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Requesting Archive Materials

Contact the University Archives ( to request materials.  Please be specific as to topics, sports, and dates.  We will need this information in order to locate materials.  If you are interested in a certain format (eg. photographs instead of text) please let us know.

Brown University Archives Research

The University Archives has a large collection of materials possibly relevant to your research in the course, including presidential papers, committee reports, and the works of student organizers. For more information contact

Archives of interest include the William Gerald McLoughlin papers (Ms.2009.003) which contains a lot of primary source materials about the experience of professors and students on the Brown campus from the 1960s to the 1990s. McLoughlin was a professor of History and American Studies at Brown and was very active with civil rights and academic freedom.  His collection is a gold mine of information about that era and Brown's response to it.


Books about Brown:

  • On reserve in the Rock and another copy available for use in the John Hay Library: Janet M. Phillips,Brown University: A Short History (2000)

  • For the definitive reference work on the history, people, and places of Brown University, please use the Encyclopedia Brunoniana by Martha Mitchell available in print and online.

Books about the press:


Books on the 1960s: