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Collection Relating to James McCarthy

Photograph of Joe McCarthy, undated

Author James McCarthy’s autobiography A Papago Traveler: The Memories of James McCarthy was edited by John G. Westover, a military historian, and published by the University of Arizona Press in 1985 for the Sun Tracks series.

The collection contains correspondence, notes, typescript of interview, and typescript of McCarthy's autobiography, chiefly relating McCarthy's experiences on the Tohono O'odham reservation, at Indian schools, service in World War I, and later life. Correspondence, between Westover and others, mostly concerns publication of the book.