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Guide to the Brown Family Papers
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Brown Family papers
    Dates: 1910-1976
    Collection number: MS 36
    Creator: Brown family.
    Creator: Brown, Fred.
    Collection Size: .75 linear feet (2 boxes)
    Repository: African American Museum and Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: The Brown Family papers include photographs, an oral history, and notes on the Brown family genealogy. The bulk of the papers are photographs documenting the Brown, Clark, and Watkins families, most of which are photographs of various social gatherings around Palo Alto, California in the 1910s. There are also a number of photographs documenting horse racing, ranching, and harvesting at a ranch in Woodland, California in the 1910s. The papers include a photograph album created by Fred Brown when he stationed at Patterson Field, Ft. Campbell, Kahuku Army Airfield and Saipan during World War II.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

    Access Restrictions

    Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish from the Brown Family Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum and Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    Brown Family papers, MS 36, African American Museum and Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sean Heyliger, 05/15/2013.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Brown Family papers include photographs, an oral history, and notes on the Brown family’s genealogy. The bulk of the papers are photographs documenting the Brown, Clark, and Watkins families, most of which are photographs of various social gatherings around Palo Alto, California in the 1910s. There are also a number of photographs documenting horse racing, ranching, and harvesting at a ranch in Woodland, California in the 1910s. The papers include a photograph album created by Fred Brown when he stationed at Patterson Field, Ft. Campbell, Kahuku Army Airfield and Saipan during World War II. The photograph album includes 191 photographs of military life on the Kahuku Army Airfield and around Laie, Hawaii; the 1945 Poi Bowl football between Army and Navy at Furlong Field; and Saipan following the Battle of Saipan in 1944. The papers also include a transcript of an oral history conducted with Walter Brown in 1976 by Carla Ehat and Ann Kent about his recollections of his father working at Kentfield, the estate of Albert Emmett Kent, and a file of notes on the Brown family genealogy.

    Arrangement

    Series I. Photographs Series II. Family history

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    World War, 1939-1945--African Americans.
    African Americans--Military service--1940-1960.
    African American--Families.
    Ranches--California--History.
    Horse racing--California--History.
    Harvesting--1900-1920.
    World War, 1939-1945--Hawaii.
    World War, 1939-1945--Saipan.
    Kahuku Army Airfield.