ROCKWELL HEREFORD PAPERS, 1916-1985
Rockwell Hereford was born in 1902. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1924. Hereford became manager of employee publications for United States Steel. He was interested in history and wrote pamphlets on the history of western industry, compiling them in a book, 100 Years West of the 100 Meridian. Hereford also wrote Whole Man, Henry Mauris Robinson, and a Half Century, 1890-1940. Robinson was a California banker and fiscal policy advisor to Herbert Hoover. Hereford died in 1988.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The papers were compiled by Hereford in the process of writing Whole Man, Henry Mauris Robinson, and a Half Century, 1890-1940 and are arranged into four subgroups: Manuscripts, Sources, Research, and Audio-visual materials. Manuscripts consists of three drafts of the book, each containing Hereford’s marginalia. Sources contains Hereford’s notes and copies used in preparing the manuscript. Folder date spans indicate Hereford’s notes and the original dates of copied materials. The materials are arranged by book chapter. The Research materials contain notes and copies made during early research on the book and are arranged alphabetically by archives or collection. The date spans again indicate the original dates of copied materials and Hereford’s notes. Audio-visual materials contain six folders of photographs, audiotapes, and one 16 mm. film.
The American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming also has a small collection of Rockwell Hereford papers documenting the history of western industry.
1 Whole Man and a Half Century – Manuscripts
2 Annotated Copy, 1980-1985 (4 folders)
4 Chapter 3: Arizona’s Mineral Lure, 1965-1972
6 Chapter 14: Volunteer to International Negotiator, (2 folders)
7 Whole Man and a Half Century – Research
8 Correspondence and Notes with Various Archives, 1970-1976
9 Correspondence with archivists, 1966-1982
10 Los Angeles Times (notes), 1919-1933
11 Staunton, W. F., Memoirs, 1860-1910