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Guide to the Leslie Brown Papers, 1960-2016 and undated

Summary

Leslie Brown was a Professor of History at Williams College, Williamstown, MA. She was born in 1954 and died in 2016. The Leslie Brown papers span the years 1960-2016 and undated and cover her entire career as a historian, from her doctoral training to her final position at Williams College. There is also extensive information regarding her professional interest in African-American history and the preparation of oral histories. Acquired as part of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11750
Title
Leslie Brown papers
Date
1960-2016 and undated
Creator
Brown, Leslie, 1954-
Extent
19.8 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The Leslie Brown papers span the years 1960-2016 and undated and cover her entire career as a historian, from her doctoral training to her final position at Williams College. There is also extensive information regarding her professional interest in African-American history and the preparation of oral histories, especially those related to the Behind the Veil project at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies. The Interviews series includes those conducted privately by Brown as well as those from various institutions that she used in her research. There are typescripts and audiocassettes. The Research/Subject files series focuses on her courses and publications, with a focus on Durham, NC, and African-American organizations and well-known individuals. The Course Materials series contains subject and course files she used in her teaching, with an emphasis on African-American studies and oral histories. The Academia series provides information regarding her preparation as a historian, as well as material related to her job talks and lectures, professional activities, and book projects. The Publications series provides various publications related to African-American history, both privately published and from the popular press.

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Arrangement

Organized into the following series: Interviews, Research/subject files, Course Materials, Academia, and Publications.

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How to Cite

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

Contents of the Collection

1. Interviews, 1975-2001 and undated

Includes interviews conducted privately by Leslie Brown, as well as those conducted by others, primarily for institutions, including the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Southern Oral History Program, the Missouri Historical Society, and the North Carolina Center for the Study of Black History at Hayti Heritage Center. Some interviews are marked with Brown's research notes. There are transcripts and audiocassettes.

RESTRICTED: Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact Research Services before coming to use this collection.

Arranged alphabetically.

