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Steve P. Knowlton Papers

Identifier: TMD64

Scope and Contents

Collection includes newspaper clippings, correspondence including letters to Harry Poschmann and Donald Traynor (1970-1998), ephemera and transcript of CBS interview (CBS News Sunday Morning, 1994).


  • 1945-1999


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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

Steve Knowlton was born August 3, 1922 in Pittsburg, Pa. He began skiing when he was seven years old and was captain of his high school ski team. While attending the University of New Hampshire, Knowlton won several skiing awards. He volunteered for the ski troops in 1942 and became a squad leader in the intelligence and reconnaissance platoon with the 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment. Knowlton also recieved two Bronze Star Medals for his actions at Mt. Terminale on March 3, 1945 and during the Apennines and Po River campaigns in Spring of 1945. Following the war, Knowlton won the U.S. National Downhill Ski championship in 1946. He was a member of the 1948 U.S. Olympic ski team. He helped to develop Aspen, Colo. as a ski resort and was responsible for opening Ski Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. He was inducted into three different halls of fame: National Ski Hall of Fame (1975); Colorado Ski Hall of Fame (1981), and the Colorado Restaurant Hall of Fame (1993). Knowlton died in Denver, Colo. on October 1, 1998.


.25 box(es)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Steve Knowlton;1989-1993.

Related Materials

(Note: 35 mm. duplicate slides returned to collection from 10th Mountain Division slide collection, number 2.16, April 30, 2013.)


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

Steve P. Knowlton Papers
Keli Schmid
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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