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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 Clark Nance Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-433
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Legislator. Transcripts of testimony (1922-1927), district court clerk reports (1911-1920), legislative committee reports (1956-1959), and legislative bills (1959), all regarding prohibition in Oklahoma and calls for its repeal in 1959.

Dates: 1911-1959

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

Jay L. Hargett Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-252
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Collector. Typescripts of correspondence (1816-1870) regarding missionary work among the Choctaw and Cherokee Indians; diaries (1914) recounting travel in the eastern United States and in the Galena, Kansas area; a student's notebook containing class notes, poetry and miscellaneous notes; an account book (1860's-1890's) recording purchases and daily expenses; and personal correspondence (1894-1902) between Edwin Ludlow and his wife. Correspondents regarding missionary activities include Cyrus Byington, Israel Folsom, David Folsom, Nathaniel Folsom, Peter Pitchlynn, Stand Watie, and Cyrus Kingsbury. J. L. Hargett Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1792-1935

Jesse Albert Baker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-727
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Judge. Election certificate and letter from William H. Murray regarding Baker's service as a delegate to the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention; letters from Oklahoma Territorial Governor Cassius M. Barnes, Governor J.B.A. Robertson and State Supreme Court Justice Summers Hardy; a transcript of the story of Baker's participation in the Cherokee Strip Run in 1893; and one copy of "The Barking Water" magazine (1928) of Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Dates: 1853-1928

Joel Bryan Mayes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-384
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Typescripts of newspaper articles and correspondence of Mayes, a Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, concerning tribal politics and the dissolution of tribal title to the Cherokee Strip.

Dates: 1866-1905

John C. Kennedy Collection

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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 Chupco Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-901
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Indian chief. Typescript of a news article from the CHEROKEE ADVOCATE entitled "A Protest by John Chupco, P.P. Pitchlynn, et al" concerning efforts by whites to block the formation of a ruling General Council of Indians for Indian Territory, as provided in the Treaty of 1866.

Dates: 1874

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

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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

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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

Jonas Wolf Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-678
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Typescripts of messages, statements and proclamations (1884-1900) made by Wolf as Governor of the Chickasaw Nation on the issues of land use, finance, allotment of land and statehood, along with typescripts of newspaper articles and editorials (1894) regarding Wolf's arrest for embezzlement.

Dates: 1884-1900

Kearns Byron Cornell Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-132
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Politician. An article (1950) concerning Cornell's candidacy for U.S. Congress, and explaining his platform; a pamphlet (ca. 1950) entitled "Here's What A Republican Congress Did For You" and a letter (1950) to James Babcock giving a brief biography of Cornell.

Dates: ca. 1950

Leland Wolf Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-2066
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Speaker, Oklahoma House of Representatives. A transcript (ca. 1974) of an interview with Speaker Wolf in which he reminisces about former governors, legislators, and major legislation during his twenty-two years of service in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Dates: 1952-1974

Leon Chase Phillips Collection

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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

Lowry A. Doran Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-168
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Professor. Five typescript copies of the diary (1892-1893) of Abraham J. Seay, Governor of Oklahoma Territory; three typescript copies of various newspaper articles (1943) concerning foreign affairs and United States foreign policy; and typescript copies of "How War Came" by Forrest Davis and Ernest K. Lindley, published in the "Ladies' Home Journal" (1942) and concerning America's entrance into World War II.

Dates: 1892-1942

Moty Tiger Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-613
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Typescripts of newspaper articles concerning Tiger's role as the first Principal Chief of the Creek Nation after Oklahoma statehood in 1907.

Dates: 1899-1931

Mrs. C. D. Ellison Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-185
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Collector. A pamphlet entitled "Darlington, the Indian's Friend" which chronicles the life of Brinton Darlington, Cheyenne-Arapaho agent and Quaker missionary; a manuscript for a speech by Judge Edgar S. Vaught giving a brief history of Oklahoma; and a diary (1891-1893) kept by Caro Emerson while a student at Bethany College, Topeka, Kansas.

Dates: 1834-1956

Mrs. John B. Lilley Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-1204
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Missionary. A typescript of a diary kept by Mrs. Lilley, the wife of John B. Lilley, a Presbyterian missionary to the Seminole Indians. The diary describes the Lilleys' arrival among the Seminole, the hardships of living in Indian Territory, problems with slaves, friction between the Creeks and the Seminoles, and tensions prior to the Civil War.

Dates: 1842-1857

Oklahoma Tax Commission Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-1851
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State agency. Daily report of taxes collected (1957–1959) and reports and bulletins (1936–1947) of the statistical division of the Oklahoma Tax Commission, including monthly and annual collection reports, reports of tax revenues by county and by classes of business, and reports of apportionment of taxes and state government spending; and the bulletin series (n.d.) Know Your Government.

Dates: 1936-1959

Oochalata Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-610
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Typescripts of newspaper editorials, speeches, and messages (1875-1878) of Oochalata, also known as Charles Thompson, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1875-1878, mostly relating to education, finances, Cherokee lands and tribal government in general.

Dates: 1875-1891

Orel Busby Collection

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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

Palmer S. Mosely Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-422
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Typescripts concerning negotiations with the Dawes Commission and the allotment of Chickasaw lands during Mosely's two terms (1894-1896 & 1902-1904) as Governor of the Chickasaw Nation.

Dates: 1894-1904

Patrick Jay Hurley Collection

 Collection — Drawer: 8612
Identifier: WHC-M-1080
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Correspondence, reports and articles (1900-1956) from Hurley's service as National Attorney for the Choctaw Nation, regarding tribal enrollment, land tenure, and the Mississippi Choctaw; as United States Assistant Secretary of War and as a special presidential representative to the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Afghanistan and the Middle East; and as United States Ambassador to China during World War II, including correspondence regarding American and Allied war efforts in the Far Eastern theatre. Correspondents include Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lord Louis Mountbatten, Mao Tse-tung, Chiang Kai-shek, Herbert Hoover, Douglas MacArthur, Henry A. Wallace, Joseph Stilwell, Helen Keller and Cordell Hull, as well as numerous officials of the U.S. diplomatic corps, including Averell Harriman and Harry Hopkins. Included are two scrapbooks of...
Dates: 1900-1956

Raymond Dancel Gary Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2003
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Oklahoma Governor. Papers (1955-1958) of Oklahoma Governor Raymond D. Gary, including commissions and appointments; correspondence concerning bills before the state legislature; radio speeches and press files; correspondence concerning the teacher's retirement referendum; alphabetical files of Gary's executive assistant, Clarence Burch; minutes of meetings and correspondence from the Commissioners of the Land Office; files of the Budget Office, including payroll information; reports and correspondence concerning other individual state boards and committees; appointments and general correspondence of the Governor's office; welfare files, including claims and correspondence organized by county; correspondence concerning pardons, paroles and extraditions; and correspondence files, by organization, by personal name, and from out of state. Raymond Dancel Gary...
Dates: 1955-1958

Robert B. Harbison Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-251
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Lawyer. Correspondence (1938-1942) relating to Harbison's term as a senator representing District 5, encompassing Jackson and Tillman counties, in the Oklahoma state legislature.

Dates: 1938-1942

Robert Boyd Morford Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-417
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Real estate agent. General business correspondence (1909-1929) concerning Morford's real estate business and the development of a cotton mill in Lawton, Oklahoma; political correspondence (1916-1929) with Senator John W. Harreld of Oklahoma and others; Republican party campaign literature (1936, 1940); and clippings (1913-1940).

Dates: 1909-1940

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