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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.


  • 1900-1956


Restrictions on Access

Open for public research.


1100 items (1100 items)

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Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Ruth Wilson Hurley.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Photoprints: Source of acquisition--Hurley, Ruth Wilson. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1970.

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Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States