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Harold Brayman papers


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Harold Brayman (1900-1988), former director of the Public Relations Department of Du Pont Company, retired from that position March 31, 1965. He had headed that activity of the company for 21 years, establishing a concept of public relations which was widely emulated throughout the United States.

Harold Brayman was born on March 10, 1900, at Middleburgh, New York. He received his A.B. degree in 1920 from Cornell University, and was awarded an honorary LL.D. by Gettysburg College in 1965.

Brayman went to Du Pont in 1942 after a distinguished newspaper career of twenty years, fourteen of them spent as Washington correspondent for leading New York and other American dailies. He started his journalistic career as Albany legislative correspondent for various newspapers in New York City and state, and had served briefly in London as a foreign correspondent.

Harold Brayman first went to Washington in 1928 as correspondent of the

New York Evening Post. When the Post was sold by the Cyrus H.K. Curtis estate in 1933, he remained with the Curtis organization as Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia Evening Ledger until 1940. From then until 1942, he was a correspondent for Jesse H. Jones' Houston Chronicle. Meanwhile he wrote his syndicated columns, "The Daily Mirror of Washington," 1937-1940, and "Washington Preview," 1940-1942.

As a specialist in reporting and analyzing political events, Brayman attended all national political conventions from 1928 through 1940. He crisscrossed the nation as a correspondent on the presidential campaign trains of Alfred E. Smith in 1928, President Roosevelt in 1932, Alfred M. Landon in 1936, and Wendell L. Wilkie in 1940.

While a correspondent in Washington, Brayman was president of the National Press Club in 1938 and president of the Gridiron Club in 1941, one of the very few Washington correspondents to have been elected president of both of these organizations .

Harold Brayman was appointed assistant director of the Public Relations Department of the Du Pont Company in April 1942, and two years later, upon the death of Ted Joslin, became director, a position he would hold until 1965.

Brayman authored several books, including

Corporate Management in a World of Politics (McGraw-Hill, 1967), a book on the public, political, and governmental problems of business; Developing a Philosophy for Business Action (1969); A history of the Lincoln Club of Delaware (1970), with A.O.H. Grier; and The President Speaks off the record… (Dow Jones, 1976), a history of the Gridiron Club.

Brayman was a member of the Board of Visitors of the School of Public Communication, Boston University, from 1951 to 1972, and chairman 1961-1972. He was a member of the Public Relations Advisory Committee of the Manufacturing Chemists Association from 1951 to 1956, serving as chairman from 1951 to 1953; a member of the Sponsoring Committee of the annual Public Relations Seminar from 1952 to 1961; and a trustee of the Foundation for Public Relations Research and Education from 1956 to 1962.

He was a member for many years of the United States Chamber of Commerce Committee on Taxation and of other Chamber committees. Brayman was editor of the

Public Relations Journal, organ of the Public Relations Society of America, during 1956; and in 1963 was awarded the citation of the Society for "distinguished service in the advancement of public relations." He was also named "Public Relations Professional of 1963" by the Public Relations News. In 1965 Brayman was given the "Golden Plate" award of the American Academy of Achievement, the first award of that organization in the field of public relations. He was vice president of the organization from 1966 to 1973.

Active in the affairs of Cornell University, Brayman was a member of the Cornell council, was its chairman from 1961 to 1963, and was also a member of the University's Centennial Celebration Committee . He also served as chairman of the Advisory Council of the Graduate School of Business and Public Administration from 1960 to 1965. Brayman was president of the Cornell Club of Delaware for 1955-1956.

Brayman was a member of the Board of Directors of the Continental American Life Insurance Company and the Greater Wilmington Development Council. He served as a trustee of the Wilmington Medical Center, was a trustee of Gettysburg College, and in 1968 served as the first Corporate Executive in Residence for the American University, Washington, D.C. He was president of the Lincoln Club of Delaware for 1965-1966, and was on the Board of the Wilmington Country Club from 1952 to 1964. He was a member of the Wilmington Club, the Greenville Country Club, the Du Pont Country Club, and Rotary Club of Wilmington; the University Club (N.Y.); and the Gridiron, National Press, and Overseas Writers Clubs in Washington, D.C.

Harold Brayman married Martha Witherspoon Wood on January 25, 1930, and they had two sons, Harold Halliday and Walter Witherspoon. Brayman died in Wilmington on January 3, 1988.

Biographical note adapted from a press release in the collection.

1920 Democrat: James Cox and Franklin Roosevelt Republican: Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge (winner) 1924 Democrat: John Davis and Charles Bryan Republican: Calvin Coolidge and Charles Dawes (winner) 1928 Democrat: Alfred Smith and Joseph Robinson Republican: Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (winner) 1932 Democrat: Franklin Roosevelt and John Garner (winner) Republican: Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis 1936 Democrat: Franklin Roosevelt and John Garner (winner) Republican: Alfred Landon and Frank Knox 1940 Democrat: Franklin Roosevelt and Henry Wallace (winner) Republican: Wendell Wilkie and Charles McNary

The papers of Harold Brayman (1900-1988) span the dates 1900-1991, with the bulk dates 1928-1978, and document the successful dual career of one man in the fields of journalism and public relations. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, press releases, speeches, newspaper clippings and articles, manuscripts for publications, photographs, and memorabilia.

The material in the collection is arranged into three series to parallel Brayman's career and personal activities: Series I. Journalism Career, Series II. Public Relations Career, and Series III. Personal. Brayman was a very active man, and the arrangement within each series documents his personal networks of professional relationships, his organizational skills in shaping the agenda of groups to which he belonged, and his educational contributions through writing, speaking, and teaching.

Series I, Journalism Career, vividly presents Brayman's role in the circle of newspapermen covering news of the Nation's capital. The correspondence and clippings document his connections and output. The club files reflect Brayman's steadfast friendships, his buoyant personality as a leader, and his dedication to journalism. In addition, the subject content of his columns and features, the satire of the Gridiron skits, and his book The President Speaks... all document historical and political events worthy of press in the United states from the 1920s to 1942.

Brayman had a short two-year apprenticeship at Du Pont before assuming the position of director of the department of public relations in 1944. Brayman's career in public relations paralleled the growth of the developing field: the National Conference on Public Relations was only established in 1942. Brayman's transition from journalism to public relations also paralleled the careers of other newspapermen who were hired to reshape and promote corporate images. For example, Phelps Adams, a close friend and colleague of Harold Brayman, also moved from reporting for the New York Sun to become director of public relations at U.S. Steel.

Brayman assumed a leadership role in his career in public relations as he had in journalism. He was especially instrumental in expanding the role of corporate public relations from maintaining press relations to developing a broader public understanding and support for large industry.

This development was important to the history of the Du Pont Company as it struggled with its wartime reputation. The 1934 charge of the Special Committee Investigating the Munitions Industry (the Nye Committee) -- to examine the structure and activities of the munitions industry -- reflected the public's distrust of industries which had profited from World War I. During World War II, Du Pont was careful to disassociate itself from public disillusionment with "merchants of death." The company developed new products and began a successful ad campaign of "Better things for better living through chemistry." Public relations for many American industries in the 1940s and '50s developed out of such needs for promotion of company policy.

Series II, Public Relations Career, includes a small subseries of Du Pont files, while the other subseries strongly document the growth of the public relations field and the corporate message put forth by Brayman on behalf of Du Pont. Brayman was a regular participant and frequent organizer of the Public Relations Seminar, an annual professional conference. As was not uncommon for Brayman, he took on the project of writing the history of the organization. The series of public relations files include correspondence and literature of the field, some of it authored by Brayman.

Series III, Personal, relates to other personal activities of Harold Brayman. The subseries on Cornell documents the many contributions he made to his alma mater. The correspondence files, arranged by subject, suggest the wide range of his contacts and interests. The special correspondence includes selected letters from prominent individuals or dear friends, collected over a lifetime of acquaintances ranging from H.L. Mencken to Mary Martin. Other miscellaneous subseries in Series III include biographical and family files, as well as other writing projects.

  1. Boxes 1-20: Shelved in SPEC MSS record center cartons
  2. Box 21: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes (upright manuscript boxes)
  3. Removals: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (32 inches)
  4. Removals: Shelved in SPEC Media Audio reels
  5. Removals: Shelved in SPEC Media Phonographic records
  6. Removals: Shelved in SPEC Media Videocassettes
  7. Removals: Shelved in SPEC Media Audiocassettes

Gift of Mrs. Harold Brayman, 1988.

Processed by L.R. Johnon Melvin, 1991-1992. Finding aid encoded by John Caldwell, December 2017.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2017 December 20
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

This subseries includes material related to Brayman's early career as a legislative correspondent in Albany, New York. The files document Brayman's membership in the Legislative Correspondents' Association and his attendances of their annual dinners. The dinners were held at the Ten Eyck Hotel in Albany, and they were a precursor for Brayman's involvement with the Gridiron Club in Washington, D.C. The programs in this subseries include songs and skits of political satire targeting New York governors, politicians, and legislative issues. The toast list of the first program in the subseries, 1923, includes Governor Alfred E. Smith and Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt. Brayman kept in touch with his Albany colleagues after he left New York and attended the annual dinners when he could.

New York State Legislative Correspondents. Alumni Association (general correspondence).
Box 1 Folder 1
New York State Legislative Correspondents. Testimony to Andrew P. Ronan, 1926.
Box 1 Folder 2
New York State Legislative Correspondents Annual dinners, 1923-1929.
Box 1 Folder 3
New York State Legislative Correspondents Annual dinners, 1946, 1948, 1949.
Box 1 Folder 4
New York State Legislative Correspondents Annual dinners, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955.
Box 1 Folder 5
New York State Legislative Correspondents Annual dinners, 1963, 1985.
Box 1 Folder 6
Scope and Contents

This subseries includes material which documents various aspects of Brayman's career as a Washington correspondent from 1928-1942. Two folders include an assortment of invitations and dinner programs to which he was invited over the years. One folder of photographs and news clippings captures Brayman on the job covering Washington press conferences. Several folders document Brayman's coverage of presidential campaigns from 1928 to 1940. These files include campaign songs, train rules for the press, advance copies of campaign speeches, and material related to inaugurations. The Wilkie campaign of 1940 is best documented, including a notebook of columns titled "The Political Week" from

United States News. (Correspondence in Subseries III.C verifies Brayman's authorship of the column). The subseries also includes a collection of Brayman's press badges and passes. In addition to those for the national conventions, there are presidential inaugural tickets and a pass book to the New York World's Fair of 1939.

