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John A. Youmans, Jr. Papers

Identifier: M2201

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of a letter written to his mother while Youmans was in Italy.


  • May 12, 1945


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

John Youmans was born in Hampton County, South Carolina in 1922. Upon joining the Army Youmans was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division and began training at Camp Hale, Colorado where he served in Company A of the 86th Infantry Regiment. He continued his training with the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Swift, Texas before being sent to Italy to fight in World War II. Youmans saw action in Italy at Mt. Grande d’Aiano, where he earned a Silver Star Medal on March 3-7, 1945, and at Nago, where he earned a Bronze Star Medal on April 30, 1945. By the time of his discharge he had attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant.

After the war, Youmans worked as a registered forester with Georgia-Pacific and Coastal Lumber Co. in Augusta, Georgia and operated Youmans Forestry Co. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and was married to Kathryn Schneider Youmans. John A. Youmans, Jr. died on June 6, 2001.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Bill Holland; 2011.

John A. Youmans, Jr. Papers
Keli Schmid
December 4, 2020
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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