Hugh N. Brown Papers, 1940-1991

Mss 011
10.4 c.f. (10 cartons and 1 document box)

ABSTRACT

Hugh N. Brown is a freelance fund-raising consultant and retired high school teacher. He spent the majority of his life teaching during the school year and consulting during summer vacation. His consulting work focused in the fields of education, religion, and health.

The collection consists of personal and work papers, 1940-1991, documenting a 50-year career as a consultant in the fundraising profession. Included are the fundraising campaign files outlining the development of a program.

ACCESS

This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

PREFERRED CITATION

Cite as: Hugh N. Brown Papers, 1940-1991, Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

ACQUISITION

Presented by Hugh N. Brown, September 1991. A91-46

Processed by Danielle Macsay, December 1997.

HISTORICAL NOTE

Hugh N. Brown, born in 1919, graduated from Cedarville, Ohio High School in 1937 and received a B.S. in education from Cedarville College in 1941. He and his wife Marcella, also a school teacher, have one son, David.

Hugh Brown taught in the Blanchester, Ohio Public School District for one term, 1941-1942, before joining the Navy in 1942. He graduated from the Navy School of Music in 1943 and performed in the Navy Band. During that time he was active in public relations and promoting both the unit bands and the Navy Band. In 1943, Mr. Brown did course work at Catholic University of America and at American University.

For the years 1946-1952, Hugh Brown worked in various executive-administrative institutional positions—the Navy School of Music, the Cincinnati College of Music and the University of Dayton. From 1952 to 1954 he worked for American City Bureau, a national fund-raising organization. After doing field campaigning for this top firm until 1954, Brown spent the rest of the decade doing free-lance consulting work while studying extensively at the University of Dayton, Indiana University, Northwestern University, Xavier University and Wittenberg University. His course work was eclectic and reflect his varied interest—music, journalism, hospital administration, economics, and education.

In 1960, Brown returned to teaching in the Kettering (Ohio) City School system, teaching high school social sciences. Brown continued his public relations consultant service as a part-time weekend activity during the school year and covered most of the road and residence services during the summer. Major consulting projects undertaken by Brown include planning the 1971 and 1975 Convention for the Ohio Catholic Educator Association (OCEA), being editor for "Hospital Accounting," the official newsletter of the American Association of Hospital Accountants from 1958-1965, and being affiliated with Ketchum, Inc., a top-ranked fund raising firm based in Pittsburgh.

Hugh Brown, though now retired, continues to volunteer his knowledge and experience in fund-raising to nonprofit organizations. His area of expertise lies within the hospital and education fields. The Browns now live in Grove City, Ohio and spend their winters in Florida.

RELATED MATERIALS

American City Bureau Records, 1919-1982, Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection consists of the personal business and consulting records of Hugh N. Brown and cover the years 1940-1991. It is organized into three series: Consultant Files, Instructional Data Records, and Business Records.

The Consultant Files, 1952-1982, include overviews of the client, outlines of fund-raising and improvement programs, recommendations for change, and time lines for these changes to occur. The files are arranged by type: Business Organizations, Churches, Civic Organizations, Educational Institutions, Hospitals, Medical Institutions, Museums, Non-Profit Organizations, Philanthropic Organizations, and Political Campaigns.

The Instructional Data Records, 1953-1990, consist of general "how to" publications on fund-raising, planning, and public relations. Many of the publications were written by Hugh Brown.

The Business Records, 1952-1991, include correspondence to companies and organizations not dealing with specific campaigns, personal planning lists and memos, teaching information from his job as a high school teacher, records of his job hunting endeavors, and his resume. Also included are articles about fund-raising written by Hugh Brown, and sample contracts used by him when beginning a consulting position.

