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John C. Donovan papers

Identifier: M049

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Scope and Content

This collection includes correspondence and writings by John C. Donovan during the period 1967-1970. The bulk of the collection is comprised of manuscripts for both "The Politics of Poverty" and "The Policy Makers," with associated notes by the author.


  • Creation: 1967-1970


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Biographical/Historical Note

John C. Donovan, born on 9 Feb 1920, in New York City, had a long and distinguished career as a political scientist, and was the author of "The Politics of Poverty" (1967), "The Policy Makers" (1970), and "The Cold Warriors: A Policy-Making Elite" (1974). Donovan was involved in Maine Democratic politics and worked with Senator Edmund S. Muskie as an administrative assistant. He taught government at Bowdoin College as the DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government and Legal Studies from 1965 until his death on October 3, 1984.


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Correspondence and writings by John C. Donovan during the period 1967-1970.

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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

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