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W. Norman (William Norman) Brown Papers
1912-1975

UPT 50 B879

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Prepared by Robert Nichols
September 1992

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

 

PROVENANCE

Transferred to the University Archives, February 1992 and September 1992. 

 

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ARRANGEMENT

The personal records of Professor W. Norman Brown are organized into six series: correspondence, research, professional organizations, World War II, and Merganthaler and miscellaneous. Correspondence with particular individuals (especially professional colleagues) may be held in different folders related to particular activities. 

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

W(illiam) Norman Brown, founder of the first academic department of South Asian Studies, spent the early part of his life in India at Harda and Jubbulpore, Central Provinces. He was sent back to the United States for an education in 1905. Brown attended Hiram College Preparatory School, 1905-1907 and Hiram College, 1908; he transferred to Johns Hopkins, majoring in Greek, and received his Ph.D. in 1916 for his work on Sanskrit under Maurice Bloomfield. 

From 1916 to 1919 Brown held the position of the Harrison Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. From 1919 to 1922 Brown held the Johnston Fellowship at Johns Hopkins and from 1922 to 1924 professorship of English at the Prince of Wales College in Jammu, India. Unable to secure a permanent position, Brown filled several fellowships and teaching posts until 1926 when he was awarded the chair of Sanskrit at the University of Pennsylvania. From this point forward Brown worked tirelessly to enhance study of the South Asia subcontinent. 

Brown organized the American Oriental Society in 1926 (which was absorbed by the American Council of Learned Societies in 1930). By 1936, he was successful in obtaining funding from this group to support the Chanhu-Daro excavation. World War II provided Brown with the unique opportunity to establish a center at Penn to train soldiers in the language and culture of the India area. By the summer of 1947 Brown's summer program, "India: A Program of Regional Studies" was being offered at Penn. Offerings continued to be expanded until a full program was available in the 1949-1950 academic year. After building an extensive program he became emeritus professor in 1966 (but engaged in teaching in a partial affiliation through to the 1969-1970 academic year. 

Brown held honorary degrees from the West Bengal Government Sanskrit College, the University of Madras, India, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania. He was curator of Indian art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a member of London's Ceylon Society, a member of the American Philosophical Society, and advisory editor for the Encyclopedia Americana, and editor of the journal for and past president of the American Oriental Society. 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT

The documentary record of Professor Brown's career reveals the broad range of his lifelong interest in every aspect of South Asian scholarship and cultural activity. His talent in philology and translation was equaled by an administrative ability to arrange archeological dig permits, shepherd authors and printers through the publication process, teach, lecture, consult, publish personal work, travel, and continually strive for increased institutional and government support for area related studies. 

The personal papers of Professor W. Norman Brown (1892-1975); eminent Sanskritist and organizer of the first South Asia area studies program in the U.S., include personal and scholarly correspondence, lecture notes, drafts and completed papers, and materials related to research, archeology, travel, and government service. The collection includes correspondence (letters and documents related to research, organizations, and individuals), 1920-1973; research notes, 1919-1973; lecture notes, 1919-1965; Chanhu-daro, Sind expedition, 1934-1943; government reports from the Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.), 1941-1947; professional association papers, 1927-1970; and Merganthaler Linotype Company files, 1934-1955 . 

 

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Corporate Name(s)

  • Merganthaler Linotype Company.
  • University of Pennsylvania. South Asia Regional Studies Dept..

Geographic Name(s)

  • South Asia--Study and teaching--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.

Personal Name(s)

  • Basham, A. L., (Arthur Llewellyn)
  • Block, Jules,, 1880-1953.
  • Bloomfield, Maurice, 1855-1928
  • Bodde, Derk, 1909-2003
  • Briggs, George.
  • Carlson, Ellsworth C.
  • Chatterji, Jagadish Chandra.
  • Chatterji, Suniti Kumar, 1890-1977
  • Das, Frieda Hanswirth.
  • Edgerton, Franklin,, 1885-1963.
  • Emeneau, M.B., (Murray Barson), 1904-
  • Gahndhi, Indira, 1917-1984
  • Goetz, Herman.
  • Hammerich, Louis L., (Louis Leonor), 1892-1975
  • Isaacs, Harold R., (Harold Robert), 1910-1986
  • Jackson, A. V. Williams, (Abraham Valentine Williams), 1862-1937
  • Johnson, Helen.
  • Kramrisch, Stella, 1898-1993
  • Lanman, Charles Rockwell, 1850-1941
  • Lattimore, Owen, 1900-1989
  • Laufer, Berthold, 1874-1934
  • Mangoun, Horace Winchell, 1907-
  • Mirza, J.H., (Jaffir Hussain.)
  • Mootham, Orby.
  • Munshi, Kanoiyalal Maneklal, 1887-1971
  • Nakamura, Hajime, 1912-1999
  • Norman, Dorothy, 1905-1997
  • Park, Richard Leonard.
  • Poleman, H. I., (Horace Irvin), 1905-
  • Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-1969
  • Rahder, J.
  • Raja, C. K. N., 1932-
  • Renou, Louis, 1896-1966
  • Riepe, Dale Maurice, 1918-
  • Ruben, Walter, 1899-1982
  • Rudolph, Adeladide.
  • Schuster, Carl.
  • Simons, Thomas W.
  • Smith, Wilfred Cantwell, 1916-
  • Spiegelberg, Friedrich.
  • Stein, Otto.
  • Sternbach, Ludwick.
  • Thapar, Romila.
  • Wasson, R. Gordon, (Robert Gordon), 1898-
  • Wilson, Howard E.

Subject(s)

  • Linotype.

