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Abert (John James) Papers

This collection contains a letter from John James Abert to C.F. Mercer, written 1836 January 5; and an undated, unsigned biographic note on John James Abert.

 
Account of the First Settlement of St. Johns

This is a typed copy of a report by Bishop David K. Udall to J. N. Smith, President of the Mormon settlement at St. Johns, recording an account of the first settlement of St. Johns in 1873.

 
Account of the Residence of George Lunsford Russell in Los Angeles County, from May, 1869 to the "Boom" of the 80s

This is typed manuscript documenting the history of the George Lunsford Russell family from 1869 to the 1880s. The manuscript was created in 1954 by Lecil E. Ross in response to a request from Southwest Museum director Frederick Webb Hodge...

 
"Across the Plains in 1850" and "In Camp and Cabin" Clippings Collection

This is a collection of newspaper clippings of two serial columns by the Reverend John Steele, bound in a single scrapbook by Library staff. The columns, "Across the Plains in 1850" and its sequel, "In Camp And Cabin" ran in...

 
Adams (Velma) Papers, Photographs, and Artwork

Papers and photographs from Velma Adams. Some of the photographs are of the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonials.

 
Agricultural Almanac for the Year 1878

Farmer's Almanac, 1878 edition, published in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Contents: How may we best improve the farm? -- Golden rules for bee keeping -- Precautions against fire -- A drunken farm -- How to make Vienna rolls -- Beware of the...

 
Alamo and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Collection

This is a collection of letters and newspaper clippings bound in a scrapbook regarding the Alamo building and grounds, and the work done by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas in 1907 to preserve the Alamo. The letter is...

 
Allen's Cheyenne Minstrels Collection

Publicity and other material relating to the group Allen's Cheyenne Minstrels, performers of Western musical comedy.

 
Amos (Ellen) and Family Letters

Ellen (Mrs. Joe) Amos and family were Miwok Indians residing in Mariposa County, California. Ellen Amos lived in Wawona, Mariposa County, near Yosemite area, in the early 1900s. Collection of letters to Ellen Amos from her children and other family...

 
Ancient Mexican Writing System by Charles E. Dibble

This manuscript consists of a 14-page table of vocabulary elements and their corresponding hieroglyphs, Nahuatl name, English equivalent, and example word. The manuscript is titled “The Ancient Mexican Writing System”, written by Charles E. Dibble and edited by E. R....

 
Archaeology of Black Mountain, California

This collection contains three discrete sets of handrawn maps, black & white photographs, ink drawings, and text created and bound together as "Some Notes on the Archaeology of Black Mountain" by Stuart L. Peck of Claremont, CA, November 29, 1939.

 
Archives of the Committee For the Conservation of Cultural Resources for Southern California Collections

The Committee for the Conservation of Cultural Resources for Southern California (CCCRSC) was one of the state branches of the national Committee for the Conservation of Cultural Resources, a part of the National Resources Planning Board during World War II....

 
Arizona Citizen Interview with Mariana Dias by A. P. K. Safford and Samuel Hughes

This is a typed copy of an interview that appeared in Tucson, 1873 June 21. Written by A. P. K. Safford and Samuel Hughes, it describes early Arizona during the Spanish occupation recounted by Mariana Dias and two other women....

 
Arizona Hassayampa Society Collection

The Arizona Hassayampa Society of Southern California was comprised of a group of California residents dedicated to celebrating Arizona's history and legacy at annual meetings. This collection consists of a membership card, invitations, and programs created by the Arizona Hassayampa...

 
Arizona Historical Photographs Collection

The Arizona Historical Photograph collection includes various photographic formats created between 1883-1955. It focuses on two main groups: 1. Civic development subjects such as agriculture, construction, mining, and water reclamation, and 2. Scenic views in and around the Grand Canyon....

 
Arizona Territorial Volunteers Records

This collection includes copies of reports, recommendations and correspondence relating to the ill provisioned soldiers of Arizona Territorial Volunteers Company A and Arizona Territorial Volunteers Company E who were pursuing marauding Apaches from 1865-1866....

 
Article Clippings (Vertical Files) Collection , circa 1880 - present

The collection is also referred to as the "Vertical Files Collection" and consists of published articles from newspapers, magazines, and academic journals.

 
Aull Brothers Collection

This collection contains a 1928 publication titled and an undated manuscript, typed copies of newspaper clippings and correspondence by or about the Aull brothers from 1825-1925.

 
Austin (Mary Hunter) Collection

The collection consists of published articles and biographies by Austin; reviews and interviews about Austin or her work; correspondence with Charles Flethcer Lummis and Frederick Webb Hodge; a book prospectus; and advertisements promoting her publications....

 
Autry (Gene) Personal Papers and Business Archives

Orvon Gene Autry (born September 29, 1907 - died October 2, 1998) was a legendary recording and movie star whose career spanned over 60 years in the entertainment industry. Sometimes called “The Singing Cowboy,” Autry was also a broadcast executive...

 
Ayer (Edward E.) Papers

The principal item of this collection is a carbon trypescript copy of "Reminiscences" (of the far west, 1860-1918), 181 pages, by Edward Everett Ayer (1841-1927). Other items in this collection include a letter from Edward Ayer to Hector Alliot, a...

 
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Back to the Ranch

This is a manuscript entitled "Back to the Ranch" by Jess Ranker as told to Jess Burnham-Ranker, from conversations Jess Burnham-Ranker had with her father, Jess Ranker, between 1969 and 1975, regarding Jess Ranker's life on a cattle ranch in...

 
Baldwin (Clifford Park) Collection

This collection contains manuscripts by Clifford Park Baldwin, correspondence, hand-drawn maps, notes and photographs from 1934 to 1939.

 
Baldwin Family Clippings Collection

The Baldwin Family was a wealthy family in Los Angeles, noted horse racers and philanthropists, beginning with Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin who came west from Ohio in 1853 and became a successful ranch owner and horse racer. Lucky's daughter Anita...

 
Banks (Della Murray) Papers on Yukon Alaska

This collection consists of a typed manuscript and images created by Della Murray Banks of her 1899 trip to Yukon, Alaska. Collection also includes issues of magazine from 1945-1946 and a letter from the magazine's Associate Editor Ethel M. Dassow...

 
Batchelot (Father Jean Alexis) Letter

This is a photostat of a letter of recommendation for Abel Stearns written in Spanish by Jean Alexis Bachelot, prefect apostolic of the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), 1836 July 11. A translation and reference from David Burkenroad sent to Librarian Ruth...

 
Beard (Tyler) Manuscripts and Research Papers

Tyler Beard (1954 September 1 - 2007 December 20) was renowned for his expertise on cowboy boots and other aspects of Western style. Beard and his wife Teresa opened a Western apparel, boots, and antiques outfit called "True West" in...

 
Becker (John) articles on Charles Fletcher Lummis writings

This collection include two typed copies of articles by John Becker that are based on the writings of Charles F. Lummis. The copies were made after 1925.

 
Becker (John) Collection

A brief biography of Charles Fletcher Lummis, 1859-1928.

 
Beginnings of Arts and Crafts in California

This is a typed, signed copy of a manuscript entitled by William G. Randall. Randall wrote a dedication to Southwest Museum librarian Meta Spaulding in the front of the manuscript, and signed the manuscript at the bottom of the last...

 
Bellinger (Terry R.) Anthropology Thesis

Thesis entitled "Petroglyphs of the Owens Valley and the Great Basin" by Terry R. Bellinger, May 1968.

 
Bentley (Wilder) Autobiographical Manuscript

Wilder Bentley (1900-1989) was a poet and printer associated with The Archetype Press. This is a hand-written autobiography entitled

 
Binder (Erwin) Papers

Erwin Binder, sculptor and veteran of the United States Air Force, was born in 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied at Otis Arts Institute located in Los Angeles, California in 1962. He sculpted the "Sequoyah Statue" that was placed in...

 
Bivins (Percy A.), On The Tamazula Manuscript

Typed copy of a manuscript entitled written by Percy A. Bivins in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico on November 1, 1899. The typed document itself is not dated.

 
Blakeney (Lena Stovall) Art and Personal Papers

Lena Stovall Blakeney (1878 October 16-1964 June 19) was an artist who lived and worked in southeastern Oklahoma from 1903 until her death in 1964. Her works excelled in close observations of people and landscapes of southeastern Oklahoma during its...

 
Bob Cormack Papers

The collection is comprised mainly of Bob Cormack's research on various topics in Western history, including the lives of John Lawrence and Will James.

 
Bolton (Herbert Eugene) Collection

Herbert Eugene Bolton (1870-1953) was an authority on the history of the Americas, especially during the Spanish settlement. He spent most of his professional career teaching at University of California, Berkeley. This collection consists of clippings of articles by Herbert...

 
Bookplate Collection

The collection consists of 82 bookplates that vary in styles and colors. There are bookplates for the Southwest Museum’s Library collections (which became the Braun Research Library in 1979); Charles Fletcher Lummis’ personal bookplates; and various personal and organizational bookplates....

 
Borein (Edward) Drawings

(John) Edward Borein (born October 21, 1873, died May 19, 1945) was a prominent and prolific artist of Western themes who created illustrations, oil and watercolor paintings, and etchings. Collections consists of 234 pencil drawings and watercolors by Ed Borein....

 
Borg (Carl Oscar) Personal Papers and Newspaper Clippings

The collection includes correspondence, programs, newspaper articles, and drawings related to Carl Oscar Borg from 1906-1948. Carl Oscar (Oskar) Borg (born 3 March 1879, died 8 May 1947) was a Swedish born American painter who was known for his Western...

 
Bowers (Stephen) Papers

Stephen Bowers (1832?-1907) was a geologist, archaeologist, journalist and Methodist minister, who maintained an interest in southern California, including area fossils and artifacts. His geological and archaeological work was financed by the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Department of the...

 
Braecklein (J. G. [John George]) Papers

J. G. (John George) Braecklein (1865-1958) was an architect, responsible for designing Kansas City's first skyscraper, a world champion bones player with a minstrel group, and collector of Native American and Spanish relics. This collection consists of a book of...

 
Brandt (Harry A.) Manuscripts

This is a collection of manuscripts, plays, and poems regarding pioneer experiences in the Southwest, written by Harry A. Brandt between 1954 and 1968.

 
Brewer (Lyman A.) Collection

Dr. Lyman A. Brewer (1818-1876) was a Union soldier during the Civil War, and medical officer for the Spotted Tail and the Red Cloud agencies in Dakota Territory from 1874 to 1876. This collection of papers on Lyman A. Brewer...

 
Brichta (Augustus) Lynx Creek Manuscript

Description of trip to Lynx Creek gold placer mine by Augustus Brichta in 1862 and 1863. Mention of Vulture Mine, and a hunt for Apache raiders on the war-path. Document remarks: Includes a Southwest Museum "Individual Manuscript Form" with additional...

