The Papers of Walter W. Wright in the Dartmouth College LibraryWMAN MS-821

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wright, Walter W.
Title Remainder: Papers. 1934-1994
Dates: 1934-1994
Identification: MS-821





Introduction

In 1934, Walter W. Wright, then a student at Harvard, began his lifelong interest in the White Mountains and his collection of materials on the history of that mountain range. This interest and collection grew as Wright became a librarian and worked at various institutions, including Harvard College, the University of Pennsylvania, New York Public Library, the Ohio University Library, and Dartmouth College Library.

It was at the latter institution that Wright was able to develop one of the premier collections of books, manuscripts, photographs, and ephemera relating to the history of the region. As a part of his effort to establish this important collection, Wright carefully acquired a wide range of materials, keeping in constant touch with a variety of individuals and institutions that created, curated, or maintained collections. One early result of his work was the publication, in 1948, of an important bibliography on the White Mountains. Wright also maintained a personal collection of White Mountains materials that he donated to the Mount Washington Observatory Library in 1990.

This collection consists of correspondence, research notes, bibliographical notes, and printed materials that reflect Wright's interest in the history and bibliography of the White Mountains. In three containers or 2.0 linear feet, the collection was a gift to Dartmouth College Library by the estate of Walter Wright in 1997.






BOX 1

1. Adirondack Mountain Club



2. Appalachian Mountain Club--Correspondence, 1934-1972



3. Appalachian Mountain Club--Correspondence, 1973-1990



4. Appalachian Trail Conference, 1972-1994



5. Chocorua Mountain Club



6. Crawford House and Notch



7. Maine--Forest Service



8. New England Trail Conference



9. New Hampshire--State



10. White Mountains--Exhibitions and Talks, 1949-1980



11. White Mountains--Bibliography--Among The Clouds



12. White Mountains--Bibliography--Booksellers' Lists



13. White Mountains--Bibliography--Booksellers' Lists and Quotations



14. White Mountains--Bibliography--Citations



15. White Mountains--Bibliography--Compilation, 1941-1948



16. White Mountains--Bibliography--Correspondence and Distribution, 1948-1977



17. White Mountains--Bibliography--Correspondence, 1972-1986



18. White Mountains--Bibliography--Dartmouth College Library



19. White Mountains--Bibliography--Leavitt Maps



20. White Mountains--Bibliography--Library of Congress cards



21. White Mountains--Bibliography--Notes



22. White Mountains--Bibliography--Publishers' Lists



23. White Mountains--Bibliography--Purchases, 1941-1974



24. White Mountains--Bibliography--Purchases, 1975-1987



25. Mount Washington Cog Railway



26. Mount Washington Observatory, 1937-1982



27. Mount Washington Observatory, 1983-1985



28. Mount Washington Observatory, 1986-1994



29. Mount Washington Observatory--Library--Gift



30. Mount Washington Observatory--Library--Appraisal



31. Mount Washington Observatory--Library--Bookplate



BOX 2

1. Mount Washington--Summit



2. Mount Washington--Summit Road



3. Mount Washington--Tip-Top House Advisory Committee



4. White Mountains--Correspondence, 1934-1972



5. White Mountains--Correspondence, 1973-1978



6. White Mountains--Correspondence, 1979-1981



7. White Mountains--Correspondence, 1982-1983



8. White Mountains--Correspondence, 1984-1994



9. White Mountains--Correspondence--Campbell, Kay, 1975-1989



10. White Mountains--Correspondence--Evans, Raymond, 1980-1990



11. White Mountains--Correspondence--Fobes, Charles, 1952-1990



12. White Mountains--Correspondence--Lankes, J. B., 1979-1988



BOX 3

1. White Mountains--Correspondence--Philbrick, Douglas, 1970-1991



2. White Mountains--Correspondence--Sherman, David, 1983-1991



3. White Mountains--Correspondence--Tatham, David, 1975-1987



4. White Mountains--Correspondence--Tolles, Bryant, 1975-1989



5. White Mountains--Correspondence--Waterman, Laura and Guy, 1979-1991





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