Andrew Theodore Brown (1923-1983) Collection (KC0011)
A. Theodore Brown was born in Ohio and received a B.A. from the University of Michigan, an M.A. from Case Western Reserve and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He taught at the University of Kansas City (later the University of Missouri-Kansas City) from 1954 through1966 when he moved to the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
During his academic career, Brown published several studies related to Kansas City history. These include: The Politics of Reform: Kansas Citys Municipal Government, 1925-1950 (Kansas City: Community Studies, Inc., 1958); with R. Richard Wohl, "The Usable Past: A Study of Historical Tradition in Kansas City," Huntington Library Quarterly, XXIII (May, 1960); Frontier Community: Kansas City to 1870 (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1963); "Business Neutralism on the Missouri-Kansas Border: Kansas City, 1854-1957," Journal of Southern History, XXIX (May, 1963); and, with Lyle W. Dorsett, K.C.: A History of Kansas City, Missouri (Boulder: Pruett Publishing Company, 1978).
On September 1, 1958, the Kansas City History Project was inaugurated at the University of Kansas City. It was an outgrowth of the University of Chicagos History of Kansas City Project that had been under the direction of R. Richard Wohl with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation. Upon Wohls death, Ted Brown became the director of the project.
The Kansas City History Project was to "direct the work of graduate students studying local history, and [to] encourage publication of scholarly monographs. It [was to] maintain a checklist of source materials, and pool the efforts of current and former amateur and professional investigators so that relevant materials [could] be made available to all interested persons."
Professor Brown died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 25, 1983.
Contained within the Collection are dissertations, theses, and working papers prepared for Brown while he served as professor of history at the University of Kansas City and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and when he was director of the Kansas City History Project. These papers document various aspects of urban growth from 1870-1950. This collection does not contain correspondence or administrative papers of the Kansas City History Project.
10 folders and 5 cubic feet.
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