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Charles E. Bowers Family collection

 Collection 0277-MDHC
The Charles E. Bowers Company, formerly known as the Bowers Moving Company, was founded in the late 1840s in Baltimore, Maryland. The company remained in the Bowers family through successive generations until the most recent owner, Charles E. Bowers, Jr., ("Ed") was murdered in 1973. Edward Friedland purchased the business in 1974. The bulk of documents in the collection relate to the sale of the Charles E. Bowers Company and consist of letters, licensing documents, pamphlets, meeting minutes, photographs, and accounting records. Also included are genealogical records relating to the family.

Dates

  • 1919-1976
  • Majority of material found within 1974-1976

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Extent

9.00 Linear Feet

Title
Guide to the Charles E. Bowers Family collection
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212