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Finding Aid for the Truesdell S. Brown Papers, ca. 1877-1991
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  • Organization and Arrangement
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Truesdell S. Brown Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1877-1991
    Collection number: 390
    Creator: Brown, Truesdell S. (Truesdell Sparhawk), 1906-
    Extent: 23 boxes (11.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Truesdell Sparhawk Brown (1906-1992) was a asssistant professor (1948-51), associate professor (1951-56), professor (1956-73) and professor emeritus of ancient history at UCLA and chairman of history department (1959-62). The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, reviews, photocopies, printed books, offprints, pamphlets, and cuttings.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Truesdell S. Brown Papers (Collection 390). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230422 


    Truesdell Sparhawk Brown was born on March 21, 1906 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; attended Haverford College, 1922-23; AB (1928), MA (1929), Harvard University; graduate study at University of Innsbruck, 1932-33; Ph.D, Columbia University, 1947; instructor in ancient history (1929-37), University of Colorado; instructor, then assistant professor (1940-47), University of Texas; lecturer (1947-48), asssistant professor (1948-51), associate professor (1951-56), professor (1956-73) and professor emeritus of ancient history, UCLA; chairman of history department, 1959-62; published works include Onesicritus: a study in Hellenistic Historiography (1949), Timaeus of Tauromenium (1958), and The Greek Historians (1973); Brown retired in 1973; he died on January 13, 1992 in Houston, Texas.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, reviews, photocopies, printed books, offprints, pamphlets, and cuttings of UCLA Hellenistic scholar Truesdell S. Brown.
    Portions of this collection are in German, French, Italian and Greek.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence and related material (Box 1).
    2. Classical authors (Boxes 1-11).
    3. Classical scholarship (Boxes 12-14}.
    4. Printed books (Box 15).
    5. Offprints, pamphlets, cuttings (Boxes 16-23).
    6. Unsorted (Box 24).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Brown, Truesdell S. (Truesdell Sparhawk), 1906- --Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of History--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Historians--United States--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.