 
Brinley (Charles H.) Collection

This collection contains one letter dated 1947 July 15 to Southwest Museum Librarian Ella Robinson from Vernette S. (Mrs. Frederic C.) Ripley, concerning Charles H. Brinley, and an undated, typed excerpt of correspondence regarding Charles H. Brinley, sent from his...

 
British Land Patent

An 1802 English document, a lease for a house, issued by a Mr. James Beek to a Mr. Philip Trinder. The term of the lease is 21 years.

 
Brooks (Ronald A.) Papers

Ronald Allen Brooks (1937-circa 1986) was an anthropologist and exhibit designer, including a year of employment in the exhibits department of the Southwest Museum in 1985. This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and photocopied articles Brooks wrote or collected from...

 
Brower (J. V. [Jacob Vradenberg]) Autobiographical Manuscript

J. V. (Jacob Vradenberg) Brower (1844-1905) was an ethnologist and explorer. At the request of Southwest Museum director Frederick Webb Hodge, J. V. Brower composed this autobiographical sketch in 1902. This is a photostatic copy made by the Huntingon Free...

 
Bryan (Frank) Manuscripts and Maps

This collection includes a letter from Frank Bryan to the Southwest Museum librarian, manuscripts by Bryan, and two maps drawn by Bryan recording the travel routes discussed in the manuscripts. Materials are dated 1960 February-June.

 
Bula Sobre del Mar Oceano, Mayo 4, 1493 (Copy)

This is a hand-written copy made circa 1915 by Frederick Webb Hodge of the Papal Bull issued by Pope Alexander VI in 1493 regarding the "Line of Demarcation." Document is in Spanish.

 
Bullfighting Collection

This collections consists of newspaper articles, stamps, and images related to Spanish bullfighting and bullfighters from the mid 20th Century. Documents are dated as early as 1944 and as late as 1966, however there are some undated images most likely...

 
Burbank (Elbridge Ayer) Collection

Elbridge Ayer Burbank was an artist known for his portraits of American Indians. He was born 1858 August 10 in the village of Harvard Junction in northern Illinois. He enrolled in the Academy of Design, Chicago (now the School of...

 
Bureau of Indian Affairs Agency Reports regarding Navajo and Hopi Reservation matters

This is a collection of copies of Bureau of Indian Affairs correspondence and reports mostly relating to Navajo and Hopi reservation matters from 1890 to 1906. The copies were made from the archives of the Bureau of Indian Affarirs, and...

 
Bureau of Indian Affairs and Navajo Tribal Documents

This is a collection of documents produced by the Bureau of Indian Affairs between January and March 1954. Documents include Survey Report on the Bureau of Indian Affairs, January 6, 1954; Proposed Navajo Grazing Regulations, March 29, 1954; and A...

 
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California 1980 census data for American Indians, Eskimo and Aleut, after 1980

This collection includes copies of 1980 Census data tables that relate to "racial groups" and "American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut Persons" as well as an original typed list titled "The Largest 40 Cities in California, American Indians, Eskimo and Aleut-...

 
California history cards, mission series

This collection consist of an informational pamphlet and fifty-two illustrated playing cards. Per the pamphlet "These cards contain a comprehensive outline history of California under the rule of Spain, beginning with the discovery of the Pacific Ocean, and including the...

 
Camels in the Southwest

This is a volume entitled "Camels in the Southwest: Term Study for the History of the West, University of Southern California," prepared by Myrtle McDonald, 1929 May 12. It contains a 21-page paper, 5-page bibliography, a hand-drawn map of Western...

 
Capron (John G.), Crabb Massacre Manuscript

This is an account of the Crabb Massacre that occurred in 1857 in Mexico, as remembered by John G. Capron. It is a typed, unsigned, and undated manuscript.

 
Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop Manuscript Collection

Incomplete script of The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop, from the novel by Hamlin Garland, Picturized by A. Van Buren Powell. Booklet by Garland describing landscapes in colorful terms, pulled from the December 1893 issue of

 
Carmichael (Norman), Arizona Correspondence

This collection of correspondence contains a copy of a letter sent from Arizona Copper Company manager Norman Carmichael to his sister regarding an auto trip by Carmichael and Frank C. Lockwood through Arizona to raise funds for World War I....

 
Carr (Jeanne C. Smith) Collection

This collection includes a hand-written manuscript by Jeanne Carr, articles by C. F. Shoop from 1959 and 1962 on Carr scholar Frank T. Thompson and his research on the Carr home, a1951 article by Thompson, and a Jeanne Carr obituary...

 
Carrie Plato Kahn Papers

The Carrie Plato Kahn Papers Collection includes 67 items ranging in date from 1887 to 1953. It is organized into five different series: Photographs, Personal Papers, Business Papers, Correspondence, and Tourist Material.

 
Carson (Christopher "Kit") Biographies and Other Material

Kit Carson (1809–1868) was a frontiersman, western guide, and trapper. He was the guide for John C. Fremont expeditions between 1842-1846, served in the American Civil War, and became the superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Colorado Territory, circa 1849....

 
Casa de Aguirre of Santa Barbara, 1841-1884

This collection contains a typed manuscript copy of by S. E. A. Higgins, including copy prints of the photographs to be used in the publication. This collection also includes a copy of the volume published by the Press of El...

 
Casas and Courtyards: Historic Adobe Houses of California

This is a typed copy of the manuscript to by Helen S. Giffen; photographs by Guy J. Giffen. Materials include a chart of land grants in Santa Barbara County from 1861-1883.

 
Case (Jack) Collection

Jack Case was an American rodeo trick rider and Hollywood stuntman popular in the 1930s. This collection includes correspondence and records regarding Case’s personal and business life, photographs, and promotional materials for rodeo shows, including his performing horse Rex.

 
Catholic Church Parchment Manuscripts

Sixty-five pages of parchment manuscript book of Catholic church liturgy used in a California mission. This collection also includes a page of missal from a convent.

 
Catholic Ladder Collection

This is a collection of manuscripts and an illustration regarding "The Catholic Ladder." Materials are from circa 1932 to circa 1952.

 
Caves and Petroglyphs of California by Clifford Park Baldwin

Twenty-one pages consisting of hand-drawn illustrations of caves and petroglyphs of California. Illustrations also includes site maps, images of cave interiors, and drawings of the rock art....

 
Chamberlain (Adelaide), Colorado River Basin Manuscript

This is a typed manuscript entitled by Adelaide Chamberlain.

 
Charles King Collection 1887-1974

The Charles King Collection contains 22 items ranging in date from 1887 to 1974. It is organized into four series: Articles and Stories by Charles King, Articles about Charles King, Images, and Advertisements. The bulk of the collection is the...

 
Cipias and Ypotlapiguas

Albert H. Schroeder was an archaeologist with the National Park Service at the Headquarters of the Southwest National Monuments at Globe, Arizona. This is a carbon copy of a typed manuscript by Schroeder entitled "The Cipias and Ypotlapiguas," which appeared...

 
Clum (John P.) Collection

Clum was an Arizona Pioneer and Apache Indian agent at San Carlos. This collection contains manuscripts by John P. Clum, and newspaper clippings about John P. Clum, ranging from 1928 to 1957.

 
Collier (John) Collection

John Collier (1884-1968) was the United States Commissioner of Indian Affairs from 1933-1945. This collection includes correspondence, magazine and newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and speeches by or about Collier from 1924-1954.

 
Colling (Joseph Benjamin) Papers

Joseph Benjamin Colling was an early resident of Los Angeles, California born in 1875 and died sometime after 1952. After 1918 he became a resident of Del Monte, California and worked for Del Monte Hotel specializing in fine printing. This...

 
Colorado Cliff Dwellings Association California Chapter Records

This collection pertains to the California Cliff Dwellings Club which is chapter of Colorado Cliff Dwellings Association. Materials are dated 1895-1953 and include a bibliography, booklets, correspondence, legal documents, manuscripts, meeting minutes, notes, songs, and speeches.

 
Colorado River History Manuscripts

Two typed manuscripts regarding the history of the Colorado River between 1868 and 1872.

 
Colt Industries Museum Collection Archives

Samuel Colt patented his revolver with a mechanically rotating cylinder in 1835 and 1836. It revolutionized the firearms industry and was the first truly global manufacturing export in American history. The success of the revolver ultimately allowed Samuel Colt to...

 
Colt’s Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company Collection

Samuel Colt patented his revolver with a mechanically rotating cylinder in 1835 and 1836. It revolutionized the firearms industry and was the first truly global manufacturing export in American history. The success of the revolver ultimately allowed Samuel Colt to...

 
Comfort (Will Levington) Apache Manuscript

This collection contains copies of the manuscript for by Will Levington Comfort, published by E. P. Dutton and Company, New York, 1931; one piece of correspondence, and two newspaper clippings. Materials date from 1931-1932.

 
Comins (Eben F.) Collection

This is a collection of ephemera found in a book donated to the Library. Papers include correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pinkham from 1937, exhibition announcements for works by Eben Farrington Comins from 1938, and an article by Comins...

 
Connell (Charles T.) Manuscript and Clippings Collection

This collection of papers includes the Connell's 1910 manuscript The Apache Past and Present, a manuscript for article "Geronimo the bad, a rank quitter," a clipping of a 1932 article from entitled "To the Gallows Went Jose," and a clipping...

 
Conner (Daniel Ellis) Papers

The collection consists of two copies of a publication of D. E. Conner's account of the Walker Expedition in Arizona and typed copies of three letters to a Miss Hall in 1910.

 
Copies of 1849 Correspondence Regarding California Guards

This is a collection of typed copies of correspondence between Rufus McLellan of the California Guards and William L. Marcy, United States Secretary of War, between 1849 February 2 and 1849 February 20. These copies were made from photostat copies...

 
Cordon (L. P.) and Sons Collection

This is a typed carbon copy of reports and correspondence from L. P. Cordon and Sons to an unknown recipient, regarding land settlement in Forest Dale Ward (or Forestdale Ward) and Woodruff, Arizona between 1876 and 1882.

 
Cosumnes Indians

This file contains a hand-written manuscript signed by Laurrel C. Harris, archaeologist, El Dorado, California, written December 26, 1899.

 
Cranstone (Susan Marsh) Journals

This is a typed copy of the daily journal of Susan M. Cranstone on an Oregon Trail journey by covered wagon from Woodstock, Ohio to Dalles, Oregon, May 8, 1851 to Aug. 27, 1851.

 
Criminal Complaint of Daniel Dubois against Zuni Indians

This is a criminal complaint filed by Daniel Dubois against men of a Zuni tribe in Apache County, Arizona Territory on July 17, 1880.

 
Crook (General George H.) Collection

General George Crook (1852-1890) was a career United States Army officer who is best known for his service during the United States Civil War and Indian Wars in the late 19th Century. This collections consists of correspondence, an Apache Wars...

 
Curry (Robert S.) Personal Papers and Photographic Materials

Robert S. Curry volunteered for the Southwest Museum's Anthropological Department for 15 years. The materials predominately consist of color slides taken during Robert S. Curry's travels.

