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William H. Alsup research materials related to Walter A. Starr, Jr., 1895-2001.
BANC MSS 2007/248 box 3; BANC MSS 2007/248 Box 1; BANC MSS 2007/248 Box 2; BANC MSS 2007/248
Collection Overview

Title:

William H. Alsup research materials related to Walter A. Starr, Jr., 1895-2001
Missing in the Minarets

Creator/Contributor:

Alsup, William H., creator, comp.

Abstract:

Contains research materials used for a book, Missing in the Minarets: the search for Walter A. Starr, Jr., about a climber who died in 1933 while climbing alone in the Minarets Wilderness of California. Includes Sierra Club bulletins, photocopies of personal journals and photographs, correspondence, interviews, notes, and newspaper clippings etc.
Walter A. Starr, Jr. climbing journal (July, 1928).

Date:

1895 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us---
Alsup, William H -- Archives
Alsup, William H
Starr, Walter Augustus -- 1903-1933
Starr, Walter A. (Walter Augustus) -- b. 1877
Mountaineering -- Search and rescue operations -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Mountaineering -- Search and rescue operations -- California -- Minarets Wilderness
Mountaineering -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Mountaineers -- United States
Minarets Wilderness (Calif.)
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)

Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
William H. Alsup research materials related to Walter A. Starr, Jr., 1895-2001, BANC MSS 2007/248, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Eddie Ancinas and William Alsup; 20070426.
Additions: Gift; of William Alsup ; 20110926.
Related item: Missing in the Minarets : the search for Walter A. Starr, Jr. (GV200.183 .A58 2001).
Walter Augustus "Pete" Starr, Jr. (1903-1933) was an American lawyer and mountain climber. A graduate of Stanford University, Starr was a respected lawyer in San Francisco, but he is better known for his abilities as a mountain climber and an explorer of the Sierra Nevada. Starr was an icon in the climbing world. He had scaled more than 40 prominent summits in the Sierra and several in the Alps, including France's Mont Blanc. In August 1933, he failed to return from a month-long hike in the Minarets. The search that followed, which led to the eventual discovery of his body by Norman Clyde, is one of the most dramatic true tales of the Sierra exploration. His body was buried where it was found.
In English.

Type:

Clippings.

Physical Description:

print
3 boxes (0.8 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2007/248 box 3
BANC MSS 2007/248 Box 1
BANC MSS 2007/248 Box 2
BANC MSS 2007/248

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.