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Robert S. Browne Collected Papers

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Browne, Robert S.


These papers document Robert S. Browne's peace and protest activities. They include biographical information, writings, speeches, correspondence (1962-1971), information about Inter-University Committee for Debate on Foreign Policy (1965-1967), and Browne's reference material about the Vietnam War.


  • Creation: 1962-1968, 1971, 1975


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Biographical note

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.


1.6 linear ft. (1.6 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for this collection of papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert S. Browne.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Processed by SCPC staff. Checklist prepared by Anne Yoder and Wendy Chmielewski.

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