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John R. Parker Papers

Identifier: TMD192

Scope and Contents

The items in the collection include copies of Parker's memoirs (1947, 1950, 1951), extracts and biographical information from Parker's autobiography (1944-1991); correspondence with other veterans (1958-1994); ephemera (1944); military papers (1944, 1945, n.d.); color slides from Camp Hale, Colo. and Italy (1943-1945); photographs (n.d.).


  • 1944-1994


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

John R. Parker was born in 1912 in Fort Douglas, Utah. He was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduating in 1935. Initially appointed to the infantry, he transferred to the Corps of Engineering. During World War II, Parker commanded the 126th Mountain Engineering Battalion of the 10th Mountain Division serving first at Camp Swift, Texas and later in Italy. He received the Legion of Honor during the Korean War and retired from the Army as a Colonel in 1956. Parker died in 1994.


.25 box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Susanna Creek; 1998, 1999.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

John R. Parker Papers
Keli Schmid
March 26, 2020
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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