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Inventory of the Pony Express Centennial Association Records,1957-1976
D-390  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Pony Express Centennial Association Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1957-1976
    Collection number: D-390
    Creator: Pony Express Centennial Association
    Extent: 10 linear feet
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    100 North West Quad
    Davis, California, 95616-5292
    Abstract: The Pony Express Centennial Association was incorporated (1958) to foster and facilitate commemorations of the centennial of the Pony Express (1860-1861). The man principally responsible for promoting this Association was retired Air Force Lt. Col. Waddell Smith, a grandson of one of the partners in the firm Russell, Majors and Waddell which had operated the Pony Express. The Records of the Pony Express Centennial Association consist principally of the correspondence of Waddell Smith. The collection also contains financial records, reports, clippings, other materials Smith gathered and some correspondence of Edwin H. Burgess, Director of the Washington D.C. Branch of the Centennial Association.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Pony Express Centennial Association Records, D-390, Department of Special Collections, University of California Library, Davis, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 2003.

    Administrative History

    History

    The Pony Express Centennial Association was incorporated (1958) to foster and facilitate commemorations of the centennial of the Pony Express (1860-1861). The man principally responsible for promoting this Association was retired Air Force Lt. Col. Waddell Smith, a grandson of one of the partners in the firm Russell, Majors and Waddell which had operated the Pony Express. A collector of Pony Express artifacts and an authority on the history of the company, Smith served as President of the Association. Association activities included a multi-state historic marker program and a two-way reenactment across the original route with a thousand volunteer riders.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Records of the Pony Express Centennial Association consist principally of the correspondence of Waddell Smith. The collection also contains financial records, reports, clippings, other materials Smith gathered and some correspondence of Edwin H. Burgess, Director of the Washington D.C. Branch of the Centennial Association.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Halbert, Sherrill,--1901-
    Smith, Waddell F.
    Burgess, Edwin H.
    Pony Express Centennial Association
    Pony express
    West (U.S.)--History
    Pony Express Trail