Guide to the Norman Clyde-Robert C. Pavlik Collection

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Guide to the Norman Clyde-Robert C. Pavlik Collection

Special Collections Department



Robert E. Kennedy Library

1 Grand Avenue

California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

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  • Robert E. Kennedy Library
  • 1 Grand Avenue
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
  • Phone: 805/756-2305
  • Fax: 805/756-5770
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Norman Clyde-Robert C. Pavlik Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1906-2009
Date (bulk): 1984-2008
Collection number: MS 164
Creator: Clyde, Norman, 1885-1972

Pavlik, Robert C., 1956-
Extent: 11 boxes (3.76 linear feet)
Languages: English
Repository: Special Collections, Robert E. Kennedy Library
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Abstract: The Norman Clyde-Robert C. Pavlik Collection contains the research notes, correspondence, interview notes, vital records, background materials, and secondary sources compiled and created by Pavlik in the course of writing his 2008 biography, Norman Clyde: Legendary Mountaineer of California's Sierra Nevada. Also included are original Norman Clyde materials given to Pavlik as he researched the mountaineer's life and career. Multiple drafts and galleys of the book, together with correspondence with Pavlik's publishers are also included.

Provenance

Donated by Robert Pavlik in 2009.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open to qualified researchers by appointment only. For more information on access policies and to obtain a copy of the Researcher Registration form, please visit the Special Collections Access page. Collection stored remotely. Advance notice for use required.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

In order to reproduce, publish, broadcast, exhibit, and/or quote from this material, researchers must submit a written request and obtain formal permission from Special Collections, Cal Poly, as the owner of the physical collection.
Photocopying of material is permitted at staff discretion and provided on a fee basis. Photocopies are not to be used for any purpose other than for private study, scholarship, or research. Special Collections staff reserves the right to limit photocopying and deny access or reproduction in cases when, in the opinion of staff, the original materials would be harmed.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item]. Norman Clyde-Robert C. Pavlik Collection, Special Collections, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Abbreviations Used:
c.: circa
n.d.: no date
n.p.: no publisher
l.f.: linear feet

Biographical Notes

Norman Clyde
Legendary Mountaineer Norman Asa Clyde was born April 8, 1885, in Philadelphia, the descendant of Irish and American parents. His father, Charles Clyde, was born in Antrim County, Northern Ireland and his mother, Sarah Isabelle Purvis, a native of Glade Mills, Pennsylvania, was from an established Irish family. A Reformed Presbyterian minister, Charles Clyde died at the age of 46, which forced sixteen-year-old Norman to assume a position of responsibility in the family.
Norman graduated from Geneva College in Pennsylvania in 1909. He worked his way west to California and the Sierra Nevada, taking on a number of jobs along the way, and was a high school teacher in North Dakota, Utah, and Arizona. Teaching enabled him to explore the Sierra Nevada during the summer.
In 1914 Clyde made first ascents of Electra Peak, Mt. Parker, and Foerster Peak. He married Winifred May Bolster in 1915, and after her death in 1919 he spent even more time in the Sierra. In 1928, Clyde menaced students with a firearm, ending his career as a principal at Independence High School near the Owens Valley. As a member of the Sierra Club, Clyde found work and a home.
During his lifetime he explored and ascended hundreds of peaks in the mountain ranges of western North America, from Mt. Robson in the Canadian Rockies to El Picacho del Diablo in Baja California. In Who Was Who in America, Clyde is described as an explorer of western mountains, and is given credit for making over 1,000 ascents, to include 200 first ascents, as well as mapping new routes. In 1932, Clyde established a world record by climbing a mountain a day during a 36-day hike through Glacier National Park. Mountain features named after Norman Clyde in the Sierra Nevada include Clyde's Minaret, Clyde's Spires, Clyde's Ledge, Clyde Meadow and Clyde Peak.
He honed his outdoor skills over a lifetime. He was remarkably self sufficient and skilled at a variety of tasks, including not only rock climbing and mountaineering but skiing, snow-shoeing, fishing, hunting, axemanship, and mountain rescue.
In addition to being a mountaineer, guide, rescuer and prolific writer, Clyde was a scholar who read the Classics in their original language. He was well read, and knowledgeable in a broad spectrum of disciplines, in the arts and humanities as well as the natural sciences. A prolific author, he wrote many articles for the popular press and for mountain journals. And, contrary to popular belief, he was not a hermit, but in the winter season could often be found in the Los Angeles or San Francisco Bay regions, visiting with friends, replenishing his supply of reading material, and planning new excursions.
Clyde and his colleagues Jules Eichorn, Glen Dawson, owner of Dawson's Book Shop in Los Angeles, and expert climber Robert L.M. Underhill were the first climbers to ascend the difficult east face of Mt. Whitney in 1931. Underhill introduced the techniques of roped climbing and belays to climbers in the Sierra. Eichorn and Dawson remained his friends.
His exploits as a searcher for lost climbers include some of the most dramatic stories of tragedy, triumph and heroism that have ever taken place in the annals of California history. In 1933 Clyde discovered the remains of avid climber Walter A. Starr, Jr. on Michael Minaret following a grueling month-long search by dozens of government workers and volunteers. Starr's Guide to the John Muir Trail and the High Sierra Region was published the following year by the Sierra Club. Clyde also located the bodies of Anna and Conrad Rettenbacher and the crew of a downed Army Air Corps B-18 plane.
Among climbers and skiers, his legend has outdistanced him; among the general population he has been forgotten. Yet Clyde's contributions to the exploration and description of the Sierra Nevada and to the field of mountaineering are important and long ranging, and deserve to be known by a wider audience. He once said that he "came between the pioneers and the rock climbers." Because of the immense size of his pack, long-time Sierra Club President David Brower described Clyde as "the pack that walked like a man."
Clyde received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Geneva College in 1939. In 1970 he was presented the first Francis Farquhar Mountaineering Award from the Sierra Club. In the same year, at the age of 85, he went on his last Sierra Club outing. In 1971, he was on hand to sign copies of his book Norman Clyde: Rambles Through the Range of Light published by Scrimshaw Press.
Norman Clyde died on December 23, 1972, in Big Pine, California. In 1974, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names bestowed his name on a prominent peak and glacier in the Sierra Nevada.
Robert C. Pavlik
Robert C. Pavlik is a Supervising Environmental Planner with the California Department of Transportation. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he was raised in the San Fernando Valley, but grew up in the mountains of California, hiking, climbing, and traveling to remote places of quiet beauty throughout the state. He graduated with a degree in Liberal Studies and Anthropology from California State University, Northridge in 1979, and received a teaching credential from San Francisco State University in 1981.
He has worked as a State Park Ranger in Big Sur, an Environmental Education Instructor in Yosemite National Park, and as an historian for the National Park Service in Yosemite. Following the completion of his M.A. degree in the Public Historical Studies program at University of California, Santa Barbara he worked for over six years as State Historian at Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument. Bob has published articles and book reviews in several magazines, journals, and newspapers, including California History, The Californians, Yosemite, The Public Historian, Material Culture, California History Action, Washington Free Press, and Oral History Review . His poetry has appeared in the San Luis Obispo Tribune, Perspectives, Hopedance, Washington Free Press, and the Web site, "Poets Against the War."
One of Pavlik's primary goals when writing the biography was to restore Norman Clyde to his place in history. He compares Clyde with historical figures John C. Fremont, Joseph Walker, and Jedediah Smith, and even poet Robinson Jeffers, pointing out that Clyde didn't need to explore or traverse the mountains like other trailblazers and poets; he lived in them for over 60 years as a guide, naturalist and writer.
Sources
Clyde, Norman. The Conquest of Lower California's Highest Peak, 1932 & 1937. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1975.
Clyde, Norman. Norman Clyde of the Sierra Nevada. San Francisco: Scrimshaw Press, 1971.
Farquhar, Francis P. History of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1965.
Pavlik, Robert C. Norman Clyde: Legendary Mountaineer of California's Sierra Nevada. Berkeley: Heyday Books, 2008.
Pavlik, Robert C. Personal interview 16 October 2009.
Rusho, W.L. Everett Ruess, A Vagabond for Beauty. Salt Lake City: Gibbs M. Smith, 1983.
Voge, Hervey, Ed. A climber's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1962.

