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Andrews D. Black Papers

Identifier: TMD13

Scope and Contents

Correspondence to and from 10th Mountain Division members; papers concerning Black's work on the 10th Mountain Division Recon book; notes; and scrapbook.


  • 1993-1997, undated


Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Andrews D. "Andy” Black was born February 19, 1922 in Pelham Manor, New York. He grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado and graduated from Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut in 1939 and Williams College in 1943. During World War II, Black served with the 10th Mountain Division. Initially, he was assigned to Company L of the 86th Infantry Regiment at Camp Hale, Colorado. He was a member of the prestigious 10th Mountain Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop and later coauthored a book, The 10th Recon/MTG with Chuck Hampton. Black also served with the 87th Infantry Regiment, Company L, the 85th Infantry Regiment, Headquarters, and finally with the 86th Infantry Regiment, Company G. He was stationed at Camp Swift, Texas before deploying to Italy. Black engaged in combat operations against the German Army in the Apennine Mountains, and received a Bronze Star for his service. He attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Following the War, Black married Kay Eppich in 1948. He founded Denver Country Day School in 1953. The school later merged with Kent School. He served on the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association board of directors and on the Aspen Country Day School board in Aspen, Colorado. Andrews D. Black died December 29, 2010 in San Francisco.


1 Boxes

1 oversize folio

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Andrews D. Black, 1998.


Repository also has "The 10th Recon/MTG" by Andy Black and Chuck Hampton (C940.541273 B561te 1996b).


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Collection incorporates former scrapbook #43.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Andrews D. Black 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