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Otis R. Marston Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
Professional and personal papers of river-runner and historian and river historian Otis R. Marston (1894-1979) and his collection of the materials on the history of Colorado River and Green River regions. Included are log books from river expeditions, journals, diaries, extensive original correspondence as well as copies of material in other repositories, manuscripts, motion pictures, still images, research notes, and printed material.
Background
Otis R. "Dock" Marston (1894-1979) was a noted river-runner and historian of river lore. A key participant in the opening of Grand Canyon to motorized navigation and an organizer of the 1960 jet boat run up through the canyon, he was also a leading historian of the Colorado and Green river basins.
Extent
432 boxes 54 microfilm 251 volumes 162 motion picture reels 61 photo 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
Collection is open to researchers with a serious interest in the subject matter of the collection by prior application through the Reader Services Department. Unlike other collections in the Huntington, an advanced degree is not a prerequisite for access The collection is open to qualified researchers. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.