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Russel G. Ricketson Papers

Identifier: TMD381

Content Description

Collection consists of photographs, military documents, and a map collected by Ricketson while serving with the 10th Mountain Division in WWII


  • 1943-1944

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

Russel Glen Ricketson was born on December 15, 1923 to William Wallace and Aledia Almira (Myers) Ricketson in Plattsburgh, New York. He registered for the draft on July 17, 1942 and joined Company E, 85th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado. He transferred out of the 10th Mountain Division in 1944 and joined the 16th Armored Division, 144th Armored Signal Company.

Following the war, Ricketson was an avid skier and racer. He served as a member of the American Third Army Ski Team in 1946 and was one of the founding members of the Beartown Ski Area. Ricketson was a member of the Elks, the American Legion, Post 20 and the Telecom Pioneers. He served as Union President of the CWA Local 1129 from 1972 to 1978. Ricketson retired in 1985 from the New York Telephone Company after 38 years of service. He died on September 20, 2007.


1 Oversize file folder

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Gail R. Helfer; 2020.

Condition Description

Items are worn and show yellowing from age but in otherwise good condition.

Russel G. Ricketson Papers
Keli Schmid
June 29, 2021
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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