Since its creation on October 14, 1987, the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center has grown to become perhaps the largest collection in the country devoted to a single American military unit. Over 1200 individual donors have contributed materials to this unique archive documenting the famed ski troopers; the collection comprises nearly 600 linear feet of manuscripts and approximately 10,000 photographs.
Each year the Resource Center provides reference services to authors, filmmakers, historians, news organizations, and students, as well as to hundreds of Division descendants and family members. An extensive database provides access to the basic records of the 32,246 soldiers who served with the Division during World War II. Individual collections of personal papers, including diaries, memoirs, correspondence, scrapbooks, photo albums, oral history interviews and much more provide an in-depth record of the experiences of more than 2,000 men. The Center also preserves the Division’s postwar history by recording the history and the ongoing activities of the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division and the 10th Mountain Division Foundation. Through the personal papers of officers, meeting minutes, reunion planning documents, and records of memorial services, the story of the 10th Mountain Division remains current to the present day. Research Guide