Scope and Content Note

The Norman Clyde-Robert C. Pavlik Collection is a record of biographer Robert Pavlik's research and writing for his book, Norman Clyde: Legendary Mountaineer of California's Sierra Nevada, published in 2008 by Heyday Books of Berkeley. The collection adds substance and dimension to the Norman Clyde story, and also reveals the exacting and methodical labor undertaken by Pavlik to research, interview, write, and prepare his work for publication.
The collection includes Pavlik's correspondence and interviews with Norman Clyde's family members, friends, and fellow climbers and outdoorsmen. There is an abundance of articles by and about Norman Clyde, and the amount of research notes and materials collected by Pavlik is substantial.
Series 1 contains correspondence, personal papers, and other primary sources belonging to Norman Clyde, which were given to Pavlik in the course of his research. Also included are articles written by Clyde and Pavlik's transcriptions of Clyde's correspondence from the Bancroft Library and the Eastern California Museum at Independence.
In the collection's primary and secondary sources, articles by and about Clyde respectively, there are articles Pavlik found in the American Alpine Club Journal, the Sierra Club Bulletin, the Geneva Cabinet, as well as the National Motorist, Motor Land and Touring Tropics.
The genesis of the book took place in 1984 when Pavlik was doing graduate work at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Harold C. Kirker, professor of U.S. Cultural History and author, suggested that he do a paper on Norman Clyde. Kirker had been a member of the Sierra Club, along with Clyde, in the 1930s. In addition to the correspondence between Pavlik and Kirker about Clyde in Series 2, there is extensive correspondence between them on a variety of topics to include book publishing in Series 4 of the collection.
Series 3, Subject Files and Secondary Sources of Norman Clyde, contain Pavlik's research on Clyde's interest and abilities in specific areas, such as skiing, natural history, photography, fishing, hunting and a fondness for firearms. A subject file on Walter A. Starr, Jr., includes newspaper and magazine articles, as well as Pavlik correspondence, a transcript of an interview, and transcriptions of correspondence.
Series 4 contain Pavlik's correspondence with book publishers, reader notes, and book marketing as well as drafts of the manuscript.
Photographs of Norman Clyde, his family and mountains are included in Series 1, 3 and 4.
Where possible, the provenance, or original organization, of the papers has been preserved. However, in order to simplify access to the collection for researchers, some materials in specific formats and topics were reorganized and refoldered to more accurately reflect their contents.
The Norman Clyde-Robert C. Pavlik Collection is housed in 11 boxes, with Norman Clyde Book Files, Norman Clyde Primary Sources, and Research Files on Norman Clyde containing the most extensive portions of the collection. The collection is divided into four series:
Series 1: Norman Clyde Primary Sources, 1906-circa 2000
Series 2: Research Files on Norman Clyde, 1910-2009
Series 3: Subject Files and Secondary Sources on Norman Clyde, 1923-2009
Series 4: Norman Clyde: Legendary Mountaineer Book Files, 1984-2009
All cities and counties listed on folder headings are located in California, unless noted otherwise.

