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Guide to the Glen Bruner Collection
GTU 89-8-01  
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Description
The bulk of the collection is from the period after Glen Bruner's retirement as a missionary, mid-1960s-1978. The Correspondence series provides extensive information through personal narrative from Protestant missionaries with various denominations all over the world. He served as an interpreter in the American hospital for Atomic Bomb victims after World War II.
Background
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.
Extent
9 boxes

5 ft
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.