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Richard B. Harrington Papers

Biographical/Historical note

Richard B. Harrington was Curator of the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection at Brown University from 1951 until his death in 1989. Born in Worcester, MA in 1926, he studied at Harvard University and Simmons College before moving to Providence, Rhode Island to work as curator for Anne S. K. Brown. His extensive knowledge of world history and royalty coupled with his foreign language skills enabled Mrs. Brown to create an extensive card catalogue for her military collection which is still in use. Away from work, Richard's primary interest was architectural history. He built an extensive collection of books, pamphlets and photographs on this subject.