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Ralph Bowers Bowman San Diego Photographs Collection, 1922-1937Add to your cart. | Special Collections & University Archives

Title: Ralph Bowers Bowman San Diego Photographs Collection, 1922-1937Add to your cart.
ID: MS-0537
Extent: 5.33 Linear Feet
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Ralph Bowers Bowman (1878-1937) was a businessman who sold industrial machinery. After the death of his first wife he remarried and moved his family from St. Louis to Phoenix to live with his mother, eventually settling in San Diego. His two daughters by his first wife were Julia Bowman Robinson (1919-1985), an eminent mathematician and the first woman president of the American Mathematical Society, and Constance Bowman Reid (1918-2010), a biographer of mathematicians. Around the time of his first wife’s death, Bowman took up photography, producing thousands of photos up until his death. For a more detailed history of Ralph Bowers Bowman and his family, see document titled “Ralph Bowman Photographs” by Julia E. Reid in the James E. Lunbeck Donor File.
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I.  Photo Albums (1922-1937)

II. Negatives (1923-1937)

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This collection includes two photographic albums, loose photographic prints, negatives, and two CDs containing scans of the photos and/or negatives.
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Acquired: 08/06/2014. 2015-051
Restrictions: This collection is open for research. Any photograph with an identifiable family member may not be made use of by a third party or licensed for commercial use without the permission of Julia E. Reid or her brother, Stewart Reid, during their lifetimes.
Rights: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Access Notes: Photo albums are unbound. Black paper is decomposing badly and produces a large amount of black dust when handled. Negatives are housed in paper sleeves. Loose photo prints are housed in mylar sleeves.
Acquisition Note: James E. Lunbeck  Gift.
Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Ralph Bowers Bowman San Diego Photographs Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
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