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Rheinart Parke Cowles papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0453
Scope and Contents

This collections consists of one bound volume. It is a scrapbook put together by Dr. Cowles to display his collection of newspaper articles, drawings and photos about the oyster trade in the Chesapeake Bay area. The collection provides a look at the struggle amongst oyster tongers, oyster farmers and the Republican and Democratic parties to find a solution to declining oyster population in the early 20th century.

Dates: 1906-1907

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