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Series Part I, II: Speeches, Statements and Writings, 1942-1946

Call Number: MS 628, Series Part I, II

Scope and Contents

Bowles, used, his speeches, and writings as a vehicle to secure the cooperation of the American public in rationing and price control. He was a tireless user of the radio and his weekly radio speeches constitute a valuable chronicle of OPA policies. In addition, through his speeches and articles, and his book,Tomorrow Without Fear, Bowles set forth many of the opinions on domestic and foreign policy issues which he had formed during the war. The series is organized in three sub-series:

1. Speeches

2. Statements

3. Writings

1. Speeches: radio talks as well as formal speeches. The folders may contain drafts, notes, and final copies. The radio speeches are filed first and are arranged in chronological order, together with a list of stations carrying the talks. The rest of the speeches are filed following the radio talks. They, too, are arranged chronologically.

2. Statements: Bowles' press conferences, press releases, testimony before Congressional committees and various statements and form letters sent in multiple copy to Congress. The press conferences and releases are arranged together in chronological order, as is the Congressional material.

3. Writings: materials for Bowles' articles, letters to the editor, and his book,Tomorrow Without Fear. The articles and letters to the editor are arranged together in chronological order. Folders may include drafts, and printed copies. (Additional articles will be found in the scrapbooks in Series IV). Materials forTomorrow Without Fearfollow. Drafts are arranged by chapter in the printed copy. (A printed copy of the book has been kept with the papers). notes, drafts with criticism, illustrations, galleys, and promotional material are also included. For discussion of the publication of the book see correspondence (Series I) with Simon and Schuster.


  • 1942-1946

Physical Description

(9 boxes)

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: Boxes 220-223, which contain constituent correspondence, are restricted until 2035 Jan 1.

The transcript of the oral history interview with Douglas Bennet, Jr. in Box 399b is closed until the deed of gift is secured from Bennet.

Box 408, which contains restricted personal and financial papers is closed until 2025 Jan 1.

Box 409, which contains audio tapes of oral history interviews with Bowles's associates, is not open to researchers.

Original audiotapes, videotapes, and motion picture films, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or pay for the creation of a use copy, retained by the repository, if none exist.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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