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Series Part II, III: Writings, Speeches, News Releases, 1946-1951

Call Number: MS 628, Series Part II, III

Scope and Contents

This series is divided into three subseries:



News Releases

The material within each subseries is arranged chronologically. Undated and unidentified material is filed at the end of each subseries or at the end of the year when only the year is known. The researcher should see Series V for correspondence about the publication of writings and arrangements for speeches.

1) Writings 1946-1951 : notes, drafts, final copies, published copies and reprints of articles and statements, as well as letters to the editors of magazines and newspapers. Also forewards to books, as, for example, to Arthur Goodfriend'sThe Only War We Seek (1951), an introduction toSaving American Capitalism , by Seymour Harris, Bowles and others (1948), and a chapter on housing for the book,Two Thirds of A Nation, by Nathan Straus (1951). Statements for general release to the press (such as those for the United Nations Children's Appeal, 1948 Jan - Feb) are filed in subseries 3 (News Releases).

2) Speeches 1946-1941: notes, drafts, final copies, and copies and excerpts in the form of duplicate news releases, of Bowles' speeches, radio broadcasts and interviews, as well as statements before legislative bodies, including messages to the Connecticut General Assembly. note : there may also be brief excerpts, from speeches in news releases describing Bowles' appearances in subseries 3. There are also some tapes and discs from this period in Part IX, many from the campaigns of 1948 and 1950.

3) News Releases 1946-1950: chiefly news releases while Bowles was governor, 1949-Jan 1951, but also some statements to the press before he became governor, especially during the campaign of 1948.

In addition there are also two volumes containing copies of releases, during 1949 and 1950. The index in the 1949 volume covers the whole year, while the 1950 index covers only the January to June period. The loose copies of releases run from January to December of each year, but are not always complete. Between the volumes and the loose copies, however, most of the releases can be found.

Some of the releases are statements in the form of mimeographic copies of correspondence which were probably released to the press and sent out as multiple mailings. In most cases there are also copies of the correspondence in Series V.

There are miscellaneous notes and schedules for releases in the file of Joseph P. Lyford, Bowles' press secretary, in Series V.


  • 1946-1951

Physical Description

(8 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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