Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Brown, Herbert Ross, 1902-1988
Title
Herbert Ross Brown papers
ID
M022
Date [inclusive]
1900-1991, undated
Extent
14.5 linear feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation note

Herbert Ross Brown Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical note

Herbert Ross Brown was born February 9, 1902, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelor of Science from Lafayette College in 1924, a Master of Arts from Harvard University in 1928, a Ph.D. from Columbia in 1939, and a number of honorary degrees, including a Doctor of Letters from Bowdoin in 1963. Brown was a professor of English at Bowdoin College from 1925-1972 and a visiting professor of English at Duke University (1939), Columbia University (1940, 1941, 1945), Minnesota (1947, 1963), Harvard University (1968), and Bread Loaf School of Middlebury (1948-1956). He is the author of Bowdoin and the Common Good (1952), Sills of Bowdoin (1964), and several scholarly monographs. Brown edited numerous publications and was the managing editor of The New England Quarterly. He received many prestigious awards for his literary work and teaching of English.

In 1929 Brown married Ruth D. Raker, who died in 1976. Brown died July 26, 1988, in Brunswick at the age of 86.


Scope and Contents note

The collection includes Herbert Ross Brown's personal correspondence, mostly with his wife, Ruth, and friends and colleagues, especially Wilmot Brookings Mitchell and Kenneth Sills. Also includes speeches by Brown, including Bowdoin "chapel talks" and speeches addressed to alumni groups; lecture notes and other Bowdoin teaching and class materials; research notes and articles; materials concerning Brown's book Sills of Bowdoin; and other personal items such as planning calendars, a diary, diplomas, and photographs of family and friends.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Some material restricted. Consult series descriptions for specific information.


Collection Inventory

M22.1: Correspondence, 1901-1988, n.d.   3.0 linear feet

Scope and Contents note

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 note

Arranged chronologically (Box 1, Folder 1 through Box 2, Folder36) and by subject (Box 3, Folder 9 through Box 3 Folder 41).

Box Folder
1 1

1916 

1 2

1925 

1 3

1930 

1 4

1931 

1 5

1932 

1 6

1933 

1 6

1933 

1 7

1934 

1 8

1935 

1 9

1936 Jan-Apr 

1 10

1936 May-Sep 

1 11

1937 

1 12

1938 

1 13

1939 

1 14

1940 

1 15

1941 

1 16

1942 

1 17

1943 

1 18

1944 

1 19

1945 

1 20

1946 

1 21

1947 Mar-Aug 

1 22

1947 Sep-Dec 

1 23

1948 Jan-Mar 

1 24

1948 Apr-May 

1 25

1948 Jun-Aug 

1 26

1948 Sep-Dec 

1 27

1949 Jan-Mar 

1 28

1949 Apr-Jun 

1 29

1949 Jul-Dec 

1 30

1950 Apr 

1 31

1950 May-Dec 

1 32

1951 Jan-Apr 

1 33

1951 May-Dec 

1 34

1952 Jan-Apr 

1 35

1952 May-Dec 

1 36

1953 

1 37

1954 Jan-Apr 

1 38

1954 May-Dec 

1 39

1955 

1 30

1956 Jan-Sep 

1 41

1956 Oct-Dec 

2 1

1957 Jan-Apr 

2 2

1957 May-Dec 

2 3

1958 

2 4

1959 

2 5

1960 

2 6

1961 Jan-Jun 

2 7

1961 Jul-Sep 

2 8

1961 Oct-Dec 

2 9

1962 

2 10

1963 

2 11

1964 

2 12

1965 

2 13

1966 

2 14

1967 

2 15

1968 (Peg and Bob Peakes) 

2 16

1968-1969 

2 17

1970 

2 18

1971 

2 19

1972 

2 20

1973 

2 21

1974 

2 22

1975 

2 23

1976 

2 24

1976 

2 25

1977 

2 26

1978 

2 27

1979 Jul-Dec 

2 28

1980 Jan-Jun 

2 29

1980 Jul-Dec 

2 30

1981 

2 31

1982 

2 32

1983 

2 33

1984 

2 34

1985 

2 35

1986 

2 36

1988 

3 1

Undated: Ayers-Hart 

3 2

Undated: Hittmair-Pickmick 

3 3

Undated: Miscellaneous 

3 4

Undated: Piere-Works 

3 5-7

Undated: Harold Pulsifer 

3 8

Undated: Sills of Bowdoin 

3 9

from Don Barnes re: Bowdoin Alumni College 

3 10

Board's Committee on Sills Memorial Volume 

3 11-12

Bowdoin Alumni College, 1965 

3 13-14

from President James Stacy Coles 

3 15

from or regarding Athern Daggett 

3 16-19

English Department candidates, 1962 

3 20

Institute on Hawthorne and the American Novel, 1964 

3 21

Re: Herbert Ross Brown Fund 

3 22

from or regarding Roger Howell, Jr. 

3 23-24

Re: New England Quarterly 

3 25

Re: Phi Beta Kappa 

3 26

Re: Edith Sills 

3 27

Re: Sills as Assistant at Harvard, 1901-1902 

3 28

Re: Sills of Bowdoin (1956) 

3 29

Re: Sills of Bowdoin (1958-1959) 

3 30

Re: Sills of Bowdoin (1960) 

3 31

Re: Sills of Bowdoin (1961) 

3 32

Re: Sills of Bowdoin (1962) 

3 33

Re: Sills of Bowdoin (1963) 

3 34

Re: Sills of Bowdoin (1964 Apr-Jul) 

3 35

Re: Sills of Bowdoin (1964 Aug-Dec) 

3 36

Re: Sills of Bowdoin (1965) 

3 37

Re: Sills of Bowdoin (1966-1967) 

3 38

Re: Sills of Bowdoin (1971-1975) 

3 39-41

Re: Sills of Bowdoin (miscellaneous) 


M22.2: Speeches, 1925-1982, n.d.   2.0 linear feet

Scope and Contents note

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 note

Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
4 4

1925 Autumn-"The Bowdoin Department of English" 

4 5

1932 Apr 30-"Academic Hoboes" 

4 6

1932 Oct 1-"Big Game Excitement" 

4 7

1933 Feb 18-"The Young Intellectual" 

4 8

1933 Apr 8-"The Lecture System Again" 

4 9

1933 May 14-"The Major Examination" 

4 10

1933 Sep 23-"On Beginnings" 

4 11

1934 Feb 10-"This Matter of Grades" 

4 12

1939 Jan 6-Chapel Talk (Incomplete) 

4 13

1937/1941-"Blue and Other Books" 

4 14

1942 Sep 26-Chapel Talk 

4 15

1943 Apr 12-"Ben Franklin"-for U.S. Army 

4 16

1944 Mar 8-Chapel Talk 

4 17

1944 May 11-"Harriet Beecher Stowe Program" 

4 18

1944 Aug 16-Chapel Talk 

4 19

1944 Oct 28-"What Every Civilian Should Know" 

4 20

1945 Feb 22-Chapel Talk 

4 21

1945 Sep 24-"Blue and Other Books" 

4 22

1946 Mar 28-"Sweet Land of Secrecy" 

4 23

1946 Apr 12-Given for awarding of FDR cup to Frederick Richard Woodruff '48 

4 24

1946 Jun 6-"Remarks to the Members of the Bowdoin College Class of 1916 upon the Occasion of their 30th Reunion" 

4 25

1946 Jun 9-"Commencement Address- Bridgton Academy" 

4 26

1946 Oct 16-Chapel Talk (Incomplete) 

4 27

1946 Nov 1-"The Alumnus and his College" (Incomplete) 

4 28

1946 Dec 23-"Christmas Readings: Brunswick Rotary Club" 

4 29

1947 May 14-"Ivy House Party" 

4 30

1947 Dec 17-"Lo, the Poor Professor" 

4 31

1948-Given at Commencement of Nasson College 

4 32

1948 Feb 21-"School and College Conference on English: Report to the Conference," and accompanying speech by person invited by HBR 

4 33

1948 Apr 16-"Red Pencils and Blue Teachers" (Incomplete) 

4 34

1948 Jul 6-"So Little Time" 

4 35

1949-Given for 25th Reunion of Class of 1924 at Lafayette College 

4 36

1949 Oct 8-Given at Annual Conference of Eastern College Personnel Officers (Incomplete) 

4 37

1950-Given to Officers of Brunswick Savings Institution (Incomplete) 

