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2003 Return to Italy photo album

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS TMD277

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a photograph album compiled by Gerry Furth-Sides, descendant of Sergeant Lee G. Furth, 616th Filed Artillery (Pack) medic, during the 2003 Return to Italy 10th Mountain Division Reunion. The album contains approximately 94 color photographs documenting activities, participants, and locations during the reunion with accompanying text for clarification and identification. Ephemera includes participant name tag, post cards, clippings, label.

Dates

  • 2003

Creator

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

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

The 10th Mountain Division, a full division of the US Army, specializing in mountain and winter warfare, trained at Camp Hale, Colo., during WWII. Experienced in skiing, mountaineering, and cold-weather survival as well as military tactics, the soldiers fought enemy forces in the Italian Campaign of 1945. Dubbed the "ski troops" by the press, the 10th Mountain Division remains the only military division recruited by a civilian organization, the National Ski Patrol. Many veterans of the 10th contributed greatly to the development of the recreational ski industry in the US and to the growth of related fields such as outdoor equipment development, and nature conservation.

Extent

.25 photo box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Gerry Furth-Sides;2013.

Processing Information

Physical condition: photos and ephemera are in good condition.
Title
Finding Aid for the 2003 Return to Italy photo album[graphic
Author
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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Denver CO 80204 United States