Overview of the Collection
Olin M. Millican Collection
University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
This collection contains letters, literary productions, and photographs created by or concerning Olin M. Millican.
Olin M. Millican (1906-1999) was a historian in regards to Denton County and the surrounding areas. The maternal friends and relations of Olin helped to establish the first Methodist Church in Denton County, which also doubled as a school and a refuge from scrimages between settlers and the Native Americans. Much of Millican's knowledge came through experience growing up with the Rowel, McLeod, and Whyburn families in the area and throughout his life wrote much on the establishment of the Bethel and Denton County Communities.
This collection was processed by Catherine Keenan on 5/1/2017
Conditions Governing Use:
Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Conditions Governing Access:
This collection is not restricted.
Olin M. Millican Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections.
Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:
This collection is stored at the Willis Library and is available for same-day paging.
Arrangement of Materials:
The collection is arranged in folders according to topic, including folders for separate literary productions, newspaper clippings, letters, and photographs.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains a number of the letters, literary productions, and photographs kept by Olin M. Millican in the late 1980s and 1990. The contents concern historical information provided by Millican over the early history of Denton County and the families who fostered the community growth in the area.
Detailed List of Contents
Letters: from Olin M. Millican
Literary Productions: "Happenings in the Early Settlement of Hallford Prairie in Denton County" by Olin M. Millican
Literary Productions: "A History of the Early Rowell, McLeod, Whyburn, Millican, and Related Families which Settled on the Western Part of Hallford Prairie around Waketon, Chinn CHapel and Frie Schoolhouse Communities of South Central Denton County, Texas in the 1870's" by Olin Moore Millican
Literary Productions: "A Pioneer Hallford Prairie Settlement Trail" by Olin M. Millican
Literary Productions: "Notes on the Establishment of Old Hall Cemetery" by Olin M. Millican
LIterary Productions: "Three Tomahawks" by Olin M. Millican
Newspaper Clipping: Obituary - Ralph O. Millican
Photographs: Chinn Chapel Cemetery and Old Road to Old Alton, and Rowell and McLeod Family and Chinn Chapel Cemetery
Photographs: Olin Millican, Millican Family, and Old Hall Cemetery
Photographs: Whyburn Family