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George P. Hammond papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 908

Scope and Contents note

Historical items relating to the Southwestern part of the United States; including Arizona, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Mexico, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. Also, Congressional records and various other records relating to the Indians of this area.


  • 1566-1963


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the George P. Hammond collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

American historian, author, director of the Bancroft Library, and professor of history at various American universities.


11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Primary source materials relating to the New Southwest part of the United States including the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. Also included are materials on Mexico. The materials are in English and Spanish, and many relate to the settlement of the area by people of European descent and to the Indians.

Arrangement note

The collection is divided into 3 series: 1. George P. Hammond general correspondence and papers, 1890-1957; 2. George P. Hammond materials on Indians of the Southwest, 1923-1960; and 3. George P. Hammond historical material on the Southwestern states, 1566-1963.

Other Finding Aids note

While this finding aid provides only a series and sub-series level description, a more detailed finding aid is available in print at the L.Tom Perry Special Collections reference desk.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Appraisal note

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

The purpose of the Americana, Utah, and the West collections is to provide teaching and research support to students, faculty, and visiting scholars in the areas of the history of Utah, the West as it relates to Utah, and Americana as it related to Utah or Mormonism. This collection meets this collecting focus with the information provided about the history and settlement of the southwest and Utah.

Processing Information note

Processed; 1974.

Register of the George P. Hammond papers
Processed under the direction of the Curator of 20th & 21st Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States