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Preliminary Guide to the Frank C. Brown Papers, 1899 - 1943

Abstract

Frank Clyde Brown (1870-1943) served as Professor of English at Trinity College and Duke University, and as Comptroller and University Marshall of Duke University. He oversaw the initial construction of Duke University's West Campus and the renovation of East Campus. Brown also founded the North Carolina Folklore Society. The Frank C. Brown Papers contain correspondence, logs, diaries, reports, lantern slides, notebooks, clippings, a scrapbook, and other materials. While some papers relate to teaching and English department activities, the bulk of the collection concerns the construction of Duke University, including correspondence with the Horace Trumbauer architectural firm, builder and manufacturer information, construction progress reports, travel diaries of visits to other campuses, and records of James B. Duke's views on architecture and involvement in campus planning.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Frank C. Brown papers 1899-1943
Creator
Brown, Frank Clyde, 1870-1943.
Extent
30 Linear Feet , 20,000 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

The Frank C. Brown Papers include both Personal papers and Subject files relating to his career as a student, professor, and folklorist and also to his role in the construction of the Duke University campuses. The Personal papers series includes correspondence, biographical information, writings, addresses, lectures, clippings, diaries, coursework, blueprints, and slides. It includes correspondence with the Horace Trumbauer architectural firm, manufacturers' literature, construction progress reports, diaries of trips made in 1924 and 1926 to look at other campuses, and a lantern slide presentation on the campus. This series contains records documenting James B. Duke's views on architecture and his involvement in the planning of the campus. Also present is a diary/scrapbook kept by Brown and President William Preston Few during a 1924 tour during which they visited some twenty colleges and universities around the Eastern United States.

Subject files series contains the alphabetical office files of Frank C. Brown. The bulk of the files pertain to the construction of the Duke University campuses and include information on planning, design, building materials, furnishings, builders, manufacturers, and vendors. A few items interfiled in the Subject files series relate to Brown's activities as a faculty member and as a member of professional and academic organizations.

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Contents of the Collection

The Personal papers series includes correspondence, biographical information, writings, addresses, lectures, clippings, diaries, coursework, blueprints, and slides. Some material relates to Brown's work as a student, professor, and folklorist, but the majority of the papers concern Brown's role in the construction of the Duke University campus. It includes correspondence with the Horace Trumbauer architectural firm, manufacturers' literature, construction progress reports, diaries of trips made in 1924 and 1926 to look at other campuses, and a lantern slide presentation on the campus. This series contains records documenting James B. Duke's views on architecture and his involvement in the planning of the campus. Also present is a diary/scrapbook kept by Brown and President William Preston Few during a 1924 tour during which they visited some twenty colleges and universities around the Eastern United States. In addition, the collection features speeches and writings by others about Brown and on the North Carolina Folklore Society.

Biographical sketch
Box 1
I Knew Frank Clyde Brown
Box 1
Fifty Years of the North Carolina Folklore Society
Box 1
Correspondence, Feb. 1909-Mar. 1928
Box 1
Correspondence, Apr. 1928-June 1943 and undated
Box 2
Shakespeare Tercentenary Celebration, 1916
Box 2
Proofs of grammar book
Box 2
Miscellaneous notes and memorabilia
Box 2
Trumbauer correspondence [reference copies], Dec. 1924-Aug. 16, 1926
Box 3
J. B. Duke views on design
Box 3
Trumbauer correspondence [reference copies], Aug. 16, 1926-Sept. 27, 1926
Box 4
Diaries on construction of campus
[2 vols.]
Box 4
Travel log

Idea book from Brown's trip to the University of Chicago containing his observations on buildings and furnishings.

Box 4
Progress reports, March-Sept. 1927
Box 5
Hardware
Box 5
Paint, stone, etc.
Box 5
Blueprints
Box 5
M.A. Thesis: The Literary Influence of Byron on Shelley, 1902
Box 6
Data on Elkanah Settle; Drawings and plates from The Empress of Morocco
Box 6
Addresses and lectures
Box 6
Clippings
Box 6
Course notebooks [Univ. of Chicago], 1899-1901, 1906-1907
Box 7-8
Trumbauer correspondence [originals], 1924-1927
Box 9
Manufacturers' literature
Box 10
Log books, 1925-1926
Box 11
Glass slides: Woman's College and Duke Forest
Box 12
Glass slides: Duke University and Duke Forest
Box 13
Diary of W. P. Few and F. C. Brown trip to various universities to collect data for construction of Duke University, March-April 1924
Box 14
Views and plans of various colleges and universities
Box 15

This series contains Subject files of Frank C. Brown. The bulk of the files pertain to the construction of the Duke University campuses and include information on planning, design, building materials, furnishings, builders, manufacturers, and vendors. A few items interfiled in the Subject files series relate to Brown's activities as a faculty member and as a member of professional and academic organizations.

Ordered alphabetically.

