|Repository:||University of Georgia Archives|
|Creator:||Brown, Harry Lowrance, 1888-1984|
|Title:||Harry Lowrance Brown biographical papers|
|Quantity:||1.0 Linear Foot (1 box)|
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.
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.
Harry Lowrance Brown biographical papers, UA08-008, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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 collections in this repository: J. Aubrey Smith "Filming Insects" Papers.