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Donald M. Forker Papers

Identifier: TMD95

Scope and Contents

Collection includes copy of Forker's ski qualification scores (1943), correspondence of his recollections of the Italian Campaign (copies, 1989-2001), photographs of Company B 86th Regiment and training at Camp Hale (1943-1945), sketches of regimental crests, and a watercolor painting by Forker of the Camp Hale barracks and the view from hillside above the camp (1989), color photograph of Donald and Juanita Forker (ca.2000) .


  • 1943-2001


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The 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

Born in Los Angeles, Calif. on July 6, 1923 and enlisted in the Army on January 26, 1943 after completing one year of college. Joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado and was assigned to the 86th Infantry Regiment, Company B. Served at Camp Swift, Texas and in Italy. Received a Bronze Star Medal for his actions near Sassomolare, Italy on March 4, 1945. After the war, received a Bachelor's degree in architecture and worked as a self-employed architect. Forker and his wife Juanita had two children.


.25 box

1 Oversize file folder

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Dr. Kathleen Loewy;2007, 2011. Gift; Hugh Evans; 2011.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Donald M. Forker Papers
Keli Schmid
October 23, 2018
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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