University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the David Bowen and Corona Publishing Company Collection, 1924-1997



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bowen, J. David (Joshua David), 1930-1998.
Title: David Bowen/Corona Publishing Company Collection
Dates: 1924-1997
Creator Abstract: David Bowen was a publisher, bookseller, teacher and an actor. Bowen was also a member of various Texas literary and civic groups.
Content Abstract: Correspondence, financial material and other records relating to the business and personal activities of bookseller and publisher David Bowen. The bulk of the papers concern Corona Publishing Company, the small press founded by Bowen in San Antonio, Texas, and documents the challenges facing small publishers in the 1980s and 1990s. Bowen's involvement with HemisFair '68 is prominent in the collection.
Identification: MS 78
Extent: 32.4 linear feet (66 Boxes plus 5 oversized folders)
Language: Materials are in English
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

David Bowen was a publisher, bookseller, teacher and an actor. He was born Joshua David Bauman in New York in 1930. He was a graduate of Harvard University and earned a Master of Arts degree from City College in New York in 1967. Bowen first came to San Antonio in 1966 to help prepare for HemisFair '68. He was manager of the Youth Pavilion in the early months of HemisFair, and remained in San Antonio after resigning his position with the Fair. Among other jobs, he taught history at St. Mary's University and sold books. In 1973, Bowen opened a rare bookshop, On Paper, on Broadway Avenue in Alamo Heights. The store operated for nine years and closed in 1982.

In 1977, Bowen helped to settle the accounts of Naylor Publishing Company, a prominent San Antonio based publisher, which was declaring bankruptcy. After this experience, Bowen formed his own publishing company, Corona Publishing Company (Corona). Corona went into business in the latter half of 1977. Bowen called Corona "the world's smallest general interest trade publisher". It published a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books including short stories, poetry and children's books. Corona was nationally recognized for its work with certain topics including open adoption. Dear Birthmother, a book concerning open adoption was published in 1983. It sold tens of thousands of copies, and became an open adoption classic recommended by the Child Welfare League of America.

Bowen was also co-manager of the King William Bookhouse in the 1990s and performed in several theatre productions. Bowen's health slowly deteriorated in the middle of the 1990s and he died on January 23, 1998 at the age of 67. Bowen's many contributions to the San Antonio community were eulogized in The San Antonio Express News by columnist Judyth Rigler on Sunday February 8, 1998.


Scope and Content Note

The David Bowen papers contain correspondence, financial material and other records relating to the business and personal activities of Joshua David Bowen (1930-1998). The bulk of the papers concern Corona Publishing Company (Corona), the small press founded by Bowen in San Antonio, Texas and documents the challenges facing small publishers in the 1980s and 1990s. Bowen's involvement with Hemisfair '68 is also prominent in the collection. The collection dates from 1935 to 1997 and is divided into eleven series.

A large portion of the records relating to the operation of Corona can be found in the Titles series. It contains manuscripts for and correspondence about the publication of individual works published by Corona. Similar materials relating to an anthology of Mexican fiction co-edited by Bowen is in the Pyramids of Glass: Short Fiction from Modern Mexico series. This series includes manuscripts from twenty-nine modern writers from Mexico; including well known Mexican writers like Carlos Fuentes, Elena Poniatowska, and Paco Ignacio Taibo. The Financial series contains statements, sales and inventory reports and other information relating to the financial obligations of Corona. Catalogs consists of catalogs listing Corona titles as well as some catalogs from Corona's competitors. Corona Topical Files are administrative files, which include information such as agreements with distributors, copyright information, and correspondence with other people in publishing. This series also documents the history of Corona and of Naylor Publishing Company.

Beyond his work with Corona Publishing, Bowen was active in the community of San Antonio. His work in the planning of HemisFair '68 and in particular the Youth Pavilion is documented in the HemisFair series. Mr. Bowen also owned and managed bookstores in San Antonio and he engaged in several other activities such as acting, teaching, and writings that are documented in the Personal series.

The three Additions includes material relating to the business activities of Joshua David Bowen and contains correspondence, manuscripts, book layouts, invoices, books, clippings, postcards and photographs.


