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87th Mountain Infantry Photo Collection

Identifier: TMD249

Scope and Contents

Collection contains b/w photographs from an unknown soldier in the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment. Many men are identified, locations include training at Ft. Lewis, Camp Hale, as well as photos of Kiska and Adak Islands.


  • 1943-1944

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

The 87th Moutain Infantry Regiment was the first unit of ski troops to be activated. The 1st Battalion was activated at Fort Lewis, Washington on November 15, 1941. The 2nd Battalion was activated on May 1, 1942 and the 3rd Battalion followed on June 1, 1942. The Regiment participated in the invasion of Kiska Island on August 15, 1943. Following occupation duty at Kiska, the Regiment returned to the 10th Light Division (Alpine) in February 1944. On November 6, 1944 the Division was reorganized to become the 10th Mountain Division. The 87th was one of three Regiments that made up the Division.


1 photo boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Unknown; Unknown.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

87th Mountain Infantry Photo Collection
Keli Schmid
May 7, 2020
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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