Finding Aid to the James H. McClintock Collection MS.534
Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library2012 October 1
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
Title: James H. McClintock Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.534
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1891-1934
Abstract: This collection contains materials from 1891-1934, including two sets of transcripts from the 1930 radio program Forward Arizona written by James H. McClintock, writings by McClintock appearing in brochures, magazines, and newspapers, as well as two obituary notices for McClintock.
creator: McClintock, James H., 1864-1934
Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 1, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).
This collection was assembled from the purchase of the Munk Library of Arizoniana, 1910 May 10, and from a donation from F. W. Hodge, 1936 November, and a donation from Ruth A. Norberto, 1947 July.
This collection contains materials from 1891-1934, including two sets of transcripts from the 1930 radio program Forward Arizona written by James H. McClintock, writings by McClintock appearing in brochures, magazines, and newspapers, as well as two obituary notices for McClintock.
James Henry McClintock (1864-1934) was an American teacher, journalist, volunteer cavalry officer in Roosevelt's Rough Riders, civil servant, radio broadcaster, author and historian.
He arrived in Arizona in June, 1879, on one of the first passenger trains into Phoenix, Maricopa County. He came to join his brother, Charles E. McClintock, the publisher of the Phoenix Herald. He later moved to Tempe, where he became a Justice of the Peace.
In 1898, he became a Troop Commander with Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders, but missed the Battle of San Juan Hill due to being seriously wounded in June, 1898, at Guasimas, Cuba.
He returned to Arizona and was appointed a Colonel in the First Arizona Infantry. He later became the Postmaster of Phoenix. He wrote for magazines and other publications, and was the editorial representative in Arizona for the Los Angeles Times. He took a special interest in archaeological research and Arizona folklore, later becoming the president of the Arizona Folklore Association. Poor health eventually forced him to move to Los Angeles, where he died in May, 1934.
James H. McClintock Collection, 1891-1934, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.534; [folder number] [folder title][date].
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1.“Forward Arizona” (2 folders a & b) “Union Oil Company of Arizona’s ‘Forward Arizona’ Program as broadcast February 1930-February 1931 weekly in Phoenix, Arizona over radio station KTAR. 51 weeks total – 2 sets of scripts containing duplicates of some weeks but each set of scripts is also missing some weeks.
2.Articles by McClintock “Cattlemen and Sheepmen” Pearson’s September 1900 “Hopis Plan Snake Dance” Los Angeles Sunday Times August 13, 1922 “Pioneers Will Revive Stirring Arizona Days” Los Angeles Times April 19, 1922
3.“Arizona-Maricopa County” (1901) by McClintock – booklet issued by Phoenix and Maricopa County Board of Trade (2 copies)
4.Pamphlets “Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona” – small pamphlet with this title – compliments of H.I. Latham & Co. Real Estate by McClintock “Phoenix, Arizona” pamphlet (2 copies) – Board of Trade (1908) by McClintock
5.“Salt River Valley” Booklet “Resources of the Salt River Valley Maricopa County Arizona” by McClintock. Published by Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (2 copies) 1891 Pamphlet “Salt River Valley: Its Attractions for the Capitalist, the Invalid, the Immigrant” by McClintock
6.Clippings about McClintock “M’Clintock Named State Historian to succeed Farish” Arizona Republican Friday November 14, 1919 Tempe Normal School commencement cartoon “Colonel McClintock delivered the address” Arizona Republican December 19, 1921 “He is being Urged to Become Candidate for the U.S. Senate” (McClintock) Arizona Republican August 2, 1922 Obituary – 3 clippings “Arizona Leader Passes” Los Angeles Times May 11, 1934 “M’Clintock Laid to Rest” Los Angeles Times May 15, 1935 “Colonel James H. McClintock” Los Angeles Times May 12, 1934
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Arizona -- Biography
Arizona -- History
ClippingsForward Arizona (Radio program)