- 6.6 linear feet (13 boxes).
- Collection contains correspondence, speeches, personal ephemera, drafts of writings, and other materials Brown collected relating to medicine or homosexuality.
- Access (note)
- Restricted access;
- are restricted until August 1, 2033.
- Source (note)
- Clegg, John; Julie Sibley
- Biography (note)
- Howard J. Brown (1924-1975), a physician, was an innovative health planner and advocate for the gay rights movement.
- Processing Action (note)
- Call Number
- MssCol 415
Brown, Howard, 1924-1975.
Howard J. Brown papers, 1924-1974.
- Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Selected items (Box 13) are restricted until August 1, 2033.
Howard J. Brown (1924-1975), a physician, was an innovative health planner and advocate for the gay rights movement. After working with several projects in New York City providing comprehensive health care and neighborhood medical services, he served as the City's Health Services Administrator from 1966 to 1968. He then became a professor of public health at New York University. In 1973 he became active in the gay rights movement and helped organize the National Gay Task Force. His book, Familiar Faces, Hidden Lives (published posthumously in 1976) described his life and discussed homosexuality in general.
- Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
- Connect to:
Health services administrators.
- Research Call Number