Scope and Contents
Title: Charles T. Connell Manuscript and Clippings Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.515
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material:
0.4 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1910-1932
This collection of papers includes the Connell's 1910 manuscript The Apache Past and Present, a manuscript for
Douglas Daily Dispatch
article "Geronimo the bad, a rank quitter," a clipping of a 1932 article from
entitled "To the Gallows Went Jose," and a clipping of another 1932 article from
entitled "Lying Waters," about the Hassayampa river.
Connell, Charles T., 1859-1934
Scope and Contents
This collection of papers includes Connell's 1910 manuscript "The Apache Past and Present," a manuscript for
Douglas Daily Dispatch; article "Geronimo the bad, a rank quitter;" and a 1932 article from
Touring Topics titled "To the Gallows Went Jose." Another 1932 article, "Lying Waters", published in
Touring Topics, is about the Hassayampa River.
Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012
September 27, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).
Charles T. Connell Manuscript and Clippings Collection, 1910-1932, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.515; [folder number] [folder title][date].
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Charles T. Connell was born in Mount Vernon, Iowa 1859 January 2. He attended Mount Pleasant Military Academy at Ossining,
New York. In 1879, he arrived in Arizona and began work at San Carlos with John P. Clum. In 1880 he directed the first Indian
census in Arizona. Later he worked as a government scout and Indian trader. In 1884, he served as a deputy United States Marshall
for the southern district in the territory of Arizona. Subsequently Connell became superintendent of the Old Saginaw Gold
Mine located nine miles southwest of Tucson. In 1896, he was elected Tucson recorder and served in that position until 1903.
Connell was employed as a federal immigration inspector in 1903 with headquarters in Douglas, Arizona. Later he was placed
in charge of Arizona with headquarters at Tucson and in 1910 Connell was transferred to Los Angeles where he served until
1931. After 1932 he was employed with Shell Oil Company.
Since retirement from government service in 1931, Connell devoted himself to writing about early Arizona history. He wrote
two articles for publication in
Progressive Arizona and
Arizona Magazine. Connell’s major accomplishment was a series of articles for the
Tucson Citizen titled “The Apache, Past and Present” which went through 26 installments between February 6 and July 31 in 1921.
In addition, he wrote newspaper articles on Arizona history and the Apache Indians. In 1931, he accompanied former President
Calvin Coolidge and Mrs. Coolidge to the dedication of Coolidge dam near Gila, Arizona. In 1933, he was a member of the Los
Angeles county grand jury. Connell was also a charter member of the Elks of Tucson. He died in 1934 November 15 in Los Angeles,
Purchase from Joseph Amasa Munk as part of the Munk Library of Arizoniana, 1910 May 10; Donation from Frederick Webb Hodge,
1932 September; and Donation from Frederick Webb Hodge and Eva Scott Fenyes, 1936 October.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Cochise, Apache Chief, d. 1874
Crook, George, General, 1829-1890
Geronimo, Apache Chief, 1829-1909
Arizona -- History
Douglas Daily Dispatch
Hassayampa River (Ariz.)
Tohono O'odham Indians