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dc.identifier.citation Gittings Photography (photographer). "Herman Brown, portrait." (1960) Rice University:
dc.description Black and white photograph of Herman Brown, Texas entrepreneur and benefactor of the William M. Rice Institute.
dc.description.abstractHerman Brown (1892-1962), of Brown and Root, Inc., was a Texas entrepreneur known for projects such as building roads and bridges, the Mansfield Dam in Austin, the football stadium at Rice University, and much more. He and his brother, George R. Brown, collaborated to found the Brown Shipbuilding Company in 1942. Brown and Root was widely known during the 1950s and 1960s for constructing United States air and naval bases (in Spain, France, and Guam) and roads, dams, bridges, petrochemical plants, and large offshore drilling platforms. In 1961 the company won the planning contract for the $200 million Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston. In December 1962 the Halliburton Company of Dallas purchased Brown and Root, which continues to operate under its own name. (excerpted from "BROWN, HERMAN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 01, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.)
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dc.subject.lcshBrown, Herman, 1892-1962
William M. Rice Institute--Buildings
Football stadiums--Texas--Houston
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Brown & Root, Inc.
Rice University--History
dc.title Herman Brown, portrait
dc.digitization.specifications Images were captured using the Epson Perfection 1670 PHOTO or Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner and Epson Scan software. Master Tiff images were scanned at 24-bit color, 400 ppi. Derivative files are PDF for text and JPG & JPEG2000 for images. 2012 ca. 1960
dc.source.collection Brown & Root / George R. Brown Executive Files, MS488, box 45 folder 5, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. wrc02192
dc.contributor.photographer Gittings Photography
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