10th Mountain Division Database Records
Scope and Contents
10th Mountain Division Database Records include basic records for over 32,000 individuals who served with the Division during World War II. A special committee began work on the database project in 1996. The committee acquired copies of all relevant primary documents archived in the Resource Center at the Denver Public Library and at the National Archives in Maryland -- plus hundreds of documents provided by veterans. In mid-1998 the effort was taken over by an ad hoc subcommittee of the Resource Center Committee, appointed by Chairman Hugh Evans. While the project was considered complete by the end of 2001 and the database and source documents officially became property of the Resource Center in March 2002, changes and additions, such as death dates, continue to be made as needed by the 10th Mountain Division Archivist at Denver Public Library.
Series are divided by units within the 10th Mountain Division, with additional series for award documentation. Folder numbers within each box refer to the microfilm reels on which documents are stored at the National Archives, not to a chronological sequence of folders in each box. Names within all reports are indexed in the 10th Mountain Division Database (not available to the public, but accessible by staff).
- 1940 - 1945
- United States.Army.Mountain Division, 10th. (Organization)
- 10th Mountain Division Foundation. (Organization)
Language of Materials
Material is in English unless otherwise noted.
Conditions Governing Access
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
The 10th Mountain Division, a full division of the United States Army specializing in mountain and winter warfare, trained at Camp Hale, Colorado, during World War II. Experienced in skiing, mountaineering and cold-weather survival as well as military tactics, the soldiers fought enemy forces in the Italian Campaign of 1945. Dubbed the "ski troops" by the press, the 10th Mountain Division remains the only military division recruited by a civilian organization, the National Ski Patrol. Many 10th veterans contributed greatly to the development of the recreational ski industry in the United States and to the growth of related fields such as outdoor equipment development and nature conservation.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of numerous donors.
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.
Linking Entry Complexity Note
Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
- Databases Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ski troops. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th -- Archives.
- United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th -- Records and correspondence.
- 10th Mountain Division Database Records
- Keli Schmid
- April 24, 2020
- Description rules
- Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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- Code for undetermined script