Adams, Robinson, and Thompson (1 of 2), Charlotte- Chris Stewart and Bill Crumpton, 1993 June 8
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0018
Adams, Robinson, and Thompson (2 of 2), Charlotte- Chris Stewart and Bill Crumpton, 1993 June 8
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0019
Lou Emma Allen, Greenwood, MS- Ortiz, 1995 July 25
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0020
Ann Atwater, Durham, undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0043
Bailey, Mary (SOHP), 1979
Box 1
Barbee, Annie, 1979
Box 1
Russel Blount, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0046
Russel Blount, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0047
Ernestine Bynum, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0054
Ernestine Bynum, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0055
Ila Blue, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0093
Ila Blue, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0094
Blue, Ila and Quigless, Milton, 1995 and undated
Box 1
Braswell, Martha, 1997
Box 1
Harriet Brinkley, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0048
Harriet Brinkley, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0049
Brodie, Arthur, 1993
Box 1
Arthur Brodie, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0050
Arthur Brodie, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0051
BTV [Behind the Veil] Undergraduate Club, Intv. with Ernestine Bynom by Kimberly Councie (NCCU), Durham, NC, 1994 April 17
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0078
BTV Undergraduate Club, Intv. with Charles B. Noel by Valerie Bellomy, Durham, NC, 1994 March 10
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0081
Bryant, Artelia, undated
Box 1
Artelia Bryant, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0052
Artelia Bryant, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0053
Caesar, Hallie, 1979
Box 1
Willie Cherry, Durham, undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0056
Children's Bureau Reports, undated
Box 1
Clark, Chester and Roxanna, 1979
Box 1
Clemens, Josephine, 1991
Box 1
Intv. 1 with Josephine Clemens 11:00 am, 1991 February 15
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0107
William Clement, Durham, undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0057
Community Stories, 1996
Box 1
Manuel Crockett, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0059
Manuel Crockett, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0060
Davis, Jr., Julius, 1993
Box 1
Willie Davis, Jr., Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0061
Willie Davis, Jr., Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0062
Joseph A. Delanie, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0102
Joseph A. Delanie, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0104
Mary Dent (1 of 2), New Bern, NC, Intv. by Karen Ferguson, 1995 July 26
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0044
Mary Dent (2 of 2), New Bern, NC, Intv. by Karen Ferguson, 1995 July 26
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0045
Anne Duncan, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0082
Anne Duncan, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0083
Vivian Edmonds, Durham, undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0084
Eyes of a Child interviews, 1998-1999
(3 folders)
Box 1
Faulk, Marie, 1995
Box 1
Annie Marie Faulk, Intv. by Lesie Brown, Durham, NC, 1995 September 24
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0022
Fitts, Howard, undated
Box 1
Fitts, Jr., Howard, undated
Box 1
Howard Fitts, Jr., Durham (1 of 3), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0085
Howard Fitts, Jr., Durham (2 of 3), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0086
Howard Fitts, Jr., Durham (3 of 3), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0087
Fresh Air with Terry Gross, undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0111
York Garrett, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0088
York Garrett, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0089
Garrett, Jr., York, 1993
Box 1
Goodwin, Margaret Kenedy, 1994
Box 1
Maragret Kennedy Goodwin (1 of 2), Durham, NC, Intv. by Lesie Brown, 1995 December 22
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0108
Maragret Kennedy Goodwin (2 of 2), Durham, NC, Intv. by Lesie Brown, undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0109
Maragret Kennedy Goodwin by Terry Williams Video, NC Ctr for Study of Blk History, undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0110
Ara Green, Leland, MS- Ortiz, 1995 July 26
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0021
Harris, Mabel, 1995
Box 1
Mable Harris (1 of 2), Durham, NC Intv. by Leslie Brown, 1995 October 27
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0016
Mable Harris (2 of 2), 1995 October 27
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0017
Collins Hinton, Durham, undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0090
Sadie Hughley, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0091
Sadie Hughley, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0092
Bernice Ingram, Durham, NC, Intv. by Leslie Brown, 1995 November 14
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0068
Johnson, Georgia Beasley, 1997
Box 1
Jones, Dorothy, 1997
Box 1
Jones, ?, 1997
Box 1
Wm J. Kennedy Jr. Papers (1 of 3), NC Ctr for Study of Blk History, undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0112
Wm J. Kennedy Jr. Papers (2 of 3), NC Ctr for Study of Blk History, undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0113
Wm J. Kennedy Jr. Papers (3 of 3), NC Ctr for Study of Blk History, undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0114
Christopher Knight, Durham, undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0095
James Lee, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0096
James Lee, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0097
Lee, Kristen, 1997
Box 1
Omeda Livingston, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0063
Omeda Livingston, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0064
Lucas, Julia, 1995
Box 1
Julia Lucas, Intv. by Leslie Brown, Durham, NC, 1995 November 6
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0072
Julia Lucas, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0065
