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Ernest Leroy Tapley Jr. oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH353

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Tapley's experiences: work as a ski and rock-climbing instructor; ski and camping trips to Aspen, Colo.; being sent to the Aleutian Islands, training he conducted; equipment and training; teaching survival skills; becoming a director of Outward Bound, training and expected outcomes.


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Ernest L. Tapley Jr. was born in Mass. in 1924 and enlisted in the Army at Boston, Mass in 1943. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried, had completed two years of high school and was employed as a lumberman. Tapley joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo., serving at different times in Companies C, G and A of the 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment, later with the Mountain Training Group and the 10th Mountain Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop. In June 1944, he transferred to the North Pacific Combat School. Tapley attained the rank of Technician Grade 5.


2 videodisc (100 min.) :sd., col. ;4 3/4 in. + 1/2 in.) + 1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Abbie Kealy;2004.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Finding Aid for the Ernest Leroy Tapley Jr. oral history,2004[videorecording]
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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