Clark O. Hitt Jr. Papers
Scope and Contents
Letters to friends and family; spiral bound book with transcriptions of all original letters with comments by Hitt; copies of photographs.
Language of Materials
Material is in English unless otherwise noted.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The imply Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.
Biographical / Historical
Clark O. Hitt, Jr. was born near Swan, Texas June 5, 1925. He completed four years of high school before enlisting in the U.S. Army at Dallas, Texas on August 24, 1943. He joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado where he was assigned to the 85th Infantry Regiment, Company K. Later, Hitt served at Camp Swift (Texas) and Camp Carson (Colorado). During combat operations in Italy, Hitt was wounded in action on Hill 919 April 15, 1945. He earned the Combat Infantryman Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He attained the rank of staff sergeant and was discharged on March 16, 1946.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift; Clark O. Hitt; 2004.
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.
Linking Entry Complexity Note
Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
- Hitt, Clark O. -- Archives.
- Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th -- Archives.
- United States. Army. Mountain Infantry Regiment, 85th -- Archives.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Clark O. Hitt Jr. Papers
- Keli Schmid
- May 20, 2021
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- Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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