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Abraham Jefferson Seay Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-550
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Oklahoma Territorial Governor. An autobiography (1893) of Seay; a biography (1915) of Seay, including a family history, written by Clark Brown; typescripts of Seay's diaries (1862-1864, 1892-1893), the earliest kept during his service as a Union soldier during the Civil War, and the latter kept during his term as Territorial Governor; and typescripts of letters (1905-1909) sent and received by Seay after his retirement from public office.
Dates: 1862-1915

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

Arza Bailey Collins and John O. Arnold Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-919
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Government employee. Diaries (1912-1933) kept by Collins recording his travel and activities as a U.S. farmer for the Sac and Fox Agency; correspondence relating to lease disputes, weekly reports (1922-1925) to the Shawnee Agent, and other records relating to the Sac and Fox and Iowa Indians in Oklahoma. Arza Bailey Collins Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1907-1936

Bob Johnson Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2080
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Collector. A short, typewritten copy of a travel diary (1908) on traveling through Kansas and Oklahoma, along with copies of three letters (1849-1873). One letter is from Beni Wingate writing from Ft. Gibson, Indian Territory, in 1850 regarding family matters; the second is from George Mower, writing from the Platte River in Nebraska Territory in 1849 and commenting on what he had seen since leaving St. Joseph, Missouri; and the third (1873) is a brief letter of introduction for a salesman operating out of Denison, Texas.
Dates: 1849-1908

Charles W. Hamilton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1044
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Petroleum geologist. Geological reports for Oklahoma, Venezuela, and Mexico; materials concerning oil production in the Middle East and Central and South America; correspondence (1912-1922) with Mexican Gulf Oil Company; Hamilton's family correspondence (1909-1926), some (1914) concerning the Mexican Revolution; general business correspondence (1911-1923), some with Everette L. DeGolyer; Hamilton's geology class notes (1914-1915); Hamilton's diary (1912-1914); and a draft of a book-length work by Hamilton entitled "Americans in the Middle East." Charles W. Hamilton Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1909-1962

Courtland Matson Feuquay Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-194
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Attorney and state senator. General correspondence (1915-1940) of Feuquay; his personal correspondence (1923-1925) as a state senator; Works Progress Administration Work Relief Lists (1934-1935); case records (1917-1948) of railroad litigation in which Feuquay served as counsel; Selective Service Directives (1941-1946); American Legion papers (1919-1924), including "40 et 8" materials; a diary (1885) of Feuquay's grandfather, W.B. Holland; and an account book (1905-1908) of Feuquay's father, J.W. Feuquay.
Dates: 1885-1948

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

Dorothy Johnson Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2535
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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 Roaine Rhoads Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2552
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U.S. Marine. Correspondence (1936–1944) from Rhoads to his brother Sherman, his sister-in-law Ruth, and his nieces Shirley and Gaytha, from military posts in the United States, Iceland, and Guam. The collection also includes correspondence between family members including Rhoads’s parents, Shirley and Lettie Rhoads, and his sister Della. The collection contains a diary (1942) kept by Rhoads while in Iceland; funeral register pages and a funeral announcement (1949) when his body was returned to the United States along with the U.S. flag covering his coffin; Rhoads’s military identification card; six medals, including the Purple Heart; and war ration books used by the Rhoads family during the war.
Dates: 1936-1949

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

Fayette Copeland, Jr., Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-933
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University of Oklahoma professor. Correspondence (1841-1968); research notes concerning George Wilkins Kendall, Kate Barnard, and journalism in New Orleans following the Civil War; book reviews (1910-1961); publications (1886-1961); and manuscripts (1892-1953) of Fayette Copeland, Edith Copeland, and others, regarding the University of Oklahoma School of Journalism, the Copelands' writings, and George Wilkins Kendall. Included in this collection are typescripts of correspondence, financial records and personal journals of Kendall.
Dates: 1841-1961

Florence Graves Miller Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2858
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Professor. Correspondence (1942-1945) from former students serving in the armed forces during World War II; journals (1904-1950) recounting her early experiences as an educator first in Mississippi and later in Oklahoma in the early days of statehood; Miller's teaching materials; and various clippings, poems, quotations, and sermons (1935-1968).
Dates: 1904-1968

