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Series Part VII, II: Speeches, Statements, and Writings, 1963-1969

Call Number: MS 628, Series Part VII, II

Scope and Contents

Part VII, Series II is divided into two subseries:

1) Speeches and Statements

2) Writings

1) Speeches and Statements: Bowles' speeches, statements, and press conferences, arranged in chronological order. Unidentified items are filed at the end. A particular folder may contain drafts, final copies, notes, staff memoranda containing background information, and press comments on a speech. Frequently, however, there is no complete transcript, and all that exists is a press release quoting from the text.

2) Writings: articles, proposed articles, and books. The subseries is arranged in chronological order by date of publication or by approximate date of writing for those items never published. Items which are undated or unidentified follow. For any article a folder may contain notes, staff memoranda, drafts, and printed copies. Copies of Bowles' two books,The Makings of a Just Society andA View from New Delhi have been kept with the papers. There are, however, no drafts for either book. The lectures which are the basis forThe Makings of a Just Society will be found in Speeches and Statements.A View from New Delhi is based on Bowles' previous speeches and writings, and the originals must be located through the files. At the end of "Writings" there are six folders of columns Bowles wrote between 1966 and 1969 for theAmerican Reporter, the U.S. Information Service fortnightly paper in India. The folders contain a complete run of the columns in printed form or typescript as well as a schedule of their appearance.


  • 1963-1969

Physical Description

(3 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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