Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Robert S. Browne Collected Papers, 1962-1968, 1971, 1975

Collection: CDG-A

Contact Information

Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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Descriptive Summary
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for this collection of papers.
Browne, Robert S.
Robert S. Browne Collected Papers
Inclusive Dates
1962-1968, 1971, 1975
Call Number

Language of Materials
Materials in English
1.6 linear feet [papers only]

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
Usage Restrictions
Alternate Form of Material
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Robert S. Browne
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff. Checklist prepared by Anne Yoder and Wendy Chmielewski. Finding aid revised by Andrew Ciampa, June 22, 2010.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Robert S. Browne Collected Papers (CDG-A), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record

Historical Background
Robert Span Browne was born 1924 in Chicago, Illinois. He received his B.A. in economics with honors from University of Illinois and a M.B.A.from the University of Chicago. He was an economist and later an officer with U.S. Agency for International Development in Cambodia (1955-1958) and in Vietnam (1958-1961). Browne is an African-American activist for black economic empowerment. He served as an economic consultant. An academic who taught at Dillard University (1947) , Fairleigh Dickinson University (1964-1972), Rutgers University, and the University of California-Berkeley. Browne was a Senior Research Fellow, for African Studies, Howard University (1982-1985). He was also the founder (1969) and executive director of the Black Economic Research Center in New York. Browne protested U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and participated in Inter-University Committee for Debate on Foreign Policy, 1965-1967 .

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Biographical information
Speaking engagements
Writings: Memorandum of grievances [re: persecution of Buddhists in Vietnam]
Writings: Proposal to encourage peaceful alternatives to war in Vietnam, 1964
Miscellaneous notes
Correspondence, 1962-1963
Correspondence, 1964
Correspondence, 1965 (January to May)
Correspondence, 1965 (June to September)
Correspondence, 1965

Box 2
Correspondence, 1966 (January - April)
Correspondence, 1966 (May - December)
Correspondence with Mme. Le-thi-Anh, 1966
Correspondence, 1967 (January - May)
Correspondence, 1967 (June - December)
Correspondence, 1968
Correspondence, 1971
Attendance at conference "Alternative Perspectives on Viet Nam," University of Michigan, 1965 (September 13-17)
Efforts re: visit of Thich Nhat Hanh, 1966

Box 3
Involvement in various teach-ins, 1960s
Involvement with Ad Hoc Group of 5000 College and University Professors for Vietnam,1964
Involvement with Buddhist Socialist bloc in Vietnam, 1967
Involvement with Inter-University Committee for Debate on Foreign Policy 1965 (2 folders)
Involvement with Inter-University Committee for Debate on Foreign Policy: funding for travel to Algiers and Saigon, 1965 - 1966
Involvement with Inter-University Committee for Debate on Foreign Policy, 1966
Involvement with Inter-University Committee for Debate on Foreign Policy, 1966 [re: teach-in]
Involvement with Inter-University Committee for Debate on Foreign Policy, 1966 [re: NGO status]
Involvement with Inter-University Committee for Debate on Foreign Policy, 1967

Box 4
Involvement with National Conference for New Politics, 1966 - 1968
Involvement with National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, 1967
Involvement with SANE and New Jersey SANE, 1965 - 1968
Involvement with Turn Toward Peace, 1964
Involvement with Universities Committees on Problems of War and Peace of Greater New York

Box 5
Reference material re: Vietnam (2 folders)
Reference material re: Vietnam --persecution of Buddhists
Reference material re: Vietnam --persecution and revolt of Buddhists

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