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INVENTORY

 

General correspondence 

Box

Folder

"A" file, correspondence, misc. papers concerning: 

Australia National University, 1971 

1

1

American Institute in Turkey, 1963 

1

1

Ahmadiyya Movement, bibliography 

1

1

The Aryan Path (magazine), 1937-1938 

1

1

"B" files, papers concerning: 

Prof. Ernest Bender letters, 1956 

1

2

Correspondence regarding J.N. Banerjea thesis on Hindu iconography 

1

2

Prof. A.L. Basham, correspondence 

1

2

Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute 

1

2

Prof. Derk Bodde, letter 

1

2

Jules Bloch, letter about, 1942 

1

2

George Briggs, 1947, correspondence 

1

2

Prof. George Brown (father of W.N. Brown), 1922, letter 

1

2

W.N. Brown [1960-1969] personal documents; correspondence, press clippings, travel documents, personal information, University of Pennsylvania documents, 1962 note from R.S. Radhakrishnan, President of India; Nehru eulogy, June 2, 1964, 3 pp. 

1

3

W.N. Brown, 1971 personal correspondence, clippings, reviews, documents 

1

4

W.N. Brown correspondence to 1974 papers include appreciations of Maurice Bloomfield (1855-1928), 8 pp. and Franklin Edgerton (1885-1963), 7 pp. Letters of condolence and notices after death of W.N. Brown, April 22, 1975 

1

5

"C" files, misc. correspondence: 

F. Biser, on Corasastra, 1936 

1

6

Ellsworth Carlson, (History Dept., Oberlin), [1940-1959], correspondence 

1

6

Howard Comfort, Haverford College, 1937, letters 

1

6

Dr. Coomaraswamy related correspondence 

1

6

J.C. Chatterji, [1920-1939] correspondence, includes 1930 letter from Franklin Edgerton 

1

7

Cohn-Weiner, letters with, about Dr. Ernst Cohn-Weiner, Director of Art, Baroda State, India 

1

7

P.F. Collier and Son, [1940-1949] correspondence regarding encyclopedia articles 

1

7

Correspondence with, about Dr. Suniti Kumar Chatterji, Calcutta, (Professor, West Bengal Council, etc.), [1950-1969] 

1

8

Curiosa, misc. personal letters, [1940-1969] 

1

9

"D" files: 

Prof. Paul Dumont, Sanskritist, Johns Hopkins, [1950-1969], correspondence 

1

10

Har Dayal, Sanskritist, letters, 1938 

1

10

Dealers in India, papers about antiquity dealers, [1930-1949] 

1

10

Francis Dart, University of Oregon, 1965 correspondence 

1

10

F.H. Das, 1930-1939 correspondence with Frida Das, artist about sculptures 

1

10

I. Della Valle, [1930-1949] correspondence 

1

10

I Dyen, [1930s-1949] correspondence with, about Isidore Dyen 

1

10

"E" files: 

A.C. Eastman correspondence 

1

11

Franklin Edgerton 

1

12

G. Emerson 

1

12

Elansade 

1

12

East Indies Institute 

1

12

Encyclopedia of India Fiction 

1

12

Emeneau, Dr. Murray, [1930-1939] related letters 

1

13

Emeneau, Murray, Prof. at Berkeley, etc.; [1940-1969] correspondence 

1

14

Encyclopedia Britannica Films, [1940-1949] correspondence; includes draft, 35 pp., of Hindu Children film-In collaboration with W.N. Brown 

1

15

Examinations, [1920-1929], [1940-1969] exams for various students 

1

16

Faculty Research Committee, [1930-1939] University of Pennsylvania research reports, related correspondence [1930-1940]; documentation of University of Pennsylvania research awards to W.N. Brown 

1

17

Freer Gallery of Art, [1960-1969] correspondence, especially concerning Vasanta Vilasa, W.N. Brown publication 

1

18

"F" file, correspondence with, about: 

Fabri 

1

19

Dr. John Ferguson, China, 1933 

1

19

Miss F. Flaherty, photographer, 1939 

1

19

Dr. C. Fries, Michigan, 1937 

1

19

"G" file, correspondence with, about: 

Dr. Herman Goetz, 1934-1965 

1

20

Chitra Gairola 

1

20

R.A. Gard, 1945, recommendations 

1

20

Robert Garrett, [1930-1949] 

1

20

Dr. B. Geiger, 1938, various correspondence, papers 

1

20

W. Norman Brown, personal letters, note on April 3, 1972 meeting with Indira Gandhi (copy of note to Brown signed by Indira Gandhi) 

1

21

H.W. Glidden, [1930-1939] correspondence with, about 

1

22

"H" files, correspondence with, about: 

Hazen Foundation, New Haven, [1950-1969] 

1

23

McCrea Hazlett, University of Rochester, various papers, [1960-1969] 

1

23

Dr. L.L. Hammerich, Copenhagen, [1960-1969] 

1

23

Gerda Hartmann, [1930-1939] 

1

23

Father Heras, 1937, about Heras article, review of his "Indus Valley speculations" 

1

23

W. H. Hezlep, 1937-1939 

1

23

F. Howland, 1935, includes map of Hamadan, Persia (1933) 

1

23

Hyderabad State, 1928-1929, correspondence regarding photography at Aurangabad, Ellora, and Ajanta, list of photos 

1

23

Harper Bros., [1940-1949] publisher correspondence; includes 1939 

1

24

"I" files: 

Prof. Daniel Ingalls, Harvard, [1960-1969] 

1

25

Prof. Harold Issacs, M.I.T., etc., [1950-1969] 

1

25

Iranian Institute, 1938, correspondence with Arthur Upham Pope 

1

25

Institute of Pacific Affairs, [1940-1949] papers, documents, notes, correspondence. Topics include study of India in the United States and conferences at Mont Tremblant and Princeton 