Foress B. Lillie Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-359
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Pharmacist. General correspondence (1887-1920); diaries (1886-1920); printed materials (ca. 1895-1934), including postcards, greeting cards and periodicals; scrapbooks (n.d.) regarding the history of Guthrie, Oklahoma; correspondence (1887-1889) relating to the passage of pharmacy laws in Oklahoma; a minute book (1889-1921) of the Oklahoma Territorial Board of Pharmacy; the constitution of the Oklahoma Pharmaceutical Association (1907); reports (1906-1907) to the territorial governors from the State Board of Pharmacy; along with ledgers and correspondence (1887-1901) from Lillie's Drug Store, Guthrie, Oklahoma. Foress B. Lillie Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1872-1949

Frank S. Cleckler Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2016
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Philanthropist. Correspondence (1923-1974), financial records (1922-1978), travel logs (1964-1978) of trips to Australia, the Pacific and the Near and Far East, and posters (ca. 1940) by British Railways. Also included are publications (1941-1963), including travel booklets.
Dates: 1922-1978

Frederica Dewey Marrs Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-376
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Collector. Commissions, orders, and property reports (1881-1906) regarding Frederick Stanley Dewey's service as both a contract surgeon and as an assistant surgeon with the U.S. Army in the Philippines; correspondence (1898-1912) regarding a lawsuit over a land claim in Oklahoma Territory; matriculation cards and notices of examination results (1877-1879) from St. Louis Medical College; and a journal (1884), all belonging to Frederick S. Dewey. Also included are commissions, orders, property reports and discharge papers (1861-1867) of George H. Dewey from his service as assistant surgeon with the 11th and 109th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiments. Frederica Dewey Marrs Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1861-1912

G. D. Boirun Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-749
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Farmer. A ledger (1897-1901) listing prices and types of liquor sold in a saloon in Burnett, Indian Territory; a ledger (1917-1921) in which Boirun chronicled the weather and day-to-day activities on his farm near Burnett, including a record of farm sales and purchases (1897-1902); and a letter (1908) from Mrs. Boirun's sister describing the problems of farming in the Van Alstyne, Texas area. G.D. Boirum Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1897-1921

Gary Giessmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2156
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Collector. Letters (1862-1863) from Union soldier, Robert Stansberry, to his family; business records (1904-1929) from the Southwest Merchandise Company; Sanders family correspondence and records (1870-1957); a diary (1886) by an unknown author recounting a trip from Carrolton, Arkansas, to Indian Territory; letters (1918) from Charles Robert Edgerly to his family regarding his military training; and various printed materials including pocket editions of the New Testament, song books, and medical books.
Dates: 1862-1994

George Miksch Sutton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1816
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Ornithologist. General correspondence (1943-1982) of Sutton; manuscripts (ca. 1920-1967), diaries, and field notes (1814-1920); artifacts relating to ornithology; dissertations of his students; lantern slides (1929-1930) hand-tinted by Sutton which were taken on Southampton Island, Canada; and E.D. Crabb's field notes on Oklahoma birds. George M. Sutton Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: ca. 1914-1982

George Rainey Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1992
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Author. Correspondence (1902-1954) of Rainey; newspaper clippings (1910-1954), including reviews of Rainey's books and other articles relating to the Rainey familiy and Oklahoma history; diaries and notebooks (1880-1940), pamphlets and booklets (1903-1968), and manuscripts by Rainey and others, relating to Oklahoma and U.S. history; certificates (1905-1937); a pocket copy of a patent (1904) for an adding machine; and a billfold carried by Rainey in the Oklahoma Land Run of 1893. George Rainey Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1874-1976

Gilbert Courtland Fite Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1007
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Historian. Reports, correspondence and publications (1926-1952) regarding the Mt. Rushmore National Monument, including correspondence (1925-1940) from its creator, Gutzon Borglum; photocopies of his diary (1925); papers regarding South Dakota Governor Peter Norbeck; a manuscript by Fite regarding consumer cooperatives; official files (1966-1967) of the search committee appointed to recommend a candidate for the office of President of the University of Oklahoma; personal files regarding agricultural farm relief programs; and a typescript of the diary (1932-1933) of George Peek. Gilbert Courtland Fite Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1925-1967

