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Richard Pearson Brown Correspondence

 Collection — Container: Correspondence
Identifier: SC-012

Scope and Contents

The correspondence of Dick Brown contains many letters from a variety of people, including Senator Huey Long, Kansas Governor Alf Landon, and Washington, D.C. columnist Drew Pearson. Many of the letters pertain to Brown's positions as president of the Collegiate Republicans and Landon for President clubs, but there are also letters from family members and friends.


  • Created: 1915-1998

Biographical or Historical Information

Richard Pearson Brown, who went by the nickname Dick, was born in Topeka in 1915. He attended Baker University between 1934 and 1938. While at Baker, he participated in numerous activities, including football, track, choir, and drama. He was a member of Zeta Chi and eventually served as the president of the fraternity's alumni association. After graduating from Baker, Brown went to law school at New York University. He then joined the Army in 1942 and served in Germany and Japan. Brown also served as an infantry platoon leader and in the Intelligence Corps after World War II. He was in the Army for 21 years and attained the rank of major. Brown returned to Baldwin City in 1963 as Baker University's Director of Public Relations and Sports Information. He worked at Baker until 1969, when he became the executive director of the Kansas Nursing Home Association. He retired in 1977 and passed away in 1998.

Note written by Sara DeCaro


1.00 boxes

Language of Materials



This collection consists entirely of correspondence received by Richard Pearson Brown, a Baker University student and a founder of Baker's Collegiate Republicans club.

Arrangement Note

The papers have been divided into nine folders according to the type of correspondence. The folders are labeled with a number between 9 and 17.

Related Materials

There is a folder for Richard Pearson Brown in Baker's collection of alumni files.

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Sara DeCaro
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Repository Details

Part of the Baker University and Kansas United Methodist Archives Repository

518 8th Street
PO Box 65
Baldwin City KS 66006 US