 

Arrangement

Titles, 1978-1997
Pyramids of Glass, 1993-1994
Financial, 1978-1997
Catalogs, 1981-1996
Corona Topical Files, 1979-1996
Bookstores, 1969-1990
HemisFair, 1966-1968
Personal, 1935-1996
Addition of August 1998 (Accession 1998-035)
Addition of May 2004 (Accession 2004-042)
Addition of April 2007 (Accession 2007-046)

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the David Bowen and Corona Publishing Company Collection must be obtained from University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections or the appropriate holder of copyright.


Index Terms

Persons
Bowen, J. David (Joshua David), 1930-1998.
Organizations
Naylor Publishing Company.
Corona Publishing Company.
HemisFair '68 (1968: San Antonio, Tex.)--Youth Pavillion
San Antonio Fair, Inc.
Topics
Publishers and publishing--Texas--San Antonio.
Booksellers and bookselling--Texas--San Antonio.
Publishing, Press, Printing
Business
San Antonio Authors
Genres/formats
Administrative records.
Book catalogs.
Correspondence.
Financial records.
Financial statements.
Manuscripts.
Proofs (prints by function).
Local Subjects
Business
Literary/Literature
Publishing, Press, Printing
San Antonio History

Related Material

Supplementary to the David Bowen Papers is the Corona Publishing Book Collection, which consists of many of the books published by Corona. The Corona Publishing Collection is housed in Special Collections and titles are searchable through UCAT, the UTSA Library catalog.

More information about Bowen's work with Project Y at HemisFair '68, the 1968 World's Fair, can be found in Box 177 of the San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David Bowen/Corona Publishing Company Collection Papers, 1924-1997, MS 78, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Provenance

The initial donation of this collection was donated in 1998 by the estate of David Bowen. Followed by donations in 2004 and 2007. (Acc. 1998-35, 2004-042, 2007-046).

Processing Information

Processed by Eric Hartmann, Processing Archivist, August 1999.

Additions encoded by Tatina Wulzer, Collections Assistant, June 2009.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Titles

