The collection contains correspondence with friends and other writers of Western lore, such as Eugene Manlove Rhodes and his
wife and to General Thomas Cruse, who was with the Army in Arizona during the Indian campaigns and wrote Apache Days and After; 12 manuscripts of the works of Cunningham and others; photographs of Western figures (many reproduced from the collection
of Noah H. Rose of San Antonio, Texas).
Eugene L. Cunningham (1896-1957), author of Western fiction and other works, grew up in Texas, served in the Navy during both
World Wars, and began writing in 1915. He was a correspondent for various newspapers and magazines and made a trip on horseback
and on foot over Central America. After 1932 he wrote mainly Southwestern history and fiction, such as Triggernometry, Riders of the Night, etc.
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property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances,
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