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H. L. Fitzpatrick Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2053

Scope and Contents


Publisher. Correspondence files (ca. 1970) of H. L. Fitzpatrick, publisher of the Oklahoma Almanac.

About the collection:

This collection contains the records of the Oklahoma Almanac as preserved by H.L. Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick was a Norman resident who raised the money and gathered the material for the first Oklahoma Almanac to be published. H.L. Fitzpatrick served as the Editorial Director of Oklahoma Almanac, Inc.

The file folders in boxes 1-4 include business correspondence with individuals and corporations, materials pertaining to the almanac, and personal records. The inventory lists folder heading and gives a proximate dates of the material.

Box 5 of the collection consists of folders arranged by subject headings which pertain to the almanac. The inventory lists all folder headings and gives approximate dates of the materials.

Box 6 and Box 8 of the collection consists of Fitzpatrick's unorganized correspondence, materials used in writing the almanac, financial records, orders for almanacs, etc. The inventory gives a general description and approximate dates.

Box 7 of the collection contains the text proofs of the almanac as well as those of another publication, The Oklahoma Constitution.


  • approximately 1970


Restrictions on Access

Available for public access.


4 ft. (4 ft.)

Language of Materials


Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Colonel H. L. Fitzpatrick.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records: Source of acquisition--Fitzpatrick, H. L. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1975.

Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States