 
Curtin Family Collection

This collection includes materials by or collected by Leonora Muse Curtin (1879-1972) and Leonora Curtin Paloheimo (1903-1999), the daughter and granddaughter, respectively, of renowned Southwest and California painter Eva Scott Fenyes from 1922-1981. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, sheet...

 
Curtis (Edward S.) Collection

Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) spent many years photographing, writing about, and recording the songs of Native Americans. This collection contains original manuscripts and photocopies of manuscripts by Edward Curtis regarding his studies and his photo book series Original manuscripts include...

 
Cushing (Frank Hamilton) Collection

Frank Hamilton Cushing (1857-1900) was an early ethnographer working in the American Southwest during the late 19th Century. The items contained in this collection include correspondence, reports, unpublished manuscripts, diaries, Zuni vocabulary cards, newspaper clippings, and magazine articles. These documents...

 
Cut-Paper and Magic: Survival of an Ancient Tradition

This is a bound monograph entitled "Cut-Paper and Magic: Survival of an Ancient Tradition" by H. W. McBride, U.C.L.A., February, 1966. The volume contains mimeographed sheets containing text, with pasted-in photographs and examples of plant-based papers. The volume also contains...

 
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Davis (Jennie C.) Collection

This collection includes copies of some of Jennie C. Davis' correspondence and poems, as well as copies of photographs and some biographical material. Correspondence is dated 1893-1908, and includes letters sent to Davis from Charles F. Lummis, Maynard Dixon, Jack...

 
Davis (William Heath) Collection

This collection consists of correspondence, financial documents, and other archival material related to the people mentioned in William Heath Davis’s book, , published in 1889. Many of the correspondence are addressed to Edward H. Davis or Guillermo Davis....

 
de Kramer (John) Personal Papers and Photographs

John de Kramer was an artist and Professor of art. In the 1930s, he attended Pasadena Junior College and earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1954, he began teaching in the Los...

 
Densmore (Frances) Papers

Frances Densmore was an American ethnographer and ethnomusicologist born in 1867 in Red Wing, Minnesota. She wrote more than 20 books and 100 articles. She also made more than 2,000 wax cylinder recordings of Native music, including recordings for the...

 
Dewar (John) Correspondence and Catalog

John Dewar received a B.A. and an M.A. from Mexico City College, and went on to curate in Western Art, History, and Film History at the Southwest Museum, William S. Hart Museum, and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County....

 
Diegueño Vocabulary

This collection consists of two typed sheets of Diegueño vocabulary furnished by Panto, a captain of San Pasqual, to Benjamin Hayes at an unknown date.

 
Digest of the Laws of Kingdoms of the Indies

This is a typed translation of the , Madrid, 1756, second edition made by Charles Fletcher Lummis at an unknown date.

 
Documents Relating to John Woodhouse Audubon Drawings at the Southwest Museum

Collection consists of documents related to the 34 John Woodhouse pencil sketches donated to the Southwest Museum by Maria R. Audubon through Eva Scott Fenyes, 1912 May 14. The materials date from 1906 to 1953. John Woodhouse Audubon (born 1812...

 
Dodge City Cowboy Band and Jack Sinclair Collection

The Dodge City Cowboy Band existed from 1879-1916 and performed in cowboy garb, promoting Dodge City and the idea of the Wild West all over the United States. The conductor used a decorated gun as a baton, and the musicians...

 
DuBois (Constance Goddard) Mission Indian Papers

This is a collection of notes made by Constance Goddard DuBois regarding Mission Indian games, history, language, music, and names. Notes are undated.

 
Dunkel (John) Scripts and Papers

John Dunkel (1915 February 21- 2001, February 22) was a radio and television writer, most prolific in the television Westerns of the 1950s and 1960s. This collection of scripts and other papers spans from 1945-1988 and includes completed scripts, stories,...

 
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Early Days in Arizona as Seen by Thomas Thompson Hunter

This file contains a 37-page typed manuscript entitled "Early Days in Arizona as seen by Thomas Thompson Hunter." The topics of the manuscript include travel through Apache country, stories of relations between the United States government and the Native Americans...

 
Ecuador Figurine Drawing Collection

The collection is comprised of 160 photocopies of drawings that depict figurines, which were likely produced by the Jama Coaque (200 B.C.–800 A.D.) culture in the province of Manabí in Ecuador. Date that the photocopies were made is unknown. In...

 
Ellerbe (Rose L.) Papers

Rose Lucille Ellerbe (1894-1929) came to California as a teacher in 1884 and then became a journalist, contributing regularly to the Materials in this collection are from 1900-1929 and include fiction and non-fiction mansucripts by Ellerbe, correspondence, financial records, and...

 
English-Seneca dictionary notes

This is a small, leather-bound, 6-ring looseleaf notebook with the title "Seneca Dictionary" by Joseph Keppler, compiled between 1914 and 1944. Entries are hand-written in English with Seneca translations on the opposite page.

 
Erl H. Ellis Papers

The Erl H. Ellis papers represent his work with the Westerners International from the late 1950s through the early 1980s.

 
Estabrook (Emma Franklin) Papers

This collection consists largely of Mrs. Estabrook's handwritten notes and illustrations copied from various publications. Materials also include magazine and newspaper clippings, publications, and photographic negatives and prints. Materials date from 1922-1941, and much of the collection is undated.

 
Etchelly (Petra) Letters

This is a collection of two typed letters by Petra Etchelly from 1872 July. One letter was from the papers of the Pioneers Society and regards Sonoita Valley in Arizona.

 
Eytinge (Louis Victor) Collection

Louis Victor Eytinge (1878-1938) became a lucrative business man while serving a life sentence in the Arizona state prison. He was the son of Ida Seebohm, a music teacher from Dayton, Ohio and Harry Eytinge. From 1907-1937, Louis Eyinge was...

 
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Falconer (Thomas) Collection

This is a collection of Thomas Falconer data from 1929-1930 collected by F. W. Hodge, in preparation for the publication by Thomas Falconer, published by Dauber and Pine, New York City, in 1930, for which Hodge wrote the introduction and...

 
Farmer (Malcom F.) Collection

This collection consists of three manuscripts written by Malcolm F. Farmer, frequent contributor to The manuscripts are titled "Notes on the Place of the Malaga Cove Site in Southern California Archaeology," June 1937; "An Indian Camp-Site in Tuna Canon," undated;...

 
Federal Art Project at the Southwest Museum Records

The Works Progress Administration of 1935 created a Federal Art Project to support artists and provide collection and exhibit maintenance and reference material to museums during the Great Depression. The National Parks Service carried out one such Federal Art Project...

 
Fenyes (Eva Scott) Collection

Eva Scott Fenyes (1849-1930) was an artist who spent more than thirty years traveling from San Diego to Sonoma, California to preserve the history and aesthetic beauty of her surroundings through her artwork. She moved to Pasadena, California circa 1896...

 
Fiesta de Los Angeles Collection

La Fiesta de Los Angeles was an annual multi-day event celebrating Los Angeles and Southern California's cultural heritage. The first celebration was held in April 1894. Canceled during the Spanish-American War, it was revived in 1901 under the new name...

 
Finney (Edward) / Tex Ritter Papers

The collection is primarilty publicity files of Ed Finney, mostly regarding Tex Ritter. Primarily covers the early part (1938-39) of Ritter's career with Monogram and Grand National. Some material dates through the 1940's and also covers other actors Finney was...

 
Fish (Joseph) Manuscript and Letters

Joseph Fish (1840-1926) lived in northern Arizona at Snowflake and was an official of the Mormon Church. He was among the early settlers of Iron County, Utah, Snowflake Arizona, and the Mormon Colonies in Mexico. The collection contains manuscript material...

 
Fiske (Turbesé Lummis) and Douglas (Frances) Papers

The Turbesé Lummis Fiske and Frances Douglas papers are mostly personal documents, with some manuscripts and realia, spanning from 1890-1967. They include the papers of Henry Herbert Knibbs from 1929-1945, and include correspondence from, to, and about Charles Fletcher Lummis.

 
Ford (Henry Chapman) Papers

Henry Chapman Ford was born 1828 August 6 in Livonia, New York and died 1894 February 27 in Santa Barbara, California. During the 1860s, Ford served in the American Civil War, became Chicago’s first landscape painter, and helped found the...

 
Fremont Family Collection

John Charles Fremont (1813-1890) was an American military officer during the Civil War, explorer of the Western United States, United States presidential candidate and an opponent of slavery. Fremont’s wife, Jessie Benton Fremont (1824-1902) was an American writer and daughter...

 
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Gamut Club Collection

The Gamut Club was founded in 1904 by L.E. Behymer and a group of Los Angeles musicians. The membership of this musical society was exclusively male and its objective, as described by their librarian Ben F. Field in 1918, was...

 
Ganson (Eve) Manuscript Pages and Drawings

Eve Ganson was an artist, author, and poet who was a resident of Los Angeles, California circa 1930. This collections contains ink drawings and manuscript pages for illustrated and written by Eve Ganson and published in 1928.

 
Genung (Charles Baldwin) Manuscript Collection

Charles Baldwin Genung was an Arizona pioneer in the 1860s and 1870s. This collection includes carbon copies of typed manuscripts by Genung, recounting his experiences in the 1860s and 1870s.

 
Golden West Broadcasters Meeting Minutes and Business Records

Golden West Broadcasters was a corporation founded by Gene Autry in 1964 for the purpose of managing his business interests. Autry, famous for being a musician and actor, was also a savvy business man, buying radio and television stations in...

 
Gordon (Dudley) Collection

Dudley Gordon was president of the Charles F. Lummis Memorial Association and many of his publications were written about Lummis and the Southwest Museum of the American Indian. This collection contains published articles and manuscripts written by Dudley Gordon during...

 
Gould Family Papers

Items related to the business careers of Amos and Ebenezer Gould.

 
Grace (Joseph F.) Manuscript

Includes Joseph F. Grace's story of his life from age 10 on the frontier, entitled .

 
Graham (Gladys M.) Collection

This collection is primarily drawings by Mrs. Graham of, and newspaper clippings about, California missions from 1927-1937. The drawings in this manuscript collection are done in pencil, and appear to be based on photographs. Other materials include biographical materials, maps,...

 
Grant (S. W.) History Manuscript

This manuscript contains the story of Arizona pioneer S. W. Grant as told to Edith O Kitt on 1924 December 9.

 
Grinnell (Fordyce Jr.) Papers

Fordyce Grinnell, Jr. (1882-1943), was a noted lepidopterist in Southern California and founded the Lorquin Natural History Club (now the Lorquin Entomological Society) in June 1913. Grinnell was an assistant curator of entomology at the Southwest Museum from 1916-1917, and...

 
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Haines (Rufus Rowe) Biographical Collection

This file contains a letter from Estelle H. Fennel to the Library regarding research on her father, Rufus Rowe Haines, a typed excerpt on Haines from by J. M. Guinn, and a copy of a photograph of Haines.

