This collection contains the papers of Western fiction writer Eugene Cunningham (1896-1957) and includes twelve manuscripts
of the works of
Cunningham and others, correspondence with friends and other writers of Western lore, five scrapbooks, and 250 photographs
(chiefly photographic reproductions of of Western figures).
Eugene L. Cunningham (1896-1957), author of Western fiction and other works, grew up in Texas, served in the Navy during both
World Wars, and began writing in 1915.
He was a correspondent for various newspapers and magazines and made a trip on horseback and on foot over Central America.
After 1932 he wrote mainly Southwestern history and
fiction, such as Triggernometry, Riders of the Night, etc.
Approximately 6,000 pieces in 21 boxes
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