George Brunton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 96-52

Scope and Contents

The George D. Brunton Papers includes manuscript letters from Brunton written while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II to his family in McGill, Nevada; typescripts of those letters; photographs; and White Pine County school publications. Brunton's letters describe his experiences and observations of boot camp and overseas assignments and contain comments to letters he received from his family.

Publications include copies of the White Pine High School literary publication, White Pine Cones, 1939; the McGill Public School publication M.P.S. Herald, 1939; and the collected poetic works of William Robert Neilson, Jr.

Dates

  • 1942-1996
  • Majority of material found within 1942-1946

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Biographical Note

George D. Brunton was born on December 20, 1924 in McGill, Nevada. Brunton attended White Pine County schools and graduated from school in 1942. In March 1943, Brunton joined into the U.S. Army and served until February 1946. Upon discharge, Brunton attended the University of Nevada. He graduated in 1950 with a B.S. in geological engineering and continued his studeis at Indiana University where he graduated with a Ph.D. in mineralogy in 1957. Brunton joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in 1950 as a graduate assistant in Geology.

Brunton died on December 23, 2009 in Oxford, Mississippi.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

George D. Brunton (1924-2009), born in McGill, Nevada, was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 23, 1943 and discharged on February 6, 1946. The collection includes manuscript letters from Brunton written while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, to his family in McGill, Nevada; typescripts of those letters; photographs; and White Pine County school publications (1942-1996).

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within record type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by George D. Brunton in 1996.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to the Special Collections photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1996-08.

Title
Guide to the George Brunton Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
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