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President, Office of the (Bowen)

Identifier: UA-003

Scope and Contents

This collection almost is entirely composed of materials dealing with Dr. Bowen's Inauguration. There are some publications of that Bowen wrote prior to his time at SFASU.


  • 1968-1991

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

Donald Edgar Bowen received his B.A. from Texas Christian University in 1961 in Physics and Math. In 1963 Bowen received his M.A. from Texas Christian University in Physics. Dr. Bowen went to the University of Texas at Austin and received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1966. From there Dr. Bowen went to the University of Texas at El Paso and served in a number of positions: Assistant Professor of Physics (September 1966-September 1969), Associate Professor of Physics (September 1969-September 1972), Chairman, Department of Physics and Associate Professor of Physics (January 1972-September 1972), Chairman, Department of Physics and Professor of Physics (September 1972-November 1980), Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Physics (November 1980-December 1980), and Executive Director of Planning (January 1984-May1984). From June 1984-July 1990 Dr. Bowen served at the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Southwest Missouri State University. Dr. Donald E. Bowen was named fifth President of Stephen F. Austin State University in July of 1990 and was inaugurated April 5, 1991. Donald Bowen's term at SFASU only lasted for about a year and a half (July 1990-December 1991).Note written by Greg Bailey


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Technical Access Requirements

"Folders" 6-7 are video broadcast tapes.  The ETRC does not have a way of playing these materials back.  "Folder" 5 is a VHS tape which the ETRC can provide access to.

Custodial History

There is no accession file/transfer sheet for this collection.  As a result, information on when and how the collection arrived in the archives is not known.

Appraisal Information

Duplicate items removed. Documents with SSN were removed.

Separated Materials

Materials are listed where they would fall intellectually in the collection arrangement. Folders 4-7 are A/V materials and are located with other UA A/V materials. Some oversized congratulation's were moved to oversized box and place with other UA oversized materials.

Other Descriptive Information

Formerly UA - 37

Greg Bailey, February 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository