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Thomas W. Wheatley Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-658

Scope and Contents


Coal mine operator. Correspondence (1928-1937); labor contracts (1933-1939); wage notices (1917-1936); machine contracts (1921-1939); advertisement brochures (1926-1936); and orders (1937-1939) issued by the National Bituminuous Coal Commission, all regarding the coal mining industry in southeastern Oklahoma. This collection also contains survey reports (1905-1906) submitted to the Samples Coal Mining Company regarding the potential coal wealth of the Choctaw Nation, which the Samples Company later mined. Thomas W. Wheatley Photograph Collection also in repository.


  • Creation: 1905-1939


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.


.5 Cubic Feet (.5 ft.)

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Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Thomas Wheatley.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Wheatley, Thomas. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1949.

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Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States