Skip to main content Skip to search results

Showing Collections: 1 - 17 of 17

Armentrout Studio Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1549
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory and state, including street scenes, farming, businesses, railroads and industry.
Dates: 1889-1910

Charles Bismark Ames Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-9
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

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 Gordon Watts, Sr., Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1953
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

Judge. Correspondence (1907-1944) regarding Watts's personal affairs, his interest in the Democratic Party and in government at the state and local levels, and regarding the status of legal cases; plus publications (1914-1944) regarding politics and government.
Dates: 1907-1944

Charles Nathaniel Haskell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-262
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

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

Dorothy Johnson Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2535
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

Collection. Stories (n.d.) written by Matie Mowbray Thomas concerning the exploits of Deputy U.S. Marshal, Heck Thomas, including a transcription of a letter written by Isaac Parker recommending Thomas' appointment as marshal of U.S. courts for Oklahoma; Correspondence (1876-1960) concerning Heck Thomas, including a letter to Thomas from U.S. Senator Tom P. Gore, a letter to Bill Doolin from his wife, Edith, and a letter to Matie Thomas from Chris Madsen. Also includes magazine articles (1935) titled "Truth is Stranger than Fiction" and "Heck Thomas Collects" recounting the exploits of Heck Thomas as a railroad express messenger in Texas, and as U.S. deputy marshal in Indian Territory; and diaries (1889-1895) kept by Heck Thomas which include notations about cases, witnesses, etc.
Dates: 1876-1960

Earl L. Hennigh Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1511
Scope and Contents A black and white original print of Thomas P. Gore, United States Senator from Oklahoma.
Dates: 1908

General Personalities Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-2258
Scope and Contents Black and white copy and original prints of individuals, many of whom have historical ties to Indian Territory, Oklahoma Territory, and Oklahoma state, and to the University of Oklahoma. Included are Elias Boudinot, Billy Bowlegs, Thomas M. Buffington, Dennis W. Bushyhead, David Ross Boyd, Cyrus Byington, Samuel Checote, Lewis Downing, Geronimo, Thomas P. Gore, Patrick J. Hurley, Charles Journeycake, Josh Lee, Julien C. Monnet, Robert L. Owen, John Ridge, Major Ridge, John Ross, Sequoyah, Elmer Thomas, and Bud Wilkinson.
Dates: 1840-1980

Gore, Thomas P. (1870–1949)

 Collection — Box: Photo G-11
Identifier: WHC-P-2394
Scope and Contents Black-and-white original and copy prints of U.S. Senator Thomas P. Gore (Democrat, Oklahoma).
Dates: 1910 - 1949

Green McCurtain Collection

 Collection — Drawer: 8613
Identifier: WHC-M-391
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

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

Herbert Massey Peck Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1877
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

Attorney. Correspondence (1838-1961) regarding Mrs. Peck's ancestry, and Peck's contributions to Oklahoma and Oklahoma City, including a scrapbook of letters (1944) to Peck upon his retirement as President of the Oklahoma City Y.M.C.A. Correspondents include William F. Halsey, Frank Buttram, E.K. Gaylord, Robert S. Kerr, Elmer Thomas, Thomas P. Gore, and Robert Heffner. Herbert Massey Peck Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1838-1961

Jesse Lee Rader Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-508
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

University of Oklahoma librarian. Correspondence (1906-1953) from friends and colleagues regarding the Oklahoma Library Commission and the Oklahoma Library Association, and including a letter from University of Oklahoma President David Ross Boyd regarding the dismissal of Boyd, Rader and numerous faculty colleagues by Governor Charles N. Haskell; minutes (1925) of meetings of the Oklahoma Library Association; constitutions and bylaws (1905-1907) of the Oklahoma Library Association, and of University of Oklahoma student clubs including the Websterian Literary Society and Ka-nun-ta-klage Dramatic Club; Rader's student grade reports (1905-1906) from the University; publications (1901-1952); certificates (1904-1951); and a speech (1952) delivered by Rader at a dinner held in his honor.
Dates: 1901-1953

Martin Luther Turner Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1379
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

Financier. Correspondence (1888-1921), news clippings (1896-1921) and two scrapbooks (1896-1917) of news clippings and broadsides, regarding the life of Turner, his campaign for election as a U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, and his involvement with finance. Of special note are a number of letters (1916-1920) addressed to Turner from Brig. Gen. John J. Pershing requesting Turner's assistance in obtaining Pershing's promotion to the rank of Major General.
Dates: 1888-1921

Orel Busby Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-72
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

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

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 photographs...
Dates: 1900-1956

University of Oklahoma Archives, Arthur Grant Evans presidential records, RG03/01/02

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-U-3509
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

General Correspondence (1908-1910) including letters regarding the Lyman J. Abbott controversy; Miscellaneous subject files (1895-1911) including materials related to the Board of Regents meetings in 1908-1909; and a series of Oklahoma state legislative acts between 1895 and 1911.
Dates: 1895-1911 (inclusive)

Walter S. Ferguson Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1170
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Oklahoma outlaws, lawmen, agriculture, wild west shows, land openings, businesses, towns and cities, schools, settlers, members of the state government and of the U.S. Army. Also included are images of Cherokee, Osage, Delaware, Seminole, Comanche, Creek, and Apache Indians. Walter S. Ferguson Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1870-1920

William Matthew Tilghman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-614
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

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