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Nathan Morrell Papers

Identifier: TMD331

Scope and Contents

Collection contains copies of correspondence (1940s, 1995, 1997-1999), photographs (1942-1943, n.d.) of training at Camp Hale, Colo., Fort Drum ceremony, mules, and training in the Columbia Ice Fields, Canada.


  • 1942-1999


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

Nathan E. Morrell was born January 14, 1924 in Manchester, New Hampshire, the son of Nathan B. and Wiona Foote Morrell. During high school, Nate was a member of Hannes Schneider’s original ski class at Cranmore Mountain, North Conway, New Hampshire. Following graduation, Nate enlisted in the United States Army on January 13, 1943. As a ski instructor, he volunteered for the ski troops and was transferred to Camp Hale, Colorado. Initially assigned to the 86th Infantry Regiment, he later served with the Mountain Training Group and the 10th Mountain Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop. Both of these units were responsible for early training for the Division. Morrell later served at Camp Swift and during the Division’s Italian Campaign. During combat, Morrell became a medic. He was wounded in action and received a Bronze Star Medal for his actions April 14, 1945 near Castel d’Aiano. He received a battlefield commission as a 2nd lieutenant. Morrell later served as a medic in the Korean War.

Following his discharge, Nate worked as a carpenter and cabinet maker in New Hampshire. He moved to New York in 1967, where he owned a variety of businesses. He was President of the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division and was heavily involved in the 10th Mountain Military Monument at Fort Drum, New York. Most recently, Morrell worked with the Project Fallen Warrior Monument, which should be unveiled in 2014. Morrell passed away March 6, 2013 at the Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, New York, where he had been a patient for a short time.


.25 Boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Nathan Morrell; 1994.


Repository also has: Nathan Morrell oral histories (OH229, OH378).


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Nathan Morrell Papers
Keli Schmid
September 11, 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

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