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Hurley, Patrick J. (Patrick Jay), 1883-1963

 Person

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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

John M. Virden Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1352
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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

Mrs. Clifton Marion Mackey Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1899
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Correspondence between Alice Hurley Mackey and her brother, Patrick J. Hurley, and correspondence with Herbert Hoover, Henry Luce, Franklin Roosevelt and Madame Chiang Kai-shek, regarding Hurley's duties as national attorney to the Choctaw Nation, and as a Colonel during World War I, as Secretary of War during the Hoover Administration and as a U.S. ambassador during World War II. The collection also includes Hurley family memorabilia and genealogical information.
Dates: 1900-2004

Patrick Jay Hurley Collection

 Collection — Drawer: 8612
Identifier: WHC-M-1080
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Correspondence, reports and articles (1900-1956) from Hurley's service as National Attorney for the Choctaw Nation, regarding tribal enrollment, land tenure, and the Mississippi Choctaw; as United States Assistant Secretary of War and as a special presidential representative to the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Afghanistan and the Middle East; and as United States Ambassador to China during World War II, including correspondence regarding American and Allied war efforts in the Far Eastern theatre. Correspondents include Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lord Louis Mountbatten, Mao Tse-tung, Chiang Kai-shek, Herbert Hoover, Douglas MacArthur, Henry A. Wallace, Joseph Stilwell, Helen Keller and Cordell Hull, as well as numerous officials of the U.S. diplomatic corps, including Averell Harriman and Harry Hopkins. Included are two scrapbooks of photographs...
Dates: 1900-1956

Patrick Jay Hurley Photograph Collection

 Collection — Oversize Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-P-1660
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Patrick Jay Hurley's career as United States Assistant Secretary of War and Secretary of War, special presidential representative to the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Afghanistan, and the Middle East, and United States Ambassador to China during World War II. The collection contains scenes of Hurley with Joseph W. Stilwell, Chou En-lai, Mao Tse-tung, Chiang Kai-shek, Douglas MacArthur, Claire Lee Chennault, and Herbert Hoover. Also included are photographs of Secretary of War Hurley's inspection tours of United States military installations, suppression of the Bonus Army riots in 1932, Hurley with Japanese military representatives, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles A. Lindbergh, Amon Carter, Will Rogers, Chester Nimitz, Jonathan Wainwright, Henry Stimson, William Halsey, Bacone College and the towns of McAlester, Oklahoma and Phillips, Indian Territory. Patrick J. Hurley Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1900-1956

Poster Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1235
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Posters, full color and black and white, published in the United States and Europe, regarding wild west shows, traveling medicine shows, vaudeville acts, theatrical events, political elections, and the U.S. military. Also included are government propaganda posters, published in the United States, France and Italy during the first and second World Wars, regarding materials conservation, patriotism, liberty loans, military recruitment and other prominent wartime themes.
Dates: 1884-1986

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

Works Progress Administration Historic Sites and Federal Writers' Project Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1234
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF) Book-length manuscripts, research and project reports, and administrative records generated by the W.P.A. Historic Sites and Federal Writers' Projects for Oklahoma during the 1930's. Arranged by county and by subject, there are reports on biographies, birthplaces and homes of prominant Oklahomans, business enterprises and industries, judicial centers, banks and banking, Masonic orders, soil conservation, and land runs; on historic sites, including cemeteries and burial sites, churches and missions, schools, towns and ghost towns, post offices, roads and trails, stage coaches and stagecoach lines, ranches, ruins and antiquities, bridges, crossings and ferries, battlefields, trading posts and stores, military posts and camps, and the state parks; on Indians of North America in Oklahoma, including agencies and reservations, treaties,...
Dates: 1937-1941