The Resource Benjamin Duke papers, (manuscript)

Benjamin Duke papers, (manuscript)

Label
Benjamin Duke papers, 1942-1995
Title
Benjamin Duke papers
Inclusive dates
1942-1995
Creator
Contributor
Donor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collection contains newspaper clippings, correspondence (1984-1995), maps with personal notes, memorabilia, military (1942-1945) and personal (1989) papers and manuscript: Skiing Soldiers to Skiing Entrepreneurs: Development of the Colorado Ski Industry (1989)
Note
Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
Biographical or historical data
Benjamin Duke was born in Iowa in 1922 and enlisted in the Army August 29, 1942 at Williamstown, Mass. Served with the 10th Mountain Division╩╣s 86th Infantry Regiment, Company L. During combat in Italy, he was wounded in action on April 19, 1945. Received the Bronze Star Medal. Following the war, Duke remained a driving force in the ski industry. Elected to the Board of Directors of Vail Associates in 1966 and served for nearly 20 years. Most notably he served as Chairman from 1983 to 1985. One of the first to prompt Vail to go for the 1989 World Alpine Ski Championship, and he assumed the chair of the finance committee for that event. Served on the board of the Vail Valley Foundation. He emphasized the importance of providing services such as ski school, children╩╣s programs and snow grooming. He raced in the Rocky Mountain Division of USSA as well as in national events. In 1993 he took a third combined title in the national Masters races in Jackson Hole, Wyo., and in 1994 at Big Sky, Mont., he advanced to second overall at age 72. To honor his relationship with the Tenth Mountain Division, he conceptualized and funded, with his wife Maud, the Tenth Mountain Room at the Denver Public Library. Also served as a member of the Friends Foundation at the Library, and on the board of the Colorado Nature Conservancy.
Cataloging source
DPL
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1922-1996
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Duke, H. Benjamin,
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1922-1996
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  • Duke, Benjamin
  • Duke, H. Benjamin,
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  • Duke, H. Benjamin,
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Ski resorts
  • Ski troops
Label
Benjamin Duke papers, (manuscript)
Instantiates
Note
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory
Extent
.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Benjamin Duke, Jr. and Benjamin Duke III;
System control number
  • (OCoLC)123539979
  • (OCoLC)ocn123539979
  • (OCoLC)664803
Label
Benjamin Duke papers, (manuscript)
Note
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory
Extent
.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Benjamin Duke, Jr. and Benjamin Duke III;
System control number
  • (OCoLC)123539979
  • (OCoLC)ocn123539979
  • (OCoLC)664803

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