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Walter J. Cowan, 1917 - 1996,
Papers, Photographs and Memorabilia, 1925 - 1978

UPT 50 C874

10 Cubic ft.
Prepared by Kaiyi Chen
1998

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

PROVENANCE

Gift of Mrs. Walter J. Cowan, Jr., to the University Archives and Records Center of the University of Pennsylvania, 18 November 1998.

 

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Walter J. Cowan, Jr., born in Long Island, N. Y., graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B. S. degree in 1938. He worked in sales department at Schmidt's Brewery of Philadelphia until 1966 when he retired. As an alumnus, he was president of his class for twenty years. After his retirement, he served as Associate Athletic Director, a volunteer position, of the Athletic Department of the University of Pennsylvania for fourteen years. He died in February 1996.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This personal collection by Walter J. Cowan reflects his interest as a student in University sports activities as well as his work as a volunteer with the University Athletic Department after his retirement. The collection consists of various awards and certificates he received either for his participation in University sports teams or as member of fraternity organizations, photographs, a replica of the Boy Scout statue and a medal relief sculpture Pennsylvania Relay Carnival both by R. Tait McKenzie, and other miscellaneous memorabilia artifacts.

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