4 38

1950 May 22-"On the Writing of an Exam" 

4 39

1951-In Memoriam of Professor Stanley Perkins Chase 

4 40

1951 Apr 22-"Talk to the School", given at Governor Dummer Academy 

4 41

1952-Given for the 100th Anniversary of the Publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin 

4 42

1952 Dec 16-"On the Writing of Letters" 

4 43

1953 Sep 24-Chapel Talk 

4 44

1953 Dec 15-"Lo, the Poor Teacher" 

4 45

1954 Feb 27-Longfellow Tribute 

4 46

1954 March 22-"Prologue Spoken at the Production of Congreve's Love for Love" 

4 47

1955 Apr 6-"Life Looks at Emerson's New England" 

4 48

1955 May 2-York County Teachers' Association 

4 49

1956 Jan 17-Given for the 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Franklin 

4 50

1956 Jan 27/28-Given to the New York Alumni Association 

4 51

1956 Nov 15-"School, College and the Liberal Arts", Senior/Parent Dinner, the Episcopal Academy 

4 52

1957-Given to Members of the Longfellow Garden Club 

4 53

1957 Jan 31-Rotary Club Teachers' Night 

4 54

1957 Jun 14-Given for the 50th anniversary of the Bowdoin Class of 1907 

4 55

1957 Sep 25 25-Year Club Dinner, Keyes Fibre Company 

4 56

1957 Oct 5-"Remarks at the Dinner of the Maine Credit Union League" 

4 57

1958 Feb 20-Cum Laude Convocation, Phillips Exeter Academy 

4 58

1958 Mar/Apr-Salem, MA Honor Society 

4 59

1958 Apr 19-"A Resolution Adopted in Honor of Carl Jefferson Weber" 

4 60

1958 Apr 29-"Remarks at the 31st Annual Convocation in Honor of the Ranking Scholars of the University of Maine, Orono" 

4 61

1958 Jun 10-Commencement Address to the Graduates of the Baldwin School 

4 62

1958 Jun 15-Sanford High School Baccalaureate Address 

4 63

1958 Sep 18-"Magnificent Anachronism" 

4 64

1958 Nov 21-"What Every Student Union Committee Should Know" 

4 65

1959 Mar 14-Educational Conference of Maine Secondary and Post-Secondary Schools 

4 66

1959 May 14-Boothbay Rotary 

4 67

1959 Oct 21-"Bowdoin Scholar Anomalous" 

4 68

1960 Feb 17-AAUW Speech 

4 69

1960 Mar 19-"After Dinner Address to the Conclave of the New England Chapters of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity" 

4 70

1960 Apr 11/12-Bangor and Presque Isle Meeting 

4 71

1960 Apr 12-Introduction to Mr. Alfred Kazin 

4 72

1960 Apr 26-"Miss Parens, Please Take a Letter" 

4 73

1960 Apr 26-Providence, RI Alumni 

4 74

1960 May 5-"Remarks at the Initiation of the Hawthorne Chapter of the National Scholastic Honor Society of Brunswick High School" (Incomplete) 

4 75

1960 May 13-"Remarks at a Meeting of the Darien Citizens for Good Education" 

4 76

1960 May 19-"Remarks at the Initiation Ceremony of the Deering High School Chapter of the National Honor Society" (Incomplete) 

4 77

1960 Jun 3-"Remarks at the Commencement Eve Dinner of Hebron Academy" (Incomplete) 

4 78

1960 Sep 10-"Address at the 113th Annual Convention of the Zeta Psi Fraternity of North America" (Incomplete) 

4 79

1961-Commencement Address, North Yarmouth Academy 

4 80

1961 Jan 25-"Numbers and Pressures in Going to College" 

4 81

1961 Feb 16-PTA-AAUW Panel 

4 82

1961 Apr 15-Kappa Delta Psi at Eastland and Portland 

4 83

1961 Apr 29-Bowdoin Teachers' Club 

4 84

1961 Sep 28-"Who's In, Who's Out" 

4 85

1961 Oct 24-26-"Remarks at the Dinner of the Alumni Clubs" 

4 86

1962-In Memoriam of Wilmot Brookings Mitchell 

4 87

1962 Jun 26-"Remarks at the 10th Anniversary Dinner at the Kiwanis Club" 

4 88

1963 Jan 11-Remarks for MTA-Maine College Meeting 

4 89

1963 Feb 22-"Introduction of Miss Eileen Thorton" 

4 90

1963 Feb 27-"Another Garland for H.W.L." 

4 91

1963 May 3-"Memorandum on Certification of Liberal Arts College Graduates" 

4 92

1963 Jan 30-"Future of Higher Education and Bowdoin Response" 

4 93

1963 Nov 21-Given at Athletic Awards Dinner 

4 94

1964 Apr 7-The Hawthorne Institute 

4 95

1964 Oct 1-Bowdoin Alumni, Bangor 

4 96

1965 Feb 26-"Given at Dedication of K.C.M. Sills Library" 

4 97

1965 Mar 6-"Remarks at the Freshman Banquet of the UME Class of 1968" 

4 98

1965 Mar 10-"Remarks at the Annual Winter Sports Banquet" 

4 99

1965 Mar 22-Council of Jewish Women 

4 100

1965 Apr 24-Bowdoin Tours Meeting 

4 101

1965 Jun 18-Bowdoin Alumnus Review 

4 102

1966-Given for Kendrick McIntyre retirement dinner (Title Page Only) 

4 103

1967-Given at Hyde School graduation 

4 104

1967 Apr 24-"Remarks at the Annual Dinner of the Kennebec Alumni Association" 

4 105

1968 Apr 19/20-Given at the New England Conference on British Studies (Incomplete) 

4 106

1968 Apr 27-"Remarks at the 50th Anniversary Dinner" (Incomplete) 

4 107

1968 May 14-"Remarks at the Honors Convocation at the University of Maine in Portland" 

4 108

1968 May 25-"Academic Recognition Day: Maine Teachers' Association" 

4 109

1968 Jun 1-"Hyde School Commencement" (Incomplete) 

4 110

1968 Jun 1-"Commencement Dinner-Hinkley School" (Incomplete) 

4 111

1968 Jun 2-"Commencement Address: Aroostook College" 

4 112

1968 Jun 15-"Bowdoin College Commencement Highlights" 

4 113

1969-Re: Fraternities at Bowdoin 

4 114

1969 May 14-"Annual Spring Ladies Night Dinner of the Bath-Brunswick Bowdoin Club" 

4 115

1969 Jun 1-"Commencement Address: Fort Kent State College" 

4 116

1969 Oct 3-"Response for the Faculty at the Inaugural Luncheon for President Roger Howell" 

4 117

1970-"Bowdoin Commencement" 

4 118

1970 May 1-"Given to Women's Literary Club of Bar Harbor" 

4 119

1970 May 15-"The American Scholar 1970" 

4 120

1970 Jun 10-"For the Class of 1970" 

4 121

1970 Jun 12-"For the Class of 1935" 

4 122

1971-"Bridgeton Academy Commencement Address" 

4 123

1971 Mar 8-"Introduction of William Barksale, 1937" 

4 124

1971 Jun 23-"Robert Peter Tristram Coffin-Poet and Neighbor" 

4 125

1972 May 27-"Given at Hebron Academy Pre- Commencement Dinner" (Incomplete) 

4 126

1946-1972-miscellaneous addresses 

4 127

1973-"Reasoned Discourse" 

4 128

1973 Jan 29-31-"The Samuel Harris Lectures-Bangor Theological Society" 

4 129

1973 Jun 1-"Keep Cool But Don't Freeze" 

4 130

1973 Jul 8-"The Puritan Legacy" 

4 131

1974-miscellaneous addresses 

4 132

1974 Apr 12-"The Light Reading of Our Great Grandmothers" 

4 133

1974 May 31-"Given at the 50th Reunion Dinner of Lafayette College's Class of 1924" 

4 134

1974 Dec 8-"Remarks at the 30th Anniversary of Herbert Brown's Service as Editor" 

4 135

1975-Given for 25th anniversary of Bowdoin Class of 1950 

4 136

1975 Jan 28-"Words, Words, Words" 

4 137

1975 May 23-"Remarks Upon the Occasion of the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1925" 

4 138

1976 Feb 23-"Introduction of Professor Marcus Merriman" 

4 139

1976 Mar 6-"The Bicentennial and Bowdoin" (Incomplete) 

4 140

1976 Mar 6-Remarks to the Washington Bowdoin Club Alumni Seminar (See audiotape and excerpts from this address. Excerpts titled "Bowdoin - Heritage and History") 

