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Help Preserve Exum’s History
Support this project by donating here. Funds are needed for transcription services, professional editing, scanning old documents and photos and transferring old recordings into digital formats, website hosting and maintenance, researching and writing time, and more. Donations are highly appreciated, but not tax-deductible! For a list of all the Exum History Project’s supporters, go to the Honor Roll!
Special Project #1: In the Grand Teton National Park Archives there are recordings of interviews with multiple early guides, including many who are no longer with us: Paul Petzoldt, Glenn Exum, Bill Byrd, Barry Corbet, and more. The recordings are in mini cassette format, and the park requires them to be transferred into a digital format, done by an archival quality firm, in order to listen to them. Please help raise the funds to make these recordings available, not only for this history project, but for future researchers! SUCCESS – GOAL REACHED!
Special Project #2: In the summer of 2021 we discovered three file boxes of old Exum files primarily from the 1960s and 1970s, and they need to be scanned. This, along with data entry and organization of this treasure trove, will be a time-consuming process and funds are needed to see it through to completion. The files include letters, records of daily guiding assignments and clients, and more.
Got Historical Materials?
Do you have photos, letters, journals, certificates, stories, or other artifacts from 1978 or earlier that could help flesh out the history of Exum Mountain Guides and the early guides? If so, please send a short description of your item(s), and we’ll get back to you with whether or not it’s something we can use.