Milton Wolf Brown papers, 1908-1998

A Finding Aid to the Milton Wolf Brown Papers, 1908-1998, in the Archives of American Art, by Erin Corley

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Biographical Information

Milton Wolf Brown (1911-1998) was an art historian and educator in New York City.

Known to his friends as "Mainey," Brown was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1911. At a young age he intended to be a painter and studied with Louis Lozowick. However, instead of attending art school, he entered New York University to study education and eventually received his master's and doctorate in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts. While there he took courses with Walter Friedlander, Erwin Panofsky, and Mayer Schapiro. He also received fellowships to the Courtauld Institute of Art in 1934 and Brussels in 1937, and studied from 1938-1939 at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. In 1938 he married fellow student Blanche Levine. After serving in World War II, he began teaching in the art department at Brooklyn College in 1946. There he developed a specialization in American art history and his doctoral dissertation, American Painting from the Armory Show to the Depression, was published in 1955. In 1963 he participated in the fiftieth anniversary exhibition of the 1913 Armory Show. The publication of his book Story of the Armory Show coincided with this event.

In 1971 Brown established the graduate program in Art History at the City University of New York, which became preeminent in the areas of modern art and American art history. During the 1980s he remained a resident professor at CUNY, though he retired in 1979, and he held visiting professorships at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art. From 1983 to 1987 he had a senior fellowship at Williams College for the Prendergast Catalogue Raisonne Project.

Over the course of his career Brown curated exhibitions, including an exhibition on the works of Jacob Lawrence and The Modern Spirit: American Painting and Photography, 1908-1935, and wrote for numerous publications. He also served as an active member of several professional societies. Brown was close friends with art scholars and artists, such as Jack Levine, Moses and Raphael Soyer, Ad Reinhardt, and Paul Strand. In 1991 he returned to painting landscape watercolors, and had the opportunity to exhibit his work before his death in 1998.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The papers of art historian and educator Milton Wolf Brown date from 1908 to 1998 and measure 25.8 linear feet. 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 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.

Biographical material includes academic records, travel documents, financial documents, Brown's military records, and a transcript of a 1997 interview. Correspondence is with students, museums, universities, publishers, art organizations, and others. The bulk of these letters document Brown's professional activities, but also found are scattered letters from friends, artists, and colleagues such as Russell Lynes, Stanley Meltzoff, Louis Lozowick, Erwin Panofsky, and Paul Sachs.

This collection also contains 33 detailed travel journals written primarily by Milton Brown's wife, Blanche, documenting their travels in Europe, the United States, and other parts of the world. Within the writings series are notebooks from the period that Brown was a student and while traveling in Europe in 1959 and 1960; book project files, which include draft writings as well as related correspondence, research material, notes, photographs and other material. Files are found for American Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Decorative Arts, Photography (1979), American Painting, From the Armory Show to the Depression (1955), The Story of the Armory Show (1963, 1988 2nd ed.), and other books. Among the writings are files for lectures written by Brown; essays, articles, and scripts written for various publications; general research notes and student writings; and writings by others sent to Brown for review and feedback.

Brown maintained a set of files documenting his work on the Prendergast Catalogue Raisonne Project, which consist of correspondence, drafts, reports, and research materials, including notes on twenty meetings with Mrs. Prendergast. Exhibition files document Brown's work as curator on several major exhibitions, including a Jacob Lawrence exhibition at the Whitney Museum, and his contributions to others. Also found here are three interviews of Milton Brown and Marcel Duchamp concerning the 50th Anniversary of the Armory Show and anniversary exhibition. Research files include notes, research material, and printed material on various art-related subjects that were maintained by Milton and Blanche Brown for regular use for lectures, teaching, and writing projects. Brown's teaching files contain scattered lecture notes, syllabi, correspondence, faculty records, and other materials from his time at CUNY, Brooklyn College, and other visiting professorships. Organization Files contain correspondence, reports, planning documents, and event materials. These records document his membership or advisory role in various organizations such as the Archives of American Art and Century Association.

This collection also contains printed material, such as exhibition announcements, newsletters, brochures, journals, event programs, and magazine and newspapers clippings compiled by Brown. Scattered photographs include nine photographs of Milton Brown, a few photographs of friends, and photographs of artwork.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 11 series:

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following terms:

Subjects:

  • Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-
  • Archives of American Art
  • Brooklyn College Faculty
  • Century Association (New York, N.Y.)
  • City University of New York Faculty
  • Whitney Museum of American Art

Subjects-Topical:

  • Art, American History Sources
  • Art historians New York (State) New York
  • Curators New York (State) New York
  • Educators New York (State) New York

Types of Materials:

  • Articles
  • Drafts (documents)
  • Essays
  • Interviews
  • Lectures
  • Notebooks
  • Photographs
  • Scripts (documents)
  • Transcripts
  • Travel journals

Names:

  • Brown, Blanche
  • Lozowick, Louis, 1892-1973
  • Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991
  • Meltzoff, Stanley
  • Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968
  • Prendergast, Charles, 1863-1948
  • Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924
  • Sachs, Paul

Provenance

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.

Separated and Related Materials

Also at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Milton Wolf Brown, conducted in 1976 by Paul Cummings.

How the Collection was Processed

The Milton Wolf Brown papers were fully processed by Erin Corley in 2010 with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

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.

How to Cite this Collection

Milton Wolf Brown papers, 1908-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1932-1998
(Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Biographical material in this series includes academic and employment records for Milton Brown and his wife Blanche, biographical statements, files for grants, fellowships, and other study opportunities, and travel documents. Also found are scattered financial records, including documentation of the Brown's Art Nouveau collection and royalty statements for his books. Additionally, this series contains files kept by Brown documenting his military service, and a transcript of an interview of Brown conducted by Sally A. Duncan.

