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Agatha R. Thornton Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2167
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Teacher. Collection includes printed materials (1919-1931) on educational activities at the University of Oklahoma and Lahoma High School, Lahoma, Oklahoma; four letters from students (1926); four gradebooks (1926); and miscellaneous items such as greeting cards and a library card.

Dates: 1919-1931

Alfred Griffith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-235
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Surgeon and naval officer. Correspondence (1860-1913) to and from Griffith regarding his experiences as a medical cadet with the U.S. Army during the Civil War, his participation in a U.S. naval expedition to Darien (modern Panama), and also regarding New Hope Seminary in the Choctaw Nation; diaries (1864-1870) regarding Griffith's travels abroad, and his emigration to Indian Territory; naval medical reports and requisition requests (1870-1871); petition (1894) from the residents of Sans Bois, Choctaw Nation, requesting that Griffith establish a medical practice there; certificates (1900-1917); a passport (1871); manuscripts (1864-1865) by Griffith concerning his Civil War experiences with Sherman's army in Georgia and North Carolina; and programs (1888-1931).

Dates: 1842-1931

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

Beth West Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2584
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School teacher. Subject files (1913-1983) containing correspondence, diaries, family history, and school yearbooks relating to West's career as a school teacher, her student activities at Alva High School and Northwestern State Teachers College, Alva, Oklahoma, and her participation in organizations such as the Oklahoma Heritage Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Dates: 1913-1983

Boomer Literature Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-758
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Flyers, leaflets, and handbills advertising the lands in Oklahoma Territory, both settled and unsettled. Also contains a proclamation (1893) by Territorial Governor William Renfrow and a commencement ceremony program (1882) from Indian University in Muskogee, Indian Territory.

Dates: 1859-1905

Carl Coke Rister Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-524
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Historian. Student grade books (1929-1951) from history courses taught by Rister at the University of Oklahoma; manuscripts (1889-1920) regarding the settlement of Oklahoma prepared by Rister's students; and typescripts of the official reports (1868-1871) of Generals William T. Sherman and Philip Sheridan regarding the actions of their commands with the Indians. The original reports are in the Library of Congress. Carl Coke Rister Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1868-1951

Charles Anderson Nothstein Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-443
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Collector. Clippings, programs, and a souvenir booklet, all from Hennessey, Oklahoma. Charles Anderson Nothstein Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1902-1913

Charles Newton Gould Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-230
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Geologist. Correspondence (1914-1941) regarding personal matters, and Oklahoma place names and geology; published and unpublished manuscripts (1907-1946) regarding Oklahoma history, place names and geology; reviews (n.d.) of Gould's works; poetry (n.d.) by Gould; speeches (n.d.) delivered by Gould; and newspaper clippings (1900-1946) regarding Gould's life and works.

Dates: 1897-1948

Choctaw Nation Papers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-105
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Legislation, laws and resolutions (1896-1910) of the Choctaw Nation; typescripts of newspaper articles (1868-1936) concerning elections, allotment of tribal lands, and the Dawes Commission; and four ledgers containing the journals and minutes (1902-1911) of the Choctaw National Council.

Dates: 1868-1936

Christopher James Huggard Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1069
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Huggard’s master’s thesis (1987)“The Role of the Family in Settling the Cherokee Outlet” with chapters regarding the land run of 1893, settlement and housing patterns, and interaction with neighbors. Also in this collection is a paper by Huggard later published in the Chronicles of Oklahoma, titled “Culture Mixing: Everyday Life Among the Choctaw in the Mid-Nineteenth Century” and a postcard (1989) commemorating the Land Run of 1889.

Dates: 1987-1989

Clyde Danner Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-148
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Teacher. Teaching contracts (1894-1926) for P.M. Danner from Arkansas, and Beckham and Caddo Counties, Oklahoma; and a land patent (1906), a warranty deed (1915) and clippings (1941-1945). Clyde Danner Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1894-1945

Colonial Dames Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-922
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Correspondence (1859 1862) dealing with Spencer Academy and the Choctaw Indians; correspondence (1864-1871) concerning the Omaha Mission in Nebraska; correspondence (1861-1864) dealing with the Civil War; and correspondence (1852-1894) of Charles S. Rogers to Mrs. O.S. Lee.

