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Hafen (LeRoy) Papers
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Description
A collection of research material related to the professional life of LeRoy Reuben Hafen, Western American author and historian.
Background
LeRoy Reuben Hafen (1893-1985) was the state historian at the State Historical Society of Colorado for 30 years from 1924 to 1954. Hafen was born in Nevada and educated in Utah and California; while in college Hafen married Ann Woodbury (1893-1970), a poet, author, and fellow historian. Hafen was the author of numerous articles and books on the history of the American West; he edited, in collaboration with Ann Hafen: The Far West and the Rockies (15 volumes) and was the editor of the ten-volume collection titled, The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West. Hafen was a specialist in Colorado history, the fur trade, and overland routes to the West.
Extent
10.3 Linear Feet (8 boxes, 12 card file boxes)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.