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Baker Brownell (1887-1965) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 12/1/3

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The Baker Brownell Papers comprise seventy-eight boxes arranged in eight major categories: biographical material; financial and legal records; correspondence; materials pertaining to Brownell's teaching career; conference and convention material; writings; research files; and miscellaneous notes. The most important components of the collection include the thirty-nine boxes of Brownell's correspondence and the twenty-one boxes of material relating to his literary endeavors, organized under the general rubric of "writings." The present arrangement was imposed upon the collection because much of Brownell's original arrangement was neither clearly discernable nor conducive to easy access by researchers.

I. Biographical Materials, Boxes 1-3

The Biographical Materials encompass a broad variety of items including a personal profile of Brownell written by a student who often waited on him in the faculty cafeteria. Also included are various autobiographical materials, including a Northwestern University Golden Reunion hard given to Brownell in 1960; Who's Who entries; faculty questionnaires; a folder of newspaper clippings (1912-1965), including obituaries; press releases, programs, membership cards, awards, certificates, grade reports; newspaper clippings relating to the Brownell family and Brownell's acquaintances, and three folders of Brownell's appointment calendars (1911-1954).

Seven folders of genealogical materials reflect Brownell's interest in family genealogy.  Several letters (1837-1896) and manuscripts trace his parents' descent from a pre-revolutionary English lineage that included the Burr, Edwards, Beecher, Foote and Percy families. Also included is a folder of Brownell's sister's (Mrs. George Wilcox) applications for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution and two folders of genealogical research done by Brownell and Mrs. Wilcox.

The Brownell family papers include one folder of personal materials, including cancelled checks and a land patent; a folder of Adelaide Howard Brownell’s papers, inc1uding her lecture notes, and a folder of Helena Maxwell Brownell's papers, containing typescripts of a number of her writings.

II. Financial and Legal Records, 3-5

The Financial and Legal Records include Brownell’s bank account books; a folder of correspondence regarding his teaching appointments and several folders containing bills and receipts (1907-1961); royalty statements from his publishers and publishing contracts; and one box of book orders, invoices and related correspondence.

III. Correspondence, Boxes 5-43

The Correspondence, 1904-1968, consists of 43 boxes of both incoming correspondence and copies of outgoing letters.  Brownell was a prolific correspondent who regularly wrote to his family, friends, colleagues, publishers, and students.  The correspondence, which is arranged chronologically by day, reflects all facets of Brownell's diverse career - his early studies and travel in Europe, his teaching, research and literary interests, his involvement in "small community'' projects in Montana and at Southern Illinois University, and his interests and activities during his retirement years.

Correspondence between a number of Brownell's relatives, including Lulu B. Wilcox and Etta Wilcox; and Lulu Wilcox and Mrs. Eugene A. Brownell together with several letters to Adelaide Howard Brownell from George Santayana have been integrated into the collection.

The correspondence falls into three general periods: Brownell’s pre-Northwestern career, (1904-1921); his association with Northwestern University, (1921-1953); and his post-Northwestern career, (1953-1965).

Correspondence: 1904-1921

There is considerable correspondence during this period between Brownell and several of his relatives, and with a number of publishers and editors to whom he submitted verse, such as Harriet Monroe of Poetry, and the editors of The Dial and The New Republic. Also included is a substantial amount of correspondence with Harry F. Harrington, Director of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern.

In addition, smaller amounts of correspondence exist with professional colleagues, officials of the Fisk Teachers Agency, and representatives of the United States Army and Navy.

A few letters written during World War I reflect Brownell's views on economic and political questions. Several of his letters, for example, concern the women's suffrage amendment.

Correspondence: 1922-1953

Much of the correspondence from this period consists of relatively mundane letters inviting various public figures, writers, artists, educators, scientists, and others to lecture in Brownell's Contemporary Thought classes.

