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Kent Brown Papers

Identifier: MC 475

Scope and Content Note

The papers contain typewritten drafts of the book, page proofs, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Photographs in Box 3, folders 4-6 were not used in Brown's book, though they cover some of the same subject matter. Many are copies of images in the Special Collections Picture Collection, and references to these sources are provided.

Box 4 contains an additional 156 photographs, chiefly copies made during the preparation of Fayetteville: A Pictorial History.


  • Creation: 1820-1983


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. title 17).

Biographical Note

Kent Brown became a member of the faculty of the drama department at the University of Arkansas in 1974, and was declared emeritus professor in 1997. He compiled a book, Fayetteville: A Pictorial History (Norfolk, Va., Dunning Publishing Company, 1982) for Dunning's series Portraits of American Cities. A second printing in a paperbound edition was brought out by the North Arkansas Symphony. The McIlroy Bank of Fayetteville brought out a "limited edition of 2500" copies with a label signed by the author, in a hard cover bearing the title A Timeless Epoch ... in harmony with Ozark heritage. The book covers the period 1820-1982, and contains 360 photographs selected from public and private photo collections. The photographs depict the town, the surrounding countryside, and some of its residents. The contribution and influence of the University of Arkansas is an important element of the book.


1.75 Linear Feet (4 Boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format.

Acquisition Information

The Kent Brown Papers were donated by Brown to the Special Collections Department (Division) on September 16, 1983.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu and Ethel C. Simpson, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas in October 1998.


Kent Brown Papers
Vera Ekechukwu and Ethel C. Simpson
October 1998
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444