Julia Lucas, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0066
Lyons, Bettie, 1997
Box 1
Lyons, Theresa and Jan Cameron, 1995
Box 1
Theresa Lyons, Durham, undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0058
Emily McCandies, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0100
Emily McCandies, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0101
Vivian McCov, Durham, undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0038
Maclester, Johnnie, 1991
Box 1
Johnnie MacLester (1 of 2), 1991 February 15
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0074
Johnnie MacLester (2 of 2), 1991 February 15
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0075
Mack, Charlie, 1979
Box 1
Mabry, Corine, 1997
Box 1
Calvin Malone, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0098
Calvin Malone, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0099
Miller, Dora, 1979
Box 1
Horace Mimms, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0039
Horace Mimms, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0040
Misc. Interviews, 1993 and undated
Box 1
Mitchiner, Reginald, 1976
Box 1
Malvin Moore, III, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0070
Malvin Moore, III, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0071
Verlie Moore, UNC/SOHP #4007, 1975 February 9
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0067
Sam Owens, Durham, undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0069
Benjamin Page, Durham, undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0032
Mildred Page, Durham, undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0031
Parker, Florida, 1994
Box 1
Mrs. Loretha Parker, Interviewed by Corey Rogers, Rob Widell, and Shani Sellman 10:25 am, 1996 June 12
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0001
Patterson, John, 1999
Box 1
Pearson, Conrad, 1979
Box 1
Pearson, Ferdinand, Summerton, BTV, 1995
Box 1
Phillips, Lottie and Riley, Janie, 1975
Box 1
Price, Hastie, 1994
Box 1
Hastie Price, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0041
Hastie Price, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0042
Milton Quigless, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0033
Milton Quigless, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0034
Raintree, Gwen, 1997
Box 1
Rivera, Jr., Alex, 1995
Box 1
Alex Rivera, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0035
Alex Rivera, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0036
Easter Sanders, Durham, undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0037
James Sanders, Durham, undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0029
George Scarborough, Durham (1 of 3), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0023
George Scarborough, Durham (2 of 3), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0024
George Scarborough, Durham (3 of 3), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0025
Scarborough, Jr., Georgia, undated
Box 1
Scott, Blanche, 1979
Box 1
Sep 11 Roundtable 4 pm, WBFL (1 of 2), 2001 November 22
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0105
Sep 11 Roundtable 4 pm, WBFL (2 of 2), 2001 November 22
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0106
Shaw, Catherine, 1997
Box 1
Shaw, Hollis, 1997
Box 1
Speight, Theodora, 1997
Box 1
Edith Stanford (1 of 2), Intv. by Kimberly, Durham, NC, 1994 April 15
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0076
Edith Stanford (2 of 2), Intv. by Kimberly, Durham, NC, 1994 April 15
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0077
Peggy Tapp, Durham, undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0030
Jennie Taylor, Durham (1 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0012
Jennie Taylor, Durham (2 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0013
Thorpe, Amelia Pride, undated
Box 1
Amelia Pride Thorpe, Intv. by D. Jines, NC Ctr for Study of Blk History, Rev. Tulius Davis, Jr., undated
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0103
Amelia Pride Thorpe (1 of 2), Durham, NC, Intv. by Leslie Brown, 1995 December 28
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0115
Amelia Pride Thorpe (2 of 2), Durham, NC, Intv. by Leslie Brown, 1995 December 28
Box 16
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0116
Margaret Turner, Durham (1 of 3), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0026
Margaret Turner, Durham (2 of 3), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0027
Margaret Turner, Durham (3 of 3), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0028
Margaret Turner, Intv. by Doris Williams, undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0073
Turner, Josephine, 1976
Box 1
Turner, Margaret Holmes
Box 1
Turner, Viola, intv. W. Weare, 1997
(2 folders)
Box 2
Interview with Dr. Charles Watts Tape 2, 1996 June 12
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0002
Interview with Dr. Charles Watts Tape 1 at 10:00 am, 1996 June 12
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0003
Watts, Constance Merrick Moore, 1996
Box 2
Constance Merrick Moore Watts (1 of 2) Intv. by Leslie Brown, 1995 November 6
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0014
Constance Merrick Moore Watts (2 of 2) Intv. by Leslie Brown, 1995 November 6
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0015
West End Oral History (1 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0009
West End Oral History (2 of 2), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0010
Clarence White, Durham, undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0004
White, Nate, 1995
Box 2
Nathaniel White, Sr,. Durham (1 of 4), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0005
Nathaniel White, Sr., Durham (2 of 4), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0006
Nathaniel White, Sr., Durham (3 of 4), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0007
Nathaniel White, Sr., Durham (4 of 4), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0008
Lola Williams w/ Grace Valentine and Emma Boone (1 of 2) Tillery/Enfield by Chris Stewart, 1993 June 28
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0079
Lola Williams w/ Grace Valentine and Emma Boone (2 of 2) Tillery/Enfield by Chris Stewart, 1993 June 28
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0080
Sandra Wilson, Durham (1 of 1), undated
Box 15
Audio-cassette RL11750-CS-0011

