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Anne Ophelia Dowden papers

Identifier: COU.MS.347

Scope and Contents

Seven boxes of drawings, paintings, mock-ups, reviews, research, and correspondence by noted Colorado botanical illustrator, Anne Ophelia Dowden.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1970-1998

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright statement

The University Libraries do not own the copyright to this collection. Researchers are responsible for contacting the copyright holder(s) for this material and obtaining permission to publish or broadcast. The University Libraries will not grant permission to publish or broadcast this material and are not responsible for copyright violations resulting from such use.

Biographical / Historical

Anne Ophelia Dowden (1907-2007) was a noted Colorado botanical illustrator.


9.5 linear feet (Seven boxes.)

Language of Materials



Drawings, paintings, mock-ups, reviews, research and correspondence by noted Colorado botanical illustrator, Anne Ophelia Dowden.

Physical Location

Rare books stacks QK98.183 D69 1990

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Anne Ophelia Dowden, February 23, 1998.

Separated Materials

Other books written or illustrated by Dowden were part of the 1998 donation. These have been separated and integrated into the Rare Book Collections' (RBC) Main Stacks. Titles donated by Dowden were also integrated into the RBC Main Stacks. Records for these works may be found in the University Libraries' online catalog.

Anne Ophelia Dowden papers, 1990-1998
Arranged and processed by Michelle Falke and Anna Ferris. Encoded by Deborah Hollis and Josie Fania in November 2022.
February 2006
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Revision Statements

  • November 2022: Migrated from RMOA to Aspace.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States