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James Gilronan Papers

Identifier: TMD389

Content Description

Collection includes original documents from Gilronan’s time in the United States Army, as well as photocopies of original documents, correspondence, photographs, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, newsletters, event rosters, and event booklets. Items from 10th Mountain Division reunion events feature prominently in the collection. The original order of the contents in three scrapbooks and an envelope has been preserved in file folders 5, 7, 8, and 9. There are eight VHS videotapes and a DVD videodisc that include interviews, documentaries, and reunion event footage. Contents from TMD309 transferred to this collection on 12-19-2022.


  • 1943-2009


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 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 / Historical

James J. Gilronan (85-HQ-3) was born on January 15, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Agnes and Thomas Gilronan. He completed two years of high school and was employed at Baldwin Locomotive Works when he registered for the United States Army draft on January 15, 1943. He was working as an automotive service station attendant when he was drafted on April 27, 1943. In the 10th Mountain Division, Gilronan served as a T/5 (technician, fifth grade) and was an ammunition truck driver for Pioneer Platoon, 3rd Battalion Headquarters, 85th Infantry Regiment. He was stationed at Camp Hale, Colorado; Camp Swift, Texas; the Italian Campaign; and Camp Carson, Colorado. After the war, Gilronan worked as a crane operator for 35 years. He married Sarah M. McGlade in 1950; the couple had 10 children. James J. Gilronan passed away on February 3, 2009.


1 Boxes (1 linear foot)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Jonathan J. McLaughlin, 2022.

James Gilronan Papers
Adrian Johnson
December 15, 2022
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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