Manuscripts, proofs, correspondence and other materials concerning works published by Corona Publishing Company and works that Corona declined to publish. The series includes rough ideas for publication and some miscellaneous material that could be related to several titles.
Arranged by name and organized alphabetically.
Box Folder
1 1 The Actor in You, 1987
The Adoption Triangle by Arthur Sorosky, Annette Baran and Reuben Pannor, 1994
2 General
3 Negatives
4 Album of Old Time Postcards from Houston/Galvaston, 1978
5 Album of Old Time Texas Postcards, 1978-1983
6 Angelica, Angelica! by Paul Scott Malone, 1993
7 Any Old Where by Katie Breeze, 1988
8 The Apparition by Lionel G. Garcia, undated
9 Apollo's Isle by Harry Preston, 1993
Box Folder
2 Armstrong Chronicle: A Ranching History by Diane Solether Smith
1 General, 1986-1988
Manuscript, 1983
2 Bound
3 Unbound
Proofs
General
4 1986
Box Folder
3 1 1986
2 1986
Box Folder
OM1 Oversize, 1986
Box Folder
3 3 ARTiculation by Sunny Nash, 1993
4 Beyond the Surface by Dan Najvar, 1994
5 Bobby the Mostly Silky by David McKelvey, 1983-1985
6 Body Moves by Tim Seibles, 1987-1991
7 Border Light: The New Cuisine of Mexico and the Southwest by Billie Bledsoe and Robert McLeroy, 1984-1987
Box Folder
4 1 Boy in the Alamo by Margaret Cousins, 1997
2 The Boy Who Touched Winter, 1991-1996
Breastfeeding the Adopted Baby by Debra Peterson
3 General, 1994-1997
4 Manuscript, 1994
5 Photographs and slides, 1994
6 Build the Alamo by Mark Weakley, 1985
7 Bugs and Critters by J.C. Robison, 1973-1984
Candy Hill by Sunny Nash, 1989-1993
8 Chapter 1-13 and correspondence
9 Chapter 14-19
Box Folder
5 1 The Card Players, by Geoffrey Rips, 1988
2 Cedar Fever: The Story of a German-Texan Girl During World War I by Paul Hudgins, 1993
3 Chicken Today, Feathers Tommorrow, undated
4 Children of Open Adoption by Dorner K. Silber, 1990
Chimney Canyon by Grant Spradling, 1993
5 Manuscript and Correspondence
6 Manuscript
7 Christmas Keepers by Margaret Cousins, 1996
8 Cisneros by Kemper Diehl and Jan Jarboe, 1985
9 Close to Ground by Del Marie Rogers, 1988-1994
10 The Colorful Years with Amuroisw Vollard, 1991
11 Columbus and the Crowns by David Bowen, 1991
Box Folder
6 Commander the Gander by David McKelvey
General
1 1984
2 1984
3 Proofs, 1984
4 The Conquest of Mexico: A Modern Rendering of William H. Prescott's History by Beatrice Berler, 1988
5 Cookbook by Deborah Grimsley, 1993
Box Folder
7 1 Cookbook, undated
2 Corn Mother, Corn Woman: Maize Goddess of the New World by Sue Littleton, 1993-1994
3 Couple of Cooks by Robert and Patsy Swendson,
4 Crossroads by John Gibson, 1994
5 Cry for Vengeance by Bill MacWithey, Undated
6 The Dallas Texan Saga or At the Time…or How the New York Yanks Became the Baltimore Colts by Giles Miller, 1972-1995
7 Daysleepers and Other Poems by Bryce Milligan, 1983
8 Dear Birthmother: Thank You for our Baby by Kathleen Silber and Phylis Speedlin, 1983-1996
9 Dichos: The Way of Wisdom by John Steinbeck, 1978
10 D.I.N.K.S./The Cuckoo's Nest by Greg Garrett, 1993
11 Distractions by Pamela Mooman, 1990
12 Dreaming at the Wheel by Charles Behlen, 1975-1989
13 Educational and Career Counseling: A Guide for Parents by Richard Mowsesian, 1995
Box Folder
78 Eighteen Holes by Janis Stout
Box Folder
7 14 General, 1984-1991
Box Folder
8 1 Manuscript, 1984
2 El Pequeno instructivo de Como ser Huevon SIN Fracasar en la Vida by Suzanne Can y Olvera, 1995
3 Entertaining Texas, 1982-1984
4 Feeling No Pain by Tom McClellan, 1989-1991
5 Fighting Men of Texas by Mary Lou Burkett, 1994
6 Finding it: Church Going Experiences in Texas by William Martin, 1983
7 First Kite, by Andy Vu, 1988-1989
8 Five Acres and Dementia, 1981-1985
9 Flavor of Texas, 1981-1985
Box Folder
9 1 The Flower and the Bone by Linda Grey, 1991
2 From a Cops Journal and Other Poems by Arthur Munoz, 1984-1987
3 From the Rooftop by Phil Poulter, 1992
4 The Future of Texas by Lloyd David Ronin, 1985
5 Gardening on the Texas Blackland by A. Scott Ogden, 1987-1989
5 General, 1987-1989
6 Photographs, undated
7 The Ghostly Hitchhiker by Robert Fink, 1988-1992
8 Gifts by John Gibson, 1989
9 Go Tell it in the Streets, 1984-1985
10 Going Back Means going Forward by June Esparza, 1995
Box Folder
10 1 The Gringo Brought his Mother by Geneva Sanders, 1986
1 1986
2 1986
3 Gus Garcia by Isidero Aguirre, 1989-1990
4 Hell and Back, 1986
5 Horsin' Around Again by Don Coldsmith, 1980-1989
6 How to Cope When we Blow the Bowl by Jim Stedman, 1978-1979
7 I, Booth by Glenn Rusty Harding, 1993
8 I Never Killed anyone but Mom: Society and Henry Lee Lucas by Nan Cuba and Warren Causey, 1985-1987
Box Folder
11 1 I Will Always Stay Me: Writings of Migrant Children, edited by Sherry Kafka and Robert Coles, 1984-1990
Ideas for Publication
2 Undated
3 1968-1980
4 1981-1986
5 Into That Good Night by Ron Rozelle, 1994
6 Irene by Roger Willett, Undated
Is this for a Grade by Dallin Malmgren,
7 General, 1994-1995
8 Manuscript, 1994
9 J.S. Bach, Suite for Unaccompanied Cello in G Major: A Verse Interpretation, Undated
10 Juana's Gift: A Christmas Story by Margaret Lyne, 1989
Box Folder
12 1 The Krottkey Chronicles: A Didactic Romance
2 Laboring in the Darkness by Robert Engler, Undated
3 Laugh with me Cry with Me: A Collection of Short Stories to Touch the Extremes of Feeling by Ivan Fitzwater, Undated
4 The Leaving We Can not Live Without by Judith Mcpherson, 1984-1985
5 Let There be Jazz, 1989
