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Finding aid of the David Kuhner Papers on Tom Mix Bookplate
H2002.3  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: David Kuhner papers on Tom Mix Bookplate
    Dates: 1910-1935
    Dates: 1979-1980
    Collection number: H2002.3
    Creator: Kuhner, David
    Collection Size: 1 archives half-carton (0.1 linear foot)
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library.
    Claremont, CA 91711
    Abstract: Text, correspondence, and photographs produced and acquired by David Kuhner, Librarian at Norman F. Sprague Memorial Library, during the course of his research for an article published in The Branding Iron , No. 136 (September 1979), concerning a bookplate of cowboy and motion picture star Tom Mix that appears in a volume now in the James Carruthers Memorial Collection of the Institute of Aviation History, Special Collections Department, Honnold/Mudd Library.
    Physical location: Please consult repository.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], David Kuhner papers on Tom Mix Bookplate. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 2002.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Michael P. Palmer, June 2004; revised by Michael P. Palmer, May 2010.

    Biography

    David Kuhner received a BS from Ohio State University, an MEd from the University of Miami, and an MLS from the University of California at Berkeley. He was serving as Head of Readers' Services and Reference at the Jackson Library of Business, at Stanford University, when in 1967 he became Chief Science Librarian at the John Crear Library, in Chicago. In 1970, he was appointed Assistant Librarian for Science at Honnold Library, and in 1972 became first Librarian at the Norman F. Sprague Memorial Library. He retired in 1985.
    Kuhner was particularly interested in the history of science. His principal published work on the subject was a collaboration with Tania Rizzo, The Herbert Clark Hoover Collection of Mining & Metallurgy - Bibliotheca de re metallica (Claremont, Calif.: Libraries of the Claremont Colleges, 1980).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of text, correspondence, and photographs produced and acquired by David Kuhner, Librarian at Norman F. Sprague Memorial Library, during the course of his research for an article on a bookplate of cowboy and motion picture star Tom Mix that appears in a copy of C. Alma Baker, ed., 94 Gift Battleplanes Which Fought in the Great War, August 4th, 1914 to November 11th, 1918, Presented to His Majesty's Imperial Government ... (London, 1921). The book, which was inscribed to Major Tom Mix by the editor, is now in the James Carruthers Memorial Collection of the Institute of Aviation History, Special Collections Department, Honnold/Mudd Library, Aviation Folio UG635.G7 B2. The article was published in The Branding Iron (the publication of the Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners), No. 136 (September 1979).
    The papers comprise a single series, and are arranged by function, as follows: (1) printed matter; (2) correspondence; and (3) photographs. The printed matter consists of four copies of issue 136 of The Branding Iron, as well as a typescript of the article and research photocopies, with one exception of the front matter of Baker's book. The correspondence primarily concerns various photographs of Tom Mix, only one of which was included in the published article. The majority of the photographs were obtained from the Circus World Museum, Baraboo, Wisconsin.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Aeronautics
    Bookplates
    Cowboys
    Kuhner, David
    Mix, Tom, 1880-1940