The collection is arranged as 11 series: Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1932-1998 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1908, 1934-1998 (Boxes 1-3; 1.8 linear feet) Series 3: Travel Journals, 1941-1996 (Boxes 3-4; 1.6 linear feet) Series 4: Writings, circa 1929-1990s (Boxes 4-13, 25; 8.7 linear feet) Series 5: Prendergast Catalogue Raisonne Project, circa 1952-1990 (Boxes 13-14, 25; 1.8 linear feet) Series 6: Exhibition Files, 1962-circa 1997 (Boxes 14-16, 28; 2.0 linear feet, ER01; 0.225 GB) Series 7: Research Files, circa 1930s-1986 (Boxes 16-19; 3.0 linear feet) Series 8: Teaching Files, circa 1946-1993 (Boxes 19-21; 2.0 linear feet) Series 9: Organization Files, 1959-1995 (Boxes 21-22; 1.3 linear feet) Series 10: Printed Material, 1925-1990s (Boxes 22-24, 26, 27; 3.2 linear feet) Series 11: Photographs, circa 1956-1990s (Boxes 25, 27; 0.2 linear feet)
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Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The papers of art historian and educator Milton Wolf Brown date from 1908 to 1998 and measure 26.0 linear feet and 0.225 GB. The collection documents Brown's career through scattered biographical material, correspondence with friends, publishers, colleagues, artists, museums, and art organizations, travel journals, files for the Prendergast Catalogue Raisonne Project, exhibition, research, teaching, and organization files, printed and digital material, and scattered photographs. A large portion of this collection consists of writings by Brown including notebooks, draft writings for books and other publications, lectures, and his writings as a student.
Milton Wolf Brown papers, 1908-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
The Milton Wolf Brown papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Also at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Milton Wolf Brown, conducted in 1976 by Paul Cummings.
Milton Wolf Brown (1911-1998) was an art historian and educator in New York City.
The Milton Wolf Brown papers were donated in 2000 and 2001 by Blanche R. Brown, Brown's widow. Three reel-to reel sound recordings were lent for duplication to cassette and transcript in 1986 by Milton Brown. A cassette copy of the Martha Deane interview was donated in 2006 by Milton Brown's estate, via Naomi Rosenblum. Additional material was donated in 2002 and 2004 by Naomi Rosenblum, executor for the estate of Blanche R. Brown, who died in 2002.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001