Anne S. K. Brown began collecting military ephemera in 1930 when she started purchasing miniature lead soldiers manufactured in Europe and Great Britain. She was still collecting when she passed away in 1985. After her death, her prodigious collection went to Brown University, and recently that institution's Center for Digital Collections began digitizing the 15,000 individual prints, drawings, and watercolors in the collection. Visitors to the archive's homepage can read several essays about Anne S.K. Brown, along with reading the text of a speech she gave at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 1968. After that, visitors can search the collection by keyword or field, or they can also take advantage of the embedded help feature.


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