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John Benson Papers

Identifier: TMD16

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence, prayer book, ephemera (1943-1945).


  • 1943-1945


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 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

John Benson was born on May 14, 1920 in Albany, N.Y. He was a graduate of Bowdoin College (1943). Joined the Army of January 2, 1943 at Hartford, Conn. Later with the 10th Mountain Division where he served with Company C of the 86th Infantry Regiment. He was Stationed at Camp Carson, Colo.; Camp Hale, Colo.; and at Camp Swift, Tex. Benson received a Bronze Star Medal for his actions on March 5, 1945 at Sassomolare. After the war, worked in manufacturing. Retired as a CEO in 1985.


1 box(es)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; John Benson; 2005.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

John Benson Papers
Keli Schmid
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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