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10th Mountain Division Slide Collection

Identifier: TMD391

Content Description

The collection of ten binders contains kodachrome color slides, black and white slides, and film negatives taken by various soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division as well as selected photographic prints created from these originals. The war-time photographs show soldiers, activities, and locations in Camp Hale, Colorado; Camp Swift, Texas; Kiska, Alaska; and Italy. There are also a few images from reunion events in 1963 and 1988 as well as a dedication ceremony held at Camp Hale in 1996. Notes and descriptive information are also included.

The original order created by the donor has been preserved. To navigate the collection, the donor notes: “Each slide has a unique three-part number. The first digit is the notebook number, the second digit is the collection number, and the third set of digits is the individual slide number within the collection.” Photographic prints are labeled with their corresponding original slide.


  • 1943-1996

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

The 10th Mountain Division, a full division of the United States Army, specializing in mountain and winter warfare, trained at Camp Hale, Colorado during World War II. Experienced in skiing, mountaineering and cold-weather survival as well as military tactics, the soldiers fought enemy forces in the Italian Campaign of 1945. Dubbed the "ski troops" by the press, the 10th Mountain Division remains the only military division recruited by a civilian organization, the National Ski Patrol. Many 10th veterans contributed greatly to the development of the recreational ski industry in the United States and to the growth of related fields such as outdoor equipment development and nature conservation.


10 PhotoBoxes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Unknown donor, no date.

10th Mountain Division Slide Collection
Adrian Johnson
January 12, 2023
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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