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John M. Smith Papers

Identifier: TMD266

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a photo album with postcards of Italy (ca.1945); discharge papers and a copy of Bill Mauldin's book: The Damn Tree with signatures of men from Company C of the 85th Infantry Regiment.


  • circa 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

John M. Smith was born on February 9, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and enlisted in the Army on April 13, 1943 in Philadelphia. At the time of enlistment he was unmarried, had completed four years of high school and working in a machine shop. Smith joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado and was assigned to Company C of the 85th Infantry Regiment. He later served at Camp Swift, Texas before being sent to Italy. Smith attained the rank of Private First Class.


1 photo box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; John M. Smith; 1998.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

John M. Smith Papers
Keli Schmid
May 8, 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