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Edward J. Shields Papers

Identifier: M1928

Scope and Contents

Includes pins, patches, soldiers individual pay records, Italian currency, 78th Division guide for new soldiers, Blizzard: get well card, newspaper clippings, discharge papers, property receipt for captured trophy weapons, note to "Mom" hand written on envelope, and three photographs.


  • 1940-1949


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

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 permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The imply 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

Edward J. Shields served with the 10th Mountain Division, first with the 85th Regiment, Company B and later in the Division Headquarters Company. He was stationed at Camp Hale, Colorado; Camp Swift, Texas; and Camp Carson, Colorado. He engaged in combat against German army forces occupying Italy from January – May 1945. He received a Bronze Star medal for the Apennines and Po River battles.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; J.F. Shields; 2006.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Edward J. Shields Papers
Keli Schmid
May 21, 2021
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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