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John B. Clayton Papers

Identifier: TMD114

Scope and Contents

Includes pen & ink cartoon drawings as printed in Officers Candidate School graduation program March 28, 1944, two V-Mail letters sent by Clayton to his mother, 201 file, military papers, ephemera, and correspondence.


  • 1943-1950


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

Clayton grew up in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and died in 2004. Served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the World War II 10th Mountain Division. Joined the Division at Camp Hale, Colorado where he was assigned to the 85th Infantry Regiment. Served with the regimental headquarters company and with Company G. Also stationed at Camp Swift, Texas. In Italy, wounded in action near Hill 909 on April 14, 1945.


1 box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; John B. Clayton; 2003.


Repository also has the John B. Clayton oral history (OH207).


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

John B. Clayton Papers
Keli Schmid
July 1, 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