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Louise Beard Moore Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2177

Scope and Contents


Professor and journalist. Correspondence, memoirs, and professional papers (1890-1991) of Louise Beard Moore and her husband, Morris Price Moore, and the papers of their relatives, Richard Benjamin Moore, May Cannon Moore, Virgil Byron Beard, and others. These papers concern the Oklahoma and Tennessee newspapers and publications on which Louise and Morris worked, including the University of Oklahoma's "Oklahoma Daily" and "The Sooner" yearbook; the papers also include Louise Beard Moore's teaching files (1957-1972), her newspaper subject files, and correspondence (1968-1971) regarding the Oklahoma Memorial Association and Oklahoma Hall of Fame. The family papers relate to the wheat farming and rural life of Virgil Byron Beard in Bison, Oklahoma; and the life and work of Richard Benjamin Moore and May Cannon Moore in McKenzie, Tennessee.


  • Creation: 1890-1991


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.

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24 Cubic Feet (24 ft.)

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Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Douglas and Lou Hale.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Hale, Douglas and Lou. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1992.

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Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States