The subseries also contains several folders of selected press releases, memos, and stories which are arranged chronologically. Of special interest are Brayman's confidential memoranda to his editor, apprising him of issues such as the damage to Pearl Harbor and the auto industry's war preparedness efforts.

Invitations to Washington dinners, etc. Part 1.
Box 1 Folder 7
Invitations to Washington dinners, etc. Part 2.
Box 1 Folder 8
Miscellaneous notes.
Box 1 Folder 9
Photographs and clippings of Harold Brayman at press conferences.
Box 1 Folder 10
Press badges and passes.
Box 1 Folder 11
A.E. Smith train, 1928.
Box 1 Folder 12
Herbert Hoover, 1929, 1932.
Box 1 Folder 13
Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1932.
Box 1 Folder 14
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Inaugural address, 1933.
Box 1 Folder 15
Nomination of Wendell Willkie, 1940.
Box 1 Folder 16
Wendell Willkie acceptance of Republican nomination, 1940.
Box 1 Folder 17
Wendell Willkie Train, 1940.
Box 1 Folder 18
Wendell Willkie notebook of U.S. News "The Political Week", 1940 March-November.
Box 1 Folder 19
New York Post Standard, Foreign correspondence, 1925.
Box 1 Folder 20
New York Post Standard, Conviction of Mrs. Florence Knapp, 1928 May 26.
Box 1 Folder 21
New York Evening Post, Profile of George Z. Medalie, 1931.
Box 1 Folder 22
New York Evening Post, Incarceration of Harry Sinclair, 1931.
Box 1 Folder 23
Planning a man-made Niagara (St. Lawrence River hydro-electric plant), no date.
Box 1 Folder 24
Roosevelt era discussion of recession, no date.
Box 1 Folder 25
New Deal dictionary, no date.
Box 1 Folder 26
(Roosevelt era) NBC report on Congress, no date.
Box 1 Folder 27
Disarmament conference at Geneva, 1933 May 16.
Box 1 Folder 28
NBC commentary on Franklin Delano Roosevelt/Alf Landon meeting in Des Moins, 1936.
Box 1 Folder 29
Middlesbury, NY "Behind the news in Washington", 1938 May 29.
Box 1 Folder 30
NBC commentary on Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the 1940 election, 1938.
Box 1 Folder 31
Commentary on 1940 election and Franklin Delano Roosevelt third term, 1940.
Box 1 Folder 32
Confidential memorandum to the editor: Wendell Wilkie's off-the-record views as told on campaign trail, 1940.
Box 1 Folder 33
Vice presidential candidate John Garner, 1940 March 23.
Box 1 Folder 34
Confidential memorandum to the editor: Wendell Wilkie's impression of European trip, 1940 or 1941, 1940-1941.
Box 1 Folder 35
Confidential memorandum to the editor: Secretary of State Cordell Hull on foreign policy, 1941 March.
Box 1 Folder 36
Confidential memorandum to the editor: Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox on naval and international problems, 1941 June.
Box 1 Folder 37
Confidential memorandum to the editor: War Department seminar in Russia, 1941 July 1.
Box 1 Folder 38
Confidential memorandum to the editor: Naval information, 1941 August 8.
Box 1 Folder 39
Confidential memorandum to the editor: Harry Hopkins visits Joseph Stalin, 1941 September 26.
Box 1 Folder 40
State Department press release, 1941 December 7.
Box 1 Folder 41
Confidential memorandum to the editor: Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox on damage at Pearl Harbor, 1941 December 22.
Box 1 Folder 42
Confidential memorandum to the editor: Damage of Pearl Harbor report, 1942 January 9.
Box 1 Folder 43
Confidential memorandum to the editor: Detroit visit to view auto factory war production, 1942 February 6.
Box 1 Folder 44
Scope and Contents

The newspaper clippings in this subseries (all of which have been copied onto acid free paper for preservation) were collected by Harold Brayman and his wife, Martha, to document Brayman's career. All of these were loosely kept in cardboard boxes with the good intention to one day paste them into scrapbooks. These have been arranged in approximate chronological order, following the original order of the clippings as removed from the boxes. Many of the articles are undated with no citation.

The clippings include some of Brayman's earliest work as a reviewer of vaudeville and movies at Proctor's Grand (Middleburgh or Watertown, New York?), 1923-1924. In one review, he described Bill Robinson as "a warm-footed colored performer, with a keen understanding of rhythm ..." and mentioned other actors in movies such as Jackie Coogan in "Long Live the King."

His early New York articles appeared in the

Knickerbocker Press and Albany Evening News, the Middleburgh News, the Albany Journal, and the Watertown Times. Among the sensational stories he covered from Albany was the 1927 case of state census irregularities by Mrs. Florence E .S. Knapp, secretary of state to Governor Al Smith.

Issues covered during his years in Washington include legislative debate on the repeal of prohibition, U.S. participation in the League of Nations and the World Court, the veterans' bonus, economic recovery during the Depression, and the beginning of World War II. Dates are lacking on many of the articles, but the arrangement of the articles as removed from the original boxes provides a steady coverage of Washington news from the late 1920s to the United States' entrance into World War II.

Immediately following the clippings files are folders of preservation copies of Brayman's scrapbooks. (The original scrapbooks are shelved with the collection and are also available. Folder contents F87 - F96 correspond to scrapbook volumes.) These scrapbooks were compiled by Mrs. Brayman and consist of more of the same type of newspaper clippings as described above. Of particular interest are the final two files/scrapbooks containing Brayman's syndicated column, "Daily Mirror of Washington," 1937-1940.

1923-1924, Proctor's Grand, 1923-1924.
Box 2 Folder 45
Clippings, 1922-1928, 1922-1928.
Box 2 Folder 46
Clippings, 1928-1929, 1928-1929.
Box 2 Folder 47
Clippings, 1929- Part 1, 1929.
Box 2 Folder 48
Clippings, 1929- Part 2, 1929.
Box 2 Folder 49
Clippings, 1930, 1930.
Box 2 Folder 50
Clippings, 1931- Part 1, 1931.
Box 2 Folder 51
Clippings, 1931- Part 2, 1931.
Box 2 Folder 52
Clippings, 1931- Part 3, 1931.
Box 2 Folder 53
Clippings, 1931-1932- Part 1, 1931-1932.
Box 2 Folder 54
Clippings, 1931-1932- Part 2, 1931-1932.
Box 2 Folder 55
Clippings, 1931-1932- Part 3, 1931-1932.
Box 2 Folder 56
Clippings, 1931-1932- Part 4, 1931-1932.
Box 2 Folder 57
Clippings, 1932- Part 1, 1932.
Box 2 Folder 58
Clippings, 1932- Part 2, 1932.
Box 2 Folder 59
Clippings, 1932- Part 3, 1932.
Box 2 Folder 60
Clippings, 1932- Part 4, 1932.
Box 2 Folder 61
Clippings, 1933(?)- Part 1, 1933.
Box 2 Folder 62
Clippings, 1933(?)- Part 2, 1933.
Box 2 Folder 63
Clippings, 1933-1934- Part 1, 1933-1934.
Box 2 Folder 64
Clippings, 1933-1934- Part 2, 1933-1934.
Box 2 Folder 65
Clippings, 1933-1934- Part 3, 1933-1934.
Box 2 Folder 66
Clippings, 1935, 1935.
Box 2 Folder 67
Clippings, 1937, 1937.
Box 2 Folder 68
Clippings, 1938, 1938.
Box 2 Folder 69
Clippings, 1940- Part 1, 1940.
Box 2 Folder 70
Clippings, 1940- Part 2, 1940.
Box 2 Folder 71
Clippings, 1940- Part 3, 1940.
Box 2 Folder 72
Clippings, 1941- Part 1, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 73
Clippings, 1941- Part 2, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 74
Clippings, 1941- Part 3, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 75
Clippings, 1941- Part 4, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 76
Clippings, 1941- Part 5, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 77
Clippings, 1941- Part 6, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 78
Clippings, 1941- Part 7, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 79
Clippings, 1941- Part 8, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 80
Clippings, 1941- Part 9, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 81
Clippings, 1942- Part 1, 1942.
Box 3 Folder 82
Clippings, 1942- Part 2, 1942.
Box 3 Folder 83
Clippings, 1942- Part 3, 1942.
Box 3 Folder 84
Clippings, 1942- Part 4, 1942.
Box 3 Folder 85
Clippings, no dates.
Box 3 Folder 86
Scrapbooks, 1928 January to September, 1928 January-September.
Box 3 Folder 87
Scrapbooks, 1930 January to July, 1930 January-July.
Box 3 Folder 88
Scrapbooks, 1932, 1932.
Box 3 Folder 89
Scrapbooks, 1934 October-1935 August, 1934 October-1935 August.
Box 3 Folder 90
Scrapbooks, 1936 September-December, 1936 September-December.
Box 3 Folder 91
Scrapbooks, 1937 January-1938 December, 1937 January-1938 December.
Box 3 Folder 92
Scrapbooks, 1939-1940 February, 1939-1940 February.
Box 3 Folder 93
Scrapbooks, 1936 October-1937 November, Daily Mirror, 1936 October-1937 November.
Box 3 Folder 94
Scrapbooks, 1937 November-1940 May, Daily Mirror, 1937 November-1940 May.
Box 3 Folder 95
Scrapbooks, 1939 June-1940 May Columns, 1939 June-1940 May.
Box 3 Folder 96
Scope and Contents

The National Press Club was formed in 1908 by a small group of Washington newspapermen for both professional and social purposes. The membership of the Club grew, and by 1928 they had built and moved to the National Press Club Building. The Club hosted dinners, programs, and special events, attracting special guests such as celebrities like Sarah Bernhardt or Charles Lindbergh, and statesmen such as presidents and ambassadors.

Brayman served as president of the Club in 1938 and among the speakers he engaged were Joseph P. Kennedy (before his departure to serve as Ambassador to Great Britain), Prime Minister Anthony Eden, Alexander Kerensky, and Senator Robert Taft. Howard Hughes, "round-the-world flyer," received a special tribute from the Club during Brayman's tenure as president, and the files in this small subseries include correspondence with many other figures of national import. Much of the correspondence concerns acceptance or regrets of invitations to participate in or attend club functions. Prominent names include Eleanor Roosevelt, Cordell Hull, J. Edgar Hoover, Herbert Hoover, Alexander Woollcott, Ira Eaker, Alf Landon, and several senators.

