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Glen F. Brown Geological Reports

Identifier: GTM-010327

Scope and Contents

Geological and mineralogy reports, along with some geological journals. Most of the material relates to the United States Department of Interior Geological Survey Saudi Arabian mission, and was published by either the USGS or by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. Some miscellaneous geological studies of other areas are included, as well as scattered symposium proceedings and geological journals. Box descriptions are not exhaustively inclusive, as the collection contains only partial runs of the documents indicated.


  • 1904 - 1996
  • Majority of material found within 1965 - 1985

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Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical / Historical

Glen F. Brown (1911-2001) was an accomplished American geologist best known for his survey and mapping of water resources in Saudi Arabia. Born in Grayville, Indiana, Brown earned a degree from the New Mexico School of Mines in 1935. Subsequently, he recived an M.A. in geology from Northwestern University in 1940 and a Ph.D. in geology from the same school in 1949.

Early in his career, Brown conducted some groundwater surveys in Mississippi and California. From 1938 to 1982, he worked for the United States Geological Survey. He served as a consultant to the USGS for a time therafter. Brown worked in Kuwait, the Philippines, South China, and Thailand. However, he worked most extensively in Saudi Arabia, where he made a large number of maps. Brown published over 100 articles about the Arabian Peninsula.

Glen F. Brown diedin 2001 at the age of 89.

[Source: "Glen F. Brown, 89, Geologist Who Mapped Saudi Arabian Lands" from the "Washington Post," 3/1/2001].


18.25 Cubic Feet (37 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of estate of Glen F. Brown, March 27, 2001 (65.50 lf; 42 boxes). Gift of Dwight Kulwin and Elizabeth Brown, 2002 (52.5 lf; 35 boxes). Gift of geological reports (date not documented).

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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