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Guide to the George W. Brown Papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1949-1983
Creator: Brown, George W. (1917-1986)
Extent: .75 linear foot.
Collection Number: RG99.0246
Repository: University of Iowa Archives
Summary: Member of faculty, University of Iowa colleges of law and engineering. Transportation safety consultant.

Access: This collection is open for research.

Use: Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Acquisition: These papers were transferred to the University of Iowa Libraries after the death of Professor Brown in 1986. Processed by Earl M. Rogers in 1997. Guide posted to the Internet in 2000; updated January 2008.

Preferred Citation: George W. Brown Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Repository: University of Iowa Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5921
Curator: David McCartney

"George Wallace Brown was born in Chicago, Illinois, May 28, 1917, and died in Frankfort, Michigan, July 18, 1986. His degrees were B.A., University of Iowa, 1940; M.S. (chemistry), 1942; and Ph.D. (physiology), 1952. Brown was a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II, taught anatomy and civil engineering at the University of Iowa, and was a transportation consultant.

The George W. Brown Papers concern concussion of the brain, energy policy, motor vehicle accidents, and transportation policy in Iowa. Published articles and typescripts on concussion and transportation are by Brown, John J. O.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: GENERAL

  • Series 1: GENERAL
  • Box 1:
  • Abstract of Ph.D. dissertation - 1952
  • Analysis of 104 eastern Iowa motor vehicle casualty accidents
  • Cardiovascular response to cerebral trauma - 1952
  • Chrysler Corporation on highway safety - 1966
  • Class papers
  • Concussion in monkey and ECT
  • Concussion papers
  • Concussion project - 1949
  • Correspondence
  • Deposition for General Motors - 1968
  • Effects of experimental concussion - 1952
  • Electroconvulsive shock
  • trauma papers
  • Highway trucks
  • Iowa Law Review highway safety - 1968
  • McClane accident - 1970
  • New Orleans paper
  • Newspaper clippings
  • O'Mara letter on speed - 1968
  • Papers presented
  • Box 2:
  • Public hearing on automotive safety - 1966
  • Published articles
  • Safety Center research
  • Schizophrenia
  • Transportation policy and energy