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David Lewis Payne Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-476

Scope and Contents


Colonist. Typescripts of news articles from Kansas, Missouri and Indian Territory newspapers, and also from historical journals, regarding the life of David L. Payne, his leadership of the Boomer Movement, and his attempts to colonize the Oklahoma Territory before the U.S. government opened it to settlement.


  • Creation: 1879-1939


Restrictions on Access

On June 26, 2023, the Western History Collections began a preservation project that has made many of its collections unavailable for a period of time. This collection is among the materials temporarily unavailable. Please contact Western History Collections if you wish to be added to a contact list to be notified when this collection becomes available.

Available for public access.


1.33 Cubic Feet (1.33 ft.)

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Ownership and Custodial History

Subject collection assembled by the Western History Collections staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Typescripts: Source of acquisition--Western History Collections staff. Method of acquisition--Assembled; Date of acquisition--9999.

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Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States