Peter DeLafosse papers, 1907-1999  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
DeLafosse, Peter H., 1947-
Title
Peter DeLafosse papers
Dates
1907-1999 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.75 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn1581
Summary
The Peter DeLafosse papers (1907-1999) consists of correspondence, manuscripts, diary entries, articles, biographical materials, and collection registers pertaining to the life of Charles Kelly (1889-1971). Kelly, a historian of the American west, was an author of a book on trails in the western salt desert in Utah and Nevada, and wrote biographies of Porter Rockwell, Caleb Greenwood, and Miles Goodyear.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Peter DeLafosse was the Acquisitions Editor at the University of Utah Press and was the author and editor of several books and articles dealing with Western history. Two of his publications were "Utah Historic Trails" and "Trailing the Pioneers: A Guide to Utah's Emigrant Trails, 1846-1850". DeLafosse also served as the president of Utah Westerners and chaired the Friends of the Marriott Library.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Peter DeLafosse papers (1907-1999) consists of correspondence, manuscripts, diary entries, articles, biographical materials, and collection registers pertaining to the life of Charles Kelly (1889-1971). Kelly, a historian of the American west, was an author of a book on trails in the western salt desert in Utah and Nevada, and wrote biographies of Porter Rockwell, Caleb Greenwood, and Miles Goodyear. He was an employee of the National Park Service and was the first superintendent of Capitol Reef National Park in southern Utah. In 1969 the American Association of State and Local History granted him an Award of Merit.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Peter DeLafosse papers, Accn 1581, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 1581.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Correspondence and ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Correspondence: Map of Utah's Historic Trails
1996-1998
1 2
Peter DeLafosse: "Notes on Dominguez-Escalante Expedition for Utah Trails Map
1998
1 3
David Bigler's Comments: Manuscript on Utah Historic Trails' Map
1998
1 4
Jay Hammond's Comments: Manuscript on Utah's Historic Trails' Map
1 5
Stan Layton's Comments: Manuscript on Utah Historic Trails' Map
1 6
Comments: Manuscript on Fur Traders and Trappers
1 7
Manuscript on Western Railroads
1996-1998
1 8
Manuscript on Early Automobile Routes
1 9
Peter DeLafosse: "Utah Historic Trails" Maps
1998
1 10
Steven Madsen: "Vignettes for Utah Historical Trails Map"
1998
1 11
Cathedral and Goblin Valley Proposals

Charles Kelly: Biographical and Manuscript MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Autobiographical Material
1937
2 2
Student Records at Valparaiso University
1907-1909
2 3-6
Dairy
1918-1971
2 7
Correspondence and Lifetime Membership Certificate
1932-1960
2 8
U.S. Department of Interior Commendable Service Award
1959
2 9
Newspaper Clipping
1960
2 10
Register of the Papers of Charles Kelly (1889-1971): Marriott Library
1975
2 11
Register of the Charles Kelly Collection: Utah State Historical Society Library
1976
2 12-13
Lora Crouch: "A Subject Index to the Charles Kelly Manuscript Collection"
1983
2 14-18
"Sand and Sagebrush"
1935
2 19-22
"Preacher's Son"
1936

Charles Kelly: Articles and ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Article: "Monument Valley"
1937
3 2
Journal: Yampa River Trip
1937
3 3
"Proclamation Creating Capitol Reef National Monument"
1937
3 4
Article: "Proposed Escalante National Monument"
1941
3 5
"Archeological Research in Capitol Reef National Monument"
1945
3 6
"Petroglyphs of Capitol Reef National Monument"
1945
3 7
"Pioneer Register of Capitol Reef National Monument"
1945
3 8
"Place Names in Capitol Reef National Monument"
1946
3 9
"Reminiscences of Howard Blackburn: Wayne County Pioneer"
1946
3 10
"Letters to Charles Kelly Concerning Indian Names"
1946-1947
3 11
"History of Capitol Reef National Monument and Vicinity"
1951
3 12
"Second Field Investigation Report Valley of the Goblins"
1951
3 13
"History of the Goblin Valley Area"
1951
3 14
Edwin H. Colbert: "Paleontological Work by the American Museum of Natural History in Capitol Reef National Monument"
1951
3 15
"Biographical Sketch of Joseph S. Hickman"
1952
3 16
Randall Henderson: "Kelly of Capitol Reef"
1955
3 17
"A Letter of Amendment to Charles Kelly's Historical Statement"
1961
3 18
"Biographical Sketch of Ephraim Portman Pectol"
1967
3 19
"History of Capitol Reef National Monument"
3 20
"Report on Uranium Mining in Capitol Reef National Monument"
3 21
"Distribution of Glacial Debris in Capitol Reef National Monument"
3 22
"Preliminary Report on Trackways in the Moenkopi in Capitol Reef National Monument"
3 23
"Climate, Flora and Fauna"
3 24
"Geography"
3 25
"Geology"
3 26
"Historical Narrative and Archeological Values"
3 27
"History"
3 28
"Trackways in the Moenkopi"
3 29
"Wild-Life of Capitol Reef National Monument"
3 30
"Bibliography of Capitol Reef National Monument"
3 31
Fruita Pioneer Trail System Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
3 32
National Park Service: "National Register of Historic Places Documentation for Capitol Reef National Park"
1996
3 33
"I Took to the Desert"
3 34
Copies of Kelly's Explorations across the Salt Desert in the Late 1920s
3 35
Monument Valley and Salt Flats' Photos
1929-1935
3 36
Extract from Mountain Meadows Massacre Book

Charles Kelly ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1-4
"Sand and Sagebrush Little Journeys to Odd Corners of the Desert"
1949
4 5-7
"Chief Walker Napoleon of the Desert"
1955
4 8
Peter DeLafosse: "Introduction" to Charles Kelly Manuscript
1995
4 9-12
Charles Kelly: "Sand and Sagebrush Little Journeys to Odd Corners of the Desert"
1999

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Pioneers--Utah
  • Roads--West (U.S.)
  • Trails--West (U.S.)
  • Personal Names :
  • Kelly, Charles, 1889-1971
  • Kelly, Charles, 1889-1971. Salt Desert trails
  • Geographical Names :
  • Great Salt Lake (Utah)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Drafts (documents)