In Memoriam: Dr. Richard H. Brown (1927-2019)

Dr. Richard H. Brown (Dick) passed away on January 16, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 91. He received his Ph.D. is U.S. History from Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1955. In the early 1970's Dr. Brown joined the staff of Chicago's Newberry Library. It is said that he is one of the handful of people responsible for crafting the modern independent research library. Dr. Brown believed that the humanities were for everyone, he worked to make history relevant to the general public and "to bring history and historical thinking to young people." in 1973, Brown became the associate director of research and educational programs. He went on to become Newberry's first academic vice president in 1983. Brown is known for his 1964 book The Hero and the People: The Meaning of Jacksonian Democracy.

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Posted: March 13, 2019
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