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Abraham Jefferson Seay Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-550
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Oklahoma Territorial Governor. An autobiography (1893) of Seay; a biography (1915) of Seay, including a family history, written by Clark Brown; typescripts of Seay's diaries (1862-1864, 1892-1893), the earliest kept during his service as a Union soldier during the Civil War, and the latter kept during his term as Territorial Governor; and typescripts of letters (1905-1909) sent and received by Seay after his retirement from public office.

Dates: 1862-1915

Adolphus Edward Perry Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1879
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Politician. Correspondence (1907-1936) regarding the Republican and Progressive Parties in national and Oklahoma state elections; typed lists (1908-1920) of Republican Party officers and leaders in Oklahoma; the proceedings (1908) of the Republican Party Convention in the state's fourth Congressional district; and newspaper articles (1908-1939) regarding Perry's career and death. A.E. Perry Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1907-1939

Andrew N. “Jack” Boatman Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-47
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Attorney. Correspondence regarding Oklahoma politics and the University of Oklahoma Alumni Association, of which Boatman was president in 1924 and 1925.

Dates: 1922-1951

Archer Hunter Watson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1297
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Correspondence from Watson to his fiancee regarding the controversy arising over the decision to move the capital of Oklahoma from Guthrie to Oklahoma City, reflecting Watson's inside knowledge of the conflict from his position as a State Corporation Commissioner. Also included is a news clipping regarding the hostility of citizens of Shawnee to Commissioner Watson's support for Oklahoma City as the site of the state's capital.

Dates: 1910

Arthur W. Evans Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1770
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Collector. Correspondence (1906–1968); certificates (1891–1918); and news clippings (1928–1939) regarding University of Oklahoma president Arthur Grant Evans, federal funding for schools in Indian Territory, the issue of separate statehood for Oklahoma and Indian territories, and Evans’s participation in the United States’ propaganda effort in World War I; a typescript regarding the history (1816–1831) of the Presbyterian church and missions in the eastern Cherokee Nation; a diary (1887) of A. G. Evans; and original records (1830–1857) of the New Echota Church in the Cherokee Nation, as recorded by Samuel A. Worcester, church clerk. Arthur W. Evans Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1830-1968

Bayard Taylor Hainer Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-245
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Judge. Correspondence (1906-1927); commissions and appointments (1898-1906) to the Oklahoma Territory Supreme Court; certifications as attorney (1897-1909); press excerpts (1906-1926); and clippings (1900-1933) concerning Hainer's career as an Oklahoma Territorial Supreme Court Justice and Federal Trade Commission attorney. Bayard Taylor Hainer Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1887-1933

Benjamin F. Overton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-467
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Typescripts of correspondence, editorials and newspaper items concerning Overton's term as Governor of the Chickasaw Nation and the Permit Law of 1876. The editorials are by G. McPherson, editor of the Star-Vindicator of McAlester, Oklahoma.

Dates: 1874-1906

Burbank Murray Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1280
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Engineer. Correspondence to Murray from friends and relatives, including his mother, Alice (1931-1938) and father, William H. (1932-1952). Also included is correspondence from Murray's brothers, Massena, Billy and Johnston, and from his sister, Jean. Subjects include Murray family affairs, William H. Murray's term as governor of Oklahoma, Murray's Colony in Bolivia, and his views regarding Oklahoma, politicians, World War II, the future of the United States and Mexico, and family members. Burbank Murray Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1928-1974

Charles Bismark Ames Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-9
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Judge. Promotional literature and an address (1902-1903) by Ames on Oklahoma statehood; pamphlets (1915-1918) regarding American involvement in World War I; reports of earnings and expenses (1914) of the Oklahoma City Times Company; and correspondence, clippings and printed material regarding Oklahoma and Oklahoma City politics.

