Charles K. Brightbill Papers, 1929-66
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Brief Description:

Papers of Charles Kestner Brightbill (1910-66), professor of recreation (1951-66) and department head (1957-66), including correspondence, mimeographed reports, copies of manuscripts, published articles, books, awards, scrapbooks and related material concerning recreation education, use of leisure time, meetings of professional associations, addresses and lectures, publications, municipal recreation studies and programs, armed forces recreation program (1949-51), recreation for the ill and the handicapped, recreation services of the state and federal governments, training recreation leaders, merging of professional organization in the recreation field, research and travel, the Department of Recreation and Municipal Park Administration appointments and biographical information.

Prof. Brightbill served as a recreation officer with Reading, Pennsylvania (1934-35), Decatur (1936-37), National Recreation Association (1938-41), Federal Security Agency (1942-46), Veterans Administration (1947-49) and the President's Committee on Religion and Welfare in the Armed Forces (1949-51) before coming to Illinois.

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 16/5/20
Created by: Brightbill, Charles Kestner (1910-1966)
Volume: 3.8 cubic feet
Acquired: 8/23/1965; 11/10/65; 8/66; 10/66; 12/66; 8/1/68
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Arrangement: Chronological
Subject Index
Decatur, Illinois
Faculty Papers
Federal Security Agency
Municipal Recreation
National Recreation and Park Assoc.
National Recreation Association
Park Administration
Religion and Welfare in the Armed Services, Committee on
Veterans Administration
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]