Box
26

1976 Mar 6-Remarks to the Washington Bowdoin Club Alumni Seminar, Mt. Vernon, audiotape 

Box Folder
4 141

1976 Oct 8-"Bowdoin College 1821-1825" 

4 142

1977-"Given at 50th Reunion Dinner of the Class of 1927" (Also available on audiotape) 

Box
26

1977-"Given at 50th Reunion Dinner of the Class of 1927," audiotape (Side A) 

26

1977 Feb 17-"Professor HRB Recalls his Bowdoin Days"-interviewed by Ray Rutan, Channel 5 TV, audiotape (Side B) 

26

1978 Nov-"Bowdoin's Most Famous Faculty Wife"-HRB Speech, audiotape 

Box Folder
4 143

1978 Nov 30-"An Editor's Reminiscences" 

4 144

1979 May 3-"Remarks at the 18th Annual Scholastic Honor Societies Banquet" 

4 145

1979 Sep 8-"Given for the 50th Anniversary of Lambda Chapter House of Zeta Psi" 

4 146

1979 Sep 29-"Commemorating 50th Anniversary of Opening of Moulton Union" 

4 147

1980 Jun 8-"Commencement Address to the Class of 1980" 

4 148

1980 Nov 21-"Given at Annual Meeting of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts" 

4 149

1981 May 22-"Then and Now" 

4 150

1982 Feb 9-"Given to the Ladies and Knights of the Faculty Round Table" 

4 151

1982 May 28-"Then and Now" 

4 152

"All the News that's Fit to Print" 

4 153

"The American Character" (Incomplete) 

4 154

"America's Youth" (Incomplete) 

4 155

"Given to the Androscoggin Alumni Club" 

4 156

"Given to an unidentified society at Bates College" (Incomplete) 

4 157

"Beginning of School" (Incomplete) 

4 158

"Given to gathering of Bowdoin Alumni" 

4 159

"Given to Bowdoin Alumni in Washington" 

4 160

"Award for Bowdoin's Alumni Council" 

4 161

"Given for Bowdoin Baccalaureate Service" (Incomplete) 

4 162

"Given at Bowdoin's Commencement" (Incomplete) 

4 163-167

"Bowdoin College" (Incomplete) 

4 168

"Bowdoin's Curriculum" 

4 169

"Presentation of Bowdoin Prize to Hodding Carter and to Centennial Class of University of ME" 

4 170

"Given at Presentation of HBR's Portrait to Governing Boards" (Incomplete) 

4 171

"Brunswick's Garden Age: The Diary of Marshall Cram: 1917-1919" 

4 172

"Given to Brunswick Savings Institution" 

4 173

"Alumni Seminar at Colby College" 

4 174

"Given at Colby College" (Incomplete) 

4 175

"Given to College Club re: the Beat Generation" 

4 176

"The College Curriculum," given to Bowdoin students 

4 177

"College Education" 

4 178

"College Opening" 

4 179

"Given at 200th Anniversary of Columbia University's Charter" (Incomplete) 

4 180

"Comic Books" (Notes only) 

4 181

"Commencement or Education" (Fragments) 

4 182

"Introduction of Leonard Wolsey Cronkhite, Jr. '41" 

4 183

"Given to Cumberland Club, Portland, ME" (Incomplete) 

4 184

"Introduction of Donald Davidson" 

4 185

"re: Deerfield Academy" (Incomplete) 

4 186-187

"re: Deering High School Students" (Incomplete) 

4 188

"Do's, Don'ts and Maybes," given to Town and College Club" 

4 189

"re: Education" (Notes only) 

4 190

"re: Education and Teaching" (Imcomplete) 

4 191

"Europe Once Over Lightly" 

4 192

"Introduction of James Farrell" 

4 193

"Given to Friends of South Portland Public Library" 

4 194

"re: Golden Anniversary of Unidentified Fraternity" (Incomplete) 

4 195

"Gorham State Teachers' College Speech" 

4 196

"Given at Gould Academy" (Incomplete) 

5 1

"Hebron Academy Commencement" (Incomplete) 

5 2

"Given to Professor Roger Howell's English 33 Class" 

5 3

"Given at Hyde School Commencement" (Incomplete) 

5 4

"Given to students at Hyde School" (Incomplete) 

5 5

"re: Indian Education" (Incomplete) 

5 6

"Introduction of Dean Kendrick" 

5 7

"Commencement, Lafayette College" (Incomplete) 

5 8

"re: Dunster Leverett and Modern Fiction" (Incomplete) 

5 9

"The Light Reading of our Great Grandmothers" 

5 10

"Introduction of Harvard Lindsay" (Incomplete) 

5 11

"Given to women of Lion's Club International" (Incomplete) 

5 12

"Literature in the Awful Nineteen Twenties" 

5 13

"Remarks in Honor of Professor Noel Little of Bowdoin" 

5 14

"re: Longfellow's Birthday," given on WBOR 

5 15

"Given to Maine Historical Society" 

5 16

"Given to Medical Staff of Hospital" 

5 17

"Presentation of Books to W.B. Mitchell" 

5 18

"Given in honor of Edna and Mal Morrell, Betsy and Phil Wilder and Eleanor and Ken Boyer" 

5 19

"Introducing Senator Muskie" 

5 20

"Given to New England Association of School Librarians" 

5 21-23

"re: The New England Character" (Incomplete) 

5 24

"The Nineteen Twenties," given to Town and College Club 

5 25

"re: The Nineteen Twenties" (Incomplete) 

5 26

"Given at NYC Commencement" (Incomplete) 

5 27

"Given at Commencement of Oak Grove School" (Incomplete) 

5 28

"Introduction for Mr. Sean O'Faolain" 

5 29

"re: The Opening of School" (Incomplete) 

5 30

"Given to Parent-Teacher Association" 

5 31

"Given for Parents' Weekend" 

5 32

"Given to Phi Beta Kappas of Lafayette College" (Incomplete) 

5 33

"re: Political Extremism" (Incomplete) 

5 34

"Given to Members of the Portland College Club" (Incomplete) 

5 35

"re: Prep School Commencement" 

5 36

"Given to Conference of Public Relations Officers and Alumni Secretaries" 

5 37

"Red Pencils and Blue Teachers" 

5 38

"Introducing Professor David Riesman," given at Symposium on Undergraduate Environment 

5 39

"Given at Presentation by Mrs. Sills of book by President Coles" 

5 40

"Societal Speech" 

5 41

"South Portland Teacher's Association" 

5 42

"re: Harriet Beecher Stowe-Bowdoin's Famous Faculty Wife" 

5 43

"re: Symbolic Elements in American Literature and the American Experience" 

5 44

"Test Zest" 

5 45

"Then and Now: Chapel Talk for the Class of 1934" 

5 46

"re: The Teaching of English" (Incomplete) 

5 48

"Given to Convocation at University of Maine Orono" (Incomplete) 

5 49

"Remarks at the Opening Convocation of the University of Maine Summer School" (Incomplete) 

5 50

"Given to Victoria Society of Maine Women" 

5 51-52

"What is Happening to the Novel?" (Incomplete) 

5 53

"Winnemac Revisited" 

5 54

"The Worthies of the College: William Allen" 

5 55

"The Worthies of the College: Jesse Appleton" 

5 56

"The Worthies of the College: Governor James Bowdoin" 

5 57

"The Worthies of the College: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain" 

5 58

"The Worthies of the College: Parker Cleaveland" 

5 59

"The Worthies of the College: Samuel Harris" 

5 60

"The Worthies of the College: William DeWitt Hyde" 

5 61

"The Worthies of the College: Henry Johnson" 

5 62

"The Worthies of the College: Joseph McKeen" 

5 63

"The Worthies of the College: Samuel Phillips Newman" 

5 64

"The Worthies of the College: Thomas Cogswell Upham" 

