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Harris I. Haffner Papers

Identifier: TMD213

Scope and Contents

The collection contains black and white photographs and negatives from Camp Swift, Tex. Individuals identified include: Harris Haffner, Arthur May, Milton Lagerquest and Arthur Emmer (1944); copy of Haffner's 2014 memoir: A Brief Narrative of the Military Experiences of Harris I. Haffner while serving in B Battery of the 604th Field Artillery Battalion of the 10th Mountain Division in World War II (1943-1946), 3 CD-Roms with scans of pages from John Litchfield 2007 Commemorative Book.


  • 1943-2016


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

Harris I. Haffner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1925 and enlisted in the Army at New Cumberland, Pennsylvania in 1943. At the time of enlistment he was unmarried and had completed four years of high school. Haffner joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado and was assigned to Battery B of the 604th Field Artillery Battalion. He was also stationed at Camp Swift, Texas before being deployed to Italy where he engaged in combat against German forces. Haffner attained the rank of Technician Grade 5.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

TMD213; Harris I. Haffner; Unknown.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Collection includes former: photo accession 2005.020.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Harris I. Haffner Papers
Keli Schmid
April 10, 2020
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Repository Details

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

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