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Bowman, Heath, 1910-
Heath Bowman Papers
Manuscripts Division
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5 boxes and 4.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-5


Heath Bowman was a member of the Princeton University Class of 1931. After graduating, Bowman traveled extensively and later became a public affairs officer involved in Chile, Italy, France, and Yugoslavia. The papers consist of Bowman's 68 diaries from 1923 to 1989 and some of his photographs from the West Indies and South America.

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of 68 diaries kept by Bowman, spanning the years 1923-1989 (with the exception of 1931 and 1952). Also present are photographs taken by Bowman in the West Indies and various South American countries including Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Peru.


The diaries are arranged chronologically and the photographs alphabetically by country.

Collection Creator Biography:

Bowman, Heath, 1910-

During the 1930s, Bowman (Princeton Class of 1931) traveled in South America and Mexico, publishing four books on those travels, and a novel. After a stint in the Navy during World War II (stationed in Washington, D.C.), he became a public affairs officer with assignments in Chile, Italy, France, and Yugoslavia.

Collection History


Bequest of the author via Mercedes Bowman. Card from Bowman to John G. Kidd was a gift of Sheila Miles.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 1997. Finding aid written in 1997.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Heath Bowman Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-5