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N. Clare Bowen Interview

 Collection — Box: 1208
Identifier: MSS 1995-004

Scope and Contents

Typed transcript of a 1972 interview with Miss N. Clare Bowen, Tallahassee, Florida, concerning her neighbors on N. Calhoun Street, particularly those of 1904. Interviewer is Clifton L. Paisley. With typed draft and correspondence. The collection also includes a list of N. Calhoun Street residents taken from the 1904 directory and a short biography of N. Clare Bowen by Mr. Paisley.


  • Created: 1971-1972

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to the Florida State Universiity Libraries. All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

N. Clare Bowen lived most of her life in a house at N. Calhoun and Virginia Streets. She graduated in the 1905 class at Florida State College, the last coeducational class before the institution became Florida State College for Women (FSCW). Her house, prefabricated in New York and built on the site in 1832, was at one time owned by the plantation owner and merchant James Kirksey. Ms. Bowen's father, N. M. Bowen acquired it in the 1880s at a time when he was editor and publisher of the Tallahassee Floridian.

Further background may be found in these issues of the Tallahassee Democrat: May 8, 1971. Letter to the editor from Ms. Bowen, "Goodbye to the Gulf Wind;" March 12, 1972, page 3e, "She Lives in City's First Prefabricated House" by Martee Wills. (With photo of house and Ms. Bowen); April 6, 1972, page 8, biographical details as candidate for Tallahassee Woman of the Year.

Note written by Paisley, Clifton L.


3.00 items (1 Folder)

0.00 Linear Feet (0 linear feet)

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Method of Acquisition

Given by Clifton L. Paisley.

Existence and Location of Originals

Portions of collection available online?: No

Processing Information

Processed in 1995

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US