The objective of the Brown Land Company was to purchase, manage, improve, lease, mortgage and sell real estate, principally located in Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota. The records span the years 1857-1947 (the bulk falling within the years of the company's incorporation, 1903-1940), and reflect the business and professional activities of the company.
The dates for the Afro-American Studies / Rites and Reason Theatre collection ranges from 1970 to 2006. This collection consists of one series which focuses on the growth and development of not only the Department of Africana Studies, but on the growth of the Rites and Reason Theatre.
The Brown Christian Association records contain material relating to various issues in which the BCA was involved, such as disarmament and conscientious objectors during World War II, various relief organizations for post-war Europe, and organizations that provided aid to poor children in the United States. The collection includes annual reports, journals, and newsletters produced by the organization; correspondence and files of K. Brooke Anderson and Joe Wang; records related to campus activities during World War II; peace activities; and subject files. The materials are dated from 1881 to 1969.
The Civil Pilot Training Program records date from 1939 through 1942 and comprise the records of Brown University's and the Civil Aeronautics Administration's joint program to train undergraduate students as pilots during the Second World War. The records contain rosters, applications, examinations, medical and academic records, insurance information, correspondence and official documents.
The Committee on Prizes and Premiums records date from 1923 through 1976. Included in the collection are administrative records, correspondence, certificates, financial documents. essays, speeches, flyers and posters.
Brown University Corporation records related to various standing and ad hoc committees. Materials include statutes of the Corporation, papers and reports, meeting notes, and memoranda. Materials date from circa 1948-1992.