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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

Alice Lee Marriott Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-374
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Anthropologist. Correspondence (1926-1976) research notes and printed materials (1930-1968) collected by Marriott while researching her numerous books and articles on Native Americans. Included in the collection are manuscripts of her books"Maria, the Potter of San Ildefonso" "The Ten Grandmothers" "Little Annie" and "The Valley Below." Alice Lee Marriott Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1926-1976

Angie Elbertha Debo Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-967
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Historian. A galley proof and the original typescript for Debo's book"Geronimo" published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 1966; correspondence (1967-1972) written by Debo on behalf of Alaskan Indians to regain their tribal lands, and newspaper clippings (1953-1954) of Debo's column in the Daily Oklahoman. Also included in this collection is one file of correspondence (1939-1972) between Debo and officials of the Princeton University Press regarding the publication of her controversial book"And Still the Waters Run".

Debo's book "Geronimo" can be found in the Western History Library and the Main Library at E 99 .A6 G324.
Dates: 1939-1976

Arthur Norris Bragg Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1987
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Zoologist. Correspondence (1946-1967) with professional colleagues and associates regarding Bragg's research and publications; reprints of articles (1934-1968) regarding his subject field; and galley proofs and book manuscripts authored by Bragg regarding amphibious creatures and the zoology of Oklahoma. Arthur N. Bragg Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1934-1968

Bertram C. Broome Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-772
Abstract Author. Manuscripts of fictional stories by Broome relating to the late 1800's in the American Southwest, including "Pagan of the Mesa" "Navajo Gold""Injun Toll" and "Trail Dust"; correspondence (1927-1934); and watercolors and ink drawings by Broome.
Dates: 1890-1937

Charles B. Rhodes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-520
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U.S. Marshal. Correspondence (1895-1946) regarding the Indian Territory Day Celebration of 1939, and Thomas Rhodes' World War I experience; certificates (1864-1912); clippings (1905-1950) and a scrapbook (n.d.) regarding lawmen, outlaws, judges, and Rhodes; the score (1894) of a patriotic hymn composed by a youth from Indian Territory; poetry and short stories (1894-1942) by various persons regarding Belle Starr, the Creek National Councilhouse at Okmulgee, and Oklahoma; and publications (1908-1938) including programs of the 1908 reunion of former U.S. marshals, and of the 45th anniversary of the First National Bank of Vinita, Oklahoma. Also in this collection is a manuscript (n.d.), presumably by Rhodes, regarding the U.S. District Court at Fort Smith, Arkansas, and its judge, Isaac C. Parker. Charles B. Rhodes Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1864-1950

Charles C. Bush, II, Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-73
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Professor. Instructional materials and student papers from collegiate history courses at the University of Oklahoma; manuscripts and published materials regarding various historical events; correspondence to and from Bush regarding historical events and research; and an original letter (1829) regarding Tecumseh and the Battle of the Thames of 1813, written by a soldier who participated in the battle. Charles C. Bush Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1829-1965

Charles Elijah Decker Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-154
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University of Oklahoma professor. General correspondence (1911-1957); papers (1923-1950) of the University of Oklahoma chapter of the geology fraternity, Sigma Gamma Epsilon; correspondence (1925-1942), membership lists, and expense records (1934-1935) from the Oklahoma Academy of Science; manuscripts, reprints and research correspondence (1932-1934, n.d.) from Decker's research on Oklahoma geology and on graptolites; correspondence (1925-1946) and notebooks (n.d.) concerning the Methodist Episcopal Church in Norman, Oklahoma; correspondence and printed material (1931-1952) concerning the University of Oklahoma; and correspondence and printed material (1913-1955) from various universities and geological associations. Charles Elijah Decker Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1861-1957

Charles Francis Colcord Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-115
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Civic leader and businessman. Correspondence (1910-1935) relating to Colcord's oil and other business activities; general correspondence (1909-1930) to Colcord, filed alphabetically, and correspondence (1909-1930) from Colcord, his wife, Harriet Scoresby Colcord, his sons, Ray and Sidney Colcord, and his brother, Will C. Colcord; genealogical material concerning the Colcord family; scrapbooks and newspaper clippings (1910-1934) relating to Colcord, including some concerning the 1934 Charles F. Urschel kidnapping case, for which Colcord offered a reward; miscellaneous printed material (1920-1934) collected by Colcord; and a manuscript of his autobiography, published in 1970.This collection contains material from about 1904 to about 1938, with the majority of the material being from 1910-1934. Personal and business letters and legal and...
Dates: 1909-1935

