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Herbert J. Rasor Papers

Identifier: TMD43

Scope and Contents

The collection includes an equipment test diary in leather case; clippings from the Fort Carson Mountaineer; seven film reels: Rope Bride and Mules: training at Fort Carson with the Mountain and Cold Weather Command (1942), Colorful Colorado (1947-1951), FIS Championships at Aspen (1950), Mountain and Cold Weather Training Command Activity (1942), Ski Scapes (1946), GI Travelogue (1943-1946) and an untitled film (ca.1943); scrapbook; negatives and photographs (1944-1951); artwork; clippings; correspondence.


  • 1942-1951


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

Herbert J. Rasor was born in Lethbridge, Alta., Canada in 1911 and immigrated to Portland, Or. in 1926. During WWII, Rasor joined the 10th Mountain Division and was assigned to the 87th Infantry Regiment, Company C, later with the Mountain Training Group and the 85th Infantry Regiment, Company A. A ski Instructor at Camp Hale, Colo., Rasor was also served at Fort Lewis, Wash.; Fort Ord, Calif.; Camp Swift, Tex. and in Italy. He attained the rank of Master Sergeant. Rasor died in Ariz. in 2005.


.25 box

2 oversize boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Ann Rasor;2002, 2006, 2016.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Collection incorporates former scrapbook #43.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Herbert J. Rasor Papers
Keli Schmid
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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