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William A. Long Papers

Identifier: TMD388

Content Description

Collection contains correspondence to and from William Long, poetry written by Long, photographs, and postcards


  • 1943-1998


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 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

William A. Long was born on February 27, 1921 to Edward S. and Ruth G. Long in Cashmere, Washington. He received training in the Civilian Military Training Camp at Fort George Wright in Spokane, Washington in 1938 and 1939. He signed up for the Enlisted Reserve Corp in 1942 and was called to active duty on September 17, 1942, at which time he volunteered for the ski troops. Long was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, Company K, 86th Infantry Regiment and attained the rank of Private First Class. He later transferred to Company I of the 86th and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for his service as a wireman and telephone operator in Italy. Following the war, Long earned Bachelor's degrees in forestry, geology and education at Washington State College, and a Master's degree in geology from the University of Montana. He taught secondary school science and math and worked for the United States Forest Service in the summers. Later he worked as a geologist for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service. Long's Pass, near Mt. Stuart, Washington is named after him. Long passed away in 1995.


1 Boxes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Daniel A. Long; 2022.

Condition Description

All items are in good condition

William A. Long Papers
Keli Schmid
April 12, 2022
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Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
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Repository Details

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

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