 
Hall (Sharlot Mabridth) Correspondence and Papers

Sharlot Mabridth Hall (1870-1943) was born in Kansas, was a pioneer, rancher, poet, prose writer, state historian of Arizona, and assistant editor of magazine. This collection includes correspondence to and from Hall and Charles Fletcher Lummis, manuscripts of Hall's published...

 
Hall (Sharlot Mabridth), Tonto Basin Row Manuscript

This is a typed copy of a manuscript entitled "The Tonto Basin Row" by Sharlot Mabridth Hall, which may have appeared in the newspaper in August 1887.

 
Halsted (Walter Kerr) California Manuscript

This is a typed copy of a manuscript by Walter Kerr Halsted entitled "My Trip to California in '49," wherein Halsted recounts the four years he spent traveling to and living in California, starting in 1849. Halsted was 91 at...

 
Hardy (William H.) Manuscript Collection

This is a collection of manuscripts by Captain W. H. Hardy regarding his life and experiences in Arizona from 1867-1887. Some were printed in the newspaper between 1887 and 1889. These are typed manuscripts and copies, all of which are...

 
Harmon Pritchard Papers

Harmon Pritchard Collection includes samples of his artwork, illustrations, and personal papers.

 
Harrington (John Peabody) Collection

John Peabody Harrington (1884-1961) was a linguist and ethnologist. His career spanned over forty years, dedicating his research to studying Native American languages and cultures across the western United States. Collection includes notes created by John Peabody Harrington during the...

 
Harrington (M. R.) Papers

Mark Raymond Harrington (born 1882 July 6, died 1971 June 30), noted anthropologist and archaeologist, was curator of archaeology at the Southwest Museum from 1928 to 1964 and discoverer of ancient Pueblo structures near Overton, Nevada and Little Lake, California....

 
Harris (Gladys Knight) Papers

The Gladys Knight Harris Papers document Harris's personal interest in domestic science, household affairs, child rearing, or what could be characterized as "women's work" in a harsh, unspoiled environment.

 
Hector and Laurena Alliot Manuscript Collection

Dr. Hector Alliot (1862-1919), was the first curator for the Southwest Society of the Archaeological Institute collections in 1901, and in 1912, he oversaw its transfer to the Southwest Museum where he became Director in 1917. The collection consists of...

 
Heintzelman (Samuel P.) Biographical Collection

Major General Samuel Peter Heintzelman (1805-1880) was a Major General in the United States Army and served in the military from 1825-1869. This collection of biographical material spans from 1864-1880 and includes two book excerpts and typed copies of a...

 
Hersey (L. Ray) Letter regarding Beecher Island

This is a letter from L. Ray Hersey to E. A. Brininstool relating to Beecher Island.

 
Hill (Robert T.) Cabeza de Vaca's Route Collection

This is a collection of Robert T. Hill's correspondence, notes, and maps on Cabeza de Vaca's Route across North America between 1528 and 1535. Most correspondence is addressed to Frederick Webb Hodge, with one piece addressed to Dr. H. E....

 
Hill (Robert T.) Papers

This collection contains one piece of typed correspondence and one hand-drawn and colored map by Robert T. Hill, illustrating Coronado's route through Texas and Oklahoma, both dated 1930.

 
Hilton's (William H.) Account of a Government Trip from San Diego to Yuma in 1852

This is a typed copy of a letter from William H. Hilton written to Major E. A. Sherman on 1906 October 1, recounting a pack, or wagon, train trip Hilton made for the U. S. Government from San Diego to...

 
Hinchman (Fred Kimpton) Papers

Fred Kimpton Hinchman (1888-1945) was a teacher and the supervisor of the Extension program at the Southwest Museum from 1929-1945. This collection dates from 1900-1945 and includes Hinchman's personal and teaching papers as well as biographical information and obituaries collected...

 
Historic Houses Scrapbooks, 1965-1968

Scrapbooks of newspaper articles written from 1965-1968, featuring Historic Houses of California and the West arranged alphabetically by geographical location or edifice name into two three-ring binders. Some photographs are also included in the collection....

 
Historic Los Angeles Articles By Genevieve Farnell-Bond

Genevieve Farnell-Bond was a poet. This is a scrapbook of articles by Genevieve Farnell-Bond clipped from the in 1914. Articles cover topics such as fire fighters, governors, parks, pioneers, the postal service, street names, and the water system in early...

 
Howard (Volney E.) Biographical Collection

This file contains correspondence between C. W. Ramsdell of the Department of History at the University of Texas, Austin and Los Angeles lawyer Grant Jackson from 1923, regarding biographical information on Judge Volney E. Howard (1809-1889) and his involvement in...

 
Hubbard (Edward B.) Collection

This is a scrapbook documenting the military career of Edward B. Hubbard from 1862-1882, showing his rise from Second Lieutenant to Assistant Quartermaster in the Union Army. The scrapbook contains correspondence, special orders, a certificate, invoices, a newspaper clipping, and...

 
Hughes (Father William) Collection

Father William McDermott Hughes (1880-1939) was a Catholic priest who traveled through California getting Native American storytellers to tell their tales to him. This collection includes Hughes's initial hand-written manuscripts produced mostly between 1910 and 1911 as well as typed...

 
Huichol Vocabulary

This is a document comprised of four sheets printed with lists of Spanish and English words and corresponding typed Huichol words. The document was recorded from informant Francisco Tejon by Donald Bush Cordry at la Mesa, Nayarit, 1937 November 29.

 
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Indian Board of Co-operation Collection

This collection contains correspondence to and from Indian Board of Co-Operation Second Vice President George Wharton James, manuscripts by James, pamphlets produced by the Indian Board of Co-Operation, newspaper clippings, posters, and ephemera dated 1915-1925.

 
Indian Claims Commission Records

A majority of the collection consists of copies of legal documents brought before the Indian Claims Commission. Commission documents include petitions, reports, findings of facts, amendments, opinions, orders, and appeals. Also included are policies, draft reports, O’Marr correspondence, photographs, newspaper...

 
Indians of Southern California

Photocopy of the original report printed in the , volume XIV, August 8, 1868 issue....

 
International Gay Rodeo Association Institutional Archives

The International Gay Rodeo Association Insitutional Archives consist of administrative records, memorabilia, posters, publications and clothing from 1982-2009. Most of the materials are regarding the planning, production, and reviews of regional chapter rodeos as well as the final rodeo for...

 
Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Collection

This is a collection of promotional materials, newspaper clippings, and papers from 1923-1972 regarding the Inter-Tribal Ceremonial that takes place annually in Gallup, New Mexico. Materials include correspondence, handbills, invitations, a post card, premium lists, press releases, and programs.

 
Inyo County Collection

Scrapbook of articles about Inyo County; letter from John L. Von Blon, a journalist and photographer, to "Bill," regarding publicity for Red Rock Canyon; and copy of article regarding Red Rock Canyon by Von Blon.

 
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Jack In The Box film script

Revised final draft of film script by The American Film Institute. Horror movie involving Mexican witchcraft partially filmed at the Southwest Museum.

 
Jackson (Grant) Papers

This collection includes certificates, correspondence, legal documents, manuscripts, legal papers, and a scrapbook regarding the professional career of Grant Jackson. Materials are from 1886-1924.

 
James Addison Reavis and the Peralta Claim

This is a thesis entitled "James Addison Reavis and the Peralta Claim" by Newton A. Johnson. It was presented to the Department of History, University of Southern California in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree Master of Arts...

 
James (Harry C.) Manuscript Collection

This collection contains the manuscripts, drafts, proofs, and articles by Harry C. James from 1953-1968.

 
Jayhawkers of '49 Clippings Collection

The Jayhawkers of '49 were a Death Valley pioneering party, many of which died of starvation en route in 1849. This collection includes newspaper articles on the reunion of the survivors in 1913 and a newspaper clipping on member Colonel...

 
John Bratt Collection Ranching Records and Biographical Material

Records of John Bratt and Co. Ranching firm

 
Jones (Seth C.) Biographical Collection

This collection contains correspondence regarding Seth C. Jones and his drawings of cliff dwellings from 1873-1874, typed copies of Jones's obituary, and an annotated manuscript by F. W. Hodge regarding Jones and his drawings, which were acquired by the Southwest...

 
Jorgensen (Kay-William) Clippings

Kay-William Jorgensen was Danish engineer, explorer of the Arctic, and a member of the Danish expedition on the ship Teddy, which sank and left the crew on an ice floe in 1923. This collection of newspaper clippings from 1925-1933 documents...

 
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Katchongva (Chief Dan) Collection

Chief Dan Katchongva (1860-1972) was born in Old Oraibi, Arizona. He was a tradional leader and Hopi Chief at Hotevilla, Arizona. This collection consists of material primarily created between 1970-1971. They include photocopies of correspondence from Chief Dan Katchongva to...

 
Kavanaugh-Hecker (Frances) Clippings and Scrapbook

Frances Kavanaugh-Hecker (1915-2009) was known as the “Cowgirl of the typewriter” and was one of the few women scriptwriters for western film and television. This collection consists of ephemera, newspaper clippings, publications, publicity packets, and a scrapbook. Material in this...

 
Kendall (George Wilkins) Collection

George Wilkens Kendall was born on 1807 August 22 at Mount Vernon, near Amherst, New Hampshire. He was a journalist, Texas sheepman, and war correspondent during the Mexican War (1846-1848). Kendall died in Texas on 1867 October 21. Kendall County,...

 
Keogh Family Papers and Photographs

Correspondence, papers and photographs of Keogh returned to his family in Ireland after his death, together with letters received by the family relating to Keogh, and newspaper clippings. The family assembled two albums to honor the memory of Keogh, the...

 
Keppler (Joseph) Papers

Joseph Keppler Jr. was born Udo Keppler on 1872 April 4 in St Louis, Missouri. He was a writer, collector of Native American literature and artifacts, political cartoonist, and publisher. In 1898, Keppler was adopted into the Wolf Clan of...

 
Keres Language of New Mexico

This is a hand-written document of English words with Keres equivalent, except two pages of Keres to English, probably created by Adolph Bandelier, circa 1883. The document consists of 22 sheets of notebook paper with notes handwritten in ink.

 
Kirk (Ruth Falkenburg) Collection

This is a collection of articles and manuscripts written by Ruth Falkenburg Kirk, mostly regarding Zuni fetishes, from 1939-1950. Materials include a lecture given by Kirk, and a catalog of Zuni ceremonial jars for sale, which includes photographs and one...

 
Kirkendall (Emit A.) Papers

Emit Akins Kirkendall (1878 June 1 - 1958 January 23) was a Spanish-American War veteran, an inventor of agricultural tools, and a real estate agent in Baker, Oregon. His collection of papers, correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia span from 1899-1977 and...

 
Knox (Mertice McCrea Buck) Collection

This collection contains a manuscript and explanatory introduction by Mertice McCrea Buck-Knox entitled "Lieutenant Emory's Report of the Expedition Down the Gila in the Autumn of 1846" based on Emory's official report of 1848 entitled This collection also contains maps...

