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Hobart E. Cowles papers, 1924-1980

Cowles, Hobart E., 1923-1980


Collection Information

Size: 2.5 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of ceramicist and educator Hobart E. Cowles measure 2.5 linear feet and date from 1924-1980. The collection sheds light on Cowles's career through personal papers, writings and notebooks, professional files, printed material, photographs, artwork, and one video recording.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hobart E. Cowles (1923-1980) was a ceramicist and educator in Rochester, New York. He was an early experimenter with the firing of clay and is credited with playing an important role in the introduction of chemistry to clay processes.


The collection was donated by Barbara Cowles, Hobart Cowles's widow, between 1981-1982.

Language Note

English .


The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.