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Climb to Glory: The 10th Mountain Division in World War II Presentation

Identifier: TMD341

Scope and Contents

The presentation includes 80 Microsoft PowerPoint slides drawn primarily from the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center collection and spans the World War II Division's history from conception to inactivation (1940-1945). Topics include: early organization at Fort Lewis, Wash.; mountain and winter warfare training at Camp Hale, Colo.; reorganization at Camp Swift, Tex.. Also included are combat operations at Kiska Island in the Aleutians and the Division's Italian Campaign.


  • December 22, 2014


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

Dennis Hagen is an archivist who managed the Library's 10th Mountain Division Resource Center from 2006 to 2014. The Resource Center is one of the largest military archives of its kind in the United States. He was born in Warren, Marshall County, Minnesota on June 30, 1946, the son of Elmer O. and Doris V. Hagen. Raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Dennis attended Central High School and later received his Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of North Dakota (1968). During the Vietnam War, he served as an Air Force intelligence officer and received a Bronze Star medal for his service with the 7th Air Force Combat Operations Center. Dennis earned a Master's Degree in American History from Colorado State University (1974). Following a varied career, which included ten years as a restaurant manager and owner, and fifteen years as a sales manager and national sales director, he returned to his primary interest, Western History. He obtained his Masters Degree in Library and Information Sciences from Denver University (2004), graduating with honors as one of the program's oldest students. Dennis joined the Denver Public Library's Western History/Genealogy Department as an archivist on August 19, 2004. On January 1, 2006, he was named to manage the Library's 10th Mountain Division Resource Center. As archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Dennis worked directly with numerous World War II veterans and has inventoried over 700 manuscript collections related to 10th Mountain Division soldiers. He has attended numerous meetings, veteran reunions and other activities, and has also toured several of the Division's battlefields in Italy.



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Dennis Hagen; 2014.


Repository also has: 10th Mountain Division records (TMD1).

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Climb to Glory: The 10th Mountain Division in World War II Presentation
Keli Schmid
September 18, 2020
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Repository Details

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

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