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Guide to the Frances Campbell Brown Papers, 1932-1975

Abstract

Frances Campbell Brown was a professor of chemistry at Duke from approximately 1931-1973, and a professor emeriti after 1973. Professor Brown was also active in the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), serving as its second vice president from 1964-1966.

This collection contains correspondence, subject files, committee minutes, printed matter, speeches, and reports concerning personal, professional, departmental, university matters as well as the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The bulk of the material dates from 1958-1968.

All materials relating to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and Committee A are restricted until 2017.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Frances Campbell Brown, 1906-
Title
Frances Campbell Brown papers, 1932-1975
Language of Material
English
Extent
9.0 Linear Feet, 6000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

This collection contains correspondence and subject files concerning personal, professional, departmental, and university matters; the bulk of the material dates from 1958-1968. Documents include letters, memoranda, committee minutes, printed matter, speeches, and reports. There is a small amount of material concerning the 1962 revision of the University Bylaws in light of the American Association of University Professor's (AAUP) statements on tenure. Major subjects in the collection include academic freedom and tenure, the AAUP, faculty responsibility for educational policy, science libraries, the Department of Chemistry, admissions and Program II. The bulk of the material was generated or received by Dr. Brown in her role as a member and officer of the AAUP.

All materials regarding the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and Committee A are restricted until 2017.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

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 University Archives to use this collection.

Portions of these materials are restricted by donor request. All materials relating to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and Committee A are restricted until 2017.

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Container List, 1932-1975

9.0 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

All materials relating to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and Committee A are restricted until 2017.