Acoustic Correcting
Box 16
Adding Machines
Box 16
Addresses of Secretaries, Comptrollers, and Other University Officials by Institutions
Box 16
Air Compressors
Box 16
Air Filters
Box 16
Air Washers
Box 16
Allocations of Offices and Classrooms
Box 16
Alms Basin (Duke University)
Box 16
Alpha Chemical Company
Box 16
Alteneder and Sons, Theo. [Drawing Instruments]
Box 16
Alumni Activities
Box 16
Alumni: Duke University
Box 16
American Association of Teachers of Journalism
Box 16
American Association of University Professors
Box 16
American Blower Company
Box 16
American Council on Education
Box 16
American Engineering Company
Box 16
American Hospital Association
Box 16
American Literary Journal
Box 16
American Seating Company
Box 16
Amplifiers and Loud Speakers
Box 16
Anchors - Floor
Box 16
Animal Cages
Box 16
Anson Brick and Tile Company
Box 16
Antiques
Box 16
Architects
Box 16
Athletics
Box 16
Biology
Box 16
Boarding Houses
Box 16
Chemistry
Box 16
Draughtsman
Box 16
Education
Box 16
Engineering
Box 16
Fraternities (For Housing in New Dormitories)
Box 16
Gardener
Box 16
General
Box 16
Hostesses in Dormitories
Box 16
Laundrymen
Box 16
Maids
Box 16
Mathematics
Box 16
Medical School and Hospital
Box 16
Music
Box 16
Publicity
Box 16
Purchasing Agents
Box 16
Space in New Classrooms
Box 16
Appointments: Preachers
Box 16
Arboretum and Museum of Natural History
Box 16
Architects
Box 16
Architects: List Of
Box 16
Architectural Forum
Box 16
Architectural Record
Box 16
Architecture
Box 16
Art Supplies
Box 16
Association of College and University Unions
Box 16
Association of University and College Business Officers of the Eastern States
Box 16
Athletic Goods
Box 16
Athletics For Women
Box 16
Atlantic Screen and Weather Strip Company
Box 16
Auctioneers
Box 16
Austin-Heaton Company [burlap bags]
Box 16
Autoclaves
Box 16
Automobiles: Estimates on Cost
Box 16
Automobile Accessories
Box 16
Avera Bible Lectures
Box 16
Awnings and Tents
Box 16
Badges For Workmen
Box 16
Bain-Kimball-Milam Company [memorials, marble and granite]
Box 16
Bakelite
Box 16
Baker and Taylor Company Company [books]
Box 16
Baldwin, R.L., Company [draperies]
Box 16
Balers
Box 16
Ball-Bearing Trolley
Box 16
Baltimore Electric Blue-Print Company
Box 16
Barbershop and Barber Supplies
Box 16
Barney, E.E. [suction pump]
Box 16
Barth, L., and Company [hotel equipment]
Box 16
Bassett, L.P. [door screens]
Box 16
Bathroom Cabinets: Miami
Box 16
Bausch and Lomb Optical
Box 16
Bayer Company, The [valve stems]
Box 16
Beaty, Guy M. [Pipe and Boiler Coverings]
Box 16
Beck Engraving Company
Box 16
Bed Braces, Chair Braces, and Guides
Box 16
Bells
Box 16
Bibles
Box 16
Cement Floor-- Science Building
Box 16
Painting
Box 16
Pipe Covering
Box 16
Printing
Box 16
Southgate Hall Floors
Box 16
Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company
Box 16
Bills of Lading
Box 16
Bills Payable
Box 16
Bills Payable: Clements
Box 16
Bills Receivable
Box 16
Binoculars
Box 16
Bird Supplies
Box 16
Bittner, W.A., Company [electrical sales agents]
Box 16
Blackboards
Box 16
Blacksmith Equipment
Box 16
Blank Forms: University Receiving and Purchasing Departments
Box 16
Blinds
Box 16
Block, N., and Company [Iron, Steel, Metal, and Second-Hand Machinery]
Box 17
Board of Education: Durham County
Box 17
Board of Health
Box 17
Boiler Coating
Box 17
Bonsal, W.R., Company [gravel and sand]
Box 17
Book Shop
Box 17
Bookcases
Box 17
Books: Architecture
Box 17
Books: Business
Box 17
Books: Business-- Baker and Taylor
Box 17
Books: Furniture
Box 17
Borden Brick and Tile Company
Box 17
Botany and Zoology, Chemistry, and Physics: Specifications
Box 17
Bradford and Company, Incorporated [felt, leather, textile, and paper specialties]
Box 17
Bradshaw, William [payment]
Box 17
Branscombe, Professor B.H. [freight and drayage]
Box 17
Branson
Box 17
Breedlove, J.P. [librarian]
Box 17
Breneman Company [shades]
Box 17
Brent, C.S., Seed Company
Box 17
Brooms
Box 17
Brown, Frank C. (Personal)
Box 17
Brumby Chair Company
Box 17
Brushes
Box 17
Budd-Piper Roofing Company
Box 17
Building Correspondence: Yale
Box 17
Building Correspondence: Harvard
Box 17
Building Correspondence: Cornell
Box 17
Brick
Box 17
Cement
Box 17
Freight
Box 17
Lime
Box 17
Lumber, Millwork
Box 17
Lumber, Millwork-- Bids and Estimates
Box 17
Marble (Old Campus)
Box 17
Miscellaneous
Box 17
Plastering
Box 17
Roofing
Box 17
Sand
Box 17
Stone
Box 17
Stone Option
Box 17
Stucco
Box 17
Tile
Box 17
Woodwork
Box 17
Building Plans: Auditorium (Old Campus)
Box 17
Building Plans: Bids and Estimates (Buildings)
Box 17
Buildings and Grounds
Box 17
Buildings: Construction Engineers
Box 17
Buildings, Cheap
Box 17
Buildings: Cost Of (Durham City Schools)
Box 17
Buildings: Old and New Campuses (Names Of)
Box 17
Buildings, Old Campus: Acceptances and Authorizations
Box 17
Caldwell, Edward F., and Company [gas and electrical light fixtures]
Box 17
Cambridge Botanical Supply Company
Box 17
Caraleigh Phosphate and Fertilizer Works
Box 17
Carolina Hardware Company
Box 17
Carolina Heating and Engineering Company
Box 17
Carolina Motor Club
Box 17
Carolina Power and Light Company
Box 17
Carolina Radiator and Body Glass Works
Box 17
Carolina Standard Gas Products Company