A substantial amount of correspondence exists with Eugene MacDonald, president and founder of Zenith Corporation, concerning Brownell and MacDonald's cruise to the Galapagos Islands aboard the “Mizpah." Brownell also corresponded extensively with Ralph Borsodi, founder of The School of Living in Suffern, New York; his first Wife, Helena Maxwell Brownell, who lived abroad in France and Germany; Lamar Warrick, his assistant in the Department of Contemporary Thought; Dean Ralph Heilman of Northwestern's School of Commerce; and Carl Beecher, a colleague at Northwestern.

There is also a small amount of correspondence between Brownell and various editors and publishers such as George Soule of The New Republic, and representatives of W.W. Norton & Co., the Abingdon Press, Charles Scribners, Henry Holt & Co. and the Macmillan Company. Brownell also corresponded with Walter Dill Scott, Northwestern's President; Addison Hibbard, Dean of Northwestern's College of Liberal Arts; and Colonel Robert McCormick of the Chicago Tribune.

Additionally the correspondence includes letters of recommendation for students and colleagues, and exchanges with readers of Brownell's published writings. Much of the correspondence in the 1940's was generated as a result of Brownell's duties as supervising editor for Harper & Bros. and concerns various literary projects by such individuals as: Morris Llewellyn Cooke, Philip Murray; Frank Knight, Thornton W. Merriam, Ralph Borsodi, O.E. Baker, M.L. Wilson, Paul H. Douglas, Leon Green, Ernest O. Melby, Charles M. MacConnell, T.V. Smith, Leonard D. White, H.G. Wells and Eugene MacDonald.

A substantial amount of correspondence concerns the Montana Study Project and other experimental projects involving the "small community", funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. Included is correspondence with David Stevens and John Marshall of the Rockefeller Foundation and Ernest O. Melby, Chancellor of the Montana University System, who had previously been Dean of the School of Education at Northwestern.

There is a large amount of correspondence with Arthur E. Morgan, chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority and later President of Antioch College.

In 1937 Frank Lloyd Wright and Baker Brownell co-authored a book entitled Architecture and Modern Life, which occasioned an exchange of correspondence between Wright and Brownell including invitations to visit Wright's home at Taliesin in Wisconsin. Attached to a letter from Wright dated February 24, (1936?) is a three page typescript by him entitled "Sweetness and Light"--a commentary on modern youth.

A small amount of correspondence exists with Northwestern University Professor of Journalism Curtis D. MacDougall and Senator Paul H. Douglas (D-Illinois) regarding the 1948 Illinois Senatorial campaign. Brownell also corresponded with the writer A.C. Spectorsky, Franklyn B. Snyder, President of Northwestern, Henry Wallace, Granville Hicks, John Chancellor and Robert Gard. A small amount of correspondence also exists between Brownell and one of his students, Lauren Wispe, who was serving time in a Chicago prison for draft evasion.

Correspondence: 1953-1965

Much of the correspondence generated during this period concerns Brownell's association with the Area Services Division of Southern Illinois University.

Brownell also corresponded with Ordway Tead, Charles B. Fahs of the Rockefeller Foundation, T.V. Smith, Lloyd Wendt, Granville Hicks, John Chancellor and Robert E. Gard during this period.

IV. Course Materials, Boxes 44-52

Brownell's Course Materials are arranged chronologically. The first two boxes contain notebooks and papers from courses in philosophy, logic, ethics, botany and English, which Brownell took from Professors Bliss Perry, Santayana and Royce at Harvard. One folder contains Brownell's assignments (1909-1911) for a philosophy class, along with typed comments by George Santayana. Included in this section are several of Brownell's diaries, dating from 1909-1915 which contain notes for his doctoral dissertation, poetry, philosophical writings and a European travel journey. Also included are folders of news briefs and editorials written by Brownell's students and other materials from writing courses which Brownell taught at Kansas State Normal School and the University of Idaho.

The most comprehensive body of materials in this section pertains to Brownell's Contemporary Thought course. They include class descriptions, notes by Brownell for Contemporary Thought lectures, original drafts of his lectures, and bound lecture syllabi and outlines. There is also a folder of programs which list speakers for each course session.

In 1926 Northwestern and radio station WMAQ sponsored Brownell's “The New Universe” radio lectures.  Programs and typescripts of his lectures are included in this section.

