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

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Series 7: Photographic Materials and Moving Images , circa 1940-2011
2 Linear feet
Boxes 6-10, RD 11

Photographs of Bill and Jane Brown include portraits and candid photographs of Jane, the Browns together and with family and friends. Photographs of Bill include portraits, his early life at Cranbrook and in the Army, at Penland, and a scrapbook titled "Bill and Friends." Penland photographs are of faculty and students, Penland grounds, Lucy Morgan, and Bonnie Ford. One of the two photo albums of Penland events include photographs of Joan Mondale visiting Penland in "Event 77." Other material consists of slide shows of artists and artwork, works of art from the Brown's craft collection, and works of art by Bill and others. Copies of historical photographs originating in the 1930s-1940s show Penland's early classrooms, buildings, and students, as well as Lucy Morgan's mobile log cabin. Three video recordings appear to be a history of Penland recorded by Chris Felver.
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Bill and Jane Brown, circa 1960-1992
Oversized material housed in Box 10, Folder 1.
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12
Bill and Jane Brown, Family and Friends, circa 1965-1992
6
13-14
Bill Brown, Early Photographs, circa 1949-1962
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15-16
Bill Brown, Portraits, circa 1940-1960s
6
17
Bill Brown, Penland, circa 1970s
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18
Bill Brown, "Bill and Friends" Scrapbook, 1991
6
19
Penland, Faculty and Students, 1954-1980s
Includes photographs of faculty members' children, Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn during a visit to Penland, a class taught by Tom Cox, and the "National Endowment Snow Job" project. Oversized material housed in Box 9, Folders 4-6 and Box 10, Folders 2-3.
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20-27
Penland, Faculty and Students, 1970s
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1-3
Penland, Faculty and Students - Lucy Morgan and Director's House, circa 1970s
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4
Penland, Faculty and Students - Bonnie Willis Ford, 1965-circa 1978
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5
Penland, Faculty and Students - Group Photo, 75th Anniversary, 2004
Oversized group photos housed in RD 11.
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6
Penland, Grounds, circa 1960-circa 1990
Includes photographs of the construction of the glass studio, Penland buildings, and landscapes. Oversized material housed in Box 10, Folder 4.
7
7-9
Penland, History - "Penland Offline" by Chris Felver, 1986-1987
3 videocassettes (vhs)
Duplicates
Oversized material housed in Box 10, Folder 5.
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1
Penland, Photo Album - "Penland 1965", 1965
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2
Penland, Slide Shows - Notes, 1995
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3
Penland, Slide Shows #1, 1981
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4
Penland, Slide Shows #6, circa 1980s
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5
Penland, Slide Shows #7, circa 1980s
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6
Works of Art, Bill and Jane Brown's Craft Collection, 1984-2011
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7
Works of Art, circa 1953-circa 1980
Includes artwork by Bill Brown. Oversized material housed in Box 10, Folder 6.
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8-9
Oversized Penland, Faculty and Students from Box 6, 1954-1980s
9
4-6
Oversized Photo Album - "Event 77", 1977
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7
Oversized Bill and Jane Brown from Box 6, Folder 12, circa 1960-1992
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1
Oversized Penland, Faculty and Students, 1970s-1980s
10
2-3
Oversized Penland, Grounds from Box 7, Folders 7-9, 1969-1980s
10
4
Oversized Penland, History from Box 8, Folder 1, circa 1980s
Photographs are copies of historic photographs of Penland taken in 1930s-1940s.
10
5
Oversized Works of Art, 1983
10
6
Oversized Penland, Faculty and Students - Group Photos, circa 1970-1980s
Includes five panoramic group photographs.
RD 11

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