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Mildred D. Brown

RG5503.AM:  Mildred D. Brown

Omaha, Douglas County (Neb.):  Publisher
Size:  1 folder


Mildred Brown was the founder and publisher of the Omaha Star, a community leader, and an advocate of civil rights in Omaha, Nebraska. This collection relates to Brown's career and contributions to civil rights and the city of Omaha.


This collection consists primarily of copies from a scrapbook containing correspondence, May-June 1984. The correspondence, written to and about Mildred Brown, relates to her accomplishments as a community leader, civil rights activist, and publisher of the Omaha Star in Omaha, Nebraska. The letters were written in conjunction with a public tribute honoring Brown for her support of minority causes and concerns. Two articles about Brown from the Sunday Omaha World-Herald are also included with the collection, but were not part of the scrapbook. The originals are not part of the Nebraska State Historical Society Collections. Only photocopies are available.

Note::  The photo componenet [RG5503.PH] consists of nine images of Mildred Brown in portraits, in meetings with politicians, and in group photographs. Most of the images date from the 1960s and relate to Brown's activities in civil rights and as publisher of the Omaha Star. The originals are not part of the Nebraska State Historical Society Collections. Only copies are available.


Mildred Brown papers



Afro-American press -- Nebraska -- Omaha
Afro-Americans -- Nebraska -- Omaha
Afro-Americans in the newspaper industry
Anderson, Ola M.
Black newspapers -- Nebraska -- Omaha
Block, John R.
Brown, Mildred D.
Butts, Myra L.
Calloway, Bertha
Dodd, Bernice
Eure, Dorothy
Foster, Vera Chandler
Goldston, Mary E.
Goodwin, Alvin M., Jr.
Hall, John
Jackson, Ruth F.
Jenkins, Melvin L.
Journalism -- Nebraska -- Omaha
Killoren, John J.
Lewis, Theresa
Long, Albert A.
Moore, William C.
Myers, Lawrence R.
Omaha (Neb.) -- History
Pierce, John
Publishers and publishing -- Nebraska -- Omaha
Quinlan, William J.
Randall, Zane D.
Smith, J. Clay, Jr.
Stephenson, Lloyd
Stephenson, Wilda
Stevens, Herman
Swain, Edmae
Warren, Brenda J.
Wells, Ethel
Women in mass media -- Nebraska -- Omaha
Women in public life -- Nebraska -- Omaha


08-05-2009   Revised TMM/tmm


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