Dates: 1902-1918

Charles Duncan Campbell Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-80
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Oilman and postmaster. Correspondence (1905-1907) from W.E. Campbell concerning his oil company and the Prairie Oil Company, his purchase of a Tulsa, Oklahoma sub-division, and the introduction of a land purchasing bill before the 1907 Oklahoma legislature. Also included in the collection is a letter (1907) from T.S. Boyers concerning Boyers' family history, and letters (1901) concerning Campbell's appointment as postmaster of Apache, Oklahoma Territory. Charles Duncan Campbell Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1901-1921

Charles Nathaniel Haskell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-262
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Oklahoma governor. Correspondence (1863-1929) concerning Haskell's political career; speeches (1907-1952) made by Haskell; newspaper clippings (1908-1938); and notes (n.d.) concerning Haskell's involvement with the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention. Charles N. Haskell Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1863-1929

D. B. and Garner G. Collums Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2144
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Collectors. Unpublished manuscripts (n.d.) by Garner G. Collums; correspondence (ca. 1940-1955), including personal, military, and rejection letters from publishers; newspaper clippings (ca. 1930-1950); certificates and diplomas of D.B. and Garner G. Collums; and posters and photographs.

Dates: 1915-1976

Dave H. Boyer Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-58
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Politician. Correspondence regarding Boyer's term in the Oklahoma State Senate, a political appointment for his son Wilfred (1931), and his own appointment as Senate Auditor (1933). Dave H. Boyer Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1913-1946

Division of Manuscripts Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-163
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Subject collection. Letters, reports, publications, and manuscripts reflecting the history of Oklahoma and of its American Indian tribes and nations, including correspondence (1813–1839) from U.S. government officials concerning policy toward the Indians, especially in regard to the Indian removal, and correspondence (1862) from Confederate Army officer Albert Pike in regard to Confederate States of America policy toward the Indians. Also included in this collection is a group of French colonial documents (1682–1794), along with diaries and journals (1770–1877) of travelers on the American frontier. The collection contains material on a variety of topics; researchers are urged to consult the inventory to determine the full scope of the collection’s contents. Portions of Boxes 7 and 8 of this collection are available at the OU Libraries...
Dates: 1682-1969

Edwin C. McReynolds Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1756
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Correspondence (1945-1965); research notes on the Southern United States, the Civil War, Missouri, and Oklahoma; manuscripts (1930-1980) of historical books and articles; clippings and printed material on President John F. Kennedy, and on McReynolds, a University of Oklahoma history professor, 1943-1960. Edwin C. McReynolds Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: approximately. 1930-1967

Frankie Colbert Murray Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1716
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Correspondence (1927-1980) regarding William Henry Murray, Sr. (Governor of Oklahoma, 1931-1935), Johnston Murray (Governor of Oklahoma, 1951-1955), Burbank Murray and Massena Bancroft Murray, William H. Murray, Sr.'s sons, and Frankie Colbert (Mrs. Massena B.) Murray; printed material (1924-1950) regarding the Democratic Party; and clippings (1950-1985) regarding William H. Murray and Johnston Murray. Frankie Colbert Murray Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1924-1985

Henry Simpson Johnston Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-323
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Oklahoma governor. Correspondence (1900-1960) relating to Johnston's political and legal careers, and to his affiliation with various fraternal organizations; speeches and other papers (1914-1930) relating to his election campaigns; legal papers (1909-1934) documenting court cases with which Johnston was involved; and printed material and newspaper clippings (1920-1960) collected by Johnston. Henry S. Johnston Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1891-1960

Hurschel Vern Thornton Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-612
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Professor. Correspondence (1940-1951), budgets and procedural manuals (1940-1951) regarding the annual Boys State of Oklahoma, sponsored by the American Legion, as well as a proposed revision of the Constitution of Oklahoma. Hurschel Vern Thornton Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1940-1951

James A. Harris Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-259
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Businessman. Correspondence (1900-1943) concerning Harris's activities with the Oklahoma Republican Party, of which he was state chairman, 1909-1924; legal correspondence, papers, deeds, and mortagages (1900-1947) from Harris's real estate business in Wagoner, Oklahoma; clippings (1914-1918); accounts and receipts (1853) from Harvey Harris, James Harris's father; and a genealogy (1924) of the Harris family.

