Finding Aid to the Colorado Cliff Dwellings Association California Chapter Records MS.549

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 October 4


Title: Colorado Cliff Dwellings Association California Chapter Records
Identifier/Call Number: MS.549
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet (2 boxes, 1 tall folder)
Date (inclusive): 1895-1953
Abstract: 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.
creator: Colorado Cliff Dwellings Association.
creator: Colorado Cliff-Dwellings Association. California Chapter.

Processing history

Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 4, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Scope and Contents

This collection pertains to the California chapter of the Colorado Cliff Dwellings Association. Materials are dated 1895-1953 and include a bibliography, booklets, correspondence, legal documents, manuscripts, meeting minutes, notes, songs, and speeches. The tall folder contains photographs of members and of cliff dwellings from 1919.

Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Access

Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

Preferred citation

Colorado Cliff Dwellings Association California Chapter Records, 1895-1953, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.549; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Acquisition

Collectors: Charles Fletcher Lummis; Frederick Webb Hodge; M. R. Harrington.

Historical note

In 1900, the Colorado Cliff Dwellings Association was formed under the leadership of Virginia McClurg and Lucy Peabody. The organization’s sole purpose was to preserve the cliff dwellings of the Mesa Verde area. They promoted their campaign to make Mesa Verde a national park through letter writing, fund raising, and even tours of Mesa Verde for the press.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bibliography
Correspondence
Indians of North America
Legal documents
Manuscripts
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
Minutes
Publications
Songs -- Texts
Speeches