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ALBERT N. BROCKMAN PAPERS

 Collection
Identifier: TMD84

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection contains correspondence Brockman sent to various family members during World War II. Limited examples of Brockman's World War II military papers and memorabilia, as well as numerous Camp Hale photographs complete the collection.
SERIES 1 PAPERS 1943-1998 BOX 1 World War II correspondence sent by Brockman to various family members comprises the bulk of the series, which also includes limited post-war correspondence received by Brockman. Military papers include induction and discharge papers, rosters, orders and Brockman's citations and commendations.
SERIES 2 MEMORABILIA 1943-1998 BOX 1 A selection of Brockman's medals, badges, campaign ribbons and uniform insignia form part of the series. A commemorative booklet, an autograph book and various newspaper clippings and articles related to the Italian campaign complete the series.
SERIES 3 PHOTOGRAPHS 1942-1993 PHOTOBOX 1, PHOTOENVELOPE 1 A photograph album and numerous loose photographs, most with Brockman's handwritten captions, document training activities and personnel at Camp Hale, Colorado. Limited reunion photographs depict Italian battlefields. A photograph of Brockman's mother, which he carried throughout the Italian Campaign, and several black and white negatives also form part of the series.

The negatives in this collection have been identified as cellulose nitrate and are stored in the STXV freezer (left-hand freezer, 10th Mountain Division nitrate negatives box). Access to these negatives is restricted and requires the permission of an archivist.

Dates

  • 1942-1998

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

ACCESS:

The collection is open for research. However, the negatives in this collection have been identified as cellulose nitrate and are stored in the STXV freezer (left-hand freezer, 10th Mountain Division nitrate negatives box). Access to these negatives is restricted and requires the permission of an archivist.

PUBLICATION RIGHTS:

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 NOTE

Albert N. Brockman was born in Columbia, South Carolina May 13, 1924. His father, Emory W. Brockman, was born in Virginia. His mother, Virginia, was born in New York. Brockman had two younger sisters, Marsha and Betty. In 1943, Brockman graduated from Hatboro High School, Horsham, Pennsylvania, where he was a four-year member of the football team.

Brockman enlisted in the U.S. Army at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 1, 1943. Almost immediately, Brockman was sent to Camp Hale, Colorado, where he was assigned to the 86th Infantry Regiment, which would later become part of the 10th Mountain Division. Initially, Brockman served with Company A. He later transferred to Company M of the 86th, and then to Company G of the 85th. After completing mountain and winter warfare training at Camp Hale, Brockman served at Camp Swift, Texas and in Italy. During combat operations in Italy, Brockman was twice awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He rose to the rank of company first sergeant, making him the highest ranking enlisted man in his company of approximately 200 men. Brockman was discharged at Fort Logan, Colorado on November 26, 1945.

After the war, Brockman graduated from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. He worked as an engineer with Southern Bell for thirty years. Brockman died October 4, 1998 in Jacksonville, Florida. His wife of more than fifty years, Barbara, died two months earlier on August 2, 1998.

Extent

1 box

1 PhotoBox

1 PhotoEnvelope

PROVENANCE:

Gift, Marsha B. Marcellus (sister), 2007.

SELECTION OF RELATED MATERIAL

The Western History/Genealogy Department has additional collections with material related to Albert N. Brockman including:

10th Mountain Division Records: TMD1

10th Mountain Division Database Records: TMD2

National Association of the 10th Mountain Division Records: TMD40

SEPARATED MATERIAL

The following materials have been placed into the Western History/ Genealogy reference collection:

See Naples and Die by Robert Ellis, C940.548173 E47zeLL

The War North of Rome by Thomas Brooks, C940.54215 B791war

SIZE:

Number of Boxes: 1 (.75 linear feet)

Number of PhotoBoxes: 1

Number of PhotoEnvelopes: 1

LOCATION:

TMD84

PROCESSED BY:

Dennis Hagen

May 2010

PROJECT MANAGER:

Ellen Zazzarino
Title
ALBERT N. BROCKMAN PAPERS
Date
MAY 2010
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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Denver CO 80204 United States