Oral History

Roger Bowen

Roger Bowen (Class of 1955) co-authored University Recruits, Company C, 12th Iowa Infantry Regiment 1861-66 with UIU Professor Charles Clark about the Upper Iowa University students who volunteered to fight in the Civil War. After Bowen graduated from UIU he served in both the U.S. Naval Reserve and the Air Force. He returned from the service and took positions with Upper Iowa as admissions counselor, assistant dean of men, and registrar. He was instrumental in coordinating the Off-Campus Degree Program spearheaded by then-Vice President Charles Clark.

Bowen talks about the UIU soldiers, their part in the Battle of Shiloh, and David B. Henderson, after whom the UIU Library is named.