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Manuscript Collection No. 477
Born in New York City in 1853, Cowen was an immigration officer at Ellis Island from 1905-1927. Cowen was a co-founder and editor of THE AMERICAN HEBREW. Cowen died in 1943.
Collection consisting of correspondence, together with immigration data collected during his career as an immigration officer at Ellis Island. Correspondents include Emma Lazarus, Hendrik Willem van Loon. Originals of letters from Oliver Wendell Homes moved to Rare Documents file.
Terms of Access and Use
The Philip Cowen Papers are open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
Mrs. Leon M. Solis-Cohen, by the act of donating the Philip Cowen Papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Philip Cowen and his heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of materials.
Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. For more information see the American Jewish Archives copyright information webpage.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Philip Cowen Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-477. Philip Cowen Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Philip Cowen Papers were received from Mrs. Leon M. Solis-Cohen, Fort Pierce, Florida, in 1960.
Processed by American Jewish Archives staff.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA's online catalog.
Persons and Families
Cowen, Philip -- 1853-1943
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Lazarus, Emma, -- 1849-1887
van Loon, Hendrik Willem, -- 1882-1944
Ellis Island Immigration Station (New York, N.Y.)
Jewish authors -- New York (N.Y.)