Guide to the Secretary's Office Files , 1948-1972

(bulk 1955-1970)

John Hay Library , Special Collections
Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146

Published in 2013

Collection Overview

Title:Secretary's Office files
Date range:1948-1972, (bulk 1955-1970)
Creator:Brown University. Office of the Secretary.
Extent:3.0 Linear feet
Abstract:The Secretary's office files document the varied administrative functions attached to the position, including significant public relations responsibilities. The collection consists of administrative records arranged alphabetically by name and topic and deal with a broad range of campus issues including campus conflicts, the Corporation, honorary degrees, ROTC programs, student activities, visitors to campus. Materials date from 1948 through 1972.
Language of materials:English
Repository:John Hay Library , Special Collections
Collection number:OF-1S-6

Scope & content


The collection is organized in one series:
  • I. General files, 1948-1972

Administrative History

The Office of the Secretary of the University was established in 1956 with the promotion of the Director of Public Relations Howard S. Curtis. The Secretary would retain his former responsibilities but was given additional administrative assignments by the president. Curtis began his career at Brown in 1946 as director of the News Bureau.

Access & Use

Access to the collection: There are no restrictions on access, except that the collection can only be seen by prior appointment. Some materials may be stored off-site and cannot be produced on the same day on which they are requested.
Use of the materials: All researchers seeking to publish materials from the collections of the John Hay Library are requested to complete a Notice of Intent to Publish, prior to reproducing, quoting, or otherwise publishing any portion or extract from this collection. Although Brown University has physical ownership of the collection and the materials contained therein, it does not claim literary rights. It is up to the researcher to determine the owners of the literary rights and to obtain any necessary permissions from them.
Preferred citation:Secretary's Office Files, OF-1S-6, Brown University Archives.
Contact information: John Hay Library , Special Collections
Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146

Administrative Information

Author:Finding aid prepared by Brown University Library staff
Encoding:This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013 January 24
Descriptive rules:Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
Sponsor:Processing funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Additional Information


I. General files

Box 1, Folder 1A
Box 1, Folder 2AAU
Box 1, Folder 3ACPRA
Box 1, Folder 4Adams Associates
Box 1, Folder 5Admissions
Box 1, Folder 5aAdvertising Requests
Box 1, Folder 6Letters of Appreciation
Box 1, Folder 7Athletics
Box 1, Folder 8Banking School
Box 1, Folder 9Brochures
Box 1, Folder 10Brown Clubs
Box 1, Folder 11Brown Daily Herald
Box 1, Folder 12Buildings and Grounds
Box 1, Folder 13C
Box 1, Folder 14Cammarian Club
Box 1, Folder 15Campus Conflicts
Box 1, Folder 16Central Congregational Church
Box 1, Folder 17Channel 36
Box 1, Folder 18Chaplain
Box 1, Folder 19Mr Cochran
Box 1, Folder 20Commencement
Box 1, Folder 21Commencement 1961
Box 1, Folder 22Commencement 1970
Box 1, Folder 23Brown's Contribution to the Community
Box 1, Folder 24Copy Center
Box 1, Folder 25Cornell University
Box 1, Folder 26Brown Corporation
Box 1, Folder 27D
Box 1, Folder 28Dartmouth College
Box 1, Folder 29Development Council
Box 1, Folder 30Dexter Asylum
Box 2, Folder 31E
Box 2, Folder 32Daniel W Earle
Box 2, Folder 33Ecology
Box 2, Folder 34Editorials
Box 2, Folder 35Education Week
Box 2, Folder 36Equal Employment
Box 2, Folder 37F
Box 2, Folder 38Faculty
Box 2, Folder 39Future Directions of the University
Box 2, Folder 40G
Box 2, Folder 41G
Box 2, Folder 42H
Box 2, Folder 43Harvard University
Box 2, Folder 44Health, Education, and Welfare
Box 2, Folder 45Heffner Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 46Honorary Degrees
Box 2, Folder 47Honorary Degrees
Box 2, Folder 48Hour with the Faculty
Box 2, Folder 49RLH and State Aid to Education
Box 2, Folder 50I
Box 2, Folder 51Impact
Box 3, Folder 52Industrial Magazine Articles
Box 3, Folder 53Italian Ambassador
Box 3, Folder 54Ivy League
Box 3, Folder 55J
Box 3, Folder 56Jefferson Medical and Tom Adams
Box 3, Folder 57William A Jewett
Box 3, Folder 58K
Box 3, Folder 59L
Box 3, Folder 60Lectures
Box 3, Folder 61Frank Licht
Box 3, Folder 62LKG Properties Corporation
Box 3, Folder 63M
Box 3, Folder 64John J McLaughry
Box 3, Folder 65Mayor's Study Committee
Box 3, Folder 66Meehan Auditorium
Box 3, Folder 67Meiklejohn Lectures
Box 3, Folder 68Military
Box 3, Folder 69Movie
Box 3, Folder 70N
Box 3, Folder 71Naval ROTC
Box 3, Folder 72Negro Students
Box 3, Folder 73O
Box 3, Folder 74Officials
Box 3, Folder 75Opening Convocations
Box 3, Folder 76Pembroke
Box 4, Folder 77Personnel
Box 4, Folder 78Pierrel Correspondence
Box 4, Folder 79Princeton University
Box 4, Folder 80Public Relations Meeting in New York
October 3 1966
Box 4, Folder 81Public Relations Society of America
Box 4, Folder 82R
Box 4, Folder 83Hubbell Robinson
Box 4, Folder 84Rockwell Visit
Box 4, Folder 85Reference -- Bear Mascot
Box 4, Folder 86Reference -- Commencement
Box 4, Folder 87Reference -- Distinguished Alumni (Keeney's List)
Box 4, Folder 88Reference -- Other Colleges
Box 5, Folder 89Reference -- Pembroke
Box 5, Folder 90S
Box 5, Folder 91Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
Box 5, Folder 92Secretary of the University Staff
Box 5, Folder 93Security
Box 5, Folder 94Speakers' Bureau
Box 5, Folder 95Brown Stadium
Box 5, Folder 96Staff Meeting
Box 5, Folder 97Merton P Stoltz
Box 5, Folder 98Survey -- Honorariams Paid to Guest Speakers
Box 5, Folder 99T
Box 5, Folder 100Television
Box 5, Folder 101Title I
Box 5, Folder 102The Towers at Narragansett Pier
Box 5, Folder 103Tuition
Box 5, Folder 104U
Box 5, Folder 105Urban Coalition
Box 6, Folder 106Urban Coalition Conference
May 15 1969
Box 6, Folder 107V
Box 6, Folder 108Vocational Rehabilitation
Box 6, Folder 109W
Box 6, Folder 110WBRU
Box 6, Folder 111WGBH-TV
Box 6, Folder 112WPRO-TV
Box 6, Folder 113Weekly Bulletin
Box 7, Folder 114Weekly Bulletin
Box 7, Folder 115Weekly Bulletin
Box 7, Folder 116Weekly Bulletin
Box 7, Folder 117Sample Weekly Bulletins
Box 7, Folder 118General Wheeler's Visit
Box 7, Folder 119Wind Tunnel -- Transonic-Supersonic (Engineering Research Laboratory)
Box 7, Folder 120Ron Wolk Correspondence
Box 7, Folder 121X, "Y", "Z"
Box 7, Folder 122Brown Youth Guidance
Box 7, Folder 123Zoning