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Dr. Jim Eanes Reese and Sarah Burton Reese Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2660

Scope and Contents


The personal and professional papers (1913-2004) of University of Oklahoma economics professor Dr. Jim Eanes Reese and his wife, Norman public schools teacher Sarah Burton Reese, and their respective families from the Comanche, Texas, area. Of particular note are the many letters (1943-1944) exchanged between Jim and Sarah during World War II, when Jim served in the U.S. Navy as a gunnery officer in Hawaii. Also included are the personal and professional papers of J. R. (James Ryland) Eanes, who was a Texas state legislator and mayor of Comanche, Texas. In addition, the collection contains historical information on the Comanche, Texas, area; several Civil War-era letters (1861, 1865) from Eanes family members regarding military service in the Confederate States Army; and legal documents (1742-1753) from Goochland and Henrico counties, Virginia.


  • 1742-2004


Restrictions on Access

Available for public access.


7 Cubic Feet (7 ft.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--2006.

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Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States