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Harold A. Seiler Papers

Identifier: WH2215

Scope and Contents

Collection contains 64 original letters written by Seiler to his mother, Lydia Seiler (August 12, 1918-May 24, 1919); notice of induction (August 4, 1918); honorable discharge (July 12, 1919); invitation to Welcome Home Reception and Dance (June 24, 1919); photographs (1919, ca.1921); ephemera; transcription of letters: Harold's Doughboy Letters edited by Paul McReil.


  • 1918-1987
  • Majority of material found in 1918-1921


Conditions Governing Access

Transcript of correspondence should be used for research. 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

Harold A. Seiler was born in Kalamazoo, Mich. in 1897 and enlisted in the in the Army on August 4, 1918 at Littleton, Colo. Seiler served with the 405th Telegraph Battalion in Europe from August 1918 to May 1919.


1 Boxes (.5 linear feet)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Harold C. Seiler, 2011.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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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