The bulk of the collection reflects Bruner's collecting material in his retirement, ca. 1960's-1978. The Correspondence series
provides extensive information through personal narrative from Protestant missionaries with various denominations all over
Glen Willard Bruner (1897-1987), was born in Red Cloud, Nebraska, August 22, 1897 to Charles Erwin Bruner and Sue Evelyn Brown
Bruner. Moving early to Colorado, Glen attended public schools, then graduated from Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado
State University) with a BS in Civil and Irrigation Engineering in 1917. He served in World War I in the 148th Field Artillery
of Colorado and Wyoming. At the end of the War, while still in the Army, he studied languages at the University of Grenoble,
France. After his return to the United States, he married Edith Williams in June 1920. Edith was born in 1896, Rockvale,
Colorado, the daughter of John Williams and Lucy Ann Bodycomb Williams. She graduated with a BS in Home Economics also from
the Colorado Agricultural College, 1919. The Bruners had no children.
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