Library Special Collections – Lisle Brown Campaign

About Lisle G Brown

Lisle G Brown began working at Marshall University in November 1972, and served the Marshall University Libraries as Curator of Special Collections for over 40 years. Prior to working at Marshall University, Brown worked as a student assistant, stacks manager and manuscripts librarian at the University of Utah Library. Brown graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing in 1966, earned a Masters of Library Science from the University of Oregon in 1970, and received a Masters of Art in History & Religious Studies from Marshall in 1982.

Brown was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the West German Mission, as Bishop of the Huntington Second Ward, as High Counselor, Counselor in the Stake Presidency, and Stake Patriarch of the Huntington WV Stake. Brown also served on the West Virginia Historic Records Advisory Board and was a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, the Society of American Archivists, the Mormon History Association and received a History Honorary from Phi-Alpha-Theta in 1980.

About the Lisle G Brown Memorial Campaign

As Curator of the Special Collections Department from 1972 to 2013, Lisle was responsible for establishing the Special Collections Department and meticulously expanding, managing and preserving this evolving asset which has grown to 860 collections of manuscripts, photographs and artifacts.

We who support Marshall University take very seriously the Library’s mission to provide educational opportunities for study and research. Maintaining our collections requires professional care and expertise. Past annual library appeals have assisted in the editing and conversion of WSAZ-TV newsfilm to DVD as well as restoring 22 historic books in the Rosanna Blake collection. With budgets tighter than ever, your gift to the Lisle G Brown Memorial Fund will help assure that resources are preserved for future generations.