 


SERIES LIST

 

CONTENTS DATE          BOX FOLDER

Consultant Files

  Business Organizations
    Agriculture in Transition Book Project, 1984 1983-1984 2 1
    Dayton Gems Hockey Club 1972 2 2
    Foundations, N.J. and N.Y. State Foundations Contacted n.d. 2 3
    Ketchum, Inc. 1969-1981 2 4
    Organizational Study, The Consultants, 1967 Publication 1967 2 5
  Churches
    Census Management, Inc., Census, Opinion, Evaluation: Beacon for Modern Church Management (Publication) n.d. 2 6
    Lovely Lane United Methodist Church ca. 1980 2 7
    Marianist Centennial Pilgrimage, 1950, Hugh Brown & Father Weber, NY-Washington 1950 2 08-09
  Civic Organizations
    America Rolls Proposal n.d. 2 10
    Ben Franklin Partnership Program 1985-1986 2 11
    Dayton Convention Center records and Preliminary Media Plan 1972-1973 2 12-13
    Dayton Metropolitan Area Social Profile- Distributed by Community Welfare Council of the Dayton Area, 1963 (Publication) 1963 2 14
    ETV
      General Publications/Articles 1965-1969 2 15
      WCET From Near Disaster Comes Strength published in the publication: Cincinnati 1969 2 16
      WETA n.d. 2 17
      WITF-TV/FM "A Home for Public Broadcasting" ca. 1982 2 18
    Home Grown Hope: Guidelines For Leading Your Church Missions (Publication) n.d. 2 19
    Convention Center, Indianapolis: Indiana on Review
      Correspondence 1972 2 20
      Floor Plans for the Opening of Indiana Convention-Expo. Center 1972 2 21
      General Info. Packets 1972 2 22
      Media Information Kit, pt. 1 and 2 1972 2 23-24
      Media Info. Kit-Press, Radio, TV Opening Exhibition, Ind. Convention-Expo. Center, 1972 1972 2 25-26
      Press Info. Kit, pt. 1 and 2 1972 2 27-28
      Press Releases 1972 2 29
      Publications 1972 2 30
    PBS
      Development Conference 1968 2 31
      KQED Development Program-Phase 2 1968 2 32
      WSKG
      Correspondence 1969 2 33
      Development Fund ca. 1969 2 34
      News Clippings ca. 1969 2 35
      Public Subscription Campaign 1969 2 36
    Town Square Memorial Civic Center 1982 2 37
    Trans-Agriculture Advertising, Inc. ca. 1984 2 38
    Trans-Agriculture, Agriculture/Farm Implements n.d 2 39
    Veteran's Memorial Civic and Convention Center of Lima and Allen Counties. n.d 2 40
  Educational Institutions
    A Concept of a University -by Orville Dahl 1955 2 41
    Agricultural Education 1990 2 42
    An Educational Challenge Tentative Program by Hugh N. Brown 1966 2 43
    Archdiocese of Cincinnati Correspondence and High School Community Guidelines 1973 2 44-45
    Cedarville College 1983 2 46
    Chaminade-Julienne High School Opening 1973 2 47
    Clemson University Foundation, Plan of Campaign 1978 2 48
    Dayton Bible Institute Flyer n.d. 2 49
    Educational Outreach Campaign of and for the Diocesan and Interparochial High Schools of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati 1973 2 50-51
    Eighteen Recommendations to Help Strengthen Fund-raising for Catholic Colleges and Universities -John Price Jones Company 1958 2 52
    FACE (Foundation to Assure Choice in Education)
      Part 1 ca. 1965 2 53
      Part 2 1959-1974 3 1
      A Development Program for: Cincinnati's 13 Archdiocesan Catholic High Schools tentative first draft 1974 3 2-3
    Goal of Agricultural Literacy, A Public School Education Pilot Program
      Prospectus, 1989 1989 3 4
      Prospectus, 1990 1990 3 5
    Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital 21st century Development Fund ca. 1975 3 6
    Hillsdale College Master Plan of Development 1955 3 7
    Jamestown College Development Program