6 Liquid City: The Literary Portrait of Houston, edited by Rita Saylors, 1985-1988
7 Living Healthy in the Southwest by Robert Carlson, 1985-1991
8 Lo-Cal Country by Louise Armistead, 1991
Box Folder
13 1 Longest Trail Ride by Billie Preston, 1997
2 Loving Parents, Happy Kids by Ivan Fitzwater, 1986
3 Mad Dog! Mad Dog! By Russell Hood, 1992
4 The Man Who Stayed in Texas by Anne Nathan Friedman and Harry Cohen, 1980-1993
Maria Se Va by Grimes / Connelly, Undated
5 Manuscript
6 Manuscript
7 Me and Grandpa by C.C. Wright, 1985
8 The Merry Widow by Robert Peterson, Undated
Box Folder
14 1 Miscellaneous, 1989-1994
2 A Mouse in the Meatloaf by James Prideaux, 1987
3 Movie Chicano Book, 1976-1978 and undated
4 Mrs. Blackwell's Heart of Texas Cookbook by Louise Dillow and Dennie Carver, 1980-1987
5 The Mullygrub Blues by Paqmela Fannin Wilkinson, 1984
Multicultural Texas
6 1992
7 1993-1994
My Child is a Mother: A True and Happy Story of Open Adoption by Mary Stephenson, 1991
8 General
Box Folder
15 1 Proofs
2 Nations of the Heart: A Novel About India by Robert Engler, Undated
3 Native Sons, Carlene Browne
New Growth: Contemporary Short Stories of Texas Writers
General
4 1988-1989
5 1988-1989
6 Scroggins, 1989-1990
New Growth 2: Contemporary Short Stories of Texas Writers
7 General, 1992-1996
Box Folder
16 1 Manuscripts, 1990-1993
2 New Growth 3: Contemporary Short Stories of Texas Writers, 1996
3 No Stop After Five Points by Paul Perry, Undated
Oakwoods Journal: Notes of an East Texas Naturalist by Guy W. Anderson, 1993
4 General
5 Manuscript
6 Oral History Around the San Antonio Missions, 1995
7 Oscar's Special Family by Bill Stone, 1993
8 Out of Sight San Antonio and San Antonio Serendipity by Jean Rosow, 1978-1979
9 A Picture Book of San Antonio, 1978-1983
Pit, Pot and Skillet by Red Caldwell
10 General
11 Manuscript
12 Proofs
Box Folder
17 1 Poetry, 1986-1995
Poli: A Mexican Boy in Early Texas, 1989
2 General
3 Manuscript
4 Rejects, 1980-1987
5 Rice and Spice by Laizu Wali, 1997
Riding the Rainbow by Pamela Wilkenson
6 Contracts, 1981-1986
7 Editorial, 1980-1988
8 Production, 1981-1983
9 Promotion, 1981-1984
10 Road Home by Ronald Reed, 1994
Box Folder
18 Roadside Cows by Craig Phelon
1 General, 1985-1987
2 Illustrations, undated
Box Folder
OM1 Oversize, undated
Box Folder
18 3 The Roachdale Ballet by John Gibson, 1993
4 Runaway Horses by James Carlos Blake, 1991
5 A Safe Place by Gloria Kehl, 1984-1985
6 Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 1995
7 Sally Skull by Ann C. Tibbets, 1993
8 Sam Bass by Bryan Wooley, 1983
Santa Fey by S. Derrickson Moore, Undated
9 Manuscript
10 Manuscript
Box Folder
19 1 Santos and the Indians by Jan Epton Seale, 1984-1987
2 Seasonal Rain and Other Stories by Robert Flynn, 1986
3 Short Stories by Sarah Burell, 1985
4 Silent Strike by Mike Glasco, 1993
5 The Sins of Rosa Alverado by Jean Anne Ross-Smith, 1987-1988
Sojourn by Catherine McCarthy,
6 1993
7 1993
Box Folder
20 1 1993
2 1994
3 Somewhere, Texas by Leota L. Matthews, 1993
4 South Texas Garden Book, 1995
5 Strange Angel: The Gospel According to Benny Joe by Ben Davis, 1989-1992
6 Sunshine Ranch: A Never Never Land by James Maverick, 1988-1989
7 Symphony in the Sky by George Howard, 1954-1982
8 A Taste of Palestine by Aziz Shihab, 1994-1996
9 Tex-Mex Food: All You Need to Know by David Bueno, 1978
10 A Texan's Twelve Days of Christmas, 1978
11 The Texas Corridor by Greg Kanon, 1981-1987
Texas Holiday Spirits, 1985
12 General
13 Proofs
Box Folder
21 Texas: A Literary Portrait by Don Graham
1 General, 1984-1986
2 Production, 1985
3 Texas Minute Biographies by Michael LeFan, 1993
4 A Texas Quilting Primer by Beverly Orbelo
5 Texas Rain by Eduardo Paz-Martinez, 1994
6 Texas Rangers by Herbert Molloy Mason, 1967-1981
Texas Trees by Paul Cox and Patty Leslie
General
7 1988
8 1988
Box Folder
22 1 1988-1989
Box
OM1 Oversize, undated
Box Folder
22 2 Texas Touring, 1978
That's Alright Mama by Gearld Duff, 1990
3 General
4 Manuscript
5 Manuscript
6 This is not How we Came In by Daryl Scroggins, 1991
Three Wars of Roy Benitiz
Correspondence
7 1985-1986
8 1987-1988
Box Folder
23 1 General, undated
2 General, 1986-1996
3 Manuscript, 1986
4 Orders, 1986
5 Photographs, 1987
Box Folder
24 Proofs
1 1986
2 1986
3 1986
Promotion
4 1986
Box Folder
25 1 1987
2 They Say I am One of `Those', by Raul Thomas
Time Under Control: Efficient Self Management in and out of the Office by Ivan Fitzwater, 1987
3 General
4 Manuscript
5 To: Ruth From: George [Hollenbeck] With All my Love, 1996
Tortilla Curtain by David John Regela,
6 Correspondence, 1993-1994
7 Manuscript, 1991
8 Manuscript, 1991
Box Folder
26 1 The True Story of Sunny Sellers, 1982
The Truth by Geoffrey Rips, 1978
2 Bound Manuscript
3 Unbound Manuscript
4 Unfinished Dreams of a Graffiti Artist by Diane Martinez, Undated
5 Untitled by David Hawkes, Undated
6 Untitled, Undated
Box Folder
27 1 Untitled
2 The Voyage of Baraka A as told by Mary Stephensom
3 When the Bonds Breaks: Denied Access in Divorce Adoption and Other Family Separations and the Effects on Parents, Children and Society by Mirah Riben, 1995
4 When the Storm Clouds Gathered by James Crouch, 1994
5 Winter Chickens by Wendy Barker, 1990-1991
6 With the Word by Bryce Milligan, 1987
Woodbine Rose by Jan Berliner Statman
7 Correspondence, 1991-1994
8 Manuscript, 1991
9 Manuscript, 1991
Box Folder
28 1 Manuscript, 1991
2 Manuscript, 1991



