Oregon Trail Memorial Commission (Neb.) [RG2347.AM]

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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 three manuscript boxes and three volumes 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.



INVENTORY



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

    1. 1911, “A”

    1. 1911, “B”

    1. 1911, “C”

    1. 1911, “D”

    1. 1911, “E”

    1. 1911, “F”

    1. 1911, “G”

    1. 1911, “H”

    1. 1911, “J”

    1. 1911, “K”

    1. 1911, “L”

    1. 1911, “M”

    1. 1911, “N”

    1. 1911, “P”

    1. 1911, “S”

    1. 1911, “T-V”

    1. 1911, “W”

    1. 1911, Misc.

    1. Adams County, 1911-1915



Box 2

Folder




    1. Clay County, 1912-1913

    1. Dawson County, 1913

    1. Gosper, Garden Counties, 1912-1916

    1. Jefferson County, 1911-1915

    1. Kearney County, 1911-1914

    1. Lincoln County, 1911-1914

    1. Morrill County, 1912-1916

    1. Nuckolls County, 1911-1912

    1. Phelps County, 1912

    1. Scottsbluff County, 1912-1916

    1. Thayer County, 1911-1916

    1. Kansas-Nebraska State Line, 1911-1915

    1. Wyoming-Nebraska Monument, 1911-1913



Box 3

Folder




    1. 1913-1915, “A”

    1. 1913-1915, “B”

    1. 1913-1915, “C”

    1. 1913-1915, “D”

    1. 1913-1915, “E-F”

    1. 1915, “G”

    1. 1912-1915, “H-J”

    1. 1913-1915, “K-L”

    1. 1914-1915, “M-N-O”

    1. 1912-1915, “P-Q”

    1. 1913-1915, “R”

    1. 1913-1915, “S-T-U-V”

    1. 1913-1915, “W-X-Y-Z”

    1. 1915-1918, “A”

    1. 1915-1918, “B”

    1. 1915-1918, “C”

    1. 1916-1920, “D-E-F”

    1. 1915-1920, “G”

    1. 1916-1918, “H”

    1. 1915-1916, “M”

    1. 1916-1920, “K-L”

    1. 1915-1916, “N-O”

    1. 1915, “P-Q”

    1. 1916-1917, “R”

    1. 1916-1920, “T”

    1. 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)

    1. 1914, May 12 – 1916, March 22 (see oversize)



Series 5 – Miscellany



Box 3

Folder




    1. Lists of monuments by county

    1. Inscriptions

    1. Printed Matter

    1. Misc.



 



04-04-2007   TMM/tmm

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