2. Research/Subject Files, 1960-2010 and undated

Includes research and subject files for Leslie Brown's classes and publications, with a focus on Durham, N.C., and on African-American organizations and well-known individuals. Includes a few files on oral history projects.

RESTRICTED: Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact Research Services before coming to use this collection.

Arranged alphabetically.

1890 Census, undated
Box 2
1900, undated
Box 2
1920, undated
Box 2
1920 Census (manuscript), undated
Box 2
1929 Fact Finding, undated
Box 2
1930, undated
Box 2
"1936 Delegates to the National Negro Congress" compiled by Lori Husband, undated
Box 2
1950, undated
Box 2
Af-Am Women's Historiography, 1993-2003
Box 2
Afro-American Journal of Fashion (1893), undated
Box 2
Agents of Change: Black Students and the Transformation of the American University, undated
Box 16
Dvd RL11750-DVD-0002
Annual Report, Dept. of Health, Durham, 1924, undated
Box 2
Artifact (Shirley Chisholm button), 1972
Box 2
Behind the Veil notes, undated
(6 folders)
Box 2
[Bentley, Gladys], undated
Box 2
Bethune Archives info, 1995
Box 2
Black Business (reference library and Black American), undated
Box 2
Black Power, undated
Box 2
Black Republicanism 1890s (newspaper articles), undated
Box 2
Black Women Workers, misc., undated
Box 2
BTV [Behind the Veil] Af-Am life in the Jim Crow South, undated
Box 2
BTV {Behind the Veil] Education Chapter, undated
Box 2
BV Charlotte Hawkins Brown Papers, undated
Box 2
Carnegie-Myrdal Study, undated
Box 2
Catlett, Elizabeth, 1975
Box 2
C. C. Spaulding, undated
(4 folders)
Box 2
Child Labor Laws 1921, undated
Box 2
Children's Bureau depts., undated
Box 2
Club Women, undated
Box 2
Clydie Fillwood Scarborough papers, Perkins Special Collections Library, undated
Box 2
Columbia Oral History Office 2001, 2000-2001
(2 folders)
Box 3
Commission of Interracial Cooperation "Building Goodwill through Conference and Cooperation, undated
Box 3
Commencement Addresses, Slater Normal (1900), undated
Box 3
Conference in Race Relations 1944, undated
Box 3
Dangers seen and unseen, 2005
Box 3
The Day After: a Town Hall Meeting on the 2004 Presidential Election, 2004 November 3
Box 16
Dvd RL11750-DVD-0004
1996-12-01T00:00:00+00:00, 2002
Box 3
Dept. 7 Social Services notes--Raleigh, Conclusion, undated
Box 3
Directories of School Personnel, undated
Box 3
Documentary Studies--Prep, 1993
Box 3
[Documenting the African American Exp. in the Jim Crow South], 1993
Box 3
DuBois--the upbuilding of Black Durham, undated
Box 3
Dukes (W. and J.B.), undated
Box 3
Durham: A City of Industry and Education, undated
Box 3
Durham black women "firsts", undated
Box 3
Durham Book Research, undated
Box 3
Durham Chamber of Commerce 1915-1923, undated
Box 3
Durham Chamber of Commerce, undated
Box 3
Durham City Codes, 1947, undated
Box 3
Durham Club Women, undated
Box 3
Durham Conference 1927, undated
Box 3
Durham Conference 1942, undated
Box 3
Durham County Chest 1923-1926, undated
Box 3
Durham Migration notes, undated
Box 3
Durham Obituaries--Women, undated
Box 3
The Durham Plan: City Planning Commission 1927, undated
Box 3
Durham Public Schools, undated
Box 3
Early, 2004
(2 folders)
Box 3
Education (Public), undated
Box 3
Efland Home, undated
Box 3
Elaine Burgess, Negro Leadership in a Southern Society, undated
Box 3
Email, 2002
Box 3
Fannie B. Rosser Papers, Perkins Special Collections Library, 1991 and undated
Box 3
Farm and Home Improvement Durham County, undated
Box 3
Feminist Research--Oral History, undated
Box 3
[Feminization and Black Migration Papers], 2005
Box 3
Foner and Lewis--The Black Worker VII (1936-1955), undated
Box 3
Foner and Lewis--The Black Worker, undated
Box 3
Frazier, Durham, undated
Box 3
Frazier, E. Franklin, "A Note on Negro Education", undated
Box 3
Garrett, Nathan, undated
Box 3
Gertrude Weil Papers, 1996
Box 3
Governers and AFC (tobacco), undated
Box 3
The Great Negro Fair 1904, undated
Box 3
Greenwood, Jannett, undated
Box 3
Guide to Black Records in the NC State Archives, undated
Box 3
History of Durham, NC, 2002
Box 3
Industrial Commission on Negro Affairs 1935, undated
Box 3
Internal Migration, undated
Box 3
Iota Phi Lamda Study: Survey on White Collar Occupation and Negro Women, undated
Box 3
