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Custer, George A. (George Armstrong), 1839-1876

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1839-12-05-1876-06-25-

Biographical / Historical

George A. Custer (1839-1876) was an American cavalry officer.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Alan W. Farley Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1017
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Attorney. Notebooks of memoirs by Homer W. Wheeler, describing his life as an Army Scout; broadsides, newspapers, and handbills regarding the settlement of Kansas; along with a wide variety of other documents collected by Farley and relating the the Civil War, settlement of Kansas, Indian battles on the Great Plains with an emphasis on Kansas, and on the history of the American West in general. Also included is one of the two known copies of the "Siwinowe Kesibwi" (Shawnee Sun) newspaper (1841).
Dates: 1833-1966

C. A. Dill Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-159
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Collector. Typescript of a journal, supposedly by an officer on General George A. Custer's staff of the 7th Cavalry, Lt. P.U. Hardman, recounting the Battle of the Washita from the time of the Osage scouts' reconnaissance to the departure of the Cheyenne prisoners for Fort Supply. The journal, along with a discussion of the author's true identity, is published in the "Chronicles of Oklahoma" 36: 371-410 (Winter 1958).
Dates: 1868-1869

Emmett Caldwell Searcy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-547
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Businessman. Correspondence (1902) and manuscripts regarding the Red Moon Indian Boarding School for Cheyenne-Arapaho Indians; musical scores by Mrs. Kate Searcy; publications by temperance societies; items from the World's Fairs of 1893 and 1904; correspondence (1933-1934) from a veteran of the Battle of the Washita of 1868 describing General Custer's role and the conflict in general; and textbooks (1832-1866).
Dates: 1832-1934

Fannie M. Townsend Hair Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-246
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Collector. Newspaper clippings (1901); certificates (1901-1911) from the United States Land Office, Lawton, Oklahoma; and a manuscript (n.d.) written by Fannie Townsend Hair concerning the naming and route of the Chisholm Trail in Oklahoma, with comments by Edwin C. McReynolds.
Dates: 1901-1911

Frank Phillips Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1133
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints, copy prints and glass plate negatives of the Apache, Comanche, Delaware, Temeculz, Kawaiisu, Creek, Umatilla, Chippewa, Paiute, Sioux, Oto, Choctaw, Pawnee, Osage, Ponca, Mohave, Kickapoo, Taos, Pueblo, Yuma, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Crow, Navajo, Kiowa, Tonkawa, Sac and Fox, Kalispel, Kutenai, Flathead, Spokan, Attu, Quileute, Seminole, Wasco, Modoc, Shasta, Yakima, Shoshoni, Kiowa-Apache, Skitswish, Cheyenne, Shawnee, Nez Perce, Arapaho, Caddo, Wichita, Yakima, Makah, and Blackfoot Indians. Also includes images of mining, the oil industry, the military, agriculture, the range cattle industry, education, and transportation in Oklahoma Territory, Oklahoma state, and Indian Territory. Scenes of the towns of McAlester, Edmond, Alva, Weatherford, Pawhuska, Clairemore, Ponca City, Purcell, Duncan, Noble, Lexington, Shawnee, Beaver. Plainview, Lavern, Henryetta, Atoka, Tahlequah, Guthrie, Tishomingo, and Eufaula are included. In addition the first year of...
Dates: 1870-1930

Noah Hamilton Rose Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1109
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints from the original nitrate negatives of early Texas history, Texas Rangers, lawmen, outlaws, gunfighters, and wild west shows. Also included are photographs of ranchers, cattlemen and cowboys of the Southwest, the U.S. Army during the Apache campaigns, the Little Big Horn battlefield and the Indian Wars of 1876 and 1890-1891, along with churches, cathedrals, and missions of Texas, California and Arizona. The collection also contains images of Comanche, Sioux, Shoshoni, Pueblo, Creek, Chippewa, Maricopa, Arapaho, Papago, Kickapoo, Yuma, Modoc, Cheyenne, Pawnee, Kiowa, Navajo, Apache, and Crow Indians. Prominent western personalities include Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill, Geronimo, Quanah Parker, Sitting Bull, Frank and Jesse James, Heck Thomas, Bill Tilghman, Chris Madsen, Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, the Daltons and Youngers, Judge Roy Bean, George A. Custer, California Joe, the Sundance Kid, Butch Cassidy, and the Earp brothers.
Dates: 1836-1940

Norman W. Brillhart Collection

 Collection — Drawer: 8609
Identifier: WHC-M-2113
Abstract Collector. Newspaper clippings on forts, battles, monuments and trails (1960-1974) with an emphasis on George Armstrong Custer. Three items concern the dedication ceremonies at Fort Washita, Oklahoma (1965).
Dates: 1960-1974

Robert Utley papers

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2680
Abstract Historian and author. Correspondence (1945-2008), journals (1973-1984), calendars (1970-2006) and research files from the life and career of western historian Robert Marshall Utley. The materials document Utley's lengthy service as an historian and administrator for the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service, his extensive research and writing on the American West, and his role in the development of the Western History Association and the Potomac Corral of the Westerners. His publications focused on a variety of western subjects, including George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn; Texas Rangers and law enforcement in the West; Sitting Bull and the Sioux Nation; mountain men and westward expansion; the Indian Wars; and Billy the Kid.
Dates: 1945 - 2008

Tonkawa Public Library Collection

 Collection — Box: T-3
Identifier: WHC-M-620
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Typescripts of interviews and news articles with pioneers and army officers from the area around present-day Tonkawa, Oklahoma, regarding U.S. Army operations, Indians, and the settlement of the region. Tonkawa Public Library Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1938

Walter Stanley Campbell Collection

 Collection — Drawer: 8606
Identifier: WHC-M-84
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Author and professor. Personal correspondence (1897-1957); correspondence with Campbell's relatives (1822-1896); correspondence with publishers and literary agents (1920-1958); literary manuscripts (ca. 1914-1957); diaries, notebooks, and journals (1901-1926); and business papers (ca. 1925-1959) regarding Campbell's writings on the West, Indians, and Oklahoma, with emphasis on transportation, fortifications, cowboys, wars and battles, criminals and outlaws, and Indian chiefs, along with original Indian art by Carl Sweezy. Walter Stanley Campbell Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1800-1964

Walter Stanley Campbell Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-895
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Comanche, Cheyenne, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Arapaho, Sac and Fox, Sioux, Blackfoot, Kiowa, Crow, Ute, Shawnee, Omaha, Pueblo, Shoshoni, Pawnee, Ponca, Assinibone, Apache, Yakima Nez Perce, Umatilla, Wichita, Osage, Potawatomi and Flathead Indians. Also included are photographs of the U.S. Army during the Indian Wars (1865-1891), Western forts and posts, the Little Big Horn battlefield, trails and settlements of the Southwest, soil conservation and dust storms, Oklahoma towns, mountain ranges and National Parks.
Dates: 1870-1935