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Earl L. Bell Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-737

Scope and Contents


Receipts for business transactions between Thomas J. Stephenson and merchants of Vicksburg, Mississippi (1869-1909); contracts with Northern Pacific Railroad Company for sale of land in Washington and Idaho Territories (1881); and letters to the railroad from homesteaders regarding their purchases of land from the railroad (1876-1930). Earl L. Bell Photograph Collection also in repository.


  • Creation: 1869-1966


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.

Open for public research.


.33 Cubic Feet (.33 ft.)

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Ownership and Custodial History

Purchased from Bell Estate.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Bell Estate. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1970.

Related Materials

Earl L. Bell Photograph Collection also in repository.

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Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States