John Hunt papers

Finding aid prepared by Carlota Ramirez, 2017.
Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
Phone: 951-827-3233
Fax: 951-827-4673
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Hunt papers
Date (inclusive): 1993-1997
Collection Number: MS 168
Creator: Hunt, John, J.
Extent: 0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: The collection contains press clippings, letters, and other material related to the research of historian John Hunt, focusing on the people and landmarks of Desert Hot Springs, California.
Languages: The collection is in English.


The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. John Hunt papers (MS 168). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Processing History

The collection was processed by Carlota Ramirez in 2017.
Processing of the John Hunt papers was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & Univeristy Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

Biographical Note

John J. Hunt is an historian and lecturer who wrote The Waters of Comfort: The Story of Desert Hot Springs California, a non-fiction work on the history of the people and landmarks of Desert Hot Springs.

Collection Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials related to the research of historian John Hunt. Items in the collection include local newspaper articles written by Hunt, drafts of Hunt's book The Waters of Comfort, and letters to UC Riverside's Head of Special Collections Sidney E. Berger.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Desert Hot Springs (Calif.)
Hunt, John, J.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Clippings (information artifacts).

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence w/ Sidney Berger 1995-1996

Box 1, Folder 2

Geo-Heat Center Newsletter 1993

Box 1, Folder 3

Newspaper: Desert Sentinel 1996-1997

Box 1, Folder 4

Newspaper: The Desert Woman 1994-1997

Box 1, Folder 5

The Waters of Comfort - Chapter: "The Bradshaw Trail" 1994

Box 1, Folder 6

The Waters of Comfort - Chapter: "The Mystery" 1996

Box 1, Folders 7-10

The Waters of Comfort - Manuscript 1996

Box 1, Folder 11-12

The Waters of Comfort - Page Proofs 1996