2

1

International Association For the Study of Religions, 1963-1965, documents, correspondence 

2

2

"J" files: 

"Japanese Studies," Oct. 5, 1941 proposal for Rockefeller Foundation support for adding Japanese language instruction, "in the present emergency" 

2

3

Helen Johnson, including about Trisastisalakapurusacarita Project (correspondence with James A. Montgomery) 

2

3

from Mirza Jaffar, New Haven, letter in Sanskrit 

2

3

Jayanta Vijaya, letters and postcards, 1936-1938 

2

3

A.V.W. Jackson, [1920-1939] correspondence with A.V. Williams Jackson, Prof. of Indo-Iranian Languages, Columbia; includes 3 pp. memorial-eulogy, 1937 and N.Y. Times obituary 

2

4

"K" files: 

Kerner, outline of India volume, stapled to 1947 letter from Holden Furber on work, Kerner series, Punjab situation, etc 

2

5

Betty Keat, 1960 

2

5

Dr. Stella Kramrisch, [1930-1939] correspondence 

2

5

J.M. Kumarappa, Proposal for Cultural Cooperation Between the People of India and those of the United States, 1945 

2

5

Karve, Dr. Irawati, 1959-1966 correspondence 

2

6

N.S. Khiste, [1930-1949] correspondence with Pandit Narayana Shastri Khiste, Benares 

2

7

"L" files: 

Dr. Berthold Laufer, Field Museum, Chicago, 1929-1930 

2

8

Linguistic Society of America, 1970 

2

8

Dr. Owen Lattimore, correspondence 1948-1964 

2

8

Library of Congress, Associate Fellow notices for 1943-1945 

2

8

Prof. C.R. Lanman, Harvard, correspondence from 1930-1937 

2

8

"M" files: 

Sidney Marshall, Eleutherian Mills Library, Delaware, 1970 

2

9

Sir John Marshall (retired Director-General of Archeology in India), 1931, correspondence about support for Marshall's work 

2

9

David S. Mandelbaum, [1930-1939] related correspondence 

2

9

Microfilm apparatus, 1939 proposals, documents for microfilming in India (by H. Poleman) 

2

9

Prof. T.L. Manghirmalani, [1940-1959] correspondence 

2

9

Justice O.H. Mootham, letters, 1950-1965 

2

9

H.W. Magoun, letters between W.N. Brown, Magoun, and E. H. Sturtevant, 1940 

2

9

Meletinsky's Review of Mythologies of the Ancient World, 1962, volume, edited by S.N. Kramer, included essay by W.N. Brown 

2

9

Prof. B.D. Merritt, 1939, letters 

2

9

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1945, personal correspondence 

2

9

Henry Allen Moe, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, N.Y., grant award letters, recommendations, 1928-1939 

2

9

Glenn R. Morrow, University of Illinois, Urbana, letters, 1939 

2

9

Walter H. Maurer, 1947-[1969] correspondence 

2

10

Dr. K.M. Munshi, [1940-1969] correspondence with, about the President, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bombay; includes Sanskrit Vishva Parishad (World Academy of Sanskrit) documents; BVB pamphlets 

2

11

"N" file, correspondence with: 

Prof. Hajime Nakamura, [1950-1969] 

2

12

Dorothy Norman, Aaron E. Norman Fund, correspondence, 1961; about American Friends Service Committee, [1950-1951] 

2

12

Prof. Arthur Nock, Harvard, letter, 1941 

2

12

"O" file: 

Oriental Club of Philadelphia, [1930-1939] documents, membership lists 

2

13

"P" files: 

Pakistan Studies, America Institute, [1960-1969] correspondence about setting up Pakistan research center 

2

14

Pali Text Society, [1940-1979] documents, correspondence 

2

15

Pali Text Society, [1940-1979] documents, correspondence 

2

16

Richard L. Park, [1940-1969] correspondence, includes copy of Kanji Dwarkadas outline of India's Fight for Freedom, 2 vols.; notes on Project Pakistan-India-Ceylon, 1953, progress reports, (8 newsletter reports) 

2

17

Philadelphia Museum of Art, [1940-1969] correspondence 

2

18

Dr. Horace Poleman correspondence, obituary, misc., (Sanskritist, Chief 

2

19

Dr. Horace Poleman correspondence, obituary, misc., (Sanskritist, Chief 

2

20

"R" files 

Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Calcutta, 1962, letters from 

2

21

T. Ramachandran, Govt. Museum, Madras, letters 1930-1932 

2

21

J. Rahder, postcard, 1945; letter, 1930 

2

21

Brig. E.J. Ross, 1941, correspondence about Baluchistan archeology 

2

21

Royal Asiatic Society, 1941, Corresponding Fellow notice 

2

21

"Radhu Krishnan (Jammu)," [1920-1929] letters from Prince of Wales College 

2

21

H.H.A. Razzack, letters about M. Kazim, 1943 

2

21

Prof. L. Renou, Paris, letters, 1947-1965 

2

21

Dr. Karl Reuning, curriculum vitae, undated [1940-1949] 

2

21

C.A.F. Rhys-Davids, correspondence with, about Dr. Coomaraswamy, 1939 

2

21

Walter Ruben, letter, 1939 

2

21

Adelaide Rudolf, Columbia University Library, letters, [1930-1939] 

2

21

Dr. V. Raghavan, of Sanskrit, Madras, correspondence from 1960-1969 

2

22

Dr. P.T. Ragu, 1950-1969 letters 

2

23

Dr. Olive Reddick, correspondence [1940-1969]; includes 1959 list of recent W.N. Brown publications 

