L. W. Emerson papers,, 1920-1982

Overview of the Collection

Emerson, L. W. (Lucien Waldo), 1902-
L. W. Emerson papers,
1920-1982 (inclusive)
11.5 cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection Number
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Emerson wrote many works of Western and juvenile fiction, often using the pseudonyms Peter Field, Cave Leddy, and Bliss Lomax.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection consists mainly of manuscripts, notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, drawings, and layouts all relating to many of Emerson's books and articles and some unpublished works. There are also some personal correspondence, diaries (1923, 1933-1934), biographical information, and personal memorabilia including material relating to the Lone Scouts of America.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by L. W. Emerson at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

Processing Note

Processing Information

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top

The American Heritage Center is in the process of converting its older container lists to a more accessible format. This link is to an older version of a container list.


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Children's literature, American.
  • Western stories.

Corporate Names

  • Lone Scouts of America.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Diaries.
  • Photographs.


  • Authors.