World War, 1939-1945
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Use for: European War, 1939-1945 ; Second World War, 1939-1945 ; World War 2, 1939-1945 ; World War II, 1939-1945 ; World War Two, 1939-1945 ; WW II (World War, 1939-1945) ; WWII (World War, 1939-1945)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Oral history interview of Bill Putnam, who served as treasurer and President of the American Alpine Club, discussed club members, relationships, and politics of the organization, including the large rift regarding the move of American Alpine Club offices. Putnam describes some of his climbs in British Columbia, Montana, Alaska, New York, Colorado, Italy, and other places. Many times Putnam mentioned several trips to the Silkirk Mountains. Putnam talked of his experiences in the Army during...
Dates: 2001 May 12
Overview Oral history interview with Robert Bates, an eminent American Alpine Club member. Bates enumerates his climbs of Mount McKinley, Mount Washington, K2, White Mountains, the Alps, Mount Alverstone, Mount Hubbard, Mount Russell, and more. Bates described his college education and Ph.D., his early experience surveying, and his early climbs. Bates discussed in detail his 1938 K2 climb and the ensuing challenges such as his teammate surviving Dengue Fever, multiple attempts to set up base camp, and...
Dates: 2000 November 10
Overview Stuart Mace describes his family background and education, his love of nature and artistic influences growing up. He describes his many transfers in the army after being drafted in 1941 until he was joined with the 10th Mountain Division. After the war, he describes moving to Aspen and Ashcroft, starting the guest lodge and material used for it. He gives a history of the area and the people who lived there , the difficulties in educating his children from a remote area, movies made using his...
Dates: 1991 November 8; Digitization: 2006