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William Theo Brown papers, 1845-1971

William Theo Brown papers, 1845-1971

Brown, William Theo, 1919-


Collection Information

Size: 1.3 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels)

Summary: Scrapbooks, photograph albums, sketchbooks, correspondence, manuscripts, and printed material reflect Brown's work as a painter, and his ties with contemporary musical and literary figures.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; San Francisco, Calif. Associated with the late 1950s movement of Bay Area figurative painting. Had particularly close ties with contemporary musical and literary worlds.


Material on reels 877 and 921 lent for microfilming and remainder donated 1974 by William T. Brown. Catalogs on reel 1095 were transferred to NMAA/NPG Library after microfilming.

Location of Originals

  • Reels 877 & 921: Originals returned to William T. Brown after microfilming.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

William Theo Brown papers, 1845-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.