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Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Warren Bower Recordings, circa 1960



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bower, Warren
Title: Warren Bower recordings
Dates: circa 1960
Abstract: The Warren Bower Recordings, circa 1960, are comprised of four sound reels featuring writer Benjalyn Ater interviewing professor Warren Bower and Bower interviewing storyteller John Henry Faulk.
Identification: camh-arc-004300
Extent: 3 items
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Warren Bower grew up in Elkhard, Indiana, and recieved a B.A. from Hillside College in Michigan in 1920 before attending the University of Michigan, where he received an M.A. He would teach at the University of Michigan between 1922-1928, before working at New York University in 1930, where he eventually became the Dean of General Education (1950-1966).

Bower served as a contributing writer and editor on several publications, but is best known for establishing the radio series "The Reader's Alamanac" in 1938. "The Reader's Almanac" is a talk show that featured discussions of and interviews with distinguised liteary figures, including Ralph Ellison, Budd Shulberg, and Saul Bellow, among many others. "The Reader's Almanac" ran for 32 years, and Bower was nicknamed Radio's Book Dean.

Bower died in 1976.

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Scope and Contents

The Warren Bower Recordings, circa 1960, are comprised of four sound reels featuring writer Benjalyn Ater interviewing professor Warren Bower and Bower interviewing storyteller John Henry Faulk.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection requires an appointment; contact repository for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Bower, Warren
Subjects
Radio
Radio broadcasters
Radio broadcasting--Archival resources
Document Types
Radio programs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Warren Bower Recordings, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1967-129

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amanda Reyes, August 2020.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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2A47 [SRH1230005358] Warren Bower interviews John Henry Faulk, sound reel, circa 1960

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2X14 [SRH1230014626] Benjalyn Ater interviews Warren Bower, 7-inch sound reels (2), circa 1960

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