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Thomas, Elmer, 1876-1965

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1876-09-08-1965-09-19-

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Clayton H. Hyde Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-306
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Farmer. Personal correspondence (1881-1946) of Hyde, including copies of addresses and public statements; correspondence (1909-1939) with farm, business and political organizations at the local, state and national level, together with informational circulars on their activities.
Dates: 1881-1946

Frank M. Canton Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-905
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Lawman. Canton's correspondence while a U.S. Deputy Marshal and Oklahoma Adjutant General; reminiscenses of his experiences in Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and Alaska; newspaper clippings about his experiences and related artifacts. Also contains autobiographical material on Canton.
Dates: 1886-1928

Gaston Litton Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1690
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Chickasaw, Cherokee and Choctaw Indians. Included are scenes of the Bloomfield Academy, the Chickasaw Nation capitol building, officials of the Chickasaw tribal government, and Chickasaw governor, Douglas H. Johnson. The collection also contains photographs of Mary Alice Hearrell Murray, Elmer Thomas, William Henry (Alfalfa Bill) Murray and Saladin Watie.
Dates: 1890-1930

General Personalities Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-2258
Scope and Contents Black and white copy and original prints of individuals, many of whom have historical ties to Indian Territory, Oklahoma Territory, and Oklahoma state, and to the University of Oklahoma. Included are Elias Boudinot, Billy Bowlegs, Thomas M. Buffington, Dennis W. Bushyhead, David Ross Boyd, Cyrus Byington, Samuel Checote, Lewis Downing, Geronimo, Thomas P. Gore, Patrick J. Hurley, Charles Journeycake, Josh Lee, Julien C. Monnet, Robert L. Owen, John Ridge, Major Ridge, John Ross, Sequoyah, Elmer Thomas, and Bud Wilkinson.
Dates: 1840-1980

Green McCurtain Collection

 Collection — Drawer: 8613
Identifier: WHC-M-391
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Indian Chief. Correspondence (1890-1916) to and from McCurtain and his personal secretary, George W. Scott, regarding the Choctaws' claims against the United States, and separate statehood for Indian Territory, including letters from Chiefs of other major Indian tribes in the Territory; maps of railroad rights-of-way and towns in the Choctaw Nation (1876-1908), published by its general council; publications (1896-1913) by various political parties and citizens groups in the Choctaw Nation; publications (1892-1916) of the U.S. government regarding mineral rights of the Choctaw Nation and Indian Territory; and personal journals of McCurtain. Green McCurtain Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1916

Herbert Massey Peck Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1877
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Attorney. Correspondence (1838-1961) regarding Mrs. Peck's ancestry, and Peck's contributions to Oklahoma and Oklahoma City, including a scrapbook of letters (1944) to Peck upon his retirement as President of the Oklahoma City Y.M.C.A. Correspondents include William F. Halsey, Frank Buttram, E.K. Gaylord, Robert S. Kerr, Elmer Thomas, Thomas P. Gore, and Robert Heffner. Herbert Massey Peck Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1838-1961

James Brooks Ayers Robertson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-526
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Governor of Oklahoma. Correspondence (1906-1938) regarding the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention of 1906, the condition of the state after World War I, and the Okmulgee County trial incident; publications (1906-1925), including "Referendum News" and the "Oklahoma Odd Fellow"; clippings (1914-1938); scrapbooks and notebooks (ca. 1938) regarding Robertson's political career; speeches (n.d.) by Robertson regarding his positions on prohibition, the Eighteenth Amendment, the Oklahoma Department of Pardon and Parole, and his inauguration; and condolence cards (1938) received by Robertson's family upon his death. The collection also includes gubernatorial Special Order No. 11 (1922) regarding the membership of Oklahoma National Guard officers in the Ku Klux Klan. J.B.A. Robertson Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1903-1938

John Andrew Simpson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-567
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Correspondence (1917-1934) with Simpson regarding Oklahoma Farmers' Union and National Farmers' Union policies, issues and activities, including financial papers and meeting minutes of both organizations, and Simpson's nomination for the office of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in Franklin Roosevelt's first cabinet. Correspondents include Franklin Roosevelt, Huey P. Long, Henry Morgenthau, James A. Farley and Elmer Thomas. Also in the collection are diaries (1924-1934), transcripts of radio and other speeches (1919-1933), clippings (n.d.) and newspapers (1917-1934) all relating to farm topics.
Dates: 1917-1934

Lea Murray Nichols Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-439
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Newspaperman. Correspondence (1903-1951) regarding personal affairs, politicians and political events, and the National Editorial Association; speeches (n.d.) of Nichols; and publications (1917-1944) by pacifist organizations and government agencies regarding America's involvement in World War II and Nazi Germany's relations with other European nations. Lea Murray Nichols Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1903-1951

Lucile Spire Blachly and Charles Dallas Blachly Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1972
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Physicians. Correspondence (1924-1955) regarding personal affairs and issues such as health and socialized medicine; minutes (1934-1936), publications (ca. 1932-1936) and correspondence regarding the Oklahoma County Consumers Council, a Depression-era agency established by the National Emergency Council; manuscripts (ca. 1915-1935) by the Blachlys regarding various aspects of national health, as well as a short autobiography of Lucile Blachly; and certificates and diplomas (1928-1950). Lucile and Charles Blachly Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1915-1955

Orel Busby Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-72
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Judge. Correspondence, speeches, and clippings (1942) concerning Busby's unsuccessful candidacy for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma; correspondence (1918) concerning Busby's successful candidacy for election as judge of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma; correspondence (1924-1927) from Busby's term as a member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents; and correspondence (1935-1937) concerning his unsuccessful bid for nomination to a federal judgeship in Oklahoma. Orel Busby Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1918-1959

Thomas, Elmer (1876–1965)

 Collection — Box: Photo T-9
Identifier: WHC-P-3069
Scope and Contents Black-and-white and color original prints of two unidentified women, one wearing traditional American Indian clothing.
Dates: undated

Walter M. Harrison Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1055
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Journalist. Personal correspondence (1930-1961), military papers (1918-1959), biographical materials (1915-1961), and business correspondence (1931-1961) of Harrison, an editor for the "Daily Oklahoman" and owner of "The North Star"; files from Harrison's association with the Pulitzer Prize Board (1938-1942), the Will Rogers Memorial Commission (1938-1961), the National Cowboy Hall of Fame (1955) and the Civil War Centennial Commission (1953-1961); plus political campaign materials and papers (1949-1959) regarding Harrison's service as a city Councilman for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Walter M. Harrison Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1915-1961

Walter S. Ferguson Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1170
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Oklahoma outlaws, lawmen, agriculture, wild west shows, land openings, businesses, towns and cities, schools, settlers, members of the state government and of the U.S. Army. Also included are images of Cherokee, Osage, Delaware, Seminole, Comanche, Creek, and Apache Indians. Walter S. Ferguson Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1870-1920