Dates: 1853-1947

James Brooks Ayers Robertson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-526
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Governor of Oklahoma. Correspondence (1906-1938) regarding the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention of 1906, the condition of the state after World War I, and the Okmulgee County trial incident; publications (1906-1925), including "Referendum News" and the "Oklahoma Odd Fellow"; clippings (1914-1938); scrapbooks and notebooks (ca. 1938) regarding Robertson's political career; speeches (n.d.) by Robertson regarding his positions on prohibition, the Eighteenth Amendment, the Oklahoma Department of Pardon and Parole, and his inauguration; and condolence cards (1938) received by Robertson's family upon his death. The collection also includes gubernatorial Special Order No. 11 (1922) regarding the membership of Oklahoma National Guard officers in the Ku Klux Klan. J.B.A. Robertson Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1903-1938

James R. Hendricks Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-271
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Family correspondence (1865-1902), notebooks, journals, speeches and legal documents from Hendrick's services as a judge in the Cherokee Nation, along with subject files dealing with the National Party, Blind Asylum, pensions, and Cherokee medicine. James R. Hendricks Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1859-1902

James Randolph Tolbert Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-617
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Attorney. Correspondence (1909-1941) regarding Tolbert's elections and terms as an Oklahoma state legislator, and the Al Smith for President campaign in Oklahoma, which he headed; reports (1923) and accompanying documentation of the impeachment proceedings of Governor John C. Walton by a special legislative committee, of which Tolbert was vice-chair; and Norman Rockwell posters (1942) entitled "The Four Freedoms.".

Dates: 1909-1941

John C. Kennedy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2198
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Politician. Papers (1952-1990) of J.C. Kennedy relating to his political, civic, and business activities as Chairman of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Commissioner of the Oklahoma State Highway Department, member of the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce, President of the Oklahoma Housing Conference, Chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, and alternate representative to the United States Mission to the United Nations. Many documents in this collection pertain to the civic activities of Wynn Kennedy. Also includes newspaper clippings (various dates) covering state of Oklahoma and national political affairs, J.C. Kennedy's business dealings, and Kennedy's long history of public service.

Dates: 1906-1990

John Calloway Walton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-641
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Governor of Oklahoma, 1923. Personal and official correspondence (1916-1948) regarding Walton's gubernatorial campaign, his term as governor, his impeachment, and his campaign against the Oklahoma Ku Klux Klan; election campaign literature and paraphernalia (1919-1938); speeches (1922-1938); newspaper clippings (1919-1943); transcripts (1823) of legal testimony from numerous military trials in Oklahoma concerning racist and other Klan-sponsored incidents, and from Walton's impeachment trials; and publications (1923-1924) regarding the Klan, politics and government, etc.

Dates: 1903-1948

John D. Jordan Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-328
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Letter (1842) to Stand Watie from John Rollin Ridge regarding the Ross faction and the death of James Foreman, who was killed by Watie; and a biography of Watie compiled by the Daughters of the Confederacy. John D. Jordan Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1842-1903

John R. Clarke Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-108
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Politician. Correspondence (1926) to Clarke from Henry S. Johnston and others, concerning political issues and Clarke's campaign for the 1926 gubernatorial election in Oklahoma; and pamphlets (1926) from Clarke's campaign. The collection also includes a letter (1932) to Clarke from Franklin D. Roosevelt concerning Clarke's platform.

Dates: 1926-1932

Johnston Murray Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-429
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Oklahoma governor. Correspondence, reports, publications, sound recordings, filmstrips, posters and scrapbooks, reflecting Murray's gubernatorial administration, 1951-1955. Also included are materials from his gubernatorial election campaign in 1950. Johnston Murray Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: ca. 1950-ca. 1955

Leon Chase Phillips Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-490
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Oklahoma governor. Correspondence (1934-1951) regarding Phillips's gubernatorial, legislative and political affairs; scrapbooks (1936-1941) of news clippings regarding his political career; publications (1933-1941) regarding political conventions; trial transcripts (1943-1944) of cases involving the State of Oklahoma; speeches (1936-1944); government documents (1940); cartoons (n.d.) regarding Phillips and his political career; certificates (1932-1951) awarded to Phillips; and a leatherbound copy of Phillip's inaugural address (1939). Leon C. Phillips Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1933-1951

Orel Busby Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-72
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Judge. Correspondence, speeches, and clippings (1942) concerning Busby's unsuccessful candidacy for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma; correspondence (1918) concerning Busby's successful candidacy for election as judge of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma; correspondence (1924-1927) from Busby's term as a member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents; and correspondence (1935-1937) concerning his unsuccessful bid for nomination to a federal judgeship in Oklahoma. Orel Busby Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1918-1959

Oscar William Davison Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-150
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Educator. Reports, circulars, press releases, newsletters, correspondence, and clippings (1940-1949) relating to legislative programs sponsored by the Oklahoma Education Association for state education and its funding.

Dates: 1940-1949

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