Collection number: UA 17/28
Size: 6 boxes (1.85 cu.ft.)
About Browne Center
The Browne Center is an experiential education campus operated by the University of New Hampshire, which offers team-centered programming to assist organizations and individuals in their quest for excellence. The center is located on a 103-acre wooded sanctuary and includes two meeting facilities: a retreat-like seminar building and a yurt, a large circular structure that offers space for gathering and reflection.
The Browne Center was named for Evelyn Browne (1915-1994), a visionary leader with a drive for excellence and an ability to bring out the best in people.
Evelyn “Ev” Browne had a passion for teaching others the value of living in balance with nature. Her love for the outdoor life brought her to the University of New Hampshire in 1943 to teach horseback riding and riflery. She remained at UNH and taught various skills and topics until her retirement in 1981. Her accomplishments were many. As a beloved teacher and activist, she educated community members and organized a movement that prevented Aristotle Onasis from building an oil refinery in Great Bay. Later in her life, Ev was instrumental in the establishment of the Great Bay National Estuary Research Reserve.
About the Browne Center Files
These files cover the establishment of the Browne Center and some of its programs and operations.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[Identification of item], Browne Center Files, 1968-2004, UA 17/28, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
This collection was transferred to the archives from the Browne Center office in 2005
Evelyn Browne Papers, 1961-1995. UA 17/18
Maps: Knight Lot, aerial photo and topo map; Bid Package seminare building; nautical chart Great Bay and Browne Center. Located on top of map case D.
- Series 1: Correspondence and Publicity, 1984-2004
- Series 2: Finances, 1992-2004
- Series 3: Easement and Land Expanding Documents, 1968-2000
- Series 4: Buildings, Proposals and Construction, 1984-1996
- Series 5: Browne Center Management, Programs and Committees, 1984-2002
- Series 6: "From Dream to Reality: Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve with Easement Papers", 1970-1989
Series includes letters and emails that document the inception of an outdoor education center and some of the objections to it. The series also includes brochures and pamphlets that advertise the Browne Center.
|Box 1, Folder 1||1984-85||Correspondence: Evelyn Browne|
|Box 1, Folder 2||1994||Correspondence: Evelyn Browne|
|Box 1, Folder 3||1986-1999||Miscellaneous Documents and Correspondence|
|Box 1, Folder 4||1993 and 1999||Newspaper Articles|
|Box 1, Folder 5||1994||Letters and Correspondence (Land proposal, bid package)|
|Box 1, Folder 6||1995||Correspondence: Dennis Meadows|
|Box 1, Folder 7||1994-1999||Correspondence: Fish and Games|
|Box 1, Folder 8||1999||Correspondence: Candace Corvey|
|Box 1, Folder 9||1997||Letters of appreciation and complaint|
|Box 1, Folder 10||1997-1998||Yearly Report and Correspondence|
|Box 1, Folder 11||1998-2004||Emails and Letters amongst co-workers|
|Box 1, Folder 12||1991||Thank you Letters|
|Box 1, Folder 13||1992-1993||Articles of Appreciation|
|Box 1, Folder 14||various||Browne Center Brochures|
|Box 1, Folder 15||1993-1994||Evelyn Browne Correspondence and Information|
|Box 1, Folder 16||1982-1987||Articles about Fireside|
|Box 1, Folder 17||1993-1994||Publications and thank you letters|
|Box 1, Folder 18||1993-1995||Promotional Materials|
Series includes information about the finances of the Browne Center including but not limited to deed descriptions and quarterly fiscal reports. The series also includes some correspondence concerning the finances of the Browne Center.
