Brown, Kleon Thaw, 1886-1925
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The collection contains documents, correspondence, photographs, and political materials related to Katharine Kennedy Brown’s personal and political life. Some documents and correspondence pertain to members of Brown’s family, including her mother Louise Achey Kennedy (1860-1945), father Grafton Claggett Kennedy (1859-1909), brother Grafton Sherwood “Duke” Kennedy (1893-1974), husband Kleon Thaw Brown (1886-1925), and mother-in-law Martha McClellan Brown (1838-1916). Documentation from...
Abstract Brown was an important figure in the Republican Party from 1920 until 1968. The bulk of materials in this collection are connected with her activities as the National Republican Party Committee Woman from Ohio. Political materials include correspondence, publications, campaign records, convention and election memorabilia, photographs, and records reflecting her activities with state and national GOP women's organizations. Correspondents include major Republican leaders and presidents...
Dates: 1859-2006; Majority of material found within 1900-1976
Abstract A nationally known leader in the temperance movement as well as a strong advocate of women's rights and suffrage, Martha McClellan Brown lectured widely in the United States and Great Britain and held important posts in the Independent Order of Good Templars and the National Prohibition Party. She was also one of the founders of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and edited a weekly temperance newspaper. Her papers include copies of her published talks and articles, handwritten drafts of...