Harry Lowrance Brown biographical papers

Harry Lowrance Brown biographical papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Brown, Harry Lowrance, 1888-1984
Title: Harry Lowrance Brown biographical papers
Dates: circa 1900-1984
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet (1 box)
Coll. Number: UA08-008

Biographical/Historical Note

Harry Lowrance Brown (1888-1984) was born in Forsyth County, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1916. In his long career he serves as a county extension agent, director of extension in Georgia, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture in the Roosevelt administration, Assistant Director of Agricultural Relations with the Tennessee Valley Authority, General Agent of the Third District of the Farm Credit Administration, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Georgia in charge of Agriculture, a member of a U.S. State Department technical commission for development in Brazil and, finally, Dean and Director of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture. Following his "retirement" he served as a Georgia State Senator and was a member of a variety of important organizations related to agriculture in Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes papers found among the papers of J. Aubrey Smith (collection UGA 08-007) which were transferred from the University of Georgia Walter J. Brown Media Archive to the University Archives in 2008. Harry Brown recorded an account of his life and career, aided by his friends, Rosslyn Smith and her husband, University of Georgia Agricultural Extension film maker, J. Aubrey Smith. Judging from a note enclosed with the tape cassettes, it appears that Ms. Smith interviewed Brown and used the lengthy taped interview to develop the typed text for his approval. Brown covers events in his life and his perspective on agricultural life in the first half of the 20th century. He also discusses the operations of the many government operations in which he played a role. In addition to a finished manuscript of his memoir, this collection includes early drafts and outlines, notes, correspondence and both tapes of the interview with Brown and a transcript of the tapes.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Agricultural extension work--Georgia.
County agricultural agents--Georgia.
Deans (Education)--Georgia--Athens.
Drafts (documents)
Smith, J. Aubrey, (James Aubrey), 1902-2004
Smith, Rosslyn
Tennessee Valley Authority. Agricultural Institute. -- History
University of Georgia. Agricultural Extension Service. -- History
University of Georgia. College of Agriculture. -- History

General Notes


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Harry Lowrance Brown biographical papers, UA08-008, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Conditions Governing Access note

Though the collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies are available upon request. Audiovisual research requests are dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: J. Aubrey Smith "Filming Insects" Papers.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Biographical manuscript Parts 1 & 2
2Biographical manuscript. Part 3
3Biographical manuscript. Part 4
4Introduction, bibliography, notes on H.L. Brown's honors
5Biographical outline and general notes
6H. L. Brown biographical interview by Rosslyn Smith - transcription of tapes
7Early draft of biography
8Editing draft of chapter 1, "Early Life"
9Editing draft of chapter 2, "U. of Georgia Attendance"
10Editing draft of chapter 3, "Marriage"
11Editing draft of chapter 4, "County Agent Work"
12Editing draft of chapter 5, "Director of Extension"
13Editing draft of chapter 6, "Assistant Secretary of Education"
14Editing draft of chapter 7, "TVA"
15Editing draft of chapter 8, "Farm Credit Bureau"
16Editing draft of chapter 9, "U. of Georgia Vice Chancellor, Dean, Brazil Delegation
17Editing draft on Georgia legislature service
18Editing draft of chapter 10, "Retirement"
19Editing draft of chapter 11, "Farm Bureau"
20Editing draft of chapter 12, "Agricultural Trends & Changes"
21Editing draft of chapter 13, "Church & Religion"
22Lucy Neville Brown, biographical notes
23Production notes, receipts, time statements related to creating biography
24Correspondence related to having biography published & excerpt for review by publishers
25Biographical news clippings
2Tape recordings of interview with H. L. Brown by Rosslyn Smith & note from J. Aubrey Smith regarding origin of biography, circa 1980s