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Finding Aid to the Charles Baldwin Genung Manuscript Collection MS.591
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  • General note

  • Title: Charles Baldwin Genung Manuscript Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.591
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.2 Linear feet 7 folders
    Date (inclusive): 1863-1939
    Abstract: Charles Baldwin Genung was an Arizona pioneer in the 1860s and 1870s. This collection includes carbon copies of typed manuscripts by Genung, recounting his experiences in the 1860s and 1870s.
    creator: Genung, Charles Baldwin
    creator: United States. Works Progress Administration.


    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 inventory is available from library staff.


    Copyright has not been assigned to the Braun Research Library at the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Braun Research Library as the owner 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.


    Purchase from Joseph Amasa Munk as part of the Munk Library of Arizoniana, 1910 May 10.

    Preferred citation

    Charles Baldwin Genung Manuscript Collection, 1863-1939, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.591.

    Biographical Note

    Charles Baldwin Genung was an Arizona pioneer in the 1860s and 1870s.

    Processing history

    Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 9, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Scope and contents

    This collection includes carbon copies of typed manuscripts by Genung recounting his experiences in the 1860s and 1870s.
    These items are accompanied by manuscript forms from the 1939 WPA records survey.

    General note

    1. "About my experience with the Colorado Indian Reservation and the Apaches" ca. 1866-1868
    2. "How he came to be a Hassayamper" - story of how Genung got to Arizona
    3. "Account of T. L. Lambertson and hsi wife's life pioneering in Arizona" 1860's, Walnut Grove area of Yavapai County
    4. Chris Lobenheimer's loan to Genung; Genung's dealings with Levy Bashford and Genung's distillery
    5. "My first Year in Arizona"
    6. "Recollections of an Arizona pioneer of the 60's and 70's. Apache Campaign under Lieutenant Morton with Hi Jolley as guide"
    7. Henry Wickenburg's experiences with cattle and the Vulture gold mine

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bashford, Levi
    Hi Jolly
    Lambertson, T. L.
    Lobenheimer, Chris
    Morton, Charles, d. 1914
    Wickenburg, Henry
    Apache Indians
    Arizona -- History
    Carbon copies
    Cattle trade -- Arizona
    Colorado River Indian Reservation (Ariz. and Calif.)
    Distilleries -- Arizona
    Gold mines and mining -- Arizona
    Pioneers -- Arizona
    Tohono O'odham Indians
    Vulture Mine (Ariz.)
    Yavapai County (Ariz.)