Guide to the Olive Lyle Brown Papers, 1919-1970


Brown was a neurologist. The collection includes printed material, correspondence, clippings, and reprints.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
Olive Lyle Brown papers
Brown, Olive Lyle
1.75 Linear Feet, 300 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English and French

Collection Overview

Olive Lyle Brown was a neurologist. This collection contains clippings, eye charts, notes on lectures and radio programs; a rough draft and published copy of Your Innate Power, which concerns the human brain or techniques to enhance one's consciousness. Also included is a photocopy of a notebook, kept by Roger Vittoz, a Swiss neurologist.

Restrictions on Access & Use

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Your Innate Power by Olive L. Brown
Box 1
Photocopy of a notebook kept by Roger Vittoz
Box 1
Eye Charts
Box 1
Box 2
Box 2
Innate Power Final Manuscript
Box 2
Box 2
Translation of Roger Vittoz book with notes
Box 2
Notes and Miscellaneous
Box 2
Box 2

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Olive Lyle Brown Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The Olive Lyle Brown Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1979.

Processing Information

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, July 2011