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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Table of Contents
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.
and Content Note
Harold Brayman Papers Suplement consists of 11 linear feet of papers, books and
Harold Brayman Papers
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