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Olaf Rodegard oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH234

Scope and Contents

Discusses his background and skiing. At age 25 he started skiing seriously, entering tournaments, and winning a championship. He was drafted into the Army in June of 1941 and was stationed at Fort Lewis where he was assigned to teach officers how to ski. He taught men to ski at Camp Hale and in Michigan. He was an instructor for his entire time in the army and was discharged in December of 1945.


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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

Born January 9, 1911 in Norway. Immigrated to the United States at the age of 18. Lived in Minnesota, California and Oregon, working in the latter state as a logger. Served in the Army as a ski instructor from June 1941 to December 1945. Principal unit was the 87th Infantry, Company C. Author of a book on skiing and ski troops entitled Amerikabrev.


1 sound cassette(s)

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Typed index available.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Georgianna Contiguglia, 2000.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Olaf Rodegard oral history,1992[sound recording]
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Repository Details

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

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