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Robert D. Newton Papers

Identifier: TMD149

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence (1944-1947); ephemera, journals, notebooks (1942-1945); military papers (1940-1947); and Newton's scrapbook with additional items: personal ephemera, photographs, patches, pamphlets (ca.1940-1945).


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Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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

Robert D. Newton was born in Oregon in 1917 and enlisted in the Army in November 1940. At the time of his enlistment he was single, had a grammar school education and was working as a lumberman or raftsman. Newton joined the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Lewis, Wash., and also served at Camp Hale, Colo.; Fort Ord, Calif.; Kiska, Alaska; Camp Carson, Colo.; Camp Swift, Tex.; and Italy. He was assigned to Company H and then Company E of the 87th Regiment Medical Detachment, later with Headquarters of the 2nd Battalion. He was awarded the Bronze Star medal for his actions near Tole in April 1945 where he was later wounded in action. Newton achieved the rank of Technician Grade 4. He died in Calif. in 2001.


1 oversize boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Robert D. Newton; 1991.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Robert D. Newton Papers
Keli Schmid
December 27, 2019
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Repository Details

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

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Denver CO 80204 United States