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Guide to the Frieda S. Brown Papers

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Brown, Frieda S. Papers




0.1 linear feet (1 folder)


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


Frieda S. Brown, professor. The Frieda S. Brown papers consist of correspondence and one speech dating from 1963 to 1964.

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The collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Brown, Frieda S. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Frieda Starling Brown was born on March 13, 1929 in Waterbury, Connecticut. She received a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (1957) and a Ph.D from Washington University, St Louis (1962).

Brown served in clerical positions at the Veterans Administration and the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. from 1946 to 1953. Brown was an assistant in French at Washington University from 1959 to 1961. In 1962 she became an instructor in French the University in Chicago, eventually becoming an Assistant Professor in French in 1964. She was a Fellow of the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin from 1965 to 1966. In 1966 Brown received the Inland Steel Faculty Fellowship.

Brown was member of the Modern Language Association, the American Association of University Professors, and the Société des Amis de Montaigne. She is the author of Religious and Political Conservatism in the Essais of Montaigne (1963).

Scope Note

The Frieda S. Brown Papers consist of correspondence and a speech. The letters are dated from December 1963 to January 1964 and are between Brown and William Johnson of the Department of Public Relations at the University of Chicago. The letters involve a request for a copy of the speech included in this file. The speech, titled “Inter-relations Between the Political Ideas of Ronsard and Montaigne,” was delivered by Brown at the Modern Language Association French 2 meeting on December 29, 1963.

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Box 1   Folder 1

Correspondence and articles

  • Frieda Brown to William Johnston, January 6, 1964
  • William Johnston to Frieda Brown, January 2, 1964
  • Frieda Brown to William Johnston, December 17, 1963
  • "Inter-Relations Between the Political Ideas of Ronsard and Montaigne," paper delivered at MLA Convention, typescript, December 29, 1963