 
Kunze (Richard E.) Collection

Richard E. Kunze (1837-1919) was born in Germany and moved to the United States in 1854 and studied at the National Eclectic Medical Association in New York. Kunze's chief interest was in medical botany, and he specialized in cacti. Kunze...

 
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Land grant for military service to William and James Taylor signed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, 1897

Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States of America, TO ALL WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING: Know ye, That, in consideration of military service performed by William Taylor (a Major for the seventh year of his service) to the...

 
Lane (Craig J.) Production Papers

This collection of papers spanning from 1999-2000 document First Assistant Craig J. Lane’s work on production of the television movies The Secret of Giving (1999) and By Dawn’s Early Light (2000). Craig J. Lane (b. October 10, 1961) lives and...

 
Lecouvreur (Frank) Manuscript and Papers

Frank Lecouvreur was a German immigrant who came to California by ship around Cape Horn. His travels begin in 1851. This collection contains correspondence in German and English, an English translation by Julius C. Behnke of Frank Lecourvreur's book ,...

 
Leese (Jacob P.) Letter (Copy)

This is a photostatic copy of a letter written to Abel Stearns from Jacob P. Leese, 1837 May 8.

 
Lenz (Caroline Van Der Leck) Memoir

Caroline Van Der Leck Lenz was born 1858 February 10 in Los Angeles, California. She was the daughter of Lorenz van der Leck and Caroline Ginger. This collection consists of a 34-page manuscript, typed and edited by Lenz's daughter, Louise...

 
Letters from Bradford Torrey to Olive Thorne Miller

Bradford Torrey (1843-1912) was an ornithologist and author. This collection contains letters from Mr. Bradford Torrey to Mrs. Olive Thorne Miller from 1889-1907 regarding birds in New England and Santa Barbara.

 
Letters of Instructions to Churches in New Mexico and Mexico

This is a bound collection of hand-written letters and instructions for churches in Mexico and New Mexico from 1815-1819. Materials are in Spanish.

 
Levi (Linda) Artwork and Exhibit Material

This collection consists of Linda Levi's personal and family photographs; prints and images of her artwork; and exhibit announcements and catalogs related to her group and solo shows. Also included is Levi's resume, newspaper articles, and press releases....

 
Lewis (Frank Dunham) Papers

Frank Dunham Lewis, born 1863, was a U. S. Special Indian Agent appointed in 1889, and served as delegate from the 78th district to the 35th session of the California Assembly in 1903. This collection consists mainly of Lewis' incoming...

Linton (Minnie H.) Collection of Indian School Papers and Drawings, before 1919

This collection consists of an autograph book from the Hayward Indian School in Hayward, Wisconsin; drawings from the Hopi Indian Reservation in Keams Canyon, Arizona; and written exams from the Sherman Institute in Riverside, California. The Sherman Institute is now...

 
Lo and Behold

This file contains a typed manuscript entitled "Lo and Behold" possibly written by John Dominus. It appears to have been written in 1933 and refers to ceremonial dances and religious ceremonies of Luisenos and Cupeno Indians, such as the Shrohobit...

 
Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island Collection

This is a collection of two booklets and many newspaper clippings from 1899-1981 regarding the "Lone Woman" of San Nicholas Island, who was supposedly abandoned and lived alone on a tiny island off the Southern California coast between 1836 and...

 
Lopez De Fages (Isabel) Manuscript Collection

Isable Lopez de Fages wrote the introduction and descriptions in the book of Eva Scott Fenyes paintings published in 1950. This manuscript collection contains information on almost all of the Fenyes paintings, as well as all of Lopez de Fages'...

 
Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Board Collection

Contains correspondence on the Cultural Heritage Board (now the Cultural Heritage Commission), municiple art patrons, lectures, walking tours, and a fact sheet on houses from 1962-1972.

 
Lost Woman of San Nicolas Island Collected Manuscripts

This file contains a letter from Arthur Woodward to Southwest Museum director Frederick Webb Hodge and copies of typed manuscripts collected by Woodward regarding the "Lost Woman" of San Nicolas Island. The manuscripts include a transcript of interviews with George...

 
Lottie L. Tillotson Collection

The Lottie L. Tillotson collection contains material that Tillotson collected on her travels throughout the American West between 1896 and 1903.

 
Lummis (Charles) Papers

This collection contains the correspondence, papers, and ephemera of Charles Fletcher Lummis, founder of the Southwest Museum, and author of .

 
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Magill (Margaret W.) Artwork and Papers

Margaret Magill was the sister-in-law of Frank Hamilton Cushing, an early ethnographer of Zuni Pueblo. Collection consists primarily of 15 watercolor paintings of Saludo and Cibola pottery and 15 paintings of Zuni. These papers include correspondence. These sketches of Zuni...

 
Makepeace (Anne) Production Materials of Edward S. Curtis Documentary

The collection contains materials used in the making of the documentary film Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians by Anne Makepeace.

 
Male Shooting Chant - Its Story Told By the Late Blue Eyes of Lukachukai

This is a typed carbon copy of a manuscript entitled "Male Shooting Chant - Its Story told by the late Blue Eyes of Lukachukai." Other title page notes read: Recorded by Father Berard Haile; free translation by Gladys A. Reichard.

 
Margaret Long Papers

Research files for the publication, The Shadow of the Arrow, a History of Death Valley and Early Travelers Through the Area. The files consist of photostatic and typed copies of documents and maps, and a total of 133 photographs.

 
Markey (J. J.) and San Luis Rey Historical Society Papers and Photographs

Dr. J. J. (Joseph James) Markey (1897-1985) was a physician and amateur archaeologist and was president of the San Luis Rey Historical Society in 1957. This collection of papers and photographs includes newspaper clippings following Markey’s archaeological exploits, photographs of...

 
Marti (Samuel) Manuscript Collection

Samuel Marti (1906-1975) was a Mexican ethnomusicologist, and wrote the Southwest Museum leaflet on “The Eleanor Hague Colonial Mexican Music Manuscript.” This collection contains manuscripts by Samuel Marti, including two published pamphlets with the imprint Sobretiro de Cuadernos Americanos in...

 
Mary Emily Foy Collection

The collection contains information about, and works by, Mary Emily Foy.

 
Mason (Elizabeth) Papers

Elizabeth Mason (1880-1953) was a sculptor, writer, jewelry maker, and Santa Barbara historian. At the Southwest Museum, Mason created 28 dioramas of Native American life which adorned the Museum’s entrance hall and Poole Wing. This collection consists of correspondence, sketches,...

 
Matthews (Washington) Papers

Major Washington Matthews, M.D., LL.D. (1881-1905) was a surgeon with the United States Army and a scholar and writer on Navajo culture and people. This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, magazine and newspaper clippings, and a scrapbook from 1893-1945 related...

 
Maude (Frederic Hamer) Lectures

The collection consists of the hand-written lectures by photographer, Frederic Hamer Maude from approximately 1909-1960. The lectures were presented along with series of photographs by Maude, taken throughout California, the Southwest and northwestern regions of North America. Frederic Hamer Maude...

 
Maurice Frink Photograph Collection,

The collection is comprised mainly of photographs, collected by Maurice Frink, of Miss Indian America contestants from the mid-1950s through the mid-1960s as well as his collection of 12 salt prints of Ogallala Sioux men, dated 1898-1900.

 
Maya Year at the Inauguration of the Calendar

This collection contains two typed copies of a manuscript entitled "The Maya Year at the Inauguration of the Calendar" by N. Cordy. The manuscript is 14 pages long and was written in July 1940.

 
McClintock (James H.) Collection

This collection contains materials from 1891-1934, including two sets of transcripts from the 1930 radio program written by James H. McClintock, writings by McClintock appearing in brochures, magazines, and newspapers, as well as two obituary notices for McClintock.

 
McCormick (Richard C.) Letter

This is a letter from Richard C. McCormick to book dealer H. H. Moore, written May 2, 1901.

 
Meacham Family Papers

This collection consists of correspondence to the Meacham family from their Chinese house servants, newspaper issues, and sketches. Material in this collection was created between 1867 to 1920.

 
Mellus (Francis) Collection

This collection consists of a typed copy of the "Journal of Francis Mellus from June 11, 1838 to March 26, 1847," the original of which is in the Henry E. Huntington Library. The journal was written by Mellus on sea...

 
Memorandum or Travels to California by Charles O. Loomis

This collection contains a leather-bound journal, written in pencil and ink, written by Charles O. Loomis of Ripley, Chatauqua County, New York, during his travels to California from March 25, 1852 to March 25, 1853.

 
Memorial of Fray Alonso de Benavides Collection

This collection includes items related to the translation of the "Memorial of Father Alfonso de Benavides." The original version of the Memorial was written in 1630.

 
Mexico-United States Relations Clippings Collection

This is a collection of newspaper clippings from 1961-1969 regarding relations between Mexico and the United States, as well as two English bibiliographies on Mexico from 1968 and two issues of magazine from 1966 and 1968.

 
Miehle and Sepulveda Family Papers

The Sepulveda family played a prominent role in Southern California history and development. The most well-known family branch were the recipients of a 35,000 acre land grant that later became Rancho Palos Verdes. This collection spans 1834-1952 and includes clippings,...

 
Miller (Harry E. "Two Guns") Collection

Harry Miller (1879-1952), also known as "Indian" or "Two Guns" is most famously remembered for being the namesake of the ghost town Two Guns located on Interstate 40 east of Flagstaff. Miller was an amateur archaeologist and believed that he...

 
Minutes of the Meeting of the Council of All the New Mexico Pueblos Held at Santo Domingo Pueblo on December 10, 1926

This is a copy of the minutes of the meeting of the Council of all the New Mexico Pueblos held at Santo Domingo Pueblo on December 10, 1926.

 
Moore (Benjamin D.) Papers

Benjamin Davies Moore (1810-1846) was a soldier in the United States army who died in the Battle of San Pasqual, California. This collection includes a letter from Benjamin, dated 1846, and a leather-bound notebook shared by Benjamin and his brother...

 
Moorehead (Warren King) Papers

This collection contains an annotated map and explanation of map showing distribution of mound cultures written by Warren King Moorehead in 1933. This collection includes another manuscript by Moorehead entitled "The Mound-Builder Problem: A Brief Review."

 
Mormon Difficulties at Tuba City in the Hopi Country, Arizona Scrapbook

This collection contains correspondence, legal documents, drawings, and maps from 1894-1902 regarding charges that polygamous Mormons forced Hopi Indians from land and water that they had used for years.

 
Muir (John) Collection

John Muir (1838-1914) was a naturalist and philosopher, famous for calling attention to the natural lands of the United States and spurring on the movement to develop the National Parks. This collection spans from 1824-1966 and includes correspondence, an original...

