Earl Brown papers, 1934-1976.


Brown, Earl, 1903-1980. Earl Brown papers, 1934-1976.

Earl Brown papers, 1934-1976.

The Earl Brown Papers document aspects of his journalistic and political career and include correspondence files, 1934-1960, containing critiques of Brown's articles, responses to article proposals, letters requesting Brown to serve on committees, telegrams concerning meeting schedules, letters (1957) related to revisions of U.S. Senate Rule 22 (which pertains to breaking a filibuster), and minutes of committee meetings. Some of the correspondents are New York state elected officials Lieutenant Governor Charles Polletti, Senator Robert F. Wagner, Governor Herbert Lehman and Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Organizations include the National Democratic Committee, Council for Democracy and the National Urban League. Brown's writings consist of drafts of his memoirs and observations as a public official including discussions about the way African Americans have voted in New York city and state elections (1970s), in addition to a commencement address (1952), and copies of his published articles. Also included are copies of legislation sponsored by Brown as a City councilman (1950-1952), certificates, and a scrapbook of news clippings documenting Brown's political activities, 1949-1961.

.7 lin. ft. (1 archival box, 1 print box)

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