Folders are arranged alphabetically. Items within each folder are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
1 1 Academic Records and Curriculum Vitae, Blanche Levine Brown, circa 1938, 1996
1 2 Academic Records, Milton Wolf Brown, circa 1932-1949
1 3 Bibliography, 1990s
1 4 Biographical Statements, circa 1955-1978, 1990
1 5 Burglary Documentation, 1976
1 6 Courtauld Institute Scholarship, 1934
1 7 Employment Records, 1935-1984
1 8 Fogg Museum Fellowship, 1940
1 9 Financial Records, "Art Nouveau Purchases," 1970-1972
1 10 Financial Records, General, 1941-1981
1 11 Grant Applications, 1958
1 12 List of "Russian Friends," undated
1 13 Memorial Service Program, 1998
1 14-15 Military Service, 1943-1946
(2 folders)
1 16 Miscellaneous Biographical Documents, 1976-1984, undated
1 17 President's Medal, City University of New York, 1984
1 18 Royalty Statements, 1955-1986
1 19 Summer Study Abroad in Belgium, 1937
1 20 Transcript, Interview of Milton Wolf Brown by Sally A. Duncan, 1997
1 21 Travel Documents, 1959-1960

Series 2: Correspondence, 1908, 1934-1998
(Box 1-3; 1.8 linear feet)

This series contains Milton Brown's correspondence with family, his wife Blanche, friends, colleagues, students, museums, universities, publishers, and art organizations. Found here are two folders of letters Brown wrote to his family while studying in Europe, including his impressions of Germany and Russia. Also found are files of his correspondence with publishers, including Harry N. Abrams and Princeton University Press, and one file of correspondence with his friend, artist Jozef Pielage.

The bulk of this series consists of Brown professional correspondence documenting his career as an art historian, writer and educator. Letters discuss his work on exhibitions, teaching, book projects, and lectures, and should be consulted in conjunction with Series 4: Writings, Series 6: Exhibition Files, and Series 8: Teaching files, which also contain related correspondence. Notable correspondents include artists and art historians such as Russell Lynes (1958, 1964, 1966, 1976, 1981, 1988, 1989), John Rewald (1988), Stanley Meltzoff (1968, 1971, 1981, 1982), Raphael Soyer (1972), Louis Lozowick (1943, 1963, 1967, 1969, undated), Joseph Hirshhorn (1963, 1966), Stephen Bourgeois (1963), Philip Evergood (1963), Maurice Becker (1962), Erwin Panofsky (1937, 1957, 1958), Paul Sachs (1939-1941, 1943, 1944, 1955), Everett Shinn (1944), and Meyer Schapiro (1935).

Folders of select correspondence with family, Pielage, and publishers is filed according to Brown's original arrangement followed by general correspondence which is arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
1 22-23 Letters to Family, 1934, 1937
(2 folders)
1 24 Letters to Jozef and Betty Pielage, circa 1943-1977
1 25 Elihu Vedder Letter given to Milton Brown by Ad Reinhardt, 1908, undated
1 Correspondence with Publishers
1 26 Chanticleer Press, 1954-1955
1 27 G. K. Hall & Co., 1980-1990
1 28-29 Harry N. Abrams, 1964-1984
(2 folders)
1 30-31 Princeton University Press, 1949-1987
(2 folders)
1 32 Draft Outgoing Letters, undated
1 33-52 General Correspondence, 1935-1971
(20 folders)
Box Folder
2 1-22 General Correspondence, 1972-1998
(22 folders)
2 23-25 Undated Correspondence, circa 1940s-1990s
(3 folders)
2 26-28 Christmas Cards, circa 1960s-1970s
(3 folders)
Box Folder
3 1 Christmas Cards, circa 1960s-1970s

Series 3: Travel Journals, 1941-1996
(Box 3-4; 1.6 linear feet)

This series contains travel journals documenting Milton and Blanche Brown's trips throughout the United States, Europe, and other parts of the world. Most of these very detailed accounts were written by Blanche Brown.

Journals are arranged chronologically. Folder headings are taken from titles written inside of each journal.

Box Folder
3 2 Cross Country Trip, 1941
3 3 New England, 1947
3 4 London to Paris, 1948
3 5 England, 1953
3 6 New England, 1955
3 7 Mexico, 1957
3 8 Spain, 1958
3 9-11 Europe, 1959-1960
(6 volumes in 3 folders)
3 12 Europe, 1964
3 13 England and Italy, 1968
3 14 London and Italy, 1970
3 15 Israel and Greece, 1971
3 16 Sailing with Pete Phillipps, Maine, Paris, Burgundy, Edinburgh, Ireland, 1977
3 17 Arts of Russia, 1979
3 18 China, Hong Kong, and Japan, 1980
3 19 England, Wales, and Scotland, 1981
3 20 Israel, 1982
Box Folder
4 1 Israel, Greece, Malta, and Italy, 1982
4 2 New York State, 1983
4 3 Romania, Sardinia, and Rome, 1984
4 4 Greek and Aegean Islands, 1985
4 5 Portugal and Spain, 1988
4 6 Milan, Turin, and Paris, 1989-1990
4 7 Tunisia, 1990
4 8 Venice, 1992
4 9 Morocco and Madrid, 1993
4 10 Switzerland, 1994
4 11 Miami, 1996

Series 4: Writings, circa 1929-1990s
(Boxes 4-13, 25; 8.7 linear feet)

The series is arranged as 7 subseries:

4.1: Notebooks, circa 1930-1977

This subseries contains Milton Brown's notebooks, primarily from the period that he was in graduate school during the 1930s. Included are nine notebooks for specific art history courses he took while at NYU. Other notebooks found here include notes on art. Notebooks from 1959 and 1960 contain notes taken while Brown and his wife were traveling in Europe. Also found are three engagement calendars.

Box Folder
4 12 "French Painting 17th and 18th Century: Panofsky," circa 1930s
4 13 "French Romanesque Sculpture: Schapiro," circa 1930s
4 14 "Greek Sculpture: Lehmann-Hartleben," circa 1930s
4 15 "Italian Renaissance Painting: Offner," circa 1930s
4 16 "Medieval Architecture: Schapiro," circa 1930s
4 17 "Medieval Art: Morey," circa 1930s
4 18 "Med. Mss.: Schapiro," circa 1930s
4 19 "Michelangelo Seminar: Panofsky," circa 1930s
4 20 "Modern Painting: Schapiro," circa 1930s
Box Folder
5 1 Notebook, 1930
5 2-8 Notebooks, circa 1930s
(7 folders)
5 9 "Art Nouveau Notes: Europe," 1959-1960
5 10-11 Notebooks, circa 1960
(2 folders)
5 12 Notebook, undated
5 13-15 Engagement Calendars, 1974, 1976, 1977
(3 folders)