5 65

"The Worthies of the College: Leonard Woods" 

5 66a-c

Speech Fragments 

5 67a

1959 Oct 29, Chapel speech by Benjamin DeMott, Amherst College 

5 67b

1960 Nov 12, Chapel talk by Paul Hazelton, "The Reputation of Politics and College Students" 


M22.3: Articles, 1926-1991, n.d.   1.5 linear feet

Scope and Contents note

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 note

Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder
5 68

"Academic Freedom: A Special Concern of the 1st Amendment"-J. Peter Byrne 

5 69

"The Academic Score Decline: Are Facts the Enemy of Truth?"-Harold Shane 

5 70

"Adventures in American Education"-Edward Yeomans 

5 71

"After John Dewey, what?"-Jerome Bruner 

5 72

"American Foundations and the Social Sciences"-Francis Sutton 

5 73

"re: American Literature" (Incomplete) 

5 74

"American Literature in the 1890's" (Incomplete) 

5 75

"re: American Novels" (Incomplete) 

5 76

"re: American Poetry" 

5 77

"Another View from MIT"-Joseph Weizenbaum" 

5 78

"The Apricot Scare"-John Ziman 

5 79

"The Assenting Opinions of Dr. Holmes" 

5 80

"Attempts at Making Economics a Science Said to be Doomed"-Jean Evangelauf 

5 81

"Authority, Bureaucracy and the Educational Debate"-A.H. Halsey 

5 82

"Authority and School Improvement: An Essay on `Little King' Leadership"- Dale Mann 

5 83

"At Large"-Ellen Goodman 

5 84

"Behaviorism and Conservatism: The Educational Views in Four of the `Systems' Models of Teacher Education"- Michael Apple 

5 85

"The Bible and the Left"-Kathleen Kennedy Townsend 

5 86

"Bilingualism and Culture"-Basil P. Kingstone 

5 87

"The Black and White IQ Test"-John Davy 

5 88

"A Blunt Warning"-Wilbur J. Bender 

5 89

"Book Banning in America"-Colin Campbell 

5 90

Book Review of David Biron Davis' Homicide in American Fiction, 1798-1860 

5 91

Book Review: The Ghost in the Ramparts and Other Essays in the Humanities- Robert B. Heilman 

5 92

Book Review of Madeline B. Stern's Louisa May Alcott, from the Saturday Review, 1950 May 6 

5 93

Book Review of Richard D. Birdsall's Berkshire County: A Cultural History 

5 94

Book Review: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 

5 95

"Books in an Age of Post-Literacy"-George Steiner 

5 96

"Breaking the English Working Class"- Brian Jackson 

5 97

"Breaking Under the Load of Three College Tuitions"-Madeline Tini Hawbolt 

5 98

"The Buck Stops Here"-Jay Amberg 

5 99

"Can Youth Unemployment Be Reduced?" 

5 100

"Cant and Culture"-Fred Inglis 

5 101

"A Conversation with Ernest Boyer" 

5 102

"The Changing American Child: The Perspective of Educators"-Herbert Zimiles 

5 103

"Charles Brockden Brown's 'The Story of Julius': Rousseau and Richardson 'Improved'" 

5 104

"Church and State: Separation or Accommodation?"-Martha McCarthy 

5 105

"Citizen Action in Education"-Bulletin, 1985 Mar 

5 106

"Citizen Participation in Schools: A Network of Illusion"-Don Davies 

5 107

"Communication: To the Editor of the Orient" 1947 May 3 

5 108

"Contradictions, Ironies and Promises Unfulfilled: A Contemporary Account of the Status of Teaching"-Gary Sykes 

5 109

"Curriculum: Part II"-1978 Feb 

5 110

"Cyrus Bartols Transcendental Capitalism"-William Heath, Jr. 1979 Sep 

5 111

"Denying Liberals the Easy Way Out"- Martin Nolan 

5 112

"A Difficult Country"-Fred Inglis 

5 113

"Discussion of The New Education Industry"-Donald Oliver 

5 114

"Do Adoption Committees Perpetuate Mediocre Textbooks"-Roger Farr, Michael Tulley 

5 115

"The Domesticated University"-Frank Musgrove 

5 116

"Do's, Don'ts and Maybes" (Incomplete) 

5 117

"re: Edith Wharton" (Incomplete) 

5 118

"Education and Exploitation"-David Reisman 

5 119

"The Education of Women at Princeton"- Gardner Patterson 

5 120

"Education, Work and Competence"-Sheila Huff 

5 121

"Educational Accountability for a Humanistic Perspective"-Arthur Coombs 

5 122

"Effective Schools: Knowledge, Dissemination, Inquiry" 

5 123

"Elements of Sensibility in The Massachusetts Magazine"-Reprinted from American Literature Magazine 

5 124

"The Empty Reform of the Liberal Arts"- Leon Botstein 

5 125

"Encounters with Learning"-Dean Whitla 

5 126

"The English Sickness: A Touch of Class?"- P.T. Bauer 

5 127

"Equality of Educational Opportunity"- Mary Jo Bane 

5 128

"Ethics and Social Inquiry"-Carol Levine and Joyce Bermel 

5 129

"Evaluating the Effective Teaching Research"-Barbara Neufeld 

5 130

"Excerpt from the Opinion of Brown, Herbert" 

5 131

"Excluding Women from the Educational Realm"-Jane Roland Martin 

5 132

"Expansion and Transformation of Higher Education in America"-Martin Trow 

5 133

"The Expansion of Special Education"- Sally Tomlinson 

5 134

"The Experimental Ecology of Education"- Urie Bronfenbrenner 

5 135

"Explorations in Social Policy"-Alvin Schorr 

5 136

"Falling Rolls and Parental Choice"-Joan Sallis 

5 137

"Fifteen Thousand Hours: A Reply to Heath and Clifford"-Barbara Maughan, et al 

5 138

"Follow the Argument Whithersoever it Goes"-Sheldon Rothblatt 

5 139

"Forward" re: the College catalog 

5 140

"Forty Years of English Secondary School History Presented with Joyful Aloofness"-Torsten Husen 

5 141

"The Freedom Speech"-Wendell Phillips 

5 142

"Freshmen Address: Education and the Pressures of Paradox"-A. Bartlett Giamatti 

5 143

"Further Verification of the Authorship of The Power of Sympathy"-John Bowers, Jr. 

5 144

"Gamekeepers or Poachers"-Richard Hoggart 

5 145

"Giving Youth A Better Chance" 

5 146

"The Great American Novel"-Reprinted from American Literature Magazine 

5 147

"The Green Paper in Schools"-Bernard Crick 

5 148

"Growing Up Gifted"-Joan Freeman 

5 149

"Harvard's Core Curriculum: A View from the Inside"-James Q. Wilson 

5 150

"Herbie"-from The Growler, 1933 Nov 

5 151

"Humanities on the Front Lines"-Ellen Ashdown 

5 152

"An Interview with Lawrence A. Cremin"- Kevin Ryan, et al 

5 153

"The Impossibility of a Core Curriculum"- Alan Harris 

5 154

"The Impossibility of a Core Curriculum: A Reply to Alan Harris"-John White 

5 155

"In the Presence of Culture"-Bernard Berelson 

5 156

"The Influence of Science on American Ideas"-Harry Hayden Clark 

5 157

"Intelligence"-Liam Hudson 

5 158

"Introduction to the Masque and Gown's Production of Uncle Tom's Cabin" 

5 159

"IQ, Lysenkoism and Liberal Orthodoxy"- Notes to Editor 

5 160

"Is Academic Freedom Dead in Public Schools?"-L.B. Woods 

5 161

"Is Education Possible? Are We Qualified to Enlighten Dissenters?"-Jules Henry 

5 162

"Is the Integration of Children with Special Needs Happening?: An Analysis of Recent Statistics of Pupils in Special Schools"-Will Swann 

5 163

"Is There Any Knowledge That a Man Must Know?" Wayne Booth 

5 164

"The Italics Are Mine: Prejudices of an Editor" 

5 165

"re: James Fenimore Cooper" (Incomplete) 

5 166

"Joining the Parts: The Interior and Exterior of the Humanities"- Otis L. Graham, Jr. 