The National Endowment for the Humanities has generously funded the arrangement and description of this collection, along with matching funds from California Polytechnic State University.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Clyde, Norman, 1885-1972
Mountaineering -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Natural History -- California
Mountaineers -- California -- Biography
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Yosemite National Park (Calif.) -- History
California -- Description and travel

Genre and Forms of Materials

Research notes
Correspondence
Oral histories
Interview notes
Secondary sources
Photographs
Audio Cassettes

Related Material

Related Collections:
Special Collections, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo:
Kathleen Goddard Jones Papers, 1933-2001 (MS 119)
Laumann Yosemite Collection, circa 1908, 1923 (MS 153)
The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley:
Norman Clyde Papers, 1912-circa 2002 (BANC MSS 79/33 c)
Francis P. Farquhar Papers, 1912-1968 (BANC MSS C-B 517)
Mountain Peaks Photographs (BANC PIC 1971.083)
Sierra Club Members Papers Collection (BANC MSS 71/295 c)
Eastern California Museum, Independence:
Norman Clyde Collection

Container List

 

1. Norman Clyde Primary Sources, 1906-circa 2000

Scope and Content Note

Contains three subseries: A. Clyde Family Records and Photographs, B. Correspondence of Norman Clyde, and C. Articles by Norman Clyde.
 

A. Clyde Family Records and Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Contains photocopies of vital records and family genealogical records of Norman Clyde, with Pavlik's correspondence about the records, arranged chronologically, from 1913 - circa 2000. 10 folders.
Box 1, Folder 1

Photo Album, Winifred Bolster Clyde (photocopies), 1913-1919

Box 1, Folder 2

Marriage License, Norman Clyde and Winifred Bolster Clyde, 1915

Box 1, Folder 3

Death Certificate, Winifred Bolster Clyde, 1919

Box 1, Folder 4

Daughters of the American Revolution Application, Clara Clyde Tomkies, circa 1930s

Box 1, Folder 5

Death Certificate, Norman Clyde, 1972

Box 1, Folder 6

Arthur H. Clyde Articles, circa 1915, 1971-1972

Box 1, Folder 7

Ancestral Chart, Family Tree, and Family Signatures, undated

Box 1, Folder 8

Thompson, Owen, Sketches Of The Ministers Of The Reformed Presbyterian Church Of North America From 1888 To 1930 "Sketches of the Ministers—Charles Clyde."

Box 1, Folder 9

Genealogical Printout, William and Margaret Van Tyne Bolster, circa 2000s

Box 1, Folder 10

Photographs of Norman Clyde, Winifred Bolster Clyde, and Family, undated

 

B. Correspondence of Norman Clyde

Scope and Content Note

Contains Norman Clyde's personal correspondence with friends and colleagues, and Pavlik's transcriptions of photocopied Clyde letters from the Bancroft Library, arranged chronologically by date, from 1924—1972. 12 folders.
Box 1, Folder 11

Harwood, Aurelia, 1924

Box 1, Folder 12

Nies, Nelson P., 1932

Box 1, Folder 13

Starr, Mrs. Carmen, 1933

Box 1, Folder 14

Thrall, Will H., 1937

Box 1, Folder 15

Jukes, Thomas H., 1941

Box 1, Folder 16

United States Army Air Force, 1942

Box 1, Folder 17

Brower, David R., 1950

Box 1, Folder 18

Eichorn, Jules, 1950-1961

Box 1, Folder 19

Cragen, Dorothy, 1964-1965

Box 1, Folder 20

Connable, Katherine G. "Polly," 1966-1968

Box 1, Folder 21

Rower, James W., 1969

Box 1, Folder 22

McKelvey, Sarah Clyde, 1971-1972

 

C. Articles by Norman Clyde

Scope and Content Note

Contains photocopies of holographic manuscripts, typed manuscripts, published articles, variant editions from Bancroft Library, American Alpine Club Library, Sierra Club Bulletin, Geneva Cabinet, photocopies of partial newspaper clippings, an index of articles, and Pavlik's transcripts of the manuscripts, arranged chronologically by date, from 1906—1993. 1 box.
Box 2, Folder 1

Clyde, Norman. "The Mountain Brook." The Geneva Cabinet, October 1906

Box 2, Folder 1

Clyde, Norman. "A Winter Sunrise." The Geneva Cabinet, February 1907 : 7.

Box 2, Folder 1

Clyde, Norman. "May: A Reverie." The Geneva Cabinet, circa 1907 : 5.

Box 2, Folder 1

Clyde, Norman. "College Recreation." The Geneva Cabinet, circa 1907 : 9.

Box 2, Folder 1

Clyde, Norman. "Roughing it on the Great Lakes." The Geneva Cabinet, circa 1907 : 8-11.

Box 2, Folder 2

Clyde, Norman. "The First Ascent of Mount Wilbur." Sierra Club Bulletin, 1924 : 2-6.

Box 2, Folder 3

Clyde, Norman. "Ascent of Mount Merritt." Sierra Club Bulletin, 1925 : 165-167.

