Charles and Katharine Bowden Collection
Extent of Collection
Elements including 8 35mm answer print rolls or "views", a 35mm optical internegative, a 35mm dupe negative and a digi-betacam tape
Language Of Materials
Original nitrate footage remains at Valparaiso University's Special Collections under the care of Judy Miller. CFA guided the preservation of the 7 rolls of film and currently owns and cares for the preservation materials.
Katharine Ertz-Bowden Collection at Valparaiso University Special Collections.
This collection is open to on-site access. Appointments must be made with Chicago Film Archives. Due to the fragile nature of the films, only video copies will be provided for on-site viewing.
Public Domain; no restrictions
Katharine Ertz-Bowden was an early graduate of Valparaiso University in Indiana. In 1897 she earned a Diploma in Public Speaking with a BA in Science from Valparaiso, and a few years later she married fellow graduate Charles L. Bowden who had been an “expert photographer with Eastman Kodak.” After retiring from "entertainment” in 1910, Ertz-Bowden returned to Valparaiso University, working there as a librarian, associate professor and archivist. She passed away in 1965, leaving a collection of lantern slides, pamphlets, newspaper articles and 35mm film at the university.(was created by)
Charles Leonard Bowden (November 9, 1865