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Ray Browne, 1922-2009

Posted by bgsuenglish on October 23, 2009

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Dr. Raymond B. Browne, who was instrumental in establishing the first full-fledged department of popular culture in the United States at BGSU in 1973, died Oct. 22 at home in Bowling Green. He was 87.

Internationally recognized as a publisher and expert in popular culture, Browne is often credited with coining the term and as being among the first to propose its serious study.

Please click on the link for the complete obituary.

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