Dr. Bowen dedicated his life to understanding the human as part of all life on Earth and left a rich legacy of archival materials about this work. The National Library of Medicine’s L. Murray Bowen Collection is the designated repository. Part of the legacy already resides at NLM, with restricted access for research. Other parts of the legacy covered by deeds of gift with NLM to the L. Murray Bowen Collection have not yet been transferred to NLM.
The Murray Bowen Archives Project was formed as part of making Dr. Bowen's legacy accessible to researchers, educators and the interested public. The Project does this by finding and using resources, both human and financial, to
- promote, support, and contribute to processing and preserving these archival materials;
- foster and disseminate scholarship using these materials; and
- educate visitors, through its website (www.murraybowenarchives.org) about this legacy, using photographs and excerpts from Dr. Bowen’s papers and letters, archival videos of Dr. Bowen at work, and dissemination of scholarship and oral histories about his work.