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    Bernis B. Brown Collection, 1878-1960.
     
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    Creator: 
    Brown, Bernis B., 1888-1960 (collector).
    Title: 
    Bernis B. Brown Collection, 1878-1960.
    Phy. Description: 
    8.5 cu. ft. : 15 boxes.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Brown was a dealer, salesmen and repairman of farm equipment, especially steam powered engines.
    Scope and Content: 
    The collection documents the history of farm machinery in America, especially steam-powered machines. The papers include Brown's correspondence with individuals and institutions regarding his research and his collection, notes and notebooks, reference books and history books on farm machines, clippings and articles, newsletters on farming subjects, catalogs of farming equipment, subject files, photographs, magazines, and a manuscript for a history Brown compiled on early American farm power.
    Organization: 
    1 series.
    Provenance: 
    Collected for the National Museum of American History, Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (now called the Division of Work and Industry). Transferred to the Archives Center in 2007.
    Finding aids: 
    None.
    Cite as: 
    Bernis B. Brown Collection, 1878-1960, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Restrictions: 
    UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
    Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
    Fees for commercial reproduction.
    Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Agricultural machinery
    Steam-engines
    Farm equipment
    Tractors
    Form / Genre: 
    Books
    Clippings
    Magazines (periodicals) -- 20th century.
    Manuscripts -- 20th century
    Newsletters -- 20th century
    Photographs -- 20th century
    Catalogs
    Patents
    Notebooks
    Correspondence -- 20th century
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Local Number: 
    2007.3119 (NMAH Acc.)
    Co-Creator: 
    History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI (collector).
    Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI (collector).
    Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI (collector).
    Item Information
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    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 1047Add Copy to MyList

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