Finding aid for the Glenn H. Brown papers
|Repository:||Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.|
|Title:||Glenn H. Brown papers|
|Author:||Finding aid prepared by Craig Simpson|
|Creation:||Finding aid encoded by Craig Simpson using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2010|
|Origination:||Brown, Glenn Halstead|
|Extent:||12 cubic feet (12 record storage boxes)|
|Physical Location:||11th floor|
|Finding Aid Identifier:||OhKeUSC0106|
|Abstract:||Glenn H. Brown was a professor of chemistry at Kent State University from 1960-1985 and served as chairman of the Chemistry Department from 1960-1965, Dean of Research from 1963-1968, and Director of the Liquid Crystal Institute (LCI) from 1965-1983. His papers include correspondence, grant proposals, article reprints, and LCI departmental files.|
|Language(s):||The records are in English|
Biography of Glenn H. Brown
Glenn H. Brown was a renowned professor of chemistry and a pioneer in liquid crystals research. He was born in Logan, Ohio in 1915 and earned a B.S. from Ohio University, a M.S. from The Ohio State University, and a PhD from Iowa State University. He began his career at the University of Mississippi, followed by the University of Vermont and University of Cincinnati before arriving at Kent State University in 1960. He was chairman of the Department of Chemistry from 1960-1965, then became Director of the Liquid Crystal Institute from 1965-1983. By the time of Brown's retirement in 1985, liquid crystals had evolved from a little-known, scantly-funded field into a highly respected discipline with applications in the medical profession, the armed forces, NASA, and numerous other areas of research. In 1986, the institute he founded was renamed the Glenn H. Brown Liquid Crystal Institute. He died in Kent, Ohio on April 18, 1995.
Scope and Content
The Glenn H. Brown papers range from 1955-1987 and contain departmental files from the Liquid Crystal Institute, article reprints, grant proposals, and correspondence.
Statement of Arrangement
The Glenn H. Brown papers are arranged by the following series:
|Series 1: Glenn H. Brown Files|
|Series 2: Correspondence|
|Series 3: Grants and Proposals|
|Series 4: Article Reprints|
Books in this collection have been cataloged in KentLINK.
See also the Kent State University, Liquid Crystal Institute, Records.
To ensure faster accessibility for researchers, this collection has been processed at a general level of detail. Researchers may need to plan for extra time to locate materials in the collection.
Glenn H. Brown papers. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
The following subjects are found in this collection:
|Brown, Glenn Halstead--Archives|
|Kent State University. Liquid Crystal Institute|
|Kent State University--History|
|Universities and colleges--Administration|
Detailed Description of The Collection
Glenn H. Brown Files, 1955-1987
|LCI Departmental Files, 1955-1985|
|Miscellaneous Files, 1963-1984|
|Departmental Files, 1963-1987|
|Faculty Files, 1966-1979|
|LCI Subject Files, 1962-1976|
|Correspondence, Off-campus, 1963-1980|
|Correspondence, Off-campus and Internal, 1964-1982|
Grants and Proposals, 1962-1983
|Proposals and Grants, 1962-1976|
Article Reprints, 1956-1983
|Article Reprints, 1956-1963|
|Article Reprints, 1959-1983|