Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Peter Brown:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1998-2003, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Brown, Peter
Title: Peter Brown Papers,
Dates: 1998-2003
Abstract: These are the papers of photographer Peter Brown.
Collection # S548.1
Quantity: 1 box (1.5 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Peter Brown graduated from Stanford University with a BA in English and a MFA in Photography. He has taught at Rice University's Art Department and Stanford's Art Department. His first book of photographs was Seasons of Light. His second book On the Plains “deals with the wide open landscapes and small towns of the western plains" in the U.S.


Scope and Contents

This collection deals with Peter Brown's photographs used for the On the Plains Book Project, 1985-1995 totaling 118 images. Twenty-three are 11" x 14" and ninety-five are 8" x 10". The original book On the Plains (New York: W.W. Norton/ DoubleTake, 1999) contains all these prints. The images not used in the book but coming from the same project are included. They are the ones without the cardboard backing. Also includes galley proofs and original texts for the Afterward, Acknowledgment, Photo Captions, Kathleen Norris’ Introduction as well as Peter Brown’s vita and photo description.


 

Organization

The collection is organized into the following series: Literary Production and Printed Material.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Brown, Peter Thompson, 1948-
Brown, Peter Thompson, 1948- --Archives
Brown, Peter Thompson, 1948- --Manuscripts
Subjects
Photography, Artistic
Photography – Plains region –United States

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Peter Brown Papers, 1998-2003, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2003-0181-X

Purchase, 2003

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, October 2003


Additional Sources

Brown, Peter. "Seasons of Light. "(Houston: Rice University Press, 1988).


Collection Inventory

 

General Files

box folder
1 1 Photo Description and Peter Brown’s Vita, 2003



 

Literary Production I

box folder
1 2 “On the Plains” cover jacket miniature proof, undated
3 Original text for “On the Plains” concerning Acknowledgments, Afterword, and Photo Captions, 1998
4 Kathleen Norris’ original text for Introduction to “On the Plains”, 1998



 

Printed Material

box folder
1 5 On the Plains by Peter Brown, loose leaf copy, 1999
6 On the Plains by Peter Brown, second loose leaf copy, 1999



 

Literary Production II

box folder
1 7 Photo proofs for “On the Plains” book project, 1998
8 “On the Plains” by Peter Brown, galley proof copy, 1998