In the 1940’s Brownell directed the Council on the Future, comprised of 25 Northwestern faculty members and administrators, each one with an undergraduate research student, who were brought together to contemplate the probable nature of civilization as it would develop in the future.  Bound volumes of class outlines and lectures generated by the Council are included in this section.

Other course-related materials in this section include outlines, booklists , syllabi, and miscellany from various philosophy, writing and literature courses, short courses and summer courses taught by Brownell at Northwestern, the University of Utah, the University of Kansas City, Garrett Biblical Institute, the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin; three folders of student papers and exams; newsclippings, 1930-1937, relating to the Contemporary Thought course; and teachers grade books, 1923-1953, for all of the courses taught by Brownell.

V. Conferences and Conventions Material

The Conference and Conventions Materials which comprise two boxes are arranged chronologically.  Brownell participated in several conferences as a speaker, consultant, or member of a panel and the materials in these boxes include outlines, manuscripts and typescripts of his speeches, transcripts of discussions, agendas, programs, reports and other miscellaneous materials.

Also included in this section are six folders of Brownell’s lecture materials, arranged chronologically, including radio talks and addresses; and four folders containing reports, minutes, notes and other materials for The College in the Hills, The School of Living and other institutions with which Brownell was associated.

VI. Writings

The Writings Section includes 21 boxes of outlines and notes for articles and books; initial and subsequent drafts of articles and books; annotated carbon copies of transcripts; and copies of his published works. His writings are arranged alphabetically by keyword title of each article or book. Within each folder, the material is generally arranged in the following sequence: notes, outlines, manuscripts, and typescripts, all in the chronological order of their preparation, followed by carbon copies and published works, if extant. If the title of a work had been changed, it is filed under its published title.  Copies of books authored by Brownell have been separated from the collection and are shelved with the "Faculty Collection" located in the University Archives reading room.

Brownell kept careful records of all of his manuscripts, usually dating each revision.  Brownell also kept a “Manuscript Record" from 1917-1923 in which he recorded each piece he wrote by title, noting where he submitted it, the date it was returned or accepted for publication and the amount of payment received.

Brownell’s intellectual curiosity and imagination are evident both from the diversity of his interests and the various media which he utilized to convey his ideas. He wrote plays, fables, poetry, and narrative prose fiction in addition to more academically-oriented articles and books. Brownell also reviewed, edited and commented upon works submitted to him by his colleagues, and wrote editorials for major newspapers. He kept copies of published and unpublished editorials he wrote for the Chicago Tribune from 1919 to 1921, many of which are critically annotated.

VII. Research Files

Brownell’s Research Files include materials related to his two major research projects, the Montana Study (1944-1947) and his investigation of community life in southern Illinois (1952-1954). The Montana Project files include clippings, budgets, field research notes, progress reports and a scrapbook. The Montana Project resulted in publication of Life in Montana (1954), and The Human Community (1950). The Area Services Project at Southern Illinois University, which resembled the Montana Study in its focus on the importance of art and leisure activities in a small community, resulted in the publication of Life in Southern Illinois (1953) and The Other Illinois (1958).

VIII. Miscellaneous Notes, Boxes 77-78

Brownell's extensive Reading and Miscellaneous Notes reflect both his diverse intellectual interests and activities and his conscientiousness as a scholar and teacher. He attempted, for example, to systematically read and annotate the classics. The final section of the collection includes both his notes on books he reviewed and critiqued, and his notes on a wide range of topics related to his research and teaching.

Dates

  • 1904-1965

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Extent

78.00 Boxes

Abstract

Baker Brownell enjoyed a rich and varied career as a soldier, newspaper man, popular teacher and lecturer, prolific writer and minor power, and scholar concerned with the dynamics of both the "small community" and the larger "human community" of which it formed an important component. During his lifetime, much of which was spent as a member of the faculty at Northwestern, Brownell achieved a national reputation based upon both his recognized abilities as a lecturer and teacher and his distinctive philosophical views which were articulated through a literary outpouring that included several books and countless articles.

