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Bill W. Seaman Papers

Identifier: TMD106

Scope and Contents

Collection includes loose photos, 126th Engineers reunion (September 1994), a photograph album, 126th Engineers reunions (1994, 1996) and a letter from Seaman to his parents (May 16, 1945), three photo albums (1992-1994).


  • 1945-1994


Language of Materials

Materials are 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

Born on March 13, 1917 in Houghtom, Mich. Wyllys R. "Bill" Seaman received his 2nd Lieutenant's commission through the ROTC training program at Michigan College, now Michigan Technical University, and graduated in 1939. Served on active duty until June 1941, when he took a job as a metallurgist in Wallace, Idaho. Returned to active duty during WWII and served with the 10th Mountain Division, assigned to the Headquarters Company of the 126th Mountain Engineer Battalion. Wounded in action in Italy on March 1, 1945. Following the war, pursued a career in radio broadcasting, advertising and TV film production. Died August 27, 2009 in Ann Arbor, Mich.


1 box(es)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Bill W. Seaman; 2007. Gift; Debbi Farnum; 2011.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.

Bill W. Seaman Papers
Keli Schmid
June 16, 2019
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Repository Details

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

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States