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Archie Brown papers

Identifier: S6038

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a diary written from Friday, February 28, 1919 to May 18, 1919. He was in France from June 27, 1918, but the diary only covers his time in France from February 28, 1919 to April 19, 1919. He left France April 19, 1919. On May 2, 1919, Brown was on his 12th day at sea traveling from France to New York. He disembarked from the ship mid-day on May 2, 1919 at New York's Bush Terminal. There are five pages and forms related to his military service, and one page recording each date and place of his service from departure at Duluth Dec. 17, 1917 to his May 17, 1919 arrival back in Duluth. A list of property of every man in Battery "A", Army Art.; list of 151 men "will fall in for guard, Wednesday July 3, 1918"; list of men Guard Detail July 15, 1918; hand written Guard Detain October 30, 1918; form Discharge denial.


  • 1917 December 12-1919 May 23


Biographical / Historical

Archie Brown (1888-1961) was born in Duluth. He lived at 119 North 7th Avenue East in Duluth, his mother's home. Janet Brown was the widow of John Brown who died in May 1909. Archie had worked at the Board of Trade Sampling Bureau for a number of years when he left Duluth on December 17, 1917 for San Francisco to serve in WWI. He was assigned to 34th Co. 2nd Regiment C. A. C., transferred March 20, 1918 to Truck Co. "B" Motor Section A. A. P. C. A. C. as a private first class. On April 4, 1918 he was transferred to Park Battery "A" Army Artillery Park Coast Artillery Corp. He sailed from Hoboken, New York on June 15, 1918, arriving in St. Nazaire, France on June 27, 1918. He returned to New York May 2, 1919 and arrived in Duluth May 17, 1919 after being discharged May 16 at Camp Dodge Iowa. On his return to Duluth he resumed his work at the Duluth Board of Trade's Sampling Bureau eventually working for U. S. Grain Inspection. His wife was Alice Porter Brown died in Duluth in 1984. Archie Brown died in Duluth in 1961.


6.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.


This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
  • Biography Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Diaries Subject Source: Local sources
  • Duluth (Minn.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Families Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • War stories Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Work Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • World War I Subject Source: Local sources
Guide to the Archie Brown papers
Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526