 

Pyramids of Glass: Short Fiction from Modern Mexico

Materials relating to The Pyramids of Glass, an English language anthology of Mexican Fiction co edited by Bowen. It includes manuscripts, evaluations and correspondence with various authors and translators.
Arranged by subject and arranged alphabetically.
Box Folder
28 3 Author Biographies, 1993-1994
Authors, 1993-1994
4 Agustin, Jose
5 Arrendondo, Ines
6 Campos, Marco Antonio
7 Carballido, Emilo
8 Cerda, Martha
9 Duenas, Guadalupe
10 Fuentes, Carlos
11 Gardea, Jesus
12 Ibarguengoitia, Jorge
13 Martin del Campo, David
14 Mastretta, Angeles
15 Molina, Sylvia
16 Monsreal, Agustin
17 Navarro, Adriana
18 Perez Gay, Rafael
19 Pacheco, Jose Emilio
20 Pines, Paul
21 Pitol, Sergio
22 Poniatowska, Elena
23 Puga, Maria Luisa
Box Folder
29 1 Ramos, Luis Arturo
2 Sada, Daniel
3 Salazar, Severino
4 Serena, Enrique
5 Stavans, Ilan
6 Taibo, Paco
7 Valades, Edmundo
8 Villoro, Juan
9 Zavala, H. Lara
10 Zepeda, Eracilio
11 Computer disks, Undated
12 Correspondence, 1993-1996
13 Permissions, 1994
14 Production, 1994
Promotion
15 General
Box Folder
30 1 General
2 Story Selection, 1991-1992
3 Translators, 1989-1994



 

