Contents and Arrangement

John Brightman '55, 2008 October 10

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Brightman describes attending St. Louis Country Day School and attending Princeton with 7 classmates; the coeducation debate; working for St. Louis Union Trust; the emergence of the Orange and Black Club and Blue and Gold Club; fundraising for Princeton; having the nickname "father of the Orange and Black Club; Alumni Schools Committee involvement; selling Princeton themed ties for the Princeton Club; interacting with Heisman Trophy winner Dick Kazmaier in the classroom; football games; getting bursitis sophomore year; playing varsity baseball sophomore to senior year; the evolution of the Princeton Club of St. Louis; problems with the Princeton Club; and Princeton in the College World Series in 1952. He mentions classmate Scott McVey, alum Peter McCarthy of the St. Louis Union Trust, alums and Board of Trustee members Bill Maritz and Jim McDonald, alum Pete Leland, former head of the Alumni Council Don Griffin, and Bill Van Cleve.


Transcripts are arranged alphabetically by interviewee's last name.

Collection History


Appraisal has been conducted according to University Archives policies and procedures.

Processing Information

This finding aid was updated by Lynn Durgin in April 2016.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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Credit this material:

John Brightman '55; Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project Records, AC259, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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