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Edwin J. Brown Papers

 Collection
Identifier: PP-BROWN
The Edwin J. Brown Papers document a portion of the career of professor Edwin J. Brown, founder and head of Santa Clara University's Department of Education from 1951-1962. The bulk of the collection documents Brown's career at Santa Clara University, as well as his involvement as a scout for the St. Louis Browns baseball team. The collection includes academic correspondence and publications, a draft of And Thine is the Glory (unpublished novel), his textbook Everyday Problems in Classroom Management (1933), correspondence, numerous articles (published and unpublished), personal correspondence, publishing correspondence, poetry, scouting information for various students, speeches, and teaching materials.

Dates

  • 1951-1962

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Materials in the Department of Archives & Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Santa Clara University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Santa Clara University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

Extent

1.67 linear feet (4 boxes)

Abstract

The Edwin J. Brown Papers document a portion of the career of professor Edwin J. Brown, founder and head of Santa Clara University's Department of Education from 1951-1962. The bulk of the collection documents Brown's career at Santa Clara University, as well as his involvement as a scout for the St. Louis Browns baseball team. The collection includes academic publications, correspondence, teaching materials and unpublished writings. This collection is arranged into six series: Series I. Biographical Materials; Series II: Professional Projects; Series III: Teaching Materials; Series IV: Collected Writings; Series V: Correspondence; and Series VI: Unpublished Works.

Biographical History

Edwin John Brown was born in 1892, in Clifton, Kansas. He received his teaching credential at the age of eighteen and acted as principal of a grammar school in Agenda, Kansas while in his early twenties. In 1922, he graduated from Kansas State Teachers College with a B.S. degree and shortly afterwards attended Stanford University to earn his Ph.D. In 1928, he returned to Kansas and directed the Graduate School of Education at Kansas State Teachers College until 1944. In addition, he served as the Dean of St. Louis University from 1945-1951.

Brown was the founder and head of Santa Clara University’s Department of Education from 1951-1962. Brown's personal and professional interests were varied: while at Santa Clara University, he was a member of numerous honor societies, a scout for the St. Louis Browns baseball team, and a teacher at the University of Colorado’s summer session. He wrote four textbooks, the most well-known of which is Everyday Problems in Classroom Management (1933), and he published over 100 articles dealing with education, mental health, and contemporary youth. He also wrote poetry, as well as the novel And Thine the Glory, which was never published. In addition, he established the Edwin J. Brown Fellowship at Santa Clara University, which is awarded annually to a qualified graduate student enrolled in the Teacher Education program.

After his retirement in 1962, Brown was named emeritus chairman and Emeritus Chairman and Professor of Santa Clara University’s Department of Education until his death in 1977 at the age of 85.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into six series: Series I. Biographical Materials; Series II: Professional Projects; Series III: Teaching Materials; Series IV: Collected Writings; Series V: Correspondence; and Series VI: Unpublished Works.

Physical Location

This collection is located in Santa Clara University’s Department of Archives & Special Collections.

Related Material

Brown, Edwin J., Everyday Problems in Classroom Management. 1933. Cambridge: Houghton Mifflan Co.

Brown, Edwin J., Secondary-School Administration. 1938. Houghton Mifflan Co.

Brown, Edwin J. and Phelps, Arthur T., Managing the Classroom. 1961. New York: The Ronald Press Co.

Processing Information

Original guide compiled by Dept. of Archives & Special Collections staff. Guide edited and revised by Erin M. Louthen in 2012. Guide encoded by Shannon Hartman in 2012.
Title
Edwin J. Brown Papers
Author
Brown, Edwin J.
Date
1951-1962
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, Santa Clara University Library Repository

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