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Browne, Lee F. (Chemistry, Administrator)



  • Existence: 1922-


Background: Caltech Director of Secondary School Relations and Special Student Programs, 1971-1990.
Biographical/Historical Description: Lee F. Browne was born and raised in North Carolina, and educated in schools in West Virginia, including West Virginia State College (BS, 1944) and at Syracuse University (MS, 1960). After moving to Pasadena he taught chemistry at Muir and Blair High Schools for many years. He was recruited to Caltech in 1971 to assist in identifying and bring local students, including minorities, to Caltech. He retired in 1990.
Biographical/Historical Collection Notes: Oral History 1999. A 44-page account, with interviewer Shirley K. Cohen, covering Browne's early life and education, but concentrating primarily on his work at Caltech to bring in minority students and students from the Pasadena community in general.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Airtalk: The Caltech Edition

Identifier: 1989-00084

Airtalk: The Caltech Edition

Identifier: 1989-00085

AirTalk with Lee Browne, Pamela Fong, and William A. Fowler, 1989-05-24

Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection is divided according to the recording type: audio and video then ordered chronologically. Each recording includes an interview with either Caltech faculty, administrators, staff, students, alumni, JPL scientists or administrators. It also includes features such as Caltech Almanac -a detailed look at some of the many interesting people, places and discoveries in Caltech’s history-, Caltech Calendar -a listing of upcoming public events on campus- and Caltech in the News....
Dates: 1989-05-24

Caltech And The Community

Identifier: 1995-00046