Box 2, Folder 4

Clyde, Norman. "The First Ascent of Mount Russell." Sierra Club Bulletin, 1927 : 382-385.

Box 2, Folder 5

Clyde, Norman. "Mountaineering in the Rockies." Sierra Club Bulletin, 1927 : 365-373.

Box 2, Folder 6

Clyde, Norman. "Evolution Lake." National Motorist, January 1928 : 8.

Box 2, Folder 7

Clyde, Norman. "'Close Ups' of Our High Sierra Part I." Touring Tropics, April 1928 : 28-30.

Box 2, Folder 8

Clyde, Norman. "'Close Ups' of Our High Sierra Part II." Touring Tropics, May 1928 : 37-41.

Box 2, Folder 9

Clyde, Norman. "'Close Ups' of Our High Sierra Part III." Touring Tropics, June 1928 : 46-48.

Box 2, Folder 10

Clyde, Norman. "'Close Ups' of Our High Sierra Part IV." Touring Tropics, July 1928 : 42-44.

Box 2, Folder 11

Clyde, Norman. "'Close Ups' of Our High Sierra Part V." Touring Tropics, August 1928 : 36-38.

Box 2, Folder 12

Clyde, Norman. "Climbing the Sierra Nevada From Owens Valley." Sierra Club Bulletin, February 1928 : 31-35.

Box 2, Folder 13

Clyde, Norman. "The Sierra Club Ascent of Mount Geikie." Sierra Club Bulletin, February 1929 : 20-24.

Box 2, Folder 14

Clyde, Norman. "The Beartooth Mountains of Montana." American Alpine Journal, 1929-1932 : 174-181.

Box 2, Folder 15

Clyde, Norman. "Climbing the North Face of the North Palisade." Sierra Club Bulletin, 1929-1932 : 31-35.

Box 2, Folder 16

Clyde, Norman. "Sierra Club Ascents in the Canadian Rockies." American Alpine Journal, 1929-1932 : 7-15.

Box 2, Folder 17

Clyde, Norman. "High-Low." Touring Tropics, 1930 : 30-31.

Box 2, Folder 18

Clyde, Norman. "Difficult Peaks of the Sierra Nevada." American Alpine Journal, 1931 : 344-347.

Box 2, Folder 19

Clyde, Norman. "Up the East Face of Whitney." Touring Tropics, December 1931 : 35-37.

Box 2, Folder 20

Clyde, Norman. "Over the Crests of Southland Urban Mountains." Touring Tropics, April 1932 : 10+.

Box 2, Folder 21

Clyde, Norman. "Scrambles on Bear Creek Spire, Sierra Nevada." American Alpine Journal, 1933-1936 : 93-96.

Box 2, Folder 22

Clyde, Norman. "The First Ascent of Mount Humphreys from the East." Sierra Club Bulletin, February 1936 : 48-53.

Box 2, Folder 23

Clyde, Norman. "Marten Trapping in the Sierras." Fur-Fish-Game, January 1938

Box 2, Folder 24

Clyde, Norman. "Skiing and Climbing in the Headwaters of Bishop Creek." Sierra Club Bulletin, April 1938 : 36-39.

Box 2, Folder 25

Clyde, Norman. "Storms in the Sierra Nevada." Motor Land, January 1941 : 4+.

Box 2, Folder 26

Clyde, Norman. "Climbs in the Palisades." Sierra Club Bulletin, June 1950 : 127-129.

Box 2, Folder 27

Clyde, Norman. Newspaper Clippings, 1957-1965

Box 2, Folder 28

Clyde, Norman. Close Ups of the High Sierra. Glendale, Calif.: La Siesta Press, 1962

Box 2, Folder 29

Clyde, Norman. "Alone in the Sierra Nevada." Typescript, January 1966

Box 2, Folder 30

Clyde, Norman. Norman Clyde of the Sierra Nevada: Rambles Through the Range of Light. San Francisco: Scrimshaw Press, 1971

Box 2, Folder 31

Clyde, Norman. "Mountain Area of Independence." (circa 1922). Rpt in Eastern California Museum, Spring/Summer 1993 : 1+.

Box 2, Folder 32

Clyde, Norman. "Angling for Trout in the Gorges and Canyons of the Sierra Nevada." Typescript, undated

Box 2, Folder 33

Clyde, Norman. "A Mountaineer's Route to the Summit of Mt. Whitney." American Alpine Journal, n.d. : 415-417.

Box 2, Folder 34

Clyde, Norman. "My Colt Woodsman." Typescript, undated

Box 2, Folder 35

Clyde, Norman. "New Expeditions." American Alpine Journal, n.d. : 395-401.

Box 2, Folder 36

Clyde, Norman. "The Quest for an Army Plane Lost in the Sierra Nevada." Manuscript, undated

Box 2, Folder 37

Clyde, Norman. "Sierra Nevada of California." American Alpine Journal, n.d. : 257-259.

Box 2, Folder 38

Clyde, Norman. "Wintering in the Sierra Nevada." Typescript, undated

Box 2, Folder 39

Hager, Anna Marie. Cumulative Index: Westways-Touring Tropics, 1909-1959 Los Angeles, Calif.: Automobile Club of Southern California, 1961

 

2. Research Files on Norman Clyde, 1910-2009

Scope and Content Note

Contains three subseries: A. Pavlik Research Correspondence, B. Correspondence of Norman Clyde Family and Friends, and C. Pavlik Research at Institutions.
 

