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Robert N. Dunphy Papers

Identifier: TMD385

Content Description

Collection contains photocopies of photographs, military papers, and correspondence from WWII, and photo album pages with photos and ephemera from 15 Midwest Chapter reunions. All photographs are identified


  • 1943-1945, 1987-2001

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

Robert N. Dunphy was born on November 22, 1916 to Robert B. and Mathilda (Weber) Dunphy in Dubuque, Iowa. Dunphy was a fireman for the City of Dubuque when he was drafted on December 9, 1943. He joined the Army at Camp Dodge Herrold, Iowa and was later assigned to the 10th Mountain Division in the fall of 1944 at Camp Swift, Texas. A member of the 85th Infantry Regiment, Company F, Dunphy rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. At the end of 1944, Dunphy deployed with the Division to Italy, where he saw combat for five months. He was wounded in action on February 21, 1945 but was able to rejoin his unit when he was discharged from the hospital in March. After returning to the United States in August 1945, Dunphy was honorably discharged on November 24. He died on February 7, 1999.


1 Box (.5 linear feet)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Marlys Dunphy; 2021.

Condition Description

Items in reunion books are affixed to photo album pages

Robert N. Dunphy Papers
Keli Schmid
August 2, 2021
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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