Edwin M. Barbour Papers
Collection consists of photographs of, or taken by, Barbour as well as a copy of the May 22, 1945 issue of the Blizzard newspaper, and a photograph (copy) of his headstone.
- 1944-1945, 2021
Language of Materials
Material is in English unless otherwise noted.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
Edwin Morris Barbour was born on January 16, 1921 to Willis Calvin (I) and Elizabeth Perlina 'Lina' (Surles) Barbour in Johnston, North Carolina. After completing four years of high school, Barbour was working as a farm hand when he was drafted to the Army on December 7, 1942. He joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado and was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division Medical Battalion, Company B, where he attained the rank of Technician 4th Grade. In December 1944, Barbour deployed with the Division to Italy. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for his actions on April 28, 1945. Barbour was killed in a car accident on February 8, 1953.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift; Brandon Bailey; 2021.
Items are in good condition.
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ski troops -- Photographs. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Soldiers -- United States -- Photographs. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States -- Army -- Mountain Division, 10th -- Archival resources.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Edwin M. Barbour Papers
- Keli Schmid
- August 17, 2021
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