Warren Loose papers on Bodie, California

Warren Loose papers on Bodie, California

Dates: 1964-1971

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.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Loose, Warren, 1911-1982
  • Call Number: MSS 6847
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
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.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6847; Warren Loose papers on Bodie, California; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6847, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Warren Arthur Robert Loose III in 2004.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Warren Arthur Robert Loose III; 2004.
Subject Terms
Bodie (Calif.)--History--19th century; Material Types; Sound Recordings
Genre / Form
Audiotapes; Calendars; Manuscripts, American; Notes
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 7 April 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS Cultural, Religious and Social History (Collection development policy 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Loose (Warren Arthur Robert) papers on Bodie, California
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:23-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

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.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts