Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
8.5 cu. ft. : 15 boxes
Brown was a dealer, salesmen and repairman of farm equipment, especially steam powered engines.
The collection documents the history of farm machinery in America, especially steam-powered machines. The papers include Brown's correspondence with individuals and institutions regarding his research and his collection, notes and notebooks, reference books and history books on farm machines, clippings and articles, newsletters on farming subjects, catalogs of farming equipment, subject files, photographs, magazines, and a manuscript for a history Brown compiled on early American farm power.
Bernis B. Brown Collection, 1878-1960, Archives Center, National Museum of American History