JCP [Jim Crow Project] Slide Collection, undated
Box 3
Jim Crow-- Education, HBCUs, 1998
Box 3
L. Hickok Trip to Durham, undated
Box 3
Lady Knights of King David (Ritual), undated
Box 3
The Last Poets with Bernard Purdie, Delights of the Garden, 1977
Box Separated PD Run A Box 1
Audio-phonodisc RL11750-PD-0004
Laws, etc., undated
Box 3
League of Women Voters, undated
Box 3
Lincoln Hospital, undated
Box 3
Local 252--Durham twin, undated
Box 3
Long Road to Brown, Long Road Beyond: Race and Public Education in North Carolina, undated
Box 16
Dvd RL11750-DVD-0001
Lott Carey Missionary, undated
Box 3
[Maps of Balck Neighborhoods], undated
Box 10
Mary Church Terrell Papers microfilm, 1976
Box 4
Master List (OHS Conf.), 1997
Box 4
McCray, John H. "Letter to Mr. Thurgood Marshall", undated
Box 4
McCristian, Fred, "The South's Negro Teaching Force", undated
Box 4
McGee, Norman L. "The Program of the Young College-bred Negro", undated
Box 4
Mebane, Mary, undated
Box 4
Milestones along the Color Line, undated
Box 4
Military collection, undated
Box 4
Misc. John L. Larkin Papers, undated
Box 4
Mitchell Family Letters, Booker Papers, SOHP-UNC, 1996
Box 4
[Mobius Union Catalog records], 2006
Box 4
Moms Mabley project, 2004
Box 4
Moms Mabley at the "UN", 1960 December
Box Separated PD Run A Box 1
Audio-phonodisc RL11750-PD-0002
Moms Mabley, The Best of, 1971
Box Separated PD Run A Box 1
Audio-phonodisc RL11750-PD-0003
Monthly Summary of Events and Trends in Race Relations, undated
Box 4
Morehead Baptist Church, undated
Box 4
NAACP Durham, undated
Box 4
NAACP Papers, undated
(2 folders)
Box 4
NAACP Part 12 Selected Branch Files Group I Series Box 6 G147 Durham Branch, undated
Box 4
NAACP Series A part 12 Selected Branch Files 1913-1939, Group I Box 6-146, NC State Conference, undated
Box 4
National Archives info, 1995
Box 4
National Archives Microfilm F#412, undated
Box 16
Film RL11750-MF-0001
National Archives Microfilm T623-1193, undated
Box 16
Film RL11750-MF-0002
National Archives Microfilm T624-1108, undated
Box 16
Film RL11750-MF-0003
National Archives Microfilm T624-1109, undated
Box 16
Film RL11750-MF-0004
National Archives Microfilm T625-1291, undated
Box 16
Film RL11750-MF-0005
National Archives Microfilm T625-1292, undated
Box 16
Film RL11750-MF-0006
National Archives Microfilm T626-1686, undated
Box 16
Film RL11750-MF-0007
National Archives Microfilm T626-1687, undated
Box 16
Film RL11750-MF-0008
National Archives Microfilm T626-1688, undated
Box 16
Film RL11750-MF-0009
NACWC [National Association of Colored Women Collection] Papers, undated
Box 4
NACW Papers--Selections, undated
Box 4
National Negro Business League, undated
Box 4
National Negro Congress, undated
(2 folders)
Box 4
National Training School/ Durham State Normal, undated
Box 4
[National Urban League], undated
Box 4
National Youth Organization, undated
Box 4
NC Annual Report/Labor, undated
Box 4
NC Center for Study of Black History, undated
Box 4
NC College/Shepard, undated
Box 4
NC Conference for Social Service, undated
Box 4
NC Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers, undated
Box 4
NC Convention of Freedmen, 1998
Box 4
NC Council of Defense, 2002
Box 4
NC Council on Defense, 1996
Box 4
NC Division of Negro Education, undated
Box 4
NC Equal Suffrage Amendment materials and correspondence, undated
Box 4
NC Federation/Colored Women's Clubs, undated
Box 4
NC Negro Teachers Association minutes, undated
Box 4
NC Public Charities, undated
Box 4
NC Republican Party 1900s, undated
Box 4
NC State Archives, undated
Box 4
NC State Board of Charities and Public Welfare--A Survey of some resources for Negroes, undated
Box 4
NC State Health Dept. 1922 bulletin, undated
Box 4
NC Teachers Assoc. Membership Lists (Durham), undated
Box 4
NCNW {National Council of Negro Women] Durham and NC 1940s, undated
Box 4
NCNW Minutes 1960s, undated
Box 4
Negro Durham Marches On, undated
Box 4
Negro Hospital and Medical Needs NC 1945, undated
Box 4
New Deal Agencies and Black America, undated
Box 4
Newbold, NC, "Conference for Negro Edu. in Raleigh", undated
Box 4
North Carolina Collection, undated
Box 4
North Carolina--Durham County, undated
Box 4
North Carolina Handbook for Women Students 1960-61, undated
Box 4
North Carolina Regulations for Women 1955-56, undated
Box 4