4.2: Book Projects, circa 1940-1987

This subseries contains records of Milton Brown's book projects. Files for each project may consist of correspondence, draft versions, notes, research material, lists, photographs, and publicity and reviews. Correspondence found here discusses details for Brown's books and his research inquiries, and researchers should note that additional correspondence regarding these books may be found in Series 2: Correspondence. Among the correspondence regarding American Painting, From the Armory Show to the Depression are letters from Georgio O'Keefe, Max Weber, Louis Lozowick, Charles Burchfield, Charles Sheeler, Andrew Dasburg, and William Gropper. Brown's book American Art to 1900 (1977) became part of the larger publication American Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Decorative Arts, and Photography so records for both books are filed together. Titles of works are arranged alphabetically and individual files are also arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder
5 American Art : Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Decorative Arts, Photography (1979)
5 16 Correspondence, 1967-1975
5 17 Correspondence, with Theresa Brakeley, 1970-1974
5 18-19 Draft 1, 1974
(2 folders)
5 20-22 Draft 2, undated
(3 of 5 folders)
Box Folder
6 1-2 Draft 2, undated
(2 of 5 folders)
6 3-7 Draft 3, undated
(5 folders)
6 8-10 Draft 4, undated
(3 folders)
6 11-13 Draft Fragments, undated
(3 folders)
6 14 List of Illustrations, circa 1969-1970s
6 15 Notes and Research Material, circa 1969-1974
6 16-17 Publicity and Reviews, 1977-1979
(2 folders)
6 18 "Review of Manuscript," 1974
6 19 American Painting, 1913-1929: An Abridgment, 1952
6 American Painting, From the Armory Show to the Depression (1955)
6 20 Artwork Files, A-B, 1952-1953
Box Folder
7 1-8 Artwork Files, C-Z, 1952-1953
(8 folders)
7 9 Bibliography, circa 1940s
7 10-14 Correspondence, 1941, 1952-1956, 1973
(5 folders)
7 15-16 Draft Manuscript, circa 1940s
(2 folders)
7 17 Footnotes, circa 1940s
7 18 Guggenheim Fellowship Application, 1942
7 19 Lists of Reproductions, circa 1940s
7 20 Material for First Draft, circa 1940s
7 21 Outlines, circa 1940s
7 22 Notes, Armory Exhibition, circa 1940s
7 23 Notes, Art Magazines, circa 1940s
7 24 Notes, Ash Can School, circa 1940s
7 25 Notes, Biographical, circa 1940s
7 26 Notes, Camera Work, circa 1940s
7 27 Notes, Development of Taste, circa 1940s
7 28 Notes, Exhibitions, circa 1940s
7 29 Notes, General Background, circa 1940s
7 30 Notes, Miscellaneous, circa 1940s
7 31 Notes, Private Collections, circa 1941
7 32 Notes, Pseudo-Scientific Theories, circa 1940s
7 33 Notes, Stieglitz Group, circa 1940s
7 34 Notes, The Twenties, circa 1940s
7 35 Notes, War and Art, circa 1940s
7 36 Photographs and Reproductions of Artwork, circa 1940s
7 37-38 Public Collections Lists, circa 1940-1941
(2 folders)
7 39 Publicity and Reviews, 1955-1973
Box Folder
8 1-2 Encyclopedia of Painting, Draft Entries, circa 1979
(2 folders)
8 3-7 Encyclopedia of Painting, Notes, circa 1979
(5 folders)
8 One Hundred Masterpieces of American Painting from Public Collections in Washington, D.C. (1983)
8 8-9 Corrected Proofs, circa 1980
(2 folders)
8 10 Correspondence, 1981-1985
8 11-12 Draft Captions, circa 1982
(2 folders)
8 13 Miscellaneous Project Documents, circa 1982-1984
8 14 Publicity and Reviews, 1983-1984
8 The Story of the Armory Show (1963, 1988 2nd ed.)
8 15 "Alphabetical Listing of Works Included in the New York 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art," circa 1963
8 16 Articles about the Armory Show (Photocopies), 1963-1984
8 17 Contracts, 1962, 1988
8 18 Correspondence, 1962-1965
8 19 Correspondence with Hirshhorn Foundation, 1961-1962
8 20-21 Correspondence regarding Second Edition, 1985-1991
(2 folders)
8 22-23 Draft 1, circa 1963
(2 folders)
Box Folder
9 1 Draft 2, circa 1963
9 2 List of Reproductions, circa 1960
9 3 Notes, Artists by Room, circa 1960
9 4 Notes, Attendance, circa 1960
9 5 Notes, Expenses and Payments, circa 1960
9 6 Notes, Grafton Galleries, circa 1960
9 7 Notes, J. Myers Papers, undated
9 8 Notes, Lenders, circa 1960
9 9 Notes, McRae Papers, 1953, circa 1960
9 10 Notes, Miscellaneous, circa 1960-1963
9 11 Notes, Number of Works, circa 1960
9 12 Notes, Pach Material, circa 1960
9 13 Notes, Press, circa 1960
9 14 Notes, Prints, circa 1960
9 15 Notes, Schools, circa 1960
9 16 Notes, Sonderbund Exhibition, circa 1960
9 17-18 Notes, Walt Kuhn Papers, undated
(2 folders)
9 19 Payments to Assistants, 1963
9 20 Photographs, circa 1960s-1980s
9 21 "Preface to the Second Edition," circa 1987
9 22 Publicity, circa 1963, 1987
9 23 Research Material (Photocopies), circa 1960

4.3: Lectures, circa 1950-1991

This subseries contains lecture files maintained by Milton Brown, which may include draft versions of his lectures, slide lists, related correspondence, and event announcements and programs. Also found are memorial addresses for colleagues written by Brown. Researchers should note that Brown often gave different versions of the same lectures at various museums, symposiums, universities, and art organizations. Common topics of his lectures included the Armory Show, the "Emergence of the Machine Image in American Art," and "The Eight and the Ashcan School," and "Social Activism." Files are arranged alphabetically by lecture location.

