Photographs, correspondence, and other materials relating to the life and family of Bruce Bradbury (1923-1992). The documents
include family correspondence, photographs, and 8-mm home movies. Other photographs, correspondence, and materials document
Bradbury's service in the United States Merchant Marine, his creative writing (including a typescript of his novel
Who Are You, Billy Bingleman?), and his interest in motorcycles and tattoos.
Bruce Edgar Bradbury was born in Indiana (possibly Albion) on May 15, 1923, to Edgar J. and Lucille Enger Chappelle Bradbury.
A member of the National Honor Society, he graduated from high school in 1940 and went on to attend Northwestern University.
He later graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and served as a deck officer on the Mesh Knot. In the mid 1950s, he relocated to Los Angeles, where he pursued his interests in creative writing, motorcycles (he appears
to have been a member of the Saddleback Motorcycle Club of Orange County), and tattoos. He died in Los Angeles on April 13,
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