Do you have materials related to the 10th Mountain Division that you wish to have preserved?
Tenth Mountain Division Foundation helps the “Resource Center” preserve an information database containing documents, letters, photographs, memorabilia, equipment and more.
To have your item or materials preserved for future generations, please see the donation guide and contacts below or contact the Foundation office.
10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION DONATION GUIDE
This Donation Guide was created to raise awareness about 10th Mountain-related museums and organizations and to help families and vets determine where to donate 10th items. The 10th Mountain Resource Center is the first designated destination for letters, photos, maps, movies, artwork, diaries, journals, manuals, books or booklets (any one-dimensional item of graphic, photographic or written nature). However, there is no shortage of 10th items out there that are outside the Resource Center’s scope and mission. While it is safest to first ask the 10th Mountain Resource Center if they’re interested in an item, please feel free to pursue options listed here if they are not.
10th Mountain Resource Center at Denver Public Library
Type of items desired: letters, photos, maps, home movies, artwork, diaries, journals, manuals, books or booklets.
Additional Guidelines: we prefer original materials rather than copies if at all possible (exceptions being discharge papers and military orders.) We often receive book collections or other published materials, which we can accept if they are significant for use in the reference collection. If we already have copies, books need to be returned to the donors or placed in our annual book sale. Note: If you have very many items, it is helpful to make an itemized list of the items. With photographs, it is useful if the person donating them could provide dates and especially identification on any of the people in the photographs. Often we get Camp Hale photos and simply have to guess that they are either 1943 or 1944, for example.
Contact: Keli Schmid, 720-865-1812, website
Shipping Address: 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204-2731
Fort Drum Museum
Type of items desired: duplicates of items at 10th Resource Center and History Colorado.
Contact: Kent Boike, 315-774-0391, website
Shipping Address: Heritage Center, Bldg 10502, South Riva Ridge Loop, Fort Drum, NY 13602
History Colorado (aka Colorado State Historical Society)
Type of items desired: History Colorado is home to a large collection of 10th Mountain Division artifacts including uniforms, skiing and climbing gear, weaponry, camping and other types of equipment, military patches, commemorative memorabilia, and even an M29 “weasel” military vehicle. The collection is accessible online at www.h-co.org/collections. We regret that we are not able to accept every donation that is offered but we are always interested in learning more about 10th Mountain Division artifacts and can make recommendations if History Colorado is not the right home for your item.
Contact: Megan Rose, 303-866-2306; or Elisa Phelps, 303-866-3688, website
Shipping Address: 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Tenth Mountain Division living History Display Group, Inc.
lola di Montese (Modena) Italy
Type of items desired: letters, maps, diaries, journals, manuals, personal items (please specify whether permission is granted to translate and publish diary excerpts on the museum website).
Contact (in Italy): Andrea Gandolfi, +39 347 6307355, website
Shipping Address: Via Anna Frank n’3 40135 Bologna (Italy)
Roberts Armory WWII Museum (A division of 10th Living History Group)
Type of items desired: 10th related gear, clothing, finds, treasures, vehicles, and artillery.
Contact: Chuck Roberts, 815-561-4451, website
Shipping Address: 2090 Brush Grove Road, Rochelle, Illinois 61068
Colorado Ski Museum
New England Ski Museum
Vermont Ski Museum