A. Pavlik Research Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Contains Pavlik's correspondence, notes, and audio recordings of interviews and phone conversations with family, friends and colleagues of Clyde and Pavlik, arranged alphabetically by last name or institution, from 1992-2008. 1 box.
Box 3, Folder 1

Bohn, Dave, 1997

Box 3, Folder 2

Bolster, Walter R., 1997

Box 3, Folder 3

Boutelle, Sara Holmes, 1992

Box 3, Folder 4

Brown, Vida G., 1997-1999

Box 3, Folder 5

Carson, David M., 1994-1997

Box 3, Folder 6

Carson, Dr. James D., 1996

Box 3, Folder 7

Collier, Bruce G., 2000

Box 3, Folder 8

Dawson, Glen, 1993

Box 3, Folder 9

DeDecker, Mary, 1992-1993

Box 3, Folder 10

Eichorn, Jules, and Shirley Lyhne-Eichorn, 1993-1994, 1998, 2002

Box 3, Folder 11

Evarts, John, 2003, 2005

Box 3, Folder 12

Galic, Harv, 2005, 2008

Box 3, Folder 13

Huntington Library — Peter J. Blodgett, 1996

Box 3, Folder 14

Hurwich, Cecelia, 1993, 1996

Box 3, Folder 15

Ingraham Jr., Robin, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2008

Box 3, Folder 16

Kirker, Harold, 1992-1999

Box 3, Folder 17

Klieforth, Dr. Harold, 1995

Box 3, Folder 18

McKeever, Clara Tomkies, 1997

Box 3, Folder 19

McKelvy, Marabelle, 1997

Box 3, Folder 20

Millman, Mary, 1997

Box 3, Folder 21

Rose, Eugene, 1996, 2007

Box 3, Folder 22

Runte, Ph.D., Alfred, 1984-1998

Box 3, Folder 23

Sargent, Shirley, 1996, 2000

Box 3, Folder 24

Sharsmith, Dr. Carl, 1992-1993

Box 3, Folder 25

Shuber, Lou, 1999

Box 3, Folder 26

Smith, Deborah, 2008

Box 3, Folder 27

Sydnor, Robert H., 2007

Box 3, Folder 28

Waller, Ted, 1993, 1996

Box 3, Folder 29

Watrous, Ted, 1995

Box 3, Folder 30

Wheelock, Walt, 1993

Box 3, Folder 31

Transcripts of Telephone Interviews and Correspondence with Dick Beach, Raffi Bedayn, Russell Huse, Norman Milleron, Jim Nichols, 1993, 1995, 2002

Box 3, Folder 32

Anecdotes and Remembrances of Clyde in Response to Pavlik's Published Requests, 1993-1997

Box 3, Folder 33

Inquiries, 1994-1997

Box 3, Folder 34

Leads, 1993-2001

Box 3, Folder 35

Obituaries, 1997, 1999, 2005-2006

 

B. Correspondence of Norman Clyde Family and Friends

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between the family, friends and acquaintances of Norman Clyde, arranged alphabetically by last name, from 1932-1996. 1 box.
Box 4, Folder 1

Blanchard, Sue to Sarah Clyde McKelvey, 1972

Box 4, Folder 2

Bolster, Walter R., and Eastern California Museum, 1989-1990, 1996

Box 4, Folder 3

Miles, M.C. to Sarah Clyde McKelvey, undated

Box 4, Folder 4

Millman, Mary to Sarah Clyde McKelvey, 1973-1974

Box 4, Folder 5

Millman, Mary to Mrs. William Kocher, 1974

Box 4, Folder 6

Slater, Michael R. to Mrs. Maribel McKelvy, 1993

Box 4, Folder 7

Thompson, Miss Winifred and Kathy Jackson, 1950

Box 4, Folder 8

Tomkies, Clara Clyde to Sallie [no last name], undated

Box 4, Folder 9

Voge, Hervey H. to Francis P. Farquhar, 1939

Box 4, Folder 10

White, John R. to Walter L. Huber, 1932

 

C. Pavlik Research at Institutions

Scope and Content Note

Contains Pavlik's notes from research at various institutions, including oral history transcriptions, correspondence, ascent lists, meeting minutes, bulletins, newspaper clippings, slides, notes, transcriptions of articles, and photocopied photographs of Norman Clyde, arranged alphabetically by subject, from 1910-2009. 1 box.
Box 5, Folder 1

Article Citations, undated

Box 5, Folder 2

Bancroft Library — Book Inscriptions to Norman Clyde by C.S. Clifton, 1945, 1959, 1962

Box 5, Folder 2

Bancroft Library — Notes on the Francis P. Farquhar Papers, undated

Box 5, Folder 2

Bancroft Library — Notes on the Norman Clyde Papers, 1994

Box 5, Folder 2

Bancroft Library - Transcriptions of Articles by Norman Clyde, undated

Box 5, Folder 2

Bancroft Library — Transcript of Interview from Mountaineering, undated

Box 5, Folder 3

California Alpine Club Registers, circa 1930s

Box 5, Folder 4

Eastern California Museum — Correspondence and Photocopies of Clyde Photographs, 2005

