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Paul Stettner Papers

Identifier: TMD216

Scope and Contents

The collection contains 134 black and white photographic prints depicting training and scenery around Camp Hale, Colo.; Camp Swift, Tex.; Italy (1943-1945); and a copy of the biographical article: : "The Brothers Stettner" from the Chicago Mountaineering Club newsletter (May 1999).


  • 1943-1945


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

Paul Stettner was born in Munich, Germany in 1906 and developed an interest in mountain climbing while in his teens. Stettner emigrated to the United States in 1926, settling in Chicago, Illinois where he worked as a skilled craftsman. In 1927, Paul Stettner and his brother, Joseph (b.1901) became the first men to climb the east face of Long's Peak, one of the most difficult climbs in North America. From 1927-1942, both brothers continued to set climbing records. The book: "The Stettner way : the life and climbs of Joe and Paul Stettner" (2003) by John D. Gorby chronicles this part of the brother's lives. During WWII, Joseph and Paul Stettner joined the 10th Mountain Division. Paul Stettner served with Company F of the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment where he attained the rank of staff sergeant and received the Silver Star medal for gallantry. Paul Stettner died in Colorado in 1994 and Joseph Stettner in Wyoming in 1997.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Paul Stettner, Jr.; 2004. Gift; Earl Clark; Unknown.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Collection incorporates former collection: 2005.025.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Paul Stettner Papers
Keli Schmid
April 10, 2020
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Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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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