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William D. Dowling Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

The adult education holdings are collectively known as the
Alexander N. Charters Library of Resources for Educators of Adults.

Finding aid created by: EEA
Date: Jul 1991

Biographical History

William Dowling was on the faculty of Ohio State University in the College of Education. He served as chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Administration of the Subcommittee for Adult Students. He was also active in national organizations such as the Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE). His interests include adult basic education and vocational and technical education for adults.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The material - published material, speeches, memoranda, agendas, notes, correspondence, outlines and lists - generally representing the period 1965-78, is arranged alphabetically. A number of pamphlets have been removed to the adult education pamphlet file.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

The library holds a considerable number of collections related to adult and continuing education. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


Dowling, William D.
Hendrickson, Andrew, b. 1899.

Corporate Bodies

Commission of Professors of Adult Education.


Adult education.

Genres and Forms

Agendas (administrative records)
Speeches (documents)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

William D. Dowling Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Table of Contents

Correspondence-subject files