Hazel E. Mills Papers, 1816-1938 MS 446

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Hazel E. Mills Papers, 1816-1938 MS 446

Colelction Number: MS 446


Creator: Mills Hazel E. , 1910-1999
Title: Hazel E. Mills Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1816-1938
Quantity: 1.5 Linear Feet
Abstract:Research notes, newspaper clippings and maps, 1816-1938. The bulk of the material is handwritten research notes related to the navigation of the Colorado River. Some of the notes are contained in a card index. The notes include article summaries compiled for Mills’ proposed dissertation, Navigation of the Colorado River and its effect on the development of the Arizona frontier. The maps are tracings done by Mills.
Identification: Colelction Number: MS 446
Language: English.
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

Hazel Emery was born in Pomona, California on October 29, 1910. She lived on a ranch near Chino, California. Then the family moved to Long Beach. Hazel married Randall Vause Mills on December 13, 1931 in Berkeley, California. Both were writers about Oregon history.

Hazel did her undergraduate work at the University of California at Berkeley studying English. Hazel attended library school and subsequently worked for the Washington State Library in Olympia. Her book, Frances Fuller Victor: the Witness to America’s Westerings, was published in 2002 by the Oregon Historical Society. Hazel died July 2, 1999 in Eugene, OR.


Scope and Content

Research notes, newspaper clippings and maps, 1816-1938. The bulk of the material is handwritten research notes related to the navigation of the Colorado River. Some of the notes are contained in a card index. The notes include article summaries compiled for Mills’ proposed dissertation, Navigation of the Colorado River and its effect on the development of the Arizona frontier. The maps are tracings done by Mills.


Arrangement

This Collection is organized into 2 series.

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Related Material

Mills, Hazel E., "The Arizona Fleet," American Neptune, I, 3 (July 1941), 255-74.


Controlled Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Mills, Hazel E, 1910-1999

Geographic Name(s)
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)

Subject(s)
Boats
Colorado River-- Exploration and discovery
Colorado River-- Navigation
Ferries
Freight ships
Frontier and pioneer life--Arizona
Historic mines
Mining districts--Arizona
Mining districts--Colorado
Railroad travel
River steamboats
Stagecoach lines
Steam--navigation
Trade routes
Waterways


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hazel E. Mills Papers (MS 446). University of Arizona Library Special Collections.


Container List

Series I: Research notes,1816-1938
This series is arranged alphabetically.
It contains article summaries compiled for Mills’ proposed dissertation, Navigation of the Colorado River and its effect on the development of the Arizona frontier. It also includes newspaper clippings and notes on Colorado River navigation and Colorado River maps traced by Mills.
BoxFolder
11 Colorado River maps Arizona and Southwest traced by Hazel E Mills, 1816-1916
12 Compilations of date and working notes on steamboats, navigation, commerce, captains’ places, undated
13 Dissertation notes - Article summaries A-F, 1933-1937
14 Dissertation notes - Article summaries G-L, 1933-1937
15 Dissertation notes - Article summaries M-Z, 1933-1937
16 Dissertation notes - Summary of proposed dissertation and bibliography of primary resources, 1933-1937
17 Newspaper clippings, 1933, 1938, undated
18 Notes from newspapers Colorado River navigation taken by Hazel E. Mills, 1852-1876
Series II: Card Index, 1850-1909
This series contains notes taken by Mills. Box 2 is arranged alphabetically by newspaper name and chronologically within each publication. Box 3 is arranged by topic and by author.
Notes are from the following newspapers: 1850-1890
Arizona Miner
Arizona Sentinel
Los Angeles Star
Oregon Argus
Oregonian
San Francisco Alta California
Topics include Biography, Boats, Colorado River, Commerce, Indians, Mines, Miscellaneous, Place names, Travel routes, Transportation companies, River boats and steamships. Notes are from the following newspapers, : 1853-1909
Alta California
Arizona Sentinel
Arizona Gazette
Arizona Weekly Enterprise
Arizona Miner
San Diego World
Los Angeles Star