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Collection Details


Collection Name: Chaco Canyon Old Timers Reunion Oral History
Repository Name: University of New Mexico. Zimmerman Library. Center for Southwest Research [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Local Identifier: MSS 597 BC
URL: http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU/nmu1%23mss579bc/nmu1%23mss579bc_m3.html
Dates Spanned: 1990-1990
Description: The Chaco Canyon Old Timers Reunion Oral History Project consists of publicity, background materials and bibliographic sources, correspondence, questionnaires, and four interviews. Jean Markley, who lived in Chaco from 1922-1934 was interviewed by Michael Miller. She was the daughter of the first volunteer custodian at the Park, and during her tenure at the Park, was a part time guide for visitors, worked in Pueblo Bonito's small museum, and maintained a weather station and garage on Chaco Arroyo. She reminisces about her father, Gus (Chester Augustus Griffin). Wesley R. Hurt, was a participant in the UNM field school in Jemez in 1930. He was Edgar Hewett's chauffeur in the mid-1930's, and worked as a truck driver for the excavations in Jemez and at Chaco. Hurt was involved in building the field station at Chaco and helped with the archaeological survey and excavation. Hurt was interviewed by Rose Diaz. Alden Hayes ran errands at Chaco for Dr. Hewett in 1935, was student with the UNM field schools in 1936-37, and later became National Park Service research staff. The interview with Mr. Hayes was conducted by Marion Bell, and was interrupted and never completed. Emily Ross Mulloy, a student at the UNM field school in 1940-41, was also interviewed by Marion Bell.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 4
Broad Subjects: Science and Technology
ASP Subjects: Archaeological surveying--New Mexico; Archaeology; Chaco Canyon National Historic Park, NM; Excavations (Archaeology); Excavations (Archaeology)--New Mexico; Oral history; United States; Voluntarism
Collection Code: OHC0000217