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Rev. William Maynard Brown poetry and music collection

Identifier: AC-846

Scope and Contents

This collection contains original poetry and music manuscripts by Rev. William Maynard Brown, along with copyright registrations of several pieces. Poetry includes: When Honor Dies, 1978; An American's Code of Honor; The Family of Jesse Amos Hampton and Verite Alzenia Harrison Hampton; God's Perennial Love; Have You Been True; How Boys Make Men; Kindness; Life's Bivouac, 1986; Memoirs in Tribute to Maternal Kin, 1978; Nature's Timetable; and The Stream of Life. Also with this collection are 2 reel-to-reels (one master copy, one copy) of "Experimental Gems in God's Work and Great Music" by William Maynard Brown. This was copied to an audiocassette in 1996; user and archival CD copies were made for the collection from cassette.


  • 1972-1986


All materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Biographical Note

Rev. William Maynard Brown (1937-2007) lived in Boone, North Carolina where he attended Appalachian State University, East Tennessee State University, and Fruitland Bible Institute before he became an ordained Baptist minister.


1 Linear Feet (1 medium flat box)


This collection includes original poetry and music lyrics by Rev. William Maynard Brown of Boone, North Carolina, written in the 1970s and 1980s, along with a Master reel-to-reel, copied reel-to-reel, and user and archival CD copies of his original "Experimental Gems in God's Work and Great Music."


All items are arranged per format in one flat box.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was donated by Rev. William Maynard Brown of Boone, North Carolina in 1996. It was accessioned as AC.2011.033.

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, March 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.
  • Poetry Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
AC.846: Rev. William Maynard Brown Poetry and Music Collection, 1972-1986
Processed by Anita Elliott
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Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

218 College Street
Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
8282624975 (Fax)