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Works Progress Administration Historic Sites and Federal Writers' Project Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1234

Scope and Contents


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, tribal government centers, councils and meetings, chiefs and leaders, judicial centers, jails and prisons, stomp grounds, and ceremonial rites and dances; and on geogrpahic features and regions, arranged by place name, including caverns, mountains, rivers, springs, and prairies. In addition, there are transcripts of interviews conducted with oilfield workers regarding the petroleum industry in Oklahoma. Collection includes typescripts of 19th Century Indian related information appearing in newspapers, and photostat copies of Indian documents.


  • 1937-1941

Restrictions on Access

Available for public access.


23 Cubic Feet (23 ft.)

Language of Materials


Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Savoie Lottinville.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records: Source of acquisition--Lottinville, Savoie. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1969.

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Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States