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Historic Traveling Diaries and Guestbooks Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MHTD

Scope and Contents

The Historic Traveling Diaries and Guestbooks Collection consists of documents dated 1841 to 1996, with the bulk falling from 1841 to 1891. The collection includes diaries and memoirs on travel throughout the United States and Canada. Most of the diaries focus on travels in the west and specifically the Fort Collins, Colorado area. There is also a guestbook from a local cabin that documents the people and happenings of the region.

Dates

  • 1841-1996
  • Majority of material found within 1841-1891

Creator

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

Extent

2 linear feet (1 record carton, 1 document case)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Historic Traveling Diaries and Guestbooks Collection contains diaries and memoirs of people who lived and traveled throughout the United States and Canada.

Arrangement

The collection consists of 1 series in 1 record carton and 1 document case:

Series 1: Historic traveling diaries and guestbooks, 1841-1996 and undated

Acquisition

The Historic Traveling Diaries and Guestbooks Collection was created by the staff of Archives and Special Collections.

Online Materials

Some materials have been scanned and are available through the Colorado State University Libraries website. In the electronic version of this document, direct links appear in context.

Processing

Processing was completed in May 2015. Materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes.

Title
Guide to the Historic Traveling Diaries and Guestbooks Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Karen Spilman
Date
Copyright 2015
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844