Stiles Clifford Brown (1918-1984) Papers (0980kc)
Stiles Clifford “Red” Brown was born October 17, 1918, in West Union, Illinois. Over the next several years, his family would move to Minnesota, Kansas City, A Kansas farm, and then back to Kansas City when he was about eleven years old. “Red” attended schools in and around Kansas City. He attended Ruskin High School only briefly, and began working at a number of jobs. At age eighteen he entered the U.S. Marine Corps, where he trained in California and became a baker. He was initially stationed in Washington, and in 1938 he was sent to China. In October of 1945 he was discharged with the rank of Master Technical Sargent. According to 1952 correspondence to his wife, Orvetta, however, Brown was back with the Marines as a baker in Quantico, Virginia.
The collection consists of scrapbooks, which include correspondence, photographs, printed and published material, and ephemera depicting Brown’s Marine Corps service. Many of the photographs depict prisoners of war, torture, and other effects of war. There is also a scrapbook compiled by his mother that includes postcards, correspondence, and ephemera. There is a small amount of correspondence to his wife, Orvetta, as well as some of his school records. 1919-1952.
16 folders, 4 oversize volumes.
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