Skip to main content

Francis Curran Papers

Identifier: TMD118

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a pencil sketch by Puzycki: "Chow Hounds" (1945); General Order 72 (Bronze Star award, May 1946); autographed 100 Lira note (ca.1945); photograph album with views of soldiers at Camp Hale, Colo. and in Italy as well as 43 loose bw and color photographs of Camp Hale, Camp Swift, and Italy.


  • 1943-1946


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

Francis P. Puzycki was born in Jewett City, Conn. in 1924 and enlisted in the Army at Hartford, Conn. in 1943. His parents were John Puzycki and Josephine Abramowski Puzycki. At the time of enlistment he was unmarried and had completed four years of high school. Puzycki joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. and was assigned to Company C of the 86th Infantry Regiment. He also served at Camp Carson, Colo. and Camp Swift, Tex. before being sent to Italy. Later, after his military service Puzycki changed his surname to Curran. Frances Curran died in 2007.


1 box(es)

1 photo boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Francis Curran;1989.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Artwork Collection.

Varying Form of Title

Francis Puzycki papers

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Francis Curran Papers
Keli Schmid
September 16, 2019
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

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