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BROWN, GRAHAM, 1924-
Graham Brown papers, circa 1940-1980

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

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Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/d7gd0


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brown, Graham, 1924-
Title: Graham Brown papers, circa 1940-1980
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1255
Extent: 2 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of African American actor Graham Brown including course material from his time as a student at Howard University, photographs, and printed material relating to Brown's work as a film and theater actor.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift of Lillian Brown, 2013.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Graham Brown papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Graham Brown (1924-2011), African American actor, was born Robert Elwood Brown in New York City. He attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., in the 1940s. As an actor, he worked primarily in the theater. He was a founding member of New York's Negro Ensemble Company and performed in the company's productions of The River Niger, Nevis Mountain Dew, and Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, among others. He also had film roles in The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) and Malcolm X (1992), as well as guest roles on television series such as Sanford and Son, Law and Order, and Cagney and Lacey. He changed his name to Graham Brown after college, but was occasionally credited professionally as Robert Graham Brown.

Graham Brown (1924-2011), African American actor, was born Robert Elwood Brown in New York City. He attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., in the 1940s. As an actor, he worked primarily in the theater. He was a founding member of New York's Negro Ensemble Company and performed in the company's productions of The River Niger, Nevis Mountain Dew, and Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, among others. He also had film roles in The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) and Malcolm X (1992), as well as guest roles on television series such as Sanford and Son, Law and Order, and Cagney and Lacey. He changed his name to Graham Brown after college, but was occasionally credited professionally as Robert Graham Brown.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Graham Brown from circa 1940-1980, including course material from his time as a student at Howard University, photographs, and printed material relating to Brown's work as a film and theater actor.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Howard University course material; printed material
2 - Photographs; printed material
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