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Glenn H. Brown papers (faculty-Liquid Crystals)

Special Collections and Archives

Glenn H. Brown papers (faculty-Liquid Crystals)

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Special Collections and Archives

Glenn H. Brown papers (faculty-Liquid Crystals)

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Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: Glenn H. Brown papers
Inclusive Date(s): 1955-1987
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: 16.5 cubic feet (7 record storage boxes, 19 half-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.
October 2023 - Updated by Savannah Gould
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

Separated Material

Books in this collection have been cataloged in KentLINK.

Related Material

See also the Kent State University, Liquid Crystal Institute, Records.

Processing Information

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.

Preferred Citation

Glenn H. Brown papers. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Liquid crystals--Research--History
Brown, Glenn Halstead--Archives
Kent State University. Liquid Crystal Institute
Kent State University--History
Liquid crystals--Research
College teaching
Universities and colleges--Administration
Scientific research
Kent (Ohio)--History
College teachers
College administrators
Material Types:
Personal correspondence
Serials (publications)
Administrative records
Grant proposals

Detailed Description of The Collection

Glenn H. Brown Files, 1955-1987
Box 1-1B
LCI Departmental Files, 1955-1985
Box 2-2A
Miscellaneous Files, 1963-1984
Box 3
Departmental Files, 1963-1987
Box 4-4B
Faculty Files, 1966-1979
Box 5-5A
LCI Subject Files, 1962-1976

Correspondence, 1963-1982
Box 6-6B
Correspondence, Off-campus, 1963-1980
Box 7-7A
Correspondence, Off-campus and Internal, 1964-1982

Grants and Proposals, 1962-1983
Box 8-8A
Grants/Proposals, 1966-1983
Box 9-9A
Grants, 1968-1982
Box 10-10A
Proposals and Grants, 1962-1976

Article Reprints, 1956-1983
Box 11-11A
Article Reprints, 1956-1963
Box 12-12A
Article Reprints, 1959-1983