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John P. Skillern Papers

Identifier: TMD237

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a single photo album and loose black and white photographs of soldiers skiing, snow, ice and rock climbing at Mt. Ranier, Wash. and Camp Hale, Colo., Seneca rocks training (1942-1943). Some individuals are identified. Color photograph of Skillern, Paul Laferty, Olaf Rodegard, Garry Gast at a 10th Mountain reunion (n.d.).


  • circa 1942-1944, 1980


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

John P. Skillern was born in Boise, Idaho in 1920 and enlisted in the Army at Portland, Oregon on August 3, 1942. At the time of enlistment he was married, had completed four years of college, and working as a transportation agent. Skillern joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado and was assigned to the 10th Mountain Cavalry. He was later with the Mountain Training Group, Service Company, and finally with Company A of the 86th Infantry Regiment. Skillern transferred to Camp Swift, Texas before being sent to Italy where he engaged in combat operations against the Germans. He attained the rank of Sergeant. Skillern died in Lane County, Oregon on January 6, 2011.


1 photo box

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.

John P. Skillern Papers
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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