Bryson's papers papers, 1917 to 1953, chiefly date from 1947 to 1953 and document his congressional service. Collection arranged into four series: Public, Personal, Clippings and Photographs. Public Papers consist of materials relating to Bryson's congressional service and are divided into five sub-series, arranged in order of importance: Legislative Files, Speeches, Press Releases, Invitations, and Voting Records. Legislative files, 1929 to 1953, include bills introduced by Bryson, related correspondence, research and reference materials, and speeches delivered on the House floor. Topically arranged, subjects include Agriculture, Budget, Commerce, Communism, Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, Labor, Prohibition, Taxes, and Textiles. Materials found in the Judiciary file relate primarily to Bryson's work on the Judiciary Committee. Also included in this series are eleven items of correspondence relating to Bryson's work in the S.C. General Assembly. Personal papers consist of materials relating to Bryson's personal life and family and are divided into five sub-series: General, Campaigns (1938-1952), Book Transactions (1945-1946, re orders and correspondence relating to Bryson's activities as a trader and seller of rare books), Law Practice (1927-1939, for firm of Bryson, Bowen & Pyle), and National School of Law (Washington, D.C.). Clippings are also divided into five sub-series: General, Alcohol, Elections, Obituaries, and Persons. Photographs are divided into two sub-series: General and European Travel; general subjects include Bryson, family members, and public officials. Travel subjects include official photographs of Bryson's two European trips in 1948 and 1949 in the years following World War II.