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Virden, John M., 1908-1968


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

John M. Virden Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1352
Scope and Contents


U.S. Air Force officer. Correspondence (1953-1958) regarding Col. Virden's writings and other subjects; newspaper and magazine articles (1951-1968) by and about Virden, and one book-length manuscript (ca. 1965) entitled "Andrew J. Byrne" written by U.S. Ambassador to France James M. Gavin, with Virden's assistance. Principal correspondents in this collection include James M. Gavin, Carl Albert, Neill Bohlinger, Walker D. Grisso and Arthur McAnally. John M. Virden Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1951-1968

Virden, John M.

 Collection — Box Photo V-2
Identifier: WHC-P-3108
Scope and Contents

Black-and-white and color original and copy prints of the Pea ridge battlefield in Arkansas. The collection also includes photographs of paintings that depict Irish landscapes and sea scenes, drawings of battlefields, and maps of battlefields. Unpublished finding aid available.

Dates: 1960-1963

Walker D. Grisso Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-238
Scope and Contents


Oil producer and lawyer. Correspondence between Grisso, Arthur McAnally, and Colonel John Virden on various subjects, including the American Southwest, the Albert Jennings Fountain murder case, the Maxwell Land Grant, the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents, western saloons, and the oil industry in Oklahoma. Walker D. Grisso Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1953-1965

Additional filters:

Correspondence 2
Air pilots -- History 1
Airplanes -- History 1
Bars (Drinking establishments) 1
Generals -- Oklahoma 1