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Papers of Charles G. Muller, include diaries (1914-1921) and appointment books (1922-1973) that relate to Muller's activities and attitudes; correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks concerning his service with an American Red Cross ambulance unit in France (1917) and a trip he took around the world (1919-1920), the latter including Red Cross work in Libau, Latvia; research files for books on the War of 1812, THE PROUDEST DAY: MACDONOUGH ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN (1960) and THE DARKEST DAY: 1814, THE WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE CAMPAIGN (1963); pamphlets, notes, address lists, correspondence, and recorded speeches pertaining to his activities with Alcoholics Anonymous, Alateen, and the National Council on Alcoholism; notes and drafts of NO CORK FOR THE BOTTLE; documentation on many consulting projects, primarily in the field of fund raising; notes, drafts, correspondence, and manuscript for DEMOCRACY'S GIFT DOLLARS; and correspondence, drafts, and notes pertaining to other writing jobs. Also, material relating to Cornell University, and Muller's research material for a March 1984 CORNELL ALUMNI NEWS article "Scotty's Gold Mine," detailing the partnership of Walter Edward Scott (Death Valley Scotty) and Albert Mussey and Bessie Penniman Johnson, and their Death Valley estate, Scotty's Castle.

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