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Oregon Trail Memorial Commission (Neb.)


RG2347.AM:  Oregon Trail Memorial Commission (Neb.)

Records:  1908-1923
Nebraska:  Historical organization
Size:  2 cu. ft.

BACKGROUND NOTE

The Oregon Trail Memorial Commission was organized in the early 1900s for the purpose of locating and marking the Oregon Trail, where possible, in the state of Nebraska. This organization worked in conjunction with the national organization, as well as with those of surrounding states. The Commission was aided in its work by such organizations as the Grand Army of the Republic, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Nebraska State Historical Society, and other groups interested in preserving the pioneer history of Nebraska.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of four manuscript boxes of material arranged in five series: (1) minutes, 1911-1914; (2) reports, 1914; (3) correspondence, 1908-1923; (4) scrapbooks, 1911-1923; (5) miscellany.

The material in this collection relates to the location of historical sites in the state of Nebraska, and the marking of these sites with monuments and markers.

Correspondents include: Charles E. Bessey, 1911, 1913; Norris Brown, 1911; Hugh E. Clapp, 1912; Gilbert M. Hitchcock, 1911; George W. Holdrege, 1911; Moses P. Kinkaid, 1911; August F. Kliese, 1910; John Simon Kroh, 1920; George L. Loomis, 1914; John H. Morehead, 1913-1915; George W. Norris, 1911; Lottie Elouise (Gove) Norton, 1911-1916; Clarence S. Paine, 1910-1913; Addison E. Sheldon, 1917; Charles S. Sloan, 1911; Robert Harvey, 1911-1916; Ezra Meeker, 1908.

DESCRIPTION

Series 1 - Minutes

Box 1
Folder
  1. Minutes, 1911-1914

Series 2 - Reports

Box 1
Folder
  1. Reports, 1914

Series 3 - Correspondence

Box 1
Folder
  1. 1908
  2. 1911, "A"
  3. 1911, "B"
  4. 1911, "C"
  5. 1911, "D"
  6. 1911, "E"
  7. 1911, "F"
  8. 1911, "G"
  9. 1911, "H"
  10. 1911, "J"
  11. 1911, "K"
  12. 1911, "L"
  13. 1911, "M"
  14. 1911, "N"
  15. 1911, "P"
  16. 1911, "S"
  17. 1911, "T-V"
  18. 1911, "W"
  19. 1911, Misc.
  20. Adams County, 1911-1915
Box 2
Folder
  1. Clay County, 1912-1913
  2. Dawson County, 1913
  3. Gosper, Garden Counties, 1912-1916
  4. Jefferson County, 1911-1915
  5. Kearney County, 1911-1914
  6. Lincoln County, 1911-1914
  7. Morrill County, 1912-1916
  8. Nuckolls County, 1911-1912
  9. Phelps County, 1912
  10. Scottsbluff County, 1912-1916
  11. Thayer County, 1911-1916
  12. Kansas-Nebraska State Line, 1911-1915
  13. Wyoming-Nebraska Monument, 1911-1913
Box 3
Folder
  1. 1913-1915, "A"
  2. 1913-1915, "B"
  3. 1913-1915, "C"
  4. 1913-1915, "D"
  5. 1913-1915, "E-F"
  6. 1915, "G"
  7. 1912-1915, "H-J"
  8. 1913-1915, "K-L"
  9. 1914-1915, "M-N-O"
  10. 1912-1915, "P-Q"
  11. 1913-1915, "R"
  12. 1913-1915, "S-T-U-V"
  13. 1913-1915, "W-X-Y-Z"
  14. 1915-1918, "A"
  15. 1915-1918, "B"
  16. 1915-1918, "C"
  17. 1916-1920, "D-E-F"
  18. 1915-1920, "G"
  19. 1916-1918, "H"
  20. 1915-1916, "M"
  21. 1916-1920, "K-L"
  22. 1915-1916, "N-O"
  23. 1915, "P-Q"
  24. 1916-1917, "R"
  25. 1916-1920, "T"
  26. 1916-1920, "W-X-Y-Z"
Volume
  1. Oregon Trail Commission Correspondence, 1911-1923 (see oversize)

Series 4 - Scrapbooks

Volume
  1. 1911, June 11 - 1914, May 17 (see oversize)
  2. 1914, May 12 - 1916, March 22 (see oversize)

Series 5 - Miscellany

Box 3
Folder
  1. Lists of monuments by county
  2. Inscriptions
  3. Printed Matter
  4. Misc.

 

04-04-2007   TMM/tmm

 


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