Dates: 1852-1894

David Ross Boyd Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1982
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University of Oklahoma president. Correspondence (1899-1943) of Dr. Boyd regarding the establishment of the University of Oklahoma, and Boyd's tenure as its first president; speeches (n.d.) delivered by Boyd; newspaper clippings (-1957) regarding Boyd and the University; employment contracts (1892) between Boyd and the University's Board of Regents; certificates (1903-1924); obituaries and memorials (1936-1937); genealogies of the Boyd and Ross families; programs (1900-1909); songs, music and posters (1902-1907) from the University. Also included is a manuscript by Mary Alice Boyd, daughter of Dr. Boyd, describing the Boyds' years in Arkansas City, Kansas, and in Norman, Oklahoma. David Ross Boyd Photograph Collection is also in repository.

Dates: 1892-1957

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

Donald Ross Pugmire Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-1839
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Professor. Reports (1950-1958) issued by government and private agencies regarding education and schooling in Oklahoma, a number of which were authored by Pugmire, and Pugmire's doctoral dissertation (1936), entitled "The Administration of Personnel in Correctional Institutions in New York State.".

Dates: 1936-1958

Dr. Jim Eanes Reese and Sarah Burton Reese Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2660
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)The personal and professional papers (1913-2004) of University of Oklahoma economics professor Dr. Jim Eanes Reese and his wife, Norman public schools teacher Sarah Burton Reese, and their respective families from the Comanche, Texas, area. Of particular note are the many letters (1943-1944) exchanged between Jim and Sarah during World War II, when Jim served in the U.S. Navy as a gunnery officer in Hawaii. Also included are the personal and professional papers of J. R. (James Ryland) Eanes, who was a Texas state legislator and mayor of Comanche, Texas. In addition, the collection contains historical information on the Comanche, Texas, area; several Civil War-era letters (1861, 1865) from Eanes family members regarding military service in the Confederate States Army; and legal documents (1742-1753) from Goochland and Henrico counties,...
Dates: 1742-2004

Edna Greer Porter Hatfield Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-264
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Transcripts of interviews with pioneers who took part in the 1893 Land Run into the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma, with accompanying township maps showing the homesteads of settlers. The collection also includes historical and cultural information about the Indian tribes, including the Tonkawa, Kansa (Kaw) and Ponca, that lived in the eastern portion of the Cherokee Strip. The final part of the collection consists of correspondence and field notebooks written by Orville Stanley Smith and Theodore H. Barrett during an 1871 survey of the Sisseton and Wahpeton Indian reservation in Dakota Territory. Edna Greer Porter Hatfield Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1832-1958

Edna Greer Porter Hatfield Photograph Collection

 Collection — Box: Photo H-7
Identifier: WHC-P-1590
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Black and white copy prints of the Dayton School in Grant County, Oklahoma Territory, and the Prairie Center School in Garfield County, Oklahoma Territory. Edna Hatfield Manuscript Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1897-1898

Edward Everett Dale Collection

 Collection — Drawer: 8607
Identifier: WHC-M-146
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Historian. Correspondence, student term papers, theses and dissertations, and personal research materials regarding the history of Oklahoma and Indian Territories, the state of Oklahoma, Indians of North America and the American Southwest; teaching materials used by Dale at Harvard and the University of Oklahoma; administrative and other files of the Works Progress Administration's Indian-Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma; U.S. Government documents issued by various cabinet-level departments and agencies, including Agriculture and Interior; and a portion of the University of Oklahoma Persidential papers of James Shannon Buchanan and Stratton D. Brooks. Edward Everett Dale Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1865-1948

Emma H. DeKnight Collection

 Item — Box: D-31
Identifier: WHC-M-969
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Teacher. A diary (1886-1892) kept by DeKnight, relating her experiences as a teacher at the Chilocco Indian School and the Otoe School at the Red Rock Indian Agency, both in Indian Territory. The primary emphasis of the diary is on the time Deknight spent among the Otos and includes a list (1887) of her Oto students.