Arrangement Note

I.   BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL - Boxes 1-3

II.  FINANCIAL AND LEGAL RECORDS - Boxes 3-5

III. CORRESPONDENCE - Boxes 5-43

IV.  COURSE LECTURE OUTLINES, SYLLABI AND RELATED MATERIAL - Boxes 44-52

V.   CONFERENCES AND CONVENTION MATERIAL - Boxes 53-54

VI.  WRITINGS - Boxes 55-75

VII. RESEARCH FILES - Boxes 75-77

VIII. MISCELLANEOUS NOTES - Boxes 77-78

Method of Acquisition

The Baker Brownell Papers were donated by his widow Mrs. Adelaide Brownell in 1969.

Other Descriptive Information

INDEX of prominent correspondents:

Chronological List:

Incoming Correspondence

Addams, Jane: May 3, 1923; Oct. 4, 1923; Jan. 30, 1924; Feb. 18, 1924; June 12, 1924; May 15, 1925; May 6, 1926; June 26, 1926; Aug. 4, 1926; Jan. 14, 1927; May 4, 1927; Aug. 7, 1927; Nov. 21, 1927; Nov. 24, 1927; Feb. 11, 1928; March 17, 1928; July 7, 1928; Jan. 9, 1929; July 22, 1929; July 27, 1929; Sept. 7, 1929; May 15, 1930; March 16, 1931; April 23, 1931; March 2, 1932

Adler, Mortimer

Apr. 6, 1935

Apr. 20, 1935

Sept. 12, 1935

Sept. 16, 1935

Jan. 20, 1937

Mar. 26, 1937

Apr. 8, 1937

Agar, Herbert

Feb. 20, 1937

Feb. 26, 1937

March 18, 1937

March 18, 1937

April 23, 1937

Aiken, George D.

Oct. 18, 1954

Anderson, Sherwood

Dec. 16, 1930

Jan. 15, 1931

June 5, 1931

(Other originals from this collection  were given to the Newberry Library in Chicago, April 21, 1951 by Brownell)

Arnold, Thurman

Dec. 4, 1940

Benet, Wm. Rose

Oct. 21, 1927

Boas, Franz

Oct. 4, 1927

Brandeis , Louis D.

Jan. 29 , 1937

Buck, Pearl S.

April 3, 1943

Capper, Arthur

Dec. 9, 1916

Dec. 19, 1916

Feb. 6,1922

Case, Clifford P.

May 17, 1960

Cunningham, Glenn

May 27, 1960

Darrow, Clarence

May 7, 1924

May 27, 1925

Jan. 2, 1926

Nov. 12, 1926

Nov. 15, 1926

Nov. 18, 1926

Oct .29 , 1927

Nov. 6, 1927

Dec. 25, 1927

Feb. 15, 1928

March 19, 1928

March 24, 1928

May 4, 1928

May 6, 1928

Nov. 25, 1929

(Dec. 1926)

April 26, (1928?)

May 12, (1928?)

Jan. 16, (1929?)

Dec. 12, (1929?)

Dewey, John

May 16, 1923

Nov. 8, 1927

April 28, 1930

June 6, 1935

Feb. 25, 1937

July 14, 1941

April 1, 1946

March 29, 1950

May 1, 1950

May 16, 1950

Sept. 19, 1950

Sept. 29, 1950

Oct. 9, 1950

Oct. 17, 1950

Nov. 16, 1950

Nov. 7, 1950

Nov. 19, 1950

Dec. 19, 1950

Jan. 2, 1951

Jan. 3, 1951

Jan. 16, 1951

Feb. 1, 1951

April 24, 1951

Disney, Walt

Nov. 15, 1935

Doolittle, Dudley

June 13, 1916

Douglas, Paul H.

June 1, 1931 

June 21, 1932

Nov.19,1932

Dec. 16, 1932

April 10, 1933   

July 1, 1933

Nov. 14, 1933

Nov. 21, 1933

Dec. 5, 1933     

April 18, 1935

April 3, 1937

April 16, 1937

May 26, 1939   

April 12, 1948 (1925)

July 29, 1948

Nov. 26, 1948

Dec. 18, 1950

Dec. 16, 1954

Jan. 6, 1959

Jan. 15, 1959

Dubois, W.E.B. 