Frances Campbell Brown, Personal Papers
Box 1
Committee G - American Association of University Professors,
Box 1
Committee on Tenure Practices and Hearings
Box 1
Agenda Committee, Atlanta, April 1966
Box 1
American Association of University Professors Executive Committee,
Box 1
Nominating Committees - American Association of University Professors, May 24-25, 1968,
Box 1
Resolutions - American Association of University Professors, 1961,
Box 1
Annual Meeting, April 9-10, 1965
Box 1
American Association of University Professors Meeting, Atlanta, 1966,
Box 1
Committee A Handbook,
Box 1
American Association of University Professors Committee A, October 1960,
Box 1
Committee A, 1961
Box 1
Committee A, October 24, 1963,
Box 1
Report of Committee A Procedures, 1964,
Box 1
Committee A, St. Louis Meeting, 1964,
Box 1
Committee A, June - November 1964,
Box 1
Committee A, April 1965,
Box 1
Committee A, October 1965,
Box 1
Committee A, Atlanta, April 1966,
Box 1
Committee on Academic Freedom and Retirement
Box 1
American Association of University Professors Council Meeting, November 7-8, 1958,
Box 1
American Association of University Professors Council Meeting, April 1958,
Box 1
American Association of University Professors, November 6-7, 1959,
Box 1
American Association of University Professors Council, April 1960,
Box 1
American Association of University Professors Council Meeting, October 1960,
Box 1
American Association of University Professors Council, 1961,
Box 1
Council Meeting, Boston, 1961
Box 2
Council Meeting, St. Louis, April 1964
Box 2
Council, October 1964
Box 2
Council, April 8, 1965
Box 2
Council Meeting, October 29-30, 1965
Box 2
Council Meeting, Atlanta, April 1966
Box 2
Davis, Bertram H. - American Association of University Professors General Secretary - Washington D.C.,
Box 2
Educom
Box 2
I.A.U.P.L.
Box 2
UNESCO, New Orleans, La., September 18-20, 1966
Box 2
American Association of University Professors Mississippi Study,
Box 2
Michigan Community Colleges Collective Bargaining
Box 2
Assorted Files/Clippings, mostly concerned with Mississippi
Box 2
Silver and University of Mississippi
Box 2
Mississippi Report, July 26, 1965
Box 2
Mississippi Interviews
Box 2
University of Mississippi
Box 2
Mississippi
Box 2
University of Arizona
Box 2
Arizona, Committee A, April 1965,
Box 2
Fisk University
Box 2
Monmouth College
Box 2
University of Miami Medical School
Box 2
Committee A - American Association of University Professors, Wyly Case,
Box 2
C.W. Post College, Sittler case
Box 2
St. John's University
Box 2
Tufts University
Box 2
Gonzaga University
Box 2
Montana State
Box 2
South Dakota
Box 2
New Mexico
Box 2
Illinois
Box 2
Auburn
Box 2
Alcorn and Miss. Vocational College
Box 2
Tougaloo College
Box 2
Central Missouri State College
Box 2
Columbia Union College
Box 2
Emporia College, Kansas
Box 2
Westminster College, Pa.
Box 2
Nebraska State Teachers College
Box 3
Alcorn A&M College and Alabama State College
Box 3
American University of Beirut
Box 3
Correspondence, 1962
Box 3
American Association of University Professors, 1963
Box 3
Correspondence, 1964
Box 3
AAU, 1964
Box 3
American Association of University Professors Correspondence, 1965-1966
Box 3
Correspondence, 1967-1968
Box 3
Reprints on Disclaimer Affidavit, 1958-1961
Box 3
Board-Administration-Faculty / AGB-ACE-American Association of University Professors
Box 3
Meiklejohn Award, 1962
Box 3
Sponsored Research - Conflict of Interest
Box 3
Assorted "unfiled" papers
Box 3
Assorted "unfiled" papers (#2)
Box 3
Retirement and Academic Freedom - Preparation of Questionnaire
Box 3
Questionnaire Returns - Retirement and Academic Freedom
Box 3
American Association of University Professors Retirement Correspondence
Box 3
Association Procedures on Investigation - Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure
Box 3
Lincoln College (Illinois)
Box 3
Princeton University
Box 3
First Draft of Paper for September 13, 1967
Box 3
ACS Talk, Chicago, September 13, 1967
Box 3
Collective Bargaining, 1964
Box 3
Speaker Ban
Box 3
American Association of University Professors NC State Conference
Box 3
American Association of University Professors State and Regional Conferences, except North Carolina
Box 4
American Association of University Professors Duke Chapter
Box 4
American Association of University Professors San Francisco Meeting, 1963
Box 4
North Central College
Box 4
George Washington—Reichard
Box 4
Higgins’ Case—Arkansas State Teacher’s
Box 4
American Association of University Professors Annual Meeting, 1962
Box 4
American Association of University Professors Resolutions Committee, 1962
Box 4
Monmouth
Box 4
Committee A, 1963
Box 4
A.M. & N. College of Arkansas
Box 4
University of South Florida
Box 4
University of Florida—Act 10
Box 4
Mercy College
Box 4
Northwestern University—Wyly
Box 4
Grove City College
Box 4
Sam Houston State Teacher's College
Box 4
Committee A, April 1962
Box 4
College of the Ozarks
Box 4
University of Illinois—Professor Koch
Box 4
Carolinas-Virginia Academic Freedom Seminar: Student Involvement in Extra Campus Affairs, Session 3, February 24-26, 1962
Box 4
Watt, Vance (Correspondence between Frances Brown and Vance Watt, Brookwood School)
Box 4
Correspondence with Dr. Neil Campbell, University of Edinburgh, 1939-1942
Box 4
Correspondence with Dr. Neil Campbell, University of Edinburgh, 1943-1970
Box 4
Correspondence, 1961 (folder 2)
Box 5
Correspondence, 1963
Box 5
Correspondence, Jan.-June 1965
Box 5
Correspondence, July-Dec. 1965
Box 5
Correspondence, 1965, (folder 2)
Box 5
Correspondence, 1965, (folder 4)
Box 5
Correspondence, 1966
Box 5
Correspondence, 1966, (folder 2)
Box 5
Correspondence, 1966, (folder 8)
Box 5
Correspondence, 1967, (3 folders)
Box 5
Correspondence, 1968, (3 folders)
Box 5
Correspondence, July-Dec. 1969
Box 5
Search committee for Chaplain, 1972-1973
Box 6
Gross (Paul M.) portrait, 1964-1965
Box 6
Paul M. Gross Symposium, 1964-1965
Box 6
The Chemistry Library: Its Location and Administration, 1963-1968
Box 6
Bylaws, 1961
Box 6
Letter to (Chemistry) Alumni, 1967
Box 6
Dedication of Paul M. Gross Building, 1969
Box 6
Program II, 1969-1972, (5 folders)
Box 6
John Saylor Memorial Fund, 1966-1967
Box 6
Committee S—Duke, 1965-1967
Box 6
American Association of University Professors talk at High Point College, 1958-1960
Box 6
American Association of University Professors talk at Greensboro, 1963
Box 6
American Association of University Professors talk at Kentucky State Conference, 1965
Box 6
Talk at Appalachian State Teachers College, 1964
Box 6
Talk at St. Andrews, 1965
Box 6
Committee on faculty qualifications and improvement, 1968-1969
Box 6
Admissions (Committee on Undergraduate), 1967-1969
Box 6
Majors committee (Chemistry Dept.), 1968-1969
Box 6
ACLU, 1965-1966
Box 6
Department awards committee, 1967-1968
Box 6
Graduation with distinction—chemistry, 1965-1967
Box 6
Printed Matter—Reprints, 1950-1963
Box 6
Correspondence, 1961
Box 6

Historical Note

Frances Campbell Brown, educator and chemist, was born in Johnson, Tennessee. She received her bachelor's degree from Agnes Scott in 1928 and her Ph.D from Johns Hopkins in 1931. Brown was a professor of chemistry at Duke from approximately 1931-1973, and a professor emeriti after 1973. Professor Brown was also active in the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), serving as its second vice president from 1964-1966. She was also active in the Duke AAUP chapter, and served on the Undergraduate Faculty Council Committee on Program II and a number of other university and departmental committees.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Frances Campbell Brown Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer starting in 1969.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff,

Encoded by Molly Bragg, 2011

Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.