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Rowan (Lou) Papers
MSS 0806  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Biography
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Publication Rights
  • Digital Content
  • Restrictions

  • Descriptive Summary

    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: Lou Rowan Papers
    Creator: Rowan, Lou
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0806
    Physical Description: 6.4 Linear feet (16 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder)
    Physical Description: 2.2 GB of digital files
    Date (inclusive): 1942-2018
    Abstract: Papers of writer, poet and editor Lou Rowan. Rowan studied with Louis Zukofsky and was influenced by the New York, Black Mountain, and Objectivist poets. Editor of the poetry journals Friendly Local Press and Golden Handcuffs Review, Rowan is also known for his poetry and fiction. The collection includes writings, correspondence, notebooks, biographical information, photographs, and digital files.
    Languages: English .

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Papers of writer, poet and editor Lou Rowan. Rowan studied with Louis Zukofsky and was influenced by the New York, Black Mountain, and Objectivist poets. Editor of the poetry journals Friendly Local Press and Golden Handcuffs Review, Rowan is also known for his poetry and fiction. The collection includes writings, correspondence, notebooks, biographical information, photographs, and digital files.
    Arranged in four series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, and 4) EDITING.

    Biography

    Born in Los Angeles in 1942, Louis Richard Rowan, Jr. was educated on the East Coast, earning a bachelor's degree in history at Harvard University in 1964 and a master's degree in English at New York University in 1969. He also studied theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Rowan held teaching and upper management positions at the Manhattan School and at Friends Seminary from 1968 to 1980, after which he switched careers to investment banking at Bankers Trust Company in New York and Frank Russell Company in Tacoma, Washington.
    Rowan began his writing career as a student in the 1960s in New York, influenced by the New York School, Louis Zukofsky, and the Black Mountain and Objectivist poets. After his careers in teaching and banking, Rowan began writing full-time in 2003 in the Pacific Northwest. He has published fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Much of his writing is experimental and crosses genres. Rowan has edited the poetry journals Friendly Local Press from 1968 to 1971 and 1986 to 1989 and Golden Handcuffs Review since 2002.

    Preferred Citation

    Lou Rowan Papers. MSS 806. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 2018

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Digital Content

    The collection contains digital files described in the container list, as well as several thousand emails. Email is currently being processed; viewing copies may be available for researchers.

    Restrictions

    Unprocessed digital files (email) are restricted. Viewing copies may be available for researchers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Rowan, Lou -- Archives