Finding Aid to the Harry E. "Two Guns" Miller Collection MS.603

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 October 22


Title: Harry E. "Two Guns" Miller Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.603
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (4 folders)
Date (inclusive): 1947-1951
Abstract: Harry Miller (1879-1952), also known as "Indian" or "Two Guns" is most famously remembered for being the namesake of the ghost town Two Guns located on Interstate 40 east of Flagstaff. Miller was an amateur archaeologist and believed that he had discovered the “real” route of Coronado and the Seven Cities of Cibola in the Lupton area. He died in 1952. This collection consists of bulletins and publications Miller sent to Southwest Museum director F. W. Hodge in the late 1940s, articles collected by Library staff about Miller, and copies of his Songs of the Navajo Sea. Materials are dated 1947-1951.
creator: Miller, Harry E. (Harry Edgar), 1879-1952

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of bulletins and publications Miller sent to Southwest Museum director F. W. Hodge in the late 1940s, articles collected by Library staff about Miller, and copies of his Songs of the Navajo Sea. Materials are dated 1947-1951.

Preferred citation

Harry E. "Two Guns" Miller Collection, 1947-1951, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.603; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Processing history

Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 22, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Acquisition

Deposited into the Library by F. W. Hodge, beginning in 1947 September.

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. An item-level list is available

Related archival materials

Harry E. (Two Guns) Miller collection, MS-49. The Museum of Northern Arizona, Harold S. Colton Memorial Library.

Biographical note

Source: Harry E. (Two Guns) Miller Collection at The Museum of Northern Arizona, Harold S. Colton Memorial Library.

Inventory

1. Bulletins from Miller No. 6 – February 14, 1947; No. 14 – March 18, 1947; No. 15 – March 18, 1947; No. 34 – July 7, 1947; No. 66 – April 19, 1948; No. 67 – April 19, 1948; No. 83 – June 8, 1948; No. 88 – June 19, 1948; No. 89 – June 19, 1948; New system: No. 1 – March 2, 1949; No. 2 – March 3, 1949; No. 3 – March 4, 1949; No. 4 – March 2, 1949; No. 6 – April 27, 1949; No. 7 – April 29, 1949; Letter to Miller from Department of the Interior July 2, 1948; Circular letter no. 19 – January 21, 1948
2. Articles about Miller ‘“Two Guns” Miller has found “true” El Morro 17 Miles West of Here’ Gallup Independent January 10, 1947 “Documentary Evicence of Old Spanish Journals Adds Strength to ‘Indian; Miller’s Claim that Lupton is Cibola” Holbrook Tribune-News November 8, 1946 “Indian Scientist Tells M.I.A. of a Visit to Utopia” Holbrook Tribune-News November 8, 1946
3. Songs of the Navajo Sea 9th Collection; 10th Collection; Excerpts from 10th Collection; 12th Collection; 13th Collection; 14th Collection; 15th Collection; 18th Collection; 19th Collection; 23rd Collection; (Claims he has the “true and honest” system of Southwest archaeology)
4. Songs of the Navajo Sea 24th Collection; 25th Collection; 26th Collection; 27th Collection; 28th Collection; 29th Collection; 30th Collection; 31st Collection; 32nd Collection; 33rd Collection; 34th Collection; 35th Collection

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Clippings
Poetry
Publications
Songs of the Navajo Sea