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George Lamont Mancuso Collection


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mancuso, George, 1954-2001.
Collection NameGeorge Lamont Mancuso Collection,
Inclusive Dates: 1982-2001.
Physical Description.5 ft
AbstractCorrespondence from Harvey Butchart to George Mancuso and articles about George Mancuso.
Collection NumberNAU.MS.348
Language English.
Repository Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Department.
Northern Arizona University
Box 6022
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6022
Phone: 928 523 5551
Fax: 928 523 3770

Biographical Note

George Lamont Manucuso was born November 7,1954. He grew up in Bloomfield, New Jersey. In the early 1980s he moved west and began doing a number of odd jobs in and around the Grand Canyon. In 1986 he started a photography company called Granite Visions. He used the proceeds from his photography to hike and explore the Grand Canyon. In 1997 Backpacker Magazinereferred to him as one of the expert hikers of the Grand Canyon. Mancuso, along with a friend, Linda Brehmer, died in a flash flood in August of 2001

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence from Harvey Butchart to George Mancuso (the letters from George to Harvey reside in the Butchart Collection NAU.MS.168). Mancuso and Butchart were both legendary Grand Canyon trekkers and corresponded about their experiences in the Canyon. The collection also contains articles, primarily about Mancuso's untimely death in 2001.


Organized in 2 series.
I. Correspondence, 1982-2001.
II. Articles about George Mancuso, 1997-2001.





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Related Material

Butchart, Harvey Collection [manuscript] NAU.MS.168
Davis, Donald Collection [manuscript] NAU.MS.26

Access Points

Personal Name(s)
Butchart, Harvey, 1907---Correspondence.
Mancuso, George Lamont, 1954-2001--Archives.

Geographic Name(s)
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)--Description and travel.

Backpacking--Arizona--Grand Canyon--Accidents.
Floods--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Hiking--Arizona--Grand Canyon.
Trails--Arizona--Grand Canyon.

Genre Form(s)

Administrative Information

Credit Line

George Lamont Mancuso Collection, NAU.MS.348, Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Dept.

Container List

Series 1, correspondence from Harvey Butchart, 1982-2001.
1.1-5 Harvey Butchart to George Mancuso, 1982-2001.
Series 2, articles about George Mancuso, 1997-2001.
1.6-8 Mancuso articles, both biographical and about his death, 1997-2001.