1942-1978Origination : Brown, Frank Newton Mithery, 1902-1976.
Frank N. M. Brown Papers (FMB), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556
Papers documenting Brown's work in flow visualization, including manuscripts, printed material, 35mm slides, and 8mm and 16mm film.
Frank N.M. Brown was head of Notre Dame's Aeronautical Engineering Department from its inception in 1935 until 1966. He stayed on as a professor until 1969. In 1943 he was commissioned by the U.S. State Department to spend a year in China evaluating education efforts. Professor Brown pioneered flow visualization through the invention of a space time recorder, smoke tunnel, and other devices. He died in December of 1976.