E Clampus Vitus, Billy Holcomb Chapter Collection

Finding aid created by Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room staff using RecordEXPRESS
Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room
215 East "C" Street
Ontario, California 91764-4111
(909) 395-2206
localhistory@ci.ontario.ca.us
http://www.ci.ontario.ca.us/index.aspx?page=390
2014


Descriptive Summary

Title: E Clampus Vitus, Billy Holcomb Chapter Collection
Dates: 1969-1998
Collection Number: Consult library
Creator/Collector: E Clampus Vitus (Fraternal order)
Extent: 3 linear feet
Repository: Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room
Ontario, California 91764-4111
Abstract: This small collection contains primarily ephemera items from the Billy Holcomb Chapter's various events and other memorabilia items created or collected by members of this local chapter of the E Clampus Vitus order.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research during the operating hours of the Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room, or by appointment.

Publication Rights

Collection open for research.

Preferred Citation

E Clampus Vitus, Billy Holcomb Chapter Collection. Ontario City Library, Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room

Acquisition Information

This collection was given to the Model Colony Room by Phillip Holdaway, Archivist of the E Clampus Vitus Billy Holcomb Chapter, Riverside-San Bernardino Counties in 1998 or thereabouts. Additional items have been collected by library staff.

Biography/Administrative History

The local chapter of E Clampus Vitus, Billy Holcomb, was founded in 1969 at Los Flores Ranch in San Bernardino County by L. Burr Belden, a noted southern California historian. The chapter is active in state, local, and county historical societies and works with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to place plaques at greater and lesser historical sites within its territory of both San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Since October 1969, Billy Holcomb Chapter has erected and dedicated over 100 plaques, including those along parts of the Mojave Road, the Patton Desert Training Center (C.A.M.A.), Route 66, Speed of Light Experiments, various historical buildings and other edifices, local native sites and ruins, and other varied and sundry persons, places and events of historical significance. A “clampout” is arranged, cement is poured, a dedication given and a “keepsake” written after each dedication.

Scope and Content of Collection

This small collection contains ephemera and memorabilia created and collected by members of E Clampus Vitus, Billy Holcomb Chapter. Examples of materials include newsletters, "keepsakes" from various historic marker dedications, flyers, pamphlets, badges, books, and odd memorabilia items.

Indexing Terms

San Bernardino County (Calif.)
Riverside County (Calif.)

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