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

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

Chi Upsilon Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2048
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Professional geology society for women. Correspondence (1919-1941), minutes of meetings (1920-1921), constitutions and by-laws (1920-1955), newspaper articles (n.d.), and manuscripts (1919-1937) regarding the establishment, history, members and operation of the Alpha (University of Oklahoma) Chapter of Chi Upsilon, which was its founding order.
Dates: 1919-1955

Cleo Eugene Heflin Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1067
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Author. Correspondence, research notes, journal articles and one manuscript of an unpublished article regarding the Caddo Indians. Cleo Eugene Heflin Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1950-1981

Cortez Arthur Milton Ewing Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-190
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University of Oklahoma professor. Manuscripts (1933-1961) of Ewing's papers on political theory, and his book "Essentials of American Government"; research materials (ca. 1930-1960); including information on impeachment and primary elections; lecture notes (ca. 1920-1930), and other teaching materials (ca. 1930-1960); correspondence (ca. 1930-1960); and speeches (ca. 1920-1950), all relating to American government.
Dates: 1910-1961

Daisy Lemon Coldiron Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-116
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Poet. Correspondence (1920-1941) concerning the Oklahoma Tuberculosis Association, including financial reports, and local candidates' positions on political issues such as women's suffrage, and with various publishers; a ledger (1924-1937) listing poem titles, publishers, and payments; and scrapbooks (1920-1941) containing published and unpublished poems, essays and greeting card manuscripts, copies of Mrs. Coldiron's column"Letters From Aunt Sallie" and articles from literary and political sources. Also included in the collection is a typed manuscript of "Ballads of the Plains" which was published posthumously in 1950.
Dates: 1920-1950

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

Dr. William M. Gallaher Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1021
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Physician. Correspondence (1925-1950); manuscripts on various medical topics; account ledgers and day books from Gallaher's general practice in Shawnee, Oklahoma; and publications (1950-1954) concerning Oklahoma medical laws and the health and pension plans of the Rock Island Railroad.
Dates: 1925-1954

Edwin C. McReynolds Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1756
Abstract Correspondence (1945-1965); research notes on the Southern United States, the Civil War, Missouri, and Oklahoma; manuscripts (1930-1980) of historical books and articles; clippings and printed material on President John F. Kennedy, and on McReynolds, a University of Oklahoma history professor, 1943-1960. Edwin C. McReynolds Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: approximately. 1930-1967

Elsbeth Estelle Freudenthal Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-207
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Economist and author. Correspondence (ca. 1940-1950); research notes (ca. 1900-1950); manuscripts (ca. 1900-1950); printed material (1930-1953); and a bibliography (ca. 1930), all relating to the history of aviation, and Latin American aviation with an emphasis on Alberto Santos-Dumont and Pan American Airways. Elsbeth Estelle Freudenthal Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1900-1953

Emmett Caldwell Searcy Collection

 Collection
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

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 Guild Bruce Gardner Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-214
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Author. Book manuscripts by Gardner, including "Woman: Her Power and Glory" and "Lillie of Six-Shooter Junction"; correspondence and clippings (1940-1953) regarding Gardner and the publication of her books; musical scores (1942-1944); and publications (1940-1948) concerning the Wichita Mountains Easter Pageant. Florence Guild Bruce Gardner Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1940-1953

Frank Bryan Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-65
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Geologist. Correspondence (1928-1932) concerning arrowheads with Gilbert Floyd of England and others; two copies of a manuscript entitled "The Llano Estacado" and one copy of a manuscript entitled "Lewisville: Its Place in the Pleistocene Picture." Frank Bryan Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1928-1958

Fred Lincoln Wenner Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-652
Scope and Contents 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

Frederick M. and A. Marguerite Baumgartner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1923
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Ornithologists. Correspondence (1930-1978), research notes (1930-1978) and preliminary manuscripts regarding the habits and species of birds indigenous to Oklahoma (1979-1987), compiled by the Drs. Baumgartner while writing their book "Oklahoma Bird Life.".
Dates: 1930-1987

Gaston Litton Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2065
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Archivist. Manuscripts and published materials (1849-1987) relating to the history of the Five Civilized Tribes, Oklahoma history, and Litton's career with the National Archives, the University of Oklahoma archives, and librarianship in Latin America.
Dates: 1849-1987

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 Milburn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1701
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Author. Correspondence (1912-1966), research notes, and manuscripts of articles (1931-1957) by Milburn; Little Blue Books (1926-1927) written by Milburn; periodicals (1929-1954) which include articles by Milburn; and clippings (1936-1966) concerning Milburn, a native of Coweta, Oklahoma. George Milburn Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1912-1966

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