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Minnie Bowden collection, 1978-1993

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Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes biographical information, published poetry, manuscripts and recordings of poetry readings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Minnie Bowden was born in Fairfield, Maine in 1915. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1932 and Gorham Normal School in 1934. She received a bachelor of education and a master of education from the University of Maine in 1938 and 1962. She taught in a number of towns in Maine and led workshops for teachers on the teaching of reading. Bowden attended many writing workshops and conferences, and her poetry appeared in a number of publications. She died in 2000.