5 167

"Language, Communication and the Curriculum"-Phillip Gammage 

5 168

"The Last Word"-Tyrrell Burgess 

5 169

"re: Letters of Edgar Allan Poe" 

5 170

"Liberal Arts and the Core Curriculum: A Debate in the Dark"-Leon Botstein 

5 171

"re: Literary Criticism" 

5 172

"Living in a Material World"-Robert Christgau 

5 173

"Loss as a Theme in Social Policy"-David Cohen 

5 174

"The Meaning of Imitation in Jonson's Discoveries"-Daniel Calder 

5 175

"Minorities and Popular Culture"-Raymond Williams 

5 176

"The Mismeasure of Man"-R.C. Lewontin 

5 177

"Mission Madness Strikes Our Colleges"- Richard Chait 

5 178

"Mission Oriented Basic Research"-David Featherman 

5 179

"Morality and the Left"-Seymour Betsky 

5 180

"A New Partnership for Our Schools: The Taylor Report"-Joslyn Owen 

5 181

"The New Politics of Textbook Adoption"- Harriet T. Bernstein 

5 182

"No School Is An Island: Politics, Markets and Education"-John Chubb, Terry Moe 

5 183

"On Educating the Gifted"-Julian Stanley 

5 184

"On God and Good"-Iris Murdock 

5 185

"On Politics of IQ"-Leon Kamin 

5 186

"On the Moral Basis of Socialism"-Irving Howe 

5 187

"Opting out of Reading Class in Tennessee" 

5 188

"Oxford Review of Education" 

6 1

"Personal Testimony: Narratives of the Self in the Social Sciences and the Humanities"-Vincent Crapanzano, et al 

6 2

"Political and Economic Stress and the Social Reality of Schools"-Ann Leiberman 

6 3

"The Political and Social Economies of the Schools"-Charles E. Bidwell 

6 4

"Political Theory and Political Judgment"-Dennis Thompson 

6 5

"Politics of Education"-Bulletin, 1985 

6 6

"Practicing Political Science on a Local School Board"-Gerald Pomper 

6 7

"Preface to 175th Anniversary Issue of the General Catalogue of Bowdoin" 

6 8

"President Giamatti Testifies in Washington"-George Seligman 

6 9

"Project English: Its Implications for Colleges and Universities"-J.N. Hook 

6 10

"Promotional Materials for HRB's 'The Sentimental Novel in America, 1787- 1860'" 

6 11

"Qualified Praise for Liberal Learning"- Mary Frances Berry 

6 12

"The Quest for Clarity" 

6 13

"Quizzing the IQ Test"-Adam Yarmolinsky 

6 14

"Reagan, Big Macs and SAT Scores"-Harold Howe II 

6 15

"The Real Literacy Crisis"-Suzette Haden Elgin 

6 16

"Reforming Secondary Education"-Peggy Dulany and David F. Quattrone 

6 17

"Religion and Public Schools"-Martha McCarthy 

6 18

"A Remarkable Bowdoin Decade"-W.B. Mitchell (Foreword by HRB) 

6 19

"A Renewal Center for Pittsburgh Teachers"-Richard Lacey 

6 20

"A Report at Large: A Disagreement in Baileyville"-Frances Fitzgerald 

6 21

"Richardson and Sterne in the Massachusetts Magazine" 

6 22

"Scholars' Haven in New Haven"-Joyce Bermel 

6 23

"School Based Management: A New Concept For School-Community Collaboration"- Carl L. Marburger 

6 24

"School Improvement in NYC: The Evolution of a Project"-Terry A Clark, Dennis McCarthy 

6 25

"The School in the Achievement-Oriented Society: Crisis and Reform"-Torsten Husen 

6 26

"School Is a Window on American Life"- Deborah Kops 

6 27

"Schooling in America: Scapegoat or Salvation"-Seymore Sarason 

6 28

"The Science of Caring"-John Zirrian 

6 29

"The Search for Talent"-Harold Taylor 

6 30

"The Secrecy Behind the College Boards"- Steven Brill 

6 31

"Selection and Removal of Books in Public Schools"-George Isaacson 

6 32

"Sensibility in Eighteenth-Century American Drama"-reprinted from American Literature, Vol. 4 No. 1, 1932 March 

6 33

"The Seventy Thousand Hours that Rutter Left Out"-Anthony Heath and Peter Clifford 

6 34

"Shaping Cultural Institutions"-Raymond Williams 

6 35

"Sheck v. Baileyville School Committee" 

6 36

"Socialization for Competence"- M. Brewster Smith 

6 37

"Some Notes on Recent Trends in Shakespearean Criticism" 

6 38

"Standardized Tests: Part of a U.S. Tradition Succeeding by Merit"-Gregory Anrig 

6 39

"Statements of the Purpose and Curricula of Secondary Education" 

6 40

"Supreme Court of New Jersey, Docket No. A 96" 

6 41

"Supporting Notation on 'the Relationship Between School and Work'"-Clark Kerr 

6 42

"The Sweet, Sad Song of the Devoted College Teacher"-Charles A. Fenton 

6 43

"Symposium"-David Cohen 

6 44

"Teachers and Testing"-Gregory Anrig 

6 45

"Textbooks: Debate Heats Up Over the Growing Push for Reform"-Robert Marquand 

6 46

"They Censor Textbooks in the Name of Morality"-Dena Kleiman 

6 47

"The Threat of College Teaching"-Bill Barol 

6 48

"The Threat of Creationism"-Isaac Asimov 

6 49

"Three Score and Ten"-Wilmot Brookings Mitchell 

6 50

"Ties That Do Not Bind"-Gene I. Maeroff 

6 51

"Twentieth-Century American Drama" 

6 52

"Values and Social Science"-Raif Dahrendorf 

6 53

"Vengeance and Forgiveness: The Uses of Beneficence in Social Control"-Barry Schwartz 

6 54

"What Do Professors Do?"-Jeffrey L. Sammons 

6 55

"What Ought to be Taught?" 

6 56

"What's a Person to Learn?"-Ellen Goodman 

6 57

"What's Behind the Drop in Test Scores?"- Christopher Jericks 

6 58

"Where Away the College?"-Lawrence Sargent Hall 

6 59

"Whose Textbooks Are They, Anyway?"- William Jay Jacobs 

6 60

"Why Twelve Parents Went to Court"-Susan Blank 

6 61

"Winning Essay on the Benefits of an Enlistment in the U.S. Army"-1920 June 

6 62

"Youth Unemployment and its Educational Consequences"-Henry Levin 

6 63

Bowdoin Orient, 1926 May 28 

6 64

Bowdoin Orient, 1970 Apr 24 

6 65

Carnegie Quarterly, 1969 Winter 

6 66

Carnegie Quarterly, 1973 Summer 

6 67

Center for Law and Education, 1981 Jan 

6 68

Citizen Action in Education, 1976 Mar 

6 69

The Crumb, Breadloaf, VT, 1952 Aug 

6 70

Evolution and Creationism in Public Policy, Discussion Series 

6 71

The Generator, 1981 Spring 

6 72

Humanities Discourse, 1987 Feb 

6 73

Items, 1980 Mar 

6 74

Jazz Beat, 1990 Spring 

6 75

Jazz Beat, 1991 Fall-Winter 

6 76

Jazz Beat, 1991 Spring 

6 77

Jazz Beat, 1991 Summer 

6 78

The New Yorker 

6 79

Politics of Education, 1984 Summer 

6 80

Politics of Education, 1987 Winter 

6 81

Notes - Articles 

6 82

Notes - Miscellaneous 

6 83

The New England Quarterly: "Anne Hutchinson and the Mortalist Heresy" (Footnotes by J.F. Maclear) 

6 84

The New England Quarterly: "Article on Charles Brockden Brown and Joseph Bringhurst" 

6 85

The New England Quarterly: "Asa Gray and Charles Hodge on Darwinism" 

6 86

The New England Quarterly: "Bedroom Politics: The Anti-Miscegenation Crusade and the Massachusetts Legislature"-George A. Levesque 

6 87

The New England Quarterly: Book Review-"Amoskeag: Life and Work in an American Factory City"-L. Escowitz 

6 88

The New England Quarterly: Book Review-"Perry Miller's The New England Mind: From Colony to Province"- Ruth Barnes 

6 89

The New England Quarterly: "Boston's Black Brahmin: Dr. John S. Rock"-George Levesque 

