Charles Boewe Papers
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains correspondence, journals, manuscript drafts, newspaper clippings, photographs, photocopies of published materials, passports, and other materials, most of which are related to Boewe's involvement with the Fulbright Program in India and the United States Education Foundation in Pakistan.
- Majority of material found within 1960-1985
- Boewe, Charles E., 1924-2016 (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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Charles Boewe was born March 11, 1924, in West Salem, Illinois. He married Mary Scurrah in 1950; the couple had two daughters. Boewe earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in American Studies in 1955 and later became the director of the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan for the Fulbright Foundation in 1964-1967 and 1973-1980. Between these times, he served as the director for the United States Commission for Cultural Exchange from 1967-1970, the director for American Studies Research Centre in Hyderabad, India from 1970-1971, and the director for the United States Educational Foundation in India from 1971-1973. Boewe published several works, including: The Green Book: American Scholars in Pakistan (1977); The Town on the Square: Portrait of a Vanished World (2008); and The Life of C.S. Rafineque: A Man of Uncommon Zeal (2011). On March 15, 2014, Boewe was awarded the Stafleu Medal for his works on Constantine Samuel Rafinesque. Boewe passed away January 1, 2016.
1 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
0.0092 Gigabytes (46 digital files)
Correspondence, journals, manuscript drafts, clippings, photographs, and other materials related to Boewe's involvement with the Fulbright Programs in India and the United States Education Foundation in Pakistan.
Arrangement of the Papers
Materials are arranged by topic. Digital files were originally stored on one USB drive and two CDs, and have now been migrated to a server.
The Charles Boewe Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department by Boewe's daughter, Abby Burnett, of Kingston, Arkansas, on June 16, 2016.
Additional materials were donated by Abby Burnett on November 27, 2017, and have been added to the collection as Box 1, Folders 30-31.
Additional materials were donated by Abby Burnett on March 16, 2018, and have been added to the collection as Box 1, Folders 32-33. One item (Oversize Folder 1) was donated by Charles Boewe to Special Collections on June 26, 2005.
Processed by Elysa Barton; completed in April 2017.
Upated by Katrina Windon in November 2017, July 2018, and April 2021 to incorporate additional materials.
- Charles Boewe Papers
- Elysa Barton
- April 2017
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.