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Robert John Barth Papers

Identifier: TMD368

Content Description

Collection contains military documents, photographs, ephemera, and a scrapbook relating to Barth's service with the 10th Mountain Division in WWII.


  • 1942-1946

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

Robert John Barth, née John Robert Schnappauf, was born on November 6, 1921, to John A. and Helen G. Schnappauf in New York City. He was drafted to the United States Army on January 18, 1943. Barth was not married at the time, and had been working in a confectionary. He joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado and was assigned to the 616th Field Artillery Battalion, Battery C. Barth saw combat in Italy, was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, and attained the rank of staff sergeant before his honorable discharge on February 7, 1946. He passed away on October 19, 1971.


1 Boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Ronald L. Barth; 2019.

Condition Description

Items are in fair to good condition.

Robert John Barth Papers
Keli Schmid
September 26, 2019
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Repository Details

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

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Denver CO 80204 United States