University of Arizona

Papers of Earle Robert Forrest

Earle Robert Forrest was a cowboy, photographer, and writer. He raveled extensively in the Southwest during the early 1900s, photographing and gathering research materials for his writings.

This collection is organized into two subgroups: Papers and Photographs. The Papers in the first subgroup include biographical information, correspondence, and drafts of 26 of his manuscripts, including Bloody Trails of the Old Southwest and Adventures in Navajoland. The photographs are the second subgroup in this collection, this includes, black-and-white photographs which cover the years 1902-1929. The bulk of them are mounted and deal with Forrest's travels in the West, especially his visits among the Indians of Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. The mounted photographs are chronicled by numbers on the reverse side which correspond to the numbers in two indexes prepared by Forrest for easy identification.