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Joe Carithers Papers

Joe Carithers on the trail to Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Joseph Frank Carithers, Jr. (1926-2001) was as a conservationist in Southern Arizona and an advocate for the creation and maintenance of National Parks in the western United States. The papers contain correspondence, work records, and personal records pertaining to Carither’s work and family life as a nature conservationist and Special Assistant to former Secretary of the Interior, Stewart Udall.