Box Folder
9 24 Memorial Addresses, circa 1973-1991
9 25-26 "The Armory Show" (Multiple Versions), circa 1963-1988
(2 folders)
9 27 "The Eight and the Ashcan School" (Multiple Versions), undated
9 28 "The History of Photography as Art History," 1969
9 29 "The Emergence of the Machine Image" (Multiple Versions), undated
9 30 "Social Activism," circa 1982
9 31 Albright-Knox Art Gallery, "Art As Activist: Jacob Lawrence and Social Realism," 1985-1986
9 32 American Historical Association, "The Little Renaissance," 1952
9 33 American Association of Appraisers, "The Armory Show," 1988
9 34 Archives of American Art, "The Emergence of the Machine Image in American Art," 1977
9 35 Brooklyn College, "Paradoxes," undated
9 36 Brooklyn Museum, "The Eight and the Ashcan School," 1977-1978
9 37 Brooklyn Museum, "First Wave of Modernism," 1957
9 38 Brooklyn Museum, "Lewis Hine," 1977
9 39 Brooklyn Museum, "20th Century Painting," 1961-1962
9 40 Burchfield Art Center, "Charles Burchfield and American Realism," 1986
9 41 College Art Association, "Early Collections of Modern Art in the U.S.," 1950
9 42 College Art Association, "Marxism in the USA," circa late-1980s
9 43 City University of New York, "The Emergence of the Machine Image in American Art in the Early 20th Century," 1984-1985
9 44 Cleveland Museum of Art, "The Emergence of the Machine Image in American Art," 1983
9 45 Corcoran Gallery of Art, "The Story of the Armory Show," 1985
9 46 Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, "Modernism in America: The First Wave," 1981-1982
9 47 Edinburgh International Festival, "The Modern Spirit," 1977
9 48 Grand Rapids Art Museum, "The Armory Show," 1966
9 49 Greenwich Library, "The Armory Show Revisited: The Role of Cos Cob," 1979-1980
9 50 Greystone, "Colonial Architecture," undated
9 51 Grinnell College, "The Question of Jewish Painting in 20th Century American Art," 1977
9 52 Henry Luce Foundation Symposium, Keynote Address, 1985-1986
9 53 Hirshhorn Museum, "The Eight and The Ashcan School," 1975
9 54 Hirshhorn Museum, "Post Offices, Train Stations, and Public Places: Art of the 30s," 1981-1982
Box Folder
10 1 Institute of Fine Arts, "Art Nouveau," 1965
10 2 Institute of Fine Arts, Walter Cook Tribute, 1962
10 3 IFA Student Club, "On Teaching," undated
10 4 IFA Student Club, "Vermeer," undated
10 5 International Communication Association, "Introduction to Painting in the United States," 1980
10 6 Jewish Museum, "The Emergence of the Jewish Artist in the U.S. in the 20th Century," 1975
10 7 Long Island University, "The Early Hartley: The Armory Show," 1977
10 8 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "The Eight Group," 1966
10 9 Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Abbeys and Churches of England," undated
10 10 Metropolitan Museum of Art, "As They Once Were: MMA Paintings and Their Complements," undated
10 11 Metropolitan Museum of Art, "The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection: From the Depression to the End of World War II," 1985
10 12 Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Mexico," 1958
10 13 Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Paul Strand," 1973
10 14 Metropolitan Museum of Art, "West Pilgrimage Route," 1956
10 15 Morris Museum of Arts and Sciences, "The Eight and the Ashcan School," 1979-1980
10 16 Montclair Art Museum, Lecture on the Soyers, 1988
10 17 Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, "The Eight and the Ashcan School," 1979-1980
10 18 National Gallery of Art, "The Armory show of 1913," 1971
10 19 National Gallery of Art, "Art and Social Activism in the Thirties," 1989-1990
10 20 National Gallery of Art, "Emergence of the Machine Image in American Art of the Early 20th Century," 1989
10 21 North Carolina Museum of Art, "Social Activism in the Art of the 1930s," 1985-1987
10 22 North Shore Community Arts Center, "The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection: From the Depression to the End of World War II," 1973
10 23 Oklahoma Art Center, "Charles Burchfield and American Realism," 1984
10 24 Provincetown Playhouse, "The Armory Show," 1986-1987
10 25 Ringling Museum of Art, "Contemporary American Art," 1956
10 26 Rhode Island School of Design, "Dynamic Symmetry," 1961
10 27 Rutgers University and Whitney Museum, "From Sloan to Hopper: Positivism into Alienation," 1979-1982
10 28 Southern Illinois University, "The Influence of the Armory Show on the Art of the Twenties," 1969
10 29 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, "Social Activism in American Art of the 1930s," 1989-1990
10 30 University of Delaware, "American Modernism and the Machine Age," 1975
10 31 University of Delaware, Symposium Keynote, 1987
10 32 University of Texas at Arlington, "Art and Diplomacy: Problems of International Exhibitions," 1979-1980
10 33 Whitney Museum, "Art of the 30s: Social Protest," 1968
10 34 Williams College, "Prendergast Redux," 1990
10 35 Yale University, "Cultural Issues in American Painting Since 1913," undated

4.4: Writings for Publication, 1943-1994

Found here are Milton Brown's writings for publication, including exhibition catalog essays, essays for art publications, entries for encyclopedias, and journal and magazine articles. Folders may include draft writings, copies of the published version, notes, and related correspondence. Of note are Brown's draft scripts and related material for his work on the BBC program "100 Great Paintings."

Box Folder
10 36 Catalog Essay, "Duncan Phillips: Adventure in Art," 1980-1982
10 37 Catalog Essay, "Ed Wiener, Craftsman/Artist," undated
10 38 Catalog Essay, "Jozef Pilage," 1976
10 39 Catalog Essay, "Lois Dodd," 1979
10 40 Catalog Essay, "Moses and Ida Soyer Collection," 1971
10 41 Catalog Essay, "Robert Gwathmey," 1984-1985
10 42 Catalog Essay, "Walter Quirt," undated
10 43 Catalog Essay, "Walter Rosenblum," 1975
10 44 Essay, New York Observed, 1991-1994
10 45 Essay, Social Art in America: 1930-1945, 1980-1981
10 46 Essays, World Book Encyclopedia,
circa 1958
10 47 Foreword, New York WPA Artists, 1983
10 48-49 Introduction for Jack Levine, 1986-1990
(2 folders)
10 50-52 Scripts, "100 Great Paintings," 1978-1985
(3 folders)
10 53 Text for "Paul Strand, Wall Street, New York, 1915," 1983
10 54 "American Art," The International Illustrated Encyclopedia of Art, 1962-1963
10 55 "Armory Show," S. I. G. N. A. L. E., 1988-1989, 1991
10 56 "The Armory Show and Its Aftermath," 1915, The Cultural Moment, 1988-1991
Box Folder
11 1 "Cubist-Realism: An American Style," Marsyas 3, 1943
11 2 "An Explosion of Creativity: Jews in American Art in the 20th Century," Painting a Place in America, 1990-1992
11 3 "I Remember MOMA," Art News, 1979
11 4 "Marxist Approach to Art," Critics Group, 1937
11 5 "Paul Strand," Photography Year Book, 1962
11 6 "Paul Strand: The Three Roads," Paul Strand: Essays on His Life and Work, 1988-1991
11 7 "Raphael Soyer (1899-1987)," Jewish Currents, 1988-1989
11 8 "Reading Lists," Art News, 1953
11 9 "Realism in the United States Between the Two Wars," Les Realismes entre Revolution et Reaction, 1919-1939, 1981
11 10 "The 75th Anniversary of the Armory Show," Archives of American Art Journal, 1987
11 11 "The Tastemongers," Challenge, 1957

4.5: General Research Notes and Writings, circa 1940s-1990s

Found here are various address lists, loose notes, primarily on the subject of art history, and a series of notecards. The notecards have been kept in Milton Brown's original file arrangement. The purpose of these notecards is not indicated, but they may have been used for one or more of his book projects. Also found here are five computer floppy disks which are unlabeled.

