The Morton A. Brown Papers document the academic career of Dr. Brown at Bob Jones University, William Jennings Bryan University, and East Tennessee State University, as well as his personal research and writing interests. Among aspects examined are his controversial dismissal from Bob Jones University, his teaching methodology in various history courses, his dissertation work as a graduate student at Harvard University, and various personal religious, political, and philosophical views he held. The types of documents in the collection include correspondence, course outlines and notes, unpublished manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and copies of material used in course preparation and research. Some miscellaneous material documents his church activities as a member of Watauga Avenue Presbyterian Church and time spent in Europe on the eve of World War II.
The collection is organized into two series, as follows: Series 1, Academic Files, 1925-2000 and undated, and Series 2, Writings and Miscellaneous Papers, 1938-1999 and undated. Files within each series are arranged in alphabetical order by folder subject heading generally following the arrangement established by Dr. Brown.
Method of Acquisition
The Morton A. Brown Papers were donated to University Archives by Dr. Michael Braswell, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, ETSU, executor of Dr. Brown’s estate, on September 17, 2002.
The collection was processed by Ned Irwin in 2003.