Walter Meacham was a descendant of Oregon pioneers who wrote on subjects relating to overland journeys. He was the long-time leader of the Old Oregon Trail Association.
The collection consists of typescripts of drafts of "Wagon wheels," "Stories of pioneer women," "Stories of pioneer men," and "He walked with Lincoln" (the story of Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker). Also included are typescripts of Meacham's poetry; sheet music for Isa Botton's song Oregon : the land our fathers won (1938) for which Meacham wrote the words; and copies of newspaper clippings containing Meacham's writings on the Lewis and Clark expedition, 1945.
Restrictions on Access :
The collection is open to the public.Restrictions on Use :
The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any publication use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.Preferred Citation :
Walter E. Meacham papers, Mss2479, Oregon Historical Society Research Library
The collection is arranged in one series.
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