related materials are in the Chilmark Press Papers, Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Holly Cowan Shulman, 1981.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
2020-07-29 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Louis G. Cowan was Vice-president and President of CBS, Director of the Morse Communications Center of Brandeis University, President of the Broadcast Institute of North America, and Director of Special Programs of Columbia's School of Journalism.