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COLLECTION — Multiple Containers Identifier: 2004MT-25

John Mason Brown papers


  • 1922-1968


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Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


44 linear feet (29 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Brown was an American author. He was drama critic for the New York Evening Post (1929-1941) and New York World (1941-1942) and was a columnist and editor for Saturday Review (1944-1969).



Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2004MT-25. Provenance unknown at time of record creation.

Related Archival Materials

Houghton Library has additional John Mason Brown papers: MS Am 1948-1948.1 and MS Am 2096.

Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969. John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1968 (2004MT-25): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
November 16, 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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