May 1, 1932   

June 1, 1932             

Oct. 21, 1932

Dec. 21, 1932

Jan. 4, 1933

Jan. 6, 1933

Jan. 17, 1933

Einstein , Albert 

Jan. 31, 1935

Ewett, Margery

March 6, 1923

(1925)

Fenton, Ivor D.   

March 31, 1960 

Fisher, Dorthy Canfield

March 7, 1951

Frank, Waldo

Oct. 25, 1927

Nov. 11, 1927

(Dec., 1927)

Jan. 18, 1928

March 21, 1928

March 28, 1928

Sept. 2, 1929

Gale, Zona

May 27, 1925

June 12, 1925

(1925)

Feb. 8, 1926

March 11, 1926

March 18, 1926

June 2, 1926

Sept. 5, 1926

Sept. 14, 1926

Sept. 17, 1926

Sept. 26, 1926     

Nov. 26, 1926

Feb. 10, 1927

April 9, (1927?)

April 15, 1927

April 23, (1927?)

(April, 1927?)

May 8, 1927

May 13, 1927

May 17, 1927

July 17, 1927

Aug. 8, 1927

Oct. 27, 1927

Dec. 17, 1927

(1927?)       

(March 1928)

April 16, 1928

(April, 1928)

July 19, 1928

Nov. 1, 1928

Dec. 7, 1928

Dec. 19, 1928

March 6, 1929

March 28, 1929

(March, 1929)

(March, 1929)

(June, 1929?)

Dec. 13, 1929

Jan. 31, 1930

May 16, 1930

Oct. 4, 1930

(Jan, 1931)

April 29, 1931

May 6, 1931

May 17, 1932

April 26, 1933

July 21, 1933

Oct. 7, 1933

Dec. 19, (1933?)

(1933)

(1933?)

April 25, 1934

July 11, 1934

Jan. 14, 1935

Jan. 18, 1935

Jan. 26, 1935

Jan. 30, 1935

Dec. 27, 1935

June 11, 1936

(July 1936)

Aug. 4, 1936

March 12, 1937

Aug. 1, 1937

Sept. 30, 1938

Sept., 1938

Gardner, A.P.

Nov. 13, 1914

Garland, Hamlin

Jan. 18, 1923

Feb. 1, 1923

Jan. 19, 1924

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins

Oct. 24, 1927

Oct. 29, 1927

Dec. 3, 1927

Oct. 5, 1928

Hayden, Carl     

June 1, 1960               

Hicks, Granville

July 28, 1944

March 26, 1945

Sept. 4, 1945

Dec. 31, 1945

Jan. 30, 1946

Feb. 18, 1946

March 6, 1946

March 17, 1946

Aug. 7, 1946

Aug. 9, 1946

Nov. 14, 1946     

Dec. 16, 1946

Jan. 10, 1949

June 20, 1949

March 12, 1950     

May 24, 1950

June 6, 1950

Oct. 9, 1950

April 27, 1951

Feb. 19, 1952

March 24, 1952

Nov. 1, 1952

June 16, 1953

June 29, 1953     

(1953)

May 14, 1954     

Hill, Lister

April 28, 1960   

Holland, Spessard L.

May 9, 1960

Hoover, Herbert

June 28, 1937

Howe, Louis

Jan. 6, 1934

Ickes, Harold

May 3, 1933

May 19, 1933

Kefauver , Estes   

April 1, 1960

May 11, 1960

LaFollette, Philip F.

Feb. 26, 1932

June 12, 1933

Nov. 14, 1933

Nov. 17, 1933

April 21, 1934

July 12, 1934

Nov. 28, 1934

Dec. 5, 1934

Jan. 28, 1937

March 12, 1937

April 30, 1937

May 12, 1937

July 16, 1937

Feb. 17, 1938

July 6, 1938

Dec. 30, 1938

April 25, 1939

June 22, 1939

July 7, 1939

July 17, 1939   

LaFollette , Suzanne

Dec. 31, 1927

Feb. 8, 1928

Feb. 9, 1928

Lawson, Victor F.

