Collection Number: MVF 1-09

Accession Number: 86-09

Item(s): Manuscript by Stanley Brown; untitled notes on the history of Irving.

Producer: Stanley Brown

Donor: John and Louise Brown and Kathryn Brown (Mrs. Stanley Brown)

Date Received: September 1986

Literary Rights Statement 

     Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from the Irving Archives, Irving Public Library.


     The manuscript, thirty-nine typewritten pages, is the reminiscence of Stanley Brown, son of town co-founder Otis Brown, relating to early Irving.  The manuscript covers such topics as: the founding of the city, some information on the Barcus, Schulze, and Brown families, criminals in the area throughout the years, Irving schools, and other miscellaneous remembrances.


     Oliver Stanley Brown, born October 12, 1906, was the second of five children born to Otis and Netta Brown.  Stanley grew up in Irving and attended Irving schools, graduating from Irving High School in 1923.  He also attended Terrell Prep School in Dallas.  Mr. Brown attended Texas Tech University, where he received his degree in architecture.  During World War II, he served in the United States Navy.  After the war, Mr. Brown started an architectural firm in Dallas, Texas, were he worked until retirement in 1980.  Stanley Brown died in July 1981.