The Stockton Corral of Westerners Collection contains the articles of
incorporation, by-laws, awards information, membership lists, financial
records, correspondence and memos, newsletters (Smokesignal), publicity and
promotions, minutes of Posse (officers' meetings), publications records,
collected Westerners publications, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
Holt-Atherton is the depository library for the Stockton Corral of
The first Corral of the Westerners was established in Chicago on March
27, 1944. Sixteen Stockton (Calif.) men interested in western history laid the
framework for the establishment of a Corral there patterned after the Chicago
Westerners. Leland Case, a founding member of the Chicago Corral was also one
of the founding members of the Stockton Corral. The Corral was organized and
chartered as the fourteenth member organization of the Westerners International
(1958). Its pincipal activity is the study and dissemination of the history of
the American West through regular meetings and a quarterly, The Far Westerner
(Vol. I, No. 1 January 1960). Occasionally the Corral also publishes
collections of member articles as Valley Trails.