6 90

The New England Quarterly: "Castiglioni's Debt to Cicero"-George Perabo 

6 91

The New England Quarterly: "The Cage of the White Man's Eyes"- Martha Satz 

6 92

The New England Quarterly: "Conceptual Regeneration: A Bit of Jazz, a Notebook or Perhaps a Novel"-Martha Sanz 

6 93

The New England Quarterly: "Dickinson, Poe and Barrett Browning: A Clarification"-Vivian R. Pollack 

6 94

The New England Quarterly: " The Domesticated Stroke of John Cheever"-Eugene Chesnick (Incomplete) 

6 95

The New England Quarterly: "From Revolution to Revival: The Political Disengagement of the Congregational Church, 1760-1820" 

6 96

The New England Quarterly: "Fronting Death: The Problem of Experience and Poetic Description in Henry David Thoreau"-Joan Burbick 

6 97

The New England Quarterly: Editorial Announcement: The Future of the NEQ" (re: HRB resignation) 

6 98

The New England Quarterly: "Hawthorne and Scott"-B. Harrison Orians, 1975" 

6 99

The New England Quarterly: "Head Games: When a Body Meets a Body"- Martha Satz 

6 100

The New England Quarterly: "The Heresy of Huckleberry Finn"-William T. Blair 

6 101

The New England Quarterly: "Hodding Carter at Bowdoin" 

6 102

The New England Quarterly: "In Memoriam-Samuel Elliot Morison (1887-1976)"-Walter Muir Whitehill 

6 103

The New England Quarterly: "A Journal Entry, Anchovy Sandwiches, Light Reflecting"-Martha Satz 

6 104

The New England Quarterly: "Melville's Fedallah: A Christ in a Devil's Cloth"-Alan P. Barr, 1983 

6 105

The New England Quarterly: "Melville's The Confidence Man: His Satiric Adversaries"-Phillip M. Rubens 

6 106

The New England Quarterly: "Mistranslation and Misinformation- Diplomacy on the Maine Frontier, 1725- 1755"-David L. Ghere 

6 107

The New England Quarterly: "Neither Liberal Nor Conservative: Mr. Justice Holmes Revisited"-David Burton 

6 108

The New England Quarterly: "Othello Scorned: Racism in the Thought of John Quincy Adams" 

6 109

The New England Quarterly: re: Retirement of HBR as Managing Editor of NEQ 

6 110

The New England Quarterly: "The Rise of Silas Lapham: Howell's Response to his Age"-D. Gary Elliot, 1980 

6 111

The New England Quarterly: "Salem Witchcraft Reconsidered"-Chadwick Hansen, 1977 

6 112

The New England Quarterly: "Some Observations on Carew's Song and Robinsons' For a Dead Lady"-Ronald E. McFarland 

6 113

The New England Quarterly: "Theodore and Sturgis: Story of a Friendship"-Akiko Murakata 

6 114

The New England Quarterly: "Thomas Wentworth Higginson's Sappho" 

6 115

The New England Quarterly: "Tongue in Cheek: The Humor of Garp's Fragmentation"-Martha Satz 

6 116

The New England Quarterly: "Trumball Stickney and Modernism in American Poetry"-Maurice Brown 

6 117

The New England Quarterly: "Wallace Stevens: The Manifest Imagination"-George Perabo 

6 118

The New England Quarterly: "What Howell Learned from the Byron-Stowe Affair"-William Baker, 1980 

6 119

The New England Quarterly: "When the Soul Selects: Dickinson's Attack on New England Symbolism"- E. Miller Budick 

6 120

The New England Quarterly - clippings, miscellaneous 

6 121

The New England Quarterly - Colonial Society of Massachusetts, membership list 

6 122

The New England Quarterly - Colonial Society of Massachusetts - miscellaneous 

6 123

The New England Quarterly - fragments 

6 124

The New England Quarterly - notes 


M22.4: Lecture and Research Materials, 1927-1971, n.d.   1.5 linear feet

Scope and Contents note

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 note

Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder
7 1

American Naturalism 

7 2

Sherwood Anderson 

7 3

The Anglo-Saxon Period 

7 4

Beginning of 19th-Century American Literature 

7 5

Beginnings of American Fiction 

7 6

Beginnings of Naturalism in America 

7 7

Bradford-Winthrop-Nathaniel Ward-John Wise 

7 8

Charles Brockden Brown 

7 9

William Cullen Bryant 

7 10

"The Catcher in the Rye" 

7 11

Willa Cather 

7 12

Chaucer-"The Canterbury Tales" 1931 Nov 

7 13

Thomas Holley Chivers: S. Foster Damon 

7 14

Colonial Poetry 

7 15

Comic Relief: Shakespeare 

7 16

Congreve: The Way of the World, English 23-24 

7 17

Connecticut Wits 

7 18

Continental Influence on O'Neills Expressionism Dramas: Clara Blackburn 

7 19

Death by Spontaneous Combustion 

7 20

Decline of Idealism 

7 21

Development of Modern America: 1870-1900 

7 22

Diarists: Sewell and Woolman 

7 23

David Dickinson-"The American Pre- Raphaelists" 

7 24

Theodore Dreiser 

7 25

"The Dual Heritage of New England Puritanism"-Perry Miller (1940) 

7 26

Emily Dickinson 

7 27

Jonathan Edwards-"The Great Awakening" 

7 28

Ralph Ellison 

7 29

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

7 30

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville 

7 31

Expressionism in Theater 

7 32

William Faulkner's, "The Sound and the Fury" 

7 33

F. Scott Fitzgerald 

7 34

Phillip Freneau 

7 35

Robert Frost 

7 36

Garland and Realism, Crumbing Idols 

7 37

English Grammar 

7 38

Essay on Civil Disobedience and Gandhi 

7 39

Nathaniel Hawthorne 

7 40

Hemingway 

7 41

"History of English Language"-Emerson 

7 42

William Dean Howells 

7 43

Washington Irving 

7 44

Jackson, Jefferson and Jacksonian Democracy 

7 45

Sidney Lanier 

7 46

"Sidney Lanier"-Aubrey Harrison Starke 

7 47

D.H. Lawrence 

7 48

"Leaves of Grass and U.S. Cultural Development"-R. D. McGhee 

7 49

"Lo Stortunato"-Argenti 

7 50

Longfellow 

7 51

Christopher Marlowe 

7 52

Melancholia in "Hamlet" 

7 53

Herman Melville 

7 54

The Mather Dynasty 

7 55

William Vaughn Moody 

7 56

Hannah More-"Self Tormentor" 1789 

7 57

The Mystery of Shakespeare 

7 58

The Naturalists-Theories Affecting Naturalism 

7 59

"Frank Norris"-Ernest Marchand, 1942 

7 60

Notes on Development of American Literature as an Underground Study 

7 61

The Novel of Academic Life in America: 1900-1953 

7 62

Edgar Allan Poe 

7 63

Point of Departure for J.D. Wilson-"What Happens in Hamlet" 

7 64

Popular Literature-Magazines and Almanacs 

7 65

Puritanism 

7 66

re: American Literature 

7 67

Poetic Renaissance 

7 68

Revision of English Courses 

7 69

Edwin Arlington Robinson 

7 70

Phillip Roth 

7 71

Shakespeare: The Sonnets 

7 72

Shakespeare's History Plays 

7 73

Social Darwinism 

7 74

Social Ideals in American Literature 

7 75

John Smith 

7 76

"Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth: Novelist"- Regis Louise Boyle 

7 77

Edward Taylor 

7 78

"Thomas Wolfe: The Weather of His Youth"- Louise D. Robins 

7 79

Thoreau 

7 80

Transcendentalism: Definitions 

7 81

Travel Literature: Crevecoeur 

7 82

"Twelfth Night" 

7 83

Twentieth-Century American Poetry 

7 84

"Uncle Tom's Cabin" and Gift Book Craze 

7 85

Walt Whitman 

7 86

John Greenleaf Whittier 

7 87

"The Winter's Tale" 

7 88

Roger Williams 

Volume
1

"Beowulf and The Fight at Finnsburg" with notes by Brown 

2

Notebook -"English Drama from 1660-1830", 1928-1929 

3

Notebook -"English History", 1928-1929 

4

Notebook -"Life and Works of Shakespeare", 1927-1928 

Box
11

Research Notecards: "The Domestic Novel in America to 1860" 

12

Research Notecards: Lecture notes 

13

Research Notecards: "Pro-Slavery and Abolition in American Fiction to the Civil War" 

14

Research Notecards: Research notes 

15-16

Research Notecards: "Sentimental Elements in American Fiction, 1789 to Cooper" 

17

Research Notecards: "Sentimental Elements in American Fiction from 1820 to 1860" 

18-21

Research Notecards: "Sills of Bowdoin" notes (see also Series M22.6: Sills Materials) 

22

Research Notecards: Subject notes 

23

Research Notecards: "Temperance Fiction in America to 1860" 


M22.5: Bowdoin College Materials, 1917-1973, n.d.   1.0 linear feet

Scope and Contents note

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 note

Arranged alphabetically.

