Harry Lowrance Brown Biographical materials

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Scope and Content Note: An oral history of Harry Brown recorded with the help of Rosslyn Smith and her husband, J. Aubrey Smith.
Biographical Note:

Harry Lowrance Brown (1888-1984) was born in Forsyth County, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1916. In his long career he serves as a county extension agent, director of extension in Georgia, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture in the Roosevelt administration, Assistant Director of Agricultural Relations with the Tennessee Valley Authority, General Agent of the Third District of the Farm Credit Administration, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Georgia in charge of Agriculture, a member of a U.S. State Department technical commission for development in Brazil and, finally, Dean and Director of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture. Following his "retirement" he served as a Georgia State Senator and was a member of a variety of important organizations related to agriculture in Georgia. The Harry Lowrance Brown biographical papersĀ in the Hargrett Library were found among the papers of J. Aubrey Smith (collection UGA 08-007) which were transferred from the University of Georgia Walter J. Brown Media Archive to the University Archives in 2008. Harry Brown recorded an account of his life and career, aided by his friends, Rosslyn Smith and her husband, University of Georgia Agricultural Extension film maker, J. Aubrey Smith. Judging from a note enclosed with the tape cassettes, it appears that Ms. Smith interviewed Brown and used the lengthy taped interview to develop the typed text for his approval. Brown covers events in his life and his perspective on agricultural life in the first half of the 20th century. He also discusses the operations of the many government operations in which he played a role. In addition to a finished manuscript of his memoir, this papers include early drafts and outlines, notes, correspondence and a transcript of the taped interviews.

Extent: 6 - 1/8" audiocassette tapes
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Related materials in other repositories: Harry Lowrance Brown Biographical Papers, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Provenance: Media separated from Hargrett materials.

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