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Warren Bower Recordings, circa 1960
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.
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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Warren Bower Recordings, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Amanda Reyes, August 2020.