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Financial, 1934-1963

 File — Box: 8, Folder: 46

Scope and Contents note

From the Series:

Materials pertaining to Bowe's family and personal life, and also his work as a lawyer and judge on the Municipal Court of Chicago. Correspondence with colleagues, fellow poets, and organizations that Bowe belonged to, datebooks, campaign materials from his election to the Municipal Court and the presidential campaign of John F. Kennedy whom Bowe actively supported. Family materials include wife Julia Bowe's correspondence, diaries, and writings. Of particular note is what appears to be an attempt by Julia Bowe to write a biography of Augustine Bowe. This incomplete memoir contains her perspectives on the Bowes' involvement in saving Poetry financially, and the controversial changing of the guard at the magazine, both administratively and editorally, during the late 1940s and early 1950s.


  • Creation: 1934-1963


Conditions Governing Access

The Augustine J. Bowe papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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Chicago Illinois 60610 United States