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Philip Kaplan and Bob Brown papers

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence

Collected Bob Brown Material: Manuscripts

Collected Bob Brown Material: Miscellaneous

Collected Bob Brown Material: Printed Matter

Collected Bob Brown Material: News Articles

Collected Bob Brown Material: Photographs

Collected Material of Others

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Collection Overview

Title: Philip Kaplan and Bob Brown papers, 1894-1961Add to your cart.

ID: 1/1/MSS 078

Primary Creator: Brown, Bob (1886-1959)

Other Creators: Kaplan, Philip, (1903-1990)

Extent: 12.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The correspondence has been arranged chronologically.  The letters for which no date could be established have been placed at the end of the series, alphabetically by correspondent.

Subjects: Brown, Bob, 1886-1959

Forms of Material: Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992 - Correspondence, Brown, Bob, 1886-1959 - Correspondence, Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Cunard, Nancy, 1896-1965. - Correspondence, Ephemera., Kaplan, Philip, 1903-1990 - Correspondence, Manuscripts for publication., Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 - Correspondence, Nin, Anais, 1903-1977. - Correspondence, Photographs, Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946. - Correspondence, Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963 - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of correspondence, articles written by Bob Brown, miscellaneous written material and photographs. Much of the correspondence is between Bob Brown and Philip Kaplan, but other notable names included are  Kay Boyle, Nancy Cunard, Gertrude Stein, and William Carlos Williams. Of special interest are approximately 100 letters from Henry Miller to Anäs Nin.

Biographical Note

American author, journalist, publisher, and collector Robert Carlton Brown (1886-1959) was born in Chicago. Brown wrote pulp fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, avant-garde publications, and experimented with a book of visual poetry; he also contributed pieces to various magazines and newspapers in New York City and established journals in Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, and London. Popular works of Brown's include the novel What Happened to Mary? (1913), an adaptation of which became one of the first successful motion pictures. He was involved with an informal poetry group with avant-garde and modernist writers and artists like William Carlos Williams, Alfred Kreymbourg, and Man Ray in 1913 and 1914. The group put forth a publication entitled Glebe in 1913 and later the influential poetry journal Others. In 1929, he and his wife temporarily settled in France where they became involved in the expatriate literary community in Paris. While there, he also established Roving Eye Press to promote a reading machine that he invented. Brown published a book of verse to be used with the machine, Readies for Bob Brown's Machine (1931), which included contributions from Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, James T. Farrell, Kay Boyle, Paul Bowles, Kreymborg, Eugene Jolas, and Robert McAlmon.

The Browns eventually reestablished residence in Rio de Janeiro, where they lived until Rose Brown's death in 1952. Following his wife's death, Bob Brown returned to New York, remarried, and continued to write. He ran a shop called Bob Brown's Books in Greenwich Village until his death in 1959.

Subject/Index Terms

Brown, Bob, 1886-1959

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Philip Kaplan and Bob Brown papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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[Series 5: Collected Bob Brown Material: News Articles],
[Series 6: Collected Bob Brown Material: Photographs],
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Series 2: Collected Bob Brown Material: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Manuscripts "A"Add to your cart.

American Folk Song in Paris

A Arte de Concinar com Cerveza

Folder 21: Manuscipts "A"Add to your cart.

Art for All

Association of Inter-American Museums Material

The Autobiography of American Art

Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Manuscripts "A"Add to your cart.
Autobiography of Robert Carlton Brown
Folder 2: Manuscripts "B"Add to your cart.

Bathing with the Barbarous Turks

Bibliography of Bob Brown

Folder 3: Manuscripts "B"Add to your cart.

Bick One, Lee-tell One!

Biographical information on Bob Brown

The Bishop's Hip Bath, by Rose Brown

Folder 4: Manuscripts "B"Add to your cart.

Blue-Beard's Book-Case

Bob Brown: A Poet's Life

Both Oak Park Boys

Brown Family Robinson, 2 copies, both carbons, by Bob and Rose Brown

Folder 5: Manuscripts "C"Add to your cart.

