The Resource John H. Pierpont oral history

John H. Pierpont oral history

Label
John H. Pierpont oral history, 1992
Title
John H. Pierpont oral history
Inclusive dates
1992
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Discusses Pierpont at Camp Hale in December of 1942. Recalls drills and practices in 20 degrees below zero weather. Went to Kiska in July of 1943. Served in Italy taking part in the assault on Mt. Belvedere. Talks about men being killed by minefields and grenades that Germans lobbed when they were pretending to surrender. Recalls partisans who killed Germans at night and his furlough in Rome. Concludes with post war information about the 10th Mountain Division Association
Note
Forms part of: 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.
Biographical or historical data
Grew up in Massachusetts. Learned to ski at age 6 and was on the ski team in college. Graduated from Harvard in 1939 and joined Army in August 1942. Started as a private, promoted to Corporal, demoted from Corporal and eventually made Sergeant. Principal unit was the 85th Infantry Company D. Served at Fort Carson, Camp Hale and Kiska. Quartered near the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. Saw action on Mt. Belvedere and Mt. Della Spe. Earned Bronze Star.
Cataloging source
DPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1917-2002
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pierpont, John H.
Credits note
Interviewed by Georgianna Contigulia
Date time place
Recorded on February 22, 1992
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Music parts
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Contiguglia, Georgianna
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pierpont, John H
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • Camp Hale (Colo.)
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
John H. Pierpont oral history
Link
http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16079coll36/id/2958
Instantiates
Production
Note
This oral history was digitized as part of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Recordings at Risk grant project
Accompanying material
  • tape index sheet, tape synopsis
  • 1 PDF file
Carrier category
  • audiocassette
  • other
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • ss
  • sz
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • spoken word
  • text
Content type code
  • spw
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Typed index available.
  • Typed transcript of tape available.
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. +
Extent
  • 1 audiocassette
  • 1 MP3 audio file (67MB)
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Georgianna Contigulia;
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
  • analog, mono
  • sound +
System control number
  • (OCoLC)82530471
  • (OCoLC)ocm82530471
  • (OCoLC)657792
Label
John H. Pierpont oral history
Link
http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16079coll36/id/2958
Production
Note
This oral history was digitized as part of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Recordings at Risk grant project
Accompanying material
  • tape index sheet, tape synopsis
  • 1 PDF file
Carrier category
  • audiocassette
  • other
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • ss
  • sz
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • spoken word
  • text
Content type code
  • spw
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Typed index available.
  • Typed transcript of tape available.
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. +
Extent
  • 1 audiocassette
  • 1 MP3 audio file (67MB)
Governing access note
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Georgianna Contigulia;
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
  • analog, mono
  • sound +
System control number
  • (OCoLC)82530471
  • (OCoLC)ocm82530471
  • (OCoLC)657792

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