2

23

Dr. C. Kunhan Raja, Sanskritist, letters [1940-1959] 

2

23

Dale Riepe, Prof. of Philosophy, SUNY, Buffalo; correspondence [1960-1969] 

3

1

Rochester Group for Indian Studies, [1960-1969] letters 

3

2

Louis Rosenblum, Compugraphic Corp., Mass., correspondence includes "Proposal for Analysis of Devanagari Script," for use in photographic typesetting machines for India 

 3

 

"S" files: 

Sahitya Akademie, New Delhi, [1950-1969] correspondence 

3

4

Sanskrit Manuscripts, [1920-1969] correspondence about Sanskrit documents, manuscripts, study, including Sanskrit Department, 2 pp., 1928, by W. N. Brown 

3

5

Scholastic Magazines, [1960-1969] correspondence on The Indian Subcontinent publication, W.N. Brown consultant work 

3

6

Shah, Vamakant Premanand, University of Baroda, [1950-1969], correspondence 

3

7

Mary H. Shimer, [1940-1969] correspondence 

3

8

Thomas W. Simons, Prof. at Michigan State University, [1960-1969] correspondence 

3

9

Dr. Milton D. Singer, University of Chicago, [1950-1969] correspondence 

3

10

Dr. Ludwig Sternbach, [1940-1969] correspondence 

3

11

Sati-Patthana, 1936 correspondence with B. de Zirkoff 

3

12

L. Scherman, [1940-1949] letters about, with 

3

12

W. Schubring, 1929 letter to Prof. Walter Schubring, University of Hamburg 

3

12

C. Schuster, Carl Schuster curriculum vitae 

3

12

M.H. Shimer, [1940-1949] correspondence with, about 

3

12

Roman Jakobson work, Slavic work 

3

12

Marian Smith, letters in envelopes 

3

12

Gregg Sinclair, University of Hawaii, 1937 

3

12

Wilfred C. Smith, McGill University, Montreal, 1948-1957 

3

12

Dr. E. Spieser (Oriental Dept.,Penn), 1965 death notices 

3

12

Dept. of State Consultants, 1950, letters about State Dept. consulting, Federal Employment application, Form 57 

3

12

Sanskrit Goshthi, Bombay, program of events, Sept. 10, 1954 

3

12

Jaipal Singh, (M.P., Bihar Minister), letters, 1949-1963 

3

12

Friedrich Spiegelberg, c.v 

3

13

Prof. Otto Stein, Czecholovakia, 1938 letters 

3

13

Dr. Ludwig Sternbach, 1941 

3

13

Prof. Otto Strauss, 1939 

3

13

Prof. M.S. Sundaram, 1945 

3

13

"T" files: 

Dr. Romila Thapar, correspondence, 1962-1964 

3

14

Prof. Dan Thorner, 1945-1946 letters 

3

14

"U" files: 

Senator E.D. Thomas, Utah, 1945 

3

15

Tomita Itinerary, trip to India 

3

15

R.L. Turner letter 

3

15

Uttaradhyayana Sutra, [1930-1949] 

3

15

University of Pennsylvania Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, [1930-1949] 

3

15

"V" files: 

Vijaya Indra Suri, [1930-1959] 

3

16

Vasanta Vilasa review, correspondence with Freer Gallery 

3

16

Vijaya Nemi Suri 

3

16

Von Lentz, letters about Dr. Dietrich von Lentz, 1945 

3

16

Prof. J.A.B. van Buitenen, Chicago, correspondence 1956-1966, (1966 offer of Penn position, etc.) 

3

16

Dr. J.E. van Lohuizen-de-Leeuw, letters, 1950-1966 

3

16

L. Van Mourick, film producer, 1961, critiques of Karma film 

3

16

Prof. K.B. Vyas, letters, 1954-1958 

3

16

"W" files: 

Watumull Foundation, [1940-1969] 

3

17

O. H. de A. Wijesekera, [1960-1969] 

3

18

Yueh-Chih, C.W. Bishop 

3

19

Quaritch Wales, 1940 correspondence 

3

20

R. Gordon Wasson, 1970 correspondence 

3

20

Welker, 1939-1941 correspondence on Marion Welker book 

3

20

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Research Materials 

Box

Folder

"South Asia Studies in the U.S.," W.N. Brown papers including, "Area Studies of South Asia," 1949 

3

21

"South Asia as an Area of Study," adapted from W.N. Brown UNESCO address, January, 1952 

3

22

"The Aim of Art in India," lecture, slideshow notes, 23 pp. 

3

23

"The Aim of Indian Art," article, notes, 10 pp. 

3

24

"Architecture, Sculpture, Painting," 24 pp. 

3

25

"The Art of India," text of 1936 radio broadcast, 7 pp. 

3

26

"Boro Bodoer," temple sideview blueprint, overhead view map 

3

27

"A Bronze Vessel from Central Asia," [1930-1939] correspondence, article notes 

3

28

Buddhist Legends in Christian Gospels and Buddhist and Christian Gospel Legends, various notes from the [1930-1939], two pictures (related?) 

3

29

Early Indian Miniature Painting, paper, delivered [1949], 24 pp.; plus course description South Asia 537-The Indian Village, 4 pp. 

3

30

Early Sculpture in India, 20 pp. lecture notes 

3

31

"Festivals in India," misc. notes on festivals, Jan. 14, 1947 

3

32

"Formelmarchen," U.S. folksong notes 

3

33

"Forword to Nawab's Book on Jain Art," 1935 

3

34

"Hindu Stories in American Negro Folklore," by W.N. Brown while at Johns Hopkins University, 20 pp; Hindu Stories and American Negro Folk-Tales, 11 pp., plus notes 

3

35

Imperial Gazetteers Union List, approx. 55 pages of district gazetteer listings 

3

36

India (Book for UNESCO), 1946, draft copy, approx. 109 pp., in chapters 

3

37

"India: Lectures at National War College," including: 

"India as an Illustration of Colonialism," [1945], 8 pp. outline 

3

38

"India," delivered Dec. 8, 1950, 21 pp., plus outline 

3

38

"South Asia in World Affairs," Feb. 22, 1964, 14 pp. 