In addition to the correspondence, this subseries includes dinner programs, speeches, club rosters, and clippings about club activities. Some of Brayman's speeches for the National Press Club may be found in Subseries II.B. Speeches; and material related to Brayman's later involvement with the club may be found in Subseries III.B. Correspondence (subject files).

National Press Club Annual dinners, 1937, 1938, 1945, 1947.
Box 4 Folder 97
National Press Club Rosters, 1932, 1936.
Box 1 Folder 98
National Press Club Rosters, 1938.
Box 4 Folder 99
Harold Brayman's year as president, 1938.
Box 4 Folder 100
Tribute to Joe Kennedy, 1938 January 27.
Box 4 Folder 101
Senator Joseph C. Mahoney Address, 1938 June 23.
Box 4 Folder 102
Annual report, 1939 January 21.
Box 4 Folder 103
Special correspondence, 1927-1937 December.
Box 4 Folder 104
Special correspondence, 1938 February-April.
Box 4 Folder 105
Special correspondence, 1938 May-July.
Box 4 Folder 106
Special correspondence, 1938 August-December.
Box 4 Folder 107
Special correspondence, 1939 January-1942 June.
Box 4 Folder 108
Scope and Contents

The Gridiron Club subseries includes a few general files concerning organization of the Club, but consists primarily of files documenting the annual Gridiron Dinners from 1929-1988. In 1933, Harold Brayman became a member of the Gridiron Club, a select group of Washington correspondents and newspapermen whose primary function since their organization in 1885 was to hold an annual dinner to roast politicians and the national political parties.

The Gridiron dinners had become a Washington institution by the time Brayman began attending them. By tradition, the President of the United States was invited to the dinner where he was roasted, toasted, and given the opportunity to address the Club members and their distinguished guests. In turn, a leading figure of the opposition party was invited to deliver a response. These speeches and the political satire of the Club's songs and skits were delivered in good humor. Yet the content of these speeches, songs, and skits -- many of which are preserved in this subseries -- reflect the political tensions and issues of each administration.

The Gridiron dinners also reflected relations existing between presidents and the media. For example, comments found in Brayman's post-dinner correspondence favor the good-humored John Kennedy, but reflect impatience with Lyndon Johnson, a president who kept Club members guessing and betting on whether he would appear at the dinners held during his administration.

Politics, social trends, and history are marked in the record of the Gridiron Club dinners. The annual spring dinners had been held without interruption until April 1945 when the event was cancelled following the death of President Roosevelt. The winter 1941 meeting was cancelled after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the December 1963 meeting was cancelled as the nation mourned the recent assassination of Kennedy. The dinners continued, however, in spite of "women's libbers" loudly protesting the male-only membership tradition of the Club in 1970, 1971, and 1972.

Brayman presided as president of the club in 1941 and attended nearly every dinner from 1929 until 1987 when illnesses prevented him from attending. In addition to attending the dinners held each year at the Statler Hilton in Washington, Brayman and a corps of friends known as the Drones hosted pre­ and post-dinner cocktail parties in the hotel's suites. Further, he attended rounds of parties hosted by other networks of associates. Foremost among Brayman's Gridiron friendships was his relationship with fellow Drone and frequent Gridiron roommate, Phelps Adams. Adams' career paralleled Brayman's: after a successful stint in journalism Adams became head of public relations at U.S. Steel Corporation.

The traditions of the Gridiron Club, the warm associations with his colleagues, and the high spirits of the political roasts were deeply important to Brayman as evidenced in the correspondence and other contents of this subseries.

The preliminary general files include "Officers," "Monthly meeting notices," and "Guest lists," files which succinctly reflect the membership, activities, and networks of the Club. Brayman's guest lists reflect his considered distribution of the coveted dinner invitations allotted to him. The dinner files consist of dinner programs, dinner schedule cards, menus, Club post-dinner press releases, newspaper clippings, song lyrics and skit scripts, and invitations and correspondence. The dinner programs contained a guest list and a detailed seating chart for the approximately 500 attenders of each dinner. The verso of the dinner menus were illustrated with political caricatures by cartoonists such as Clifford K. Berryman, James T. Berryman, and Herbert Block.

Gridiron Club-- General.
Box 4 Folder 109
Gridiron Club Officers.
Box 4 Folder 110
Gridiron Club monthly meeting notices, 1973-1988.
Box 4 Folder 111
Gridiron Club monthly meeting notices, 1944, 1947, 1960-1972.
Box 4 Folder 112
Gridiron Club 1948 Trust indenture, 1948.
Box 4 Folder 113
Gridiron Club guest lists.
Box 4 Folder 114
Gridiron Club "Lucite" gavels.
Box 4 Folder 115
Alfalfa Club, 1940, 1941, 1950.
Box 4 Folder 116
1941 Military order of Carabao, 1941.
Box 4 Folder 117
Gridiron Club dinner, 1929 December.
Box 4 Folder 118
Gridiron Club dinner, 1930 December.
Box 4 Folder 119
Gridiron Club dinner, 1932 April.
Box 4 Folder 120
Gridiron Club dinner, 1932 December.
Box 4 Folder 121
Gridiron Club dinner, 1933 April.
Box 4 Folder 122
Gridiron Club dinner, 1933 December.
Box 4 Folder 123
Gridiron Club dinner, 1934 April.
Box 4 Folder 124
Gridiron Club dinner, 1934 December.
Box 4 Folder 125
Gridiron Club dinner, 1935 April.
Box 4 Folder 126
Gridiron Club dinner, 1935 December.
Box 4 Folder 127
Gridiron Club dinner, 1936 April.
Box 4 Folder 128
Gridiron Club dinner, 1936 December.
Box 4 Folder 129
Gridiron Club dinner, 1937 April.
Box 4 Folder 130
Gridiron Club dinner, 1937 December.
Box 4 Folder 131
Gridiron Club dinner, 1938 April.
Box 4 Folder 132
Gridiron Club dinner, 1938 December.
Box 4 Folder 133
Gridiron Club dinner, 1939 April.
Box 4 Folder 134
Gridiron Club dinner, 1939 December.
Box 4 Folder 135
Gridiron Club dinner, 1940 April.
Box 4 Folder 136
Gridiron Club dinner, 1940 December.
Box 4 Folder 137
Harold Brayman's Year as President: White House Correspondents dinner, 1941.
Box 4 Folder 138
Harold Brayman's Year as President: Women's National Press Club Dinner, 1941.
Box 4 Folder 139
Harold Brayman's Year as President: Correspondence, 1940 December-1941 March.
Box 4 Folder 140
Harold Brayman's Year as President: Correspondence, 1941 April.
Box 5 Folder 141
Harold Brayman's Year as President: Correspondence, 1941 May-October.
Box 5 Folder 142
Harold Brayman's Year as President: Correspondence, 1941 November-1942 January.
Box 5 Folder 143
Harold Brayman's Year as President: Gridiron Club dinner, 1941 April.
Box 5 Folder 144
Harold Brayman's Year as President: Gridiron Club dinner, 1941 May.
Box 5 Folder 145
Harold Brayman's Year as President: Gridiron Club dinner (Cancelled), 1941 December.
Box 5 Folder 146
Gridiron Club dinner, 57th birthday dinner, 1942 February.
Box 5 Folder 147
Gridiron Club dinner, 1942 December.
Box 5 Folder 148
Gridiron Club dinner (Cancelled), 1945 April.
Box 5 Folder 149
Gridiron Club dinner, 1945 October.
Box 5 Folder 150
Gridiron Club dinner, 1945 December.
Box 5 Folder 151
Gridiron Club dinner, 1946 April.
Box 5 Folder 152
Gridiron Club dinner, 1946 December.
Box 5 Folder 153
Gridiron Club dinner, Drones party, 1946 December.
Box 5 Folder 154
Gridiron Club dinner, 1947 May.
Box 5 Folder 155
Gridiron Club dinner, 1947 December.
Box 5 Folder 156
Gridiron Club dinner, Drones party, 1947 December.
Box 5 Folder 157
Gridiron Club dinner, 1948 April.
Box 5 Folder 158
Gridiron Club dinner, 1948 December.
Box 5 Folder 159
Gridiron Club dinner, Drones party, 1948 December.
Box 5 Folder 160
Gridiron Club dinner, 1949 May.
Box 5 Folder 161
Gridiron Club dinner, 1949 December.
Box 5 Folder 162
Gridiron Club dinner, 1950 May.
Box 5 Folder 163
Gridiron Club dinner, 1950 December.
Box 5 Folder 164
Gridiron Club dinner, 1951 May.
Box 5 Folder 165
Gridiron Club dinner, 1952 May.
Box 5 Folder 166
Gridiron Club dinner, 1952 December.
Box 5 Folder 167
Gridiron Club dinner, 1953 April.
Box 5 Folder 168
Gridiron Club dinner, 1953 December.
Box 5 Folder 169
Gridiron Club dinner, 1954 April.
Box 5 Folder 170
Gridiron Club dinner, 1954 December.
Box 5 Folder 171
Gridiron Club dinner, 70th anniversary, 1955 May.
Box 5 Folder 172
Gridiron Club dinner, 1956 May.
Box 5 Folder 173
Gridiron Club dinner, 1956 December.
Box 5 Folder 174
Gridiron Club dinner, 1957 March.
Box 5 Folder 175
Gridiron Club dinner, 1958 March.
Box 5 Folder 176
Gridiron Club dinner, 1958 December.
Box 5 Folder 177
Gridiron Club dinner, 1959 March.
Box 5 Folder 178
Gridiron Club dinner, 1959 December.
Box 5 Folder 179
Gridiron Club dinner, 75th anniversary, 1960 March.
Box 5 Folder 180
Gridiron Club dinner, Song sketch, 1960 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1960 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1961 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1961 November.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1962 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1962 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1963 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1963 November.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1964 April.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1964 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1965 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1965 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1966 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, Bill Mylander luncheon, 1966 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1966 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1967 January.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1967 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, Williamsburg, VA, 1967 November.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1968 January.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1968 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1968 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1969 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1969 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1970 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1970 November.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1971 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1971 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1972 April.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1972 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1973 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1973 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1974 April.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1974 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1975 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1975 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1976 April.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1976 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1977 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1977 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1978 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, River Farm, VA, 1978 September.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1978 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1979 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1979 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1980 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1980 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1981 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, Gunston Hall, VA, 1981 September .
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1981 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1982 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1982 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1983 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1983 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1984 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1984 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 100th anniversary, 1985 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1985 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1986 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1986 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1987 March.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1987 December.
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Gridiron Club dinner, 1988 March.
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Scope and Contents

In 1971, Harold Brayman -- a member of the Gridiron club since 1933, retiree, and the author of

Corporate Management in a World of Politics -- began planning to write his second major book. He wanted to write a history of the Club that would "throw some of the Gridiron glow on political developments since 1885 and planned an outline with chapters on each of the presidents of the United States. Brayman was able to gain the approval and permission of the Gridiron Club executive committee to quote from its off-the-record archives of speeches, songs, and skit scripts. In addition, he obtained permission to quote from persons still then living who had spoken at the Gridiron dinners. The resulting book was titled The President Speaks Off the Record: from Grover Cleveland to Gerald Ford... Historic Evenings with America's leaders, the Press, and other men of power at Washington's most exclusive club--the Gridiron.

