Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

MS 72
Adrian L. Bowers
Papers, 1933-1936, undated


Descriptive summary

creator:

Bowers, Adrian L. (1888-1977)

title:

Papers

dates:

1933-1936, undated

extent:

0.42 linear feet (1 document box)

collection number:

MS 72

repository:

Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access:

Open for research

publication rights:

Consult Head, Special Collections Department

preferred citation:

Adrian L. Bowers Papers, MS 72, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Biographical note

Adrian L. Bowers was born in Saunders County, Nebraska, on 21 June 1888 and moved to the area of Whiting, Iowa, in 1895. He married Florence N. Trenhaile on 4 September 1914 and in that same year moved to Le Mars, Iowa. He operated Bowers Real Estate and Insurance there until his death on 14 September 1977.

In 1933 Bowers attended a Farmers Holiday meeting and spoke out against their methods. He spoke at another of their meetings, and as a result a group of Plymouth and Woodbury County farmers petitioned the Federal Court to establish a conciliation program for the Northern District of Iowa under Judge Scott. Bowers was appointed Federal Conciliation Commissioner to help farmers faced with mortgage foreclosures.

 

Collection description

The collection (1933-1936, undated) contains radio talks given by Bowers, taped oral history interviews, newspaper clippings, and a photograph of Bowers with a farmer.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

2-4

Radio Talks

1935

1

5

Radio Talks

1936

1

6-7

Radio Talks

undated

1

8

Newspaper Articles and Clippings

1933-1936

1

9

Odds and Ends: parts of talks, notes

undated

1

10

Photograph of Bowers and a farmer (1- 4x5 b/w photograph; 1 rotogravure)

undated