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Howard Mowen and Edwin W. Polk Collections

Identifier: Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains the combination of World War II ephemera, photographs and publications collected by both Mowen and Polk.


  • Creation: 1904-1964; bulk 1918-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 1986, 1988, 2010


Conditions Governing Access

Many of the newspapers are extremely brittle. For this reason, the Special Collections staff may prohibit the opening or handling of certain items. Some item have been digitized and are available for viewing online.


From the Collection: 156 boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Multiple languages


Items in this record group that were donated by someone other than Howard Mowen have been labeled with the donor's name (e.g. donated by Edin W. Polk) otherwise everything else in this series was a gift of Prof. Mowen.

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Special Collections Repository

Western Michigan University Libraries, Special Collections
Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
(269) 387-8490