Financial

Bank statements, sales figures, royalty payments and other financial information concerning Corona Publishing Company founded by Bowen.
Arranged by type of material and organized chronologically.
Box Folder
30 Bank Statements
4 January-June 1989
5 July-December 1989
Box Folder
31 1 January-June 1990
2 July-December 1990
3 July-December 1990
4 July-December 1991
5 January-June 1992
6 July-December 1992
7 January-June 1993
Box Folder
32 1 July-December 1993
2 January-June 1994
3 July-December 1994
4 January-June 1995
5 July-November 1995
6 1996
Cash Receipts Journals
7 1982-1984
Box Folder
33 1 1986
2 Investors, 1978
Invoices
3 1978
4 1979
5 January-June 1980
Box Folder
34 1 July-December 1980
2 January-March 1981
3 April-June 1981
4 July-September 1981
5 October-December 1981
Box Folder
35 1 1988
2 1990
3 1991
4 1992
5 1993
Box Folder
36 1 1994
2 1995
Orders
Shipments to Bookstores
3 1980
4 1982-1984
5 January-March 1990
6 April-June 1990
7 July-September 1990
8 October-December 1990
9 January-February 1991
Box Folder
37 1 March-April 1991
2 May-June 1991
3 July-December 1991
4 January-March 1992
5 April-June 1992
6 July-September, 1992
7 October-December 1992
8 January-March 1993
9 October-December 1993
10 January-March 1994
11 April-June 1994
12 July-September 1994
13 October-December 1994
14 January-March 1995
15 July-December 1995
16 January-March 1996
17 April-June 1996
18 October-December 1996
19 January-March 1997
Box Folder
38 Royalties
1 1988
2 1989
3 1990
4 1991-1993
5 1994
Sales and Inventory
6 1983-1984
7 1986
8 1990
Box Folder
39 1 January-March 1991
2 April-August 1991
3 September-October 1991
4 November 1991-February 1992
5 March-June 1992
6 July-August 1992
7 September-October 1992
8 November-December 1992
9 January-March 1993
10 April-May 1993
11 August-September 1993
12 October-December 1993
13 January-March 1994
Box Folder
40 1 April-May 1994
2 June-July 1994
3 August-September 1994
4 October-December 1994
5 January-February 1995
6 March-April 1995
7 May-June 1995
8 July-August 1995
9 September-December 1995
10 January-June 1996
Box Folder
41 1 July-December 1996
Miscellaneous Financial Data
2 1981
3 1982
4 1983
5 1984
6 1985
7 1986-1987
Box Folder
42 1 1988-1989



 

Catalogs

Catalogs created by Corona or which contained titles published by Corona. Catalogs from a select group of other publishers are found here as well. Rare book catalogs used by Bowen while he was a bookseller are found in the bookstores series.
Arranged by type of catalogs and organized chronologically.
Box Folder
42 Corona
2 Catalogs, 1982-1994
3 Correspondence, 1983-1994
Proofs
4 General, 1985 and undated
Box Folder
OM1 Oversize, undated
Competitors
Oversize, 1981-1984
Oversize, 1985-1987
Box Folder
43 1 1998-1990
2 1991-1995
3 Texas Books in Review, 1983-1996



 

