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Harry Lee Kuhlmeyer Jr. Papers

Identifier: M2145

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a copy of Kuhlmeyer's memoir: A Day at the Beach (n.d.), and correspondence (1943).


  • 1943, 1998


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

Harry Lee Kuhlmeyer, Jr. was born on April 7, 1923 in Norwood, Ohio to Harry L. Kuhlmeyer (a stadium manager and baseball player) and Marie Ellen Kuhlmeyer. The family moved to California when Kuhlmeyer was very young and he completed studies at Santa Monica High School before enlisting in the Army at Los Angeles on Feburary 11, 1943. At the time of his enlistment, he was single, had completed one year of college and was working as a store clerk. He was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division’s 87th Infantry Regiment, Company A, and began his training at Fort Ord, California. Kuhlmeyer served with the 10th in the invasion of Kiska Island in the Aleutians. He was transferred to Camp Hale, Colorado after the Kiska invasion, then to Camp Swift, Texas, and saw combat with the 10th Mountain Division in Italy. After World War II, Kuhlmeyer returned to California where he obtained his Associates degree from Santa Monica City College, and then a law degree from Southwestern University in Los Angeles. Beginning in 1947, he served for almost 40 years with the Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach Police Departments, eventually earning the rank of Chief of Police of the Manhattan Beach Police Department before retiring in 1985.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Harry Lee Kuhlmeyer, Jr.; 1998.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Harry Lee Kuhlmeyer Jr. Papers
Keli Schmid
June 1, 2021
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Repository Details

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

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