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Jacob Pollack Papers

Identifier: M2180

Scope and Contents

Collection contains copy of correspondence explaining how five of his brothers also served in the Army (2001); The Pollack Journal: typescript compilation of correspondence between the Pollack brothers and their parents (August-November 1944); correspondence from 6th grade class to Jacob Pollack (2001); photograph of Jacob and Sophie Pollack (n.d.).


  • 1944, 2001


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Jacob Pollack was born in Cook County, Ill. on November 19, 1925 and enlisted in the Army after graduating from high school at Downer's Grove, Ill.. He was the youngest of eight children born to Joseph and Anna Pollack who had emigrated from Russia in 1905. In April 1945, Pollack was sent to Italy after completed basic training to join the 10th Mountain Division, where he was assigned to Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 85th Infantry Regiment.


1 envelope

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Jacob Pollack, 2001.


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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