Name and location of repository
Level of description
Brown, Clawson, and Parvin Family Papers
- 1739-1978 (Creation)
1 cubic feet (1 document case, 1 oversize folder)
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
The collection includes correspondence, clippings, documents, and ephemera, most of which relate to Zimiri Parvin, James Nassau Brown, Mamie Parvin Brown, Vivian Z. Brown, and Verne Clawson Brown. There are also some materials on the Sutton, Taylor, and Price families, all related by marriage to the Parvins and Browns. Included are: musical compositions by Zimiri Parvin, letters from James Nassau Brown to his wife Mamie, a biographical article by Doris Huffman (1976), diplomas and certificates, high school yearbooks, a pocket diary of Josephine Taylor Sutton containing recipes, a program for a banquet honoring Susan B. Anthony in Salem in 1900, a Taylor family history document from the late 18th century, a group of baggage tags from hotels, and a collection of bank notes from the early 19th century. Among James Nassau Brown's letters is one of 1903 from Salem describing a typhoid epidemic.
System of arrangement
The collection is arranged in the following series:
Series A: Brown Family, General, 1896-1978
Series B: Zimiri Mullin Parvin Materials, 1860-1976
Series C: Other family Members, 1739-1941
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Conditions governing access
The collection is open to the public.
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Acquisition and appraisal elements
Immediate source of acquisition
Gifts of Colonel and Mrs. Walter Zimiri Brown, 1978 August, Library Accession 14550 and Museum Accession 78-64; and Mr. and Mrs. John Parvin, 1991 July, Library Accession 20363.
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Related archival materials
- Citation: Brown, Clawson and Parvin family papers, Mss2506, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.