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Hilary and Harrison Brown collection

Fonds / Archival Collection
IdentifierRA019
Title NoteTitle based on provenance of collection.
Extent & Medium14.5 cm textual records
1 scrapbook
Date1933–1951, 1998
Administrative/Biographical HistoryHilary and Harrison Brown met in Germany in the early 1930s. They moved to Canada in 1937, and lived on Hornby Island in British Columbia.
Scope & ContentCollection consists of Holocaust-related material collected by Harrison and Hilary Brown. Records include booklets, pamphlets, propagada, news clippings, articles and reports by Harrison Brown, a scrapbook containing notices of his speaking tours and private correspondence, in German with translations by Hilary Brown. Collection has been arranged into the following eight series: Pamphlets (1933–1951); Friends of Europe: Monthly survey of German publications (1934); Official Nazi material on women (1935–1946); Articles by Harrison Brown (1932–1943); Newspaper clippings (1933–1960); Personal correspondence (1932–1933); Early Nazi propaganda (1932–1936; 1998); Scrap Book (1934).
Archival HistoryAccession 1998.009
Immediate Source of Acquisition or TransferRecords were in the custody of Hilary Brown prior to their donation to the VHEC in 1998.
AccrualsNo further accruals are expected.
LanguageGerman, English, French, Hebrew
NoteSee the April 1999 issue of Zachor for more information about this collection. https://www.vhec.org/wp-content/uploads/Zachor_No.2_April_1999.pdf
System of ArrangementCollection was arranged in 1998 according to classifications established by the creator.
RightsDonor relinquished rights to materials in collection upon their donation to the VHEC but the collection contains third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Researchers are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.
Date of Description1998
Related Units of DescriptionHilary Brown fonds

Collection Contents

Collection consists of Holocaust-related material collected by Harrison and Hilary Brown. Records include booklets, pamphlets, propagada, news clippings, articles and reports by Harrison Brown, a scrapbook containing notices of his speaking tours and private correspondence, in German with translations by Hilary Brown. Collection has been arranged into the following eight series: Pamphlets (1933–1951); Friends of Europe: Monthly survey of German publications (1934); Official Nazi material on women (1935–1946); Articles by Harrison Brown (1932–1943); Newspaper clippings (1933–1960); Personal correspondence (1932–1933); Early Nazi propaganda (1932–1936; 1998); Scrap Book (1934).