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Bryant, William Junior, 1904-1998



  • Existence: 1904 - 1998

William Junior Bryant was born on May 4, 1904 in Springfield, Vermont. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1925, "June" Bryant entered the family business, a machine tool company, and continued there in one capacity or another until 1960. In 1950, Bryant established the William L Bryant Foundation, a philanthropic organization to benefit his archeological pursuits in Florida, Spain and the Caribbean. In 1952, he began the Bryant Spanish Collection at the Dartmouth Library and joined the executive committee of the Friends of Dartmouth Library until 1975. He also donated money to establish the Bryant Room in Rauner Special Collections Library in Webster Hall. As part of his archeological pursuits he established "Casa Bryant" in 1953, the Spanish American Archeological Center for the Balearic Islands in 1956 and Bryant Foundation internships in archeology at Dartmouth College in 1981. Bryant was on the board of several organizations including Eaglebrook School, Deerfield, Massachusetts (1955-1960) and the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation (1964-1982). He also published several books including "Flames of Life" (1961), "The Magic of Spain" (1967), and "Old Indians and Cape Canaveral" (1965). Bryant died on June 13, 1998.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William Junior Bryant papers

Identifier: ML-88
Overview William Junior Bryant (1904-1998), businessman. Dartmouth College Class of 1925. The collection contains articles, clippings, correspondence, diaries, photographs, books and book manuscripts, pamphlets, brochures, reports, academic papers and proposals. The material chronicles his personal and professional life.