Jan. 8, 1921

Louis Lindsay, Elisabeth

(Mrs. Vachel)

April 28, 1930

MacDougall, Curtis D.

June 1, 1942

Jan. 26, 1948

July 8, 1948

MacDougall, Curtis D.

Jan. 25, 1961

March 2, 1961

March 31, 1961

Mackish, Archibald

n.d.

Markham, Edwin

April 11, 1932

Oct. 23, 1932

(1932?)

McCormick, Robert R.

May 9, 1933

July 7, 1933

Sept. 7, 1933

Sept. 22, 1933

Dec. 19, 1933

April 17, 1934

McCormick, Ruth Hanna

June 8, 1929

June 25, 1929

Jan. 3, 1930

Mencken, H.L.

May 23, 1941

May 31, (1941?)

June 24, 1941

Aug. 5, 1946

Monroe, Harriet

Nov. 5, 1915

May 29, 1917

July 18, 1917

Oct. 15, 1917

Nov. 26, 1917

Jan. 8, 1918

Feb. 8, 1918

Feb. 20, 1918

April 5, 1918

June 26, 1918

Oct. 28, 1918

Feb. 13, 1919

Aug. 23, 1919

Oct. 1, 1919

Oct. 8, 1919

Dec. 16, 1919

Aug. 14, 1920

Aug. 20, 1920

Dec. 6, 1920

Dec. 11, 1920

Dec. 13, 1920

Jan. 21, 1921

Nov. 7, 1921

Jan. 11, 1922

Jan. 27, 1922

March 7, 1922

March 9, 1922

April 3, 1922

April 17, 1922

July 8, 1922

July 20, 1922

Jan. 26, 1923

Feb. 28, 1923

March 31, 1923

April 11, 1923

May 1, 1923

Nov. 21, 1923

May 17, 1924

March 4, 1925

Dec. 1, 1926

Jan. 20, 1927

Jan. 24, 1927

May 4, 1927

July 11, 1927

Aug. 16, 1927

Aug. 20, 1927

April 16, 1930

(1930?)

Jan 5, 1931

Oct. 12, 1931

Oct. 15, 1932

Oct. 17, 1932

Jan. 6, 1933

Jan. 16, 1933

April 2, 1933

April 5, 1933

Oct. 25, 1933

March 16, 1934

April 30, 1934

April 18, 1935

Murray, James E.

July 16, 1945

April 29, 1946

May 9, 1946

June 3, 1960

Norris, George W.

June 17, 1935

Otto, Max

Aug. 31, 1927

Sept. 30, 1927

Oct. 14, 1927

Jan. 6, 1928

Jan. 31, 1928

Feb. 2, 1928

June 15, 1928

Sept. 3, 1928

Sept. 27, 1928

April 16, 1929

May 9, 1929

May 13, 1930

April 26, 1932

Oct. 10, 1932

April 12, 1933

June 27, 1933

Sept. 17, 1933

Sept. 1933

Oct. 5, 1933

(Oct. 1933)

March 30, 1934

April 3, 1934

April 19, 1934

March 25, 1935

July 16, 1935

Sept. 3, 1935

(1935?)

Jan. 3, 1938

Jan. 16, 1939

Jan. 30, 1939

April 18, 1939

May 20, 1939

Jan. 7, 1946

April 29, 1946

May 27, 1946

Nov. 6, 1946

Dec. 10, 1946

April 11, 1948

May 11, 1948.

Oct. 16, 1949

Nov. 14, 1949

Nov. 20, 1949

Nov. 30, 1949

(Nov., 1949)

Dec. 4, 1949

Dec. 9, 1949

Dec. 12, 1949

Feb. 11, 1950

June 28, 1950

July 31, 1950

Sept. 12, 1950

Sept. 20, 1950

Oct. 13, 1950

Jan. 30, 1951

March 2, 1951

March 23, 1951

April 9, 1951

July 6, 1951

Sept. 9, 1951

Oct. 18, 1951

(Oct. 1951)

Nov. 22, 1951

Dec. 8, 1951

(1951?)

