Cowden, Roy William.

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Roy W. Cowden was born in 1883 at Fredonia, N.Y. He received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1908 and a master's degree from Harvard University in 1909. He joined the U-M faculty in 1909 as an instructor in English, and was advanced to the rank of full professor in 1935. He was best known as director of the Avery and Jule Hopwood Awards Program in Creative Writing at the U-M, a post he held from 1934 until the time of his retirement in 1952. He died September 1961.

From the guide to the Roy William Cowden papers, 1924-1960, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

Director of the Hopwood Awards.

From the description of Correspondence, about Avery Hopwood letters and ana, 1933-1951. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34369203

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creatorOf Cowden, Roy William. Draft of letter [1938, Ann Arbor] to Robert Frost [n.p.] University of Michigan
creatorOf Hopwood, Avery, 1884-1928. Papers, 1898, 1911-28, 1933-66. University of Michigan
creatorOf Cowden, Roy William. The creative process in writing [195-?] University of Michigan
creatorOf Stettheimer, Ettie. Letters, to R. W. Cowden, 1944-1945. University of Michigan
creatorOf Adams, J. Donald (James Donald), 1891-1968. The writer and his craft : being the Hopwood lectures, 1932-1953. 1934- University of Michigan
creatorOf Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. Letters, to Prof. R.W. Cowden, 1934-1953. University of Michigan
creatorOf Cowden, Roy William. Correspondence, about Avery Hopwood letters and ana, 1933-1951. University of Michigan
referencedIn Department of English Language and Literature (University of Michigan) records, 1919-1994, 1960-1979 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Roy William Cowden papers, 1924-1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Hopwood, Avery, 1882-1928. Avery Hopwood papers, 1898, 1911-28, 1933-66. University of Michigan
creatorOf Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. Letters, to R. W. Cowden, 19835-1942. University of Michigan
creatorOf Cowden, Roy William. Letters, to Louis Adamic, 1941-1942. University of Michigan
creatorOf Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1876-1958. Letter, 1945 Feb. 22, New York, to R. W. Cowden, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan
creatorOf Mitcoff, Elena. Correspondence, with R. W. Cowden, 1938-1942. University of Michigan
creatorOf Stettheimer, Florine, 1871-1944. Letter, 1935 Jan. 13, New York, to [R. W.] Cowden [Ann Arbor] University of Michigan
creatorOf Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951. Hopwood Awards correspondence, 1941-1942. University of Michigan
creatorOf Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972. Letters, 1947 Jan. 26, to R. W. Cowden, and Feb. 4, to John Arthos, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan
creatorOf Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005. Arthur Miller collection, 1936-1979. University of Michigan
creatorOf Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005. Collection, 1936-1979. University of Michigan
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associatedWith Bacon, Elmore. person
associatedWith Baker, Sheridan Warner, 1918-2000. person
associatedWith Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972. person
associatedWith Cooley, Mary Elizabeth, 1904-1978. person
associatedWith Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. person
associatedWith Hopwood, Avery, 1882-1928. person
associatedWith McElligott, E. E. person
associatedWith Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005. person
associatedWith Mitcoff, Elena. person
associatedWith Peckham, Howard H. (Howard Henry), 1910-1995. person
associatedWith Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1876-1958. person
associatedWith Ruhl, Arthur Brown, 1876-1935. person
associatedWith Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882-1971. person
associatedWith Schwebel, Jacob J. person
associatedWith Scott, Georgia. person
associatedWith Stettheimer, Ettie. person
associatedWith Stettheimer, Florine, 1871-1944. person
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associatedWith University of Michigan. Department of English Language and Literature. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of English Language and Literature. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. person
associatedWith Weitz, Elsie. person
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