Collection Number: GR ASCSA HNF 049
Name(s) of Creator(s): Harold N. Fowler (1859-1955)
Title: Harold N. Fowler Papers
Date [bulk]: 1883
Summary: This collection consists of a notebook entitled "Trip in the Peloponnesos. April 14th-30th 1883"; a preprint of an article by Fowler entitled "The Temple on the Acropolis Burnt by the Persians," AJA 1893; and one typescript page "Memories of the Founding of the Archaeological Institute of America" by Harold North Fowler (the rest is missing).
Quantity: 0.05 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Curtis and Priscilla Murray, 2007.
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Harold N. Fowler Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Harold N. Fowler)
Notes: The notebook was published by Priscilla and Curtis Runnels, see: P. M. Murray and C. N. Runnels, "Harold North Folwer and the Beginnings of American Study Tours in Greece," Hesperia 76 (2007), pp. 597-626.
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Harold North Fowler was born in Westfield, Mass., in 1859. At the age of fifteen he was sent to Dresden, Germany, to prepare for admission to Harvard College, where he graduated in 1880. At Harvard he had two great teachers, Charles Eiot Norton, the founder of the Archaeological Institute of America, and William W. Goodwin who would become the first Director of the newly founded American School of Classical Studies at Athens in 1882-1883. It was Goodwin who invited Fowler to become the first student to register at the School in Athens in 1882. After Athens, Fowler spent three years in Berlin and Bonn, recieving his Ph.D from Bonn in 1885. In 1893, he began his long and distinguished career at Wester Reserve University, retiring in 1929 with the rank of Professor Emeritus. In the years 1903-1904 and 1924-1925 he was Professor of Greek Language and Literature at the American School. For many years he served as editor-in-chief of the ASCSA publications, as well as editor of the American Journal of Archaeology. Fowler is particularly known for his studies of the diolcos at Corinth. He also translated Plato and Plutarch for the Loeb series.
Folder 1: Notebook, titled "Trip in the Peloponnesos. April 14th-30th 1883"; a preprint of an article by Fowler, titled "The Temple on the Acropolis Burnt by the Persians," AJA 1893; and one typescript page "Memories of the Founding of the Archaeological Institute of America" by Harold North Fowler (the rest is missing).