Guide to the Bernis B. Brown Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1047
Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Brown, Bernis B., 1888-1960
Dates:
1878-1960
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
8.5 cubic feet
15 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
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.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Brown was a dealer, salesmen and repairman of farm equipment, especially steam powered engines.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Division of Work and Industry,,National Museum of American History, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20560.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Bernis B. Brown Collection, 1878-1960, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Steam-engines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notebooks Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patents Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tractors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Books Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agricultural machinery Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Catalogs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Farm equipment Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts -- 20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Magazines (periodicals) -- 20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters -- 20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives