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Herbert Ross Brown Papers 1900-1991, n.d.



Correspondence, 1901-1988, n.d.
3.0 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M22.1

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Series Description:
Herbert Ross Brown's incoming and outgoing correspondence, arranged chronologically, as well as subject files, including correspondence regarding Brown's book Sills of Bowdoin.

Arrangement: Chronological and by subject.

Restrictions: None.


Speeches, 1925-1982, n.d.
2.0 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M22.2

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Series Description:
Speeches (both complete and incomplete) written and presented by Herbert Ross Brown, including chapel talks, Bowdoin College reunion and alumni association speeches, and speeches delivered at high schools. Audiotapes are available for a few speeches from the 1970s. Folders containing speech fragments, and the text of two chapel talks which were written and given by speakers other than Brown, are located at the end of the series.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Restrictions: None.


Articles, 1926-1991, n.d.
1.5 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M22.3

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Series Description:
Primarily articles collected by Brown, although articles written by Brown are also included. Many concern academic and educational issues such as creationism taught in schools, book banning, IQ testing, special education, and textbook upgrades. There are also various newspapers and periodicals, and articles from The New England Quarterly, many annotated with handwritten notes by Brown.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Restrictions: None.


Lecture and Research Materials, 1927-1971, n.d.
1.5 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M22.4

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Series Description:
Herbert Ross Brown's teaching lecture notes and notebooks; also includes a separate run of notecards compiled by Brown during research for lectures and writing.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Restrictions: None.


Bowdoin College Materials, 1917-1973, n.d.
1.0 linear foot.

Catalog Number:M22.5

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Series Description:
Exams, quizzes, and syllabi from Brown's English and education classes as well as gradebooks spanning several decades and some student papers; gradebooks and papers are restricted for 75 years. There are also miscellaneous Bowdoin Bulletins, a photocopied typescript of an 1851 Bowdoin student journal, Brown's notes about education, and certificates Brown received from Bowdoin.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Restrictions: Student papers and gradebooks restricted for 75 years from date of creation.


Sills Materials, 1900-1964, n.d.
0.5 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M22.6

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Series Description:
Material by and about Kenneth C.M. Sills such as essays and speeches written and presented by Sills. Also included are Brown's notes on Sills, as well as a review of Brown's book on Sills, Sills of Bowdoin; see series M22.1 for correspondence concerning Sills of Bowdoin.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Restrictions: None.


Personal Papers, 1900-1988, n.d.
1.0 linear foot.

Catalog Number:M22.7

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Series Description:
Personal planners (1974-1980), a diary, a travel log, diplomas, certificates, clippings and obituaries, legal documents, miscellaneous materials and printed ephemera.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Restrictions: None.


Images, 1906-1972, n.d.
1.0 linear foot.

Catalog Number:M22.8

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Series Description:
Photographs featuring Herbert Ross Brown, including those of Brown with Kenneth and Edith Sills in Rome, with Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ladd, with Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Helmreich, and with President Dwight Eisenhower. In addition, there are slides taken during Brown's travels in Europe and Asia, 1958-1959.

Arrangement: By image size, then alphabetical by subject.

Restrictions: None.


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