The files in this subseries include correspondence with the publisher, Dow Jones and Company, from 1971 until the book's release in 1976. The correspondence discusses such things as the proposed subject, editorial changes, the title of the book, proofs, the compilation of the index, marketing, sales, and royalties. The "Correspondence with publisher" files also includes exchange between Brayman and some of his newspaper colleagues as Brayman solicited comments on drafts of his Gridiron chapters. These correspondents include Arthur Krock (

New York Times), Phelps Adams (New York Sun), Jack Steele (Scripps-Howard Newspapers), and Fletcher Knebel.

This subseries also consists of files concerning permissions, reviews, advertisements, and book promotion. The permissions files include correspondence with individuals and presidential libraries. The "Letters" files include correspondence and con­ gratulatory letters from individuals following the release of the book in 1976. The remainder of the subseries includes "Source materials," and "Background materials."

Correspondence with publisher, 1971-1975.
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Correspondence with publisher, 1976.
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Permission files, Part 1.
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Permission files, Part 2, A-G.
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Permission files, Part 3, H-L.
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Permission files, Part 4, M-Z.
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Permission files, Part 5, Other sources.
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Permission files, Part 6, Presidential libraries & the Library of Congress.
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Letters, Part 1, A-C.
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Letters, Part 2, D-H.
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Letters, Part 3, I-M.
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Letters, Part 4, N-R.
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Letters, Part 5, S-Z.
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Review copies.
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Review correspondence.
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Reviews and ads.
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Book promotion.
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Book promotion, Philadelphia Book Show.
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Book promotion scrapbook.
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Source material-- Notes.
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Source material-- Taft.
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Source material-- Cleveland.
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Source material-- Harrison.
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Source material-- Wilson.
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Source material-- Theodore Roosevelt.
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Source material-- Franklin Roosevelt: Part 1.
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Source material-- Franklin Roosevelt: Part 2.
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Source material-- Truman.
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Source material-- Eisenhower.
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Source material-- Kennedy.
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Source material-- Johnson.
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Background material, Part 1.
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Background material, Part 2.
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Background material, Part 3.
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Background material, Part 4, The Birth of the Gridiron Club.
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Scope and Contents

The papers of Harold Brayman contain only a small amount of material related to his career at Du Pont, and of what is available here the material is mostly personal. Brayman's complete files from the public relations department of Du Pont are company records and as such are stored with the Du Pont company archives at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington.

This subseries contains material documenting Brayman's 1942 appointment as assistant director of the public relations department and his 1944 promotion to director of the department. The small subseries of "Du Pont archives" was called such by Brayman and consists of his only remaining company files. Limited as these files are they give a sense of Brayman's role at the company. The files include memoranda to the Du Pont board of directors and executives such as Walter s. Carpenter, Jr., and Crawford H. Greenewalt, including specific reports about the importance of Du Pont's corporate image.

Other material in the subseries includes plans for the development of a company news reel, correspondence with

Fortune regarding Du Pont's decision not to cooperate on a company profile by the magazine, and procedures for controlled release of confidential company news. There is material relating to press relations with the Wilmington News Journal and information about public relations at other companies such as U.S. Steel. A small amount of material deals with a significant issue for Du Pont, the 1950s antitrust case for GM-Du Pont. Related material which further documents Brayman's work at Du Pont may be found in Subseries II.B. Speeches, and Subseries III.D. Miscellaneous Personal Correspondence.

Several files in the subseries concern Brayman's 1965 retirement from Du Pont. A file of correspondence from 1965-1966 documents Brayman's ongoing involvement in public relations and contains tributes from his peers in the field. Also included are photographs of Brayman with Denny Griswold, publisher and editor of

Public Relations News, with Brayman being recognized as a previous recipient of the "P.R. Professional of the Year" award.

Company publications in the subseries include a 1963 Du Pont fact book and several issues of "This is Du Pont," an irregularly published serial devoted to themes related to work, industrial progress, technological and corporate growth in America.

Du Pont Appointment.
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Du Pont Archives, 1942-1948, Part 1, 1942-1948.
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Du Pont Archives, 1942-1948, Part 2, 1942-1948.
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Du Pont Archives, 1949-1953.
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Du Pont Archives, 1954-1958.
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Du Pont Archives, 1959-1961.
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Du Pont Archives, 1962-1965.
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Retirement-- Clippings.
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Retirement-- New York Testimonial dinner, March 29, 1965, Part 1, 1965 March 29.
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Retirement-- New York Testimonial dinner, March 29, 1965, Part 2, 1956 March 29.
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Correspondence, Du Pont people, 1965.
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Correspondence, Educators.
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Correspondence, A-K, 1965 March.
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Correspondence, L-Z, 1965 March.
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Correspondence, After retirement, 1965-1966.
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Du Pont Facts Book, Annual Report, 1963.
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This is Du Pont: The story of taxes, 1957.
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This is Du Pont: The story of competition in the American market, 1959.
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This is Du Pont: The story of technology, 1959.
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This is Du Pont: The story of man and his work, 1959.
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This is Du Pont: The story of world trade, 1960.
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This is Du Pont: The story of prices, 1960.
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This is Du Pont: The story of management, 1961.
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This is Du Pont: The story of patents and progress, 1962.
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This is Du Pont: Nylon, the first 25 years, 1963.
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This is Du Pont: The Profit motive, #24, 1963.
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This is Du Pont: Chemicals and public health, #25, 1963.
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This is Du Pont: The large corporation in America, 1964.
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This is Du Pont: The organization and the individual, #26, 1964.
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This is Du Pont: Automation and Employment, #27, 1964.
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This is Du Pont: Clean air and water in a complex society, #28, 1965.
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This is Du Pont: The industry of discovery, #29, 1965.
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This is Du Pont, 1966.
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Scope and Contents

This subseries includes speeches made by Harold Brayman, primarily in his capacity as public relations director at Du Pont, but also on various other occasions. The speeches were presented to the board of directors of Du Pont, press conferences, professional public relations seminars and conferences, and annual business meetings of corporations. Brayman also presented guest lectures on business and public relations at graduate schools, made introductions at numerous meetings, spoke at clubs such as Rotary or the Lincoln Club in Wilmington, and made presentations to alumni groups and the executive council of Cornell University.

The topics of Brayman's speeches most often concerned the relations of business with the public. He spoke about American consumers, the power of choice in the market, the need for business to meet the consumer's demands, and the importance of public support to successful business ventures. Brayman promoted the benefits of business to the American standard of living and spoke about the responsibility of industry to contribute to social progress. He frequently chose to speak about management issues such as production, research, monopoly, competition, bigness in business, and the relations between business and government. The miscellaneous speech cards at the end of the subseries include several "sales speeches" and speeches made at the National Press Club during the late 1930s.

Interesting speeches representative of the diverse audiences and topics in this subseries include a press conference announcing the development of cellophane as a new product at Du Pont, a lecture on the business organization of the Du Pont company delivered to a graduate class at the U.S. Naval Academy, and a testimony before the Finance Committee of the U.S. Senate for the Frear-Simpson bill which concerned the court-ordered divestment of General Motors and Du Pont stock.

The "lines and stories" files at the end of the Speeches subseries consist of quotes and anecdotes which Brayman collected. Much of the material is clippings from newspapers and magazines, but Brayman also typed accounts of stories he had heard or quips that he picked up in conversations. The frequent subjects of the "lines and stories" are politics and politicians, public relations, journalists, and economics.