3

38

"India's View of Asia," October 1949, 30 pp. 

3

38

Review of "Cultural Heritage of India," [1937]; lecture notes for Bryn Mawr College, 1952, unused 

3

38

"India's Will to be a Nation," W.N. Brown article in "India and the World," includes June, 1933 issue; reprinted in "Hindu Organ," Jaffna, Oct. 5, 1933 issue included; plus August 31, 1933 issue of "Hindu Organ" 

3

39

"Course Notes-I.E. Peoples," Indo-European notes, 230+ pp. 

3

40

"Jain Wooden Temple Hall," lecture notes; "The Jain Temple Room in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," 24 pp.; 32 pp. dated Dec. 14, 1940; plus misc. notes 

4

1

Kalaka, [1920-1939] correspondence, reviews, and notes of W.N. Brown volume The Story of Kalaka, 1933; plus text photos and notes 

4

2

"Kalila Wadima," unpublished manuscript, 14 pp. and notes 

4

3

"Kalpasutra MS Sam `927', Kalpasutra," notes and correspondence on 1934 catalog by W.N. Brown of "Miniature Paintings of the Jaina Kalpasutra" 

4

4

"Minaksi," paper "The Name of the Goddess Minaksi Fish Eye," 14 pp., letters, notes 

4

5

"Painting As Manuscript Illustration in India," 28 pp. 

4

6

"Painting As Manuscript Illustration in India, 1000-1600 A.D.," 18 pp. Article 

4

7

"A Painting of a Jain Pilgrimage," 1946 paper, 8 pp., plus various notes 

4

8

"Pakistan Reprints," correspondence from recipients of W.N. Brown article, "India's Pakistan Issue" 

4

9

"People and Temples of Kashmir," lecture notes, 5 pp. 

4

10

"Relations of West Pakistan with Western Asia in Ancient and Modern Times," draft and paper, 1953, 17 pp. 

4

11

"A Pillared Hall," [1930-1949] correspondence, sketches, reviews, telegrams, notes about W.N. Brown volume "A Pillared Hall from a Temple at Madura, India in the Philadelphia Museum of Art" 

4

12

"Religions of India," notes, outline, 90 pp.; plus Journal of American Oriental Society reprint- "Proselyting the Asuras (A Note on Rig Veda 10.124)," 1919, 4 pp. 

4

13

"The Re-shaping of India," W.N. Brown paper, Oct. 1936, 35 pp. 

4

14

"Rope Trick," letter from Dr. Coomaraswamy about subject 

4

15

"Some Early Rajasthani Raga Paintings," paper, 13 pp. 

4

16

"The Stories and Paintings of the Jaina Sage Kalaka," abstract and paper by W.N. Brown, 9 pp. 

4

17

The Saunderyalahari (Harvard University Press), 1958; [1950-1969] correspondence about W.N. Brown publication 

4

18

Swastika, notes, reviews, correspondence on W.N. Brown pamphlet, 30 pp., 1933; includes N.Y. Times review, clippings 

4

19

"Tawi Tales," W. N. Brown manuscript, 100+ pp. 

4

20

The Tawi, Prince of Wales College Magazine-Jammu, issues for: 

November 1923 No. 1, vol. VIII, 2 copies 

4

20

May 1924 No. 3, vol. VIII 

4

20

April 1927 No. 1, vol. XI 

4

20

Tagore Lectures, 1964-1965 correspondence about lectures delivered at Michigan by W.N. Brown (published as Man in the Universe, U. of Cal. Press, 1966) 

4

21

"Tar Baby," [1930-1939] correspondence about article 

4

22

UNESCO, 1947-[1969] materials, correspondence about: W.N. Brown editing UN book on India and "East-West Project." Includes W.N. Brown lecture notes on "Ethnics of India," other notes 

4

23

UNESCO, 1947-[1969] materials, correspondence about: W.N. Brown editing UN book on India and "East-West Project." Includes W.N. Brown lecture notes on "Ethnics of India," other notes 

4

24

"Vasanta Vilasa," correspondence with numerous colleagues regarding W. N. Brown publication, [1960-1969] 

4

25

"Walking on Water" file, [1920-1949] research notes, correspondence, review of The India and Christian Miracles of Walking on the Water volume by W.N. Brown, 76 pp., 1928 

4

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W. Norman Brown Bibliography and Bibliographical Notes, including copies of 1927 bibliographies; some W.N. Brown personal publications to 1934; "List of Publications" of W.N. Brown in [1920-1929]; notes; [1960-1969] list of publications dating to 1919 

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Address List for Publications, distribution lists for different W.N. Brown publications, dating from [1920-1929] 

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"Christ's tomb (Kashmir)," 1926 letter from Commercial Museum, Philadelphia 

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"Mahimnastava," manuscript by W.N. Brown, 51 pp.; other documents, prints 

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"Mahimnastava," manuscript by W.N. Brown, 51 pp.; other documents,prints 

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"Mahimnastava," prints, notes, negatives, transparencies 

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"Creation Myth in Rg Veda," notes, correspondence about 

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"Kanisha Problem," notes from, by? G.L. Schanzlin 

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Sanskrit, Rg Veda, translation notes, papers, [1920-1939] 

