Charles E. Brown Papers, 1889-1945

Summary Information

Title: Charles E. Brown Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1889-1945

  • Brown, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1872-1946
Call Number: Wis Mss HB; Mss 287; Micro 2000; PH 1367; PH 2483; PH 3700; PH 3700 (3)

Quantity: 16.6 cubic feet (53 archives boxes, 2 index card boxes, 2 flat boxes, 1 package, and 3 volumes), 16 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 4.4 cubic feet of photographs (10 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 2 folders)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Charles E. Brown, a longtime curator of the Museum of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and secretary of the Wisconsin Archeological Society, consisting of correspondence; scientific and professional writings; information collected on Wisconsin Indians, lumbering, steamboating, local history, and folklore; 38 boxes (also available as microfilm) of survey data, drawings, articles, notes, and clippings on Wisconsin archaeological sites; records of the Committee on State Archaeological Surveys of the National Research Council; material on professional and personal involvement with museums and museum associations, Friends of Our Native Landscape, the Lake Monona Wild Life Sanctuary, and other groups; sketches of implements and ornaments; an account book of pharmacist S.P. Kingsley of Adamsville, Michigan, 1845-1848; papers on the organization of the Nakoma Country Club; miscellaneous biographical material; and photographs, the bulk of which are from the reference files of the Wisconsin Archeological Society, probably collected by Brown, as well as images of University of Wisconsin summer session students on field trips, 1913-1914, 1923, 1930, 1932-1933, and a celebration held for the return of Chippewa soldiers from service in World War I, June 19, 1919.

Language: English

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