|Box 2, Folder 1||1992-1996||Grant Proposals|
|Box 2, Folder 2||1993||Outward bound and Action Learning Center problem|
|Box 2, Folder 3||1993-1994||Deeds and Taxes|
|Box 2, Folder 4||1993-1997||Browne Center Finances|
|Box 2, Folder 5||1994-1995||Preliminary Cost Estimate|
|Box 2, Folder 6||1995||Correspondence in regard to taxes|
|Box 2, Folder 7||1996||Letters and Correspondence- Brown Center Client/ Income overview|
|Box 2, Folder 8||1996-2002||Fiscal Year Quarter Reports|
|Box 2, Folder 9||1997||Yurt Materials and information (including finances)|
|Box 2, Folder 10||1998-2001||Revenue for the Browne Center Charts|
|Box 2, Folder 11||2004||4th Quarter Fiscal Report|
|Box 2, Folder 12||1987||Deed Description for Evelyn Brown and Knight Lot|
|Box 2, Folder 13||1994||Projected revenues and costs for the proposed in-door ropes facility|
Series includes documents regarding the various land expansions that have occurred since the opening of the Browne Center, the Easement debate as well as information about the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
|Box 3, Folder 1||1968||State of NH Tax on Transfer of Real Property|
|Box 3, Folder 2||1987||Legal Paperwork (portion of premises with reference/deed)|
|Box 3, Folder 3||1988||Letters and Correspondence Conservation Easement Deed|
|Box 3, Folder 4||1989||Draft: Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Plan|
|Box 3, Folder 5||1994-2000||Fish and Game Easement Documents|
|Box 3, Folder 6||1994-2000||Fish and Game Easement Documents|
|Box 3, Folder 7||1996-1998||Proposed Road Extension|
|Box 3, Folder 8||1997||Eight Facts about the Browne Center and the Easement (4 copies)|
|Box 3, Folder 9||1998||NH Revised Statues Annotated|
|Box 3, Folder 10||1998-2000||Correspondence regarding Easement|
|Box 3, Folder 11||1999||Browne Center Contract|
Series includings building proposals and blueprints of the Browne Center as well as Construction bills and information.
|Box 4, Folder 1||1984||Reports of proposed outdoor center- Draft Management plan|
|Box 4, Folder 2||1987,1997,2001||Browne Center Maps|
|Box 4, Folder 3||1993||Proposals for next step in the development of Center for Action Learning (ALC)|
|Box 4, Folder 4||1993||Correspondence in regards to Action Learning Center|
|Box 4, Folder 5||1993-1995||Building Designs|
|Box 4, Folder 6||1993-1995||Septic System and Composting Toilets- plans and costs|
|Box 4, Folder 7||1994||Maps, Letters/Correspondence Exhibits|
|Box 4, Folder 8||1994||Browne Center Opening|
|Box 4, Folder 9||1994-1995||Yurt blueprints and construction documents|
|Box 4, Folder 10||1995||Barnett Memorial|
|Box 4, Folder 11||1995||Propsed High Elements Building Photos|
|Box 4, Folder 12||1995||Building Addition Information|
|Box 4, Folder 13||1995-1996||High Element building construction plans|
|Box 4, Folder 14||1997||Yurt Insulation Information|
|Box 4, Folder 15||1997||Yurt Article|
|Box 4, Folder 16||1994, 1997||Browne Center Maps|
|Box 4, Folder 17||1995-1997||The Yurt Foundation|
Series includes information and correspondence on the different Committees and programs within the Browne Center. Along with Staff manuals, information on ropes course, lists of guests and safety statistics there are multiple folders in regards to the management at the Browne Center.
|Box 5, Folder 1||1984-1999||Outdoor Education Center and other Committees’ paperwork|
|Box 5, Folder 2||1986||Draft Interim Report to Gordon Haaland from the Steering Committee|
|Box 5, Folder 3||1987-1998||Information on UNH Rope course|
|Box 5, Folder 4||1984-1986||Yurt Guest Log Book|
|Box 5, Folder 5||1988-1990||Yurt Guest Log Book|
|Box 5, Folder 6||1992-1993||Teamwork Committee|
|Box 5, Folder 7||1993||The Browne Center list of Staff and Visitors|
|Box 5, Folder 8||1993||Agreements; Attachments; Exhibits and appendix|
|Box 5, Folder 9||1993||Information on Excellence in Outdoor Education|
|Box 5, Folder 10||1994||Mission, Goals and Strategic plan|
|Box 5, Folder 11||1994||Action Learning Center Administrative|
|Box 5, Folder 12||1995-1996||Browne Center Management|
|Box 5, Folder 13||1997-2001||Browne Center Meeting Notes (Environmental, strategic planning etc.)|
|Box 5, Folder 14||2000||Staff Manuel|
|Box 5, Folder 15||2002||Browne Center Information Packet on Programs|
|Box 5, Folder 16||2001||Safety Statistics|
|Box 5, Folder 17||1995||Orienteering Maps|
|Box 6, Folder 1||no date||Documents in regards to UNH Outdoor Education Program and Outdoor Learning|
Series 6: "From Dream to Reality: Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve with Easement Papers", 1970-1989
These contents of these folders were contained in a box with the title "From Dream to Reality: Great Bay National Estuarine Research" written on the lid. They appear to have been the personal property of Evelyn Brown and document the establishment of the Great Bay The series includes correspondence, newspaper articles and informational packets about the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the easement.
|Box 6, Folder 2||1987-1989||Documents about the National Estuarine Reserve Research System|
|Box 6, Folder 3||1970-1989||Documents about the land easement|