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David Bowman Collection

Identifier: MC-126

Scope and Contents

Emails; David Bowman's LaGrange Books Backlist; physical copies of and URLs to "Defend and Deter: The Legacy of the United States Cold War Missile Program" and "Coming in from the Cold: Military Heritage in the Cold War;" a binder; various other texts on the United States Armed Forces, Redstone Federal Arsenal, the Soviet Union, the Cold War; newspapers and newspaper clippings; posters; poetry; handwritten notes.


  • Creation: 1942 - 2001

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Handling guidelines and use restrictions will be communicated and enforced by archives staff members.

Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.

Biographical / Historical

David Bowman was a journalist who wrote “The Huntsville Letter,” “a weekly newsletter to Huntsville area executives,” which ran from 1985 to 1987. As of 1985, his previous experience included “twelve years of freelancing with ‘Memphis Business Journal,’ ‘Memphis,’ and elsewhere; reporting for the ‘Memphis Press-Scimitar;’ and editorial writing for ‘The News.’” He also “wrote and published ‘Citywatching’ for five years.”

As of 1998, he considered himself a "self-taught" Cold War historian, extensively researching various aspects of the Cold War.


1.5 Linear feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of David Bowman.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America