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Carleton B. Shay Papers

Identifier: M2214

Scope and Contents

Collection contains: CD-Rom with copies, pictures and documents used for My Life in the Mountain Troops oral history (n.d.); soldiers handbooks (1943-1945).


  • 1943-1945


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

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 permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The imply 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

Carleton Shay was born on January 26, 1924 in Berkeley, California. He joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado as a member of the 86th Infantry Regiment. He served with various companies in the 86th and 87th Infantries. As a member of the Mountain Training Group (MTG) he taught rock climbing to 10th Mountain Division troops most of his time at Hale before joining Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion of the 87th Infantry Regiment. During combat operations in Italy, Shay received a Bronze Star medal for his actions on Mount Della Vedetta on March 5, 1945.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Carleton B. Shay; 2015.


Repository also has: Carleton B. Shay oral history (C MSS OH388).


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Carleton B. Shay Papers
Keli Schmid
December 11, 2020
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Repository Details

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

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States