Box Folder
11 12 Address Lists, circa 1990s
11 13-16 Notes, 1947, undated
(4 folders)
11 17-18 Notecards, undated
(2 folders)
Box Folder
25 1 Notecards, undated
Box Folder
11 19 Computer Disks (Unlabeled), undated
(5 1/4-inch floppy disks; 5 disks)

4.6: Student Writings and Notes, circa 1929-1939

This subseries contains Milton Brown's notes and writing assignments from high school, New York University, and Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum course. Also found is one file of class notes belonging to his wife, Blanche Brown.

Box Folder
11 20-26 Class Assignments, circa 1933-1939
(7 folders)
11 27-32 Class Notes and Syllabi, circa 1934-1937
(6 folders)
11 33 High School Papers, circa 1929
11 34 Short Stories, 1932, undated
11 35 Blanche Brown, Class Notes, 1935

4.7: Writings by Others, circa 1930s-1991

Writings by others include draft essays, book chapters, and articles sent to Milton Brown from his colleagues. Many of these writings have a cover letter written to Brown from the author requesting his review and feedback. Also found here are course outlines and handouts written by notable art history professors such as Erwin Panofsky, Walter Friedlander, and Walter Cook.

Box Folder
11 36 Deirdre Barber, 1979
11 37 Nancy Boas, 1986
11 38 Ruth Bowman, 1976
Box Folder
12 1 Blanche Brown, undated
12 2 Stephen Brown, undated
12 3 Michael Corris, 1985-1986
12 4 Tom DeHaven, 1986-1988
12 5 James Marston Fitch, 1970
12 6 Cissy Grossman, 1991
12 7 Andrew Hemingway, 1990
12 8 Carl Holty, 1963
12 9 J. B. J., 1987-1989
12 10 Jim M. Jordan, 1979
12 11 Jules Kabat, 1984-1985
12 12 Ben Maddow, 1990
12 13 Mark Bendor, 1981
12 14 Francis V. O'Connor, 1968
12 15 Hilla Rebay, undated
12 16 Ad Reinhardt, undated
12 17 Jack Rennert, 1984
12 18 Naomi Rosenblum, circa 1980
12 19 Aline Saarinen, 1960
12 20 Dimitri Sarabanov, undated
12 21 Meyer Schapiro, 1931-1949
12 22-23 David Shapiro, circa 1970s
(2 folders)
12 24 Elaine Shefer, circa 1988-1989
12 25 Elinor Sprague, 1980
12 26 Marion Summers, undated
12 27 Unknown Author, "HS Music Program," 1949-1950
12 28 Writings by Unknown Authors, undated
12 College Course Outlines and Handouts
12 29 Walter Cook, circa 1930s
12 30-31 Walter Friedlander, circa 1930s
(2 folders)
12 32-33 Erwin Panofsky, circa 1930s
(2 folders)
12 34 Jakob Rosenberg, 1938-1939
(1 of 2 folders)
Box Folder
13 1 Jakob Rosenberg, 1938-1939
(2 of 2 folders)
13 2 William Sawitzky, circa 1930s

Series 5: Prendergast Catalogue Raisonne Project, circa 1952-1990
(Boxes 13-14, 25; 1.8 linear feet)

This series contains Milton Brown's Prendergast Catalogue Raisonne Project files. Brown was appointed senior fellow for the project at Williams College from 1983 to 1987. Found here are project documents such as correspondence, draft essays by Brown and others, notes, outlines, bibliographies, budgets, and reports. Also found are research files on Prendergast compiled for the project including notes from twenty separate meetings with Mrs. Prendergast, as well as genealogical documents, auction lists, photocopies of exhibition catalogs and other printed material.

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder
13 3 "Alphabetical Listing of Works," 1986
13 4 American Art Research Council Files on Prendergast (Photocopies), circa 1940s
13 5 Auction Lists, circa 1983
13 6 Bibliographic Research Material, circa 1980s
13 7-11 Correspondence, 1983-1990
(5 folders)
13 12 Data Entry Documentation, circa 1984
13 13 Dissertation, Maurice Prendergast: The Sources and Development of His Style by Hedley H. Rhys, 1952
13 14-15 Draft Essays, circa 1986-1989
(2 folders)
13 16 Drafts of Catalogue Raisonne Front Matter, 1989
13 17-18 Essay, "Maurice B. Prendergast," circa 1980s
(2 folders)
13 19 Exhibition Catalog, Maurice Prendergast: 1959-1924 (Photocopy), 1960
13 20 Galley Proofs for Prendergast Essay, 1989
13 21 Genealogical Research, 1985-1986
13 22 Miscellaneous Project Documents, 1983-1986
13 23 Notes, 1980s
13 24 Outline, 1980s
13 25 "Prendergast Addresses," 1987
Box Folder
25 2-4 "Prendergast Bibliography" Note Cards, circa 1980s
Box Folder
13 26 "Prendergast Lectures: Charles Sheeler," 1987
13 27 "Prendergast Systematic Catalog General Bibliography and Exhibition Listing," 1985
13 28 Printed Material about Massachusetts (Photocopies), undated
Box Folder
14 1-5 Printed Material about Charles and Maurice Prendergast (Photocopies), 1893-1980s
(5 folders)
14 6 Project Budget, 1983
14 7 Project Reports, 1984-1985
14 8 Records of Meetings with Mrs. Prendergast, 1983-1984
14 9 Samples of Catalogue Raisonne (Photocopies), 1959-1981
14 10 "Work of Maurice and Charles Prendergast in the Hanging Collection of Mrs. Charles Prendergast," circa 1983

Series 6: Exhibition Files, 1962-circa 1997
(Boxes 14-16, 28; 2.0 linear feet)

This series contains files maintained by Milton Brown documenting his work as curator or contributor to various exhibitions. Included are sets of files for three major exhibitions for which Brown was a curator: the Jacob Lawrence Exhibition at the Whitney Museum, "The Modern Spirit: American Painting and Photography, 1908-1935," for the Arts Council of Great Britain, and "Paintings from the United States from the Museums of Washington" for the Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico. Files for these exhibitions include correspondence, draft writings for the catalog, reports and planning documents, lists of works, research material, and publicity and reviews. Also found are records of the exhibition of Milton Brown's landscape watercolors and records of artwork loaned for exhibition from the Brown's private art collection.

