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H. Harper Kerr Papers

Identifier: TMD194

Scope and Contents

The collection contains Kerr's wartime scrapbook containing clippings, photographs and correspondence that had been compiled by his mother (1942-1945).


  • circa 1942-1945


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

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 permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The imply 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

Harold Harper Kerr was born in Akron, Iowa in 1916. A medical doctor, he was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant in the Army in May 1942. Kerr was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, 605th Field Artillery Battalion, Medical Detachment in March 1944. He also served at Camp Swift, Texas before being sent to Italy. By the end of the war, Kerr had attained the rank of Captain. He died in Shalimar, Florida in 1999.


1 oversize box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Paul Gunderman; 2000.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Collection incorporates former TMD scrapbook #55.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

H. Harper Kerr Papers
Keli Schmid
March 26, 2020
Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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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