April 5, 1952

July 2, 1952

Feb. 9, 1953

Feb. 22, 1953

Nov. 14, 1953

Dec. 23, 1953

Feb. 18, 1954

April 2, 1954

April 20, 1954

April 21, 1954



*Outgoing correspondence from Baker Brownell

Pepper, Claude

Aug. 15, 1939

Pillion, John R.

May 6, 1960

Ransom, John Crowe

Jan. 23, 1937

Feb. 1, 1937

April 14, 1937



Rhodes, John J.

June 2, 1960

Richberg, Donald R.

June 1, 1931

Aug. 3, 1931

Dec. 10, 1931

Dec. 15, 1931

Dec. 18, 1931

May 4, 1933

May 20, 1933

Aug. 30, 1933

Jan. 3, 1934

Jan. 5, 1934

Jan. 25, 1934

April 19, 1934

April 25, 1934

Dec. 20, 1934

Jan. 17, 1935

Roosevelt, Eleanor

June 15, 1934

Oct. 26, 1954

Roosevelt, Theodore

Nov. 20, 1914

Ross, E.A.

Nov. 11, 1914

April 30, 1923

Feb. 11, 1924

May 21, 1925

Feb. 16, 1926

May 6, 1926

Nov. 19, 1926

March 4, 1927

Aug. 8, 1927

Russell, Bertrand

Jan. 21, 1924

Feb. 11, 1924

Feb. 14, 1924

Feb. 26, 1924

April 3, 1924

April 14, 1924

May 23, 1927

*June 7, 1927

Oct. 6, 1927

Feb. 6, 1928

Dec. 4, 1929

April 4, 1939

April 17, 1939

Saarinen, Eliel

July 26, 1924

Sandburg, Carl

July 22, 1922

June 3, 1930

Dec. 2, 1931

(Feb. 1938)

March 17, 1938

Aug. 23, 1938

(1938?)

Jan. 28, 1952

Sanger, Margaret

March 5, 1937

March 10, 1937

March 11, 1937

March 31, 1937

April 16, 1937

April 21, 1937

April 22, 1937

April 23, 1937

April 29, 1937

June 3, 1937

June 17, 1937

Santayana, George

May 5, 1934

Dec. 26, 1939

April 4, 1940 (tms copy)

Sarett, Lew

*(1923)

Oct. 10, 1929

April 27, 1931

April 10, 1934

(1953?)

Saule, George

Jan. 18, 1928

March 7, 1928

May 15, 1928

June 4, 1928

July 10, 1928

Dec. 26, 1928

Sikes, Bob

Jan. 27, 1941

May 27, 1960

Sinclair, Upton

June 28, 1932

Spectorsky, A.C.

Sept. 30, 1942

Oct. 5, 1942

Oct. 12, 1942

Nov. 11, 1942

Nov. 13, 1942

Dec. 11, 1942

Dec. 17. 1942

Dec. 29, 1942

March 25, 1943

Steffens, Lincoln

May 26, 1934

Taber, John

May 6, 1960

Taft, Robert A.

March 13, 1939



Tallmadge, Thomas E.

July 29, 1931

March 31, 1932

May 12, 1932

June 1, 1932

Oct. 14, 1932

March 9, 1933

July 23, 1935

Sept. 9, 1935

Sept. 12, 1935

Oct. 8, 1935

Nov. 19, 1935

Nov. 27, 1935

Dec. 19, 1935

Tate, Allen

Nov. 3, 1936

Feb. 4, 1937

Feb. 10, 1937

Feb. 28, 1937

Thomas, Elbert D.