Additional files in this series document Brown's work on other exhibitions including the 50th Anniversary of the Armory Show. Found here are three interviews regarding the 1963 exhibition including an interview of Milton Brown and Marcel Duchamp conducted by Martha Deane in 1963 for the Martha Deane Show, which aired on WOR, New York, N.Y.; an interview of Brown conducted by Duncan MacDonald for his show, "Observation Point" on Station WNYC, New York, N.Y., April 10, 1963; and an interview of Duchamp conducted in 1963 by Milton Brown for Channel 13, New York, N.Y.

Box Folder
14 11-14 Exhibitions of Milton Brown's Artwork, circa 1996-1997
(4 folders)
14 15 Artwork Loaned from Milton Brown's Private Collection, 1969-1982
14 16 "American Painting 1970-1980," Toledo Museum of Art, 1983-1984
14 17-20 "Armory Show: 50th Anniversary Exhibition," Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 1962-1963
(4 folders)
Box Folder
28 1 "Armory Show" Interview of Milton Brown by Duncan McDonald, 1963
(1 sound cassette; 1 duplicate sound disk; 1 transcript)
28 2 "Armory Show" Interview of Milton Brown and Marcel Duchamp by Martha Deane, 1963
(1 sound cassette; 1 duplicate sound cassette; 1 transcript)
28 3 "Armory Show" Interview of Marcel Duchamp by Milton Brown, 1963
(1 sound cassette; 1 transcript)
Box Folder
14 21 "Art in the Armory," Lexington Avenue Armory, 1987-1988
14 22 "Henry Bernstein: Paintings, Drawings, and Mural Studies," Arnold Klein Gallery, 1982, 1986-1987
14 Jacob Lawrence Exhibition, Whitney Museum
14 23 Catalog Materials, circa 1973
14 24 Chronology, circa 1973
14 25 Correspondence with Jacob Lawrence, 1971-1973
14 26 Correspondence, 1972-1974
14 27 Lists of Works and Lenders, circa 1973
14 28 Material from C. Alan, circa 1970
14 29 Notes, "Social Realism and Jacob Lawrence," circa 1970s
14 30 Publicity and Reviews, 1974
14 31-32 Research Material, circa 1973
(2 folders)
14 "The Modern Spirit: American Painting 1908-1935," Hayward Gallery
14 33 Bibliography, circa 1976-1977
14 34-35 Biographies of Artists, circa 1977
(2 folders)
14 36-37 Catalog Drafts, circa 1977
(2 folders)
Box Folder
15 1-4 Correspondence, 1975-1977
(4 folders)
15 5-7 Lists of Artwork, 1976-1977
(3 folders)
15 8 Lists of Photographs, 1976-1977
15 9 Loan Forms, 1976-1977
15 10 Postcards from Exhibition, 1977
15 11 Reports from Assistant, 1976-1977
15 12 Reviews, 1977
15 13 "Never Separate from the Heart: Philip Evergood 1901-1973," Bucknell University, 1985-1987
15 14 "The New Spirit: Artist Organizers of the Armory Show," Hirshhorn Museum, 1987-1988
15 15-16 "The New York Painter, A Century of Teaching: Morse to Hoffman," Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, 1967
(2 folders)
15 "Paintings from the United States from the Museums of Washington," Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico
15 17-21 Artist Files, circa 1980
(5 folders)
15 22-23 Catalog Drafts, 1980
(2 folders)
15 24 Correspondence, 1980-1981
15 25 Expenses, 1980-1981
15 26 Floor Plans, 1980
15 27-28 Planning Documents, 1980-1981
(2 folders)
Box Folder
16 1 Photographs, 1980-1981
16 2 Publicity and Reviews, 1980-1981

Series 7: Research Files, circa 1930s-1986
(Boxes 16-19; 3.0 linear feet)

This series contains files maintained by Milton and Blanche Brown documenting their research on various topics in art history and architecture. These files do not appear to be associated with specific projects and may have been maintained for regular use for lectures, teaching, and writing projects. Files may include notes written by both Milton and Blanche, printed material from museums, articles and book excerpts (including a large amount of photocopied material), as well as bibliographies and lists. Also found here is a set of files on architecture, primarily containing photocopies of material from various publications. These files appear to have been created around 1979 for an unspecified project. Researchers should note that all of the the folder subject headings in this series are those given by Blanche or Milton Brown and there may be multiple folders where the subjects overlap or have similar headings. For example, there is a file called "Painting, American, Taste" and another called "Patronage and Taste," and the contents of these files may overlap and should both be consulted.

Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject. A group of files on architecture are arranged alphabetically under the heading "Architecture Subject Files."

