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Harold Brayman Papers

1917 - 1988

Manuscript Collection Number: 97-32
Extent: 11 linear ft.
Content: office files, correspondence, newspaper articles, sound recordings, files, speeches, clippings, books, articles, bills (legal), certificates
Access: Limited pending completion of processing.

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Biographical Note

Harold Brayman was born in Middleburg, New York, in 1900. After graduating from Cornell University in 1920, he began his journalism career in Albany, New York, where he worked for six years as a legislative correspondent for several newspapers. In 1928, he became the Washington correspondent for the New York Evening Post, and covered his first national political convention. He went on to attend every national political convention from 1928-1940, becoming one of the nation's leading political correspondents. In 1938 he was elected as president of the National Press Club, and in 1941, as president of the Gridiron Club.

In 1944, Brayman joined the Du Pont Company in Wilmington, Delaware, as assistant director of public relations, and he became the director two years later. During his career at Du Pont, he supported the philosophy that the business world had to gain the understanding and trust of the public, a philosophy he articulated in his 1967 book, Corporate Management in a World of Politics.

After retiring from Du Pont in 1965, he remained active as a consultant and was involved in a number of charitable organizations until his death in 1988.


Scope and Content Note

The Harold Brayman Papers Suplement consists of 11 linear feet of papers, books and sound recordings.


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