The J. Carter Brown papers primarily contain correspondence, administrative materials, lecture notes, photographs, and other materials spanning his life. The bulk of the material is related to Brown's consulting business and his involvement as a board member with many organizations, dating between 1990 and 2002.
The John Nicholas Brown II papers span the lifetime of John Nicholas Brown from his birth in February 1900 to his death in October 1979. While the bulk of the collection dates from the period 1960-1979, there are important materials from nearly every portion of Brown's life. The collection is comprised of manuscripts, ledgers, notebooks, journals, photographs, postcards, pamphlets, film, artifacts, architectural plans, blueprints, and other similar materials.
This collection focuses primarily on Marty Mann, a key figure in early alcoholism treatment and awareness in the United States and one of the first women to successfully complete AA's recovery program. Most of the collection is made up of the research materials assembled by Reverend Sally Brown and her husband, David, in writing "A Biography of Mrs. Marty Mann: The First Lady of Alcoholics Anonymous." The materials include articles by and about Marty Mann, Sally and David Brown's research notes, materials from collaborators on Mann's biography, information regarding Priscilla Peck, Mann's partner, interview transcripts, information on organizations that deal with alcoholism, photographs, audio tapes and material devoted to other important figures in the alcoholism movement and the early homosexual and lesbian movement.
This collection contains administrative and historical records of the Brown Alumnae Club of Kent County. Materials date from 1987-2018 and include bylaws, Presidents' binders, secretary's books, photographs from events, and a scrapbook.
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.