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Benjamin Joseph Salmon Papers

Identifier: -M1776

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence from Salmon to U.S. District Attorney; copy of typed letter to President Woodrow Wilson; letter to editor; notes; copy of poem; typed transcripts of signs; petition to Congress.


  • 1917


Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Labor archivist Benjamin Joseph Salmon was born in Denver, Colo. He refused to serve in the military during WWI. Arrested, court-martialed and sentenced to death in January 1918. Sentence later reduced to 25 years in prison. Released from prison in 1920.


1 envelope (10 items)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer, DPL clippings file, 2004.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Finding Aid for the Benjamin Joseph Salmon Papers
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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