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Don Brown Collection: Oral Histories and Finding Aid

Bob Hoyt as a young man
Bob Hoyt as a young man

Introduction
1920-1940
1940-1947
1947-1971
1971-1978
1978-2001
Oral Histories
Finding Aid

The Don Brown Collection consists of 6 boxes of photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper articles, and miscellaneous ephemera portraying his career, hobbies, and travel. This Finding Aid provides an inventory of his collection. You may access this collection by contacting the archivist at 221-6688 to arrange an appointment.

The two oral histories of Bob Hoyt and Don Brown also provide detailed information of their youthful exploits, friends, and deep friendship through the years. When they were in High School, they hung out with the same people and took the same classes. They built race cars and motorcycles together, and attended races in Denver, Fort Collins, and other Colorado towns. After serving in World War II, Bob continued his hobby by starting his own motorcycle shop, Acme Machine Company, on N. College Avenue. Hoyt's motorcycles won races throughout the country, including Sturgis, South Dakota. Bob died in 2006 and his son now carries on the tradition. Please access the Photo Search to see more photographs from Don's collection.

Donald's Pepsi-Cola sign, 250 E. Mountain    Donald and his sign on Pancho's Cafe truck
Don's Pepsi-Cola sign, 250 E. Mountain   Don and his sign on Pancho's Cafe truck

Donald and friend, Chet Spight
  Don and friend, Chet Spight

 
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