Brown, Harry, 1917-1986

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Geochemist.

From the description of Oral history interview with Harrison Brown. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83225199

American author, editor, poet, playwright, and screenwriter; also used pseudonyms Peter McNab and Artie Greengroin.

From the description of Harry P. Brown collection, 1937-1975. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70971697

Harrison Brown was a noted author, photographer, and traveller.

Harrison Brown has also been collected by SFU Special Collections.

From the description of Harrison Brown fonds. [1936-1937]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 646006363

Harrison Brown positioned his life's work at the intersection of science and public policy. Born in Wyoming, he received his BS in chemistry from Berkeley and his PhD in nuclear chemistry from Johns Hopkins in 1941. After working in the Manhattan Project, both at the University of Chicago and at Oak Ridge on the production of plutonium, Brown became an outspoken opponent of nuclear weapons. In 1947 he joined the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists and at the end of his life was the editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He was the author or editor of more than ten books on social problems from the atomic bomb to the population explosion, including his most celebrated work, The Challenge of Man's Future (1954). He taught at the University of Chicago from 1946 to 1951, when he moved to Caltech, eventually holding a double appointment in the Geology and Humanities divisions. His early scientific studies on meteorites--for which he was awarded a prize in 1947 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)--were continued in along with work in mass spectroscopy, thermal diffusion, fluorine and plutonium chemistry, geochemistry and planetary structure. He served from 1962 to 1974 as foreign secretary of the National Academy of Sciences, as science adviser to the presidential campaigns of Adlai Stevenson and Robert Kennedy, and as delegate, advisor and committee member for numerous gover

nment, political and professional organizations.

From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79016807

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creatorOf Brown, Harrison, 1917-1986. Harrison Brown fonds. [1936-1937]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Collection, 1950-1991, 1961-1987 University of California, Santa Barbara. Davidson Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Montgomery Clift papers, 1933-1966 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Papers of the magazine Transition, 1933-1941. Houghton Library
creatorOf Brown, Harry, 1917-1986. Ocean's eleven / written by George Clayton Johnson. University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
creatorOf Ludwig, Edward, 1898-1982. Le réveil de la sorcière rouge / Edward Ludwig, réal. ; Garland Roark, aut. adapté ; Harry Brown, Kenneth Gamet, scénario ; Nathan Scott, comp. ; John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Thompson, Dunstan, 1918-1975. Papers of Dunstan Thompson, 1865-2009 (bulk 1918-2008). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Aigrain, P. (Pierre). International Science and Technology Journal interviews, 1962-1967. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Joseph Mayer Papers, 1920 - 1983 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, 1932-2005 Houghton Library
referencedIn Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Collection, Series 12: Audio-Visual, ca. 1956-1987 University of California, Santa Barbara. Davidson Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Records, 1952-1991. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
creatorOf Brown, Harrison, 1917-1986. Oral history interview with Harrison Brown. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Jones, Robert Clark, 1916-. Correspondence with David Enskog, Sydney Chapman, Harrison Brown, and Wendell H. Furry concerning the development of the theory of non-uniform gases, 1922-1946. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. Records, 1946-1951 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Manuscripts and proofs of New Directions books, 1937-1997. Houghton Library
creatorOf Brown, Harrison, 1917-1986. Papers. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Ludwig, Edward, 1898-1982. Le réveil de la sorcière rouge / Edward Ludwig, réal. ; Garland Roark, aut. adapté ; Harry Brown, Kenneth Gamet, scénario ; Nathan Scott, comp. ; John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Brown, Harry, 1917-1986. Harry P. Brown collection, 1937-1975. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963. Aldous Huxley letters and pamphlet, 1939-1970. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. Letters, 1947-1948, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Brown, Harry, 1917-1986. Arch of triumph : dialogue / by Harry Brown. Western Michigan University, Dwight B. Waldo Library
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associatedWith Brown, Rudd, person
associatedWith Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. corporateBody
associatedWith Clift, Montgomery person
associatedWith Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. corporateBody
associatedWith Enterprise Productions. corporateBody
associatedWith Greengroin, Artie, 1917-1986. person
associatedWith Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963. person
associatedWith Jones, Robert Clark, 1916- person
correspondedWith Mayer, Joseph Edward, 1904- person
associatedWith McNab, Peter, 1917-1986. person
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Remarque, Erich Maria, 1898-1970. person
associatedWith Thompson, Dunstan, 1918-1975. person
associatedWith Transition. corporateBody
correspondedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
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Las Vegas (Nev.)
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American literature
American poetry
Motion picture authorship
Motion picture plays
Photography
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Screenwriters
Authors, American
Poets, American
Dramatists
Geochemists
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Birth 1917-04-30

Death 1986-11-02

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