Richard J. Brown Papers

MC 1549

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Samuel Ownbey, 2019.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Brown, Richard John, 1922-2005
Richard J. Brown Papers
Inclusive Dates
MC 1549
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
Correspondence, reports, programs, itineraries, and other documents, primarily related to Richard J. Brown’s tenure as executive director of the U.S. Commission for Cultural Exchange with Iran from 1965 to 1967.

Access Information

Access Restrictions Apply: Materials in folder 9 are restricted for 50 years from the death of the subject of each document due to personal health information.

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No use restrictions apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).)

Acquisition Information

The Richard J. Brown Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department by the Dr. Richard J. Brown of Wisconsin in 1985.

Processing Information

Processed by Samuel Ownbey; completed in September 2019

Preferred Form of Citation

Richard J. Brown Papers (MC 1549), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Specials Collections Citations Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Dr. Richard John Brown (1922-2005) served as executive director of the U.S. Commission for Cultural Exchange between the United States and Iran from 1965-1967. He also served as University Vice President and Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment at Wisconsin State University in Whitewater, WI during the 1960s and 1970s.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes correspondence, reports, programs, itineraries, and other documents related to Brown’s tenure as executive director of the U.S. Commission for Cultural Exchange with Iran from 1965 to 1967; a United States Information Agency organized visit of Iranian college and university officials to Wisconsin State University in 1967; and a seven-week series of conferences in the Middle East and South Asia called the New University Project, of which Brown was a participant.

Related Materials

Records relating to the Richard J. Brown Papers include:

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Historical Collection (CU), MC 468

Council for International Exchange of Scholars , MC 703

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic in nine folders.

Subject Terms

The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:

United States. Board of Foreign Scholarships

United States. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

United States Information Agency

Cultural exchange programs--Iran


    Detailed Description of the Collection

    The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

    Box 1

    Box 1 Folder 1

    Correspondence regarding Brown's appointment as executive director of the U.S. Commission for Cultural Exchange (USCCE) with Iran., 1965-1968

    Correspondence between Brown and various members of the U.S. Department of State discussing his appointment as executive director; some correspondence regarding Brown's potential appointment as executive director of a similar program in India; some of the correspondence was conducted during Brown's tenure in Iran.

    Box 1 Folder 2

    U.S.C.C.E. with Iran Reports, 1964-1967

    "U.S.C.C.E. with Iran Practical Information for American Grantees in Iran"; "Opportunity Unlimited: a Report on the University of Pahlavi Libraries"; "U.S.C.C.E. Report on Program Year 1965"; "U.S.C.C.E. Report on Program Year 1966"; "U.S.C.C.E. Annual Program Proposal 1966"; U.S.C.C.E. Annual Program Proposal 1967"; budget information.

    Box 1 Folder 3

    U.S.C.C.E. with Iran Publications, 1965-1967

    Program report 1965; Program Report 1966; <emph render="italic">Audio Visual Exhibit for Science Teachers and Students </emph>; Program for 1966 American Heritage Seminar held in Tehran.

    Box 1 Folder 4

    Documents regarding Iranian college officials visiting the U.S., 1967

    In 1967 Brown organized a visit to his home university of Wisconsin State University by Iranian college professors and administrators; correspondence; biographical data on visitors.

    Box 1 Folder 5

    Fulbright Project with Gondi Shahpoor University, 1967

    In 1967 a team of American Fulbright professors and teachers was selected to participate in a study of development possibilities for Gondhi Shahpoor University; this file includes background information and the official report on the project.

    Box 1 Folder 6

    New University Project Correspondence, 1969-1970

    In 1969 Brown participated in a seven week conference called the New University Project in Pakistan, Greece, Turkey, Iran, and Lebanon; items include correspondence regarding the planning of the event as well as scheduling a debriefing in Washington, D.C. after Brown returned to the United States.

    Box 1 Folder 7

    New University Project Programs and Reports, 1969

    Programs,itineraries, schedules, and reports from the New University Project which took place from October 30 to December 19, 1969.

    Box 1 Folder 8

    Photographs, 1967

    Photograph of Wisconsin State University representatives and visiting Iranian college officials in 1967; photograph of Secretary of State speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of the Board of Foreign Scholarships on March 17, 1966.

    Restricted due to personal health information. Records for Richard J. Brown will be released in 2055; records for Brown's wife, Barbara, and his two daughters, Marcia and Karen, will be released 50 years after their deaths.
    Box Restricted Collections Box 1 Folder MC 1549

    Richard J. Brown family birth certificates and visa applications, photocopies, 1965

    Photocopies of the Brown family's birth certificates and visa applications.


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