Box 17
Cary Lumber Company
Box 17
Central Contracting Company
Box 17
Charak Furniture Company
Box 17
Chicago Pump Company
Box 17
Christian and Harward [furniture]
Box 17
Christian and King Printing Company
Box 17
Christian, L.M. [payment]
Box 17
Christian Transfer Company
Box 17
Christmas Sign Shop
Box 17
City of Durham
Box 17
Clancy, J.R., Incorporated [stage screws]
Box 17
Clark, S.T. [payment]
Box 17
Clifford Smith Company, The [manufacturers and jobbers]
Box 17
Coleman's [Drug Store]
Box 17
College Entrance Examination Board [CEEB]
Box 17
Colson Company of Baltimore [trucks]
Box 17
Commencement
Box 17
Continental Furniture Company
Box 17
Cotrell and Leonard [cap and gown]
Box 17
Cotton Goods Supply Company
Box 17
Cox and Sons and Viving [caps and gowns]
Box 17
Crane Company [Globe valves]
Box 17
Cranford, Dr. W.I. [wood]
Box 17
Credle, S.M. [payment]
Box 17
Crouse-Hinds Company [flood light parts]
Box 17
Crumpacker, A. [payment]
Box 17
Week Ending 10/28/26
Box 17
Week Ending 11/04/26
Box 17
Week Ending 11/11/26
Box 17
Week Ending 11/18/26
Box 17
Week Ending 11/26/26
Box 17
Week Ending 12/02/26
Box 17
Week Ending 12/09/26
Box 17
Week Ending 12/16/26
Box 17
Week Ending 12/23/26
Box 17
Week Ending 12/30/26
Box 17
Week Ending 1/06/27
Box 17
Week Ending 1/13/27
Box 17
Week Ending 1/19/27
Box 17
Week Ending 1/28/27
Box 17
Week Ending 2/03/27
Box 17
Week Ending 2/10/27
Box 17
Week Ending 2/17/27
Box 17
Week Ending 2/24/27
Box 17
Week Ending 3/03/27
Box 17
Week Ending 3/10/27
Box 17
Week Ending 3/17/27
Box 17
Week Ending 3/24/27
Box 17
Week Ending 4/07/27
Box 17
Week Ending 4/14/27
Box 17
Week Ending 4/21/27
Box 17
Week Ending 4/28/27
Box 17
Week Ending 5/05/27
Box 17
Week Ending 5/12/27
Box 17
Week Ending 5/19/27
Box 17
Week Ending 6/02/27
Box 17
Week Ending 6/09/27
Box 17
Week Ending 6/16/27
Box 18
Week Ending 6/23/27
Box 18
Week Ending 6/30/27
Box 18
Week Ending 7/07/27
Box 18
Week Ending 7/14/27
Box 18
Week Ending 7/21/27
Box 18
Week Ending 7/28/27
Box 18
Week Ending 8/04/27
Box 18
Week Ending 8/11/27
Box 18
Week Ending 8/18/27
Box 18
Week Ending 8/25/27
Box 18
Week Ending 8/31/27
Box 18
Week Ending 9/07/27
Box 18
Davis [drafting]
Box 18
Day Log: Heating Plant, August, 1927
Box 18
Day Log: Heating Plant, September, 1927
Box 18
Dermott Heating Company
Box 18
Devereux Studios (valences and curtains)
Box 18
Dewey Brothers, Incorporated [founders and machinists]
Box 18
Dietzgen, Eugene, Company [tracing cloth, wire]
Box 18
Dillon, James L. and Company [photographic prints]
Box 18
Dillon Supply Company [mill supplies and machinery]
Box 18
Display Stage Lighting Company
Box 18
Dize Awning and Tent Company
Box 18
Dodge Coach Receipts
Box 18
Doehler Furniture Company
Box 18
Dowdee, J.W. [galvanized iron tank, roofing and sheet metal works]
Box 18
Doyle Florist
Box 18
Duke, Mrs. B.N.
Box 18
Duke Construction Company
Box 18
Duke Endowment, The
Box 18
Duke University
Box 18
Duke University Heating Plant
Box 18
Duke University Store
Box 18
Dulany-Vernay Company [japanese lanterns]
Box 18
DuPont, DeNemours, and Company, E.I. [paints and varnishes]
Box 18
Durham, History of
Box 18
Durham Auction Company
Box 18
Durham Battery and Electrical Company
Box 18
Durham Blue Printers
Box 18
Durham Book and Stationary
Box 18
Durham Brazing and Welding Works
Box 18
Durham Foundry and Machine Works
Box 18
Durham Granite Company
Box 18
Durham Hosiery Mills
Box 18
Durham Ice Cream Company
Box 18
Durham Iron Works
Box 18
Durham Lumber Company
Box 18
Durham Mattress Company
Box 18
Durham Morning Herald
Box 18
Durham Paint Company
Box 18
Durham Public Service Company
Box 18
Durham Seed House
Box 18
Durham Shade Works
Box 18
Durham Sign Works
Box 18
Durham and Southern Railway
Box 18
Durham Sun
Box 18
Electric Blueprint Company
Box 18
Ellerbrock, Lawrence, Incorporated [hotel and institution kitchen serving equipment]
Box 18
Elliott, Charles H. and Company [office supplies]
Box 18
Elliott Furniture Company
Box 18
Ellis- Stone and Company [cloths and spreads]
Box 18
Erwin Cotton Mills Company
Box 18
Erwin, W.A. [mules, wagon, and harness]
Box 18
Express
Box 18
Faulkner, Littlejohn [signs]
Box 18
Federal Equipment Company
Box 18
Firch Dustdown Company [cleaning supplies]
Box 18
Five Points Automobile Company
Box 18
Five Points Drug Company
Box 18
Floor Covering
Box 18
Floor Covering: Linoleum
Box 18
Floor Grips
Box 18
Floor Machinery
Box 18
Floors and Flooring
Box 18
Floors: Finished
Box 18
Flour
Box 18
Flowers, Artificial
Box 18
Fogle Furniture Company
Box 18
Folk--Lore
Box 18
Follow-Up: Loans
Box 18
Ford U Drive It System
Box 18
9-19 October, 1926
Box 18
20 October-22 November, 1926
Box 18
23 November-31 December, 1926
Box 18
1 January-11 February, 1927
Box 18
12 February-21 March, 1927
Box 18
22 March-30 April, 1927
Box 19
1 May-27 June, 1927
Box 19
28 June-16 August, 1927
Box 19
17 August-10 September, 1927
Box 19
Forestry and Forest Development
Box 19
Forsyth Furniture Lines, Incorporated
Box 19
Foundations and Scholarships
Box 19
Frames: Picture, Pier, Mantle, et cetera
Box 19
Fraternities: Finances
Box 19
Fraternity Houses
Box 19
Frederick Post Company [drawing materials, blueprint paper]
Box 19
Freight Bills
