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Alvin F. Harlow manuscripts, 1930-1940

Identifier: 1500-001-18

Scope and Contents

Tomahawk Trails. Typescript and carbon copy typescript drafts of stories for a proposed collection of Indian fighting stories of American pioneer days.


  • 1930 - 1940



These materials are in English.


This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Alvin F. Harlow was born in Sedalia, Missouri. He started working as a youth of eighteen in an express office, eventually went to Franklin College in Indiana, graduated, and entered business, becoming an officer in a large Tennessee corporation. During this period of his life, he studied and wrote about the Southern Appalachian people and produced many "educational" motion pictures illustrating their folk life.

As a writer Mr. Harlow is widely known as the author of "Old Towpaths: The Story of the American Canal Era," "Old Postbags: The Story of the Mail Service," "Old Waybills: The Romance of the Express Companies," and "Old Bowery Days," the chronicle of New York's most famous street. For this historical work, he has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by Franklin College.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Provenance unknown.

Alvin F. Harlow manuscript, 1930-1940
Marc Carlson
2016 August
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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