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Jesse B. Shapiro Papers

Identifier: M2184

Scope and Contents

Collection contains copy of manuscript: The Making of a Skier by Jesse Shapiro (1987); correspondence with photographs of WWI era Italian and Austrian alpine troops (n.d.).


  • 1987, undated


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Jesse B. Shapiro was born on March 25, 1920 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and enlisted in the Army after completing four years of high school. He joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. where he was assigned to Company A of the 86th Infantry Regiment. Shapiro also served at Camp Swift, Tex. and in Italy. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his actions during the Apennines and Po River campaigns in Spring 1945 and attained the rank of Private First Class. Shapiro died in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on March 14, 2011.


1 envelope

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Jesse Shapiro, 2000.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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