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University of Oklahoma

 Organization

Found in 107 Collections and/or Records:

Franklin Parker Collection

 Collection — Box: P-22
Identifier: WHC-M-2034
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Correspondence (1964-1966), newspaper and journal clippings (1964-1968), a press release (1966) and a newsletter (1967) regarding Dr. Parker's tenure as Professor of Education at the University of Oklahoma. Also included is a lengthy resume and vita statement of Dr. Parker. Reprint file and Franklin Parker Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1949-1989

Frederick Stanton Elder Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-182
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University of Oklahoma professor. Correspondence (1900-1902) and speeches (1902-1904) relating to Elder's involvement with the controversy over selling Oklahoma school lands.
Dates: 1889-1904

George Henderson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2845
Scope and Contents Professor. Papers (1938-2019) of George Henderson, Professor of Human Relations, Education and Sociology and Dean of the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma. His papers include both personal and official correspondence (1960-2019), publications (1961-2015), speeches and speaking engagements material (1964-2017), subject files (1960-2019), honors, awards, and memorabilia (1955-2019), and photographs and audiovisual materials (1938-2019). The collection materials highlight Dr. Henderson’s lifelong efforts to advocate for racial equality and social justice.
Dates: 1938 - 2019

George Miksch Sutton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1816
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Ornithologist. General correspondence (1943-1982) of Sutton; manuscripts (ca. 1920-1967), diaries, and field notes (1814-1920); artifacts relating to ornithology; dissertations of his students; lantern slides (1929-1930) hand-tinted by Sutton which were taken on Southampton Island, Canada; and E.D. Crabb's field notes on Oklahoma birds. George M. Sutton Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: approximately 1914-1982

Gilbert Courtland Fite Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1007
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Historian. Reports, correspondence and publications (1926-1952) regarding the Mt. Rushmore National Monument, including correspondence (1925-1940) from its creator, Gutzon Borglum; photocopies of his diary (1925); papers regarding South Dakota Governor Peter Norbeck; a manuscript by Fite regarding consumer cooperatives; official files (1966-1967) of the search committee appointed to recommend a candidate for the office of President of the University of Oklahoma; personal files regarding agricultural farm relief programs; and a typescript of the diary (1932-1933) of George Peek. Gilbert Courtland Fite Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1925-1967

Gustaf Fredrik Holmberg Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1250
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Educator. Correspondence, manuscripts, speeches and newspaper clippings relating to Holmberg's tenure as Dean of the University of Oklahoma School (later College) of Fine Arts (1907-1936). Fredrik Holmberg Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1907-1936

Herbert Randall Hengst, Sr., Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2064
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Professor. The Hengst Collection is an oral history project of the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of Oklahoma. The purpose was to document the history of the university through interviews with former administrators, faculty and staff members, regents, and alumni. The collection contains 131 cassette tapes and transcriptions of interviews (1979-1985), background information on the people interviewed, and administrative records (1951-1985) of the project. Transcript of oral history tape of Dr. Tom Love, Feb. 17, 1997. Transcript of oral history tape of Pastor Kuan, n.d. Transcript of oral history tape"China-Little Wu Tai Shan" n.d. In The service: 1942-1945, the story of one man's three years in the United States Army Air Force during the Second World War by Herbert R. Hengst, 1996.
Dates: 1951-1997

Horace Cornelius Peterson Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-488
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Professor. Manuscripts and galley proofs of, and correspondence (ca. 1939) regarding Peterson's books"Propaganda for War" and "Opponents of War"; scrapbooks (ca. 1939) with reviews of his books; Peterson's research notes (n.d.) regarding the loyalty oath in Oklahoma; typescript of a journal (1918-1919) kept by Ike Hoover, a member of the American peace negotiating team in Paris after World War I; and publications (1918-1951) regarding World War I, and propaganda. Also in this collection is an account (1952), by Alfred B. Sears, of Peterson's accidental death in the University of Oklahoma's Gittinger Hall. Horace Cornelious Peterson Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1918-1951

J. Rud Nielsen papers and slides

 Collection
Identifier: HOS-M-2
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Physics professor. Correspondence, publications, and research materials from the life and career of University of Oklahoma physics professor J. Rud Nielsen. The papers focus on his research files, his publications, and collected works by other authors. The research files include his work on early volumes of Niels Bohr’s Collected Works; his research on molecular structure using Raman spectroscopy; reports of grant and contract projects for the Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission; and materials for physics courses taught at OU. Other materials document OU Physics Department events such as Niels Bohr’s visits to the Norman campus for public lectures. The collection also includes 1,041 glass slides depicting research results and physics principles; and printing blocks of graphics for articles in the Journal of...
Dates: 1861 - 1988

James M. Babcock Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-21
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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

James Shannon Buchanan Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2199
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Professor and university president. Correspondence (1902) related to Buchanan's attempts to have power and water companies established in Norman, Oklahoma; Buchanan's lecture notes (n.d.) as a professor of history; draft copies (n.d.) of his book - "The History of Oklahoma;" Katherine Buchanan's lecture notes (n.d.) as a teacher at University High School, Norman, Oklahoma; materials (1912) related to the origin and history of the University of Oklahoma; personal correspondence and legal/business papers (1893-1927) of the Buchanan family; printed propositions, journals, and committee reports (1906-1907) to the State of Oklahoma Constitutional Convention; guides (n.d.) for the study and teaching of English; and Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletins (1936-1937).
Dates: 1850-1937

