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Rowe, David Nelson
David N. Rowe Correspondence
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of correspondence between David Nelson Rowe, a professor in Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs, and five of his Princeton University students who had joined the U.S. Army, Navy, or the Marines, during World War II.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence between David Nelson Rowe and five of his Princeton University students who had joined the U.S. Army, Navy, or the Marines, during World War II. Included are seven letters from Howard O. Anderson, Princeton Class of 1943; three letters from David F. Anthony, Princeton Class of 1946; eight letters from Kenneth E. Folsom, Princeton Class of 1943, and one from Rowe to Folsom; two letters of David Frank, Princeton Class of 1944; and four letters from William J. Hudson, Jr., Princeton Class of 1945. The letters were sent from different locations where their authors were stationed, including Australia, Hawaii, Japan, and New Guinea. In addition to writing about family matters and Rowe's new book, China Among the Powers, the former students write about their activities and routines in the army, casualties which the U.S. has sustained, their next assignments, and what they will be doing after the end of the war. In addition to these letters, there is a copy of the cover letter which Rowe sent with his gift to Princeton University Library, giving a brief biography of himself and of some of his students.


The letters are arranged by date.

Collection Creator Biography:

Rowe, David Nelson

A graduate of Princeton University with the Class of 1927, David Nelson Rowe was a member of the Princeton University faculty in the School of Public and International Affairs from 1938 to 1943.

Collection History


Gift of David N. Rowe on February 27, 1948 .


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

David N. Rowe Correspondence; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1