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Donald J. Hubbard Papers

Identifier: M2127

Scope and Contents

Collection contains undated copies of two memoirs by Hubbard: The Military Experience of a Cavalryman (17 pages); The Last Mounted Cavalry Pistol Charge (13 pages).


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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

Donald Hubbard was born in Jefferson County, New York on September 27, 1925 to Maybelle Constance and Carl Hubbard. He had completed four years of high school and was working as a farm hand prior to enlisting in the Army at Fort Dix, New Jersey on April 5, 1944. Hubbard joined the 10th Mountain Division for training at Camp Swift, Texas, where he was assigned to the 86th Infantry Regimental Headquarters Company. He later transferred to the 10th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop and served in the horse cavalry. He served in the Italian campaign during World War II and attained the rank of Private First Class. Hubbard returned to the United States after the war where he worked for General Electric and then H.P. Hood Co. in Utica, New York. He married Helen Schwarckopf in 1951 in Watertown, New York and they had two daughters and three sons, fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was president of the New York State Chapter of the 10th Mountain Division Association and maintained a close relationship with the 10th Mountain Light Infantry Division at Fort Drum. He was active with American Legion Post 26, Clark Mills, and felt a strong patriotic bond with all U.S. military. Donald Hubbard died on June 18, 2008 at Westmoreland, New York.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Donald Hubbard; 1994.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Donald J. Hubbard Papers
Keli Schmid
May 28, 2021
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Repository Details

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

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