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George F. Brown Second World War correspondence and photographs

 Collection — Box: WWII 33, Folder: 1 - 6, Folder: 10 - 15
Identifier: 2022-182-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains 70 letters written by Lt. George F. Brown to his wife and parents as well as two memorandum sent to himn during the Second World War. This collection also contains 28 photographs, and other ephemeral materials.


  • 1942 - 1945

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

Lieutenant Commander George Fulton Brown, United States Navy (1914 - 1998) was born in Hague, Virginia to James Dall Brown, and Lucy Wilmina Kellam Brown. His siblings include James Dall Brown, Jr., David Kellam Brown, Willoughby Randolph Brown, and Richard Henry Lee Brown. Lt. Cdr. Brown married Janet H. [maiden name unknown] in August 31, 1941 and together they had two children, Lucinda W. and Sarah Brown.

In 1941, Brown became Princeton University's Assistant Director of Athletics before serving in the US Navy during the Second World War. First he was assigned as an Assistant Director of Athletics at the Pre-Flight School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and was later assigned to Casablanca, Morocco where he was responsible for accommodating all Navy personnel. He retired from military service October 1945 with the rank Lieutenant Commander.

After the Second World War, Brown returned to Princeton University where he worked on student housing before joining Street and Smith Publications, Inc. in 1947 as Director of Personnel and Assistant to the President. After a long career in leadership and management he retired in 1972.


.05 Linear Feet (6 folders)

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This collection contains 70 letters written by LCDR George F. Brown, USN to his family during the Second World War. This collection also contains two memos sent to Brown, 26 photographs, three postcards, and six ephemera items.


This collection is arranged by material type, and chronological order.

  • Series 1, Correspondence
  • Series 2, Photographs
  • Series 3, Ephemera and other materials

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lucinda W. Brown.

Statement on Potentially Harmful Content

This collection may contain materials that are difficult to view, are potentially harmful, or use outdated and culturally insensitive language. Chapman University preserves and makes these materials accessible to researchers to ensure long-term accuracy of these historical records. This repository aims to not promote or otherwise celebrate this content, but to use it for educational and research purposes.

Please see the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) "Statement on Potentially Harmful Content" for more information:

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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States