Arthur W. Rowell papers, 1886-1942

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rowell, Arthur W.
Title: Arthur W. Rowell papers, 1886-1942
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1227
Extent: .75 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of Arthur W. Rowell, an educator at Clark University, including correspondence, financial records, photographs, printed material, writings, and personal ephemera.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Gift, 2012.


[after identification of item(s)], Arthur W. Rowell papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Susan McDonald and Elizabeth Roke, September 2012.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Arthur W. Rowell(1867-1918), educator at Clark University. He served as Principal of Clark University (Clark College was founded as Clark University in 1869; it is now Clark Atlanta University) in Atlanta from 1905-1908. He was married to Emma Rowell and had several children, two of whom died in early childhood.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the papers of Arthur W. Rowell from 1886-1942. The papers include correspondence, financial records, photographs, printed material, writings, and personal ephemera. Correspondence consists of personal letters from family, colleagues, and former students. Some correspondence concerns Clark University activities including invitations to college events and Rowell's resignation in 1908. Of particular interest is a letter to his mother detailing the 1906 Atlanta Race Riots. Financial records consist of a personal account book from 1895-1897. Photographs include images of Clark University students, photographs of the Rowley family, and portraits of other individuals. The printed material includes programs and commencement programs from Clark University from 1896-1907, a brochure for Clark University from 1942, a program for an address at Gammon Theological Seminary by Reverend C. H. Payne, and a newspaper clipping about the funeral of Dr. Henry Hugh Proctor. The writings consist of an essay by Rowell entitled "The Habit of Courtesy." Ephemera includes personal notes and handwritten programs. The collection also contains an autograph book with personal notes from colleagues and friends.

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Arranged by record type.

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Box Folder Content
1 1 Account book, 1895-1897
1 2 Autograph book, 1886-1904
1 3 Correspondence (Rowell to his mother), 1900, 1906
1 4 Correspondence, 1903-1904
1 5 Correspondence, 1905-1927
1 6 Correspondence, invitations, 1886-1900
1 7 Ephemera
1 8 Photographs, Clark University students
1 9 Photographs, individuals
2 1 Photographs, Rowley family
2 2 Printed material, Gammon Theological Seminary, 1889
2 3 Printed material, Clark University, 1897-1907, 1942
2 4 Printed material, newspaper clipping, 1933
2 5 Writings, "The Habit of Courtesy