Edgar Bowers collection, 1935-1986

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bowers, Edgar.
Title: Edgar Bowers collection, 1935-1986
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 928
Extent:.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Collection of materials related to poet Edgar Bowers including diaries, correspondence, manuscripts, notebooks, and course syllabi.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

Edgar Bowers papers, Special Collections Department, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California Los Angeles

Separated Material

Emory University also holds part of the private library of Edgar Bowers. These materials may be located in the Emory University online catalog by searching for: Bowers, Edgar, former owner.


Purchase, 2002.


[after identification of item(s)], Edgar Bowers papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Unprocessed collection.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Edgar Bowers (1924-2000), poet, was born in Rome, Georgia. He studied at the University of North Carolina and completed graduate studies at Stanford University. Bowers taught English at the University of California Santa Barbara for most of his career. He is the author of five collections of poetry: Collected Poems, For Louis Pasteur: Selected Poems, Living Together, The Astronomers, and The Form of Loss. He died in San Francisco on February 4, 2000.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of material related to Edgar Bowers from 1935-1986. The collection includes manuscripts, notebooks, course syllabi, correspondence, and diaries.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.