Box 5, Folder 5

Eastern California Museum — Notes on the Norman Clyde File, undated

Box 5, Folder 6

Geneva College Bulletin , 1910-1911, 1995

Box 5, Folder 6

Geneva College Magazine , 2000

Box 5, Folder 7

Grand Teton National Park - Record of Early Ascent, 1926

Box 5, Folder 7

Grand Teton National Park - Mountaineering Index, 2002

Box 5, Folder 7

Grand Teton National Park - Museum Correspondence, 2003

Box 5, Folder 8

Halloween Incident Oral History, Omie Mairs and Mary Millman, 1974

Box 5, Folder 9

Los Angeles Public Library — Card Catalog, 1930, 1937, 1941

Box 5, Folder 10

Newspaper Clippings on Norman Clyde, 1927-2009

Box 5, Folder 10

Newspaper Clipping on Smoke Blanchard, 1985

Box 5, Folder 11

Norman Clyde Ascent Lists, undated

Box 5, Folder 12

Norman Clyde Oral History, Norman Milleron and Dennis Fansler, 1977

Box 5, Folder 13

Photographs of Norman Clyde, undated

Box 5, Folder 14

Research Notes - Locations, 1985-2006

Box 5, Folder 15

Research on Awards Given to Norman Clyde, 1996

Box 5, Folder 16

Sierra Club Bulletin. "The Saga of the Registers." Typescript, undated

Box 5, Folder 17

Sierra Club Committee on Mountain Registers Minutes, 1933

Box 5, Folder 18

Sierra Club Committee on Mountain Registers, "Mountain Records of the Sierra Nevada," 1937

Box 5, Folder 19

Sierra Club Mountaineering Committee Minutes, 1974

Box 5, Folder 20

Sierra Club Oral History Series, Glen Dawson, 1975-1977, 1980

Box 5, Folder 21

Slides of the Sierra Nevada, 1998, 1999, 2000

Box 5, Folder 22

Yosemite Research Library — Correspondence, Jim Snyder, Linda Eade, 1984-2008

 

3. Subject Files and Secondary Sources on Norman Clyde, 1923-2009

Scope and Content Note

Contains three subseries: A. Background Subject Files, B. Norman Clyde Subject Files, and C. Secondary Sources on Norman Clyde.
 

A. Background Subject Files

Scope and Content Note

Contains newspaper clippings, articles, photocopies of photographs, and Pavlik's research notes, arranged alphabetically by subject, from 1985-2008. 5 folders.
Box 6, Folder 1

Artists in California, 1986

Box 6, Folder 2

Mountain Peaks, 2008

Box 6, Folder 3

Mountaineering, 1993-1997, 2004

Box 6, Folder 4

Natural History, 1996

Box 6, Folder 5

Women Climbers, 1985

 

B. Norman Clyde Subject Files

Scope and Content Note

Contains topical files on Clyde and particular subjects or events, including articles, newspaper clippings, obituaries, and transcriptions of correspondence, articles, notes of phone conversations, on Clyde subjects, arranged alphabetically, from 1934-2008. 5 folders.
Box 6, Folder 6

Caricaturist of Norman Clyde, Sheridan Anderson, 1973, 2004

Box 6, Folder 7

Catalog of Categories in Norman Clyde's Articles, Mary Millman, undated

Box 6, Folder 8

Rettenbachers, Recovery of Galic, Harv. Appendix B: Articles About Norman Clyde in Los Angeles Times, with comments, 2006

Box 6, Folder 8

Galic, Harv. Biographical Notes on Norman Clyde, undated

Box 6, Folder 8

Galic, Harv. " Lonely Grave in the Sierra." Anna and Conrad Rettenbacher, Stanford, 2005

Box 6, Folder 9

Walter A. Starr, Jr., Recovery of "Notes and Correspondence: The Search for Walter A. Starr, Jr." Sierra Club Bulletin, June 1934 : 81-85.

Box 6, Folder 9

Starr, Walter A., Jr. Guide to the John Muir Trail and the High Sierra Region. San Francisco: The Sierra Club, 1934

Box 6, Folder 9

Miller, Tom. "First on the Most: An Interview with Norman Clyde." Climbing, May-June 1972 3-6.

Box 6, Folder 9

Sierra Club Oral History Series, Francis P. Farquhar, 1974

Box 6, Folder 9

Robert C. Pavlik Correspondence, 1993, 2000

Box 6, Folder 9

Transcript of Interview, undated

Box 6, Folder 9

Transcriptions of Letters and Articles, undated

Box 6, Folder 10

Women Climbers, Katherine G. "Polly" Connable, Cecila Hurwich, Freda Walbrecht, 1959-2008

 

C. Secondary Sources on Norman Clyde

Scope and Content Note

Contains secondary source articles, newspaper clippings, indices, notes, transcriptions, citations, and excerpts from books on Norman Clyde, arranged alphabetically by author or title, from 1923-2009. 1 box.
Box 7, Folder 1

"Activities of Members." American Alpine Journal, n.d. : 209.

Box 7, Folder 2

Blanchard, W.E. Smoke. "Norman Clyde." Typescript, July 1980

Box 7, Folder 3

Blevins, Winfred. "A Mountaineer's Mountaineer." Westways, (1974). Rpt. in Backpacker, n.d. : 42+.

Box 7, Folder 4

Blevins, Winfred. "A Mountaineer's Vision." Westways , October 1974 : 48+.

Box 7, Folder 5

Bohn, Dave. "Francis Farquhar at 84 Speaks of the Sierra Club Then and Now." Sierra Club Bulletin, June 1972 : 8-14.

Box 7, Folder 6

Bradley, Dorothy H., and George Shochat. Sierra Club Bulletin, 1893-1949: Fifty-Seven-Year Index. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1952

Box 7, Folder 7

Dawson, Ernest. "Climbing the Grand Teton." Sierra Club Bulletin, 1927 : 354-365.

