Finding Aid to The Rainbow Bridge MS.698

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 November 9


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)
Date: 1927
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

Scope and Contents

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.

Preferred citation

The Rainbow Bridge, 1927, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.698.

Processing history

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).

Acquisition

Gift of the Bernice Eastman Johnston Collection, 1972 December.

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

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Biographical note

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.
Source: www.cowboydirectory.co.uk

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Creation stories
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Folklore
Navajo Indians
Navajo Indians -- Religion
Photographs
Rainbow Bridge National Monument (Utah) -- Legends
Typescripts