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Mrs. Demarchus C. Brown Collection
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Philip N. Williams, July 1998
Revised by: Jennifer Duplaga, May 2005
Mrs. Demarchus C. Brown was born Jessie L. Christian in Madison, IN in October 1876. She graduated from Butler College in 1897. On September 1, 1897, she married Demarchus C. Brown, the Indiana State Librarian. Jessie Brown lectured for women’s clubs in Indiana and adjoining states on literary, biographical and travel topics. Her contributions to culture were recognized at a testimonial program at the English Theater on May 23, 1936. She died in 1941.
This collection contains one undated promotional brochure entitled “Literature and Travel Talks,” inviting bookings of talks “suitable for Clubs, Classes or Schools.” The listing of available topics is organized under three categories: art and travel talks, masters of world literature, and miscellaneous subjects. Handwritten notes seem to pertain to assorted topics, e.g. Spain, Pillars of Hercules, American drama.
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Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: n.d.
Provenance: From the clipping files
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.