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Charles Boewe Papers, 1959-2016

Manuscript Collection 2119

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: (479) 575-8443

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Elysa Barton, 2017.

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Boewe, Charles E., 1924-2016
Charles Boewe Papers
Inclusive Dates
Bulk Dates
MC 2119
1 linear foot and 0.0092 GB (1 box and 46 digital files)
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

Digital files may only be accessed on-site at a designated Reading Room computer.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Charles Boewe Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department by Boewe's daughter, Abby Burnett, of Kingston, Arkansas, on June 16, 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Elysa Barton; completed in April 2017.

Preferred Form of Citation

Charles Boewe Papers (MC 2119), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citations Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

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.

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.

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.

Subject Terms

The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Charles Boewe's Passports and Permits, 1959-1968

Box 1 Folder 2

Charles Boewe's Passports and Permits, 1968-1978

Box 1 Folder 3

Charles Boewe's Passports and Permits, 1978-1999

Box 1 Folder 4

Charles Boewe's Passports and Permits, 1989-1999

Box 1 Folder 5

Destruction of Fulbright Office, Karachi, Pakistan, ca 1965

Box 1 Folder 6

Percy's Hotel - Site of Many Conferences, ca 1960-1980

Box 1 Folder 7

Charles and Mary Boewe - Embassy Party, ca 1960

Box 1 Folder 8

Hyderabad Area in India Structures and its People, ca 1960-1980

Box 1 Folder 9

A.S.R.C. (American Studies Research Center) Hyderabad, India, ca 1980

Box 1 Folder 10

Dr. Saad and Family, ca 1960-1980

Box 1 Folder 11

Conferences and Attendees , ca 1960-1980

Box 1 Folder 12

Miscellaneous Photographs, ca 1960-1970

Box 1 Folder 13

Charles Boewe's Journals, Letters, and Notes, 1961-2008

Box 1 Folder 14

Photocopy of Charles Boewe's A Modest (Research) Paper pages 22-26 and 48, 1976

Box 1 Folder 15

American Studies Research Centre Booklets, 1971-1981

Box 1 Folder 16

American Studies International Publication, 2004

Box 2

Box 2 Folder 1

Directories of Fulbright Grantees, 1958-1960

Box 2 Folder 2

Directories of Fulbright Grantees, 1961-1964

Box 2 Folder 3

Fulbright Grantees Addenda, ca 1963

Box 2 Folder 4

Reports on India, 1954-1974

Box 2 Folder 5

Fulbright Program in India Bulletins, July 1950-June 1962

Box 2 Folder 6

Fulbright Newsletters, Jan. 1955-Dec. 1964

Box 2 Folder 7

American Studies International Newsletter, 1963-1969

Box 2 Folder 8

American Studies Research Centre Materials, 1963-1984

Box 2 Folder 9

Photocopies of Publications Related to American Studies, 1964-1997

Box 2 Folder 10

Photocopies of Publications Related to Olive I. Reddick, 1932-1946

Box 2 Folder 11

Olive I. Reddick - The United States Educational Foundation in India Correspondence, 1963-1965

Box 2 Folder 12

Committee on International Exchange of Persons Correspondence, 1962-1965

Box 2 Folder 13

Miscellaneous Documents, 1961-1962

Digital Folder 1

Digital Folder 1

Charles Boewe Bibliography Materials, 2010-2015

Digital Folder 2

Digital Folder 2

Charles Boewe Fulbright Memoir Materials, 2008-2015

Digital Folder 3

Digital Folder 3

Reviews and Citations, 2003-2012

Digital Folder 4

Digital Folder 4

United Stated Educational Foundation in Pakistan Writings, 2007-2015