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Inventory of the Sherrill Halbert Papers,1923-1992
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Description
Sherrill Halbert, Sacramento jurist and amateur historian, served as a director of the Pony Express Centennial Association from 1958-1961. He was administrator of many Association Projects including the creation of trail markers and penned about twenty "Pony Express Days" vignettes. The collection consists of Halbert's own correspondence, speeches, and writings on the Pony Express. It also includes correspondence, clippings, maps, memorabilia and photographs pertaining to the activities of the Centennial Association.
Background
The Pony Express Centennial Association was incorporated for the purpose of "recognizing, marking and honoring the historical epoch of the Pony Express" (1958). It was organized by Utah Governor George Dewey, with the cooperation of other Governors of states in which the Pony Express operated. Waddell Smith (great-grandson of one of the original partners of the Pony Express) became President of the Association and twenty-two prominent historians and other citizens became at-large Directors. One of these was Sacramento jurist and amateur historian, Sherrill Halbert (1958-1961). He was adminstrator of many Association projects including the creation of trail markers. Halbert also penned about twenty "Pony Express Days" vignettes.
Extent
6.8 linear feet
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.