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10th Mountain Division Field and Technical Manuals Collection

Identifier: TMD90

Scope and Contents

Field and technical manuals used by the 10th Mountain Division for training that includes: weapons, cold weather training, tactical maneuvers, operation of equipment, foreign language guides and soldier handbooks. Titles include: Field Artillery, Field Manual, Pack Artillery (1940); Basic Arctic Manual (1951); Basic Cold Weather Manual (1968); Mountain Operations (1964), Scouting, Patrolling and Sniping (1944); Pack Transportation (1944); and Operations in the Arctic (Draft) (1951).


  • 1926-1979

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

The 10th Mountain Division, a full division of the United States Army, specializing in mountain and winter warfare, trained at Camp Hale, Colorado, during World War II. Experienced in skiing, mountaineering and cold-weather survival as well as military tactics, the soldiers fought enemy forces in the Italian Campaign of 1945. Dubbed the "ski troops" by the press, the 10th Mountain Division remains the only military division recruited by a civilian organization, the National Ski Patrol. Many 10th veterans contributed greatly to the development of the recreational ski industry in the United States and to the growth of related fields such as outdoor equipment development and nature conservation.


5 Boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Various sources.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

10th Mountain Division Field and Technical Manuals Collection,1926-1976
Keli Schmid
May 25, 2018
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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