Middleburgh, "Current national political situation", 1938.
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Winners of Cabot prizes, Columbia University, 1941.
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Board of Directors, Du Pont, "Public relations philosophy", 1954 February 19.
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Cellophane speech, Du Pont, 1945 October 18.
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Research directors, Du Pont, 1946 March 26.
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Plant editors, "Political and social philosophy", 1946 June 25.
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4th National Conference of Executives of Public Relations, N.Y. "Public relations at the national level", 1947 February 6.
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Post-graduate School, U.S. Naval Academy, "Organization of the DuPont Company", 1947 February 11.
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Board of Directors, Du Pont Company, "Production, research, competition", 1947 February 17.
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Board of Directors, Du Pont Company, 1948 February 16.
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Board of Directors, Du Pont Company, 1948 February 19.
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Board of Directors, Du Pont Company, "Promoting benefits of business", 1949 February 21.
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F & F Plant managers, Wilmington, "Government controls", 1949 September 26.
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Veterans Association Annual Dinner, "Competition in business", 1949 October 4.
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Clinton, Iowa, "Competition in business", 1949 November 18.
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Standard Oil Co. (NJ), N.Y. "How one company is meeting the challenge of the Government", 1949 November 22.
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Board of Directors, Du Pont, "Bigness of business", 1950 February 22.
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Greater Weeklies Association, Inc., N.Y. "Monopoly and Bigness", 1950 April 21.
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University of Delaware, "Monopoly and bigness", 1950 November 2.
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School of Commerce, University of Wisconsin, "Bigness in business", 1951 January 8.
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Du Pont, "Principle current public relations problems of industry", 1951 September 7.
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National Problems Association, Atlantic City, N.J. "The customer votes every day", 1951 September 13.
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Detroit Oil Men's Club, "The American Consumer", 1951 October 16.
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Paint & Varnish Production Club, Atlantic City, N.J. "Formula for reform", 1951 November 2.
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Board of directors, Du Pont, 1952 February .
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Radio Broadcast WGY, Schenectady, N.Y. "Formula for agricultural reform", 1952 March 7.
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Tennessee Bankers Association, Chattanooga, Tenn. "Industry and social progress", 1952 May 6.
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Manufacturing Chemists' Association, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. "Public reception of business", 1952 June 23.
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National Association of Cotton Manufacturers, Portsmouth, N.H. "Techniques of public relations", 1952 September 25.
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U .S. Navy Commandants, Pentagon, "The people rule in government and gaining public support".
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Foreman & Supervisors Dinner, Waynesboro, Va. "Monopoly", 1952 November 7 and 21.
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Public Relations Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1952 November 24.
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Compressed Gas Association Inc., N.Y. "Business and the public", 1953 January 27.
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Lancaster Manufacture Association, Lancaster, Pa. "Business and the public", 1953 January 30.
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Board of Directors, Du Pont, "Editorials about Du Pont", 1953 February 16.
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Yerkes Rayon Plant Supervisory Dinner, Buffalo, N.Y. "Importance of public support", 1953 February 17.
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Esso Sales & Cost Meeting, Washington, D.C. "Techniques of public relations", 1953 March 6.
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Virginia Manufacturers Association, Portsmouth, Va. "Business and the public", 1953 May 5.
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Organic Chemical Association, N.Y. "Business and the public", 1953 May 6.
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Educators Conference, Wilmington, Del. "Management of a modern corporation", 1953 June 15.
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Remington Arms Co ., The 25 Club, N.Y. "Importance of public support", 1953 October 8.
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Textile Fibers Department Plant Managers 'Meeting, Wilmington, Del. "Business and the public", 1953 October 15.
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American Gas Association, St. Louis, Mo . "Business and the public", 1953 October 27.
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Presentation of 25-year pin to L. Livingston, Du Pont, 1953 December 14.
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Board of Directors, Du Pont, "Precinct system", 1954 February 15.
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Du Pont Professional Association Niagara Falls, N.Y. "Importance of public support", 1954 February 25.
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Agricultural seminar, University of Delaware, "Formula for Progress", 1954 March 12.
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Chamber of Commerce Conference, Witchita, Ft. Worth, Houston, "Importance of public support", 1954 March 23-25.
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Public Relations Seminar, Virginia Beach, Va. "Philosophy of symposium and long view in public relations", 1954 May 5-7.
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Milford Rotatory Club, Milford, Del. "Progress", 1954 May 17.
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25-year Club Newport Pigments, Wilmington, Del. "Progress", 1954 May 18.
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Orchem Sales Convention, Pinehurst, N.C. "Public relations and the salesman", 1954 May 25.
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State Circulation Managers Convention, Wilmington, Del. "Consumer is still king", 1954 October 11.
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U.S. Independent Telephone Association, Chicago, Ill. "Telling the business story", 1954 October 13.
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Connecticut Manufacturers Association, New Haven, Conn. "The people rule", 1954 October 21.
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Optimists Club, Wilmington, Del. "Public relations", 1954 November 9.
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National Office Management Association, Beaumont, Tex. "Business and the people", 1955 January 27.
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Board of Directors, Du Pont, 1955 February 21.
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Chemical Engineering Seminar, Wilmington, Del. "Business and the public", 1955 March 1.
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Du Pont Circle, Chicago, IL, Textiles Fiber Department, 1955 March 7.
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2nd Annual West Virginia Industrial Development Conference, Morgantown, W.Va., 1955 April 15.
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Kiwanis Club, Dover, Del. "Industrial Progress", 1955 May 18.
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University of Buffalo Executive Development Program, Buffalo, N.Y., 1955 August 19.
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Du Pont Veterans Association, Penns Grove, N.J. "Du Pont employees and their part in public relations", 1955 October 4.
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National Safety Congress, Chicago, Ill. "The public relations aspects of safety", 1955 October 17.
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Public Relations Society of America, Los Angeles, Cal. "Company anniversary panel", 1955 November 14.
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Manufacturers Association, Reading, Penn. "Public relations in your company", 1955 December 5.
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Du Pont Circle, Cleveland, Ohio. "Importance of the public for Du Pont", 1955 December 12.
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Board of Directors, Du Pont, "Process of re-examining", 1956 February 20.
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Kiwanis Club, Wilmington, Del. "Better America through chemical progress", 1956 April 25.
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Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Washington D.C. "Free market economy", 1956 May 1.
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Philadelphia Du Pont Circle, Philadelphia, "Public relations help sales", 1956 May 21.
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Columbia University Graduate School of Business, Harriman, N.Y. "Public relations and the business policy", 1956 August 17.
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Cellophane 10-year Service Club, Nashville, Tenn. "The relationship of business and the public", 1956 October 5 and 19.
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Voice of America Dinner, Gold Ballroom, Wilmington, Del., 1956 October 26.
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Milk Industry Foundation, Atlantic City, N.J. "The people rule", 1956 November 1.
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Better Living Luncheon, Hunt Room, Wilmington, Del. "Bigness", 1957 January 25.
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Tennessee Manufacturers Association, Nashville, Tenn. "The people rule", 1957 January 30.
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Board of Directors, Du Pont, "Bigness", 1957 February 18.
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American Chemical Society Delaware Valley Region, Philadelphia, "Public understanding of chemical progress", 1958 February 5.
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Board of Directors, Du Pont, "Problems of business as complicated by economic recession", 1958 February 17.
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Watauga Club, Raleigh, N.C. "Public relations in industry", 1958 February 18.
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New York Chapter of P.R.S.A., New York, N.Y. "The challenge of 1958", 1958 March 19.
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Chamber of Commerce of USA, Washington D.C. "Penalties of the personal progressive income tax", 1958 March 20.
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Professor Child's Class, Princeton University, "Public relations", 1958 May 15.
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Public Relations Seminar, Boca Rotan, Fla. "Public relations aspects of taxation of business", 1958 May 17.
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Cornell Class of 1920, Cornell Club, New York, N.Y. "Public relations", 1958 October 23.
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Public Relations Society of America, Annual conference, New York, N.Y. "Case history in the field of taxation", 1958 November 7.
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Public Relations Seminar, Skytop, Penn. "Political action in advance of elections", 1959 May 7.
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University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla. "Contribution made by technology", 1959 July 14.
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Finance Committee/Du Pont, "Frear-Simpson bill", 1959 September 21.
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Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, Washington, D.C. "Importance of public relations", 1959 September 23.
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Tau Mu Epsilon, Boston University, "Public relations at the Du Pont Co.", 1959 November 19.
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Board of Directors, Du Pont, "Post '58 political elections", 1960 February 15.
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University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla. "Importance of intellectuals in national life", 1960 May 3.
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Public Relations Society of America, Conference, Chicago, Ill. "Du Pont public relations philosophy", 1960 November 4.
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Cornell Fund, New York, N.Y. "How to get 'em giving", 1961 January 14.
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Board of Directors, Du Pont, "Public confidence in the business community" , 1961 February 20.
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General Managers, Du Pont, "Better living", 1961 March 23.
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Watertown Chamber of Commerce, Watertown, N.Y. "That we shall make our system work" , 1961 April 20.
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Rotary Club, Pittsburgh, Penn. "Public opinion", 1961 September 27.
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Public Opinion Class, Cornell University, "Problems of a large company", 1961 October 11.
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Cornell Council, Cornell University, 11th Annual Council Meeting, 1961 October 13.
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Cornell Regional Conference, St. Louis, Mo . "What the University owes its Alumni", 1962 February 10.
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Board of Directors, Du Pont, "Du Pont divestiture legislation", 1962 February 19.
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General Managers, Du Pont, 1962 March 12.
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Public Relations Seminar, Miami, Fla., 1962 May 2.
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Rotary Club, "Introduction of W.C. Kay as new member", 1962 June 21.
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Executive Committee, Du Pont, "Current tax legislation", 1962 September 20.
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Cornell Council, Cornell University, "Welcoming remarks", 1962 October 6.
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Public Relations Society of America Clinic, New York, "How to stimulate and supervise the P.R. staff", 1963 February 5.
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Cornell Regional Meeting, Chicago, 1963 February 15.
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Board of Directors, Du Pont, "The profit motive", 1963 February 18.
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Meeting of Publications Division, Wilmington, Del. "History and philosophy", 1963 March 29.
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PRSA National Conference, San Francisco, "Public opinion : New sovereign power", 1963 November 1.
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Atlanta Du Pont Circle, Atlanta, Ga. "Public opinion dominant force", 1963 November 4.
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Public Relations Seminar, Biscayne, "Introduction of Dean Haber", 1964 May 6.
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School of Publication Commencement, Boston University, 1964 June 7.
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Executive Committee, Du Pont, "Items of concern for Du Pont", 1964 July 30.
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20th Anniversary of Public Relations News, New York, "Importance of communication in our modern society", 1964 October 13.
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Board of Directors, Du Pont, "Look backward at last 21 years", 1965 February 15.
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Du Pont Country Club, Wilmington, Del. "Introduction of Miss Marguerite Higgins", 1965 February 26.
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Public Relations Staff Meeting, Du Pont, "Public opinion", 1965 March 1.
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Dinner Forum of Twelve Caesars, "Retirement address", 1965 March 29.
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Gettysburg College Commencement Address, Penn. "A challenge to greatness", 1965 June 6.
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Lincoln Club of Delaware, Wilmington, Del. "Welcome and introduction", 1966 February 11.
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National Machine Tool Builders Association, Boston, "A new relationship with government", 1966 April 22.
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Symposium of the University of California, Berkeley, "Business and the government", 1966 September 14.
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Public Affairs Forum at Shaw University, Raleigh, N.C. "Power of public opinion", 1967 April 14.
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International House, New Orleans, "Power of government and public opinion", 1967 June 21.
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Delaware News Club, Wilmington, "Corporate public relations", 1967 October 14.
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Wisemen, New York, "Foreign operations", 1967 October 19.
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American University Seminar, Washington, D.C. "Bigness" , 1967 October 31.
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Public Relations Society of America, 20th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Penn. "Let's close the credibility gap", 1967 November 13.
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Professor Hill's Public Communication Class, Boston University, "The people rule", 1967 December 7.
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Wilmington Rotary Club, "Observations in the Soviet Union", 1967 December 14.
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11th Executives Symposium, St. Mary's College, Calif. "The unseen stockholder - Big Government", 1968 January 31.
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Neubauer's Public Relations Class, Penn State, "Public opinion dominates government", 1968 February 13.
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Public Relations Society of America, Washington Chapter, American University, "Business-government relations", 1968 March 19.
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Washington Industrial Round table, Washington, D.C. "Business-government relations", 1968 March 27.
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Business Council for International Understanding, Washington, D.C. "Problems in business operations abroad", 1968 April 10.
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Seigle's Public Relations Class, American University, "Corporate public relations", 1968 April 17.
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Johnson's Management Class, American University, "Corporate management ", 1968 April 25.
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Segal's Political Parties Class, American University, "Pressure, groups and public opinion", 1968 May 14.
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Public Relations Society of America, Philadelphia, "Introduction of L. L. Golden", 1968 May 15.
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Kansas Bankers Association Convention, Kansas City, "Let's master the ways of politics", 1968 May 16.
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Public Relations Society of America, Houston Chapter, "Importance of communicating with government", 1968 June 20.
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Career Development Seminar, University of Maryland, "Let's put the public interest first", 1968 June 28.
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Kiwanis Club of Wilmington, "Observations in the Soviet Union", 1968 July 24.
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Usita Public Relations Seminar, Washington, D.C. "Techniques of public relations", 1968 September 9-13.
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Public Relations Society of America, North East Ohio Chapter, Cleveland, "Business-government relations", 1968 September 17.
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Public Relations Class, Goldey Beacom College, Wilmington, Del. "Development of public opinion", 1968 October 31.
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INGAA, Missouri Business Journalism Symposium, Columbia, Mo. "The press, economic policy, and government", 1968 November 15.
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Miller's Public Relations Class, American University, "Business-government relations", 1968 December 10.
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Chemical Public Relations Association, New York, "Business relations with the new administration", 1969 February 11.
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Public Relations Society of America, Philadelphia Chapter, "Business relations with the government", 1969 March 19.
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Advisory Council, Cornell Graduate School of Business, "Keeping abreast in the changing environment", 1969 April 26.
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Alma Moore College, Wilmington, "Positive contributions of big business", 1969 May 13.
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Sydney Rotary Club, Sydney, Australia "Business-government relations", 1969 August 12.
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Gettysburg College Panel, Gettysburg, Penn. "Long term planning", 1969 October 3.
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Wilmington Rotary Club, Wilmington, "Singapore--a city with a political philosophy", 1969 October 16.
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Professor Miller's Public Relations Class, American University, 1969 October 30.
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Charleston Rotary Club, W.Va. "Businessmen and politics", 1969 October 31.
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Penns Grove Rotary club, N.J. "Singapore--a city with a political philosophy", 1970 February 5.
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Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Col. "Corporate management", 1970 May 14.
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The Wise Men, New York, 11 1970 Senate elections", 1970 September 18.
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Tower Hill School, Wilmington, "Positive contributions of big business", 1971 January 8.
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Wilmington Rotary Club, Del. "Anecdotes of the World War II period", 1971 March 18.
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Final Symposium, American Academy of Achievement, Philadelphia, "Remarks", 1971 June 26.
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Scheer's Political science Class, Gettysburg College, "Corporate management", 1971 December 3.
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Wilmington Rotary Club, Del., 1972 April 27.
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Ursuline Academy, Wilmington, "Public opinion dominant force" , 1973 March 6.
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Community Leadership Seminar, Philadelphia, "The power elite", 1974 June 11.
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Quill and Grill, "Speech on Gridiron book", 1974 November 13.
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Wilmington Rotary Club, "Political anecdotes from the Gridiron book", 1976 July 29.
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John W. Hill Memorial Service, New York, 1977 April 25.
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Wilmington Rotary Club, "Introduction of Andrew Fisher", 1977 October 6.
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Wilmington Rotary Club, "Introduction of Richard Rhoads", 1978 August 31.
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Wilmington Rotary Club, "Introduction of Thomas Cronin", 1978 December 14.
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Wilmington Rotary Club, "Introduction of Professor Arthur Sloane", 1979 January 11.
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Wilmington Rotary Club, "Introduction of Dr. E.A. Trabant", 1979 October 22.
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Gridiron Club Meeting, Washington, D.C. "Periodicals & Rassouili & Cordell Hull/Japan" , 1979 March 29.
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Westminster Church Retired Men's Club, Wilmington, "Speech on Gridiron book", 1979 November 7.
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Wilmington Rotary Club, Del., "Introduction of John Klacsmann", 1980 January 13.
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Westminster Church Leisure Group, Wilmington, "Political anecdotes from the Gridiron book", 1980 January 22.
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Ingleside Retirement Apartment s, Wilmington, "Political anecdotes from Gridiron book", 1980 March 24.
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Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Wilmington, "Political anecdotes from Gridiron book", 1980 March 25.
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Greenville Country Club, Wilmington, "Political anecdotes from Gridiron book", 1980 May 28.
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Wisemen Club, New York, "1980 elections", 1980 June 19.
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Wisemen Club, New York, "Public relations victory in 1980 elections", 1980 November 20.
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National League of American Pen Women, Wilmington, "Political anecdotes from Gridiron book", 1983 February 21.
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Gridiron Club, Washington, D.C., "Memories of the last 50 years with the Gridiron Club", 1983 May 6.
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Wilmington Rotary Club, Del. "Presidents and the press", 1985 February 21.
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Listing of speeches made by Harold Brayman.
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Miscellaneous cards, National Women's Democratic Club {Roosevelt Era).
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National Press Club, Brayman's inauguration as president, 1938.
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National Press Club, Barbecue, 1938 May 21.
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National Press Club, 30th anniversary, 1938.
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National Press Club, Anthony Eden luncheon, 1938 December 13.
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National Press Club, Howard Hughes 'round-the-world luncheon, 1938.
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National Press Club, Alexander Kerensky luncheon, 1938.
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National Press Club, Introduction of Senator Joseph O'Mahoney, 1938.
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National Press Club, Introduction of Senator Robert Taft, 1938.
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National Press Club, Inauguration of 1939 officers.
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National Press Club, Miscellaneous introductions.
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Addresses to editors of Du Pont publications.
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25 Year Club, Du Pont, 1946?.
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Du Pont, to the Experimental station.
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Du Pont, sales speeches, Part 1.
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Du Pont, sales speeches, Part 2.
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American Association for State & Local History.
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Address to newspaper editors.
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Miscellaneous introductions.
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Government restrictions on business.
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On the post-war film "The best years of our lives".
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Monopoly and bigness.
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Lines & stories, Part 1.
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Lines & stories, Part 2.
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Lines & stories, Part 3.
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Lines & stories, Part 4.
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Lines & stories, Part 5.
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Lines & stories, Part 6.
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Lines & stories, Part 7.
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Lines & stories, Part 8.
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Scope and Contents

