Keith Dowden papers
Collection — Box: Communal Collections 66, Placement: 05, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSF 520
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a copy of "A Little in Return," a compilation in honor of Constance M. Winchell, an American librarian who worked at Columbia University. A note accompanying a copy of "Jumping Jupiter" from Ernestine G. Gilbreth to Keith Dowden is also part of the collection.
- 1976 - 1979
- Dowden, Keith, 1920-2005 (Collector, Person)
Language of Materials
Collection material is in English.
Collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Copyright is held by Purdue University.
Keith Dowden war born May 26, 1920 in Bristol, England. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He received in Bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College and his Master's degree from Columbia University. He joined the Purdue University Libraries in 1951 and stayed there until his retirement in 1986. During his career at the Purdue Libraries he held various positions - reference assistant, head of reference services, assistant director of reader services, assistant director of resources and reference, and assistant director of special collections. He passed away at the age of 85 on June 12, 2005 in Lafayette, Indiana.
0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder in one letter-sized manuscript communal box.)
Donated by Ruth K. Dowden, November 7, 2012.
A copy of "Jumping Jupiter" was separated from the collection and is now part of the Archives and Special Collections General Book Collection (PZ3.C1874 Ju 1953b).
All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes.
- Keith Dowden papers
- Jennifer Sdunzik and Richard Bernier
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Edition statement
- Second edition. Collection description was first completed on 2018-05-21
- 2020-04-06: Collection was revised by Richard Bernier to bring it up to current desciption standards.