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LeRoy R. Hafen Ute-Arapahoe files

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1768 Sub-Series 10

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

Contains LeRoy's personal papers: journals and desk calendars; early life memorabilia and school papers (mostly university); personal and professional correspondence, including greeting cards; professional files, including research and manuscript files for Hafen's books and other writings (master's and doctoral theses in published form, Western America, 4 different Colorado histories, the Far West and the Rockies series, the Mountain Men and the Fur Trade series, Joyous Journey, and various family books); correspondence with publishers (Arthur H. Clark Co. and others), and minor works (chapters and articles, book reviews, addresses, etc.); teaching files from the University of Colorado, University of Glasgow, BYU, and other colleges; research materials, including peers' historical works, primary source material (photostats and copies, microfilm, transcripts, etc.) and notes; files on consulting work in Ute-Arapahoe matters; society papers and periodicals (Utah and Colorado State Historical societies, Mormon and Western History associations, Westerners, etc., as well as other historical, academic, civic, social, religious, etc.); family papers, including family group sheets and correspondence; and general oversize materials (historical art & memorabilia, poetry, society material, etc.).


  • 1880-1984


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Register of LeRoy R. and Ann W. Hafen papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

LeRoy R. Hafen (1893-1985) was the director of the Colorado State Historical Society and professor of history at Brigham Young University.


3 boxes

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Other Finding Aids

Online finding aid is not comprehensive. Handwritten box-level finding aid available in the case file, including accurate box locations.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States