In 1952, the Public Relations Seminar was established "to permit advanced discussion of major public relations problems." The discussions were to be held at annual seminars to which a select group of public relations executives from major corporations and individuals from prestigious private firms were invited. Government officials, academics, journalists, and Seminar members were the featured speakers at the events. Harold Brayman was a founding member of the Public Relations Seminar, an organization which superseded the National Conference of Business Public Relations Executives. Brayman served on the Public Relations Seminar Committee, a sort of steering committee which planned and directed the annual seminars, from 1952 until 1961 when his election to the Council of Cornell University curtailed his ability to participate in Seminar committee meetings. He remained committed to the purpose of the Seminar, however, and did not miss a meeting from 1952 until 1982.

In 1968, Brayman was commissioned by the sponsoring committee of the Public Relations Seminar to write a history of the organization. Brayman's resulting book,

Developing a Philosophy for Business Action, was published in a limited edition of 500 copies in 1969.

This subseries consists of two sub-subseries: one chronicling the annual seminars, and one concerning the writing of the history of the Seminar. The annual seminar files contain correspondence, programs, Brayman's seminar notes, lists of registrants, biographies of speakers, and occasional speeches. The years from 1951 until 1961 also contain minutes of the Public Relations Seminar Committee and proposed program topics and outlines for small group discussions.

The files concerning the history of the Seminar include correspondence from the sponsoring committee asking Brayman to undertake the writing project and Brayman's correspondence with early members of the Seminar soliciting recollections about the founding of the organization. The files also include speech texts from 1952 until 1968 and requests for permission to quote from the seminar participants. Some of the speakers contacted were Peter Drucker, Ted Sorensen, Bryce Harlow, Dave Broder, and Glen Perry. Other files in the subseries include background material and typescript drafts of the book.

Public Relations seminar, 1952-1954.
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Public Relations seminar, 1955-1957.
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Public Relations seminar, 1958-1960.
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Public Relations seminar, 1961-1963.
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Public Relations seminar, 1964-1966.
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Public Relations seminar, 1967-1969.
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Public Relations seminar, 1970-1972.
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Public Relations seminar, 1973-1975.
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Public Relations seminar, 1976-1978.
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Public Relations seminar, 1979-1981.
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Public Relations seminar, 1982-1987.
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Book correspondence, 1968-1973.
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Origins of the seminar.
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Introduction, Chapter X.
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Chapter XI, Appendices.
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Background material, Part 1.
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Background material, Part 2.
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Background material, Part 3.
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Background material, Part 4.
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Background material, Part 5.
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Developing a philosophy for the business action, 1969.
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Scope and Contents

This subseries contains a small amount of material documenting Brayman's professional affiliations in the area of public relations, specifically his involvement with

Public Relations News. The newsletter was founded and edited by Denny Griswold in 1944, and the publication grew in substance and reputation with the emerging field of public relations. Several copies of this professional newsletter are in the files, many containing notes about Harold Brayman.

Brayman received an award from Griswold and the publication in 1963 as "Public Relations Professional of the Year." He also delivered a speech on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of

Public Relations News which was widely circulated and reprinted. The speech, "The Importance and impact of communication in our modern society," was included in Vital Speeches of the Day in November 1964.

This subseries includes correspondence about Brayman's award and his speech, information about other organizations, and copies of the

Public Relations Journal from 1956, the year Brayman served as editor.
Public Relations News newsletter.
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"The Importance and impact of communication in our modern society" (Communications speech), reprints, 1964 October 13.
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"The Importance and impact of communication in our modern society" (Communications speech), correspondence, 1963.
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Public Relations Professional of 1963 Award, Part 1, 1963.
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Public Relations Professional of 1963 Award, Part 2, 1963.
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Public Relations Society of America.
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Foundation for Public Relations Research and Education.
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Public Relations Journal, 1956 January-June.
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Public Relations Journal, 1956 July-December.
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Scope and Contents

Harold Brayman retired from DuPont in 1965 and immediately began research for a book that was published by McGraw-Hill two years later,

Corporate Management in a World of Politics: the Public, Political, and Governmental Problems of Business. The book reflected observations from his dual careers in corporate public relations and in journalism reporting on government and politics. Brayman's basic messages were that public opinion is the dominant force in government and business that communicators are the power elite, and that leadership is needed to shape public opinion. The book was successful with its targeted audience and won the Academy of Management Book Award in 1967.

