SUNY Buffalo State Oral Histories, 1975-1995
 
Interview with Dr. Richard Brown

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Interview with Dr. Richard Brown

Interviewer

Sister Martin Joseph Jones

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Recording Date

4-10-1978

Description

Richard Brown was born April 9, 1919 in Logan, Ohio. In 1947, he received his BS in History from Ohio State University. Mr. Brown graduated with a M.A. from Colgate University in 1948. In 1951, he was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He taught at Colgate University and the University of Wisconsin before coming to Buffalo.

Dr. Brown joined the faculty of the State University College at Buffalo in 1952. In 1963, was appointed the chairman of the Social Studies Department. He served as chairman until 1967. In 1977, was named Distinguished Service Professor.

Dr. Brown wrote a number of articles, books, and pamphlets. He was a member of many college committees. Dr. Richard Brown was chairperson of the College Bicentennial Committee and also was a member of the Action Committee of the Erie County Bicentennial Committee. He retired in 1979.

In 1998, he established the Genevieve C. and Richard C. Brown Scholarship for female students who have been honorably discharged from military service.

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SUNY Buffalo State Oral History Project, 1975-1995

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56:06

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Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library

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Oral History

Interview with Dr. Richard Brown

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