An extensive study collection of
avant-garde materials amassed by librarian and art collector, Jean Brown. Her collection
documents the Dada and Surrealist art movements and their offshoots, especially Fluxus, mail
art, and concrete poetry. Materials include letters, printed matter and ephemera, clippings,
nearly 500 art objects, sound recordings, motion pictures, and video recordings.
Jean Brown was born in Brooklyn, New York, 20 December 1911. Her father, Irving Levy, was a
rare book dealer. During the Depression Brown worked in a library in Springfield,
Massachusetts where she was trained in library cataloging.
318.7 Linear Feet
(320 boxes, 8 rolls, 64 flat file folders)
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Open for use by qualified researchers.