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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

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

Peter Perkins Pitchlynn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-495
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Choctaw Chief. Correspondence of Pitchlynn with prominent citizens and family members in the Choctaw Nation; personal journals (1815) and diary (1828-1832) of Pitchlynn; official reports (1825-1841) of the Choctaw Academy in Kentucky; and Pitchlynn family records (1806-1867). Also includes a signed copy of the articles of surrender and peace negotiated between the Choctaw Nation and the United States at the close of the Civil War, and extensive correspondence reflecting the state of the Choctaw Nation just prior to and during the Civil War years, with special regard to slavery. Peter Pitchlynn Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1815-1922