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William J. and Jane Brown papers, circa 1940-2014

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Series 5: Penland School of Crafts Administrative Records , 1954-1995
1.1 Linear feet
Boxes 3-4, 9

The administrative records for Penland contain material for Penland's 50th birthday celebration that includes plans, a video recording of the performance "A Quest" by Dan Bailey, photographs, and a scrapbook. The board of trustees files contain correspondence regarding funding and activities, meeting minutes, and letters of support for Bill when the board dismissed him as director of Penland in 1983. Files for the residents program and the special 2-week session include an autograph book, exhibition material, Bill Brown's memorial fund, scrapbooks, and questionnaires with responses from participants about the programs. Other files are of artwork, Bill Brown's glass studio dedication ceremony schedule, a photocopy of Penland's certificate of incorporation, financial material, grant proposals written by Bill and Jane, and maps.
Description Container Select
50th Birthday Celebration of Penland, Photographs, 1979
3
21
50th Birthday Celebration of Penland, Plans, 1979
3
22
50th Birthday Celebration of Penland, Scrapbook of Ceremony, 1979
3
23
50th Birthday Celebration of Penland, "A Quest" by Dan Bailey Films, 1979
1 videocassettes (vhs)
3
24
Artwork, 1968, 1994
Includes artwork by Francis Merritt and an artist's proof of drawing of Penland grounds by W.P. Jennerjahn.
9
2
Bill Brown Glass Studio Dedication Ceremony Schedule, 1995
3
25
Board of Trustees, Correspondence and Notes, 1966-1983
3
26
Board of Trustees, Correspondence and Notes, 1979-1983
4
1-2
Board of Trustees, Correspondence Regarding Funding, 1983
4
3
Board of Trustees, Dismissal of Bill Brown, Letters of Support, 1983-1988
4
4-5
Board of Trustees, Meeting Minutes, 1962-1985
4
6
Certificate of Incorporation, undated
Certificate is a photocopy of the original 1929 document and includes only the first two pages.
4
7
Exhibition, Penland Overlook Exhibition, 1992-1995
4
8
Financial Materials and Reports, 1954-1982
4
9-16
Financial Materials, Grants, 1979-1980
4
17
Grant Proposals, 1970-1992
4
18-19
Maps, circa 1970s
4
20
Residents Program, Exhibition, 1981
2 sound cassettes
4
21
Residents Program, Exhibition Statements and Resumes, circa 1990
4
22-23
Residents Program, Memorial Fund for Bill Brown, 1992
4
24
Residents Program, Questionnaires, 1981-1983
4
25-26
Residents Program, Scrapbooks, circa 1979
4
27-28
Special 2-Week Session, Autograph Book of Participants, 1971
4
29
Special 2-Week Session, Questionnaire, 1971
4
30

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