April 27, 1949

Thomas, Norman

March 11, 1932

April 8, 1932

May 6, 1932

June 13, 1932

June 15, 1932

May 18, 1933

Dec. 21, 1933

April 24, 1934

May 16, 1934

Jan. 4, 1935

June 2, 1936

June 9, 1936

June 15, 1936

June 1, 1936

July 14, 1936

Aug. 12, 1936

Aug. 26, 1936

April 27, 1937

May 13, 1937

May 24, 1937

June 1, 1937

June 9, 1937

June 16, 1937

July 2, 1937

July 8, 1937

July 12, 1937

July 16, 1937

Dec. 1, 1942

Thompson, Dorothy

April 5, 1937

Tietjens, Eunice

May 16, 1923

Tugwell, R.G. (Rexford Guy)

June 9, 1934

June 16, 1934

Dec. 28, 1937

Wallace, Henry A.

Feb. 18, 1935

April 12, 1935

April 15, 1935

April 18, 1935

April 20, 1935

April 26, 1935

May 3, 1935

May 6, 1935

May 25, 1935

Jan. 3, 1936

June 8, 1936

June 12, 1936

June 16, 1936

June 17, 1936

June 18, 1936

June 19, 1936

June 26, 1936

June 30, 1936

Aug. 7, 1936

March 18, 1937

March 25, 1937

June 14, 1937

July 2, 1937

Aug. 6, 1940

March 29, 1941

Jan. 22, 1942

Aug. 12, 1943

Aug. 2, 1944

Wheeler, Burton K.

Feb. 8, 1936

Feb. 18, 1936

April 11, 1936

May 7, 1946

Whitehead, Alfred North

Feb. 8, 1937

Wilder, Thornton

April 4, 1934

Willkie, Wendell

May 6, 1940

Wright, Frank Lloyd

(Incoming Corres.)

May 7, 1931

Feb. 26, 1932

April 1, 1932

March 7, 1932

May 2, 1933

July 1, 1933

July 21, 1933

Aug. 14, 1933

Aug. 28, 1933

Nov. 21, 1933

Dec. 1, 1933

Dec. 6, 1933

Feb. 5, 1933

March 9, 1934

March 30, 1934

April 20, 1934

July 16, 1934

Aug. 6, 1934

Jan. 30, 1934

Feb. 14, 1935

April 16, 1935

April 18, 1935

April 20, 1935

April 28, 1935

May 10, 1935

May 11, 1935

May 16, 1935

Aug. 6, 1935

Aug. 16, 1935

Sept. 6, 1935

Dec. 16, 1935

Feb. 24, 1936

July 24, 1936   

Aug. 18, 1936   

Oct. 10, 1936   

Dec. 30, 1936

Feb. 14, 1937   

March 5, 1937   

April 11, 1937   

April 24, 1937

May 22, 1937

July 6, 1937

July 22, 1937

Aug. 11, 1937

Aug. 13, 1937

March 22, 1939

April 1, 1939

(Outgoing Correspondence)

May 2, 1931

May 13, 1931

Feb. 29, 1932

May 4, 1932

May 11, 1932

May 28, 1932

April 6, 1932

June 3, 1932

June 11, 1932

Oct. 8, 1932

March 27, 1933

April 12, 1933

April 17, 1933

April 24, 1933

May 1, 1933

May 8, 1933

July 6, 1933

Sept. 18, 1933

Feb. 11, 1934

Feb. 19, 1934

March 21, 1934

March 28, 1934

April 18, 1934

Feb. 11, 1935

April 10, 1935

May 8, 1935

May 13, 1935

Sept. 4, 1935

Aug. 10, 1936

Aug. 17, 1936

Sept. 12, 1936

Dec. 7, 1936

Feb. 1, 1937

Feb. 10, 1937

March 1, 1937

March 3, 1937

March 17, 1937

March 29, 1937

April 5, 1937

April 19, 1937

April 26, 1937

April 28, 1937

May 12, 1937

May 19, 1937

May 21, 1937

June 21, 1937

July 1, 1937

July 20, 1937

Aug. 12, 1937

March 22, 1939

Wyatt, Edith Franklin

Nov. 10, 1927

Jan. 9, 1928

Sept. 10, 1928

Processing Information

Elizabeth Pessek, assisted by Sally Etheridge and Sarah Good, June 1977.
Title
Guide to the Baker Brownell (1887-1965) Papers
Author
Elizabeth Pessek, Sally Etheridge and Sarah Good
Date
01/06/1977
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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