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Greensfelder (Robert) collection of film ephemera
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Description
Collection of programs, catalogs and other material assembled by Robert "Bob" Greensfelder, who worked in independent film distribution in the 1950s and 60s.
Background
Robert J. "Bob" Greensfelder (1923-2018) was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to Grace Gleason and Nelson Sutro Greensfelder, a mining engineer. His childhood was interrupted by his father's sudden death from pneumonia, after which his mother moved to Spokane, Washington, where Bob graduated from Lewis and Clark High School. In 1941, he entered Reed College. At the end of his freshman year he enlisted in the Naval Reserve, and was called into active service at the end of his sophomore year. Assigned to the USS Highlands, he guided troop transport landing crafts onto the beaches during the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He was honorably discharged at the rank of lieutenant junior grade in 1946, at the age of 22.
Extent
7 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.