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Melville W. Borders Papers

Identifier: TMD160

Scope and Contents

The collection contains family correspondence (1944-1945); a copy of the article: "War & Remembrance-Mountain Man" (1993); a copy of Border's memoir: "King of the Mountain" (ca.1981); scrapbook assembled by Border's mother (1944-1945).


  • 1944-1993


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 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

Melville Borders was born in Missouri in 1925 and enlisted in the Army at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1944. He had completed one year of college and was unmarried at the time of his enlistment. Borders joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Swift, Texas and was assigned to Company A of the 87th Infantry Regiment. He went to Italy as a Private First Class, where he was wounded in action at Le Coste in April, 1945. Borders died in 1997.


.25 Boxes

1 oversize boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mel Borders; Gift; 1992.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Melville W. Borders Papers
Keli Schmid
March 17, 2030
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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