Collection 220 - Dave Mellor Collection

Zone d'identification

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TxAM-CRS 220

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Titre

Dave Mellor Collection

Date(s)

  • 1957-2004 (Création/Production)

Importance matérielle

5 boxes (2 linear feet)

Nom du producteur

Notice biographique

David B. Mellor attended Texas A&M University and graduated in 1957. He was an employee of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service after that, before he retired in February of 1990. He married in 1962 and divorced in 1979, and has one son. He joined the Texas Folklore Society in 1968, started The Brazos Corral of The Westerners in 1981, and joined the Western History Association in 1981. He joined the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation in 1986 after receiving information on the organization during a WHA meeting in Billings, Montana. He has also been a member of the Friends of the Sterling C. Evans Library.

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

This collection contains correspondence to Dave Mellor from the Lewis and Clark Heritage Foundation, an organization whose members are dedicated scholars of the Corps of Discovery's expedition to map the Louisiana Purchase. Other items also originating from that organization are copies of their member's only journal "We Proceeded On", foundation notes from meetings, and plans for the annual gathering of all the members (usually at a location pertinent to the Lewis and Clark expedition in some way), newsletters informing members of upcoming activities.

Aside from the material from the Heritage Foundation, there are also pamphlets from various tourist sites located on the trail; some are actual locations the Corps of Discovery passed by (Pompey's Pillar, the Lolo Trail, Fort Clatsop), whereas others are cities and towns located near these historic locations. Others are simply named for the explorers (Lewis and Clark Lake), and others relate to the Native Americans the Corps of Discovery encountered on their journey (Big Hole Battlefield, a site sacred to the Nez Perce). A number of magazine articles on the expedition are included, topics cover such as the environmental impact on some of the historic sites, Meriwether Lewis's death, Sacagawea's biography, and later, her gold dollar coin, Thomas Jefferson, both about his shrewdness in making the Louisiana Purchase and the controversy surrounding his relationship with his slave Sally Hemings, descendants of Lewis, Clark, and other members of the Corps of Discovery meeting together to travel the Expedition trail on the 200th Anniversary of the Expedition, and the plight of the Columbia River. Most of the remaining material is a re-hash of all of these topics, save for a couple of unique articles (including a biographical account of Sacagawea's son, Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau).

Mode de classement

This collection is organized into five boxes, with the earliest item being from 1957, but a majority of the material is from the 1980s through the late 1990s.

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Accès physique

These materials are stored offsite and require additional time for retrieval.

Accès technique

Conditions de reproduction

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

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Historique de la conservation

Source immédiate d'acquisition

Received Fall 2006 from Dave Mellor.

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Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

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Sources utilisées

Note de l'archiviste

Collection processed by Lyndsey Raney. Rehoused by Jaime Janda, March 2022.
Finding aid created by Lyndsey Raney, Updated by Jaime Janda, March 2022.

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