Lorin Brown Family Papers
Identifier: AC 280
Scope and Content
The collection consists of letter, photographs, negatives, and ephemera apparently collected by Cassandra Martinez-Brown-Lopez and her daughter Amy Brown-Grover. They cover the period from 1898 to 1970. The letters concern mostly family relationships, though an underlying tone through many is the financial support provided by one sibling to another.
Language of Materials
English, Spanish, and French.
Duplication allowed for research purposes. User responsible for all copyright compliance.
Lorin Brown was noted for his collection and writing of Hispanic folklife in northern New Mexico as part of the WPA Writer's Project in the late 1930's. His father, Lorin Brown, Sr., came to New Mexico from Iowa and married Cassandra Martinez. There were five children, Bascom, Roy, Floy, Amy, Lorin, Jr., and Vincent. The father died in 1901 and Cassandra Brown married Margarito Lopez. Bascom was a Forest Ranger for a time in New Mexico and also lived and worked in California. Both Roy and Floy were in poor health and spent considerable time in sanitariums. Roy died in April 1932.
1 linear foot
The photographs and negatives have been transferred to the Photo Archives.
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- Guide to the Lorin Brown Family Papers, 1900-1928
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