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Finding Aid to the Jayhawkers of '49 Clippings Collection MS.560
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  • Processing history
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Scope and Contents
  • Biographical Note
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred citation
  • Use
  • Access

  • Title: Jayhawkers of '49 Clippings Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.560
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (2 folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1916-1934
    Abstract: The Jayhawkers of '49 were a Death Valley pioneering party, many of which died of starvation en route in 1849. This collection includes newspaper articles on the reunion of the survivors in 1913 and a newspaper clipping on member Colonel John B. Colton from 1916.

    Processing history

    Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Final processing and finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 5, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Related Archival Materials

    This collection used to include correspondence from group members and descendants of group members to Charles Fletcher Lummis, but they were returned to the Lummis correspondence collection, MS.1.1. Correspondents include Captain John B. Colton, J. W. Brier, Helen Brier Martin, and John Wells Brier.

    Scope and Contents

    The materials in this collection pertain to an 1849 Death Valley pioneering party known as the Jayhawkers of '49. This collection includes newspaper articles on the reunion of the survivors in 1913 and a newspaper clipping on member Colonel John B. Colton from 1916.

    Biographical Note

    The Jayhawkers of '49 were a Death Valley pioneering party, many of which died of starvation en route in 1849.

    Acquisition

    Donation from A. Dwight Newton from the San Francisco Examiner, 1934 December 13.

    Preferred citation

    Jayhawkers of '49 Clippings Collection, 1916-1934, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.560; [folder number] [folder title][date].

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Colton, John B.
    Jayhawker Party.
    Clippings
    Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
    Frontier and pioneer life -– California
    Overland journeys to the Pacific
    Reunions