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Robert G. Haldeman Jr. Paddle and Oar Book Collection Files

Robert G. Haldeman Jr. Paddle and Oar Book Collection Files

Collection Number: 
215
Collection Length: 
2.00ft
Finding Aid: 

Biographical

Robert G. Haldeman Jr. spent 11 days in Quebec several years ago with college friends on a wilderness canoe trip. The experience inspired him to become involved in the collection of books, magazine articles, catalogs and ephemera related to paddle and oar boating.

 

Scope and Content

While the majority of Mr. Haldeman’s gift consists of approximately 85 books related to canoeing, the accompanying files contain magazine and newsletter articles, catalog advertisements, newspaper articles and detailed records of purchases made to supplement the book collection. The files are bound in three-ring binders and organized into sections by tabs. Also included is a color lithograph, Canoe-Mates, by Howard Chandler Christy.

Provenance

Gift of Robert G. Haldeman, Jr., August 2017.