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Finding Aid for the Richard E. Lingenfelter Papers, 1957-1988
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Richard E. Lingenfelter Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1957-1988
    Collection number: 1125
    Creator: Lingenfelter, Richard E.
    Extent: 99 boxes (49.5 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Richard Emery Lingenfelter (1934- ) was a professor of geophysics and planetary physics at UCLA (1969-79), and the author of several books on western American history. The collection consists of Professor Lingenfelter's research notes, copies of articles, manuscripts and galley sheets of his various works on western American history including Death Valley & the Armagosa: a land of illusion, The hardrock miners: a history of the mining labor movement in the American West, 1863-1893, The newspapers of Nevada, 1858-1958: a history and bibliography, The Nonpareil press of T.S. Harris, Steamboats on the Colorado River, 1852-1916, and Songs of the American West.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Richard Emery Lingenfelter, 1972-94.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Richard E. Lingenfelter Papers (Collection 1125). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221006 

    Biography

    Richard Emery Lingenfelter was born on April 5, 1934 in Farmington, New Mexico; AB, UCLA, 1956; became physicist at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, 1957-62; research geophysicist (1962-68) and professor of geophysics and planetary physics (1969-79), UCLA; affiliated with Center for Astrophysics, UC San Diego; author of several books on western American history, including The Nonpareil press of T.S. Harris (with Richard A. Dwyer, 1957), The newspapers of Nevada, 1858-1958 (1964), The songs of the American West (co-editor, 1968), The hardrock miners (1974), Steamboats on the Colorado River, 1852-1916 (1978).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of research notes, copies of articles, manuscripts and galley sheets of Professor Lingenfelter's various works on western American history. Includes Death Valley & the Armagosa: a land of illusion, The hardrock miners: a history of the mining labor movement in the American West, 1863-1893, The newspapers of Nevada, 1858-1958: a history and bibliography, The Nonpareil press of T.S. Harris, Steamboats on the Colorado River, 1852-1916, and Songs of the American West (editor).

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Notebook research notes on 19th century miners union (Boxes 1-5).
    2. Manuscripts of publications, 1957-67 (Boxes 6-10).
    3. Hardrock miners, a history of the mining labor movement in the American West, 1863-1893 (Boxes 11-12).
    4. Steam navigation on the Colorado River (Boxes 13-30,33, 83).
    5. Songs of the American West (Boxes 31,42).
    6. Various scientific writings (Box 32).
    7. Newspapers of Nevada, 1858-1958 (Boxes 34-38, 90).
    8. Death Valley & Armagosa (Boxes 39-41,44-73, 75-77).
    9. Death Valley Lore (Boxes 43,73).
    10. Lying in the eastern slope: James Townsend's comic journalism on the mining frontier (Box 74, 86-87).
    11. Dan De Quille, the Washoe giant (Boxes 78-80, 89, 91).
    12. Mojave Desert notes (Boxes 92-97).
    13. Mining research (Boxes 98, 99, 101).
    14. Presses of the Pacific Islands (Box 100).
    15. Book reviews by Richard Lingenfelter (Box 81).
    16. Cement hunters (Box 82).
    17. Prints and negatives (Box 102).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Lingenfelter, Richard E.--Archives.
    Historians--West (U.S.)--Archival resources.
    Physicists--California, Southern.
    Manuscripts for publication.