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Bruce P. Brown Papers

Identifier: TMD396

Content Description

The collection contains materials from Bruce P. Brown from his time in the 10th Mountain Division of the United States Army during World War II. Content includes postcards, black-and-white-photographic prints, souvenir maps, correspondence, Army documents and publications, magazine articles, a portable sewing kit, and a handmade cardboard keepsake box. Brown has made annotations on newsletters and maps describing his experiences. The majority of materials in this collection are from Brown’s time overseas in Italy in 1945.


  • 1943-1945


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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

Bruce Paul Brown was born on April 9, 1919 to Wilburn Richard Brown and Lora (Sutton) Brown in Longmont, Colorado. Before World War II, Brown completed high school and his civil occupation was categorized under the occupational title “tinsmiths, coppersmiths, and sheet metal workers.” He married Eunice H. (Foster) Brown during this time. On June 8, 1944, Brown enlisted in the United States Army at Fort Logan, Colorado. He served in the 10th Mountain Division as a Private First Class in the 86th Infantry, Company F (86-F) and was stationed at Camp Swift, Texas and Italy. While overseas, he received a Bronze Star for his actions during combat operations at Torre Iussi on April 14, 1945. He was also wounded in action on April 18, 1945. After the war, Brown moved to Burbank, Los Angeles, California and worked in the aircraft industry. He passed away on April 8, 2007 in Clark, Washington.


1 Boxes (.25 linear feet)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Brian L. Brown, 2023.

Bruce P. Brown Papers
Adrian Johnson
May 31, 2023
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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