Catherine Drinker Bowen with poet Robert Frost. Bread Loaf campus, Ripton, VT, August 1950.
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Catherine Drinker Bowen and Robert Frost. Bread Loaf campus, Ripton, Vt.; August 1950. Writers' Conference faculty member Catherine Drinker Bowen with Robert Frost. Kay Morrison and Richard Brown are in the background.

Credit: Courtesy of Media Archives, Special Collections, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont

One of America’s leading biographers, Catherine Drinker Bowen in 1950 served on the faculty of Middlebury College’s celebrated Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. That year, Bowen published John Adams and the American Revolution.

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