Koweek Family Donates Father’s Papers

We are proud to announce that the Koweek family has donated the Arthur Koweek Urban Renewal Papers to our History Room. Arthur Koweek chaired the Hudson City Planning Commission during the urban renewal project of 1971-1973.

Gary Sheffer, library board trustee and chair of the History Room said: “The Arthur Koweek Urban Renewal Papers shed light on an important part of Hudson’s, and our nation’s history. Thanks to this generous donation by the Koweek family, people will soon have access to these papers, which include many photographs, and what they show about the norms, cultural underpinnings, and waves of economic change in the early 1970s. In particular, the collection highlights the vision, civic dedication, and decision-making of some of the business and political leaders in Hudson as they sought to bring their city back from economic decline.”

The library is also proud to announce that, thanks to a generous anonymous donor, the Koweek Papers will be professionally conserved and archived. This will not only ensure that this collection is preserved but will make it publicly accessible and searchable including placing some of it online.

History Room Coordinator Brenda Shufelt said, “The History Room depends upon donors who value the preservation of local history, and we are very grateful that this recent acquisition will make the Koweek Papers available to all for generations to come.”

Anyone wishing to view this collection and other collections in the Hudson Area Library History Room can visit during the History Room’s open hours on Saturdays, 10am-1pm or email brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org for an appointment. In addition many of the library’s collections can be viewed on our website historyroom.hudsonarealibrary.org.