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Miriam M. Brown papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1098

Collection Overview

The collection includes personal and professional material from Miriam Brown's life as well as personal material from her children, Arthur Brown, Jr. and Jeanne B. Morris. Miriam Brown personal items include a diploma from South Carolina State College, a scrapbook with feature articles, and proclamations honoring Miriam Brown's work in Mount Pleasant and Charleston. Professional material includes correspondence to and from Brown while principal of Laing School, retirement forms, and teaching certificates. Arthur F. Brown, Jr. material includes a diploma from Avery Institute and a school certificate from Laing School. Jeanne B. Morris material includes a diploma from Avery Institute and an excerpt from In and Out of the Shadows: The Life and Contributions of Miriam Shivery Moore Brown, written by Jeanne B. Morris.

Dates

  • 1922-2002

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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Biographical Note

Miriam Shivery Moore Brown was born in Charleston, South Carolina to Henry and Josephine Moore in 1901. She was a 1922 Avery Normal Institute graduate and received a Bachelor of Science in Education from South Carolina State College in 1956.

Miriam M. Brown worked as an educator for fifty-two years at multiple schools in Charleston and Mount Pleasant including Laing Industrial School, Laing Elementary School, Simonton School, Gregory School, and Whiteside Elementary School. She taught at various grade levels and served as Principal of Gregory School and Laing School and as Assistant Principal of Whiteside Elementary until her retirement in 1970.

She married Arthur Felder Brown in 1928 and had two children, Arthur Felder Brown, Jr. and Jeanne Albertha Brown Morris, both of whom graduated from Avery Institute.

Miriam received numerous recognitions for her work to the community including a proclamation from the town of Mount Pleasant declaring October 12th of each year as Miriam Brown Memorial Day.

Miriam lived to be one hundred years old, passing away in 2002.

Extent

0.75 linear feet (3 Boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Miriam M. Brown (1901-2002) worked as an educator for fifty-two years at multiple schools in Charleston and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She received numerous recognitions for her work in the community, including a proclamation from the town of Mount Pleasant declaring October 12th of each year as Miriam Brown Memorial Day. Miriam married Arthur Felder Brown in 1928 and had two children, Arthur Felder Brown, Jr. and Jeanne Albertha Brown Morris.

Abstract

The collection includes personal and professional material from Miriam Brown's life as well as personal material from her children, Arthur Brown, Jr. and Jeanne B. Morris. Miriam Brown personal items include a diploma from South Carolina State College, a scrapbook with feature articles, and proclamations honoring Miriam Brown's work in Mount Pleasant and Charleston. Professional material includes correspondence to and from Brown while principal of Laing School, retirement forms, and teaching certificates. The Arthur F. Brown, Jr. material includes a diploma from Avery Institute and a school certificate from Laing School. The Jeanne B. Morris materials include a diploma from Avery Institute and an excerpt from In and Out of the Shadows: The Life and Contributions of Miriam Shivery Moore Brown written by Jeanne B. Morris.

Collection Arrangement

1. Miriam M. Brown, 1922-2002

2. Arthur Felder Brown, Jr., 1941-1947

3. Jeanne Brown Morris, 1949-1997

Physical Description

(2 archival boxes, 1 museum item)

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Bronheim, June 2010

Encoded by Melissa Bronheim, June 2010

Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Title
Inventory of the Miriam M. Brown Papers, 1922 - 2002 AMN 1098
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Processed by: Melissa Bronheim; machine-readable finding aid created by: Melissa Bronheim
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

Contact:
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