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Galen L. Geer Papers, 1967-2006

Collection Overview

Title: Galen L. Geer Papers, 1967-2006

ID: OGLMC/1437

Creator: Geer, Galen L.

Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 12/20/2001

Languages: English [eng]


Fiction and nonfiction writer, and editor of Soldier of Fortune, African Hunter, and Sporting Tales magazines. Won awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of American for Excellence in Craft in 2002 and 2003.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Galen L. Geer Papers, 1967-2006, consist of the September and October 1980 issues of Soldier of Fortune magazine, which include the signed articles "Assignment Afghanistan" and "Jihad in Afghanistan." The first article deals with a new weapon, the AKS-74 and its ammunition. The second is a historical account of political instability in Afghanistan with an emphasis on tribal factions. These articles are the result of eleven days Geer spent with Afghan rebels engaged in a holy war with the Russians. Also included is some biographical information and a facsimile copy of P.A. Clancey's 1967 book, Gamebirds of Southern Africa.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the Rules and Regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: Galen L. Geer, Finley, North Dakota

Acquisition Method: Donation; 2002-2557

Separated Materials:

Geer, Galen L. Last Supper in Paradise. Holliston, MA : Willowgate Press, 2003.

Call number: PS3607.E363 L3 2003

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Galen L. Geer Papers. OGLMC 1437, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid added to Archon in July 2012.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical Information, 2001-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Assignment Afghanistan" by Galen L. Geer, Soldier of Fortune, September 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Jihad in Afghanistan" by Galen L. Geer, Soldier of Fortune, October 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Facsimile copy of Gamebirds of Southern Africa by P.A. Clancey, 1967Add to your cart.