Jerome Dowd Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-979
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Sociologist. Personal correspondence and manuscripts of books and articles written by Dowd while a professor of sociology at the University of Oklahoma from 1907 to 1947. The manuscripts include two copies of Dowd's book"The Negro in American Life" (1926); three unpublished manuscripts entitled "Seeing the World by Tramping and Ford Car" (1939)"The New World as Viewed by the Prophets and Interpreted by Jerome Dowd" (1943), and "Social Aspects of Art" (n.d.), and two article-length manuscripts dealing with Oklahoma prison reform and juvenile delinquency. Jerome Dowd Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1891-1943

Jesse Lee Rader Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-508
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University of Oklahoma librarian. Correspondence (1906-1953) from friends and colleagues regarding the Oklahoma Library Commission and the Oklahoma Library Association, and including a letter from University of Oklahoma President David Ross Boyd regarding the dismissal of Boyd, Rader and numerous faculty colleagues by Governor Charles N. Haskell; minutes (1925) of meetings of the Oklahoma Library Association; constitutions and bylaws (1905-1907) of the Oklahoma Library Association, and of University of Oklahoma student clubs including the Websterian Literary Society and Ka-nun-ta-klage Dramatic Club; Rader's student grade reports (1905-1906) from the University; publications (1901-1952); certificates (1904-1951); and a speech (1952) delivered by Rader at a dinner held in his honor.
Dates: 1901-1953

John Alley Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-7
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University of Oklahoma professor. Letter (1912) to Alley from Victor M. Locke, Jr., Principal Chief of the Choctaws, listing present and former Principal Chiefs of the Five Civilized Tribes, and discussing the status of the Choctaw government; a manuscript entitled "For the First Time, the True Story of the Last Oklahoma Indian Uprising as Told by the Man who Put it Down" as related to Alley by Col. Roy V. Hoffman of the Oklahoma National Guard; Hoffman's official reports concerning that uprising, also known as the Crazy Snake Rebellion, along with Governor Charles N. Haskell's orders; material concerning Kingfisher College; documents about the Dalton family; and miscellaneous research notes and correspondence. John Alley Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1940

John Clayton Feaver Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2013
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Philosophy professor. Files (1974-1975) compiled by Feaver while chairing the Commission on Curriculum for the University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences, including correspondence and memoranda from outside consultants; information on curriculum programs at other universities; correspondence, memoranda and reports from subcommittees; curriculum proposals; committee minutes; and copies of the Commission's final report. Also files (1968-1970) compiled by Feaver while chairing the University Constitution Drafting Committee, including correspondence; memoranda; drafts; faculty comments on drafts; bibliographies and notes; and clippings.
Dates: 1968-1975

John Powell Rogers Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-529
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University of Oklahoma regent. Correspondence (1924-1941), minutes (1924-1927) of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents, and annual reports, building reports, and financial statements (1930-1933) of the president of the University. Also in this collection are publications of the Association of Governing Boards of State Universities and Allied Institutions.
Dates: 1924-1941

John Willis Stovall Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-600
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Paleontologist. Correspondence (1935-1952) and ledgers, including operation reports and requests, site reports, and findings (1935-1938) regarding archeological excavations in Oklahoma, sponsored by the Works Progress Administration and by the Stovall Museum of the University of Oklahoma; and publications (1925-1950) by Dr. Stovall and others regarding zoology, evolution and paleontology, as well as W.P.A. operations and procedural manuals.
Dates: 1925-1952

John Womack Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2744
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Postal worker and historian. Manuscripts (1982-1984) by Womack; publications by Womack, including newspaper clippings (1984), and pamphlets (1981-1983); and correspondence (1980-1984) and research materials relating to the publications. Research materials include claims (1890-1920), saloon licensing papers (1896-1909), tax levies and assessments (1902-1912), bonds (1906-1912), reports (1902-1910), and other records of Cleveland County, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1889-1987

Joseph A. Brandt Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-912
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University of Oklahoma President, 1941-1944. Correspondence (1940-1980) with professors, deans and administrators of the University of Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma Press, and others; speeches (1948-1950) by Brandt and articles (1940-1948) collected by Brandt. Joseph A. Brandt Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1915-1980

Joseph Horace Benton Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-35
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Professor. Correspondence (1815-1893) from Benton's family; correspondence (1892-1896) from Guiseppe Verdi and Francesco Tamagno; memorabilia (1913-1970) concerning Lynn Riggs; scores (1911-1926) of Haydn's "The Seasons" and Mendolssohn's "Elijah"; four Japanese music books, one autographed by Puccini; programs (1899-1968) from various musical productions; scrapbooks (1900-1967) of reviews and programs; clippings (1924-1939); and posters (1924-1934) advertising the performances of Benton, a University of Oklahoma Voice Professor who sang professionally under the name of Joseph Bentonelli. Joseph Benton Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1815-1970

