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Chester Olsen Collection

Identifier: MS-002

This collection contains personal correspondence and memorabilia particularly related to Bernard DeVoto. The correspondence is between Chester "Chet" Olsen and DeVoto's widow Avis. Most is concerned with the death of DeVoto and requesting that Olsen scatter his ash among a National Forest in Idaho. It includes items from the cremation including the body tag.

Dates: Agent Relation: 1953 - 1969

The Chester "Chet" Olsen Photograph Collection

Identifier: P-3

Six photos taken on the day that Olsen scattered Bernard DeVoto's ashes in Idaho, April 6, 1956. The negatives for the photographs are in Folder 1 of the Collection

Dates: 1956 April 6

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  • Subject: DeVoto, Bernard, 1897-1955 X
  • Subject: Olsen, Chester X

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