North Carolina Teacher's Record, undated
Box 4
Notes and Black Politics, undated
Box 5
NRA Hearings, Davis--1936 Testimony, undated
Box 5
Overheads, undated
(2 folders)
Box 5
Panthers, 1996 and undated
Box 5
Papers of NAACP Pt. 11: Special Protests 1912-1939 Series A, Reel 23 of 25, undated
Box 5
Pauli Murray Papers, undated
(8 folders)
Box 5
Pauli Murray--Durham, undated
Box 5
Pearson, Minnie, undated
Box 5
Progressive Negroes, undated
Box 5
Proudly They Came... To Honor America, 1970 July 4
Box Separated PD Run A Box 1
Audio-phonodisc RL11750-PD-0001
Proudly They Came... To Honor America, 1970 July 4
Box Separated PD Run A Box 1
Audio-phonodisc RL11750-PD-0005
Public Documents, undated
Box 5
Records of the Women's Bureau, undated
Box 5
Reflections on "Behind the Veil" as a Transformative Experience, 2010 October 30
Box 16
Dvd RL11750-DVD-0003
Registry of Voters 1868, undated
Box 5
[Report and Recommends. to NC Public Schools], undated
Box 5
Report of the Youth Committee Social Planning 1944, undated
Box 5
Research, 1979 and undated
Box 5
Robert C. Weaver Papers, undated
Box 5
Rural-Urban Migration, NC, 1920-1930 #235, undated
Box 5
Schools at War Reproductions, 1996
Box 12
Section on Shepard, undated
Box 5
"Senoirity and the Negro Worker" by Robert C. Weaver, undated
Box 5
Shepard, J.E. "An Appeal", undated
Box 5
Slater Study--Secondary Edu in NC, undated
Box 5
Social Services Directory 1936-1937, undated
Box 5
SOHP [Southern Oral History Program] CR Women, 1978
Box 5
SOHP interviews, 2002
Box 5
SOHP Intv--Whites, undated
Box 5
[Sources by or about Af-Ams at Williams and in Berkshire County], 2001
Box 5
Southeastern Federation of Negro Women's Clubs, undated
Box 5
Southern Commission for the Study of Lynching, undated
Box 5
Southern Unions, undated
Box 5
Southgate Jones, undated
Box 5
Spaulding Papers, undated
Box 5
Spaulding papers Duke Spec. Coll., undated
Box 5
Spicely Murder--Durham, undated
Box 5
St. Joseph's AME Church, undated
Box 5
St. Louis, 2002
Box 5
St. Louis Circuit Court, 2003
Box 5
St. Louis--Durham, undated
Box 5
St. Titus Episcopal (Durham), undated
Box 5
Stanford L. Warren Library, undated
Box 5
Stats 1890-1950, undated
Box 5
[Strong Papers Notes], undated
Box 5
Survey of Social Welfare Problems and Agencies, Durham 1941, undated
Box 5
SYNC, undated
Box 5
Tables/Statistics, undated
Box 12
Teacher Qualifications and Salary Guidelines 1922, undated
Box 5
Terkel Intv. w/C.P. Ellis--"American Dreams: Lost and Found" 1980, undated
Box 5
[The Northern Synthesis], undated
Box 10
[The Tobacco Worker in Durham], undated
Box 6
Tobacco People (Durham), undated
Box 6
Tobacco Study--Nat'l Recovery Admin. (1938), undated
Box 6
Tobacco Workers Int'l Union Papers (U. Md.), undated
(2 folders)
Box 6
Trice Letters 1940s/50s, undated
Box 6
[UNC Dept of History], 2000
Box 6
Urban Negro History in NC, undated
Box 6
U.S. News and W/R on 100 yr olds 1995, undated
Box 6
Vann, Andre--"Black Women United" 1917-1953, undated
Box 6
Visual Authorship: Women and Photographs, undated
Box 6
Volkamenia Club meetings--minutes 1947; 1940-46, undated
Box 6
Volkamenia Club--minutes of meetings 1947-48; 61-64, undated
Box 6
Volkamenia Club meetings--minutes 1964, 63, 61, undated
Box 6
[Volkmenia Club Papers], undated
Box 10
Volkamenia Club 1970s-1980s, undated
Box 6
Voting, undated
Box 6
Walker on Conflict, undated
Box 6
War Effort, undated
Box 6
Washington, B.T., Durham NC: A City of Negro Enterprise, undated
Box 6
Weare, Walter, Black Business: Behind the Veil, undated
Box 6
Weaver, Garett, Dev. Bull Durham Community (1880-1915), undated
Box 6
Weaver/Spaulding, Nat'l Ind. Recovery Act, undated
Box 6
Wesley, Charles, History of the Nat'l Assoc. of Colored Women's Clubs, undated
Box 6
Wells-Barnett, Ida B., undated
Box 6
W.G. Pearson, undated
Box 6
[W.K. Parrish papers], 2002
Box 6
Women in Antebellum St. Louis--Slave/free, 2000-2006
Box 6
Women United--Sovenir book/ Nat'l Council of Negro Women, undated
Box 6
Women's Baptist Home and Foreign Mission Convention, undated
Box 6
Women's Bureau: Correspondence, undated
(8 folders)
Box 6
Women for Action, 1991
Box 6
Works Progress Administration, undated
Box 6
WPA Real Property Survey, Durham NC 1939-40, undated
Box 6
WPA Records, National Archives, 1995
Box 6
YWCA, undated
Box 6
YWCA Research, undated
Box 6

