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Edwin M. Barbour Papers

Identifier: M2263

Content Description

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

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

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.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Brandon Bailey; 2021.

Condition Description

Items are in good condition.

Edwin M. Barbour Papers
Keli Schmid
August 17, 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