Dates: 1886-1892

Emmett Caldwell Searcy Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-547
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Businessman. Correspondence (1902) and manuscripts regarding the Red Moon Indian Boarding School for Cheyenne-Arapaho Indians; musical scores by Mrs. Kate Searcy; publications by temperance societies; items from the World's Fairs of 1893 and 1904; correspondence (1933-1934) from a veteran of the Battle of the Washita of 1868 describing General Custer's role and the conflict in general; and textbooks (1832-1866).

Dates: 1832-1934

Flora Belle Simmons Ramsey Collection

 Collection — Box: R-10
Identifier: WHC-M-1847
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Housewife and pioneer. Manuscripts (n.d.) by Mrs. Ramsey recording her impressions and experiences as a participant in the Land Run of 1889. Mrs. Ramsey and her family settled near Stillwater, in Payne County, Oklahoma. Flora Belle Simmons Ramsey Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: unspecified

Folsom Training School Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2191
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School. Business and legal records (1922-1975) of the Folsom Training School, a Methodist mission school for Indians located in Smithville, Oklahoma; Folsom Reunion Association correspondence and mailing lists (1968, 1985-1986); history of Sealey Chapel Methodist Church with announcements (1966, 1970, 1981-1986) of Folsom reunions; and an article concerning the school.

Dates: 1920-1986

Fred Lincoln Wenner Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-652
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Journalist. Typescripts and manuscripts (1889-1939), and clippings (n.d.) regarding the history and settlement of Oklahoma; and correspondence (1904-1950) between Wenner and the Territorial Board for the Leasing of School Lands, of which Wenner was secretary, and with notable personalities in Oklahoma regarding Oklahoma history. Fred L. Wenner Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1887-1950

George J. and Ione Kubik papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2710
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Educator. Correspondence and scrapbooks (1924-1997) from the life of Tulsa, Oklahoma school teacher and principal George J. Kubik and his wife, Ione. George Kubik graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1939 with a Master of Arts degree in history.

Dates: 1924 - 1997

Glenn Jordan Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1097
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Historian. Research materials gathered by Jordan while preparing his dissertation on Joseph S. Murrow and Bacone College, including photocopies of Murrow's diary (1867-1869) and other works by Murrow.

Dates: 1867-1977

Gray Horse: St. John's School Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1042
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Textbooks used in the St. John's School for Osage Indian Boys, operated by the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of nearby Pawhuska. St. John's School Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1843-1902

Green McCurtain Collection

 Collection — Drawer: 8613
Identifier: WHC-M-391
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Indian Chief. Correspondence (1890-1916) to and from McCurtain and his personal secretary, George W. Scott, regarding the Choctaws' claims against the United States, and separate statehood for Indian Territory, including letters from Chiefs of other major Indian tribes in the Territory; maps of railroad rights-of-way and towns in the Choctaw Nation (1876-1908), published by its general council; publications (1896-1913) by various political parties and citizens groups in the Choctaw Nation; publications (1892-1916) of the U.S. government regarding mineral rights of the Choctaw Nation and Indian Territory; and personal journals of McCurtain. Green McCurtain Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1890-1916

Helen F. Holmes papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2572
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Historian and politician. Subject files (1876-1996) containing Helen Holmes's research notes and materials regarding the history of Guthrie, Oklahoma, and Logan County, Oklahoma. Also included in the collection are research materials on the history of Abell, Cashion, Cimarron City, Coulter, Coyle, Crescent, Langston, and Mulhall, Oklahoma. Specialized subject files include research materials on historic homes in and around Guthrie and on cemeteries, schools, and churches in Guthrie and Logan County, as well as annual narrative reports of extension work (1935-1961) reporting the activities of African-American 4-H clubs in Logan County.

Dates: 1876 - 1996

Hurley L. Henderson Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1593
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Black and white copy prints of Sentinel, Oklahoma, including photographs of street scenes, businesses, farming, cotton gins and baptisms.

Dates: 1910