This subseries includes files related to the planning, production, and promotion of the book. "Correspondence with publisher" includes Brayman's proposal to the publisher, ads and promotional material, and book order information. Also included in the subseries are files of comments from the publisher's readers, permission letters, and promotional letters to academia and business. Brayman was personally involved in the strategy for promoting his book to educators in business schools and to professionals in public relations. The alphabetical sequence of "Correspondence" and the "Advance copy letters and lists" are especially reflective of Brayman's extensive personal and professional networks.

The book was reviewed in the national press in business columns, in the

Wall Street Journal, and in professional literature. The remainder of the subseries includes several files of "Documentation," Brayman's research sources, and drafts of chapters with final editorial and textual changes.
University Microfilms International, 1978-1983.
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Correspondence with the publisher, 1965-1971.
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Permission letters, 1965-1966.
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McGraw Hill market survey.
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Readers comments, 1966.
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Correspondence, 1966.
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Academy of Management book award, 1968.
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Advance copy letter samples and mailing lists, 1967.
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Academy letters, 1969.
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Business letters, 1968.
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Cocktail party at Wilmington Club, 1967 July 06.
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Correspondence: A-B.
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Correspondence: C-D.
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Correspondence: E-G.
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Correspondence: H-K.
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Correspondence: L-M.
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Correspondence: N-P.
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Correspondence: R-S.
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Correspondence: T-Z.
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Academy of Management Award.
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Reviews: Part 1.
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Reviews: Part 2.
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Reviews: Part 3.
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Reviews: Scrapbook.
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Documentation, Chapters I and Preface.
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Documentation, Chapters II-III.
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Documentation, Chapters IV-VI.
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Documentation, Chapters VII-VIII.
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Documentation, Chapters IX-XI.
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Documentation, Chapters XII-XV.
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Documentation, Chapters XVI-XXII.
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Jacket design and cover, 1967.
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Draft, Chapters I-III.
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Draft, Chapters IV-VI.
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Draft, Chapters VII-IX.
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Draft, Chapters X-XII.
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Draft, Chapters XIII-XVI.
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Draft, Chapters XVII-XXIII.
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Corrections and index.
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Publisher's proof.
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Scope and Contents

Harold Brayman graduated from Cornell in 1920 and remained an active alumnus until shortly before his death in 1988 when he was prohibited from travelling by his declining health. It is interesting to note that Walter s. Carpenter, Jr., chairman of the board of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, was also an alumnus of Cornell (class of 1910). Brayman served as chair of Cornell University Council in the early 1960s and was a member of several other significant committees such as the Centennial Committee and the Presidential Selection Committee of 1962. Brayman contributed his public relations expertise as a member of the Graduate School of Business and Public Administration Advisory Council and in other areas of university relations with the public.

Among the material of interest in this subseries are the memoranda and correspondence from Brayman and other alumni which reflect grave concern over the campus unrest experienced by Cornell in 1968-1969. Brayman led a critical group of alumni in attacking the capitulation of the administration to the demands of student "revolutionaries." Articles and newspaper clippings document the activities of the Cornell chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the occupation of Willard straight Hall by black militants. This material is found in the folder, "Cornell--General--1962-1986."

General, 1962-1986.
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Council, 1957-1970.
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Committees, alumni communications, 1957-1959.
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University relations, public relations memo, 1957-1959.
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Council annual meeting, 1961.
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Council annual meeting, 1962.
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Graduate School of Business and Public Administration, Advisory Council, 1960-1981.
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University relations, R.P. McCuen correspondence, 1960-1962.
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Committees, presidential selection.
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Council, regional conferences, 1962-1963.
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Committees, Centennial, 1961-1965.
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Committees, membership, 1962-1965.
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Scope and Contents

This subseries was apparently the correspondence file maintained by Brayman during his retirement. After he left the Du Pont Company in 1965, Brayman maintained an office in the Wilmington Trust Building in Wilmington. The series was filed alphabetically and spans a wide range of subjects, personal names, and associations of interest to Brayman. Some of the material in the files date from 1946, but the bulk of the material is from Brayman's retirement.

The folders given separate labels represent Brayman's more regular correspondents or other areas of interest. Individuals mentioned in this series include Brayman's good friend and head of public relations at U.S. Steel, Phelps Adams; DeWitt Wallace, co-chairman of the Reader's Digest Company; and Clifford Stone, president of the Walnut Valley State Bank (Kansas) who was impressed with Brayman's public relations ideas. The files are full of newspaper clippings, editorials, opinions, and speeches related to business or public relations. Several letters to friends digress with anecdotes about political figures, stories which were often gleaned from Gridiron affairs. Many of Brayman's exchanges with colleagues consist of congratulations and/or critical comments for articles published in various newspapers or professional literature.

A number of files relate to organizations. There are several for the annual Du Pont Educators conference, and the Du Pont General file contains several miscellaneous speeches of interest: "Is Bigness Badness?" by Harold Haskell, "Vision in Industry and Business" by Irenee du Pont, and "In Anticipation of Frederick W. Taylor: a study of Work by Lammot du Pont, 1872" by Norman B. Wilkinson. The "Who's Who in America" file contains Brayman's entry as well as entries for several other executives from Du Pont.

For several years Brayman participated in a special trade mission sponsored by an organization known as International House. Brayman was special correspondent to the

New Orleans Times-Picayune during the missions. Other files reflect his personal activities with the Lincoln Club (president 1965-1966); H.L. Mencken Society of Delaware; the Rotary Club of Wilmington; Quill and Grill, a club whose founding members included Howard Pyle, Charles M. Curtis, Willard Saulsbury, Jr., and Joseph Richardson; and the Wisemen, an informal public relations fraternity which met for dinners in New York.
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Adams, Phelps Part 1.
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Adams, Phelps Part 2.
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American Academy of Achievement.
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American University.
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C, Part 1.
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C, Part 2.
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Christie, Dumond Book.
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Chamber of Commerce (U.S.).
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Continental American Life Insurance Company.
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Du Pont Educators Conference: General.
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Du Pont Educators Conference 1962: Problems of bigness, 1962.
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Du Pont Educators Conference: Harold Brayman speeches.
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Du Pont Educators Conference: Harold Brayman speech notes, 1950-1954.
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Du Pont Educators Conference: Harold Brayman speech notes, 1955-1963.
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Du Pont: General.
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Du Pont: Old Timers Society.
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Du Pont Public Relations Department, 1965.
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Gettysburg College Board Of Trustees.
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Golden Book.
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Inner Circle Dinners.
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International House: 90th mission, 1980.
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International House, 1971.
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International House, 1970.
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International House: 64th mission- round the world, stories by Harold Brayman, 1969.
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International House: 59th mission, 1967.
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Lesly's Public Relations Handbook (Harold Brayman chapter).
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Lincoln Club book.
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Lincoln Club general.
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Lincoln Club dinner, 1965.
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Manufacturing Chemists Association, Long range public relations program.
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Mencken Society of Delaware.
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Mencken Society of Delaware, Mencken luncheons, 1980-1981.
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National Press Club.
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National Press Club publications, rosters.
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News Journal.
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Public Relations Journal.
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Public Relations Society Of America (PRSA).
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Quill and Grill.
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Rotary Club, General.
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Rotary Club, Program Committee.
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Stone, Clifford W.
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University Club.
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Watertown Daily Times.
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Who's Who in America.
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Wallace, DeWitt, & World Press Institute.
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Scope and Contents

This small subseries contains "special correspondence" culled by Brayman from his other files throughout his career. Copies of these originals are found in some other files in the collection. The series includes some correspondence deemed special for purely sentimental reasons and many letters from prominent individuals. Several of the items document milestones in Brayman's life such as appointments, promotions, pay raises, pay cuts, his marriage, and the births of his sons. There are letters from editors Hans Adamson at the

New York Evening Post, and C.M. Morrison and Stanley Walker at the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger. In addition to several letters from Charlie Tutt (Brayman's brother­ in-law) , there are also letters from Joe Kennedy, Wendell Wilkie, Anthony Eden, Anna Roosevelt Boettiger, Cordell Hull, H.L. Mencken, c. Douglass Buck, Richard Nixon, Caleb Boggs, Clark Clifford, Ira Eaker, and Mary Martin.

The special Christmas cards include a similar assortment of cards from prominent people which Brayman had saved over the years.

Special personal correspondence, 1920-1950.
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Christmas cards, invitations.
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Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of miscellaneous correspondence spanning the dates 1925-1977. The chronological arrangement gives a sense of the range of Brayman's activities over this period of 50 years, from material in 1925 related to his short stint as a foreign correspondent in London to correspondence from the 1970s with politicians.

Most of the early correspondence is with Brayman's publishers and editors, concerning salary, assignments, campaign coverage, and offers of articles to other magazines. Among the other editors and magazines contacted were Ogden Nash at the

New Yorker, DeWitt Wallace at Reader's Digest, and Outlook, the American Mercury, Forum, and the New Republic. In addition to correspondence, there are interesting items such as Brayman's completion of a 1940 survey for Life ranking the "Ten ablest U.S. Senators" and ballots from the 1940 Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

Brayman worked for the

Philadelphia Evening Ledger from 1933-1940 and the correspondence from this period includes many letters from his editor there, C.M. Morrison. Morrison's letters regularly praise Brayman for his coverage of Washington issues, and otherwise represent editorial advice. Topics of the correspondence cover a wide range of Washington news and issues.

The correspondence from 1942 documents Brayman's move from journalism to his career with Du Pont. There are many company memoranda and related correspondence, but after 1945, the subseries consists of mostly personal correspondence. The folders from 1965 contain many letters related to Brayman's retirement from Du Pont, and the limited files from the late 1960s reflect contributions to Republican Party campaigns.

Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1925.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1926.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1927.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1928.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1929.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1930.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1931.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1932.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1933.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1934.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1935.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1936.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1937.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1938.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1939.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1940.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1941.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1942.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1943.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1944.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1945.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1946.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1947.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1948.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1949.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1950.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1951.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1952.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1953.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1954.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1955.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1956.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1957.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1958.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1959.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1960.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1961.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1962.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1963.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1964.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1965 Part 1, 1965.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1965 Part 2, 1965.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1965 Part 3, 1965.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1966.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1969.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1970.
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Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1977.
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Scope and Contents

This subseries contains miscellaneous personal items and correspondence that provide some biographical information about Harold Brayman. There are two small groups within the subseries: Biographical and Personal Chronology.

