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Lida White Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-662
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF) Teacher. White taught in Oklahoma and Wyoming at secondary schools, and at the Oklahoma Methodist University. Correspondence (1891-1952) includes her employment, her historical research, her investments in Montana real estate and oil in Oklahoma, and personal matters with family and friends. Teaching certificates and notes from college courses, thesis, and memorabilia from Park College. Journal (1891-1907) along with items from the Old Regime (Literary group) and miscellaneous personal items. Post cards, Christmas cards, address books, newspapers, pamphlets, and booklets. Interviews (1934-1942) that White conducted with elderly Indians in Tulsa, Oklahoma and with early settlers of the Oklahoma City area, along with others around the state. Some of these are typed, while all have the original notes. Notes on education in Oklahoma, especially the different...
Dates: 1891-1952

Lucile Snider Parks Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-1872
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Journalist. A photostatic copy of a typescript (n.d.) by Parks entitled "Prairie Prelude: 1897-1903" describing her childhood in Pawnee, Indian Territory.

Dates: unspecified

Margaret Clark Stephens Collection

 Collection — Box: S-45
Identifier: WHC-M-1739
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Collector. Newspaper and magazine articles (1948-1969) regarding Don Santiago Querque, also known as James Kirker and Don Santiago Kirker; and a photocopy of a manuscript (n.d.) regarding frontier life and conditions near Arkansas City, Kansas, during the opening of the Cherokee Strip and subsequent settlement of the rest of Oklahoma Territory. Margaret Clark Stephens Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1948-1969

Mary Clarke Miley Foundation Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1755
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Private foundation. Correspondence (1937-1954) of William Halliburton Miley regarding personal matters, and William's service in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. The letters include information regarding William's suicide in 1954, as well as the clemency case of Pvt. Eddie D. Slovik. Also in the collection are letters (2003-2004) of Mark L. Kimmey and others regarding the extension of soldiers' terms of service during the Iraq War; two scrapbooks (1900-1992) with clippings, programs, and photographs concerning Mary Clarke Miley, her career as a pianist, the foundation she established, and prominent figures in Oklahoma history; and an unpublished account by Grace Frances Campbell about life in Indian Territory during the 1890s.

Dates: 1900-2004

Mrs. W. C. Jarboe Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-317
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An account written in 1913 by Mrs. Jarboe of her family's move from Texas to Indian Territory and their subsequent move to Greer County, Oklahoma. The manuscript contains anecdotes about their experiences with Choctaw and Kiowa Indians, as well as a general description of pioneer life.

Dates: 1913

Myrtle Evans Bowen Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-756
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Biographical material by Bowen describing pioneer life in Oklahoma and Indian Territories.

Dates: 1898-1975

Nell Achsah Smith Snider Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-1744
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Collector. Typescripts (n.d.) regarding pioneer life in early Kansas and Oklahoma Territory and the experiences of Lucile Snider Parks and Nel Smith, later Nell Smith Snider, in Pawnee, Oklahoma Territory. Nell Smith Snider Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1897-1955

Oklahoma School of the Air Sound Recordings Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2771
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Radio program. The Oklahoma School of the Air radio program aired on WNAD at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. The collection consists of 137 audiotape reels (circa 1953-1957) of educational programs that were broadcast as a service to Oklahoma schools. Most of the programs in this collection focus on Oklahoma history and feature lectures, stories that illustrate civic responsibility, and dramatic performances about Oklahoma history figures and events. Topics covered include various Oklahoma "firsts" such as the first coal mine, oil well, and airplane flight; and historic people and places such as Stand Watie, the 101 Ranch, and Choctaw Nation ghost towns. The collection also contains several programs on music from the Minnesota School of the Air radio program, and U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1952 inaugural address.

Dates: approximately 1953-1957

Preston Van Buren Duvall Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-981
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Typed manuscript (1938) concerning the life of Preston Duvall and his experiences in the run into the Cherokee Strip in 1893.

Dates: 1938

Ralph Hayden Records Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-1832
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Professor. Magazine and journal article (1940-1968) regarding historiography; and a manuscript (n.d.) by Loban S. Records entitled "The Recollections of a Cowboy of the Seventies and Eighties" regarding the lives of cowboys and ranchers in Kansas and the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma in the 1870's and 1880's. The manuscript includes an account of Records's participation in the Land Run of 1893. Ralph Hyden Records Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1940-1968

Samuel Walter Smith Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-578
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Pioneer and banker. Memoirs (1949) of Sam Smith, recording his family's life in frontier Kansas and Colorado, and their participation in the Land Run of 1893 into the Cherokee Strip.

Dates: 1949

Schuster-Barbour Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2162
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This collection contains manuscripts (1938-1949) by James Henry Shears, also known as "Oklahoma Jim" regarding his life and experiences; newspaper clippings regarding Shears and Charles Dunn, also known as the "Oklahoma Kid" and a scrapbook (1941-1949) of newspaper clippings about Shears.

Dates: 1892-1952

Territorial Oklahoma Manuscripts Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1937
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Subject collection. Typescript and original manuscript accounts by pioneers and frontiersmen regarding the settlement of No Man's Land and the Oklahoma and Indian Territories.

Dates: 1881-1907

Tonkawa Public Library Collection

 Collection — Box: T-3
Identifier: WHC-M-620
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Typescripts of interviews and news articles with pioneers and army officers from the area around present-day Tonkawa, Oklahoma, regarding U.S. Army operations, Indians, and the settlement of the region. Tonkawa Public Library Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1938

Velma Nieberding Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-440
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Historian. Typescripts of interviews conducted by members of the Ottawa County (Oklahoma) Semi-Centennial Committee with Ottawa County pioneers, describing settlement of the area, early businesses, social activities and interaction with the Indians of the area.

Dates: 1891-1959

William A. Plummer Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-2138
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Letters from William A. Plummer to relatives in Pennsylvania concerning homesteading, agriculture, real estate, local economy, politics, religion, Indians, and weather in the Wichita, Kansas area. Several letters to and from other family members are also included.

Dates: ca. 1870-1895

William Matthew Tilghman Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-614
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U.S. Marshal. Correspondence (1901-1960) to and from William M. and Zoe Tilghman regarding family affairs, outlaws, Communist infiltration of the Works Progress Administration in Oklahoma, and poets and writers of Oklahoma; Tilghman's personal financial records (n.d.); manuscripts and typescripts (n.d.), including Tilghman's memoirs; publications (1843-1949) from the Poetry Society of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Authors' Club, the Women of '89 Club, etc., including a mid-nineteenth century etiquette book; programs (1903-1934) of various academic, social, charitable and religious organizations; clippings regarding outlaws; and showbills for western movies.

Dates: 1843-1960

William Vance Shook Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-562
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Minister. A typewritten autobiography (1953) of the Rev. W. Vance Shook, a Methodist circuit-rider in Oklahoma, describing the churches he founded and pastored; newspaper clippings (1938-1957) regarding the death of Shook's wife, Lottie Lee, and the establishment of the Methodist Episcopal Churches in Putnam City (Okla.) and at Eighth and Lee Streets in Oklahoma City; and publications (1918-1935), including a booklet regarding the history of the Methodist Church in Logan County, Oklahoma, and programs from the Putnam City and Eighth and Lee Streets Methodist Churches. William Vance Shook Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1918-1954