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John Duffy Papers

Identifier: TMD47

Scope and Contents

Collection contains materials related to Duffy's work as at the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division including information about: chapter meetings, executive committee meetings, board of directors meetings, correspondence, financial materials, membership information, reunion information, research projects and website information. Reference and research materials on WWII and the 10th Mountain Division, copies of intelligence reports during the Italian Campaign, large format copies of articles from period magazines, chronology, notes, research materials, clippings and articles.


  • 1943-2008


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

John Duffy was born in Watertown, Mass. on January 28, 1925, but spent his early life in the Bronx, N.Y. He enlisted in the Army on August 27, 1943 at New York City, N.Y and received his basic training at Fort McClellan, Ala. At the time of enlistment he was unmarried and had completed three years of high school. In 1944, Duffy served in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations with Allied Force Headquarters in Africa and Southern Italy. In March 1945, he joined the 10th Mountain Division, assigned to the 85th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion Headquarters Company communications platoon as a field telephone repairman. After the war, Duffy graduated Manhattan College, New York City, N.Y. as an electrical engineer, later earning his Masters in business administration at St. Johns University (1963). Retired in 1995 after 45 years as an engineering department manager for Unisys Corporation. Extremely active with the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division since joining the Alumni Association in the late 1940s, serving as chapter and national president.


17 Boxes

1 oversize folder

1 oversize box

1 photo box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;John Duffy;2006-2010.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

John Duffy Papers
Keli Schmid
March 2018
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Repository Details

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

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