Las Dos Americas Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1335
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Social club. Minutes and correspondence, in Spanish, of Las Dos Americas, the University of Oklahoma's Spanish Club.
Dates: 1940-1951

Leon Robert Vance, Jr., Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1358
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Soldier. Correspondence (1946-1953), newspaper clippings (1944-1953) and published materials, including magazines and event programs regarding his posthumous receipt of the Congressional Medal of Honor; the renaming of Enid Army Air Field in his honor, and the dedication of a dormitory at the University of Oklahoma, all in recognition of his wartime achievements. The collection also includes correspondence (1933-1945) regarding his father's death, as well as letters from his parents while Vance attended the University of Oklahoma. Leon Robert Vance Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1933-1953

Lewis Spencer Salter Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1054
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Teacher. Typescript of a diary kept by Anna K. Wood as she travelled to the border of the Cherokee Outlet from Denver, Colorado to participate in the 1893 land run; minutes (1912-1921) of the Arthur Foote Music Club at the University of Oklahoma; a roster (1898) of soldiers in Company "M" of the 1st Volunteer Infantry Regiment of Indian Territory; and a published history (1933) of the Men's Dinner Club in Oklahoma City. Lewis Spencer Salter Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1893-1933

Lida White Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-662
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF) Teacher. White taught in Oklahoma and Wyoming at secondary schools, and at the Oklahoma Methodist University. Correspondence (1891-1952) includes her employment, her historical research, her investments in Montana real estate and oil in Oklahoma, and personal matters with family and friends. Teaching certificates and notes from college courses, thesis, and memorabilia from Park College. Journal (1891-1907) along with items from the Old Regime (Literary group) and miscellaneous personal items. Post cards, Christmas cards, address books, newspapers, pamphlets, and booklets. Interviews (1934-1942) that White conducted with elderly Indians in Tulsa, Oklahoma and with early settlers of the Oklahoma City area, along with others around the state. Some of these are typed, while all have the original notes. Notes on education in Oklahoma, especially the different schools...
Dates: 1891-1952

Louise Beard Moore Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2177
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Professor and journalist. Correspondence, memoirs, and professional papers (1890-1991) of Louise Beard Moore and her husband, Morris Price Moore, and the papers of their relatives, Richard Benjamin Moore, May Cannon Moore, Virgil Byron Beard, and others. These papers concern the Oklahoma and Tennessee newspapers and publications on which Louise and Morris worked, including the University of Oklahoma's "Oklahoma Daily" and "The Sooner" yearbook; the papers also include Louise Beard Moore's teaching files (1957-1972), her newspaper subject files, and correspondence (1968-1971) regarding the Oklahoma Memorial Association and Oklahoma Hall of Fame. The family papers relate to the wheat farming and rural life of Virgil Byron Beard in Bison, Oklahoma; and the life and work of Richard Benjamin Moore and May Cannon Moore in McKenzie, Tennessee.
Dates: 1890-1991

Maurice H. Merrill Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2031
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Attorney. Correspondence of Merrill; class notes taken by Maurice and Orpha Merrill; printed material, including copies of the Phi Beta Kappa Key (1911-1918), the Supreme Court Reporter (1964-1975), and proceedings (1959-1975) of the National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Law.
Dates: ca. 1903-1975

Max Leon Moorhead Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1208
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Historian. Correspondence (1962-1976), manuscripts (1960's), photocopied documents, research notes, lectures, student papers, book reviews, reprints and other printed materials relating to Moorhead's teaching of Latin American history at the University of Oklahoma and to his publications about Jacob de Ugarte y Loyola, the presidio, other Spanish colonial institutions in the Southwest, and the Indians of Mexico and the southwestern United States. Max L. Moorhead Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1962-1976

Morris L. Wardell Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-643
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Historian. Correspondence (1921-1956) concerning Wardell's tenure as a Professor of History and as an Assistant to the President of the University of Oklahoma, concerning student affairs, curriculum, academic department administration, accreditation, military training, housing, post-war planning, and state legislation; academic and admistrative departmental reports (1929-1945); correspondence concerning Wardell's teaching and publishing activities, and his involvement with civic organizations; lecture notes; research materials; and manuscripts regarding the Cherokee and Osage Indians, historic sites in Oklahoma, and the history of the American West. Morris L. Wardell Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1921-1956

Mrs. William Oscar Childs Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-103
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Philanthropist. Correspondence (1926-1955) concerning the Childs' move to Oklahoma in the 1920's and W.O. Child's involvement in the Oklahoma oil industry; his membership with the Freemasons; his death in 1936; and Mrs. Child's memorial gifts of carillion chimes to the Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and to the University of Oklahoma in 1955.
Dates: 1926-1957

Paul F. Sharp Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2121
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Professor. Papers (1964-1989) including correspondence, speeches, book contracts and research materials relating to Sharp's presidency at Drake University and the University of Oklahoma, his publications, and his attendance at conferences, commencement exercises, and inaugurations of other university presidents. Also included is correspondence with Gilbert Fite and information about his career in higher education.
Dates: 1964-1989