William J. and Jane Brown papers, 1948-1991

Brown, William J. (William Joseph), b. 1923 d. 1992
Arts administrator, Designer
Active in Del.

Brown, Jane Brennan, b. 1931
Arts administrator
Active in Bakersville,N.C.

Collection size: 5.2 linear feet
3 microfilm reels + 4 videocasettes.

Collection Summary: Biographical material, letters, legal documents, financial records, notes, writings, interviews, subject files, printed material, photographs and videocassettes, mostly concerning Brown's tenure as director of the Penland School of Crafts.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art administrators, Penland, N.C. William Brown was a designer, taught at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the University of Delaware and was director of the Penland School of Crafts from 1962-1983.

Material on reels 4516-4518 lent for microfilming and motion picture film lent for duplcation to video, 1991 by Jane Brown, wife of William J. Brown, and the majority subsequently donated 1995 by Brown with additional printed material. It is unclear if material on microfilm reels 4516-4518 was donated in its entirety.

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