Donald M. Forker Papers
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) .
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.
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.
- Camp Hale (Colo.) -- Archival resources. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Forker, Donald M. 1923- -- Archives.
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ski troops. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Mountain Infantry Regiment, 86th -- Archival resources.
- Donald M. Forker Papers
- Keli Schmid
- October 23, 2018
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