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G. Robert Mowerson papers

Identifier: uarc 215

Scope and Content

The collection consists of programs from the Big Ten Championships, short course championships and N.C.A.A. championships. Also included in the papers are materials regarding the Olympic trials.


  • 1950s-1970s


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of G. Robert Mowerson (1913-1993)

G. Robert "Bob" Mowerson was born on 17 November 1913 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1937 and master's degree in 1945 from the University of Michigan. Mowerson was a high school coach and physical education instructor in Battle Creek, Michigan for 18 years. He then went on to coach the swim team, and teach physical education, at Michigan State University (1957-1962). In 1962, Mowerson came to the University of Minnesota as assistant professor and swim coach. Mowerson served as chairman of the NCAA swimming record committee (1967-1976), the National A.A.U. swimming administrative committee (1973-1975) and the Olympic Swimming Trials (1969-1976). In 1971, Mowerson was named coach of the U.S. Pan American swim team, which won a gold medal. He retired from the University of Minnesota in 1975. Bob Mowerson died in February 1993.


7 boxes (7.0 cubic feet)


Collection contains the papers of G. Robert Mowerson, associate professor of physical education and swim coach at the University of Minnesota.

Processing Information

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G. Robert Mowerson Papers, 1950s-1970s
Karen Spilman
April 2005
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

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