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Biographical / Historical
David S. Cowden graduated with Honors from Swarthmore College in 1949, earning membership in Phi Beta Kaap. He earned his doctorate from Harvard University after serving in the Army in WWII.
He taught English literature at Swarthmore College from 1949 until his death in May 1983 with a special interest in the 19th century novel. He was active in the life of the College, serving on numerous committees. In 1977 he established the David S. Cowden Scholarship Fund.
Collection contains four unpublished manuscripts by David S. Cowden who taught English literature at Swarthmore College from 1949 until his death in May 1983. He was a 1942 graduate of Swarthmore College.
The collection is contained in 1 box.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor: Transferred from McCabe Library
Accession number: SCA 2004-002
Swarthmore College Alumni Files, RG6/L-9
Swarthmore College Art Inventory. Art from his Estate donated to the College.
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[Indicate the cited item or series here], Swarthmore College Archives, David S. Cowden Papers, RG6/L8/013, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/7/resources/2640 Accessed November 22, 2019.