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Sanskrit notes, teaching notes, papers, including 

"Possibilities of a Connection between Sumerian and the Language of India" 

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"Amplified Outline of Sanskrit Historical Phonology for use of beginners in Sanskrit" by Franklin Edgerton 

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"Comparative Grammar" 

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Book reviews, articles by W. Norman Brown 

The Upanishads Translated by Swami Nikhilananda, 2 vols. 1949, 1952 

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Self-knowledge (Atmabodha) by Swami Nikhilananda, 1946 

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King Trasadasyu as a Divine Incarnation (A Note on Rg Veda 4.42) by W. Norman Brown 

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Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization, by Heinrich Zimmer, edited by Joseph Campbell, 1946 

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Deliver Us From Evil, by Sten Rodhe, 1946 

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"Indra's Infancy According to Rig Veda 4.18," by W. Norman Brown, paper and text 

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The Basis for the Hindu Act of Truth, by W. Norman Brown 

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The Warlis, by K.J. Save, 1945 review 

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Kota Texts, by M.B. Emeneau, 2 vols. 1944, 1946, review 

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Translation Notes, Sanskrit, A.V. V 3-8 

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Miscellaneous lecture notes, [1930-1959] 

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W. Norman Brown personal notebooks and work notes 

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5

Misc. correspondence, [1940-1979] includes: 

Draft of "The Birth of Bangladesh" chapter for The U.S. and India,Pakistan, and Bangladesh, 1972 volume 

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Daniel Ingalls, Harvard, correspondence 

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Morris D. Morris, correspondence 

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Barbara Stoler Miller, correspondence 

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Mary Carras correspondence, recommendation 

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Copy of "Modern Typesetting for the Scripts of India," 1937, 17 pp. 

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1957 press release of $85,000 Carnegie Corp. grant to Penn for SARS program; note from Dean Rusk, correspondence with E. Bender, others 

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[1960-1969] papers; Annals publication, copies of W.N. Brown area studies related papers, notes, reprint of "Some Notes on the Rain-Charms, Rig-Veda 7.101-103," by W.N. Brown, 5 pp. 

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"Books and all reading material," [1940-1969] correspondence, notes on misc. journals, articles, reviews, books, encyclopedia work, etc.; includes copy of "Indic Studies in the United States," 4 pp. by W.N. Brown, 1960 

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"Books and all reading material," [1940-1969] correspondence, notes on misc. journals, articles, reviews, books, encyclopedia work, etc.; includes copy of "Indic Studies in the United States," 4 pp. by W.N. Brown, 1960 

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Speeches and Meetings, [1960-1969] materials relating to W.N. Brown lectures, travels, across U.S.; lecture notes 

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Speeches and Meetings, [1960-1969] materials relating to W.N. Brown lectures, travels, across U.S.; lecture notes 

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[1940-1949] papers, corespondence, reviews by W.N. Brown, including review of Discovery of India, by J. Nehru, 1946 

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[1950-1969] W.N. Brown written reviews; reviews of W.N. Brown work 

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[1960-1969] correspondence regarding various books, articles, reviews; also copies of W.N. Brown articles "The Indian Games of Pachisi, Chaupar, and Chausar," 20 pp. and "South Asia Studies in America Today," 19 pp. 

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University Press, University of Pennsylvania, letters regarding Brown volume, other work, [1960-1969] 

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Harvard University Press, publishers U.S., India, and Pakistan, review notices, correspondence with Ann Orlov (HUP), concerning proofs, misc., concerning various editions of volume, [1950-1969]; includes W.N. Brown c.v 

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Documents related to Chanhu-daro, Sind expedition of 1935-1936 

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PMA India Catalog, notecards listing Indian sculptures, many with photos on reverse 

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University of Pennsylvania Capital Campaign, 1965, documents; plus 1965 personal correspondence, including about South Asia Library 

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American Philosophical Society, Nominations for Membership pamphlets, [1950-1969] 

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Correspondence with Dr. Ernest Mackay, archeologist, 1934-1935, about Chanhu-daro, "Sind dig" 

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Archaeological Survey of India file-letters about Chanhu-daro excavation, licensing, 1934-1935 

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Correspondence with D.G.A., India, 1935-1936 documents include License to excavate Chanhu-daro, 1935; photo of Indian excavations at Chanhu-daro; paperwork of Mackay crew hiring; antiquities division; other expedition papers 

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M.F.A., Boston Museum of Fine Arts [1930-1939] correspondence, including Chanhu-daro funding 

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Department of State Consular, [1930-1939] letters on Sind excavations 

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Letters soliciting funds for Chanhu-daro dig, 1936-1937; plus 1946 documents of expedition, Mackay items shipped to U.S 

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Chanhu-Daro; correspondence from [1930-1949] includes: 

Mackay field reports 

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Newspaper clippings about Chanhu-daro 

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, literature 

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Letters attempting to fund a second season of digging, misc. telegrams 

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A Scheme for the Survey of unexplored Prehistoric Sites in Western and Northern Sind 

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American School of Indic and Iranian Studies, University of Pennsylvania, correspondence, [1930-1939] 

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"The Excavations at Chanhu-daro India," [1939], paper, 9 pp.; plus Director General of Archeology letter, 1942 

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Archeological Institute of America, Chanhu-daro fund raising correspondence, [1930-1939] 

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American Oriental Society-Chanhu-daro volume, 1941-1943, various letters on the publication of Mackay's work (Chanhu-daro Excavations 1935-1936), involving Furst Company printers and personal letters from Mackay 

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American Oriental Society-Chanhu-daro volume, 1941-1943, various letters on the publication of Mackay's work (Chanhu-daro Excavations 1935-1936), involving Furst Company printers and personal letters from Mackay 

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Mrs. Mackay, family, personal correspondence, 1943 (death of Prof. Mackay) 

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"The Problem of Law and Order in Reoccupied Burma," 34 pp., (Office of Strategic Services-Research and Analysis Branch No. 1253, dated 16 December 1943) 

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"Appendix I," 109 pp., Law and Order in Burma Under British Administration : A historical survey of British difficulties; the disregard of social and political ends ....." 

