Donald and Louise Cowan Archive

Donald and Louise Cowan, visionaries in the fields of education, physics and literature, were the guiding lights of the University of Dallas from the 1960's until their deaths as they established a Core curriculum of classics and set high standards for learning in students’ chosen fields. The Archive aims to continue their essential work by holding conferences, lectures, and seminars based on the Cowans’ thought and teachings, by encouraging publication of explorations of their ideas, and by making available their published and unpublished essays, lectures and notes on literature and liberal education, as well as their annotated library, to the general public.

For an overview of the entire Cowan Archive holdings, click this link.


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