Box 7, Folder 8

Dawson, Glen. "Mountaineering Notes: Mountain-Climbing on the 1931 Outing." Sierra Club Bulletin, February 1932 : 113-115.

Box 7, Folder 9

Dawson, Michael. "My Father's Mount Whitney." Westways, April 1998 : 72.

Box 7, Folder 10

Falk, Burton A. "Norman Clyde-Giant of the Sierra." Summit, May-June, 1989 : 26-29.

Box 7, Folder 11

Farquhar, Francis P. History of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley: UC Press, 1965

Box 7, Folder 12

Farquhar, Francis P. "Mountaineering Notes: First Ascent of Mount Lyell-1871." Sierra Club Bulletin, 1926 : 302-307.

Box 7, Folder 13

Fertig, Fred. "Norman Clyde, Mountaineer." Out West, 1967 : 36-38.

Box 7, Folder 14

Gilliam, Harold. "Old Man of the Mountains." San Francisco Chronicle, August 1961 : 3.

Box 7, Folder 15

Grinnell, H.A. Annie Montague Alexander. Berkeley, Calif.: James J. Gillick & Co., 1958

Box 7, Folder 16

Grinnell, Joseph, Joseph S. Dixon, and Jean M. Linsdale. Fur-Bearing Mammals of California. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1937

Box 7, Folder 17

Hamilton, Andrew. "California's Old Man of the Mountains." Reader's Digest, October 1963 : 168C-168J.

Box 7, Folder 18

Hattam, Jennifer. "First on Top." Sierra Magazine, May-June 2001

Box 7, Folder 19

"He Climbs A Mountain A Day During 36 Days of Hiking, Establishing World's Record." Press Release, circa 1923

Box 7, Folder 20

Heter, Dell. "Norman Clyde." Typescript, 2009

Box 7, Folder 21

Hillsbery, Kief. "Clyde's Tale: Cross Country Skiing in the Sierra." Santa Barbara News and Review, November 1985

Box 7, Folder 22

Huber, Walter L. "The Sierra Club in the Land of the Athabaska." Sierra Club Bulletin, February 1929 : 1-21.

Box 7, Folder 23

Ingraham, Jr., Robin. "Norman Clyde." Typescript, 1988

Box 7, Folder 24

Ingraham, Jr., Robin. "Norman Clyde." Climbing, December 1988 : 95-96.

Box 7, Folder 25

Ingraham, Jr., Robin. "Ghosts in the Clouds: History of Mountaineering Registers in the Sierra Nevada." RobinIngraham.com. 2008. http://www.robiningraham.com. 

Box 7, Folder 26

Johnson, Francis C. "Hurry! A Man Is Lost." National Motorist, November 1934 : 4+.

Box 7, Folder 27

Jukes, Thomas H. "In Memoriam: Norman Clyde, 1885-1972." American Alpine Journal, 1973

Box 7, Folder 28

Kruska, Dennis. Twenty-Five Letters from Norman Clyde 1923-1964. Los Angeles, Calif.: Dawson's Book Shop, 1998

Box 7, Folder 29

Lauria, Don. "Norman Clyde's Favorite Norman Clyde Story." Typescript, circa 2009

Box 7, Folder 30

Meyer, L. Bruce. "High Trip Mountaineering-1941." Sierra Club Bulletin, August 1942 : 125-127.

Box 7, Folder 31

Moyer, Wendell W. "The Beekeeper of McElvoy Canyon." Eastern California Museum, Spring 1994 : 1+.

Box 7, Folder 32

Moynier, John. "Sierra Six-Pack." Rock & Ice, n.d. : 66-75.

Box 7, Folder 33

"Norman Clyde 1885-1972." Summit, November 1973

Box 7, Folder 33

"Norman Clyde Dead at Age 87." Summit, January 1973 : 27.

Box 7, Folder 34

"Old Man of the Sierra." Time, June 1960

Box 7, Folder 35

Pavlik, Robert C. Introduction. "The Mountains of the Yosemite Region." By Norman Clyde. Yosemite Association, Winter 1997

Box 7, Folder 36

Rev. of Norman Clyde of the Sierra Nevada: Rambles Through the Range of Light, by Norman Clyde, Sierra Club Bulletin, September 1972

Box 7, Folder 37

Robinson, Doug. A Night On the Ground, A Day in the Open. La Crescenta, Calif.: Mountain N'Air Books, 1996

Box 7, Folder 38

Roper, Steve and Allen Steck. Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1979

Box 7, Folder 39

Rose, Gene. High Odyssey. Fresno, Calif.: Panorama West Books, 1987

Box 7, Folder 40

Rowell, Galen. Rev. of Norman Clyde of the Sierra Nevada, by Norman Clyde, American Alpine Journal, 1972-1973 : 220-221.

Box 7, Folder 41

"Sierra Nevada of California." American Alpine Journal, n.d. : 414.

Box 7, Folder 42

"Ski Mountaineering in Southern California." American Alpine Journal, n.d. : 330.

Box 7, Folder 43

Smith, William E. "Norman Clyde Last of the Mountain Men." Fortnight, June-July 1957 : 16-18.

Box 7, Folder 44

Wheelock, Walt. "Norman Asa Clyde." Southern Sierran, February 1973

Box 7, Folder 45

Wheelock, Walt. "Norman Clyde: Biography." Typescript, 1962

Box 7, Folder 46

Whittemore, Lowell. "Up Mount Whitehorn." Sierra Club Bulletin, February 1929 : 25-27.