Box 19
Freight Shipments
Box 19
Fuller, Ralph [payment for surveying]
Box 19
Fuller Brush Company
Box 19
Auditorium
Box 19
Auditorium- New Campus
Box 19
Benches
Box 19
Chairs
Box 19
Classroom
Box 19
Decorations
Box 19
Dining Room
Box 19
Dormitories
Box 19
Folding Chairs and Tables
Box 19
General-Desks
Box 19
General-Prices
Box 19
Library
Box 19
Office
Box 19
Pianos
Box 19
Polish
Box 19
School
Box 19
Steel
Box 19
Stools
Box 19
Furniture and Other Materials Available
Box 20
Game Preserve
Box 20
Gardens
Box 20
Gas: Cost in Other Cities
Box 20
Gas and Electricity: Charges and Rates
Box 20
Gas and Oil: Prices and Contracts
Box 20
Gas Meters: Calorimeters
Box 20
Gateway's Stores, Incorporated
Box 20
General Education Board
Box 20
General Electric Company
Box 20
General Equipment Company
Box 20
Glass
Box 20
Glassware
Box 20
Glynn-Johnson Corporation [door holding equipment]
Box 20
Gonella Marble and Granite Works
Box 20
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Box 20
Grand Central Garage
Box 20
Grant, Charlers B. [plumbing and heating]
Box 20
Grant, John [bookseller]
Box 20
Gray, G.W. [horse-shoer]
Box 20
Gray and Creech Incorporated [mill agents- distributors]
Box 20
Graybar Electric Company
Box 20
Green, Robert M., and Sons [soda fountains]
Box 20
Greenhouses
Box 20
Greensboro Hardware Company
Box 20
Griggs Sales Company, Incorporated
Box 20
Grime, Edwin M. [payment of expenses]
Box 20
Grounds
Box 20
Guides
Box 20
Gymnasium: Old Campus-- Maintenance
Box 20
Hall, B.M.--Correspondence
Box 20
Hall, B.M.-- Requisitions and Time Sheets
Box 20
Butts
Box 20
Doors
Box 20
Fences
Box 21
Locks
Box 21
Miscellaneous
Box 21
Paints and Glass-- Prices and Estimates
Box 21
Paint Finishes
Box 21
Paints, Varnishes, and Glass
Box 21
Paints-- Vortex Manufacturing Company
Box 21
Paints for Automobiles
Box 21
Panic Bolts
Box 21
Prices
Box 21
Sash Pulleys
Box 21
Screens
Box 21
Screens
Box 21
Shades
Box 21
Shades
Box 21
Shovels
Box 21
Stage
Box 21
Telescopic Hoists
Box 21
Wire
Box 21
Harrell, M.P. [lye]
Box 21
Harris-Dolian [mattresses and pillows]
Box 21
Harrison, D.R. [floor cleaning]
Box 21
Heating Control for the Various Buildings
Box 21
Heating: Estimates and Contracts
Box 21
Heating: Old Buildings and New
Box 21
Heating Plant: Daily Records
Box 21
Heating: Radiator Covers
Box 21
Herald-Sun Papers
Box 21
Herbarium Cases
Box 21
Hester, J.H. [moving furniture]
Box 21
Hibberd Florist
Box 21
Higher Degrees- Other Institutions
Box 21
Highways of North Carolina
Box 21
Hobart Manufacturing Company [washing machines]
Box 21
Hobgood and Broadwell [radiator service]
Box 21
Hoists and Conveyors
Box 21
Holcomb, J.I., Manufacturing Company [cleaning brushes and sanitary aids]
Box 21
Holland Brothers [furniture- chairs]
Box 21
Holloway, A.L. and Son [tires]
Box 21
Home Insurance Agency
Box 21
Hood Brick Company
Box 21
Hopkins, Miss Emma B. [return receipt]
Box 21
Hose
Box 21
Hospital Consultants
Box 21
Hospital and Medical School: Equipment
Box 21
Hospital Lighting
Box 21
Hospital Steel Cabinets
Box 21
Hotel del Prado
Box 21
Hotels
Box 21
Hotel Gas and Storage Station
Box 21
Houses and Property for Sale
Box 21
Howard Dustless Duster Company
Box 21
Hunt, S.R. [moving shrubbery]
Box 21
Hymn Books
Box 21
Ice Machines
Box 21
Ideal Shade Company
Box 21
Incinerators
Box 21
Industrial Supply Corporation
Box 21
Infirmary Equipment
Box 21
Ink
Box 21
Inquiries Concerning Our Plans, et cetera
Box 21
Inquiries and Requests
Box 21
Inquiries: Honor System
Box 21
Insecticide
Box 21
Institute of International Education
Box 21
Institute of International Relations
Box 21
Insurance Data
Box 21
Insurance: Employers' Liability Policy and Endorsement
Box 21
Insurance: Fire
Box 21
Insurance: Life-- University
Box 21
Insurance Liabilities
Box 21
Insurance Analysis Reports
Box 21
Insurance and Loans Companies
Box 21
Insurance Policies and Bonds
Box 21
Insurance on New Dormitories
Box 21
Insurance Policies: Automobiles
Box 21
Interior Decorations: Murphy Varnish Company
Box 21
International Congress of Americanists
Box 21
International Silver Company
Box 21
Interstate Commerce Commission
Box 21
Interstate Telephone and Telegraph Company
Box 21
Iron and Copper: Toncan
Box 21
Iron Specialties
Box 21
Ivey, J.B., and Company [department stores]
Box 21
Janitors' Supplies
Box 21
Johnson and Faulkner [velvet]
Box 21
Johnson Service Company [greenhouse]
Box 21
Johnson Studio [photography]
Box 21
Johns-Manville [packing sheets]
Box 21
Jones and Frasier [watchmakers, manufacturing jewelers, china]
Box 21
Jourdan Transfer Company [hauling furniture]
Box 21
Jourdan, C.E. [brooms]
Box 21
Journalism: American Association of Schools...
Box 21
Junaluska Summer School
Box 21
Kane, George W.-- Contractor [rock delivery]
Box 21
Karagheusian, A.M., Incorporated [domestic floor coverings]
Box 21
Kellogg Switchboard and Supply Company
Box 21
Kemitex Products Company
Box 21
Kueffel and Esser Company [drawing materials, mathematical
Box 21
surveying instruments, measuring tapes]
Box 21
Kewaunee Manufacturing Company [laboratory furniture]
Box 21
Key Data: Abbreviations
Box 21
Keys: Cabinets, Master Key Schedule, and Receipts and Other Data
Box 21
King, H.C.-- Service Station
