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Sketches and drawings, 1925, and undated


Scope and Content

From the Collection: The W. H. Hutchinson papers span the years 1902-1989. The bulk of the materials date between 1952-1985. The collection has been divided into seven series: Biographical information, Correspondence, Source material - Rhodes, Galleys, Printed material, Speeches and typescripts, Order files, Sketches and drawings, Photographs, and Books. There is also a list of Hutchinson publications located in Special Collections that follows the manuscript container list.

The correspondence contains letters pertaining to Hutchinson's writings about Eugene Manlove Rhodes and the writing of Rhodes. It is of both personal and professional nature, including publishers, authors, critics and friends. There is material on copyright and royalty issues pertaining to the properties of the literary estate of Eugene Manlove Rhodes and its management. Of note within the series of correspondence with New Mexico State University are transcripts of taped interviews with former cowboys who worked with Rhodes, first recorded in 1964. There are also reviews of books included among the series. Correspondents in this series include May Davison Rhodes, Eve Ball, S. Omar Barker, David Townsend, Bula Charles, Paul Rader, Eugene Cunningham, Harry Carey, and Lawrence Clark Powell.

Included in the collection are Hutchinson's subject files on the life and career of Eugene Manlove Rhodes, composed of clippings, notes, copies of Rhodes' writings, and correspondence related to Hutchinson's research on Rhodes. Some folders in this series contain notes relating to the characters in Rhodes' works who were based on living persons in southern New Mexico in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also included are various published materials, including bookseller catalogs, monographs, articles, and reprints. Unpublished materials include manuscripts, speeches, drafts, and typescripts from Hutchinson and other authors regarding Eugene Manlove Rhodes and Western United States literature. There is also hand-drawn art and photographs associated with Eugene Manlove Rhodes publications and related publications. Some material is sometimes annotated by Hutchinson.


  • 1925
  • and undated

Access and Use Restrictions

This material may be examined by researchers under supervised conditions in the Search Room.


From the Collection: 11.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Branson Hall
PO Box 30006
MSC 3475
Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 USA