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Robert P. Thompson Papers

Identifier: TMD207

Scope and Contents

The collection contains copies of family correspondence (1943-1945); copy of Thompson's memoirs concerning the Riva Ridge attack (ca.1999).


  • 1943-1999


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

Robert P. Thompson was born in Pennsylvania in 1923 and enlisted in the Army at Fort Meade, Pennsylvania in 1943. At the time of enlistment he was unmarried, and attending Penn State University. Thompson joined the 10th Mountain Division where he was assigned to Company B of the 86th Infantry Regiment. He served at Camp Hale, Colorado, and Camp Swift, Texas before being sent to Italy. Thompson was awarded the Silver Star Medal for heroism near Pizzo di Campiano in February 1945.


.25 Boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Unknown; Unknown.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Robert P. Thompson Papers
Keli Schmid
April 9, 2020
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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