Box 21
Kitchen and Hospital Equipment: Tidewater Sales Corporation
Box 21
Kitchen and Store Equipment: Bishop and Babcock Sales Company
Box 21
Kitchen Equipment
Box 22
Klear Flax Linen Looms
Box 22
Kleine, George W. [railway express]
Box 22
Kleigl Brothers [lighting]
Box 22
Kress [ash trays]
Box 22
Kubar Manufacturing Company [asbestos, textiles, paints, and chemicals]
Box 22
Laboratory Apparatus: Westinghouse
Box 22
Laboratory Equipment
Box 22
Laboratory Equipment: Welch Manufacturing Company
Box 22
Laboratory Furniture and Equipment
Box 22
Laboratory Furniture and Equipment: Data
Box 22
Laboratory Furniture and Equipment: Kewaunee Manufacturing Company
Box 22
Laboratory Supplies
Box 22
Laboratory Tests
Box 22
Lamps
Box 22
Land
Box 22
Land File (F.C.B.)
Box 22
Lander, M.H. (drawing)
Box 22
Landscape Architects
Box 22
Landscape Plans: East Campus
Box 22
Lang and Foot Carpets, Incorporated
Box 22
Lantern Slides: Troy Studio
Box 22
Lanterns: Japanese
Box 22
Lathes and Arbors
Box 23
Latta, E.J., Roofing Company
Box 23
Laundry
Box 23
Law Schedules
Box 23
Lecturers
Box 23
Lectures and Entertainment
Box 23
Lettering and Letters: Bronze
Box 23
Libraries: Prospective
Box 23
Library Committee
Box 23
Lifts
Box 23
Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company
Box 23
Lighting
Box 23
Lightning Rods
Box 23
Lincoln Hospital
Box 23
Lindley Nurseries, Incorporated
Box 23
Linoleum: Samples Of
Box 23
Lipscomb-Gattis Company(gloves)
Box 23
Lithoprinting: Edwards Company
Box 23
Lloyd, A.E., and Company (hardware, paints, building materials)
Box 23
Loaders, Portable
Box 23
Lockers and Shelving: Steel-- Fred Medart Company
Box 23
Long Distance Calls
Box 23
Long, E.J.(painting and decorations)
Box 23
Long, Orin(payment)
Box 23
Love, John(opera seats)
Box 23
Lumber: Memoranda
Box 23
Lubrication and Filtration System
Box 23
Lyon, W.C., Company (hardware, stoves, cutlery, glass, paints, oils, varnishes, lime, plaster, cement, harness, and saddlery)
Box 23
MacBeth Daylighting Company
Box 23
McDonald, D., and Company(gas meters)
Box 23
McDonald Paint and Specialty Company
Box 23
Macey Company(office supplies and furniture)
Box 23
McGuire, F.J.(bricksand)
Box 23
Machinery
Box 23
Machines: Mailing, Stamping, Recording, Numbering, etc.
Box 24
Mack International Motor Truck Corporation
Box 24
Maftex: Insulation Board
Box 24
Mailing Devices: Prices
Box 24
Maintenance: Duke University
Box 24
Manure
Box 24
Manuscripts: Addresses, Articles
Box 24
Manuscript Cases
Box 24
Marble: Georgia
Box 24
Markham and Jones Company (fertilizers, farm implements)
Box 24
Martha Washington Tea Room(place cards)
Box 24
Materials Taken by Whitted
Box 24
Materials Used: Heating Plant
Box 24
Materials Used
Box 24
Mattreses and Pillows
Box 24
May Day
Box 24
May, D.C.(painting, papering and decorating)
Box 24
Medals: Gold, Silver, and Bronze
Box 24
Medals: Schwartz, Kirwin, and Fauss
Box 24
Medart, Fred, Manufacturing Company(lockers and keys)
Box 24
Medical Research
Box 24
Medical School and Hospital
Box 24
Meetings Outside of Durham
Box 24
Memoranda of Furniture on Hand
Box 24
Memorial Exercises in Memory of J.B. Duke
Box 24
Memorials, Tablets, Stars, Windows
Box 24
Merrymount Press: D.B. Updike
Box 24
Metal: Magnolia Metal Company
Box 24
Metal Coating
Box 24
Metal Furniture: Bedroom
Box 24
Metal Lath
Box 24
Metal Lath Hangers:"Tie-To" Inserts
Box 24
Metal Products: Erie Art Metal Company
Box 24
Meters
Box 24
Microscope and Projection Apparatus
Box 24
Milk: Consignments
Box 24
Mill: Power Supply Company
Box 24
Millwork: Estimates
Box 24
Mint, Edward W., Company (painting, decorating)
Box 24
Minutes and Memoranda of Meetings at the Duke Endowment Office
Box 24
Minutes: Building
Box 24
Minutes: Committee on Business Administration of Expenditures
Box 24
Mirrors: Furst Brothers and Company
Box 24
Mitchell, A.S., Hardware Company
Box 24
Mitchell Woodbury Company (china, pottery, glass, silverware, kitchen equipment, hotel supplies)
Box 24
Models (of buildings)
Box 24
Modern Electric Company
Box 24
Modern Hospital Publishing Company
Box 24
Morrison Manufacturing Company(bar, counter)
Box 24
Morrow, R.B.(filing clerk, 9/26-1/2/27)
Box 24
Moths: Recipes
Box 24
Motion Picture Machinery: Burke and James
Box 24
Motion Pictures: Bausch and Lomb
Box 24
Motors: Gasoline
Box 24
Mouldings
Box 24
Moving Picture Booth
Box 24
Moving Pictures and Apparatus
Box 24
Moving Pictures and Apparatus
Box 25
Multigraph Department
Box 25
Murray, W.R., Company (piano covers)
Box 25
Murrays, LTD: Booksellers
Box 25
Museum: Philadelphia
Box 25
Museum Cases
Box 25
Museum Jars, etc.
Box 25
Music: Choir
Box 25
Napkin Rings
Box 25
Nash, C.A. and Son, Incorporated (building material)
Box 25
National Bureau of Education
Box 25
National Products
Box 25
National Theater Supply Company
Box 25
National Youth Administration
Box 25
Necessity Manufacturing Company
Box 25
Neems, E.R. (chair repair)
Box 25
Nelson, Thomas, and Sons (publishers and importers)
Box 25
New England Sales Company (doorholders and doorstops)
Box 25
Newport Manufacturing Company (moulding)
Box 25
Newspaper Articles: Quarry
Box 25
Ney, B. and Sons (office easy chairs: Sikes Company)
Box 25
Noel Brothers Hardware Company
