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Fred Bear Papers

Identifier: M1694

Scope and Contents

Collection contains Fred Bear Museum brochures; description of Alaskan hunt; magazine articles about Bear; Fun with Bow & Arrow booklet by Jack Van Coevering and Bear; bear archery catalog; and photographs.


  • 1953-1973


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Fred Bear (March 5, 1902-April 27, 1988) was an American bow hunter, bow manufacturer, author, and television host. Owner of the Bear Archery Company; founder of the Fred Bear Museum (Gainsville, Fla.). Promoted bowhunting and wildlife management.


1 envelope (16 items)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Samford University, 1976.


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Finding Aid for the Fred Bear Papers
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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