Manuscript Collections
Pony Express Centennial Association. Records.

Collection Number: D-390

10 linear feet
Incorporated (1958) to commemorate Pony Express centennial (1860/61-1960/61). Widely promoted by Waddell Smith, descendant of an original partner, collector of Pony Express artifacts and authority on company history. President Eisenhower served as honorary chairman. Board of Directors included postmaster general and director of National Park Service.
By-laws, Articles of Incorporation, and Directives of Association. Also contains Board of Directors minutes, official correspondence, financial records, special committee records, commemorative souvenirs, photographs, and news releases, and correspondence of vice chairman of Association, Edwin H. Burgess (1959-1976).
Inclusive Dates
California History
Additional Collection Information
Finding Aid on the Online Archive of California (
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