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Edmund Minikel Papers

Identifier: TMD382

Content Description

Collection consists of Camp Carson Mountaineer newspapers, a typed history of the 604th Field Artillery Battalion, American Legion service recognition card, and photo album pages with black and white photographs affixed and negatives tucked behind. Most photos are identified. Locations include Camp Carson, Camp Hale (obstacle course, mules), Iron Mountain, Denver (capitol, Civic Center Park, monuments), Will Rogers Shrine, Seven Falls,Cave of the Winds, Italy; Names include Adams, Ware, Stoehr, Helm, Von Holt, Flagg, Helm, Samulak, Samuta, Klukowski, Berggren, Wayne, Karmowski, Livingstone, Von Haden, Lateari, Waterhouse, Sedquist.


  • 1943-1945

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

Edmund Minikel was born on October 17, 1922 to Daniel and Emma (Wagner) Minikel, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (His mother later remarried and took the last name Schneider.) Minikel registered for the US Army draft on June 30, 1942 and was called to action on January 29, 1943. He joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado and rose to the rank of Technician 4th Grade (equivalent to Sergeant) in the 604th Field Artillery Battalion Headquarters. After training at Camp Hale and Camp Swift, Texas, Minikel deployed with the 10th Mountain Division to Italy in 1945. He was honorably discharged on January 1, 1946. Minikel died on July 8, 1986.


1 oversize boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Bob Minikel; 2020.

Condition Description

All items show wear and age. Photo album pages are crumbling at the edges but most photographs are in very good condition with few tears or yellowing. Newspapers are brittle and yellowed but intact.

Edmund Minikel Papers
Keli Schmid
June 30, 2021
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States