Conditions Governing Access note

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

Box Folder
2 89

Education 2 

7 90

Education 2 Notes 

7 91

English 11 Exam, 1959 

7 92

English 12, 1962 

7 93

English 13, 1953-1963 

7 94

English 13 Exams, 1964-1967 

7 95

English 13 Exams 

7 96

English 14 Exams, 1956-1959 

7 97

English 14 Exams, 1960-1968 

7 98

English 25 Exams, 1939-1957 

7 99

English 25 Exams, 1958-1961 

7 100

English 25 Exams 

7 101

English 26 Exams 

7 102

English 33 Syllabus 

7 103

English 35 Exams, 1965-1968 

7 104

English 36 Exams, 1966-1972 

7 105

English 41 Exam, 1956 

7 106

English 92 Exam, 1956 

7 107

English 100 Exams 

7 108

English 154 Exams, 1963 

7 109

American Literature Exam, 1941 

7 110

The American Novel Exam, 1965 

7 111

The American Novel Quiz, 1965 

7 112

Colby College Comprehensive Exam 

7 113

Dartmouth College Comprehensive Exam, English Department, 1952 May 

7 114

English Drama Midyear Exam 

7 115

Majors Comprehensive Exam 

7 116

Majors Exam Schedule 

7 117

Miscellaneous Exam not by HRB 

7 118

Shakespeare Exam, 1959 

25 1

Gradebooks (restricted): 1932-1933 

25 2

Gradebooks (restricted): 1936-1937, 1940-1941 

25 3

Gradebooks (restricted): 1941-1942, 1942-1943 

25 4

Gradebooks (restricted): 1945 

25 5

Gradebooks (restricted): 1946, 1946-1947 

25 6

Gradebooks (restricted): 1947 

25 7

Gradebooks (restricted): 1948-1949, 1950 

25 8

Gradebooks (restricted): 1951-1952, 1952-1953 

25 9

Gradebooks (restricted): 1953-1954, 1954 

25 10

Gradebooks (restricted): 1954-1955, 1955-1956 

25 11

Gradebooks (restricted): 1956-1957 

25 12

Gradebooks (restricted): 1965-1966 

25 13

Gradebooks (restricted): 1967-1968, 1968-1969 

25 14

Gradebooks (restricted): 1969-1970, 1970-1971 

25 15

Gradebooks (restricted): 1971-1972 

25 16-24

Gradebooks (restricted): Undated 

8 1

Majors: Class of 1966 English majors 

8 2

Majors: Miscellaneous class reading lists and syllabi 

8 3

Majors: Miscellaneous English class syllabi 

8 4

Majors: English schedule change proposal 

8 5

Majors: Senior Seminar material, Fall 1969 

8 6

Majors: Senior Seminar IV syllabus, 1971 

8 7

Majors: Suggestions for essays on American fiction 

8 8

Majors: Suggested questions for the comprehensive examination in English 

8 9-15

Bowdoin Alumni College 

8 16

Bowdoin College Bulletin: Memorial Address and Other Tributes to President Hyde, 1917 

8 17

Bowdoin College Bulletin: Longfellow et la France, par Edmond Esteve, Litt. D, No. 146, 1925 Oct 

8 18

Bowdoin College Bulletin: "Report on the Needs of the College"-No. 158, 1926 Aug 

8 19

Bowdoin College Bulletin: Memorial Issue for Kenneth Charles Morton Sills, 1879- 1954 

8 20

Bowdoin College certificate, 1962 

Ovsz-Box
A1

Bowdoin College certificates, 1954, 1965 

Box Folder
8 21-23

Bowdoin College ephemera 

8 24

Bowdoin College English Department 

8 25

Bowdoin College Sesquicentennial Fund 

8 26

"Journal Number Seventy Two: Fall Term of the Freshman Year, (B.B.F. at nineteen)," photocopied typescript of Bowdoin student journal, 1851 [Benjamin Browne Foster, class of 1855] 

8 27

Notes regarding education 

Box
MRealia 2

Plaque, Lambda chapter, Zeta Psi, 1972 

Box Folder
8 28

Self-Study, 1955 

8 29

Senior Center material 

8 30

Union Bookstore-Book Orders 

8 31

"What's so Good About Bowdoin?"-HRB response to C. Warren Ring memorandum, 1973 

8 25

Student Work (restricted): "Means vs. Ends: The Novel's Rejection of an Emerging Machiavellian Society" - Mare S. Belsoff, 1971 

8 26

Student Work (restricted): "History of an American Frontier" - Karl Galinsky, n.d. 

8 27

Student Work (restricted): "The Development of Edgar Allan Poe's Theory of Literary Unity" - Stevens W. Hilyard, 1962 

8 28

Student Work (restricted): Book list and proposed major paper - John L. Isaacs, 1968 

8 29

Student Work (restricted): "Untriangulated Stars, by E.A. Robinson" - Robert A. Merrill, 1967 

8 30

Student Work (restricted): "Ethical Standards of Morality in the Early Twentieth Century" - John D. Ryde, 1967 


M22.6: Sills Materials, 1900-1964, n.d.   0.5 linear feet

Scope and Contents note

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 note

Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder
9 1

Appointments to Columbia, 1904 

9 2

Percival Baxter to KCM Sills, 1900 Jan 21 

9 3

Bowdoin Appointments, 1903-1907 

9 4

Essays: "A Day in a College President's Office" 1929 Feb 8 (Incomplete) 

9 5

Essays: "The Idea of Universal Peace in the Works of Virgil and Dante"-KCM Sills 

9 6

Essays: "Scholars in Politics-Dean Sills Runs for the Senate" 

9 7

Essays: "A Tuesday 'at home' at the Sills'"-1931 Apr 22 

9 8

Essays: Memorial Announcement for Kenneth Sills 

9 9

Essays: Poems by C.C. Hutchins, et al. to Mrs. Sills 

9 10

Essays: Resume of Sills' service in Episcopal Church 

9 11

Essays: Review of "Sills of Bowdoin," 1964 

9 12

Essays: Sills notes (see also Series M22.4, Boxes 18-21, "Sills of Bowdoin" notes) 

9 13

Essays: KCM Sills Scholastic Record of Rank, Bowdoin College, 1956 Oct 22 

9 14

Essays: KCM Sills to "My Dear Ham"-1916 Oct 22 

9

Speeches: "An Appeal to the Independent Voters in Maine"-1916 Jul 22 

9 16

Speeches: "Courage"-1950 Oct 15 

9 17

Speeches: "Dante in America"-1921 Dec (Incomplete) 

9 18

Speeches: "Inaugural Address of KCM Sills"-1918 Jun 20 

9 19

Speeches: "Is the Ministry Maintaining its Intellectual Leadership?" 

