Start Your Visit WithHistorical Timelines
General Interest Maps
Brown University is a leading Ivy League institution with a distinctive undergraduate academic program. With outstanding faculty, graduate and medical students, and a tradition of innovative studies, Brown has kept a commitment to diversity and intellectual freedom since its establishment in 1764.
Brown was originally called "Rhode Island College," and it was located in Warren. However, in 1770 it was relocated to Providence.
Brown University has an intercollegiate athletic tradition more than 100 years old, competing against the other seven Ivy League schools, along with other colleges and universities, the Brown Bears compete at the NCAA Division I level.
The University has a vast amount of information housed in five libraries, the David Winton Bell Gallery, and the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology.
The first building to be erected was the College Edifice, built soon after the campus was moved to Providence. The Edifice was used as a hospital and barracks for French and American troops during the Revolutionary War.
A citizen of Providence named Nicholas Brown donated $5,000, of an eventual $160,000, to the college in 1804, after which the college changed its name to Brown University.
McBride named the team after Brown. The Cleveland Browns’s first season occurred in 1946. At this point in time, the team played in the American Football Conference, although it would join the National Football League at the end of the AFC’s 1949 ...
... about Harry Browne: Information about Harry Browne Harry Browne's web site Harry Browne's 2000 Presidential campaign web site "The Most Important Question in Politics Today" A Cato policy forum featuring Harry Browne Why Government Doesn't ...
Brown's Harper's Ferry raid set the stage for the presidential election of 1860 and the eventual dissolution of the United States. Ohio Historical Society, 2005, "John Brown", Ohio History Central: An Online Encyclopedia of Ohio History ...