Scope and arrangement
The Aubrey Howard Bowser Papers consist primarily of writings, academic and school related papers, and letters. Bower's writings include a manuscript entitled "Black Pilgrim: A Novel of Harlem's Early Life," a short story "Maryelle Rose," poetry, book reviews and critiques. There are also two full runs of the "Rainbow," a weekly literary magazine he edited, 1919-1920.|||Academic papers consist of a Harvard College notebook; course lecture notes; papers written for courses taken for his Master's degree and to qualify for a New York City high school teacher's license, 1943; and the publication, "Harvard College Class of 1907 Twenty-fifth Anniversary Report" (1935) in which his picture appears. Included are T. Thomas Fortune's book of poetry, "Dreams of Life" (1905).