      Records 1956-1957 3 8
      Final Report 1957 3 9-10
      "Operation Wheel" pt. 1-3 1956 3 11-13
    Jamestown Trend Analysis 1954-1955 3 14
    MacMurray College n.d. 3 15
    Marianist Triple Centennial Celebration Press & Radio Info. Book & Publications 1949-1950 3 16
    Martin College-Christian Vitality Campaign n.d. 3 18
    Michigan State University Vitae ca. 1970 3 19
    Navy School of Music 1940-1950 3 20
    OCEA (Ohio Catholic Education Association)
      Correspondence 1970-1975 3 21
      Convention 1971 & 1975 Hugh Brown Notebook 1, pt. 1-2 (SERV program - Shaping Education through Religious Values) 1970-1974 5 22-23
      Convention 1967-1971 Budgets 1967-1971 5 13
      Convention 1971
      Exhibitor Material ca. 1971 3 28
      Memos 1970-1971 3 29
      Notebook 1 pt. 1-3 1970-1971 5 14-16
      Notebook 2 pt. 1-2 1970-1971 5 17-18
      Memos and contracts 1970-1971 5 19
      Printing Specifications for Convention Material, application info. ca. 1971 3 27
      Production, publications, and logistics ca. 1971 5 20
      Program & Exhibit Guide 1971 3 30
      Publicity publications 1971 5 21
      Registration Manual 1971 6 4
      Convention 1975
      Convention Info. Mailers 1975 3 22
      Dayton Exhibition Center-Why it would be a good place for 1975 Convention 1967-1972 5 28
      Evaluation Form 1975 3 33
      Exhibit Sales, pt. 1 and 2 1974-1975 5 24-25
      Floor Plans 1975 5 26
      Information from Program Committee Survey 1975 3 23
      Information from Program Committee Survey 1975 6 2
      Media Information Date Sheet & Mailing List 1975 4 2
      Memo no. 5154 Subject: Structure and Recommended Procedure--Cincinnati Local Committee 1975 4 3
      Notebooks 1-4 1970-1976 4 9-25
      Notebooks 5-6 1974-1975 5 1-4
      Notebook 8 1971-1975 5 5-8
      Notebook 1974-1975 5 27
      Program Guide and Exhibit Guide 1975 5 9
      Publicity Material 1975 5 10
      Sample Pack to Convention Exhibitors ca. 1975 5 11
      Heritage Hydrants - Fireplug Project (1975 Convention Project)
      Fireplug Project Instructions for Painting n.d. 3 34
      Fireplug Project Notebook, pt. 1-2 1974-1975 3 35-36
      Plugging for Pride Grant Application 1975 6 1
      Stationery n.d. 5 30
      Living Diorama Project "Continuity and Change - The American Experience" (in observation of America’s Bicentennial Celebration)
      Diorama Project Notebook, pt. 1 and 2 n.d. 3 31-32
      Grant Applications 1975 "Spectrum of a Nation-A Diorama" 1975 5 29
      Living Diorama Project 1975 3 37
      Master Slide List n .d. 4 1
      Diorama Project Notebook, pt. 1-3 1968-75 3 24-26
      Promotional material 1975 6 3
      Proposal (Diorama, A-V Presentation) 1975-1982 5 12
      Sales, pt. 1-3 1974-1976 4 4-6
      Sales and expenses, pt. 1 and 2 1974-1976 4 7-8
    Political Awareness Week, Fairmot West High School, Political Awareness '76 1976 6 5
    Proposal, Feasibility Study to Investigate a Unique Approach to Medical College Education n.d. 6 6
    Proposal-High School Economics Project 1967-1971 6 7
    Prospectus of the Proposed Corporation, Institutional Management Guidance, Inc. n.d. 6 8
    Queens College-The Turning Point Campaign Kit n.d. 6 9
    Report of a Study in Depth of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico n.d. 6 10
    St. Johns University
      A Report on the Fund Raising Potentialities of St. Johns University 1968 6 11
      Century II Quest "Second Century of Service" Case Statement 1968 6 12
    St. Mary’s College
      Exhibit 1972 6 13
      "St. Mary's President Coauthors Vatican Report" n.d. 6 14