Box Folder
16 3-4 American Art Collections Lists, 1931, 1986
(2 folders)
16 5 American Art, General, undated
16 6 American Artists Who Studied in Munich, 1973
16 7-8 American Literature and Art, circa 1950-1959
(2 folders)
16 9-12 Architecture, undated
(4 folders)
16 Architecture Subject Files
16 13 Marcel Breuer, circa 1979
16 14 Daniel Burnham, circa 1979
16 15 Carrere and Hastings, circa 1979
16 16 City Planning, Suburbs, New Towns, Zoning, circa 1979
16 17 Ralph Cram (and His Firms), circa 1979
16 18 Design, Furniture, etc., circa 1979
16 19 "Flavor of the Decade" Articles, circa 1979
16 20 Buckminster Fuller, circa 1979
16 21 Cass Gilbert, circa 1979
16 22 Irving Gill, circa 1979
16 23 Bruce Goff, circa 1979
16 24 Bertram Goodhue, circa 1979
16 25 Greene and Greene, circa 1979
16 26 Walter Gropius, circa 1979
16 27 Hardy, Holzman, Pfeiffer, circa 1979
16 28 Raymond Hood, circa 1979
16 29 George Howe and William Lescaze, circa 1979
16 30 Philip Johnson, circa 1979
16 31 Albert Kahn, circa 1979
16 32 Louis Kahn, circa 1979
16 33 Bernard Maybeck, circa 1979
16 34 McKim, Mead, and White, circa 1979
16 35 Richard Meier, circa 1979
16 36 Mies van der Rohe, circa 1979
16 37 Miscellaneous, circa 1979
16 38 Richard Neutra, circa 1979
16 39 New Building Types: Shopping Center, Airport, Factory, circa 1979
16 40 New York, undated
16 41 I.M. Pei, circa 1979
16 42 Prairie School, circa 1979
16 43 Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo, circa 1979
16 44 Paul Rudolph, circa 1979
16 45 Eero and Eliel Saarinen, circa 1979
16 46 Rudolph Schindler, circa 1979
16 47 Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, circa 1979
16 48 Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, circa 1979
16 49 Edward Durrell Stone, circa 1979
16 50 Louis Sullivan, circa 1979
16 51 Robert Venturi, circa 1979
16 52 Frank Lloyd Wright, circa 1979
16 53 Henry Wright, circa 1979
16 54 Armor, undated
16 55 Art and Archaeology, 1963
16 56 Art Nouveau, circa 1964-1978
16 57 Art History Theory, 1980s
16 58 Bergson, Henri, circa 1980s
16 59 Bibliographies, circa 1930s-1980s
16 60 Bingham (George Caleb), undated
16 61-62 Biographies of Artists, undated
(2 of 4 folders)
Box Folder
17 1-2 Biographies of Artists, undated
(2 of 4 folders)
17 3 Botticelli, circa 1955-1957
17 4 Byzantine Greece, 1963, undated
17 5 Chateaux, Cathedrals, and Caves, 1963
17 6 Contemporary Art, undated
17 7 Copley, 1956, undated
17 8 Costume, 1942, undated
17 9 Denmark, 1960, undated
17 10 Excursions from Paris, undated
17 11 Fifteenth Century, undated
17 12-14 Florence, undated
(3 folders)
17 15 France, undated
17 16 French Colonial, undated
17 17 Gagnini, Antonello, circa 1968
17 18 Gardens and Parks, 1965
17 19 Greek Revival Architecture, undated
17 20 History, Background, undated
17 21 Istanbul, undated
17 22 Italian Architecture, undated
17 23 Italian Renaissance Painting, undated
17 24 Italy, circa 1953
17 25 Lalique, undated
17 26 Languedoc and Provence, 1957-1963
17 27 London, undated
17 28 Madrid, 1962, undated
17 29-31 Medieval, circa 1940s
17 32 Medieval Iconography, undated
17 33 Mexico, undated
17 34 Modernists, undated
17 35 Modern Sculpture, undated
17 36 Murals, Section of Fine Arts, undated
17 37-38 New York, undated
(2 folders)
17 39 Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture, undated
17 40-41 Paintings, 1952-1960, undated
(2 folders)
Box Folder
18 1 Painting, American, 1789-1850, undated
18 2 Painting, American, 1850-1900, undated
18 3-5 Painting, American, 1900s, circa 1952-1956
(3 folders)
18 6 Painting, American, Colonial, undated
18 7 Painting, American, General, circa 1951-1958
18 8 Painting, American, Taste, undated
18 9-10 Painting, American, Twentieth Century, Modernism from 1913, undated
(2 folders)
18 11-12 Painting, Fifteenth Century, Italy, 1944, undated
(2 folders)
18 13 Painting, Fifteenth Century, Italy, Florence, undated
18 14 Painting, Fifteenth Century, North, circa 1944-1957
18 15 Paris, 1963, undated
18 16 Patronage and Taste, undated
18 17 Railroad Stations, undated
18 18 Revisionism in Art History, circa 1987
18 19-20 Rome, circa 1951-1986
(2 folders)
18 21 Rome, Excursions, undated
18 22 Science, undated
18 23 Sculpture, undated
18 24-26 Sculpture, American, undated
(3 folders)
18 27 Sicily, circa 1957-1964
18 28 Sixteenth Century, undated
18 29 Social (Revolutionary) Art, circa 1940s, undated
18 30-32 Spain, circa 1948-1964
(3 folders)
18 33 Spanish Colonial, undated
18 34 Spanish Painting, undated
18 35 Straus Collection, undated
18 36-38 Structuralism and Semiotics, circa 1950s-1980s
(3 folders)
18 39 Twentieth Century American Architecture, undated
18 40 U. S. S. R., undated
18 41 Venice, undated
18 42 Western Artists, undated
Box Folder
19 1 Whistler, undated
19 2 Yugoslavia, 1965

Series 8: Teaching Files, circa 1946-1993
(Boxes 19-21; 2.0 linear feet)

This series contains Milton Brown's teaching files for his work at several academic institutions. Included are course materials such as lecture notes, syllabi, and class lists as well as other related records such as scattered correspondence, examinations, and faculty memos and reports from his tenure at the City University of New York and Brooklyn College. Additional files document his teaching positions at Hebrew University and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. This series also includes files of recommendation requests from students and writings by students.

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder
19 3 Brooklyn College, Course Materials, 1959, undated
19 4 Brooklyn College, Miscellaneous Records, circa 1960-1970
19 City University of New York
19 5 Art Nouveau Workshop, 1986
19 6 Iconography of Modern Art, undated
19 7-8 Miscellaneous Records, 1972-1988
(2 folders)
19 9 Ph.D. Program in Art History Expansion, 1988-1989
19 10 Photorealism Seminar, 1985
19 11 Realism in American Painting, 1984
19 12-13 Seminar: Art Nouveau, circa 1973, 1989
(2 folders)
19 14 Symposium in Honor of Professor Milton W. Brown, 1979
19 15 Course Materials, "Design 1.1 and 1.2," circa 1955
19 16 Examinations, 1946-1966
19 17-18 Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1980-1985
(2 folders)
19 19 Institute of Fine Arts, Seminar: First Wave of Modernism, 1981-1982
19 20 Miscellaneous Lecture Materials, circa 1940s-1970s
19 21-23 National Gallery of Art Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, 1987-1990
(3 folders)
19 24 New York University, American Studies Examinations, 1990-1993
19 25 Reading List, "Aspects of Precisionism and Realism in the United States," undated
19 26-30 Recommendation Requests, circa 1970s-1990s
(5 folders)
Box Folder
20 1 Selection Committee, Goodson Symposium on American Art, 1979-1980
20 2 Slide Lists, 1954, undated
20 3 Teaching Material from Other Academic Institutions, circa 1945-1980s
20 4-22 Writings by Students, 1952-1993
(19 folders)
Box Folder
21 1 Writings by Students, 1952-1993

Series 9: Organization Files, 1959-1995
(Boxes 21-22; 1.3 linear feet)

This series includes files maintained by Milton Brown for organizations in which he participated. For most of these organizations he either served as a member or project advisor. Of note are his participation as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Archives of American Art and his service on various committees for the Century Association and the College Art Association. Files may include correspondence, reports, planning documents, agendas, meeting minutes, and conference and event materials.

