Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
119 documents - page 1 of 6

Biographical Materials

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet (Boxes 1, 9)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1948-2011
Scope and Contents:
This series consists of awards for Bill and Jane Brown, including the prestigious North Carolina Award in the Fine Arts awarded to Bill in 1991, business cards, annotated calendars, consignment paperwork for Bill's artwork, material from Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, resumes, sketches, and a couple of student documents. Letters from friends and colleagues of Bill supporting his nomination for the North Carolina Award in the Fine Arts are also found in this series.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.browwill, Series 1
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d8aba709-07bf-4cd1-a604-1876acca0008
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref1

Artwork

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968
1994
Scope and Contents:
Includes artwork by Francis Merritt and an artist's proof of drawing of Penland grounds by W.P. Jennerjahn.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
William J. and Jane Brown papers / Series 5: Penland School of Crafts Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d14d1584-541d-4284-b312-607b4c4242f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref102

Oversized Penland, History from Box 8, Folder 1

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1980s
Scope and Contents:
Photographs are copies of historic photographs of Penland taken in 1930s-1940s.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
William J. and Jane Brown papers / Series 7: Photographic Materials and Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98da6e8cd-ef45-4b69-8751-0d1381c14d87
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref111

Oversized Penland, Faculty and Students - Group Photos

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Roll 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1970-1980s
Scope and Contents:
Includes five panoramic group photographs.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
William J. and Jane Brown papers / Series 7: Photographic Materials and Moving Images
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b3f1fc21-393b-4910-a8bc-4b70da220c22
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref113

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Production Seminar Group Photo

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Scope and Contents:
The picture appears to be a digital print of the original photograph.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
William J. and Jane Brown papers / Series 1: Biographical Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw996a3e5b1-5611-48c1-b0bf-79934c398016
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref19

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet (Boxes 1-3, 9)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-2014
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence is with artists, former students, instructors, and local residents and typically relates to Penland activities. Personal correspondence includes colorfully, illustrated cards and letters from Paulus Berensohn, as well as, letters with Robert Ebendorf, Theodore Hallman, Lucy Morgan, Toshiko Takaezu, and sympathy cards to Jane after Bill's death.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.browwill, Series 2
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c19af858-2270-4d95-b112-3548e551f730
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref2

Sketches by Bill Brown

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1980-circa 1985
Scope and Contents:
Oversized material housed in Box 9, Folder 2.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
William J. and Jane Brown papers / Series 1: Biographical Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94ae288b7-71d6-4d36-b2f4-6c937f463fd8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref21

Chronological

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1-3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1984-1991
Scope and Contents:
Includes letter from Penland to Bill regarding payment after his dismissal in folder 2.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
William J. and Jane Brown papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw975a61f67-72b3-4bef-9b57-789cbde5adc6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref26

Personal

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4-18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954-2014
Scope and Contents:
Oversized material housed in Box 9, Folder 3.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
William J. and Jane Brown papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90e88b240-b462-4933-9c86-65c34c9b899e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref27

Professional

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 19-22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-2012
Scope and Contents:
Includes correspondence with Philis Alvic and various correspondents regarding the Bill Brown Glass Studio dedication.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
William J. and Jane Brown papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94e70c73d-6db5-4481-b3be-76eabd20b732
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref28

Bill and Jane Brown Interviewed by Chris Felver

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
3 Videocassettes (VHS) (Duplicates)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
1986
Scope and Contents:
Includes a clip from the North Carolina Awards Ceremony from 1991.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
William J. and Jane Brown papers / Series 3: Interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw903840726-11c7-4011-8fe7-ff126763e932
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref29

Interviews

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (Box 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1991
Scope and Contents:
A majority of the interviews are sound and video recordings of Bill, Jane, Lucy Morgan, and "Flossie" Perisho regarding Penland and their personal histories. A transcript, including drafts, of "A Conversation with Bill Brown" with Marvin Lipofsky is also in this series.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.browwill, Series 3
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9046d8bb0-d004-4df0-a0ab-bff525afbc54
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref3

"A Conversation with Bill Brown" with Marvin Lipofsky

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979
Scope and Contents:
Includes an annotated draft and two copies of a final transcript.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
William J. and Jane Brown papers / Series 3: Interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9951c4816-b773-4c9b-8a39-0beabcdaf3ab
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref31

Bill and Jane Brown, Notebooks

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985-1986
Scope and Contents:
Includes two notebooks.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
William J. and Jane Brown papers / Series 4: Writings and Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d8e5d1c3-db43-4a85-bdc0-d95f52df5c17
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref39

Certificate of Incorporation

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Certificate is a photocopy of the original 1929 document and includes only the first two pages.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
William J. and Jane Brown papers / Series 5: Penland School of Crafts Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fc48e74b-40fc-48ab-9e35-d9d2254a0994
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref53

Printed Materials and Documentaries

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet (Boxes 4-6, 9; ER01)
0.32 Gigabytes (ER01)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1942-2005
Scope and Contents:
Found here are books, booklets, four video recordings of documentaries about crafts, a digitized music recording, exhibition catalogs and announcements, flyers, pamphlets, periodicals, postcards, posters, and stickers and patches with Penland's logo designed by Bill Brown. Almost all publications relate to Penland or are annotated by Jane Brown.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.browwill, Series 6
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90a47c685-9886-40d5-bae0-770a594ead54
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref6

Books

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 31-32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1979
Scope and Contents:
Includes "The Penland Book of Practical Kites," "The Craftsman's Cookbook," and a few other books signed to Bill and Jane.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
William J. and Jane Brown papers / Series 6: Printed Materials and Documentaries
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a2f88837-5930-461f-bca9-80347fb865c0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref66

Booklets

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 1-4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1998
Scope and Contents:
Includes the Penland publications Vegetable Dyeing by Emma Conley, The Story of the Penland Weavers by Bonnie Willis Ford, Penland program catalogs, and program for the Glass Art Society's conference at Penland.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
William J. and Jane Brown papers / Series 6: Printed Materials and Documentaries
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9668e49ea-08e8-4e39-8a22-023aca2aa104
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref67

Clippings

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 5-12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1998
Scope and Contents:
Oversized material housed in Box 9, Folder 2.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
William J. and Jane Brown papers / Series 6: Printed Materials and Documentaries
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9afbfbcd2-5f8c-499c-9466-b2c408c9c7fe
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref68

Documentaries

Collection Creator:
Brown, William J. (William Joseph), 1923-1992  Search this
Brown, Jane Brennan, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
4 Videocassettes (VHS)
Container:
Box 5, Folder 13-14
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
1991
Scope and Contents:
Includes "A Penland Summer," "Patterns of Rural Art" and "Old Crafts and New Horizons" by Allen Eaton, and "Penland School of Handicraft" by Thor Behrens.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William J. and Jane Brown papers
William J. and Jane Brown papers / Series 6: Printed Materials and Documentaries
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96b94e16f-5487-4883-adf1-257c44f11aab
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browwill-ref69

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By
  • Archives of American Art