John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) was the eldest son of John Carter Brown and Sophia Augusta (Brown) Brown, members of one of the most prominent and distinguished families in Rhode Island. The papers reflect John Nicholas Brown's passion for the arts, travel, Europe, yachts, and philanthropic and civic activities.
Natalie Bayard Brown (1869-1950) was the wife of John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) and mother of John Nicholas Brown (1900-1979), members of the prominent Brown family of Providence, Rhode Island. The papers reflect Natalie Bayard Brown's interests in politics and charitable causes through correspondence with family and friends, writings and speeches, scrapbooks, and photographs. The papers contain detailed financial and legal records related to John Nicholas Brown's (1900-1979) large inheritance from his father and uncle, Harold Brown. The papers also hold travel diaries and photographs from Natalie Bayard Brown and John Nicholas Brown's (1900-1979) travels in Europe, Asia, and Middle East.
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 Brown Democrats files contain office files that are arranged alphabetically by topic. The files include information regarding the Brown Equal Rights Commission, the Brown Animal Rights Coalition, the East Timor Action Network, Greenpeace, the Iraq Emergency Response Network, the Brown Student Labor Alliance, the peace movement and other issues. The files are undated.
The collection contains photographs and other memorabilia from the life of John Nicholas Brown II and his family. Materials date from John's childhood to the last years of his life, and chronicle aspects of the lives of his children and grandchildren. Also included are photographs of John's wife, Anne Kinsolving, and her family. Film, sound recordings, postcards, newspaper clippings, portraits, photograph prints and slides comprise the bulk of the collection.
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.