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William Hoskins Brown, 1910-1976.

Papers, 1930-1971.

Manuscript Collection - MC 177

Biographical Note | Scope and Content Note

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

William Hoskins Brown, 1910-1976, B.Arch., 1933, M.Arch., 1942, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was assistant professor in the Department of Architecture at MIT, 1941-1947, with a leave of absence to serve in the Navy, 1943-1946, and associate professor, 1947-1976. His design projects included public housing for the elderly; several buildings for North Adams State College; and numerous projects for MIT including Westgate veterans housing and the conversion of the Sloan Building for the School of Industrial Management. He was also the coordinator of the team of architects which designed the apartments now known as 100 Memorial Drive in Cambridge, Mass.

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SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

3 cubic feet (2 records cartons, 5 tubes, & 3 Bainbridge boards)

The collection includes assignment notes and sketches Brown prepared while a student in architecture at MIT; design problems and other teaching materials he created while a professor of architecure at MIT; and proposals, correspondence, notes, and blueprints for his architectural projects at MIT, including Westgate, the Sloan School, and the Burton-Conner dining room.

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