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Franklin O. Mjaatvedt Papers

Identifier: TMD123

Scope and Contents

The collection contains an assorment of original and copy photographs of: Camp Hale and the "D-series, " Riva Ridge, Italian Campaign, Post-war occupation of Northern Italy, U.S. Army Signal Corps (1943-1945, 1947); John Paul Jones Memorial, Utah (1999); 10th Mountain Division participation at the Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City, Utah (2001).


  • 1943-2001


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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

Franklin Mjaatvedt was born in Norway in 1916. Although he was not yet a U.S. citizen, he had completed two years of high school and was working as a hotel clerk when he enlisted in the Army in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 4, 1943. Mjaatvedt joined the 10th Mountain Division while it was engaged in mountain and winter warfare training at Camp Hale, Colo. he was assigned to the 86th Infantry Regiment, Company A. Later, he served at Camp Swift, Tex. and engaged in combat operations in Italy. During the Po River battle, Mjaatvedt received the Bronze Star Medal.


.25 Boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Frank Mjaatvedt; 2008.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Franklin O. Mjaatvedt Papers
Keli Schmid
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Repository Details

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

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Denver CO 80204 United States