Henry Benjamin Bass Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-734
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Material from Bass's participation with the Oklahoma Civil War Centennial Commission, including general correspondence and correspondence regarding Abraham Lincoln (1962-1965); subject files regarding Civil War historical sites, events and personalities; and programs received from other state commissions. Also, Bass's travel diaries (1943-1966); correspondence (1933-1936) to and from patriotic societies; correspondence (1935-1940) from J. Edgar Hoover regarding conferences on crime; speeches (1935-1940) by Hoover; and reports from conferences regarding crime. Henry Benjamin Bass Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1861-1966

Indian War Veterans Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1095
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Veterans organization. Correspondence, including personal data sheets on Indian War veterans and letters requesting assistance in obtaining pensions, etc.; diary extracts describing experiences in various Indian wars, especially from 1860-1900, against the Dakotas, Cheyennes, Paiutes, Arapahos, Kiowas, Comanches, and Apaches; a manuscript written by Gen. T.H. Slavens, entitled "San Carlos, Arizona in the Eighties; The Land of the Apache" describing the Indian activity around San Carlos, 1849-1894; and publications, including issues of "Winners of the West" (1937-1944)"The Veteran Corps Bulletin" (1952, 1954)"William McKinley Camp Bulletin" (1954)"Warpath" (1955-1956), and the proceedings of the 25th annual convention of Indian War veterans. Indian War Veterans Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1937-1956

James Reagles, Jr., Collection

 Collection — Box: R-45
Identifier: WHC-M-1828
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Soldier. Correspondence (1866-1868) to and from Reagle regarding personal matters as well as his assignments at Fort Arbuckle, Indian Territory, with descriptions of the Indians of various tribes with whom he came into contact; and Reagles's diary (1864-1867), in which he recorded his experiences as a Union soldier in Virginia during the Civil War and his post-war service with the U.S. 10th Cavalry at Fort Arbuckle. In the diary Reagle recorded prominent Comanche, Choctaw and Chickasaw words and their English translations, a Caddo drinking song, and recipes for "elixirs of life." Of special note are his impressions of the Indians, his history of the Comanches through 1867, and drawing of a Caddo village he visited in 1867. James Reagle Jr. Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1864-1868

John Andrew Simpson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-567
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Correspondence (1917-1934) with Simpson regarding Oklahoma Farmers' Union and National Farmers' Union policies, issues and activities, including financial papers and meeting minutes of both organizations, and Simpson's nomination for the office of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in Franklin Roosevelt's first cabinet. Correspondents include Franklin Roosevelt, Huey P. Long, Henry Morgenthau, James A. Farley and Elmer Thomas. Also in the collection are diaries (1924-1934), transcripts of radio and other speeches (1919-1933), clippings (n.d.) and newspapers (1917-1934) all relating to farm topics.
Dates: 1917-1934

Lewis Spencer Salter Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1054
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Teacher. Typescript of a diary kept by Anna K. Wood as she travelled to the border of the Cherokee Outlet from Denver, Colorado to participate in the 1893 land run; minutes (1912-1921) of the Arthur Foote Music Club at the University of Oklahoma; a roster (1898) of soldiers in Company "M" of the 1st Volunteer Infantry Regiment of Indian Territory; and a published history (1933) of the Men's Dinner Club in Oklahoma City. Lewis Spencer Salter Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1893-1933

Mary E. Grimes Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1038
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Teacher. Correspondence (1916-1950) with family and friends; diaries (1919 and 1941); and photographs, scrapbooks, and sheet music reflecting Grimes' life and career as a music teacher at Walters (Oklahoma) High School, and her community service activities.
Dates: 1910-1950

Otha Wilkinson Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2166
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Minister and evangelist. Letter from Otha Wilkinson to family members in McCloud, Oklahoma, describing his journey from Oklahoma to California (1896); eight diaries kept by Wilkinson detailing his evangelizing activities in Oklahoma, Kansas, and the west and midwest (1891-1907); and newsclippings about church meetings and happenings in several Oklahoma Territory towns (1903).
Dates: 1891-1907

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

Richard D. Gamble Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1995
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History professor. Photocopies of correspondence (1853-1854) from the letterbook of the commanding officer of the garrison at Fort Union, New Mexico; typescript of the diary (1853-1854) of Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly, entitled "Diary of a Journey to California, 1853-1854"; photocopies of articles on the founding of D'Hanis, Texas, and on exploring expeditions through the American Southwest; and notecards (n.d.) made by Gamble while conducting historical research on the Southwest.
Dates: 1853-1866