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Horton K. Durfee Papers

Identifier: TMD293

Scope and Contents

Collection contains military papers (1943-1945), Camp Wolter, Tex. related ephemera (1943), clippings (1945-1946), correspondence (1944-1945), manuscript: World War II Memoirs of Horton K. Durfee, 1943-1946 by Durfee.


  • 1943-1946


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

Horton K. Durfee was born December 30, 1925 in Geneva, New York in 1925, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Durfee. Walter Durfee was Provost of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva. Upon graduating from Darrow High School, Durfee was selected for the Army Specialized Training Program and began course work at Syracuse University, Auburn Branch. When the program was terminated in January 1944, Durfee enlisted at Fort Dix New Jersey. He received basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas. Assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, Durfee served with L Company, 86th Infantry Regiment. He was stationed at Camp Swift, Texas and engaged in combat operations against the German Army in Italy. He received a Bronze Star Medal for his actions on February 23, 1945, and he was wounded in action on March 3. Durfee was discharged from the Army at Holloran General Hospital. He graduated from Hobart College, where he majored in chemistry and biology. Later, he earned a Master’s degree in botany from Cornell University. This led to a career in secondary education.


1 box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Horton Durfee; 2010.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Horton K. Durfee Papers
Keli Schmid
June 30, 2020
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Repository Details

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

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