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Greensfelder (Robert) collection of film ephemera
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Collection of programs, catalogs and other material assembled by Robert "Bob" Greensfelder, who worked in independent film distribution in the 1950s and 60s.
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.
7 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
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