Captain of the Ship of Fools

The Chain Gang

The Company Town

The Company Union

Folder 6: Manuscripts "D"Add to your cart.
The Dinosaur's Egg
Folder 7: Manuscripts "D-E"Add to your cart.

Dog Eat Hot Dog

Doggie, Can You Spare a Bone?

Down South

Ed's One-Man Magazine

Folder 8: Manuscripts "F"Add to your cart.

Floyd Dell

1450-1950, manuscript, holograph notes

Folder 9: Manuscripts "F"Add to your cart.

1450-1950, proof copy

Frankie and Johnnie - New Style

A friend in Rochester, New York

Folder 10: Manuscripts "G"Add to your cart.

The Game of Cachunga, (Xerox)

Geewhiz Quiz "to Prove You're a Poet and Don't Know It"

Folder 11Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Manuscripts "G"Add to your cart.

Gene in the Hell Hole

Globe Gliding, uncorrected page proofs

Folder 2: Manuscripts "G"Add to your cart.

Globe Gliding, annotated printed version, binding destroyed

Gold in Our Eyes

Folder 3: Manuscripts "H"Add to your cart.

Hal's Acre, or Dream's End

Hoarding (A Dog Story)

Hochzeit with the German Cowboys

Folder 4: Manuscripts "H"Add to your cart.

Hot and Dusty

How Spies Are Made

Huaraches Week in Oaxaca

Folder 5: Manuscripts "I"Add to your cart.

I Get a Kick Out of New York

I Win Your Story Prize

In at the Creation

In the "Foolish House"

Folder 6: Manuscripts "J"Add to your cart.

Jake Schwartz profile material

Just One of Them Asses

Folder 7: Manuscripts "L"Add to your cart.

The Law of Probabilities

Loading the Lazy Louey

Folder 8: Manuscripts "M"Add to your cart.

The Mine "Alaski"

A Modern Miracle

My Marjonary, annotated printed version

Folder 9: Manuscripts "N"Add to your cart.

Name It, and It's Yours!

National Nickelodeon, several drafts

Noon -- On the Agricultural Steps

Folder 10: Manuscripts "O"Add to your cart.
On Our Way, five versions
Folder 11: Manuscripts "O"Add to your cart.

1001 Lively Limericks collected by Bob Brown

Ozark Jack

Folder 12: Manuscripts "R"Add to your cart.

The Readies, printed version with some holograph corrections in pencil

Reading Kay Boyle, manuscript and published version

Folder 13: Manuscripts "R"Add to your cart.

Reading Machines, several versions

Rubles, Dollars and Vodka

Folder 14: Manuscripts "S"Add to your cart.
Santarem for friends of the Browns
Folder 15: Manuscripts "S"Add to your cart.

Say When?

Señor Murph Sells Us a Mine

Folder 16: Manuscripts "S"Add to your cart.

Señor Murphy's Mine

A Slick Little Machine

Song Theme

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Folder 1: Manuscripts "T-U"Add to your cart.

Trap the Rat Game

Up Bear Mountain

Folder 2: Manuscripts "V-W"Add to your cart.

V--as in Oaxaca

A Village Pariah.  A Study of Human Nature, Cora L. Brown, proof sheet

When Tarzan Entertains

Wives

The World's Fair Band

Folder 3: Miscellaneous typescript pages rebutting Max Eastman's chargesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Notes for A Half Century of Writing FriendsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Untitled ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Poems, "B - O"Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Poems, "P - Z"Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Poems, UntitledAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Bound volume of miscellaneous manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Appointment book, 1903Add to your cart.
Folder 11: DiariesAdd to your cart.
July 10-Dec. 8, 1905; March 29, 1929-June 13, 1931
Folder 12: Small notebooksAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: FragmentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Notes in sequence folder 1Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notes in sequence, folder 2Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous notes, folder 1Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous notes, folder 2Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Miscellaneous notes, folder 3Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Miscellaneous notes, folder 4Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Miscellaneous notes, folder 5Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous notes, folder 6Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Miscellaneous notes, folder 7Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Miscellaneous notes, folder 8Add to your cart.

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[Series 5: Collected Bob Brown Material: News Articles],
[Series 6: Collected Bob Brown Material: Photographs],
[Series 7: Collected Material of Others],
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