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"Appendix II," 80 pp., "Japanese Policy in Burma" 

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India (Tyler's edition), carbons of manuscript/report dated Mar. 22, 1943; includes duplicate copies 

'Section III' "Population and Social Conditions," 38 pp. 

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'Section IV' "Political," 15 pp. 

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'Section V' "Economic," 33 pp. 

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Pakistan report/manuscript, 129 pp., study of Pakistan movement, approx. date late 1942-1943 

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Government reports from World War II 

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"Communist Party of India," report circa 1945, "Dorothy Speneer" handwritten on first page 

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"The Depressed Classes of India," report, 112 pp. 

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Burma Reports 

"Economic Rehabilitation in Burma," 1 June 1945, 6 pp. 

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"References to Activities of Indians in Japan and Occupied Areas," Extracted from Japanese Radio Broadcasts (1941-44), 100 pp. (Research and Analysis No. 2702A, dated 16 November 1944) 

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Misc. Reports 

"Conversation with John Scott Everton, Head of American Friends Service Committee," dated 23 December 1944, (Field Memorandum 101(FR-172), 2 pp. 

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"British Africa," Jan. 13, 1945, 3 pp. 

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"Curbs on United States Trade by the Government of India," Sept. 7, 1945, 5 pp. 

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Situation Report: India 

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"Indian Attitudes Towards Government Plans," 4 pp. (Research and Analysis Branch # 1346.107, dated 21 May 1945) 

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Situation Report: India 

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"The Government of India's Program for Post-War Development," 4 pp. (Research and Analysis Branch # 1346.106, dated 14 May 1945) 

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4

Situation Report: India 

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"India's Sterling Balance," dated 18 June 1945 

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Situation Report: India 

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"The Viceroy Rejects Gandhi's Proposals for a Settlement," (Research and Analysis Branch #1346.71, dated 26 August 1944) 

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Japanese Psychology, includes: 

"Japanese Behavior Patterns," Office of War Information reportby Ruth Benedict, Sept. 15, 1945, 59 pp. 

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"Japanese Thought and Action," by Marian W. Smith, 40 pp. 

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Professional Organizations 

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Committee: ACLS, American Council of Learned Societies 

1930s correspondence 

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Tentative budget for American School of Indic and Iranian Studies, 1930 

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W.N. Brown grant statement (about 1934 study of Indian miniatures), 1938 

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Indic Committee Notes, American Council of Learned Societies, Committee on Indic and Iranian Studies, notes from meetings of 1935, 1937, 1939-1943 

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Correspondence with Mortimer Graves, Waldo Leland 

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American School of Indic and Iranian Studies 

Initial Conference documents, 1929 

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Board of Trustees First Meeting, 1934 document 

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Agenda for December 7, 1929 meeting 

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"Proceedings American Council of Learned Societies," Dec. 7, 1929, 110 pp. meeting transcript 

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Notes, letters about ASIIS, [1920]-1930 

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School of Indo-Iranian Research-Member Committee 

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School of Indo-Iranian Research-Chairman Committee 

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Other ASIIS papers 

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Contributions Solicited, Pending, and Possibilities, for American School of Indian and Iranian Studies, 1927-1931 

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Contributions-Solicited-Refused, 1927-1930; plus 3x5 cards of stories 

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ASIIS-Pledges, [1920-1949] documents, correspondence 

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Committee For Advancement of Oriental Studies, [1940-1949] documents, letters 

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Indic and Iranian Committee Meetings, 1930-1932 correspondence, documents 

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Committee on Indic and Iranian Studies Report of Activities, [1930-1949] reports 

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Minutes of Committee Meetings-ASIIS Reports, etc., [1920-1939] documents 

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15

Information and Opinions on the Bibliography, 1946 letters on b bibliography project 

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Department of State-Consular, [1920-1939] correspondence with State Department on American School of Indo-Iranian Research in India 

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Fiction Motif Index, [1940-1949] correspondence: East Indies Society, Ancient Near East, Catholic University 

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Papers Presented at Second Punjab Studies Conference, MSU, 1968; copies of papers by Hari Prakash Sharma, Hafeez Malik, Surjit Singh Dulai, Kenneth w. Jones, Stanley Brush 

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"India and Humanistic Studies in America," [1930-1939] proposals, correspondence, 34 pp. draft and paper of title 

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Files include "National School of Oriental Languages," "Latin American," "National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel" 17 pp. memo; [1940-1949] documents; Whitney's Roots Sanskrit text reprint correspondence 

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[1930]-1941 correspondence: Rockefeller Foundation, Southeast Asia, Tibetan Material 

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W. Norman Brown correspondence 1969-1970, including AIIS documents 

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American Council of Learned Societies 

W. Norman Brown miscellaneous personal correspondence 1971, AIIS documents, travel documents, (retired as AIIS President) 

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W. Norman Brown miscellaneous personal correspondence 1971, AIIS documents, travel documents, (retired as AIIS President) 

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2

AIIS, American Institute of Indian Studies correspondence, [1970-1979] 

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American Oriental Society, various records relating to meetings, publications, etc., 1939-[1969] 

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American Oriental Society, various records relating to meetings, publications, etc., 1939-[1969] 

8

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XXV International Congress of Orientalists (Moscow, 1960), correspondence regarding Congress 

