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Alfred Ricken Papers

Identifier: C MSS -M1903

Scope and Contents

Includes telegram and correspondence from War Department notifying Emma Bischke Ricken of her husband's death and letter from Ricken to Albert Schaeffler. Photo album includes photos of Camp Hale, rock climbing, unidentified soldiers undergoing training, Cooper Hill, Leadville, inside tavern or bar, and rock climbing at Seneca, West Virginia.


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Pubic 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

Born in Germany in 1905. Enlisted in August 1942. Served with the 10th Mountain Division, 86th Regiment, Company I. Member of the 10th Recon Battalion and Mountain Training Group. Stationed at Camp Hale (Colorado), Camp Swift (Texas) and Italy. Killed in action during combat around Mount Della Torraccia on February 25, 1945. Buried at Florence American Cemetery.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lorraine Mnich, 2006.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Papers,1943-1944[manuscript]
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

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

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