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Warren Loose papers on Bodie, California

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6847

Scope and Contents note

A collection of monthly hand-held calenders with Warren Loose printed on their covers, a small notebook of handwritten notes with a brown, leather cover, tapes recording visits to Bodie's Mine, an original manuscript of Loose's book Bodie Bonanza, and 29 reel-to-reel audio tapes documenting Warren's research during the creation of the book, 1964-1971.


  • 1964-1971


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 Warren Loose papers on Bodie, California must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Warren Arthur Robert Loose II, a descendant of Bodie Bonanza, researched 25 years of history at the Bodie gold mining camp. The camp was known as one of the wildest mining camps of the American West in the 19th century.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Materials, including a manuscript and reel-to-reel tapes, related to the creation of Warren Loose's book, Bodie Bonanza, 1964-1971.

Custodial History note

Donated by Warren Arthur Robert Loose III in 2004.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Warren Arthur Robert Loose III; 2004.

Appraisal note

LDS Cultural, Religious and Social History (Collection development policy 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; Karen Glenn; 7 April 2009.

Register of Warren Loose papers on Bodie, California
Karen Glenn, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Description rules
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States