H03-1484. Bowden Family, Melvin. Papers, 1950s-2003. 1 folder.
Chicago area African-American family that located to the West Olive area in 1956 to raise blueberries, black angus cattle, and eventually open a service station on Butternut Drive. Collection includes photographic slide copies of original photographs of the Melvin Bowden family of Chicago, Illinois, and West Olive, Michigan, areas from the 1950s-2003, 50th Anniversary Booklet for the Full Gospel All Nations Pentecostal Church (1998), and an oral history interview (transcript and CD) given by Grace Bowden in March 2003. (B)
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