Box 25
Noiseless Chairslide Company
Box 25
North Carolina Bankers Association
Box 25
North Carolina Bar Association
Box 25
Architects
Box 25
Bids and Estimates
Box 25
Bids and Estimates
Box 25
Bids and Estimates
Box 25
Furniture and Fittings and Contracts
Box 25
Design and furnishings
Box 25
North Carolina Park Commission
Box 25
Nosings [brass]
Box 25
Numerals: Metal, Wood etc.
Box 25
Nurseries
Box 25
Nut Crackers
Box 25
Odell Hardware
Box 25
Office Assignments
Box 25
Office Equipment: Tabulating
Box 25
Offices: Memoranda and Agreements
Box 25
Offices: Requests For
Box 25
Official Communications from Deans, etc.
Box 25
Oil Burners
Box 25
Oil Filters: Burt Manufacturing Company
Box 25
Oil: Heating
Box 25
Oilers
Box 25
Organization
Box 25
Organs (musical)
Box 25
Organs (musical)
Box 25
Owl Pharmacy
Box 25
Oxford Orphanage
Box 25
Oxford Orphanage
Box 26
Oxford University Press
Box 26
Paint
Box 26
Painters
Box 26
Painting: Air Brush
Box 26
Paintings, Portraits
Box 26
Paper, Flags, Favors, Pencils, etc.
Box 26
Parker-Gardner Company [furniture, carpets, draperies, victrolas, and victor records]
Box 26
Partitions
Box 26
Paschall Brothers [plumbing]
Box 26
Payments
Box 26
Payroll (1926-1927)
Box 26
Peabody Drug Company
Box 26
Pearl Cotton Mills
Box 26
Pemberton, Mrs. Clarence [furniture hauling]
Box 26
Pencils and Pencil Leads
Box 26
Pencil Sharpeners
Box 26
Pennsylvania Axminster Carpet Company
Box 26
Persons Receiving Invitations to the Reception in 1926
Box 26
Persons Receiving Invitations to the Reception in 1927
Box 26
Phi Beta Kappa
Box 26
Phipps Hardware Company, Incorporated
Box 26
Photographs
Box 26
Physical Condition of Students
Box 26
Physics Scoring
Box 26
Pictures Sent to Mr. Gilbert
Box 26
Pipe and Pipe Fittings
Box 26
Pipe Hangers, etc.
Box 26
Pipe Laying
Box 26
Pipe
Box 26
Plastic Ornaments
Box 26
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company
Box 26
Plumbing
Box 26
Plymouth Quarries
Box 26
Pneumatic Tubes
Box 26
Police Force: Durham
Box 26
Police Officers
Box 26
Pollard Brothers [hardware stores]
Box 26
Pomona Terra Cotta Company
Box 27
Pope Furniture Company
Box 27
Post Office Boxes
Box 27
Post Office Equipment
Box 27
Postal Telegraph Company
Box 27
Powe, E.K., Jr. [storm sewer]
Box 27
Powell, Albert H., M.D. [treatmentof Mr. George Monnes]
Box 27
Power Plant
Box 27
Powers and Anderson Surgical Instrument Company
Box 27
Preserving Lumber against Termites
Box 27
Presidents
Box 27
Press Clipping Bureaus
Box 27
Pridgen and Jones [shoes-- rubber boots]
Box 27
Princeton Quarries [rough natural building stone]
Box 27
Printing [dies of seal, engravers, invitations]
Box 27
Printing [samples of, mimeographing, engraving]
Box 27
Prints
Box 27
Public Hardware Company
Box 27
Public Lectures Committee
Box 27
Public Lectures: Receipts
Box 27
Purchasing Department
Box 27
Radiator Covers- Mullins Manufacturing Company
Box 27
Radiator Covers- TriCo.
Box 27
Radiators: H.B. Smith Company
Box 27
Raleigh Granite Company [crushed granite]
Box 27
Ramsey's Studio [photographic work]
Box 27
Rand Kardex Corporation
Box 27
Rand McNally and Company [printing and publishing]
Box 27
Ranges: S.B. Sexton
Box 27
Rawls Knight Company [cloth]
Box 27
Receipts for express
Box 27
Receipts for Insured Mail
Box 27
Receipts for Reports: Work Done
Box 27
Receipts for Stock
Box 27
Receipts: Postal
Box 27
Recorders
Box 27
Reed and Barton [silversmiths, goldsmiths]
Box 27
Refrigeration
Box 27
Reports: Mr. Hall
Box 27
Reports: Materials Received and Payroll
Box 27
Reports on Progress of Erection of Buildings
Box 28
Requisitions
Box 28
Review of Reviews, Incorporated [sets of O. Henry]
Box 28
Rieder, W.A. [furniture- display cases]
Box 28
Riggs, Distler, and Company [mechanical and electrical construction]
Box 28
Riley, S.O. [court costs]
Box 28
Road Building
Box 28
Roads and Road Covering- Tarvia
Box 28
Rochelle, S.E. [bicycles, motorcycles, radios, guns, locks, general repairs, and keys]
Box 28
Rochelle, Z.E. [crushed stone]
Box 28
Rogers Drug Company
Box 29
Roofing
Box 29
Rope: Wire- A. Lescher and Sons Rope Company
Box 29
Rose Agency [office outfitters/ pencils]
Box 29
Rosner Sales Agency, Incorporated [linens]
Box 29
Ross, F.H., and Company, Incorporated [robes, napkins, table linens]
Box 29
Rowe, Marcellus [manure]
Box 29
Royall and Borden [furniture and rugs]
Box 29
Russel and Erwin Manufacturing Company [New Britain, Connecticut]
Box 29
Safes: Mosler Safe Company
Box 29
Sargent and Company [New Haven, Connecticut]
Box 29
Sash Cords: Silver Lake Company
Box 29
Scalecide [Insecticide]
Box 29
Scarborough and Hargett [funeral services for Mrs. Josh Hopson]
Box 29
Schoettle, Edwin J., Company [paper boxes and mailing tubes]
Box 29
School of Religion: Rental of Gowns
Box 29
Scientific and Cinema Supply Company
Box 29
Scientific Apparatus: Physics
Box 29
Scott, E.T., Company [furniture and supplies for barbers and beauty parlors]
Box 29
Screens and Casement Windows
Box 29
Sears, I.L. [tobacco]
Box 29
Seeds: T.W. Woods and Sons
Box 29
Seeman, E.A. [book- "History of Durham"]
Box 29
Seeman Printery
Box 29
Separk Foundry
Box 29
Sewer Cleaning Equipment
Box 29
Shades
Box 29
Sharpe and Coleman Company [explosives]