The biographical material includes press releases and tear sheets from professional directories, material from the memorial service for Harold Brayman in 1988, genealogical information about the Brayman family, and clippings related to Brayman's family. The folder related to Martha Brayman includes miscellaneous items ranging from college exams and sorority rules to dinner plans for the Braymans' 50th wedding anniversary. The Harold Brayman personal documents include his 1916 high school commencement program, 1920 teaching certificate, 1920 commencement program at Cornell University, and a 1929 letter of personal reference commending Harold Brayman to Mr. Walter Wood (Martha Wood's father). The folder from Cornell includes plays and essays from Brayman's student days.

The Personal Chronology includes miscellaneous letters, clippings, cards, certificates of appreciation, and other items. The material reflects a range of friendships and contacts.

Harold Brayman .
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Martha Brayman.
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Brayman family members.
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Brayman genealogy .
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Harold Brayman personal documents.
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Harold Brayman Cornell student.
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Personal Chronology: August 1925-December 1959 , 1925-1959.
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Personal Chronology: March 1960-November 1964, 1960-1964.
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Personal Chronology: March 1965-January 1968, 1965-1968.
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Personal Chronology: 1969, 1988, undated, 1969-1988.
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Scope and Contents

In his retirement, Harold Brayman offered regular advice to local and nationally prominent politicians. Most of these individuals were known to Brayman from his days in journalism or from Du Pont, and many of them were Republicans. Brayman wrote to congratulate on political positions, to advise on the Delaware political climate, to comment on legislation, to suggest campaign strategies, and even to offer constructive criticism on the effectiveness of speech deliveries.

Correspondence in this subseries is with several Delawareans: Senators John J. Williams, J. Caleb Boggs, Bill Roth, C. Douglass Buck, and Joseph Biden, Jr.; Representatives Bill Roth, Pete du Pont IV, and Thomas B. Evans, Jr.; Governors Pete du Pont IV, Russ Peterson, and Michael N. Castle; and Wilmington Mayor Harry Haskell, Jr. Brayman was actively involved in advising for the 1970 U.S. Senate elections, and was a charter member of the Republican Senatorial Inner Circle. Brayman eventually broke from the group when he disapproved of their wasteful fundraising strategies. Among the Republican senators corresponding with Brayman were John G. Tower (Tex.), William E. Brock III (Tenn.), Robert w. Packwood (Oreg.), Robert Dole (Kan.), Orrin Hatch (Utah) , Paul Laxalt (Nevada) , and John Heinz (Penn.).

Brayman also corresponded with presidential aides: General Alexander Haig; Herbert Klein, Special Assistant to Vice President Lyndon Johnson, later Director of Communications for the Executive Branch to Richard Nixon; and Gerald F. terHorst, Press Secretary to Gerald R. Ford. The folders of "White House files" document Brayman's advice to the Nixon Administration, which was actively solicited by Herb Klein.

Brayman offered comments on the President's press conferences and views on the public image of the President and his Administration, as well as issues of the day: Vietnam, the economy, the Congress as "spenders," the "Black sector," crime, and drugs. In 1971-1972, Brayman was invited to serve as a volunteer consultant member of the Public Relations Advisory Group to the Committee for the Re-election of the President. The group consisted of about 50 members who communicated by memoranda, mail, phone, and meetings in Washington. Chairman Kenneth Youel oversaw the analysis and summary of reports submitted by the Advisory Group, and distributed their advice to key campaign officials. Correspondence and memoranda in these folders thoroughly document Brayman's involvement with this group. The files include letters of appreciation from President Nixon and President Ford.

Other activities documented in this subseries include awards of recognition, participation in the Wilmington Rotary Club, and other writing projects. Brayman received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement in 1965. The other writing projects include contributions to books and journals, guest editorials, a book proposal, and Brayman's history of the Lincoln Club of Wilmington.

Politics and government, 1958 November-1970 December.
Box 19 Folder 138
Politics and government, 1971 January-1973 December.
Box 19 Folder 139
Politics and government, 1974 August-1980 September.
Box 19 Folder 140
Politics and government, 1981 March-1984 December.
Box 19 Folder 141
Politics and government, 1985 January-December 1986.
Box 19 Folder 142
White House files, 1969-1970.
Box 19 Folder 143
White House files, 1971-1974.
Box 19 Folder 144
Committee for the Re-election of the President, 1972.
Box 19 Folder 145
Public Relations News, 1963.
Box 19 Folder 146
Public Relations Society of America, 1963.
Box 19 Folder 147
American Academy of Achievement, 1965.
Box 19 Folder 148
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, 1966.
Box 19 Folder 149
Admiral, staff of Louisiana Governor McKeithen, 1971.
Box 19 Folder 150
American Museum of Immigration .
Box 19 Folder 151
Rotary Club of Wilmington.
Box 19 Folder 152
"The Only Way," Public Relations Journal, 1949 July.
Box 19 Folder 153
Guest editorial, Denver Post, 1950.
Box 19 Folder 154
"Business and social progress," Michigan Business Review, 1952.
Box 19 Folder 155
"Came the revolution," Popular Economics Booklet, New York University, 1953.
Box 19 Folder 156
American Chemical Society, 1956.
Box 19 Folder 157
Du Pont/Voice of America, 1956.
Box 19 Folder 158
"Management's stake in public understanding of business," The Communicator, Employers Labor Relations Information Committee, 1956.
Box 19 Folder 159
"How top-bracket tax rates deprive the government of revenue," Office Executive, National Office Management Association, 1959.
Box 19 Folder 160
"Industry relations," Lesly's Public Relations Handbook, 1961.
Box 19 Folder 161
"Rich man's tax- poor man's burden," The Freeman, The Foundation for Economic Education , 1963.
Box 19 Folder 162
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Association newsletter, 1967.
Box 19 Folder 163
Lincoln Club of Delaware: a history, 1970.
Box 19 Folder 164
Book idea, 1978.
Box 19 Folder 165
"Industry relations," Lesly's Public Relations Handbook, 1983.
Box 19 Folder 166
"Patrick J. Hurley," Unsung heroes.
Box 19 Folder 167
Scope and Contents

Several photographs are found in individual files throughout the Harold Brayman papers, but a small separate group of photographs have been arranged topically in folders in Box 21. Within the topical folders, the photographs have been arranged in chronological order when this was able to be determined. There are a few photographs from 1938, the year of Brayman's tenure as president of the National Press Club, in the oversize box, but the vast majority of the photographs dates from Brayman's public relations career at Du Pont. The photographs depict Brayman with his colleagues, at meetings and speaking engagements, and in company publicity portraits. The social photographs include presentation photographs from Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) and Delaware Governor Pete du Pont.

Dinners and receptions.
Box 21
Du Pont and public relations colleagues .
Box 21
Box 21
Speaking engagements.
Box 21
Portraits of Harold Brayman, Part 1.
Box 21
Portraits of Harold Brayman, Part 2. by Alex Henderson, 1949 May.
Box 21
Portraits of Harold Brayman, Part 3, by Willard Stewart, 1956 November.
Box 21
Sketches of HB and cartoons.
Box 21
Photographs removed from 1952 GE "Farm Forum" recording, 1952.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

The realia and miscellaneous items in the collection include books written by Brayman or related to his public relations interests; copies of

Affairs, a Washington weekly to which Brayman contributed political news and analysis; and several personal items and mementos as described below.
The President Speaks.
Box 20
Physical Location

Two copies with the manuscript collection; cataloged copies are available in the general stacks and the Delaware Collection in Special Collections.

Suggested answers to some of the more prevalent cliches of socialism, by various authors. Irvington-on­-Hudson, New York: The Foundation for Economic Education, Inc., 1970. , 1970.
Box 20

Brayman submitted item 51, "Tax the rich to help the poor."

A Public relations bibliography and reference and film guides, compiled by Scott M. Cutlip. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1957. .
Box 20

Includes citations to works by Brayman.

Washington's weekly review of national and international events. October 5, 1934 - May 28, 1937. Published by Demarest Lloyd and Donald Downs, Washington, D.C. .
Box 20

Brayman was a contributor.

Tie tack: Du Pont Company with four stars.
Box 20
Tie tack: American eagle emblem with thirteen stars.
Box 20
Lucite Gridiron gavel.
Box 20
Physical Description

"Ashmun Brown, 1927" on mallet head. "Roy A. Roberts, 1929" on handle.

Horseshoe plaque, 1965.
Box 20
Physical Description

"May this nylon horseshoe bring the same good fortune to Harold Brayman that the Du Pont Company has known with nylon, March 31, 1965."

Lucite paperweight, 1965.
Box 20
Physical Description

Enclosing business card of Everett McKinley Dirksen, United States Senate, signed "Thank you. Everett." On verso: "Harold Brayman, Everett McKinley Dirksen Dinner, Sheraton Park Hotel, April 28, 1965."

Lucite paperweight.
Box 20
Physical Description

"Governor's Club of Delaware. Harold Brayman, charter member." Signature illegible.

AV Removal Sheets.
Box 19 Folder 168
Station WJZ, NY, "Interpretation of President Roosevelt budget message", 1937 January 8.
Item SPEC Media
Physical Description

Aluminum disc

Station WGY, Schenectady, NY, G.E. "Farm Forum", 1952.
Item SPEC Media
Physical Description

2 acetate discs

National Office Management Association, Beaumont, TX, "Business & the people", 1955 January 27.
Item SPEC Media
Related Materials

See Subgroup B, Series 2, Speeches, Box 10, F 90

Physical Description

2 reels

HB (Harold Brayman) Dinner, Forum of the Twelve Caesars, NY , 1965 March 29. 6 1/4 inch audio tape.
Item SPEC Media
Physical Description

6 1/4 inch audio tape1 Kodak reel, 1 reel used for cutting discs, 4 presentation copy reels

Books on tape: The President Speaks Off the Record, 1980. 14 audio cassette.
Item SPEC Media
Scope and Contents

Audio recording of Brayman's book.

Physical Description

14 audio cassette2 sets of 7 cassette tapes

Gridiron TV Special, "Politician on the Griddle: 100 Years", 1985.
Item SPEC Media
Physical Description

1 betamax tape

Gridiron Club- 100th, 1985 June 9.
Item SPEC Media
Physical Description

1 VHS Tape

Gridiron Dinner, 1987 March 28.
Item SPEC Media
Physical Description

2 audiocassettes

Unidentified recording, "Oct 17"; "Side 2- Brayman. ".
Item SPEC Media
Physical Description

1 reel

"HB, Old Hickory.".
Item SPEC Media
Physical Description

1 reel

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