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Melven Cornish Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1350
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Attorney. Case files (1903-1904) and letter books (1900-1905) from cases involving Choctaw and Chickasaw tribal citizenship claims; dockets (1903-1904) for the Southern and Central Divisions of the U.S. District Court for Indian Territory; an account book (1899) and a record book (1876) entitled "Proceedings of the Board of Chief Commissioners of the Court of Claims, Choctaw Nation"; along with clippings (1896-1907) and published court documents (1900-1940) relating to Choctaw and Chickasaw cases in U.S. courts. Cornish's law firm, Mansfield, McMurray and Cornish, represented the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations in cases involving tribal citizenship claims.
Dates: 1815-1943

Mrs. Alfred Mitchell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-410
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Typescripts of articles and poems written by the Creek Indian poet Alex Posey; also included are articles concerning Posey's activities while a member of the Dawes Commission, the opposition to allotment by the Snake Clan of Creek Indians, and Creek opposition to Oklahoma statehood. Mrs. Alfred Mitchell Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1895-1910

Warren P. Chaney Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-95
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Government employee. Correspondence, memoirs, recollections, allotment records, Civil War papers, clippings and other materials relating to Indian Territory, reflecting Chaney's experiences while traveling through the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations as clerk in charge of the Choctaw-Chickasaw Allotment Division of the Dawes Commission. Warren P. Chaney Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1864-1935