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Charles E. Brown papers, 1889-1945

Brown, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1872-1946

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Microforms; Photos, Drawings, Prints
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    • 16.6 c.f. (53 archives boxes, 2 index card boxes, 2 flat boxes, 1 package, and 3 volumes)
    • 16 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and
    • 4.4 c.f. of photographs (10 archives boxes, 1 flat box and 2 folders)
  • OCLC ocn173699837
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  • Papers of Charles E. Brown, a former curator of the Museum of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and secretary of the Wisconsin Archeological Society, consisting of correspondence; scientific and professional writings; information collected on Wisconsin Indians, lumbering, steamboating, local history, and folklore; extensive survey data, drawings, articles, notes, and clippings on Wisconsin archaeological sites (also on microfilm); World War I soldiers' letters; records of the Committee on State Archaeological Surveys of the National Research Council; material on professional and personal involvement with museums and museum associations, Friends of Our Native Landscape, the Lake Monona Wild Life Sanctuary, and other groups; sketches of implements and ornaments; an account book of pharmacist S. P. Kingsley of Adamsville, Michigan, 1845-1848; notes on Brown County by J. P. Schumacher; papers on the organization of the Nakoma Country Club; miscellaneous biographical material; and photographs, the bulk of which are from the reference files of the Wisconsin Archeological Society, probably collected by Brown, as well as images of University of Wisconsin summer session students on field trips, 1913-1914, 1923, 1930, 1932-1933, and a celebration held for the return of Chippewa soldiers from service in World War I, June 19, 1919.


  • Portions of this collection are also available on microfilm.
  • Presented by Charles E. Brown at various dates; by Mrs. Brown, 1946; and by Katharine W. Curtis, Fedhaven, Florida, 1974-1975. Portions transferred from the Museum, 1973-1976, 1991.
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