 
Munk (Joseph Amasa) Papers, and other materials

J. A. (Joseph Amasa) Munk was a Civil War veteran and a doctor of Eclectic Medicine. His interest in collecting publications on Arizona led him to create the Munk Library of Arizoniana, housed at the Southwest Museum. The includes papers,...

 
My First Christmas in Nevada, Manuscript, Undated

Presumably the account is of the author's own experience. Manuscript includes 21 pages of an incomplete and handwritten account. The account is about a girl, presumably the author, growing up in England and going to America after the death of...

 
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Nandawaga Society for History and Folklore Collection

The Nundawaga Society was an organization dedicated to collecting and sharing the Native American and pioneer history of the Finger Lakes region in the United States. This is a collection of correspondence, news bulletins, and programs from the Nundawaga Society...

 
Native American Art and Artist Ephemera Collection

This collection consist of brochures, programs, and promotional material created throughout the 20th and early 21st centuries by museums, non-profit organizations, community centers, and art galleries that focus on Native American artists, artwork, music, and performances.

 
Native American Clippings Collection

Newspaper and magazine clippings on Native American education, economics, and rights, collected in 1967 and 1968. Some clippings focus on California.

 
Navajo Relief Scrapbook

This is a scrapbook created by Paul Coze regarding Navajo relief actions between 1947 and 1948. It contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and has one photograph on the cover. Paul Coze was the secretary for the Pasadena chapter of the Navajo...

 
Navajo Translation of the Book of Luke

This is a carbon copy of a typed manuscript of the Book of Luke from the Bible, translated into Navajo.

 
Navajo Translation of the Marine Corps Hymn

This collection includes a typed copy of the Marine Corps Hymn in English; a copy of the Hymn translated into Navajo by Private First Class Jimmie K. King; and a letter to Frederick Webb Hodge from Philip Johnston, dated 1943...

 
Navajo Vocabulary

This is a small, bound notebook containing hand-written Navajo words arranged alphabetically with English equivalents, recorded by L. R. Paxton, possibly in the early 1880s. L. R. Paxton was a trader in northern Arizona in the early 1880s. His daughter...

 
Netzahualt (Nabor Feliz) Papers

Nabor Feliz Netzahualt (1877-1972) was a Pueblo Indian sculptor who made clay sculptures as a sideshow for many circuses from the 1920s to the 1950s, including the Al G. Barnes Circus. This collection of papers from 1920-1929 includes correspondence, legal...

 
Newmark Family Papers

The Newmarks are a pioneer Los Angeles family that have contributed to the promotion and growth of Los Angeles, as well as to the development of Los Angeles’ Jewish community. In 1848, Joseph Phillip Newmark became the first of the...

 
Newmark (Myer J.) Journal, 1852-1853

The journal titled, "Incidents of a Voyage from New York to San Francisco around Cape Horn in the good ship Carrington , F.B. French Commander. Commenced Dec 15, 1852. Ended April 20th 1853," was hand-written by Myer J. Newmark when...

 
Nidever's (George) Remembrance of the Lone Indian Woman of San Nicolas Island

A hand-written manuscript entitled "The Indian Woman of San Nicolas," which records the remembrances of George Nidever, as recorded by E. F. Murray in Santa Barbara, California, November 4, 1878, and a hand-written note of biographical information on Nidever.

 
Northern California Indian Association Newsletters and Bulletins

The Northern California Indian Association, formed in 1894, was a branch of the Women’s National Indian Association, which formed in Philadelphia in 1879. The Northern California Indian Association, based in San Jose, CA, campaigned for “the physical, moral, and educational...

 
Notes on the Caddoan Stock

This is a typed copy of a manuscript by Alexander Lesser and Gene Weltfish entitled "Notes on the Caddoan Stock" regarding language based in Pawnee, Wichita, Kitsai, and Caddo languages, along with a letter from Lesser to Frederick Webb Hodge,...

 
Notes on the Navajo Language

This is a collection of a typed copy of a manuscript entitled "Notes on the Navajo Language" by Father Leopold Ostermann of St. Michael's, Arizona, 1905 and a three-page typed document entitled "Adjectives and Names of Colors," undated, possibly by...

 
Noyes (Edward F.) Scrapbook

Edward F. Noyes (1832-1890) was ambassador to France, a retired general, and governor of Ohio. Collection consists of letters of introduction, invitations and responses, and newspaper clippings in French and English regarding the Presidential campaign of 1876, all contained in...

 
Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors Archives

Nudie Cohn, born Nuta Kotlyrenko in Kiev (1902 December 15 - 1984 May 9), was a Russian immigrant who moved to America in 1913. Born into a family of boot makers and tailors, he made a name for himself in...

 
Nuevo Mexico Manuscript

This is a hand-written manuscript in Spanish documenting the history of New Mexico from 1534 to 1763. No author or date is noted on the document.

 
Numismatic Collection

This is a collection of currency and checks from 1854-1918 from the Canada, Germany, Haiti, Japan, Mexico, and the United States.

 
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Oak (Henry L.) 1874 Diary and Biography

This collection includes a diary of trip to the missions of Southern California by Henry Lebbeus Oak and biography of Oak by Henry R. Wagner.

 
O'Brien (Michael) Northwest Coast Graphic Art Collection

The Northwest Coast Graphic Art Collection, assembled by Michael O'Brien, contains various forms of reprinted Native American art from museums as well as artists' brochures. Souvenir postcards and greeting cards represent museum pieces as well as contemporary artists' work. Letters,...

 
Orange County California Anthropological Project: Banning Site Notes

This is a typed report on the Orange County California Anthropological Project, Number 7680, January report of the Banning Site, 1937 January, including daily notes for the Banning site 1937 December 21-1938 January 20; a list of artifacts found at...

 
Otomi Language Documents

This collection contains a copy of the Lord's Prayer hand-written in Otomi language, a typed manuscript entitled "Otomi: spoken in the Californies (sic)," and a typed manuscript entitled, "Otomi: spoken in the state of Mexico and in different parts of...

 
Our Native Flora

Alfred James McClatchie (1861-1906) was an American agriculturalist and horticulturalist and taught biology at Throop Polytechnic Institute in Pasadena in the 1890s. This is a hand-written manuscript titled "Our Native Flora" by Alfred James McClatchie.

 
Overland to California: An Interesting History of the Trip of General Hammond and Robert Eliot Across the Continent in 1849

This collection contains one typed copy and one carbon copy of a typed manuscript by Robert Eliot entitled, "Overland to California: An Interesting History of the Trip of General Hammond and Robert Eliot Across the Continent in 1849." The manuscript...

 
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Palmer (Edward) Manuscript Collection

Edward Palmer (1829-1911) was born in Norfolkshire, England, but became known for his field work in the United States as a field naturalist, ethnobotony, and archaeology of the Southwest and Mexico. This collection of papers includes hand-written manuscripts, research notes,...

 
Parcher Family Papers

The collection consists of the documents of father and son, William C. and Frank M. Parcher from 1911 to 1931. William’s portion includes documents from his time with the Bishop Chamber of Commerce circa 1918-1921. Frank’s portion includes professional documents...

 
Parkin Store Ledger Books

Henry S. Parkin was a trader and married to a Sioux woman. The Parkin Store, later called the Cannonball Mercantile Company, operated in Standing Rock Agency, North Dakota from 1879 to 1930. A majority of their clientele were Sioux Indians....

 
Paterek (Josephine D.) Bibliography for Encyclopedia of American Indian Costume

This collection consist of a bibliography on index cards created by Dr. Josephine Paterek for her book , which was published in 1994. Each section was titled and organized by Paterek according to how they appear in the final publication...

 
Paul De Longpre Collection

This collection consists of published material and personal papers. The published materials include magazine and newspaper articles about De Longpre's 50th birthday celebration

 
Pavatea (Tom) Collection

Tom Pavatea was a Hopi Indian who was a trader on the Hopi reservation beginning in the late 1890s and running through the 1940s. This collection includes official correspondence and papers of Tom Pavatea from 1933 to 1947.

 
Pedigree Chart of Joseph Murillo Northrop

This is a pedigree chart created by Marie Northrop, documenting the family tree of Joseph Murillo Northrop on a layout copyrighted 1949 by Wendell O. Rich. The Northrop family is documented in California and Mexico from 1700 to 1944.

 
Pedrorena (Miguel de) Letter

This is a photostat, created circa 1932, of a letter from Miguel de Pedrorena to Captain Stephen Smith written October 10, 1845.

 
Personal Recollections of Los Angeles, California, in 1856

This collection consists of a handwritten manuscript of a "few personal recollections of Los Angeles, 50 years ago," written by Mrs. M.E. Williams from Santa Rosa, California. The "recollections," written in 1907 February, tell of Mrs. Williams's experiences in Los...

 
Philatelic Collection

Items in this collection date from 1861-1983 and include stamps, covers or envelopes, newspaper clippings, typed articles, and correspondence. Materials include an envelope collection of covers from 1861 that mostly deal with politics, race relations, and the Civil War; stamps,...

 
Pikuni Blackfoot Coloring Books Sketches and Manuscript

This collection consists of a manuscript, original ink drawings, and pencil sketches for a coloring book titled , illustrated by Jack McCord. It was developed in conjunction with a Southwest Museum exhibit of the same name that ran from 2002...

 
Pio Pico Ranchito Research Files of Dr. Lorayne Horka

This collection contains mostly hand-written and type-written notes Dr. Lorayne Horka took from original sources regarding the Pico family and land claims in California. Some of these notes were taken from materials at the Bancroft Library at the University of...

 
Poston (Charles D. [Charles Debrille]) Manuscript Collection

This collection includes manuscripts for a speech, a magazine article, and two monographs by Charles Debrill Poston, as well as memorial newspaper clippings and a program for an honorary statue of Poston. Materials range from 1865-1977.

 
Powell and Sparkman Family Papers

Philip Stedman Sparkman studied and wrote out the vocabulary of the Luiseño people of Southern California, and he corresponded with Charles F. Lummis and Frederick Webb Hodge. This collection includes family, financial, and legal papers of John Sparkman, Philip Stedman,...

 
Powell (Lawrence Clark) Collection

This is a collection of manuscripts by Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001). This collection includes correspondence from Powell to Southwest Museum librarians and directors, typed and published manuscripts, a newspaper clipping, pamphlets, and speeches from 1941-1973.

 
Proposal Regarding the Establishment of the George Catlin Pennsylvania Indian Foundation

This file contains a copy of an appeal in connection with the Pennsylvania Indian Survey prepared by Robert F. Duncan of the John Price Jones Corporation, and a letter from Duncan to F. W. Hodge, dated May 17, 1929. The...

 
Provincias Internas Tom. 34. Archivo General

This is a photostatic copy of the typescript of a 1633 document found in the National Archives of Mexico.

 
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Rainbow Bridge

This is a handmade volume entitled by Hoffman Birney, signed by the author and dated 1927. It contains photographs and typed pages of prose and a prayer regarding the Rainbow Bridge red sandstone natural formation in Utah.

