10th Mountain Division Artwork, Artists Unknown
Sketches and watercolors by various unknown artists
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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Biographical / Historical
The 10th Mountain Division, a full division of the United States Army, specializing in mountain and winter warfare, trained at Camp Hale, Colorado, during World War II. 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 10th veterans contributed greatly to the development of the recreational ski industry in the United States and to the growth of related fields such as outdoor equipment development and nature conservation.
10th Mountain Division Database Records include basic records for over 32,000 individuals who served with the Division during World War II. A special committee began work on the database project in 1996. The committee acquired copies of all relevant primary documents archived in the Resource Center at Denver Public Library and at the National Archives in Maryland – plus hundreds of documents provided by veterans. A tremendous effort went into obtaining and analyzing copies of company morning reports and payroll rosters for 110 companies and batteries that are archived on microfilm at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis.
In mid-1998 the effort was taken over by an ad hoc subcommittee of the Resource Center Committee, appointed by Chairman Hugh Evans. Funds to support the work were first provided by the National Association in January 1999. Total expenditures for the project exceeded $40,000 and countless volunteer hours of labor. While the project was considered complete by the end of 2001 and the Database and source documents officially became property of the Resource Center in March 2002, changes and additions, such as death date, continue to be made as needed by the Database Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift; donor unknown; date unknown.
Items are in good condition
- 10th Mountain Division Artwork, Artists Unknown
- Keli Schmid
- May 23, 2019
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