Corona Topical Files

Business and administrative information about Corona Publishing Company which is not directly related to a particular publication. Information about the history of Corona Publishing Company and Naylor Publishing Company, the bankrupt publisher that Bowen helped to close in 1977, is found here.
Arranged by subject and organized alphabetically.
Box Folder
43 Accounting
4 General, 1989-1991
5 Reports, 1983-1987
6 Adoption, 1988-1997
Box Folder
44 Advertising
1 General, 1988-1989
2 Expensive, 1988-1992
3 Advice, 1971-1986
4 Anniversary Parties, 1984-1987
5 Audio, Undated
6 Author Circulation, 1986-1992
7 Awards, 1981-1988
8 Bank of San Antonio, 1977-1993
9 Barbee, Robert, 1987-1988
10 Beeman, Martin, 1982-1986
11 Book it!, 1989
12 Booksellers, 1990
13 Booksellers News, 1980-1985
14 Charity, 1982-1996
15 Children's Promotions, 1981-1989
16 Clippings, 1993
Box Folder
45 1 Combined Book Exhibit, 1983-1986
2 Conferences, 1986-1997
3 Cookbooks, 1983-1996
Copyright
4 Forms, 1977-1983 and undated
5 General, 1976-1977
6 Corona History, 1978-1984
7 COSMEP, undated
8 Cullens, Bob, 1990-1992
9 DAFA Sales, 1985-1986
10 Designers, 1985-1988
Distributors
11 Agreements, 1990-1996
12 General, 1976-1977
Box Folder
46 1 Taylor Publishing Company, 1990-1991
Texas Monthly Press
2 1987
3 1988
4 1988
5 1989
6 1989
7 El Paso Business Consortium for Literacy, 1986
8 Evett, Alice, 1982-1986
9 Exhibits, 1987-1996
Box Folder
47 1 Foreign Rights, Undated
2 Forms, Undated
3 Fox, James, 1985-1986
4 Grandfather Book, Undated
5 Hispanic District, 1985-1991
6 Hudgins, Paul, 1978-1993
7 Ideas, 1984-1987
Illustrators
8 General, 1977-1993
9 Artwork, Undated
Box Folder
48 1 Ingram Distribution Group, 1986-1987
2 ISBN, 1978
3 Job Applicants, 1982-1991
4 K List, 1987
5 Kilby, Jan E., 1994
6 Lang Cross Ladon Boldrick and Green, 1977-1978
7 Library of Congress, Undated
8 Lists, 1982-1991
9 Logo, 1981 and undated
10 Mailing Lists, 1984 and undated
11 Mountain Press Publishers, 1979-1986
12 Nat Sobel and Associates, 1982-1983
Box Folder
49 Naylor Publishing Company
1 Authors, 1977-1981
2 Copyrights, 1977-1978
3 General, 1978
4 History, 1977
5 Orders, 1977-1979
6 West Southwest Publishing, 1978-1982
7 Newsletters, 1988-1993 and undated
8 Oppenheimer, Evelyn, 1980-1981
9 Peerless Software, 1983-1984
Periodicals
10 General, Undated
11 General, 1985-1993
12 Bloomsburg Review, 1996
13 Los Angles Reader, 1992
Box Folder
50 1 Multicultural Review, 1991
2 Publisher's Weekly, 1991
3 R R Bowker, Undated
4 Texas Monthly, 1992
5 Texas Weekly, 1986
6 Washington Monthly, 1989
7 Wilson Library Bulletin, 1992
8 Phelon, Craig, Undated
9 Photographs, Undated
Publicity
10 1981-1987
11 1988-1997
12 Reviewers, 1987-1989
13 Rodriguez, Barbara, 1983-1984
14 Rolodex, Undated
15 Sales letters, 1991
16 Seale, 1988
17 Small Press Center, 1989-1996
18 Technological Changes and Trade Book Publishing, 1986
19 Texas Jewish Historical Society, 1979-1989
Box Folder
51 1 Type, Undated
2 Vendor Services, 1989-1991



 

Bookstores

The administrative and financial records of the bookstores managed by Bowen. On Paper was located on Broadway Ave. in Alamo Heights from 1973 to 1982 and the King William Bookhouse was located on Alamo Street in the 1990s..
Box Folder
51 David Joshua Bowen Books and On Paper
3 Book Repair, 1955-1971
Catalogs
4 Undated
5 1967-1979
Financial
6 Checkbooks, 1970-1972
7 General, 1979-1981
Box Folder
52 1 Inventory, 1981-1982
Purchases
2 1969-1970
3 1972
4 Rare Books, Undated
5 Reference, Undated
6 King William Book House, 1990



 

HemisFair

Correspondence and other material relating to Bowen's work in the planning for HemisFair '68 and especially the Youth Pavilion.
Box Folder
52 7 Exhibits, 1968
Box Folder
53 1 Guides, 1966-1968
2 International Exhibitions, 1968
3 Project Y, 1968
Publications
4 General, 1967-1968
5 El Abrazo, 1966-1968
6 Reports and Correspondence, 1966-1968
7 Folders with HemisFair Park superimposed on photograph, undated



 

