The collection contains materials concerning the publication of the article, "Pioneering on the Niobrara at Meadville," in <em>Nebraska History</em>, vol. 34, no. 2. Nellie B. Hulshizer of Ainsworth, Nebraska, writes about the lives of her grandfather, Merritt Mead and his wife Sarah, particularly when they were living in Thayer, Brown, and Keya Paha Counties in Nebraska from the 1870s to the early 1900s. Hulshizer writes about their family and neighbors, homesteading, weather, health, and vigilance committees. Noted was the establishment of Meadville, Nebraska, named after Merritt Mead.
The collection also includes correspondence between Hulshizer and Harry Robinson of the NSHS in regards