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Maurice C. Greenbaum Letters, 1940
Overview of the Collection
- Greenbaum, Maurice Coleman, 1918-2009
- Maurice C. Greenbaum Letters
- 1 folder
- Collection Number
- Collection 2595, MtBC, us (collection)
- The Maurice C. Greenbaum Letters were written by him to his fiancée, Beatrice Weiner, when he worked as a temporary ranger at Yellowstone National Park during the summer of 1940. The letters discuss his duties, his work mates and working conditions, tourists he interacted with and scenery he experienced. Greenbaum also discusses his future plans, concerns for Beatrice’s health, and other personal matters.
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Maurice Coleman Greenbaum was born in Detroit on April 3, 1918 to Henry and Eva Greenbaum. He attended Wayne State University, the University of Michigan Law School, and the Tax Institute of New York University. While at law school, Greenbaum worked as a temporary ranger at Yellowstone National Park during the summer months. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and afterwards became a partner is several private law firms. Greenbaum was a magistrate for the Village of Kings Point, NY for 34 years prior to his death on October 23, 2009.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Maurice C. Greenbaum letters were written by him to his fiancée, Beatrice Weiner, during the summer of 1940 when he worked as a temporary ranger at Yellowstone National Park. Greenbaum was stationed at the Gardiner and Silver Gate entrances to the Park and primarily sold entrance permits, although he does mention some other duties. The letters describe his work mates and working conditions, with some anecdotes about the tourists he interacted with and scenery he experienced. Most letters were typewritten while Greenbaum worked at the entrance kiosks and discuss his future plans, concerns for Beatrice’s health, and other personal matters.