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Charlie Brown papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS881

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence to Charles "Charlie" Manley Brown, bills, receipts, campaign materials, scrapbooks, estate records of Richard N. Fickett, newspaper clippings, and materials regarding Brown's book, Charlie Brown Remembers Atlanta: Memoirs of a Public Man.


  • 1903-1984, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Charles Manley Brown (1904-1995), better known as Charlie Brown, was the son of Charles Manley Brown (1871-1904) and Mamie Susan Fickett (1873-1967). The family lived in Atlanta, Georgia, and Brown attended attended Tech High (Atlanta, GA.) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA.). He married Elsie Anderson (1903-1993), and they had two girls, Barbara (1929-?) and Suzanne (1933-2001). Charlie Brown was A civic leader and businessman, Brown had a long political career, holding offices of Fulton County Commissioner, Senator of Georgia, member of the House of Representatives of Georgia, and having been a candidate for mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. He also served as president of the Atlanta Kiwanis Club and the president of West End Businessmen's Association while being a member of many other organizations. He was president of Fickett-Brown Manufacturing Company, successors to Fickett Manufacturing Company which was Brown's maternal grandfather's company. The company manufactured mops. James C. Bryant wrote a biography of Charlie Brown titled Charlie Brown Remembers Atlanta: A Public Man as Told to James C. Bryant, published 1982.


8.84 linear ft. (11 document cases, one oversize box, one oversize folder)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1996

Related Archival Materials

Visual materials have been separated from the collection and are unprocessed. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

Charlie Brown papers
Josh Hogan
February 2014
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305