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The mission of the George Brown Legacy Project (GBLP) is to make the life and work of the late Congressman George Brown (1920-1999) a touchstone for education and research on the diversity, equity concerns, and environment of the Inland Region of California. This includes use of his world-renowned archives at UC, Riverside, opened in November 2016, by present and future generations of scholars and leaders in science, labor, business, and public service.

GBLP is a nonpartisan, charitable initiative that appreciates the operational support of Inland Empire Community Foundation.

Our Honorary Advisory Committee includes leaders from throughout local, national, and international policy and peace-making, as well as the arts, academe, civil and human rights, environmental protection, labor, science, space, and technology. 

Overview and History: 

In 2010, the family of Congressman George Brown generously donated his personal papers and archives to the University of California, Riverside. This significant gift, consisting of more than 525 boxes and nine file cabinets, provides a rich and in-depth view of the contributions of the Congressman as an environmental champion and advocate of alternative energy, human rights, and education during a pivotal time.

Rep. Mark Takano, Ed Asner, and Friends Remember Congressman
George Brown
Recipe for Leadership and Action:
Hans Johnson and the Archives of
Congressman George Brown

George Brown was a strong and steady voice in Congress across four decades, starting in 1962. He represented four different districts from the San Gabriel Valley to the Inland Empire. He stood up continually for California values and the American dream.

Few elected officials have left as deep and sustained a positive impact on science, public policy, and economic development as the late Congressman George E Brown Jr. Even those who didn't know him have felt their lives touched by his legacy of service, leadership, innovation, and opportunity.

The mission of the George Brown Legacy Project (GBLP) is to make the life and work of the late Congressman George Brown (1920-1999) a touchstone for education and research on the diversity, equity concerns, and environment of the Inland Region of California. This includes use of his world-renowned archives at UC, Riverside, opened in November 2016, by present and future generations of scholars and leaders in science, labor, business, and public service.

The George Brown archives hold clues to key advances of today and major innovations of tomorrow. They also hold a blueprint for bipartisan problem-solving over four decades in federal decision-making. With your help, this unique trove of knowledge will be accessible to current and future entrepreneurs and students of effective public service.

We hope the resources here enlighten and encourage you to support our mission. We look forward to your participation in this noble effort to ensure George Brown's legacy lives on.

Marta Macias Brown

Honorary Committee Chair

 

Hans Johnson

Project Director

"Serve others and find new ways to apply knowledge"

George Brown

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