Bowen, Louise de Koven, 1859-

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Louise deKoven Bowen (1859-1953) was a Chicago philanthopist, social reformer and benefactor of Hull-House. She was the director of the Woman's Club of Chicago and served as Hull-House Treasurer and president of the Board of Directors. She also served as the first president of the Juvenile Protective Association where she supervised research examining such issues as working conditions, racial prejudice, prostitution and popular entertainment and their effects on young people. In 1912, she donated a seventy-two acre summer campsite to Hull-House which became the Bowen Country Club, a country retreat for families from the neighborhood.

From the description of Papers, 1911-1957. (University of Illinois-Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52291011

Philanthropist, community leader, suffragist, Louise deKoven Bowen (1859-1953) was born in Chicago and there devoted most of her adult life to the support of social welfare efforts. For biographical information, see Notable American Women: The Modern Period (1980).

From the description of Scrapbooks, n.d. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007672

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referencedIn McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, 1862-1945. Papers in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1869-1945 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Dummer, Ethel Sturges, 1866-1954. Papers, 1766-1962 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Murphy, Mary E., 1883-1948. Mary E. Murphy papers, 1921-1941 University of Illinois at Chicago Library, UIC
referencedIn Hamilton family. Additional papers, 1850-1976 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Cox-McCormack, Nancy, 1885-1967. Papers, 1906-2000. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Knox College (Galesburg, Ill.). [Honorary degrees series] / [Knox College, Galesburg, Ill.]. Knox College, Seymour Library
referencedIn Chicago Woman's Aid. Records, 1903-1988. University of Illinois at Chicago Library, UIC
referencedIn Papers of the Hamilton family, 1818-1974 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Chicago Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. Records, 1900- University of Illinois at Chicago Library, UIC
creatorOf Bowen, Louise. Harriet Martineau as she appeard to her contemporaries; a biographical study. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Bowen, Louise de Koven, b. 1859. Papers, 1911-1957. University of Illinois at Chicago Library, UIC
creatorOf Bowen, Louise de Koven, b. 1859. Scrapbooks, n.d. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith Chicago Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. corporateBody
correspondedWith Chicago Woman's Aid. corporateBody
associatedWith Cox-McCormack, Nancy, 1885-1967. person
associatedWith Dummer, Ethel Sturges, 1866-1954. person
associatedWith Hamilton family. family
associatedWith Hamilton family. family
correspondedWith Hicks, Ada, 1900-1988 person
correspondedWith Hicks, Robert, 1900-1987 person
associatedWith Knox College (Galesburg, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, b. 1862. person
correspondedWith Murphy, Mary E., 1883-1948. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Chicago (Ill.)
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Women--Suffrage
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Philanthropists
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Birth 1859

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