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UW Scandinavian Students with Mrs. Brittingham and the Life Magazine Article

UW Scandinavian Students with Mrs. Brittingham and the Life Magazine Article | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Seven students from Sweden, Denmark, and Norway and Margaret Brittingham, wife of Thomas Brittingham, Jr. pose for a portrait outdoors. The students are attending the University of Wisconsin for a year and living the life of a university fraternity man. Thomas Brittingham started the Brittingham Scholars Viking Program in 1952 to bring Scandinavian students to the University of Wisconsin. They are looking at the "Life Magazine" article of September 6, 1948, which describes the good life in Madison. Thomas Brittingham Jr. died April 16, 1960.  The Brittingham Scholars program, founded in 1952 continued through 1962.
DESCRIPTION
Seven students from Sweden, Denmark, and Norway and Margaret Brittingham, wife of Thomas Brittingham, Jr. pose for a portrait outdoors. The students are attending the University of Wisconsin for a year and living the life of a university fraternity man. Thomas Brittingham started the Brittingham Scholars Viking Program in 1952 to bring Scandinavian students to the University of Wisconsin. They are looking at the "Life Magazine" article of September 6, 1948, which describes the good life in Madison. Thomas Brittingham Jr. died April 16, 1960. The Brittingham Scholars program, founded in 1952 continued through 1962.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:81720
Creation Date:August 17 1953
Creator Name:Vinje, Arthur M., 1888-1972
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Vinje, Arthur M. : Photographs and Negatives*
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, duplicate
Original Format Number:PH 6442.5086
Original Dimensions:5 x 4 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Published in the Wisconsin State Journal September 19, 1953.
SUBJECTS
Fraternal organizations
College students
University of Wisconsin
Scandinavians

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