 
Raven Grey Eagle Collection

Materials related to the life and career of Western actor Raven Grey Eagle, a.k.a. Andy Florio.

 
Real Cedula, Dirijida al Padre Custodio Fray Esteban de Perea

This file contains a typed copy of a manuscript "Traslado de Real Cedula, dirijida al Padre Custadio Fray Esteban de Perea, 1621" and two pieces of correspondence from 1902 regarding the manuscript.

 
Record of the Corso (Coso) Mining Distirct: County of Inyo, State of California from 1868-1872

This manuscript collection contains translations of mining claims made in the Coso Mining District of Inyo County from 1868-1872. Names of mines and their locations are listed here, as well as the names of the claim holders. Translated by Emilyn...

 
Reed (Virginia Elizabeth) Letter Collection

This collection includes letters written by Virginia Elizabeth Reed, a member of the Donner Party, at age 12, as well as manuscripts written about her by George Wharton James and Frances Watkins. This collection also includes magazine articles and newspaper...

 
Reeve (Phyllis) and Alexander T. Vogelsang Correspondence

This file contains copies of letters between thirteen year-old Phyllis Reeve and Alexander T. Vogelsang, First Assisant Secretary of the Interior, regarding land ownership in Arizona. Letters were composed from August 7, 1920 to September 10, 1920. The originals are...

 
Report of U. S. Army Court of Inquiry regarding Captain Emmet Crawford

This is a typed copy of United States General Order 13, issued by order of Brigadier General Crook on July 14, 1884 from the Whipple Barracks in Prescott, Headquarters Department of Arizona, regarding the performance of Captain Emmet Crawford, Third...

 
Report on Preliminary Investigation of Painted Cave, Inyo County, California

This is a report submitted to the Southwest Museum by amateur archaeologist and enthusiast, E. T. Ross, regarding a cave he discovered and explored in 1938. The report includes a letter to Southwest Museum staff, drawings, photographs, and a folded...

 
Report on the Cumberland Gold Mine, Arizona Territory

This bound volume is entitled "Report: The Cumberland Gold Mine" and contains newspaper clippings from 1879 and a hand-written report submitted by George E. Barnes and B. J. Burns to the President of the Cumberland Mining Company. The report was...

 
Robert Gordon's Opening Speech, Tuscarora, Nevada

This is a hand-written manuscript of Robert Gordon's "Opening Speech" for a debate in Tuscarora, Nevada. The manuscript is undated and unsigned, but contains edit marks.

 
Robert S. Curry Personal Papers and Photographic Materials

The materials predominately consist of color slides taken during Robert S. Curry's travels to Mayan cities, California, and the Southwest.

 
Rocky Mountain News 1859 to 1881 Article Collection

This is a collection of typed newspaper items from the in Denver, Colorado from 1859-1881. The typed copies were sent to Frederick Webb Hodge at the Southwest Museum in October 1929.

 
Rocky Mountain Steve Papers

Collection relating to the life of cowboy and sharpshooter Stephen Hicks, also known as "Rocky Mountain Steve."

 
Rogers, Roy and Dale Evans Archives

The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Archives contains publications, press clippings, photographs, slides, promotional materials, correspondence, sheet music, ephemera, and business records relating to the film, television, and recording careers of Rogers and Evans, primarily from the 1940s until 2000....

 
Rogers (Smokey) and Anderson (Maymie) Papers

Singer, songwriter, and actor Eugene “Smokey” Rogers (1917-1993) was a successful and influential part of the country music scene in Southern California in the 1940s and 1950s. He performed in bands with Spade Cooley and Tex Williams, hosted his own...

 
Ross (Jacob) Family History Collection

This is a typed manuscript documenting the history of the Jacob Ross family from 1865 to 1900. The manuscript was created in 1951 by Lecil E. Ross in response to a request from Southwest Museum director Frederick Webb Hodge for...

 
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Samuel Franklin Cody Papers

Posters, clippings, scripts, programs, photographs, lettersheets, sheet music and documents relating to the career of Texan, Samuel Franklin Cody, as a Wild West showman, sharpshooter, actor, playwright, horseman and aviator in Great Britain and Western Europe.

 
Schilling (Frank A.) Collection

This is a collection of typed, signed manuscripts by Frank A. Schilling. Most are manuscripts from the Conservation Association of Los Angeles County's broadcasts on KECA as part of the Chaparral Club program, from 1932 October 28-1937 September.

 
Schroeder (Albert H.) Manuscripts on Apache Indians

Albert H. Schroeder (1914-1993) oversaw the Salt River Valley Stratigraphic Survey, a WPA project for which he trained the crew and which recorded 104 sites. He served in the army during World War II and following the war was hired...

 
Schuller (Joseph) Bibliography Cards

This is a collection of bibliographic information on index cards in English, French, and German. The collection is entirely undated. Cards contain bibliographic information on anthropology and archaeology resources, mostly dealing with early man and prehistoric studies. The cards display...

 
Schuller (Rodolfo R.) and Popol Vuh papers

Ruldolf Schuller (1873-1932) was an Austrian linguist and philologist whose primary concentration was on Indian languages of Central and South America, and who was working on a translation of the Popol Vuh, the creation story from the Quiché (K'iche') Maya...

 
Schultz (James Willard) Collection

This collection contains two copies of a pamphlet entitled "The Starving Blackfeet Indians" written by James Willard Schultz, 1921 November 3, and papers from the James Willard Schultz - Lone Wolf Museum, Inc. in Greer Arizona from 1994.

 
Scott (Hugh Lenox) Collection

This collection contains correspondence and memorandum regarding General Hugh L. Scott. Original correspondence dates from 1915-1930, and no dates exist on the copies. One letter is from Reuben Spotted Horse to Russel Crane, regarding the medal given to Reuben Spotted...

 
Scott (Hunter D.) Architecture Manuscript

Manuscript for by Hunter D. Scott, one chapter of which appeared in volume 2, number 2, pages 15-24, under the title "Pueblo-Mission Architecture: A Distinctive Product of the Southwest."

 
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings by Charles F. Lummis and others, circa 1885

A scrapbook of newspaper articles from publications such as the and the , circa 1885. The majority of articles are written by Charles Fletcher Lummis and are accounts of his "Tramp Across the Continent" from 1884-1885.

 
Sequoyah's Cherokee Alphabet Correspondence

This is a note and envelope sent to Frederick Webb Hodge by Brother Claudius Antony of St. Mary's College, California, 1934 January 21. The Cover, which is also the envelope, is postmarked Tahlequah, Oklahoma, 1934, and is stamped with "Sequoyah's...

 
Serra (Junipero) Collection

Junipero Serra (1713-1784) was a priest of the Franciscan order in the Catholic Church, who helped Spain conquer and colonize what is now the state of California. This is a collection of magazine and newspaper clippings, manuscripts, programs, and posters...

 
Seventeenth Century Documents Relating to New Mexico

This is a collection of typed copies of seventeenth century documents relating to New Mexico copied by France Scholes from the manuscripts in the Archivo General, Mexico in 1929, and letters from Scholes to Hodge from 1929 and 1930 discussing...

 
Shea Copper Company Records, 1916-1937

These are some of the records of the Shea Copper Company from 1916-1937. Included are administrative papers, stock certificates, and correspondence regarding transfer requests.

 
Sheet Music Collection

This collection consists primarily of sheet music from notable and local musicians during the late 19th and early 20th centuries on topics relating to California, Arizona, Spanish folksongs, and music influenced by or transcribed from Native American songs, chants and...

 
Simmons (Harvey), Certificate of Military Service

This certificate, dated 25 August 1888, from the Adjutant General of Ohio's office records the American Civil War career of Harvey Simmons as a Private in Company C of the 42nd Regiment Ohio Infantry from 25 September 1861 to 30...

 
Simmons (J.W.) Papers

This is a collection of correspondence, papers, and hand-drawn maps made by J. W. Simmons between 1934 and 1935 regarding archaeological sites in Arizona. Much of the correspondence is between Simmons and Southwest Museum Secretary Charles Avery Amsden. This collection...

 
Simpson (Ruth DeEtte) Archaeological Research Papers and Notes

Ruth DeEtte “Dee” Simpson (1919-2000) was an archaeologist and curator for the Southwest Museum from the 1940s to the 1960s. She conducted excavations in Arizona and California’s Mojave Desert and was the director of the Calico Early Man Archaeological Site....

 
Sitting Bull and Oglala Sioux Collection

This collection contains an autograph and drawing of a bull made by Sitting Bull on June 16, 1881, and a collection of seven typed manuscripts of articles about Sitting Bull and the Oglala Sioux, as well as a hand-written copy...

 
Sketches of Augustus Langenberger and His Wife Clementine Langenberger

This is a typed manuscript profiling Augustus Langenberger (1824-1895) and his wife Clementine Zimmerman (1842-1913), early settlers in Anaheim, California.

 
Skinner (Alanson) Papers

This collection includes manuscripts, research and field notes, poems, artwork, correspondence, ephemera, scrapbooks, and personal papers of Alanson B. Skinner.

 
Society of California Pioneers Collection

The purpose of the Society of California Pioneers was, according to its constitution, "to cultivate the social virtues of its members, to collect and preserve information connected with the early settlement and conquest of the country, and to perpetuate the...

 
Southern California Photographers and the Indians of the Southwest, 1888-1910 Collection

This is a collection of a typed copy of a manuscript by Alan H. Jutzi (1945-) titled "Southern California Photographers and the Indians of the Southwest, 1888-1910" and photostats of articles on early photographers. All materials are undated.

 
Southwest Museum of the American Indian Institutional Archives

The historic Southwest Museum was founded by Charles Fletcher Lummis and incorporated in Los Angeles, California on 1907 December 31, making it the city's first museum. The Southwest Museum is known nationally and internationally for the archaeological, ethnological and library...

 
Southwest Society Institutional Archives

The Southwest Society was an active branch of the Archaeological Institute of America from 1903-1917. The Society was founded by Charles F. Lummis with the intent of eventually opening a museum of artifacts of the Southwest. Southwest Society Institutional Archives...

 
Spanish Archives of New Mexico Translations

This is a collection of English translations of the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, which was an endeavor of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the mid-1930s. Records in this collection document matters of estates, land grants, wills, government, and...

 
Stanley (David Sloane) Manuscript Collection

David Sloane Stanley (1828-1902) was a Major General in the United States Army, serving in the Civil War and later conducting expeditions to the West in the 1870s and 1880s. This collection contains one letter from David Sloane Stanley to...

 
Steiner (G. A. [Gottlieb Adam]) Basket Collection Research Files

Gotlieb Adam Steiner (1844 March 28-1916 February 18) made a successful living in the steel industry in Southwestern Pennsylvania with the Schoenberger Steel Company, but his passion was collecting baskets woven by Native Americans. The Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...

 
Stephen Bowers Papers

The collection consists of personal notebooks, diaries, correspondence, essays and drawings by Rev. Stephen Bowers, and newspaper clippings.

