Francis Haines was born in West Virginia, and raised in Montana, where he developed his interest in the American West, the Appaloosa Horse, and Native Americans. Haines studied and earned his PhD. from the University of California, Berkeley, and taught for the majority of his academic career at Western Oregon University, (formally known as Oregon College of Education). Some of Haines’s papers reside at the Library of Congress. In 1988 The Aubrey Watzek library was given Dr. Haines’s personal library, including the ten-volume set Pacific Railroad Surveys from 1853-1856. You can view highlights from Haines’s book collection here. Please see the Watzek online catalog for more detailed information including location.