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Robert W. Parker Papers

Identifier: TMD46

Scope and Contents

Includes general newspapers clippings, Another Kingdom (book of poetry by Parker), interview transcript CBS news with Parker and Pete Seibert, An Unlikely Encounter (memoir by Parker) and 80th birthday materials. Items relating to the project to duplicate the February 1945 climb of Riva Ridge in 1995, the 50th anniversary of the climb; including correspondence, climbing team roster, articles, maps, itineraries, project descriptions, planning documents and newspaper clippings.


  • 1943-2004


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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 July 9, 1922 in Evanston, Illinois. Began skiing age 12. Joined 10th Mountain Division in 1942. Served with the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment. Participated in Kisaka invasion and combat in Italy. Received two Bronze Stars. After war, worked with Pete Seibert to establish Vail (Colorado) ski resort. Served as Vail general manager, publicity director and senior vice president. First national editor Skiing magazine. At age 63, studied archeology at the University of New Mexico. At the age 68, became a practicing field archeologist.


2 Boxes

1 oversize box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Robert W. Parker;2006.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Robert W. Parker Papers
Keli Schmid
March 2018
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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