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Charles M. Hampton Papers

Identifier: TMD228

Scope and Contents

The collection contains copies of three memoirs written by Hampton: "I acquire a 35mm camera" (2003), "Capturing German liquor warehouse" (2003), "Mountains and Men I've Known, A Skier's Story" (1992); photographs of Camp Hale, Colo. (1943-1944), photographs and negatives of the Italian Campaign (1945); digital images of 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, Company H, 86th Infantry (n.d), CD-ROM with images from the Camp Hale, Leadville and Cooper Hill reunion activities (2003).


  • 1943-2003


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

Charles Hampton was born in 1923 in Tacoma, Washington. He enlisted in the Army at Tacoma, Washington in 1943 and at the time of his enlistment had completed one year of college and was unmarried. He joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado and was assigned to Company H of the 86th Infantry Regiment, later with the 10th Mountain Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, the 226th Engineering Company and Company D of the 126th Mountain Engineering Battalion. He subsequently transferred to Camp Swift, Texas before being sent overseas to Italy. Hampton was awarded the Bronze Star medal for his actions at Mt. Serrasiccia on February 1945 and was awarded a second Bronze Star medal for action at the Po River in April 1945. He attained the rank of Sergeant. Hampton died in 2005.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Charles M. Hampton; 2003.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Collection incorporates former collection -M2008 and photo collection #2005.038.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Charles M. Hampton Papers
Keli Schmid
April 22, 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