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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ronald M. Brown Oral History, 1974



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brown, Ronald Miles, 1931-2005
Title: Brown, Ronald M., Oral History
Dates: 1974
Abstract: Dr. Ronald Miles Brown served the University of Texas at Austin as Vice President for Student Affairs from 1971-1976, as Vice President for Administrative Services from 1976-1979, and again as Vice President for Student Affairs from 1979-1989. The Oral History is an audio cassette of a conversation in October 1974 between Brown and Dr. Ernesto Javier concerning the dismissal of UT President Stephen Spurr in 1974.
Accession No.: 97-013
OCLC No.: 949796924
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Dr. Ronald Miles Brown (1931-2005) earned a PhD in 1971 from the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He went on to serve the University of Texas at Austin as Vice President for Student Affairs from 1971-1976, as Vice President for Administrative Services from 1976-1979, and again as Vice President for Student Affairs from 1979-1989. In addition to leading the division of student affairs during two periods, Vice President Brown cleaned up scandals, participated in the University’s Centennial celebration, and oversaw Intercollegiate Athletics.

Dr. Brown was a professor in the Department of Educational Administration. He became a full-time member of the Higher Education Administration program in 1989, where he taught courses on the organization, administration, and philosophy of higher education. He also served for several years as the program’s director. He retired in 2001.

Source:

Memorial Resolution for Ronald M. Brown

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Scope and Contents

The Ronald M. Brown Oral History, 1974, contains one audio cassette of a conversation between Brown and Dr. Ernesto Javier concerning the practical problems of administration in a major public university and of events leading to the dismissal of UT President Stephen Spurr by the UT Board of Regents in 1974.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Use of audio material by appointment only; please contact sound archivist for more information.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Brown, Ronald Miles, 1931-2005
Javier, Ernesto
Spurr, Stephen H., 1918-1990
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin
Subjects
College administrators.
College presidents.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ronald M. Brown Oral History, 1974, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, 1997.

Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, March 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2X328 Oral history cassette, 1974

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