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F. C. Brown Papers, 1902-1964

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Author:
Brown, F.C (Fay Cluff)
Donor:
Olson, Richard D
Subject:
Museums of the Peaceful Arts
Museum of Science and Industry (New York, N.Y.)
Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, Ill.)
United States Army. Ordnance Department
United States Bureau of Standards
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Physical description:
4.5 cu. ft.: 17 boxes and 3 oversize folders
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
1902
1964
1902-1964
20th century
Notes:
Brown was a physicist and inventor who created and supervised the development of education exhibits, most notably as organizing director of the New York Museum of Science and Industry (part of the Museums of the Peaceful Arts), 1926-1931. He was also curator of physics exhibits at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, 1932-1937. Much of Brown's scientific research focused on the element selenium. He invented the phonopticon, an improvement on the optophone (invented by Fournier d'Albe, 1912).
Summary:
Material focuses on Dr. Brown's professional life: correspondence, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera from the positions he had and research he conducted. Very little personal information is included.
Cite as:
F. C. Brown Papers, 1902-1964, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Printing presses
Plows
Sewing machines
Engines
Physicists
Inventions
Turbines
Inventors
Physics
Museums
Selenium
Local number:
1999.3051 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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