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John W. Tripp Papers

Identifier: TMD109

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence (copy, June 1984) relating to return to Kiska Island, Alaska; journal (6 pages, August 5-26, 1983) relating to return to Kiska; poster (October 25, 2000) proclamation of friendship from Castel d'Aiano, Italy; poster (no date)contemporary views of Lizzano in Belvedere, Italy and Vidiciatico, Italy; poster (no date) reunion in Italy; notice from 1982 Italy reunion, Gaggio Montano; welcome signs from Italian reunions and 45 maps of Italy (1944).


  • 1944-2000


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The 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

Born in Connecticut in 1919. Completed one year of college prior to enlisting in the Army on October 14, 1942 at Hartford, Connecticut. Joined the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment, which would become part of the 10th Mountain Division, while it was engaged in mountain and winter warfare training at Camp Hale, Colorado. Assigned to Company L. Trained at Fort Ord, California for the invasion of Kiska Island, Alaska and participated in landings on Kiska in August 1943. During combat in Italy, he was wounded in action and was awarded a Bronze Star medal. Following the war, he attended business college and served as president of the Rocky Mountain Container Corporation in Denver, Colorado.


2 oversize folders

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; John W. Tripp; 2007.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Varying Form of Title

John Tripp papers

Linking Entry Complexity Note

Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.

John W. Tripp Papers
Keli Schmid
June 16, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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Denver CO 80204 United States