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RG5503.AM:  Mildred D. Brown

Papers:  1984

Omaha, Douglas County (Neb.):  Publisher

Size:  1 folder


Mildred Brown was the founder and publisher of the Omaha Star, a community leader, and an advocate of civil rights in Omaha, Nebraska. This collection relates to Brown’s career and contributions to civil rights and the city of Omaha.


This collection consists primarily of copies from a scrapbook containing correspondence, May-June 1984. The correspondence, written to and about Mildred Brown, relates to her accomplishments as a community leader, civil rights activist, and publisher of the Omaha Star in Omaha, Nebraska. The letters were written in conjunction with a public tribute honoring Brown for her support of minority causes and concerns. Two articles about Brown from the Sunday Omaha World-Herald are also included with the collection, but were not part of the scrapbook. The originals are not part of the History Nebraska Collections. Only photocopies are available.

Note:  The photo component [RG5503.PH] consists of nine images of Mildred Brown in portraits, in meetings with politicians, and in group photographs. Most of the images date from the 1960s and relate to Brown’s activities in civil rights and as publisher of the Omaha Star. The originals are not part of the History Nebraska Collections. Only copies are available.


Mildred Brown papers




African American press — Nebraska — Omaha

African Americans — Nebraska — Omaha

African Americans in the newspaper industry

Anderson, Ola M.

Black newspapers — Nebraska — Omaha

Block, John R.

Brown, Mildred D.

Butts, Myra L.

Calloway, Bertha

Dodd, Bernice

Eure, Dorothy

Foster, Vera Chandler

Goldston, Mary E.

Goodwin, Alvin M., Jr.

Hall, John

Jackson, Ruth F.

Jenkins, Melvin L.

Journalism — Nebraska — Omaha

Killoren, John J.

Lewis, Theresa

Long, Albert A.

Moore, William C.

Myers, Lawrence R.

Omaha (Nebraska) — History

Pierce, John

Publishers and publishing — Nebraska — Omaha

Quinlan, William J.

Randall, Zane D.

Smith, J. Clay, Jr.

Stephenson, Lloyd

Stephenson, Wilda

Stevens, Herman

Swain, Edmae

Warren, Brenda J.

Wells, Ethel

Women in mass media — Nebraska — Omaha

Women in public life — Nebraska — Omaha


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