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William Neal Brown papers, 1930s-2012

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Call No.: MS#1548
Bib ID 8218518 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Brown, William Neal, 1919-2009 ; X, Malcolm, 1925-1965
Title William Neal Brown papers, 1930s-2012
Physical Description 1.5 linear feet (1 small flat box, 1 record storage carton)
Language(s) English .
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Summary

This collection documents the life and career of African-American social worker and educator William Neal Brown. Personal material includes his military records, family photos, material from his undergraduate years at the Hampton Institute, and various tributes from later in his life. The professional material is primarily typescripts of speeches and papers that Brown presented in the late 1960s and early 1970s to various academic and community groups. The audiovisual material includes audio of his debate with Malcolm X, titled "Integration or Separation," that took place on Ovember 3, 1961, at Rutgers University.

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You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available onsite via links in the container list. Commercial materials are not routinely digitized.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William Neal Brown Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Rutgers University holds related materials, including an oral history with Dr. Brown.

Accruals

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Lightly processed in August 2021. Duplicates and plaques discarded, awards and photos unframed. kws 2021-08-09

Revision Description

2020-09-17 AV material added in preparation for digitization

2021-08-05 Collection minimally processed and finding aid created. kws

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

William Neal Brown. Born February 24, 1919, in Warrenton, Georgia. Raised in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. United States Air Force, 1942-1946 with the Tuskegee Airmen. United States Air Force Reserve, 1946-1957. Hampton Insitute '41, Columbia Universty School of Social Work '50 (MSW), CUNY '79 (PhD). Professor of human growth and development at Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work, 1956-1989. Educator and speaker on social work and education, especially with regard to disadvantaged children. Died April 17, 2009 at age 90.

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Series I: Audiovisual Material, 1961-2012



Box 1 "Separation or Desegregation" Debate between Dr. William Neal Brown and Malcolm X, 1961-11-03, 2 open reel audiotapes

Debate held in the Rutgers University (Newark) Pharmacy Gym


Box 1 Interview with Mrs. Tina Bohanan, 1971-04-10, 1 open reel audiotapes


Box 1 "On Malcolm X" with Dr William Neal Brown and Dr Manning Marable, 2007, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

Filmed by documentary filmmaker Lawrence Walker


Box 1 "Captain William Neal Brown - WWII", 2005, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

An interview conducted by documentary filmmaker Lawrence Walker


Box 1 An Interview with William Neal Brown, 2005, 1 DVDs

Conducted by the Rutgers University Oral History Archives


Box 1 Dr. William Neal Brown Inuagural Memorial Lecture - Speaker: Rabbi Joshua Chasan, 2012-05-01, 1 compact disks

At Rutgers University


Box 1 Dr. William Neal Brown, 2008-05-01, 2 DVDs

Series II: Personal, 1930s-2009


Autobiography, 1991


Box 1 Awards, Certificates, and Diplomas, 1950-2008



Box 2 Ephemera, 1930s-2000s


Box 2 Family, 1930s-2010


Box 2 Hampton Institute, 1936-1940


Box 2 Memorial and obituaries, 2009-2012


Box 2 Military file, 1942-1957


Box 2 Oral history with Manning Marable re Malcolm X, 2005


Box 2 Photographs, 1950s, 1986-2008


Box 2 Presidential Inauguration, 2009


Box 2 "Reviving a Dead Tale" in Virginia Teachers Bulletin, 1942 March


Box 2 Rutgers Oral History archives, 2005-2009


Box 2 Vital documents, 1953-2009

Series III: Professional, 1943-2008


Subseries 1: Files, 1943-2008


Box 2 Clippings, 1943-2008


Box 2 Correspondence, 1950-2008


Box 2 CUNY Doctoral Commencement program, 1979


Box 2 Notebooks, undated


Box 2 Philadelphia Office of Integration and Intergroup Education consulting, 1966


Box 2 Philadelphia Office of Integration and Intergroup Education, Report on the Administrator's Seminar, 1966


Box 2 Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work catalog, 1959-1960


Box 2 Rutgers University Libraries journal, 1994 June

Special issue: A History of Afro-Americans in New Jersey


Box 2 Student appreciation, 1989


Subseries 2: Publications, 1962-1982

Primarily typescripts of talks and lectures given at professional organizations and universities. Also includes scholarly publications.


Box 2 1967 Riot Aftermath - Some Perspectives for Education, 1967

Typescript


Box 2 Adjustment Problems Associated with Upward Vocational Mobility, 1968

Typescript


Box 2 Alienated Youth, 1968

Typescript, Offprint


Box 2 The Challenge of Change, 1967-1971

Typescripts


Box 2 The Challenge of Parenthood in the Robot Age, undated

Typescript


Box 2 Communication in Casework Practice, 1969

Typescript


Box 2 Communication Theory and Social Casework, 1971

Chapter in "Social Casework: Theories in Action". Photocopy.


Box 2 Culture, undated

Manuscript


Box 2 The Effect of Poverty on Educational Opportunities, 1968

Typescript


Box 2 Ethnic and Cultural Considerations in Clinical Treatment, 1972

Typescript


Box 2 Facing the Rising Sun, undated

Typescript


Box 2 Factors Affecting Public Acceptance of Extension Activities, undated

Offprint


Box 2 Guidelines for Fostering Positive Intergroup Relations in the School, 1966

Typescript


Box 2 Obedience to the Unenforceable, 1965, 1970

Typescripts


Box 2 One Has to Keep Running Just to Stay in Place, 1982

Typescript


Box 2 A Program to Train Social Workers for Service in the Public Schools, 1963

Typescript


Box 2 The School Social Worker as an Advocate for the Disadvantaged, 1977

Typescript


Box 2 Social Change and its Effect on Child Care, 1970

Typescript


Box 2 The Social Worker in the School as an Agent of Change, 1971

Photocopy


Box 2 Strategies of Intervention with the Parents of "Acting Out" Pre-School Black Children, 1979

Typescript. Doctoral Dissertation


Box 2 "These People…" Who are They?, 1962

Typescript


Box 2 Understanding and Working with Alienated and Rebellious Youth, 1969

Typescript


Box 2 What Can We Do to Improve Our Schools?, 1969

Typescript


Box 2 What Is Freedom?, undated

Manuscript


Box 2 Why Do Children Behave As They Do?, undated

Manuscript


Box 2 untitled, undated

Manuscript