3. Course Materials, 1992-2015

Includes Leslie Brown's subject and course files for teaching, with an emphasis on African-American studies and training in the preparation of oral histories.

Arranged alphabetically.

1960s and Black Panthers, undated
Box 6
A-A History--Black Power, 1994
Box 6
Af-Am Hist. Notes, 1992-1999
(2 folders)
Box 6
Af-Am History, Slavery-American Revolution, 1999
Box 6
Af-Am History Survey Class 3/4 Slave Trade, Undated
Box 7
African-Americans Women's History/The Last Taboo, Undated
Box 7
African-American History and Law and Authority in 20c. US, 1993-1998
Box 7
American Paradox-Slavery, Undated
Box 7
Annies' Women's History Courses (materials), Undated
Box 7
Archive Syllabi, 1994-2007
(4 folders)
Box 7
Associations for the Protection of Negro Women, undated
Box 7
Bibliographies (Af-Am Hist.), 1993-2001
Box 7
Black Power, Black Panthers, 2005
Box 7
BPP [Black Panther Party] Programs, etc., 2008
Box 7
BTV [Behind the Veil] Course, undated
Box 7
[Buy Clothing with this Label], undated
Box 10
Colonial Survey, undated
Box 7
Communism, undated
Box 7
Confederate Flag Issue, 2000
Box 7
Course Journal, 2015
Box 7
[Course Notes], undated
Box 7
Documentary Photo Aids- African American Experience Photographs, undated
(3 folders)
Box 13
Douglass, 2000-2001
Box 7
Education, misc., undated
Box 7
Emancipation, 1993-2001
Box 7
Essay Prompts, misc., 1994-2007
Box 7
Evolution of Slavery, 1994 and undated
Box 7
Five Hundred Year Timeline, undated
Box 7
Free African-American Women (19th c.), undated
Box 7
Freedom, undated
Box 7
From Slavery to Freedom, undated
Box 7
Generations Timeline, undated
Box 7
The Global Color Line TASP, 2006
Box 7
Great Migration, 1999
Box 7
The Great Society, 2001
Box 7
Handouts for Class, undated
Box 7
Hate Crimes, 2001
Box 7
Hayden Memo (SNCC), 2013
Box 7
Historians: Keepers of Time Lecture, 2009
Box 7
Hist. 145A Hanouts and Study Guides, undated
Box 7
History 145B Class Prep, 1993
Box 7
Hist 318- Teachers, undated
Box 7
Hist 373 Renaissance/Migration, 1994
Box 7
History 381, undated
Box 7
History 4951, 2008
Box 7
Intro to AFRA's History, 1994
Box 7
Intro to Jim Crow, 1998 and undated
Box 7
Intro Seminar Civil Rights Readings-Masters, 1999
Box 7
JCP [Jim Crow Program] Slide Collection, 1993
Box 7
JCP Set D and E, 1993
Box 14
Jim Crow Slides, 1999
Box 7
Jim Crow, undated
Box 7
L90 AFRAs Civil Rights Misc. Materials, 1994-1999
Box 7
Laing, James T. "Social Status Among Migrant Negros" (1937-1938), undated
Box 7
Legal Racism and Reparations, 2005
Box 7
LSU Public Talk, 1997
Box 7
Lynching, undated
Box 7
Martin Luther King Lectures, undated
Box 7
Misc. Course Syllabi, Williams, 2010-2015
Box 7
Misc. Course Syllabi, Williams, 2012-2015
Box 7
Newton, I.G. "Expansion of Negro Suffrage in North Carolina" (1957), undated
Box 7
Oral History Class, 1995
Box 7
Oral History Class, 2004
Box 7
Oral History Theory and Practice, undated
Box 7
Outcomes of Civil Rights Mvmt., 2004
Box 7
Postcards, undated
Box 7
Ralston, Andrew "What Racial Equality Means to the Negro" (1923-1924), undated
Box 7
Reading Monographs, undated
Box 7
Slave Trade Lectures, 1994
Box 7
Slave Trade Overheads, undated
Box 14
SLPS [St Louis Project Schools] Am. Hist Project, 2006
Box 8
SNCC- Panthers, 1994
Box 8
St Louis Public Schools, 2011
Box 8
Types of Tenancy, undated
Box 8
The Global Color Line, 2006
Box 8
W.E.B. Du Bois "Behold the Land" (1946), undated
Box 8
Women's Studies Courses, 1997
Box 8
WWI Notes, undated
Box 8

4. Academia, 1990-2016 and undated

Includes files related to Leslie Brown's conference attendance, her time as a doctoral candidate (there is a copy of her master's thesis, but not her doctoral thesis), job talks and lectures, tenure files, membership in professional organizations, and book projects.

RESTRICTED: Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact Research Services before coming to use this collection.

Arranged alphabetically.

Afircan American History [Prelim Reading Lists], 1993-2006
Box 8
AHA, 2006-2007
Box 8
[American Linguistic Heritage Survey], 2005
Box 8
American Women's History {Prelim Reading Lists], 1993
Box 8
ASA, 2005 November
Box 8
B and N/IHF/Af-Am History, 2002
Box 8
"Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South" WTVD News Broadcast, 1993 July
Box 16
Videotape RL11750-VHS-0002
[Behind the Veil Invitation], 2016
Box 8
Perks Roundtable- Politics od Documentation, 1996
Box 8
Beloved Project, undated
Box 8
Black Berkshires, 2010
Box 8
Blackside Symposium, 2005
Box 8
Book Talk, undated
Box 8
Book UNC Press, 2004-2008
Box 8
Carnegie Mellon Book Talk, 2010
Box 8
Center for Documentary Studies, 1991
Box 8
Chisholm Project, 2004
Box 8
Christine Strudwick, undated
Box 8
Civil Rights OAH Proposal, 2001-2002
Box 8
Closing Comments, undated
Box 8
CMU, undated
Box 8
[Correspondence and Photos], 2007
Box 8
[Course Notes], 2011
Box 8
Craven Comm. College, 2016
Box 8
Corbett and Miller Article, 2006
Box 8
Darling Change Lecture, 2013 April
Box 8
Davidson [Talk], 2013 October 6-9
Box 8
Defence Stuff, 1997
Box 8
[Disertation Proposal], undated
Box 8
Duke 50th, 2013
Box 8
Duke Grad History Association 1990, undated
Box 8
Duke Speech, 2013
Box 8
Duke University, 1991-1992
Box 8
Durham/Chapel Hill, 2010 November 2-4
Box 8
[Durham Photos], 1994
Box 14
Durham Project Account, 1994-2002
(5 folders)
Box 8
ENCY Great Mgiration, 2009
Box 8
Exploring America Summer Seminar, 2006
Box 8
Faculty Retreat, 2016
Box 8
For Leslie- Personal notes, 2016 and undated
Box 8
[Freedom Bags: African-American Women and Migration], 2006
Box 8
[Hampton Project], 2004
Box 8
Harvard- NEH Civil Rights Institute, 2000
Box 14
History Colloquium, 2005
Box 8
[Interpreting Af-Am History], undated
Box 8
Jim Crow Proposal- Short Introduction, undated
Box 8
[Jim Crow Speech], undated
Box 8
Job Talk UMSL, undated
Box 8
Job Talk WashU, 1999
Box 8
K-C Talk, 2012
Box 8
LB and AV, St Helena, SC and Tuskeegee, AL, 1994
Box 14
LB Applications, undated
Box 8
LB-CRM Institute Harvard, 2000
Box 14
LB Talk on Durham, undated
Box 8
[Left of Black], 2011
Box 8
Let Freedom Ring, 2011
Box 8
Liberty and Justice for All Summer Institute, 2005
Box 8
Living with Jim Crow Lecture, undated
Box 8
Lycoming College, 2015 February 17
Box 8
[M.A. Thesis], 1991
Box 8
Main St. Set 2, 1993
Box 14
Main St. Set 3, 1993
Box 14
March on Washington, undated
Box 8
MCLA-NEH, June
Box 8
Meeting notes, undated
Box 8
Mentoring Award, 2011
Box 9
MLK Talk, 2006
Box 9
Negatives, undated
Box 14
NEH Application, 2000
Box 9
NEH Grant, 2001-2003
Box 9
NEH Harvard Application, 2000
Box 9
NEH Workshop, Durham, NC, 2016
Box 9
NYC, 2014
Box 9
OAH, 2007-2009
Box 9
OATT, 2007
Box 9
OHA Denver, 2011
Box 9
OAH Teaching Workshop, 2013
Box 9
[Personal Calendar and Notes], 2014-2015
Box 9
[Personal Notes], 2013
Box 9
Plenty of Opposition, 2003
Box 9
Prelim Exams- LB- Fall 1993, 1993
Box 9
Prelim Reading List, 1992
Box 9
Reader Report, undated
Box 9
Remarks on "Behind the Veil Conference", 1991
Box 9
Research- Migration, undated
Box 9
Richard Wright: Black Boy, undated
Box 9
Segregated Lives Book Proposal, 2007
Box 9
Segregated Lines Proposal, 2008
Box 9
Senate Presentation, 2002
Box 9
Sernett, Bound for the Promised Land (Review), 1998
Box 9
Sisters and Mothers, 2000
Box 9
Slavery in Missouri, 2000
Box 9
SLPS, 2011
Box 9
SLWE- NEH, 2011
Box 9
St Louis Oral History Project, undated
Box 9
St. Louis Rally Against Racism, 2000 March 31-April 1
Box 16
Videotape RL11750-VHS-0001
St. Mike's Lecture, 2013
Box 9
Talk- Black Power in the Civil Rights Era, undated
Box 9
Teaching Am. History Project, 2010
Box 9
Tenure Files, 1999-2007
(10 folders)
Box 9
Things They Tell Us in the Night, BTU Brown Bag, undated
Box 9
To Reach Across a Great Divide, 1991
Box 9
Travel, 2008
Box 9
Voices of Af-Am History Collection Talk, undated
Box 9
UMSL, 1995
Box 9
Univ. of S. Florida, 2015
Box 9
U of Tenn. Publication, 1999-2002
(5 folders)
Box 9
Untitled, 1993
Box 14
Untitled, undated
Box 14
Upbuilding Black Durham, 2011
Box 9
Washington University, 2007
Box 9
Washington University- Leslie, 1998-2007
Box 9
Wiley, Blackwell Contract, 2009
Box 9
Williams Talk, 2010
Box 9
Williams WCMA Fellows [Talk], 2013 November 2
Box 9
Women and Migration Proposal, 2015
Box 9
Women and Migration Summer 2014, 2014
Box 9

5. Publications, 1991-2014 and undated

Printed materials related to African-American history. Topics include African Americans in the resort community at Saratoga Springs, documenting struggle and resistance through oral histories, communism and race, Black recording artists of the 1920s, the civil rights movement, African-American students at Duke University, the Jim Crow era, race relations, race and the United States government, and segregation. Popular magazines feature material on Michelle and Barack Obama, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, reparations, racism, and college graduation rates.

Arranged alphabetically.

A Walk to Freedom, 1998
Box 12
A-G, undated
Box 11
African-American Women in Defense of Ourselves, 1991
Box 12
[Free at Last], undated
Box 11
L-M, undated
Box 11
R-W, undated
Box 11
Survey Graphic, 1947 Jan., undated
Box 11
Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Discussion Guide, undated
Box 11
Popular Magazines A-N, 2009-2014
Box 11
Popular Magazines T-V, 1998, 2009
Box 11
 

Historical Note

Leslie Brown was born in 1954 in New York City and was raised in Albany, N.Y. She was a Professor of History at Williams College, Williamstown, MA (2008-2016). She also taught History and African and African-American Studies at Washington University, St. Louis, MO (1999-2008), and History and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Missouri--St. Louis (1997-1999). She served as Co-Coordinator for "Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South," Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (1990-1995). Her first book, Upbuilding Black Durham: Gender, Class, and Black Community Development in the Jim Crow South, won the Organization of American Historians' Frederick Jackson Turner Award. She and Anne Valk, her life partner, co-authored Living with Jim Crow: African American Women and Memories of the Jim Crow South in 2010 which won the Oral History Association's Biennial Book Award. Brown died from leukemia in 2016.

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Provenance

The Leslie Brown Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2018 and 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger and Emile Therrien, June 2019

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2018-0098, 2019-0046