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Mountaineering Collection


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Books and serials on mountains, mountaineering, and related topics. It also includes materials in other formats, such as photographs, media, posters, realia, clippings, and pamphlets, most of which are in boxes.


Items have been cataloged online, with Library of Congress classification numbers assigned.


By Library of Congress classification number. Oversize materials and serials are in separate sections, also arranged by call number. Miscellaneous materials are grouped together.


ca. 7600 v.


Through Chinook, the Libraries' online catalog. Separate main entry and subject card files are still available in the Special Collections Reading Room however they are no longer actively maintained and updated.


Varies. The collection grew from the John L. Jerome Hart Mountaineering collection, which was given to Special Collections in 1977. Funds to expand the collection were appropriated and the first purchase was made in 1978. The bulk of materials in this collection were either purchased by Special Collections, given to Special Collections by Frank and Winona Campbell in memory of their daughter Suzanne Campbell, bequeathed to Special Collections by Elizabeth S. Cowles, or purchased with funds given by William Wilson in memory of his son, Lloyd Marion Wilson. The collection continues to grow through gifts and purchases.

Archival materials

The Esther Holt Collection (MT 1) contains trip reports, photographs, and related materials from the Colorado Mountain Club and the Genesee Valley Hiking Club.


The Mountain Photograph Collection (MT 2) contains historic photographs of the Alps, souvenir images of mountains in Europe and North America, and aerial photographs of New Zealand.


The Rocky Mountain Climbers Club Aluminum Cup (MT 3) is an example of an early twentieth century hiker's cup.


The Mountaineering Ephemera Collection (MT 4) contains brochures, clippings, and miscellaneous materials related to mountains and mountaineering.


The Colorado Trail Papers (MT 5) includes clippings and correspondence related to the history of the Colorado Trail.


The Swiss Alps Photo Album (MT 6) contains 57 albumen photographs of the Swiss Alps, attributed to Emil Huber.


The Alpine Portfolio (MT 7) contains 100 late nineteenth-century photographs of the Pennine Alps.


Related materials

Special collections also houses manuscript collections related to mountaineering. Guides to these collections are available by clicking on the links below:


David Sievert Lavender Papers (MS 44)

Clyde Walton 10th Mountain Division Collection (MS 249)