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Walter M. Balch Papers

Identifier: TMD198

Scope and Contents

The collection contains photographs, telegrams, clippings, pamphlets from Kiska Island and Italy.


  • 1943-1945


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

Walter M. Balch was born in New York in 1923 and enlisted in the Army at Albany, New York in December 1942. At the time of enlistment he was unmarried, had four years of high school and working as a motion picture laboratory technician. Balch joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado but later served at Camp Ord, California; Kiska Island, Alaska; Camp Carson, Colorado and Camp Swift, Texas before being sent to Italy. He was assigned to Companies A and F of the 86th Infantry Regiment, before joining Company B of the 87th Infantry Regiment. Balch was wounded in action at Bacucco in March 1945. He attained the rank of Private First Class. Balch died in 1982.


1 oversize box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; K. W. Balch; 2002.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Walter M. Balch Papers
Keli Schmid
March 27, 2020
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Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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Repository Details

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

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States