The David R. Bowen Collection consists of some 270 cubic feet of files, documents, publications, photographs, and memorabilia reflecting Bowen's interest and expertise in agricultural matters. Bowen wrote and floor managed significant sections of omnibus farm bills in 1973, 1977, and 1981, the Rice Production Act of 1975, the Cotton Research and Promotion Act of 1976, the Forest Management Act of 1976, and legislation in 1981 and 1982 regarding agricultural export credits and revolving funds. He played key roles in securing funds for cotton research and preservation of acreage, in promoting increased agricultural production and markets in so-called Third World countries, and in expanding and protecting overseas markets for American farmers.

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  • Oral History Interview #2 

    Bowen, David R. (University LibrariesCongressional and Political Research Center, 2001-08-21)
    This is an interview with former Congressman David Bowen on August 21, 2001 at his home in Jackson, Mississippi at 75 Eastbrook, conducted by Mike Ballard, coordinator of Congressional and Political Research Center at ...
  • Oral History Interview #1 

    Bowen, David R. (University LibrariesCongressional and Political Research Center, 2001-07-10)
    This is an interview with former Congressman David Bowen on July 10, 2001 at his home in Jackson, Mississippi at 75 Eastbrook, conducted by Mike Ballard, coordinator of Congressional and Political Research Center at ...