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James N. Richardson Papers

Identifier: TMD272

Scope and Contents

Collection contains photographs of the Paradise Inn at Mt. Ranier, Columbia Ice Fields: training, mens and views; Italy; Mountain and Winter Warfare School, Sun Valley, Aspen and other Ski Races (1942-1945), some clippings and other papers. Most of the photos are well identified. Included is a second collection of post war photographs of skiing and Stowe, Vt. (1947-1948, 1950, 1960).


  • 1942-1960


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

James Norman Richardson was born in Vermont in 1920. He was a star high school ski racer, and was in a select group sent to Sun Valley to train for the 1940 Olympics, which were not held due to World War II. He enlisted in the Army in Rutland, Vermont, on May 19, 1942, and joined the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Lewis, Washington. He served in Companies I and E of the 87th Infantry Regiment, the Mountain Training Group, the 110th Mountain Signal Company, and also the Columbia Ice Fields at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. Stations where he served were Camp Hale, Colorado; Fort Ord, California; Kiska, Alaska; and Camp Swift, Texas. He was sent to Italy where he engaged in combat operations against the German forces occupying that country. He attained the rank of Corporal. After Army discharge, Richardson worked for eight years at the Cold Weather Training Command at Fort Carson and Camp Hale. He set race courses for Colorado College events on Pikes Peak and the Broadmoor Hotel man-made ski slopes. He headed a ski school at Climax, Colorado. As well as continuing his ski activities, he was a very excellent photographer of skiing, mountains and the 10th Mountain history. He passed away in 2005.


2 photo boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Trudy Richardson; 2002.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

James N. Richardson Papers
Keli Schmid
June 3, 2020
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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