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Harold L. Van Dusen Papers

Identifier: M2194

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typewritten memoir transcribed by Harold Van Dusen’s wife, Mary Ellen Van Dusen, entitled, “Harold Van Dusen – War Memoirs,” undated, circa 1999 (46 pages).


  • circa 1999

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Harold Van Dusen was born in New York on March 3, 1925 and had completed one year of college before enlisting in the Army on April 6, 1944 at Columbus, Ohio. He was assigned to the 10th Mountain Divison’s 86th Infantry Regiment, Company I, and began his training at Camp Swift, Texas. Van Dusen saw action with the 10th in Italy during World War II and earned a Bronze Star for his actions in the Apennine Mountains and Po River Valley. Harold Van Dusen died in Vermont on November 11, 1999.


1 envelope (46 pages)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Mary Ellen Van Dusen, 2001.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

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

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Repository Details

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

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