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William G. Bowling Collection

Identifier: WUA-03-wua00094


  • 1889-1972


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Conditions Governing Use

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3.00 linear feet

3 boxes

Biographical Information

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, May 7, 1902

A.B. Washington University, 1924

A.M. Washington University 1925

Graduate study at Harvard University, 1930-31

Faculty, Washington University English Department, 1925-1970 (held the ranks of Instructor, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor)

Distinguished Alumni Citation from Washington University, 1960

Retired as Emeritus Professor of English, 1970

Dean of University College, 1925-1942

Dean of College of Liberal Arts, 1942-1946

Dean of Admissions, 1946-1970

Died July 1, 1994, in St. Louis, Missouri


This collection is comprised of three series as detailed below:

Series 01: General Washington University history -- arranged as an alphabetical subject file.

Series 02: History of the Admissions Office (now known as Office of Undergraduate Admissions) - arranged as an alphabetical subject file

Series 03: Notes for “Names That Live,” a book about people for whom buildings on the Washington University campus are named. Arranged alphabetically by the individual's last name.

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to University Archives.

Processing Information

Processed by Jay Kempen in November 2005.

William G. Bowling Collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 March 25: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495