& SOURCES The works of several authors,
now deceased, have been critical to this project. They
of biographies of mountain men Jedediah Smith and Caleb
Greenwood, and the landmark Overland in 1846. Regarded
by many historians as providing more accurate research
on the S-T-M party than any other.
Prolific author of historical texts including The
Opening of the California Trail, which includes
the recollections of Moses Schallenberger, regarded
as the most accurate account of the journey.
Author of Trail of the First Wagons Over the Sierra
who spent seven years researching the trail.
The legendary San Jose historian, educator, author,
and mentor to generations of students and "trail
buffs," who's collection of materials on the members
and descendants of the S-T-M party have been invaluable.
D. Unruh, Jr.
Author of The Plains Across: The Overland Emigrations
and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-1860.
Author of The Wagon Trains of '44, which includes
diaries and accounts of Oregon-bound emigrants who began
the journey with the S-T-M party.
SOURCES There are several, who's input
and advice have been critical, including:
Author, publisher of books on Western history and culture,
and past president of the Nevada County Historical Society.
Charter member and former national trails preservation
officer of the Oregon-California Trails Association,
and author of Ghost Trails to California: A Pictorial
Journey from the Rockies to the Gold Country.
Retired educator, lecturer on the history of the Council
Bluffs area, and director of the Council Bluffs Promotion
and Tourism Board.
Author of Tail of the Elephant: The Emigrant Experience
on the Truckee Route of the California Trail, 1844-1852.
Retired San Jose journalist, author of numerous articles
on pioneer families, and contributing editor for OCTA
OCTA member and author of Who Were The MurphysCalifornia's
Irish First Family.
author of The Martin Murphy Family Saga.
Libraries, Private Collections
Collection of Clyde Arbuckle, San Jose, CA
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University,
New Haven, CT
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY
California State Library, Sacramento, CA
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Iris & Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford
University, Stanford, CA
Denver Public Library, Denver, CO
Harold Warp Pioneer Village Foundation, Minden, NE
History San Jose, San Jose, CA
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS
Marin History Museum, San Rafael, CA
Nevada Historical Society, Reno, NV
Nevada State Museum, Carson City, NV
Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, NE
Department of Special Collections, Stanford University,
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association, Sunnyvale,
Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, UT