Louis G. Cowan papers, 1885-1976 bulk 1952-1976
Louis G. Cowan was Vice-president and President of CBS, Director of the Morse Communications Center of Brandeis University,
President of the Broadcast Institute of North America, and Director of Special Programs of Columbia's School of Journalism.
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, notes, manuscripts, documents, photographs, audio tapes, and printed material of Louis G. Cowan. The files
document Cowan's activites at CBS and Brandeis University, and in many other capacities. Approximately one-third of the collection
consists of records and studies of the Broadcast Institute of North America. The papers also reflect a number of Cowan's various
interests such as posters; the earliest item in the collection, a letter from General Charles P. Stone, 1885, is indicative
of Cowan's active interest in the history of the Statue of Liberty. Among the prominent correspondents are Jacob Bronowski,
Hubert H. Humphrey, William Phillips, and Jonas Salk.