 
Stetson (Grace Ellery Channing) Papers

Grace Ellery Channing Stetson (Channing Stetson) was a writer-an essayist, poet, and World War I war correspondent. This collection contains approximately 53 items of personal and business correspondence dating from 1897 to 1935.

 
Storrow (Letha Lewis) Collection

Letha Lewis Storrow (born 1869, died 26 October 1950) was a member of the Ruskin art club and was involved in Los Angeles cultural activities. This collection contains a manuscript by Laurena Alliot entitled "Some Notes on the Life of...

 
Story of Candalaria: The Old Indian Basket Maker

This file contains a typed manuscript entitled "The Story of Candalaria (sic): the Old Indian Basket Maker, as told by her to George Henley and Dr. Bizzel of the Sespe in 1914." This is a copy made in 1955.

 
Story of Captain W. R. Johnson

This is a typed copy of a manuscript entitled "Story of Capt. W. R. Johnson" relating his experiences in the cattle trade and story of Lieutenant Winters and Colonel Stone's encounter with Indians in Arizona, from the , 1891 January...

 
Sutter (John Augustus) Collection

John Augustus Sutter (1803-1880) was granted land in 1841 which he named New Helvetia, now part of Sacramento, and built Sutter's Fort. In 1848, Sutter discovered gold on his land, which marked the beginning of the Gold Rush in California....

 
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Tachi Indian songs, their stories and meanings

This collection consists of 4 typed pages of stories and words of Tachi Indian songs that are meant to accompany the record album created by the Tachis on the Santa Rosa Indian Reservation near Lemoore, California, 1940 February 23. According...

 
Taraval (Father Sigismundo) Journal, transcription by Charles F. Lummis

A transciption of the journal of Father Sigismundo Taraval, a Milanese Jesuit of Spanish ancestry, who recounts his first hand experiences of clashes with the indigenous people of Baja California. Taraval’s account was written beginning in 1734 and continued through...

 
Teed (Matthew) Autobiographical Manuscript

Autobiographical manuscript typed on April 17, 1900 by Matthew Teed, who was born in England in 1828, was a carpenter, and came to the United States in 1849 or 1850. Teed was an early pioneer of the American West. Manuscript...

 
Thrilling and Tragic Account of a Perilous Journey Overland to California

This is a photostatic copy of a manuscript entitled written by George McKinstry, Jr., chronicling his journey with the Donner Party from 1846-1847. This photostatic copy was made in 1942 from the original in the Edward E. Ayer Collection at...

 
Trippel (E. J.) Interview With Thomas Gates

This is a typed copy of a manuscript entitled "Notes of an Interview With Hon. Thomas Gates by E.J. Trippel." The document is undated but the content within refers to a prison riot known as the Gates Riot which occurred...

 
Tuscarora Reservation Collection

This is a collection of papers and newspaper clippings regarding the residents of the Tuscarora Reservation from 1816-1937. This collection includes an excerpt from a letter from a clergyman in Ontario, New York, written August 1, 1816 and an article...

 
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University of California and Its Future

Benjamin Ide Wheeler (1854-1927) was the President of the University of California from 1899-1919. This is a hand-written manuscript entitled "The University of California and its Future," signed Benj. Ide Wheeler, Berkeley, October 9, 1899.

 
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Vallejo Family Papers

The Vallejo family has deep roots in the New World, and in California particularly. General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo’s ancestors came to the New World with the first conquistadors in the late fifteenth century. Several held prominent positions: Don PedroVallejo, for...

 
Vickrey (Irene S.) Papers

Irene S. Vickrey (1911-1946) was the Works Progress Adminstration supervisor at the archaeological project at Besh-Ba-Gowah, near Globe, Arizona. The papers in the Irene Vickrey collection reflect, for the most part, her work on the Besh-Ba-Gowah archaeological project.

 
Villa (Hernando G.) Collection

Hernando Gonzalo Villa (born 1881, died 1952) was a prominent commercial artist and muralist whose work primarily depicted Native Americans, Mexican , California missions, Spanish colonialists, and coastal views. This collection consists of the a sketch book, personal papers, ephemera,...

 
Villagra (Gaspar de) Collection

This collection contains two typed copies of documents in the archives at Seville, Spain, and typed translations for both, concerning Gaspar de Villagra. The original letters are from May 10, 1610. The letters were translated by Gilberto Espionsa, and the...

 
Von Winning (Hasso) Papers

Hasso Von Winning (1914-2001) was an archaeologist and anthropologist who was a widely-published scholar of Pre-Columbian and West Mexican culture and the Consultant in Mesoamerican Archaeology with the Southwest Museum from 1960-1990s. This collection contains Hasso Von Winning’s business papers,...

 
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Wagner (Charles) Collection

This collection consists mostly of undated, unsigned, and untitled manuscripts regarding Pastor Charles Wagner who came from Paris to give lectures in the United States in 1904. These manuscripts appear to be authored by George Wharton James, as much of...

 
Wagner (Henry Raup) Collection

Henry Raup Wagner, 1862-1957, was an avid book collector and author. He settled in California with his wife, Blanche Henrietta Collet, circa 1917. In the 1890s, he started collecting books on Spanish history, metallurgy, and mining. He also amassed collections...

 
Walcott (C. D.) Letter

This is a typed copy of a letter from H. L. C., Supervising Engineer of the Roosevelt Dam construction in Arizona, to C. D. Wolcott, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D. C. The author of the letter says he...

 
Walker (Joel P.) Manuscript

Manuscript is a photostat of the original, dictated by Joel P. Walker to R. A. Thompson of Santa Rosa, California and handwritten by Thompson in 1878. Walker (b. 1797) was a soldier under General Jackson in Alabama and Florida, and...

 
Walter (Mildred) Manuscripts and Papers

Mildred Walter (1896-1993) was a Spanish teacher in Los Angeles public high schools, and an avid fan of traditional Mexican costumes and folk dances. Mildred and her husband Keamer Walter danced in performances in Southern California in the 1950s and...

 
Watercolor Sketches of Nazca Design

This collection consists of 82 watercolors on paper, taken mainly from Nazca pottery.

 
Waters (Frank), Book of the Hopi Manuscript

Contains materials dated from 1961-1963, including drawings and source material, contents page, introduction of the book and typed carbon of 525 pages of the manuscript. Contains two pages of the Hopi alphabet and a list of the Hopi Indian spokesmen...

 
Watkins (Frances E.) Papers

Frances Emma Watkins, born December 27, 1899 and died circa 1987, was an anthropologist specializing in the American Southwest, publishing mostly in the 1930s and 1940s. Watkins was an employee of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian from 1930...

 
Watson (Mary) Letters

Mary Watson was a school teacher in Alaskan Territory in the early 20th Century. This collection includes 13 letters written by Mary Watson to Cora Lyman from different towns in Alaska. The letters describe Watson's journey to and life in...

 
Western Television Programs Script Collection

Western television programming features stories of the American West, usually occurring during the historical period of westward expansion, from 1865-1900, and typically set in the western United States or northern Mexico. Popular series in this genre include , , and...

 
Westlake Park, Los Angeles History Correspondence

This collection contains correspondence and memoirs from 1942-1950 between Mayor Fletcher Bowron, Mary J. Workman, and Dora B. Weatherwax regarding the origin of Westlake Park (now MacArthur Park) in Los Angeles, California and the involvement of John Henry Bryant in...

 
White (William A.) Scrapbook

This is a scrapbook compiled by William A. White of Los Angeles, California, consisting of newspaper clippings and a couple of photographs from 1895-1900 regarding excavations and archaeological studies in Southern California.

 
Wildschut (William) Manuscript Collection

This collection consists of typed manuscripts for and by William Wildschut, as well as correspondence between Wildschut and Southwest Museum director F. W. Hodge dated between 1941 and 1942.

 
Willard (T. A. [Theodore Arthur]) Collection

T. A. (Theodore Arthur) Willard (1862-1943) was an inventor, musician, and amateur archeologist. Willard published several books on ancient Mayan culture in the 1930s. This collection of papers dating from 1756-1938 and regarding Mayan languages, Chichen Itza, and the Cocom...

 
Williams Family Papers

The documents that make up The Williams Family Papers pertain, for the most part, to the life and business dealings of Alfred Leonzo ("A.L.") Williams, although other Williams family members are also prominently represented in the collection.

 
Wilson (Benjamin D.) Papers

This collection contains 25 pieces of correspondence, invoices, ledgers, papers, and stock certificates from Benjamin David Wilson. Documents are dated from 1856-1872 and some have notations written on verso from 1936.

 
Winter (William E.) Maya Research Papers

William Ernst Winter (1899-1966) was a San Jose businessman with a voracious interest in Maya culture and the Mayan calendar. Winter studied Maya archaeology from at least 1932 until 1961, and created an entire library of hand-drawn glyphs. This collection...

 
Wolfskill (William) 1830-1855 Ledgers

John and William Wolfskill were pioneers to California and New Mexico from Kentucky and Missouri in the 1830s. William Wolfskill is credited with being the first to ship California oranges as a commercial commodity. This collection contains one typed copy...

 
Women of the West Museum Institutional Archives

The Women of the West Museum, founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1991, was the first museum in the United States dedicated to the history of women of all cultures in the American West. In 2002, the museum merged with the...

 
Wood (Raymund F.) Index File and Papers to Military Records of Spanish and Mexican Soldiers from 1769-1840

Dr. Raymund F. Wood (1911–1998) was born in England and raised in Los Angeles, California. He served in the United States army during World War II. He earned a Master of Arts degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, a...

 
Workman Family Collection

The Workman Family arrived in Los Angeles in 1841 and were among the first settlers to obtain a land grant from the Mexican government, the 48,790-acre Rancho La Puente. This is a collection of newspaper clippings from 1933-1956 chronicling the...

 
Wright (William Lawton) Manuscript and Papers

William “Bill” Lawton Wright (1902 March 23 - 1962 September 2) was a newspaper reporter in San Diego and San Francisco in the 1920s and 1930s. He pursued an interest in San Diego County history and discovered that the location...

 
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Yatsushiro (Toshio) Papers

Dr. Toshio Yatsushiro (b. 1917) is an anthropologist born in the United States to Japanese parents. Yatsushiro started advising and doing research for the federal government when he and his family were incarcerated in the Poston War Relocation Authority Camp...

 
Yorba-Cota Family Papers

The Cotas the and Yorbas were prominent and wealthy land-owning families who played an integral role in early California history and politics. Pablo Antonio Cota and Jose Antonio Yorba both participated in the Portola expedition and were granted vast stretches...

 
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Zook (David) Journals

This collection contains three travel diaries of David Zook, documenting river and rail travel in Boston, Massachusettes; New York, New York; Pasadena, California; and Los Angeles, California from 1901-1904.

 
Zuni Vocabulary

This is a bound journal with the title "Zuni Vocabulary" by Matilda Coxe Stevenson, 1903. Vocabularly is listed in alphabetical divisions by English word or phrase with Zuni equivalent.