Box Folder
21 2 Adirondack Mountain Club, 1979
21 Archives of American Art
21 3 Advisory Committee, 1968-1974, 1992
21 4 Board of Trustees, 1988-circa 1986
21 5 Correspondence, 1962-1996
21 6 Printed Material, circa 1962-1988
21 7 Reports, 1968-1972
21 8 Search Committee, 1989-1990
21 9 ArtsAmerica, Inc., 1987-1991
21 10 Bollingen Foundation, 1959-1960
21 Century Association
21 11-12 Committee on House Art, 1981-1985
(2 folders)
21 13 Correspondence, 1978, 1982-1992
21 14 Exhibition Committee, 1983-1988
21 15-16 Nominations, 1979-1981
(2 folders)
21 17 Printed Material, circa 1973-1977
21 18-22 College Art Association, 1950-1978
(5 folders)
21 23 College Art Association, Committee on Graduate Education in Art History, 1973
21 24 District 1199 Cultural Center, Inc., 1979
21 25 Dunlap Society, 1979-1982
21 26 Friends of the Catalogue Raisonne, 1985-1987
21 27 Henry Street Settlement, 1963
21 28 Italian Encyclopedia Institute, 1986-1989
21 29 James Marston Fitch Charitable Trust, 1988-1990
21 30 Library of American Art, undated
21 31 Long Island University, Trustee Awards for Scholarly Achievement, 1987-1989
21 32 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Deaccessioning Controversy, 1972-1973
21 33 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fine Arts Center Controversy, 1977
21 34 National Museum of American Art, Professional Appraisal and Evaluation Committee, 1988-1990
21 35 Odessa Films, 1991-1992
21 36-37 Phi Beta Kappa, 1986-1988
(2 folders)
21 38 Program for Art on Film, 1986
21 39-41 Smithsonian Council, 1976-1985
(3 of 5 folders)
Box Folder
22 1-2 Smithsonian Council, 1976-1985
(2 of 5 folders)
22 3-5 Society of Architectural Historians, 1952, 1971, 1983
(3 folders)
22 6 Victorian Society, 1970-1977

Series 10: Printed Material, 1925-1990s
(Boxes 22-24, 26, 27; 3.2 linear feet)

Printed material consists primarily of exhibition announcements and invitations sent to Milton Brown, journals and newsletters from various art organizations, and magazine articles collected by Brown during his career as an art historian. Also found are brochures, conference programs, catalogs, press releases, and news clippings mostly related to Brown's professional activities.

Files are arranged alphabetically by type of printed material.

Box Folder
22 7 Advertisement Brochures, undated
22 8 Appointment Calendar (No written entries), 1977
22 9 Catalogs, "Mason Fine Prints," 1974-1978
22 10 Conference Programs, 1952-1987
22 11-20 Exhibition Announcements and Invitations, circa 1960s-1990s
(10 folders)
Box Folder
23 1-13 Exhibition Announcements and Invitations, circa 1960s-1990s
(13 folders)
23 14 Exhibition Catalogs, circa 1940-1983
23 15 Guide, National Gallery of Art, undated
23 16-18 Journal, Index of Twentieth Century Artists, 1933-1937
(3 folders)
Box Folder
24 1 Journal, The Pragmatist in Art, 1964-1978
24 2 Journal, Reality, 1953-1954
24 3-4 Magazines, 1758, 1925-1977
(2 folders)
24 5-15 Magazine Articles, Clippings and Reprints, 1932-1990s, undated
(11 folders)
24 16 "Manipulart," 1966
24 17 Material regarding Jack Levine Film, 1985-1986
24 18 Newsletters, ARC Directions, 1967, circa 1970
24 19 Newsletters, A. H. A. A., 1979-1984
24 20 Newsletters, CAA, 1976-1983
24 21 Newsletters, Federal Art Patronage Notes, 1975-1981
24 22 Newsletters, Graduate School News Report, 1981-1984
24 23 Newsletters, Historic Landmarks News, 1970-1972
24 24 Newsletters, IFA Alumni Newsletter, 1966-1990
24 25 Newsletters, MOMA Members Newsletter, 1968-1970
Box Folder
26 1-2 Newsletters, The Victorian Society in America, 1967-1986
(2 folders)
26 3-4 Newsletters, Miscellaneous, 1940-1994
(2 folders)
26 5-6 Newspaper Clippings, 1935-1991, undated
(2 folders)
26 7 Press Releases, 1960s-1980s
26 8 Travel Brochures, circa 1960s-1990
Box Folder
27 1 Travel Brochures, circa 1960s-1990
27 2-3 Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa 1960s-1980s
(2 folders)

Series 11: Photographs, circa 1956-1990s
(Boxes 25, 27; 0.2 linear feet)

This series contains scattered photographs, including 9 photographs of Milton Brown, photographs of artist Jan Cox, and publicity photographs of the actress Maureen Stapleton. Also found are photographs of works of art, including several of works by Jacob Lawrence. Researchers should note that additional photographs may be found within Series 4.2: Book Projects and Series 6: Exhibition Files.

Box Folder
25 5 Milton Wolf Brown, circa 1960s-1990s
Box Folder
27 4 Milton Wolf Brown, circa 1960s-1990s
27 5 Jan Cox, circa 1970s-1980s
27 6 Maureen Stapleton, circa 1976
27 7 San Francisco, circa 1960s
27 8 Unidentified Snapshots, circa 1990s
27 9 Artwork by Lois Dodd, 1969-1979
27 10 Artwork by Arthur Dove (Transparencies), undated
27 11 Artwork by Jacob Lawrence, circa 1974
27 12 Artwork by Jacob Lawrence, "Struggle Series," circa 1956
27 13 Artwork, Miscellaneous, 1976, undated
27 14 Artwork, Miscellaneous Slides and Transparencies, undated