      Volunteer Field Rep. and article on President of St. Mary's College "Nun, President and Poet" ca. 1950 6 15
    St. Mary's Holy Cross High School 1968 6 16
    Saint Xavier College Reports 1964 6 17
    Salem Academy and College "Report of the Fund Raising Potential" 1978 6 18
    Salem Academy and College, Development 1977-1978 6 19
    SERV-clippings, memos, notes 1973-1974 6 20
    Shaw University-"Report of a Study in Depth of Shaw University 1965-1967 6 21
    University of Dayton
      Centennial Articles and Clippings 1949 6 22
      Centennial Correspondence and News 1970-1980 6 23
      Commencement 1952 1952 6 24
      Development Program, First Draft Material for Magazine 1952 6 25
      Field house Dedication 1950 6 26
      Flyers 1950-1951 6 27
      Publications 1948-1963 6 28
    unlabeled notebook, re: Experienced Teacher Techniques Project 1966 (this material found in an unlabeled notebook) 1966 6 29
    What is a University? pt. 1-3 n.d. 6 30-32
    Winston-Salem State University "A New University is Emerging" 1970-1980 6 33
  Hospitals
    American Association of Hospital Accountants
      Chapter Presidents' Manual, pt. 1-4 1958-1959 6 34-37
      Fellowship Exam 1958-1960 6 38
      Publications 1960-1970 6 39
    Chambersburg Hospital
      Campaign, pt. 1 and 2 1969-1979 6 40-41
      Campaign, pt. 3 and 4 1964-1979 7 1-2
      Case 1970-1985 7 3
      Development Program, Master Plan 1983 7 4
      Feasibility Study 1978 7 5
      Long Range Plan 1983-1984 7 6
      Notebook pt. 1-5 1970-1990 7 7-11
    Chillicothe Hospital, Long Range Report (Publication) 1968 7 12
    Cottage Hospital
      Brochure, Case Statement 1969 7 13
      50th Anniversary Fund 1967 7 14
    Deaconess Hospital Campaign 1950-1960 7 15
    Deaconess Hospital, 60th Anniversary Expansion Fund 1952 7 16
    Ft. Hamilton-Hughes Memorial Hospital
      Award of Recognition to Hugh N. Brown 1980 7 17
      Campaign Pamphlet 1979-1980 7 18
      Volunteer Kit n.d. 7 19
    Good Samaritan Hospital "The Good Samaritan Heritage Fund" (Publication) 1980-1985 7 20
    Holy Cross Hospital, Position Statement n.d. 7 21
    Holy Cross News (Publication) 1963 7 22
    Hospital Evaluations-Exhibitions n.d. 7 23
    Hospital Financial Management Association 1969 7 24
    Hospitals pt. 1-2 (general campaign info.) 1952-1982 7 25-26
    Hospital Week Project "Operation Sign-up" St. James Mercy Hospital-Information on Project 1966 7 27
    Hospital Week Project "Operation Sign-up" St. James Mercy Hospital-Report on Project 1966 7 28
    "Institutions in Action" Iowa Hospital Association, -Initial Report 1966-1967 7 29
    Institutions in Action, pt. 1-2 Iowa Hospital Association-Report on Program 1967-1969 7 30-31
    J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital
      Fund Volunteer Kit 1980 7 32
      Pt. 1-3 1958-1980 7 33-35
      Organizational Plan and Time Schedule 1980-1981 7 36
    Lake of the Ozarks General Hospital "Country Music Museum on Tour"-Clippings and Fliers 1982 7 37
    Lay Advisory Board of the Catholic Hospital (Publication) 1950-1960 8 1
    Management Improvement for Hospitals (Publication) 1950-1960 8 2
    Management Improvement for Hospitals--an Independent Evaluation of the Program (Publication) 1960 8 3
    McLaren General Hospital "Five Million for Tomorrow" Campaign n.d. 8 4
    Mercy Hospital Campaign Kit (Portland, ME) n.d. 8 5
    Mercy Hospital Development Program (Chicago, IL) 1965 8 6
    Miami Valley Hospital Administrative Manual Press Relations Code (Publication) n.d. 8 7
    Oak Ridge Hospital of the Methodist Church, Report and Case (Publication) 1966 8 8
