Finding Aid to The Rainbow Bridge MS.698
Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library2012 November 9
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
Title: The Rainbow Bridge
Identifier/Call Number: MS.698
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract: This is a handmade volume entitled The Rainbow Bridge by Hoffman Birney, signed by the author and dated 1927. It contains photographs and typed pages of prose and a prayer regarding the Rainbow Bridge red sandstone natural formation in Utah.
creator: Hoffman, Birney, 1891-1958
This is a handmade volume entitled The Rainbow Bridge by Hoffman Birney, signed by the author and dated 1927. It contains photographs and typed pages of prose and a prayer regarding the Rainbow Bridge red sandstone natural formation in Utah.
The Rainbow Bridge, 1927, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.698.
Processed by Library staff after 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 November 9, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).
Gift of the Bernice Eastman Johnston Collection, 1972 December.
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Hoffman Birney (1891-1958) was an American author born in Philadelphia in 1891, full name Herman Hoffman Birney. He served in the army during the First World War, and afterwards continued to work for the military in the research and development side. He began writing in 1927 and penned a number of novels for both adults and children, mainly Western/cowboy/indian type stories, often historical, plus some non-fictional accounts of American history. Some of the children's westerns were more generally horse stories. As well as writing books he also worked as the western novel critic for The New York Times. Hoffman Birney also wrote under the pseudonym of David Kent.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Folklore
Navajo Indians -- Religion
Rainbow Bridge National Monument (Utah) -- Legends