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RG4404.AM:  Walter Mason Camp, 1867-1925

Papers on microfilm:  1905-1925

Civil engineer; researcher; historian

Size:  5 reels of microfilm


Walter Mason Camp was born in Capetown, Pennsylvania in 1867.   He spent his career as a civil engineer specializing in railroad construction and maintenance.  Camp became an avid researcher of Indian life and customs, most particularly the Indian Wars.  He died on August 3, 1925, in Kankakee, Illinois.


This collection consists of five reels of microfilm containing the research papers of Walter Mason Camp.  The collection includes correspondence, interview notes, general research and field notes, drafts of writings, maps, newsclippings, and miscellaneous research and reference materials created and collected by Camp, and pertaining to the Indian Wars of the plains (1864-1890).

Note:  This microfilm was purchased from Brigham Young University.  They hold the original papers of Walter Mason Camp.  Permission to publish anything from these papers is required by:

L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602.

See the BYU website for a complete finding aid.  An inventory is also available on the first reel of microfilm.


Reel 1

Collection finding aid

Biographical information

Correspondence, 1908-1913

Reel 2

Correspondence, 1914-1925

Interviews (Group 1 – alphabetical), Bailey – Yellow Bull

Reel 3

Interviews (Group 2 – 14 cm x 19 cm), Aisio – Windolph

Interviews (Group 3 – 11 cm x 14 cm), Adams – Young Hawk

Reel 4


Reel 5

Typescripts, writings

Research and reference file


Subject headings:

Camp, Walter Mason, 1867-1925

Immigration and American Expansion

Indians of North America — Wars — 1862-1865

Indians of North America — Wars — 1866-1895

Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876


Politics, Government, and Law

United States. Army. Cavalry, 7th


Revised TMM      10-18-2018