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Henry Lind Lassen Trail Scrapbook
MSS 333  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Henry Lind Lassen Trail Scrapbook
    Dates: 1932, 1941, 1948, bulk June 1941
    Collection Number: MSS 333
    Creator/Collector: Lind, Henry
    Extent: 1 Box, 0.75 Linear Feet
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    Repository: California State University, Chico
    Chico, California 95929-0295
    Abstract: The scrapbook created by Lind of the journey he took by automobile of the Lassen Trail across the Sierras June 1941.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research without restriction.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    Henry Lind Lassen Trail Scrapbook. California State University, Chico

    Acquisition Information

    Joan McDougal, September 13, 1996

    Biography/Administrative History

    As a self-described "amateur historian", Henry Lind gathered up his gear and car in 1941 with an idea. He wanted to retrace some steps of the old Lassen Trail he had thoroughly studied during the time he was a part time summer worker and volunteer at Lassen National Park. Henry lived in the California "Bay area" in Santa Clara County but his heart and imagination rested upon the "Trail" Peter Lassen tried to "forge". In a series of letters to Ruby Swartzlow, the author of Lassen's definitive biography, Lassen: His Life and Legacy (1964), Lind commented on the "Trail" and Swartzlow's earlier article in the California Historian (it's present name) "Peter Lassen, northern California's Trail-Blazer" (1940). Lind assisted Swartzlow with map construction for the biography and she used several of his photographs to assist in the graphic presentation of the trail.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The scrapbook created by Lind of the journey he took by automobile of the Lassen Trail across the Sierras June 1941. It includes 55 photographs with typed captions. Attached is a map with location points of photos.

    Indexing Terms

    Overland journeys to the Pacific.
    Lassen Trail (Calif.)
    West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.

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