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 lectures, personal correspondence, temperance and suffrage publications, photographs, memorabilia, and a small collection of materials reflecting her interest in Spiritualism. Also included are papers belonging to Brown's husband, Rev. William K. Brown, a Methodist minister with a strong interest in women's rights and the temperance movement. His papers include sermons, published articles, correspondence, church papers, and two books he authored.

Only a portion of the collection is available at this time.

For more information on this collection, please view the collection finding aid or visit Wright State University Special Collections and Archives.


Browse the Martha McClellan Brown Papers (MS-147) Collections:

Martha McClellan Brown Correspondence

Martha McClellan Brown Ephemera

Martha McClellan Brown Family Photographs

Martha McClellan Brown Speeches

Miami Military Institute Photographs

William Kennedy Brown Papers