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University of Oklahoma. Western History Collections


Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Advertising of the West collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2715

Promotional brochures, flyers, handbills, maps, and original illustrations advertising geographic locations in the American West, as well as using the image of the West to sell other goods and services. The materials advertise tourist destinations such as rodeos, ranches, and the Grand Canyon; promotional brochures for western cities and towns such as Deming, New Mexico, and Lander, Wyoming; illustrated mining company stock certificates; and illustrations by Ken Laager for the covers of various western novels.

Dates: 1874 - 2016

American Indian File collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1098
Scope and Contents


Publications (1939-1975) of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other state and federal government agencies, along with reprints of articles regarding the American Indian. Included in the collection is a report (1970) entitled “President Nixon’s Indian Legislative Program.”.

Dates: 1939 - 1975

Edward Everett Dale Collection

 Collection — Drawer 8607
Identifier: WHC-M-146
Scope and Contents


Historian. Correspondence, student term papers, theses and dissertations, and personal research materials regarding the history of Oklahoma and Indian Territories, the state of Oklahoma, Indians of North America and the American Southwest; teaching materials used by Dale at Harvard and the University of Oklahoma; administrative and other files of the Works Progress Administration's Indian-Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma; U.S. Government documents issued by various cabinet-level departments and agencies, including Agriculture and Interior; and a portion of the University of Oklahoma Persidential papers of James Shannon Buchanan and Stratton D. Brooks. Edward Everett Dale Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1865-1948

Historic Oklahoma Biographies Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1896
Scope and Contents


Vertical file. Newspaper clippings and tear sheets containing biographical information on prominent and historically significant Oklahomans. The index (finding aid) to this guide includes the people documented in this collection.

Dates: 1900-2015

Historic Oklahoma subject files

Identifier: WHC-M-285
Scope and Contents


Vertical File. Newspaper clippings and brochures containing information on selected subjects, events, and places significant to Oklahoma history. This inventory (finding aid) lists the name of each folder in this collection.

Dates: 1900 - 2016

Indian-pioneer papers collection : [[electronic resource] /] / the University of Oklahoma, Western History Collections

Identifier: WHC-M-309
Scope and Contents


"The Indian-Pioneer Papers oral history collection spans from 1861 to 1936. It includes typescripts of interviews conducted during the 1930s by government workers with thousands of Oklahomans regarding the settlement of Oklahoma and Indian territories, as well as the condition and conduct of life there. Consisting of approximately 80,000 entries, the index to this collection may be accessed via personal name, place name, or subject.".

Dates: 1861-1936

James M. Babcock Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-21
Scope and Contents


Archivist. Correspondence (1951-1953) concerning the Western History Collections at the University of Oklahoma, and the nomination of Luther H. Evans for the post of Librarian of Congress; reprints (1929-1953); clippings (1900-1953); clippings (1900-1953); and class notes (n.d.). James M. Babcock Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1900-1953

Mexican Border War ephemera

 Collection — Box M-64
Identifier: WHC-M-2706
Scope and content


Collection of picture postcards and printed souvenirs (1916-1918) from the Border War between Mexico and the United States during the Mexican Revolution.

Dates: 1916 - 1918

University of Oklahoma Archives, University Libraries Collection, RG17

Identifier: WHC-U-3531
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Included in the University Libraries are the records and publications of the Dean, Public Services, Western History Collections, Library Council, and the Library Staff Association. Publications include: "University of Oklahoma Libraries Bulletin" (1975-79); "The Baton: OU Libraries Newsletter" (1980-87); "Staff Information Bulletin" (1978-79); "?Library News?" (1991-); "Library Newsletter" (1976); "Library Staff Bulletin" (1959-79); Handbooks and Guides to the Libraries (1930-85); Architectural blueprints and plans (1928-82); and Scrapbooks of newsclippings (1951-56). Records include: Annual Reports (1963-73); Branch Annual Reports (1969-75); Departmental Annual Reports (1952-74); and Faculty Meeting Minutes (1968-85). Records and publications associated with the Dean include: Annual Reports...
Dates: 1928-1992(inclusive)

University of Oklahoma Archives, Vertical File Collection

Identifier: WHC-U-3564
Scope and Contents


This collection features a alphabetized subject file for people, events, and department throughout the OU community.

Dates: approximately 1900-2019

University of Oklahoma Memorabilia Collection

 Collection — Oversize box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2733
Scope and Contents


Subject collection. Memorabilia from the University of Oklahoma, including a ceramic ashtray (1955) shaped like Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, and a pair of molds (1965) for the university’s 75th anniversary medallions that featured likenesses of presidents David Ross Boyd and George Lynn Cross.

Dates: 1955-1965

Additional filters:

Vertical files 3
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 2
Correspondence 2
Notes 2
Oklahoma -- History 2