9 20

Speeches: "The Maine Colleges and the State of Maine" (Incomplete) 

9 21

Speeches: "Milton's Latin Poems"-1937 Apr 

9 22

Speeches: "Some Bowdoin Heroes"-1954 Oct 20 

9 23

Speeches: "Temperance"-1950 Nov 19 


M22.7: Personal Papers, 1900-1988, n.d.   1.0 linear feet

Scope and Contents note

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

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder
9 24

Address and telephone numbers 

Ovsz-Box
A1

American Academy of Arts and Sciences certificate, 1958 May 14 

A1

American Academy of Arts and Sciences notification of election, 1958 May 14 

Box Folder
9 25

Annual Dinner "United for Service"-1948 

9 26

"The Anthoensen Press, 1947-1967" 

Ovsz-Box
A1

Bowdoin Club of Washington certificate, 1972 Apr 27 

Box Folder
9 27

Bowdoin College Bulletins, 1908 Jun and 1922 Jan 

9 27

Bowdoin College Bulletins, 1908 Jun and 1922 Jan 

9 28

Bowdoin College Class of 1960 Tenth Reunion Report 

9 29

"Boring from Within: the Art of the Freshman Essay"-Wayne C. Booth and "Ten Corrected, Fifteen to Go"-Richard Armouer 

9 30

Brompton Broadsheet, 1964 Aug-Sep 

9 31

Brown's Bookplate 

9 32

Brown's funeral and obituary material 

9 33

Business documents-royalty account, Ginn and Co., 1954 Dec 1 

9 34

Class of 1929, Fiftieth Reunion Bulletin 

9 35

Class of 1927, Fiftieth Reunion Record 

9 36-37

Clippings 

9 38

Clippings and obituaries 

9 39

Colby College Humanities Council Conference 

9 40

College admission requirements, 1900 

9 41

Datebook, 1982 

9 42

Datebook, 1983 

9 43

Directory of Secondary Schools, 1933-1934 

9 44

Educational and genealogical records 

9 45-49

Ephemera 

9 50

Ephemera: Subscription receipt and advertisement to Dr. C. Booth Woolwich 

Volume
1

Executive Planner 1974 

2

Executive Planner 1975 

3

Executive Planner 1977 

4

Executive Planner 1978 

5

Executive Planner 1979 

6

Executive Planner 1980 

Ovsz-Box
A1

"For Hail and Farewell - A Salute to the Town Building: Old Friend and Neighbor," written by Herbert Ross Brown 

Box Folder
9 51

Harvard Graduate Society Newsletter, 1987 

9 52

Harvard Summer Session Material, 1968 Aug 

9 53

Harvard University course outlines and examinations, 1927-1928 

9 54

Nathaniel Hawthorne poster 

Ovsz-Box
A1

High School Diploma, Allentown, 1920 Jun 

A1

Honorary Degree from Bowdoin College, 1963 

Box Folder
9 55

Honorary Doctor of Laws Certificate, University of Maine, 1965 

9 56

In Memoriam, Herbert Ross Brown 

9 57

Institute of Philosophy, Bowdoin College, 1937 Apr 

9 58

Institute on Hawthorne and the American Novel material 

9 59

Legal papers, 1933, 1976-1988, n.d. 

9 60

"Life at Lafayette College" 

Volume
7

Marquis Who's Who Diary, 1981 

Box Folder
9 61

Memorabilia-Engraved paperweight from University of Maine 

9 62

Middlebury College Bulletin-Middlebury College Bread Loaf School of English, 1957 

9 63

Minutes of Meeting of the Board of Trustees of North Yarmouth Academy, 1967 Feb 2 

9 64

Miscellaneous 

9 65

Miscellaneous programs listing HRB 

10 1

National ATE Conference Center 

10 2

Notice of Meeting of Students for a Democratic Society-Harvard Summer School 

10 3

Notes re: Slang Vocabulary 

10 4

Official Register of Harvard University, Harvard Summer School, 1968 

10 5

"Ode to Celebrate 80th Birthday of George Hunnewell Quinby," 1981 Mar 26 

10 6

"Overture Twenty-One Poems"-A.B. Abramoritz 

10 7

Passports 

10 8

Robert Peale's Introduction to HRB, 1981 May 22 

10 9

Pejepscot Historical Museums Newsletter, 1983 Fall 

10 10-11

Planning Calender, 1969 Sep-1970 Aug 

Box
MRealia 2

Plaque from North Yarmouth Academy, 1974 

Box Folder
10 12

Poems: "Neighbors", "Colour Blind"-EBK and "A September Song, Sort of, For a Ladies' Birthday" 

10 13

Remarks by Senator William S. Cohen in the Congressional Record re: HRB, 1988 Aug 1 

10 14

Repertory Companies of New England, 1954 

10 15

"Report on School and College Conferences in English" 

10 16

Semi-Centennial Certificate from Lafayette College, presented to HRB, 1974 May 31 

10 17

Songs of the Zeti Psi Fraternity 

10 18

Sonnets XLIII and XLIV-Harold T. Pulsifer 1935 Mar 16 

10 19

Travel Journal, 1953 (Incomplete) 

10 20

"The Unknown Longfellow"-Edward Wagenknecht, Ph.D. 1954 Apr 8 

10 21

"Wanted: More and a Better Immortality"- J.W. Tupper (Incomplete) 

10 22

Zeta Psi pin engraved "Lafayette, H.R. Brown, 1924" 


M22.8: Images, 1906-1972, n.d.   1.0 linear feet

Scope and Contents note

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 note

By image size, then alphabetical by subject.

Box Folder
24 1

Air Force trainee 

24 2

Baby picture 

24 3

Bowdoin commencement 

24 4-6

Herbert Ross Brown 

24 7

Herbert Ross Brown, 1906 

24 8

Herbert Ross Brown in Bombay, India-1967 Christmas 

24 8a

Herbert Ross Brown and his wife, Ruth, ca. 1970 

24 9

Herbert Ross Brown at Wassaburg School 

24 10

Children 

24 11

S.A. Ladd II and wife, A.B. Arnold, H.R. Brown and S.A. Ladd, Jr. 

24 12

Kenneth Sills fifteenth reunion 

24 13

Kenneth Sills' mother 

24 14

Unidentified 

24 15

1969 Oct- QE2 voyage 

24 16

Bowdoin Chapel 

24 17

Bowdoin honorary degree recipients, 1963 Jun 

24 18-21

Herbert Ross Brown 

24 22

Herbert Ross Brown, 1960 May 18 

24 23

Herbert Ross Brown, 1963 Jun 

24 24

Herbert Ross Brown as young man 

24 25

Herbert Ross Brown at commencement with James Stacy Coles, 1963 

24 26

Herbert Ross Brown on radio 

24 26a

Herbert Ross Brown on radio, 1964 

24 26b

Herbert Ross Brown, portrait view 

24 27

Herbert Ross Brown speaking 

24 28

Herbert Ross Brown and unidentified man 

24 29

Herbert Ross Brown (front, far right) with unidentified men 

24 30

Herbert Ross Brown and unidentified woman 

24 31

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ross Brown on USS Constitution, 1964 

24 32-39

Colonial Society of Massachusetts 

24 40

Dolly and Sam Ladd, Madeline and Myron Jefferson, Ruth and Herbert Brown and Louise and Ernst Helmreich, 1972 Apr 

24 41

McGovern with note from Herbert Ross Brown to Paul Vernon Hazelton 

24 42

Post Office, Bread Loaf, Vermont 

24 43

Mrs. and Mr. Sills and Mr. and Mrs. Brown in Rome, 1953 Feb 

24 44

32 College Street, Home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ross Brown 

24 45

Unidentified 

24 46

Alumni Association of Lafayette College 

24 47

Bowdoin class of 1929, fiftieth reunion 

24 48-50

Herbert Ross Brown 

24 51

Herbert Ross Brown at University of Maine 

24 52

Herbert Ross Brown at reunion weekend 

24 53

Herbert Ross Brown in his Bowdoin College office 

24 54-56

Herbert Ross Brown on radio 

24 57-58

Herbert Ross Brown portrait 

24 59

Herbert Ross Brown receiving Bucknell award 

24 60

Herbert Ross Brown with two broken legs, 1971 May 

24 61

Herbert Ross Brown with Dwight Eisenhower 

24 62

Herbert Ross Brown with Governor Horace and John Baxter 

24 63

Herbert Ross Brown with Edmund Muskie 

24 64

Herbert Ross Brown with University of Maine trustees 

24 65-66

Herbert Ross Brown with unidentified men 

24 67

Delta Kappa Epsilon retirement dinner for Noel Little, 1966 Apr 22 

24 68

Hawthorne Society lecture, 1964 

24 69

Mr. and Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell, 1940 

24 70

Portrait of Thomas Jefferson 

24 71

KCM Sills 

24 72

University of Maine trustees 

24 73

Unidentified 

Object
Slides

Four small boxes of slides from HRB travel abroad, including visits to Italy, Greece, and India (1958-1959)