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Finding Aid to the Colorado Cliff Dwellings Association California Chapter Records MS.549
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  • Preferred citation
  • Acquisition
  • Historical note

  • Title: Colorado Cliff Dwellings Association California Chapter Records
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.549
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet (2 boxes, 1 tall folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1895-1953
    Abstract: This collection pertains to the California Cliff Dwellings Club which is chapter of Colorado Cliff Dwellings Association. Materials are dated 1895-1953 and include a bibliography, booklets, correspondence, legal documents, manuscripts, meeting minutes, notes, songs, and speeches.
    creator: Colorado Cliff Dwellings Association.
    creator: Colorado Cliff-Dwellings Association. California Chapter.

    Processing history

    Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 4, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Scope and Contents

    This collection pertains to the California chapter of the Colorado Cliff Dwellings Association. Materials are dated 1895-1953 and include a bibliography, booklets, correspondence, legal documents, manuscripts, meeting minutes, notes, songs, and speeches. The tall folder contains photographs of members and of cliff dwellings from 1919.

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Preferred citation

    Colorado Cliff Dwellings Association California Chapter Records, 1895-1953, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.549; [folder number] [folder title][date].

    Acquisition

    Collectors: Charles Fletcher Lummis; Frederick Webb Hodge; M. R. Harrington.

    Historical note

    In 1900, the Colorado Cliff Dwellings Association was formed under the leadership of Virginia McClurg and Lucy Peabody. The organization’s sole purpose was to preserve the cliff dwellings of the Mesa Verde area. They promoted their campaign to make Mesa Verde a national park through letter writing, fund raising, and even tours of Mesa Verde for the press.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bibliography
    Correspondence
    Indians of North America
    Legal documents
    Manuscripts
    Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)
    Minutes
    Publications
    Songs -- Texts
    Speeches