Finding aid for the Albert M. Brown Photographs


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Brown, Albert M.
Title: Albert M. Brown Photographs
Dates: 1908-1973
Extent: 0.41 linear feet (1 container and 1 oversize folder)
Abstract: Albert M. Brown (1901-1994) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants. Brown became involved in social work in the Cleveland Jewish community, working at the Kinsman branch of the Council Educational Alliance from 1923-1929. After working at a New York City settlement house from 1930-1938, he returned to Cleveland and worked at the National Youth Administration and Bellefaire. In 1942, he became director of the Toledo Jewish Community Center. After returning to Cleveland in 1955, he served as executive director of the Community Temple (Beth Am) until 1963, when he was appointed the founding director of Council Gardens in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, a senior adult housing community. During his retirement, he worked part-time as the social director of his own residence, the Concord Apartments in Cleveland Heights. Brown wrote and produced many one-act plays. He was also authored The Camp Wise Story: 1907-1988, published in 1989. The collection consists of individual portraits of Albert M. Brown, group portraits depicting his associates and activities at Camp Wise and the Jewish Community Center, views of Camp Wise, and a view of B. J. Brown Hardware, his father's business. The slides depict Council Gardens in the 1960s and 1970s when Brown served as director there.
PG Number PG 486
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English