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William S. Nicholson Papers

Identifier: TMD221

Scope and Contents

The collection contains photographs (ca.1942) depicting Company C of the 87th Mountain Infantry training on or near Mount Rainier, Wash. The photographic prints were made from an undeveloped roll of film found by Nicholson in 2004.


  • 1943


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

William Sidwell Nicholson was born in Rhode Island in 1919 and enlisted in the Army in 1941. At the time of enlistment he was unmarried, had completed four years of high school and was working as a typist. Nicholson joined the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Lewis, Washington. He was assigned to the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment before being selected for officer's candidate school. Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, Nicholson returned to serve with the 86th Infantry Regiment. He was wounded in action near Iola, Italy in March 1945.


1 envelope(s)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; William Nicholson; 2004.


Collection incorporates former photo collection #2005.30.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

William S. Nicholson Papers
Keli Schmid
April 20, 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

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Denver CO 80204 United States