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Sterling A. Brown papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC-330

Dates

  • circa 1890-1988

Conditions Governing Access

In-process collection. For information regarding access, please contact specialcollections@williams.edu.

Conditions Governing Use

Most of the material in this collection is subject to copyright. Queries regarding permission to publish from the work of Sterling A. Brown may be directed to his estate using contact information recorded in the WATCH file (Writers, Artists, and their Copyright Holders).

Sterling Allen Brown (1901-1989)

Sterling Allen Brown (May 1, 1901 – January 13, 1989) was an African-American poet, professor of English, folklorist, and literary critic. A graduate of Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College in 1922 and received his master’s degree from Harvard University in 1923. Brown taught for most of his career at Howard University.

Extent

120 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

Most material in this collection was held on deposit at Howard University's Moorland-Spingarn Research Center from 1984 until 2019. Some material was in the custody of the Dennis family prior to transfer to Williams in 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Elizabeth Dennis, 2019.
Title
Sterling A. Brown Papers
Date
2019
Description rules
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Repository Details

Part of the Williams College Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Sawyer Library
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Williamstown, MA 01267