Personal

Date books, unpublished writings and materials relating to Bowen's activities with various civic and professional groups. Bowen also wrote a long series of reviews of restaurants in the San Antonio area. Materials relating to Bowen's work with St. Mary's University and The University of Texas at San Antonio are also found here.
Box Folder
54 Adoption
1 1982-1989
2 1990
3 1991-1996
4 Art Shows, 1961-1977
5 Bauman, Claire (Mother), 1935-1991
6 Biographical, 1937-1989
7 City College of New York, 1964
Box Folder
55 Clippings
General
1 1953-1969
2 1977-1992
Box Folder
OM1 Oversize, 1992
Box Folder
55 Correspondence
3 1970-1982
4 1983-1996
Date books and Calendars
5 1949-1959
6 1960-1969
7 1970-1979
8 1980-1992
Box Folder
56 1 Maps, 1968-1993
2 Miscellaneous, 1959-1992
Professional and Civic Organizations
Book Publishers of Texas
General
3 1987-1988
4 1989-1993
5 Directories, 1991-1996
6 National Society of Arts and Letters, 1988-1989
7 Texas Commission on the Arts, 1989
8 Texas Commission for the Humanities, 1995
9 Texas Institute of Letters, 1989-1993
10 Texas Library Association, 1989
Restaurant Reviews
11 Reviews, 1986-1989
Box Folder
57 Notes and Correspondence
1 1984-1985
2 1985
3 1986
4 1986-1987
Teaching
5 St. Mary's University, 1970
University of Texas at San Antonio
6 Cactus Alley, 1984-1992
7 General, 1984-1995
Travel
8 General, 1992-1997
Postcards, undated
9 Europe
Box Folder
58 1 Latin America
2 United States
3 Other
4 Vienna, 1982
Writings
5 Undated
6 1951-1969
7 1983
Box Folder
OM1 Oversize: Separated materials



 

Addition of August 1998 (Accession 1998-035)

Spans the years 1977-1994, and consists of correspondence, clippings, photographs, negatives, invoices, ecetera, relating to the daily business of Corona Publishing Company and works published through them including the book about Henry G. Cisneros.Cisneros: Portrait of a New American.
Box Folder
1 1 Cisneros, 1983-1985
2 Untitled - correspondence, mailing list, clippings, photos on the publication of Cisneros: Portrait of a New American, 1985
3 Press kit on Honorable Henry G. Cisneros, 1985-1986
4 magazines and a negative, 1985-1987 and undated
5 photographs of Henry Cisneros, 1984
6 Clippings, CIS, correpondence, 1983-1992
7 Crude Creek manuscript, March 10, 1984
8 Cisneros, 1984
9 Material from Cisneros: Portrait of a New American, undated
10 Assorted material, 1990
11 Manuscript by Katie Breeze, 1984
12 Nekkid Through the Streets, by Katie Breeze, undated
13 Assorted material from Corona Publishing Company, 1983-1994
14 Seasonal Rain: A Collection of Short Stories, by Robert Flynn, 1986
15-16 Assorted material (invoices, correspondence, manuscripts, articles, 1984-1987
17 Assorted material for The Dream Patch, 1985 and undated
18 Assorted material for the short novel, Reverie, 1984
19 The Dream Patch number 1 manuscript, by Christopher Woods, undated
20-21 Clippings about Corona Publishing Company, 1981-1994
22 Publicity and reviews, 1977-1988
23 BPT - records, 1987-1989
24 Assorted material, 1988-1990
25 Dallas, 1991
26 Clippings, 1984-1990
27 Clippings, 1978-1987
Box Folder
3 3-5 Rolodex files, undated
Box
OM1-OM4 Corona Publishing material - book layouts, 1989-1994 and undated
Drawer Folder
29 1-2 Corona Publishing material - book layouts, messed up art and Oakwoods Journal, cover jacket, art, blue lines, Lucky Longhorns new illustrations, undated
Drawer Folder
30 3-5 San Antonio Serindipity and other book layouts and art, undated



 

Addition of May 2004 (Accession 2004-042)

Box Folder
2 1 List of rare/out of print books, 1973-1979
2 List of rare/out of print books, 1977-1986 and undated
3 List of rare /out of print books, 1972-1975 and undated
4 Julia Pauline Leavens by Anna Catherine Markham, 1924
5 Harvard Class of 1951 Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Report, 1976
6 Texas A Literary Portrait by Don Graham, 1985
7 The Negro In the Struggle for 'Cuba Libre' by J. David Bowen, May 13, 1964
Box Folder
3 1 Postcards, greeting cards and correspondence, 1924, 1985-1992 and undated,



 

Addition of April 2007 (Accession 2007-046)

Box Folder
3 2 Newspaper clippings, postcards, correspondence and receipt, 1961-1986 and undated