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Charles D. Hunt Papers

Identifier: M2128

Scope and Contents

Collection contains personal correspondence, ephemera from Hunt to his parents (1943-1945); daily devotional book (1943); copy of memoir: Memories - Thoughts - Experiences of World War II (n.d.); inventory of items donated (1995, 1998).


  • 1943-1945, 1995-1998


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

Charles Hunt was born on January 14, 1925 in South Carolina and enlisted in the Army at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina, on June 9, 1943 after completing four years of high school. He was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division and after basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, continued his training at Camp Hale, Colorado. Hunt recounts that in 1943 he was en route to Camp Hale from Fort Benning on a troop train and as he passed through a small town in Kansas he wanted to mail a letter to his mother. He taped five cents on the envelope and threw it out the window. An old man picked it up, bought a three cent stamp, taped the two cents change onto the envelope with the same piece of tape and mailed it to his mother. The envelope and two pennies are part of this collection.

Hunt was assigned to Company C of the 86th Battalion. He was transferred with the 10th Mountain Division to Camp Swift, Texas, before seeing action in Italy. He earned a Bronze Star for action in the Apennine Mountains and Po River Valley and achieved the rank of Private First Class. He returned to the United States and was discharged at Camp Carson, Colorado. Hunt worked in an automobile garage and various small businesses. He learned to fly after the war. Hunt was married and divorced from his first wife and later married Jewell Barton. Charles Hunt died on January 14, 2008 at Greenville, South Carolina.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Charles Hunt; 2002.

Related Materials

OH216 Charles D. Hunt oral history


Repository also has: Charles D. Hunt oral history (OH216).


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Charles D. Hunt Papers
Keli Schmid
May 28, 2021
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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

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States