Box 7, Folder 47

Wilson, Neill C. "A Prodigious Climber of Mountains." National Motorist, April 1928 : 11+

 

4. Norman Clyde: Legendary Mountaineer Book Files, 1984-2009

Scope and Content Note

Contains four subseries: A. Publisher Correspondence, B. Book Drafts, C. Book Elements, and D. Book Marketing and Outreach.
 

A. Publisher Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Contains Pavlik's correspondence, articles, manuscript drafts, reader's notes, permission to publish forms, reviews, and proposals, arranged alphabetically by last name or institution, from 1984-2008. 1 box.
Box 8, Folder 1

Center for American Places, Randall Jones, George F. Thompson, 1997-2003

Box 8, Folder 2

Eastern California Museum, Roberta L. Harlan, 2008

Box 8, Folder 3

Heyday Books, Lisa Manwill, Malcolm Margolin, Gayle Wattawa, 2002, 2006-2008

Box 8, Folder 4

Heyday Books and Yosemite Association, Agreement, 2008

Box 8, Folder 5

Kirker, Harold, 1984-1997

Box 8, Folder 6

Kirker, Harold, 1998-2008

Box 8, Folder 7

Klieforth, Dr. Harold, 1995-1997, 2000-2001

Box 8, Folder 8

Krakauer, Jon, 1999

Box 8, Folder 9

Permission to Publish Forms, 2002-2007

Box 8, Folder 10

University of California Press, 1997

Box 8, Folder 11

Yosemite Association, Steven P. Medley, Holly Warner, 1993, 1996-1997, 2004-2006

 

B. Book Drafts

Scope and Content Note

Contains drafts of Pavlik's manuscripts, proposals, outlines, book notes, correspondence, and reader's notes, arranged chronologically by date, from 1995-2008. 2 boxes.
Box 9, Folder 1

Book Notes, 1995

Box 9, Folder 2

Book Proposal, The Search for Norman Clyde, 1995

Box 9, Folder 3

Chapter Outline, 1996

Box 9, Folder 4

Proposed Outline, The Search for Norman Clyde, 1996

Box 9, Folder 5

Draft of Introduction and Chapters 1-6, circa 1996

Box 9, Folder 6

Book Proposal, The Search for Norman Clyde, 1997

Box 9, Folder 7

Proposed Outline, The Search for Norman Clyde, 1997

Box 9, Folder 8

Draft of Manuscript, Norman Clyde: The Pack That Walked Like a Man, Edited by Bruce Pavlik, 1998

Box 9, Folder 9

Draft of Manuscript, Norman Clyde: The Pack That Walked Like a Man, 1998

Box 9, Folder 10

Reader Notes, Norman Clyde: The Pack That Walked Like a Man, 1999

Box 9, Folder 11

Draft of Introduction, 1999

Box 9, Folder 12

Draft of Manuscript, Norman Clyde: The Pack That Walked Like a Man, 1999

Box 10, Folder 1

Draft of Manuscript, Norman Clyde: Legendary Mountaineer of California's Sierra Nevada, 2001

Box 10, Folder 2

Draft of Manuscript, Norman Clyde: Legendary Mountaineer of California's Sierra Nevada, 2001

Box 10, Folder 3

Draft of Manuscript, Norman Clyde: Legendary Mountaineer of California's Sierra Nevada, 2005

Box 10, Folder 4

Draft of Manuscript, Norman Clyde: Legendary Mountaineer of California's Sierra Nevada, April 2008

Box 10, Folder 5

Draft of Manuscript, Norman Clyde: Legendary Mountaineer of California's Sierra Nevada, June 2008

Box 10, Folder 6

Draft of Introduction, undated

 

C. Book Elements

Scope and Content Note

Contains drafts of book elements and front matter from Norman Clyde: Legendary Mountaineer of California's Sierra Nevada publication and Pavlik's correspondence on same, arranged alphabetically by subject, 2001-2008. 8 folders.
Box 11, Folder 1

Acknowledgement and Dedication, 2008

Box 11, Folder 2

Ascent Lists, Norman Clyde, 2008

Box 11, Folder 3

Bibliography, 2008

Box 11, Folder 4

Forward by Steve Roper, undated

Box 11, Folder 5

Maps, 2001, 2006

Box 11, Folder 6

Photographs and Caption Notes, 2008

Box 11, Folder 7

Photographs - Proof Sheet and Negatives, circa 2007

Box 11, Folder 8

Timeline, 2008

 

D. Book Marketing and Outreach

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence, flyers, articles, and reviews on Norman Clyde: Legendary Mountaineer of California's Sierra Nevada, arranged alphabetically by subject, from 1994-2009. 6 folders.
Box 11, Folder 9

Book Notices, 2008

Box 11, Folder 10

Book Signings and Readings, 2009

Box 11, Folder 11

Correspondence, 2008-2009

Box 11, Folder 12

"Legendary Sierra Mountain Man Sighted In Arroyo Grande!" Perspectives, 2000

Box 11, Folder 13

Pavlik, Robert C. "The Search for Norman Clyde." Proposal for California Historical Society, 1994

Box 11, Folder 14

Pavlik, Robert C. Rev. of Nation Park Ranger, by Charles R. Farabee Jr., Protecting Paradise, by Shirley Sargent, and A Woman in the Great Outdoors, by Melody Webb. CSPRA Wave, January-February 2004