Box 29
Shaw, R.J. [manure]
Box 29
Shearer, W.O., Motor Company
Box 29
Shearman Concrete Pipe Company
Box 29
Shelving, Steel
Box 29
Shinn, T.S. [payroll account]
Box 29
Shovels
Box 29
Shower Mixers: Powers Regulator Company
Box 29
Shrubbery
Box 29
Signs and Culverts: Beiger Manufacturing Company
Box 29
Silver Cleaners: American Laundry Machinery Company
Box 29
Silver Specialties: Manhattan Emblem Company
Box 29
Simmons Company [dormitory beds]
Box 29
Skylights
Box 29
Smith- Albright Company [millenery]
Box 29
Smith- Courtney Company [supplies and machinery]
Box 29
Smith, James A. and Son [plastering contractors]
Box 29
Snider- Fletcher Company Lenses
Box 29
Soda Fountains
Box 29
Soda Fountain Tables
Box 29
Soot Blower: Bayer Company
Box 29
Sorrell Hardware Company, Incorporated
Box 29
South-Eastern Underwriters Association
Box 29
Southern Desk Company
Box 29
Southern Power Company
Box 29
Southern Spring Bed Company
Box 29
Southgate, J. and Son
Box 29
Southgate Memorial Hall
Box 29
Spalding Brothers [tennis courts and equipment]
Box 29
Specialties
Box 29
Speed, Dr. J.A. [professional services]
Box 29
Stadiums [separated to Wallace Wade Stadium folder]
Box 29
Stage Lighting
Box 29
Stage Lighting
Box 29
Stairs and Safety Treads: Guarsteel
Box 29
Stamps and signs: Matthews, James H.
Box 29
Standard Oil Company (New Jersey)
Box 29
Stanfield, William [payment for labor]
Box 29
Stationary, Index Cards, etc.: Samples of
Box 29
Stechert, G.E. and Company [books and periodicals]
Box 29
Steel: Sheet Steel Trade Extension Committee
Box 29
Steel Racks and Lockers
Box 29
Steel Shelving: Art Metal Construction Company
Box 29
Steene, William [payment for cleaning and varnishing paintings]
Box 29
Stevens and Brown [American library and literary agents]
Box 29
Stewart, John A. [telegram- commencement speakers]
Box 29
Stewart, W.M. [sewer rods]
Box 29
Still, J.T. [city building inspector]
Box 29
Stock
Box 29
Stokers- Mill Power Supply Company
Box 29
Store Fronts: The Kawneer Company
Box 29
Strassel, J.L., Company [furniture]
Box 29
Strudwick, Dr. M.C. [professional service rendered Alex McNeil]
Box 29
Subveyors: Samuel Olson and Company
Box 29
Surfacing: Roads and Tennis Courts- Kylock
Box 29
Surveying
Box 29
Swift and Company [Sunbrite cleaner]
Box 29
Switchboard Instruments
Box 29
Tate Products [mop and cordage company]
Box 29
Taylor and Phipps [hardware stores]
Box 29
Teer, Nello L. [grading contractor]
Box 29
Telephone Automatic Systems
Box 29
Telephone Equipment
Box 29
Tennis Courts- Concrete
Box 29
Terra-Cotta
Box 29
Testing Machines: "Riehle"
Box 29
Thermometers
Box 29
Thermostatic Control
Box 29
Thermostatic Control
Box 30
Thomas and Howard Company [wholesale grocers]
Box 30
Thomas, Arthur H., Company [laboratory apparatus and reagents]
Box 30
Thomas, George P. [rubber agent]
Box 30
Thomas Quickel Company [ink, brushes, etc.]
Box 30
Tile [art and flooring]
Box 30
Tomlinson Company Incorporated [plumbing and heating supplies]
Box 30
Tools Record
Box 30
Toomey, T.C. [payroll account]
Box 30
Torsch and Franz Badge Company [buttons]
Box 30
Tractors: Kearney and Trecker Corporation
Box 30
Tree Planting: American Tree Association
Box 30
Trinity College Book Room
Box 30
Tomlinson Chair Manufacturing Company
Box 30
Trucks
Box 30
Tyree, W.A. [key distribution]
Box 30
Underwood, N. [builder]
Box 30
Underwriters' Salvage Company
Box 30
Union Electric Contracting Company
Box 30
United States Military Academy
Box 30
University of California
Box 30
University of Michigan
Box 30
Valiant, J.G. and Company
Box 30
Valves,Gauges, etc.: Smith-Courtney Company
Box 30
Van Arsdale- Harris Lumber Company
Box 30
Van Scriber, J.B.
Box 30
Vault Ventilators: McClintoch Company
Box 30
Ventilation
Box 30
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company
Box 30
Vitex Manufacturing Company [automatic extension stools and automative equipment]
Box 30
Vonnegut Hardware Company
Box 30
Waddey, Everett, Company [engraved invitations]
Box 30
Wallace and Tierman Company, Incorporated [water and sewage purification]
Box 30
Washington Duke Hotel
Box 30
Water, Water Department
Box 30
Water Proofing Material
Box 30
Watson, George E., Company [paint]
Box 30
Watts Hospital
Box 30
Weed and Grass Killer
Box 30
Weeks, Lem: Settlement of Sales
Box 30
Welamb Company: Foreman's Daily Report
Box 30
Westbrook, J.H., Jr. [commencement robes]
Box 30
West Main Filling Station
Box 30
Western Electric Company, Incorporated
Box 30
Western Union
Box 30
Whitaker Paper Company
Box 30
White Furniture Company
Box 30
Williamson, C.A. [Princeton quarries]
Box 30
Wind Indicator: Lord Electrical
Box 30
Windows and Casements: American Window Company
Box 30
Window Devices
Box 30
Window Lighting
Box 30
Winston-Salem Chair Company
Box 30
Wire: Rome Wire Company
Box 30
Wood, George T. [confirming sale of rug]
Box 30
Woolworth, F.W., Company [oilcloth]
Box 30
Worth Motor Company
Box 30
Wrenn Brothers Company [furniture]
Box 30
Wright Company, The [hotel, restaurant, cafeteria, college, and institution equipment]
Box 30
Wynne, Miss Elizabeth [clerical services]
Box 30
Yearbook: Swift and Company
Box 30
Collection plates, Duke Chapel, 1934
Box 30
Miscellaneous
Box 31

