This collection is comprised of
correspondence, photographs, research notes, newspaper clippings, and other materials
related to the Willie Boy manhunt of 1909. Topics include the Willie Boy manhunt, Harry W.
Willie Boy: A Desert Manhunt, the motion
Tell Them Willie Boy Was Here, and the legal case
concerning the book,
The Hunt for Willie Boy: Indian-Hating and
. The collection includes four artifacts from the Willie Boy
manhunt, which include three tin cups and a horse stirrup, Sheriff Frank Wilson's original
report on the manhunt, a bone fragment from Willie Boy, scrapbooks, typescripts,
screenplays, and posters.
Harry W. Lawton was born in Long Beach, CA on December 11, 1927. He was a writer,
journalist, editor, historian, and a lecturer at the University of California, Riverside. He
is best known for his book, Willie Boy: A Desert Manhunt and
for contributing to the preservation of California history. He was a founder of the
California Museum of Photography, The Malki Museum, and the Malki Press. He was also the
founder of UCR's Creative Writing Program and of the University of California's Journal of
California and Great Basin Anthropology. He died in Dana Point, CA on November 20, 2005.
12.81 Linear Feet
(15 boxes, 1 flat file folder)
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