American Field Service Hat Badge

American Field Service Hat Badge

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Malcolm Cowley was a contributor to the American Field Service Bulletin during World War I at the urging of A. Piatt Andrew.  When the three volume History of The American Field Service in France was published in 1920 volume three contained a section entitled Literature of the Field Service containing material from Malcolm Cowley as well as Harry Crosby and numerous other AFS men.  Early (but not the first) appearance in print for Cowley and Crosby.  Diane V. Eisenberg's Malcolm Cowley A Checklist of His Writings, 1916-1973 does not mention his contributions to AFS publications-perhaps the above inscription offers a clue.

Above is a set of the AFS history inscribed to noted Cowley collector Ruth Nuzum.

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