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Bude Budisavljevich Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WH2402

Scope and Contents

The collection of letters recieved by the Budisavljevich family and written by their relatives in Croatia provides insight into the immgrant family experience in Las Animas County, Trinidad and the Globeville neighborhood of Denver. Correspondence spans 1906-1937.

Some letters have been translated in 2015 by a staff member at Denver Public Library.


  • 1906-1937


Language of Materials

Serbian with English translations.

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

Bude Budisavljevich (1884-1956) was born in Bunic, Lika-Senj, Croatia. Bude lived in Las Animas County, Trinidad, Colorado, and in 1913 married Yelena Busich (1892-1965). The couple had two sons, Manuel and Pedro, who were born in Trinidad. Records indicate that the family moved to Globeville around 1918. Bude worked as a butcher throughout his life. Manuel went by the nickname “Manny Boody,” and after attending the University of Denver, became a sports writer for The Rocky Mountain News. Pedro eventually moved to Texas.


1 box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Unkown Donor, 2015

Physical Description

Everything is in fair condition.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

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Repository Details

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

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