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XXVI International Congress of Orientalists (New Delhi, 1964), assorted notes, letters 

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XXVI International Congress of Orientalists (New Delhi, 1964), assorted notes, letters 

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International Congress of Orientalists (Ann Arbor, 1967); ICO related papers, correspondence, 1964-1965 

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International Congress of Orientalists (Ann Arbor, 1967); ICO related papers, correspondence, 1965-1970 

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International Congress of Orientalists, assorted papers 

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ICO correspondence, pamphlets, organizing materials, 1964-1970 

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XXVII International Congress of Orientalists, 1967, papers, includes Committee on Revision of Statutes, misc. letters 

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XXVII ICO, 1967, correspondence arranged alphabetically 

 

 

A-B-C 

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D-E-F 

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G-H-I 

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J-K-L 

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M-N-O 

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P-Q-R 

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S-T' 

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20

U-V-W 

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X-Y-Z (letter about E.M. Zhukov) 

8

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International Congress of Orientalists XXVIII (Canberra) papers, correspondence, relating to Jan., 1971 Congress 

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American Oriental Society 

JAOS Index, letters on index project, 1939-1941 

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AOS-Indexing of, includes meeting reports of Conference Board of Associated Research Councils, 1940s documents, "Memorandum on African Studies in the United States" by Ralph Bunche, 2 pp., 1946 

9

2

JAOS-New Format, [1940-1949] correspondence on Journal of American Oriental Society 

9

3

AOS Centenary, correspondence about American Oriental Society 100th Anniversary with various individuals 

9

4

American Oriental Society, International Congress of Orientalists 1960, three page analysis of Aug., 1960 Congress in Moscow, numerous copies 

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5

American Committee for the History of South Asian Art, [1960-1969] correspondence, mainly with Pramod Chandra, University of Chicago 

9

6

American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia, 1951-1964 letters from John K. Fairbank, Donald Mackay, Dr. Taraknath Das (on award of Watumull Prize, 1954 to W.N. Brown) 

9

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American Historical Association correspondence, 1948-1960, including letters 

9

8

American Philosophical Society, various notices, letters, and records, 1947- [1969] 

9

9

American Society for the Study of Religion, notices and correspondence, [1950-1969] 

9

10

Archeological Institute of America, correspondence, [1920-1949], including with Prof. William Bell Dinsmoor, Columbia; Sept. 9, 1922 letter to W.N. Brown from R.V.D. Magoffin, Johns Hopkins 

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11

Asia Foundation; Committee for Free Asia, letters, literature, [1950-1969] 

9

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Asia Society, correspondence, issues of newsletter, [1960-1969] 

9

13

Association for Asian Studies, Inc., [1950-1969] literature, letters 

9

14

AAS Committee on International Scholarly Liaison, [1960-1969] correspondence, materials, meeting minutes 

9

15

AAS Committee on Research and Development, [1960-1969] correspondence with numerous colleagues 

9

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AAS, Far Eastern Assosiation, [1940-1969] notes, correspondence 

9

17

American Council on Education correspondence, referring to National Defense Education Act amendments, House Bills H.R. 3000, H.R. 6112, 1963, House of Representatives testimony 

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Encyclopedia Americana, [1940-1969] correspondence, includes article reprints, article production notes 

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Mergenthaler and other materials 

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Encyclopedia Americana, [1940-1969] correspondence, includes article reprints, article production notes 

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Encyclopedia Americana, [1940-1969] correspondence, includes article reprints, article production notes 

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Mergenthaler Linotype Company, [1930-1959] correspondence, includes: Devanagari Main May 30, 1950 type chart; "Some observations based upon a visit of W.N. Brown to the Mergenthaler factory, July 3, 1936," 10 pp. 

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Linotype-Reports from Field, 1934-1935, 1947-1948, 1950, 1954-1955, reports about general and publishing conditions in India, Burma, etc. 

10

4

Chinese Typewriter, 1948 report by W.N. Brown 

10

5

Typewriters, [1930-1959] correspondence with manufacturers about Devanagari typewriter, other Indian languages 

10

6

Urdu Linotype material, includes pictures of W.N. Brown in Pakistan, 1950; linotype layout materials, Pakistan Day 1950 material, letter from Harold Bender, 1936 

10

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Linotype-Siamese, 1935 correspondence regarding potential for Siamese use of machinery 

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Pashto, 1952 linotype correspondence 

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Korean, 1952 linotype correspondence 

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Kannada, 1952 linotype correspondence, includes pamphlets 

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Linotype-Burmese, [1930-1939], 1952-1953 correspondence 

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Linotype-Devanagari, [1930-1959] letters, notes 

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Linotype-Tamil, [1940-1959] correspondence 

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Sinhalese Linotype material, correspondence, [1930-1959] 

10

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Linotype-Bengali, materials, notes, letters, [1930-1949] 

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Summer 1948 South Asia program; program, administrative and student records 

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1949 South Asia summer program notes, student list 

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SA 600, South Asia Seminar 1949-1951 notes 

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University of Pennsylvania South Asia Department; [1950-1954] budgets; former students list; publications 

10

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South Asia Regional Studies Business, [1950-1959] documents include March 15, 1950 SARS Bulletin 

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References, for graduate students, fellowships, others, [1950-1969] 

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Envelopes: misc. lecture notes, including Kashmir trek; "Types of Indian Miniature Painting"; and Grammatical Notes by Jayanta Vijaya, from Uttaradhyayanasutra (letter) 

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Notecards of fables 

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Envelopes 1 and 2 Notecards of fables 

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Miscellaneous 

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Memorabilia and regalia 

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Honorary Degrees (4) 

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