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Elizabeth Mills Brown files on New Haven architecture

Call Number: MS 1946
Scope and Contents
Elizabeth Mills Brown was an architectural historian whose life work focused on the architecture of New Haven, Connecticut, and surrounding areas. This collection consists of writings, maps, photographs, reports, and notes that she created and amassed in the course of her extensive research on the architecture and built environment of New Haven and Connecticut. It includes her Yale master's thesis on Center Church on the Green in New Haven; early, annotated drafts, "itineraries," and notes on her book, New Haven: A Guide to Architecture and Urban Design; and reports that she wrote on Wooster Square in cooperation with the New Haven Trust for Historic Preservation. The collection also includes a number of research files for unrealized articles, as well as drafts of several unpublished manuscripts.

Brown's style of notetaking is exhaustive, including extensive bibliographical references, and there is a great deal of internal cross-referencing between research files. The small amount of correspondence in the files is primarily between Brown and her publishers, with occasional letters of appreciation from readers.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Elizabeth Mills Brown has been transferred to Yale University. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact

Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lauren Brown, 2009.
Arrangement of the papers is in two series: I. Writings. II. Files, Lectures and Notebooks.
Circa 1919-2001
Majority of material found within 1967 - 1976
4 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Related Names
Brown, Elizabeth Mills
Language of Materials