    Our Lady of Mercy Hospital
      A Pre-Campaign Cultivation/Communications Program 1982 8 9
      Campaign, Organizational Plan and Time Schedule 1982 8 10
      Study 1982 8 11
      Survey n.d. 8 12
    Our Savior Hospital, News Clippings 1957-1958 8 13
    Quakertown Hospital, A Proposal 1977 8 14
    St. James Mercy Hospital, "A Three-Way Community Nutrition Program" n.d. 8 15
    St. James Mercy Hospital PR Ongoing pt. 1-3 1963-1966 8 16-18
    St. Joseph County Hospital Development, Inc. (Publication) 1952 8 19
    St. Joseph's Hospital Program Brochures, Fliers and Clippings 1950-1960 8 20
    St. Joseph, S. Bend Hospitals, pt. 1-3 1952-1953 8 21-23
    Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital 1968 8 24
    Sutter Hospital Campaign 1953 8 25
    Unknown Hospital Notebook pt. 1-3 1968 8 26-28
    Valley of the Sun, Prospectus Brochures, Fliers n.d. 8 29
    Valley View Osteopathic Hospital Building Fund 1957 8 30
    W. I. Christopher and Associates pt. 1-3 1952-1968 8 31-33
  Medical Institutions
    American Nursing Home Association "Nursing Homes" vol. 8 no. 8 1959 10 1
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
      Case Statement, Preliminary Draft n.d. 10 2
      "Report on Government Support Programs" 1968 10 3
      Case Statement, Tentative Draft n.d. 10 4
    Chi Systems, Inc. Corporate Capabilities and Experiences n.d. 10 5
    City of Hope-Robert R. Rightmyer Research Fellowship 1981 10 6
    Montgomery County Association for Retarded Children 1981 10 7
    Ohio Society to Prevent Blindness, Fliers and Brochures 1970-1990 10 8
    Pacific Medical Center Family Campaign Brochure and Memo Portfolio 1968 10 9
    Pacific Medical Center, Project Action, 1968 1968 10 10
    People of Vision Dinners-Texas Society for the Prevention of Blindness, Inc. 1978 10 11
    Proposal-Regional Control Over Health Care Providers 1981 10 12
    Quincy United Methodist Home Fliers n.d. 10 13
    Quincy United Methodist Home Development 1983 10 14
    Sunshine Children's Home Brochure n.d. 10 15
    Wilmington Medical Center Campaign n.d. 10 16
  Museums
    Evansville Museum of Arts and Science Campaign 1982 10 17
  Non-Profit Organizations
    American Lung Association of Ohio, Proposal 1980-1990 10 18
    International Institute of Housing Technology Program n.d. 10 19
  Philanthropic Organizations
    American Association of Fund-raising Council, Proposal 1967 10 20
    American City Bureau
      "Approaching Foundations" 1954 10 21
      Beaver Associates, Manual for College and University Development Programs (revised by Hugh Brown) pt. 1-5 n.d. 10 22-26
      Bureau News pt. 1-3 1952-1954 10 27-29
      St. Georges School Development Plan and Study (Publication) 1966 10 30
      Design for Service (Publication) 1967 10 31
      "Training the College and University Development Team" Correspondence 1967 11 1
      "A Way of Life" Conference n.d. 11 2
    Associated Credit Bureaus, A Public Relations Approach n.d. 11 3
    Boy's Club of Toledo "Capital Campaign" Kit n.d. 11 4
    Boy's Club of Toledo, Interview Reports, Memorandum 1983 11 5
    "Combined Appeal Plan Community Fund-Red Cross Joint Appeal" Revised Ed. 1957 1957 11 6
    Community Chest Campaign "Time Schedule of Activity and Events" -American City Bureau 1950 11 7
    Community Fund of Chicago "Here are the Facts" and "Things are Happening in Chicago" 1955-1957 11 8
    National Foundation for Consumer Credit, Inc. Proposal 1969 11 9
    Representative Services Associates, Inc. "Proposal for a Corporation to Serve Other Corporations" n.d. 11 10
