Abstract:The Papers of Benjamin Marshall Schowe, Sr.
The Papers of Benjamin Marshall Schowe, Sr. consists of 28 boxes (14.5 linear feet) which includes correspondence and personal papers. The collection is dated from 1912 to 1977and includes approximately 30,000 pages of correspondence and some 10,000 pagesof manuscripts and notebooks. A large amount of this collection focuses on the problems in Deaf peoplelives such as employment and education and many papers discuss Schowepersonal philosophies. The bulk of materials are dated from his years with Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. Only two boxes of this collection have been digitized. The digital collection focuses on recruiting, promotion, insurance, and discrimination related to Deaf people and employment from 1920 through 1975.