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Joseph Brown Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3287

This collection houses photographs, slides, negatives, correspondence, and publications documenting the life and work of sculptor and professor Joseph Brown.

Interested researchers may also wish to consult MS.1884: Joseph Brown Collection, 1927-circa 1989 for more information about Brown's life and work.

Dates

  • 1933-1990

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses photographs, slides, negatives, correspondence, and publications documenting the life and work of sculptor and professor Joseph Brown.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Brown was born to Max and Lena (Novak) Brown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1909. He studied at Temple University from 1927 to 1931 but did not graduate. Temple later awarded him an honorary BS degree and Brown earned his DFA there in 1980. Brown began a career as a professional boxer in 1929 but abandoned it in 1931 to become a studio assistant to his sculpting mentor, Dr. R. Tait McKenzie, at Princeton University. After marrying Gwyneth Noreen King (1908-1985) on August 19, 1939, Brown began teaching and sculpting at Princeton, where he spent the rest of his academic career. His work was also featured in a number of one-man and group shows and is part of the permanent collections at such institutions as the New Jersey Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Kennedy Memorial Library, Madison Square Garden, and the National Academy of Design. Joseph Brown died on March 12, 1985 in Princeton, New Jersey.

Arrangement

Collection consists of two boxes divided into two series; Series I: Visual Materials, 1933-1989 and Series II: Correspondence and Other Papers, 1933-1990.

Acquisition Note

Dr. Andrew Kozar donated these papers to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections on October 3, 2007.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480