    Senior Citizens, Inc.
      Senior Citizens, Inc. Acknowledgment Card "Senior's Challenge Campaign" n.d. 11 11
      Contract Agreement with Hugh Brown, 1980 1980 11 12
      Feasibility Study 1981 11 13
      Notebook pt. 1-3 1975-1990 11 14-16
      General Campaign Information n.d. 11 17
    Shriners of North America Proposal for Public Relations Program 1970-1975 11 18
    Unit Account Plan Material 1952-1953 11 19
    United Appeal, Community Chest and Red Cross, Montgomery and Green Counties 1962-1963 11 20
    Women in Need, Inc. Development Project 1983 11 21
  Political Campaigns
    American Agricultural Movement, Production of Audio-Visual Presentation n.d. 11 22
    American Agricultural Movement pt. 1-2 n.d. 11 23-24
    Democratic Campaign Manual, pt. 1-2 (Publication) 1970 11 25-26
    Ray Wolfe Campaign for County Commissioner 1972 11 27
Instructional Data
  Backgrounding Public Relations n.d. 9 1
  "Fund-Raising Campaigns" By Hugh N. Brown, College Public Relations Quarterly 1955 9 2
  How to Design a Simulation Game n.d. 9 3
  Manual-Program Formation, Organization and Implementation pt. 1-4 1970-1990 9 4-7
  Medical Career, Background for Decision, Topic Dev. for Tapes (Publication) 1970-1980 9 8
  Medical Career, Background for Decision, by Hugh Brown, 1977, pt. 1 -3 1977 9 9-13
  Notebook of Slide Show Presentations pt. 1-3 1960-1990 9 14-16
  One Hundred Plus Hospital Public Relations Ideas, by Hugh N. Brown (Publication) 1963 9 17
  (Speeches)"Public Relations, Garbage or Gem" Hospital Accounting Institute 1963 9 18
  Public Relations Seminar: Proposed Content and Approach n.d. 9 19
  Public Relations Clinic Talks 1973 9 20
  SERV Book (Publication) n.d. 9 21
  SERV Plan Book pt. 1-2 1973-1974 9 22-23
  Tax Planning for Foundations and Charitable Giving 1953 9 24
  Tested Methods in Fund Raising, pt. 1-2 (Publication) 1968-1970 9 25-26
  Tested Public Relations and Publicity Procedure pt. 1-2 (Publication) 1948 9 27-28
  "What it Takes to Conduct a Successful Fund Campaign" (Publication) 1960 9 29
  "Why Foundations are in Deep Trouble" (Publication) 1981 9 30
  Worksheets, 1982 1982 9 31
Business Records
  "A Really Big Show" article about Indiana on Review written by Hugh N. Brown (Publication) 1975, ca. 1 1
  Awards given to Hugh N. Brown 1965-1980 1 2
  Memos, misc. pt. 1-2 1960-1985 1 3-4
  Expense Log, 1974 1974 1 5
  "How to Conduct Campaigns" article by Hugh N. Brown, published in The Modern Hospital (Publication) 1960, ca. 1 6
  American Institute of Public Relations 1969 1 7
  Channing L. Bete. Co., Inc. 1964 1 8
  Cumberford Corporation 1972-1973 1 9
  Foley Associates, Inc. 1969 1 10
  Hamner, Earl including clippings about aforementioned 1940-1991 1 11
  Lyons Associates, Inc. 1967-1970 1 12
  Systemation, Inc. 1969-1970 1 13
  W.I. Christopher and Associates, Inc. 1968-1974 1 14
  Articles and clippings with no known correlation with projects or companies 1960-1991 1 15
  Planning Guide, 1948 1948 1 16
  Clippings and other papers relating to life 1952-1991 1 17
  Personal Lists and Notes n.d. 1 18
  Projects available for sponsorship, 1986-1987 1986-1987 1 19
  Resume 1965-1991 1 20
  Sunnybrook Conference Center Notebook 1, pt. 1-2 1984-1989 1 21-27
  Correspondence, Tamblyn & Brown 1968-1970 1 28
  Tamblyn & Brown from unlabeled Notebook pt. 1-2 1967-1969 1 29-30
  Publications, Tamblyn & Brown n.d. 1 31
  Job Hunting 1965-1981 1 32
  Sample Contracts 1969 1 33
  "Show and Tell Philanthropy" by Hugh N. Brown (Publication) 1991 1 34
  Teaching Information n.d. 1 35
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