Theodore L. Brown Papers, 1951-1996
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Brief Description:

Papers of Theodore L. Brown (1928- ), Professor of Chemistry (1958-93), Vice-Chancellor for Research and Dean, Graduate College (1980-86), and Director, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (1987-93), including correspondence, reprints, clippings, proposals, reports, photos, notes, and textbooks concerning the Beckman Institute, chemistry, the Department of Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, School of Life Sciences (SOLS), and SOLS Review Committee.

This series also includes Brown's history of the Beckman Institute, Bridging Divides and correspondence concerning the creation of the Institute, biographical material on the Beckmans, press clippings, photographs, pamphlets, and greeting cards relating to important ceremonies at and about the Institute.

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University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 15/5/44
Created by: Brown, Theodore L. (Theodore Lawrence) (1928-)
Volume: 3.6 cubic feet
Acquired: 05/21/2002. Additions acquired on 12/04/2012.
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Arrangement: Boxes 1 through 4 are arranged continuously in chronological order. Box 5 is arranged in chronological order in itself.
Biographical Note for Brown, Theodore L. (Theodore Lawrence) (1928-) :

Theodore "Ted" L. Brown (1928- ) is professor emeritus of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois. Brown received his PhD in 1956 from University of Michigan. Shortly after receiving his degree, he became a faculty member at Illinois. He served as Vice Chancellor and then Dean of the Graduate College between 1980 and 1987. In 1987, he became the first director of the Arnold O. and Mabel Beckman Institute. Brown was instrumental in the formation of the interdisciplinary institute and served as the director until 1993. In 1994, he retired from the Beckman Institute and became emeritus.

Brown's research interests lie in the philosophy and social impact of scientific enterprise and thought. He is the author of Making Truth: The Metaphor in Science and Bridging Divides, both published by the University of Illinois Press.

Access Restrictions: For access to boxes 1-4, please contact the University Archives for more information.
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English [eng]