Vision and Mission of The Murray Bowen Archives Project

Dr. Bowen dedicated his life to understanding the human as part of all life on Earth and left a rich legacy of archival materials about this work. The National Library of Medicine's L. Murray Bowen Collection is the designated repository. Part of the legacy already resides at NLM, with restricted access for research. Other parts of the legacy covered by deeds of gift with NLM to the L. Murray Bowen Collection will be transferred to NLM.

Vision Statement

Murray Bowen's archives will be available to the world to advance the understanding of his theory of human behavior, its development and integration with the natural sciences.

Mission Statement

To obtain the resources for our efforts and create the required conditions to fulfill the vision, to advance scholarship, and enhance public knowledge of these archives.


Approved August 14, 2017