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David L. Sills Papers

Identifier: M1939

Scope and Contents

Collection contains memoir (copy) Climbing the Kiska Volcano by David L. Sills.


  • 2007


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

David L. Sills (1920-) was born in New York. He had completed four years of college before enlisting in the Army on September 16, 1942 at Hartford, Connecticut. Sills joined the newly formed 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment (later to become part of the 10th Mountain Division) at Fort Lewis, Washington. He served with Company F and with the Headquarters Company of the 3rd Battalion. Sills participated in the invasion of Kiska, and his memoir deals with his experiences on the island. Sills retired as a sociologist and has climbed numerous famous mountain peaks.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; David L. Sills; 2007.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

David L. Sills Papers
Keli Schmid
May 21, 2021
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Repository Details

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

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