Historical Note

Frank Clyde Brown (1870-1943) served as professor, departmental chairman, university administrator, and collector of folklore. He was born October 16, 1870, in Harrisonburg, Va. to John Michael and Emma Catherine Liskie Brown. He earned an A.B. from the University of Nashville in 1893, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago in 1902 and 1908. In 1909, he began his career as professor of English at Trinity College (Durham, N.C.).

Brown organized the North Carolina Folklore Society in 1913, and served as its secretary-treasurer, program chairman, and primary collector until his death in 1943. The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, published by Duke University Press in seven volumes between 1952 and 1964, represents Brown's lifetime of collecting.

Between 1924 and 1930, Brown was deeply absorbed in the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University, serving as a member of the Building Committee of the Board of Trustees and as the first comptroller of the University. As comptroller, he acted as the liaison for architects, contractors, suppliers, administrators, and faculty in the designing, construction, and equipping of the redesigned East Campus, which became the Woman's College, and of the completely new West Campus. Brown is credited with contributing many original ideas to the building plans, foremost of which was the discovery of the nearby Hillsborough, N.C. stone and the recommendation that this material be utilized in the construction of the Gothic West Campus. He also served as university marshal, planning all major formal celebrations and entertaining numerous distinguished visitors to the new university.

Brown's published works include Elkanah Settle: His Life and Work (1910) and Ballad Literature in North Carolina (1915). In 1893 he married Ola Marguerite Hollis, who died in 1928, and in 1932 he married Mary Henkel Wadsworth. Brown died on June 3, 1943.

[Portions of this text are taken from a biographical sketch of Frank Clyde Brown written by William E. King.]

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Frank Clyde Brown Papers. (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.)
  • Operations and Maintenance Records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Horace Trumbauer Architectural Drawings. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frank C. Brown Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Frank C. Brown Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1948-1974.

Processing Information

Processed by University Archives staff, 1991

Encoded by Jill Katte, January 2004

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.