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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

Adolphus Edward Perry Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1879
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Politician. Correspondence (1907-1936) regarding the Republican and Progressive Parties in national and Oklahoma state elections; typed lists (1908-1920) of Republican Party officers and leaders in Oklahoma; the proceedings (1908) of the Republican Party Convention in the state's fourth Congressional district; and newspaper articles (1908-1939) regarding Perry's career and death. A.E. Perry Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1907-1939

Andrew N. “Jack” Boatman Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-47
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Attorney. Correspondence regarding Oklahoma politics and the University of Oklahoma Alumni Association, of which Boatman was president in 1924 and 1925.

Dates: 1922-1951

Annie Stewart Higham Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1148
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Black and white original prints of Sac and Fox, Ponca, Comanche, Oto, and Cheyenne Indians.

Dates: 1896

Archer Hunter Watson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1297
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Correspondence from Watson to his fiancee regarding the controversy arising over the decision to move the capital of Oklahoma from Guthrie to Oklahoma City, reflecting Watson's inside knowledge of the conflict from his position as a State Corporation Commissioner. Also included is a news clipping regarding the hostility of citizens of Shawnee to Commissioner Watson's support for Oklahoma City as the site of the state's capital.

Dates: 1910

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

Bayard Taylor Hainer Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-245
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Judge. Correspondence (1906-1927); commissions and appointments (1898-1906) to the Oklahoma Territory Supreme Court; certifications as attorney (1897-1909); press excerpts (1906-1926); and clippings (1900-1933) concerning Hainer's career as an Oklahoma Territorial Supreme Court Justice and Federal Trade Commission attorney. Bayard Taylor Hainer Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1887-1933

Benjamin F. Overton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-467
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Typescripts of correspondence, editorials and newspaper items concerning Overton's term as Governor of the Chickasaw Nation and the Permit Law of 1876. The editorials are by G. McPherson, editor of the Star-Vindicator of McAlester, Oklahoma.

Dates: 1874-1906

Burbank Murray Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1280
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Engineer. Correspondence to Murray from friends and relatives, including his mother, Alice (1931-1938) and father, William H. (1932-1952). Also included is correspondence from Murray's brothers, Massena, Billy and Johnston, and from his sister, Jean. Subjects include Murray family affairs, William H. Murray's term as governor of Oklahoma, Murray's Colony in Bolivia, and his views regarding Oklahoma, politicians, World War II, the future of the United States and Mexico, and family members. Burbank Murray Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1928-1974

C. Johnson Harris Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-257
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Typescripts of newspaper articles on Cherokee governmental issues during Harris's tenure as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation and his service in the Cherokee Senate, including allotment, the Dawes Commission, land transfers and tribal politics.

Dates: 1892-1922

Carlton Weaver Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-646
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Newspaper editor. Correspondence (1906-1924) to and from Weaver, regarding the prospects for and operation of a newspaper in Ada, Oklahoma, and regarding Ku Klux Klan activities, especially political activities, in Oklahoma.

Dates: 1906-1924

Charles Bismark Ames Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-9
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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 Duncan Campbell Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-80
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Oilman and postmaster. Correspondence (1905-1907) from W.E. Campbell concerning his oil company and the Prairie Oil Company, his purchase of a Tulsa, Oklahoma sub-division, and the introduction of a land purchasing bill before the 1907 Oklahoma legislature. Also included in the collection is a letter (1907) from T.S. Boyers concerning Boyers' family history, and letters (1901) concerning Campbell's appointment as postmaster of Apache, Oklahoma Territory. Charles Duncan Campbell Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1901-1921

Charles Nathaniel Haskell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-262
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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

Chickasaw Nation Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1085
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Typescripts of laws (1871-1881) and newspaper articles (1874-1933) relating to the lands, institutions and the affairs of the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.

Dates: 1871-1933

Clarence Allen Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-702
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Cartoonist. One autographed print of a painting of Will Rogers by Allen, two newspaper clippings regarding Allen, several cartoons by Allen from the Tulsa Tribune and one program of an event by a social club spoofing Oklahoma politics and politicians of 1968. Clarence Allen Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1952-1968

Cyrus H. Harris Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-258
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Typescripts of newspaper articles on Chickasaw Nation governmental issues such as tribal factionalism, elections, schools and the allotment of land during Harris' tenure as Governor of the Chickasaw Nation.

Dates: 1872-1905

D. B. and Garner G. Collums Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2144
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Collectors. Unpublished manuscripts (n.d.) by Garner G. Collums; correspondence (ca. 1940-1955), including personal, military, and rejection letters from publishers; newspaper clippings (ca. 1930-1950); certificates and diplomas of D.B. and Garner G. Collums; and posters and photographs.

Dates: 1915-1976

Dave H. Boyer Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-58
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Politician. Correspondence regarding Boyer's term in the Oklahoma State Senate, a political appointment for his son Wilfred (1931), and his own appointment as Senate Auditor (1933). Dave H. Boyer Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1913-1946

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

Douglas H. Johnston Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-322
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Typescripts of various laws, speeches and special messages made by Johnston as Governor of the Chickasaw Nation before the Chickasaw Legislature, on issues such as tribal government, land, mineral resources, finances, claims, education and the ownership of slaves.

Dates: 1896-1936

Edwin C. McReynolds Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1756
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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

Frank J. Boudinot Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-53
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Politician. Typescripts of newspaper editorials and articles regarding the activities of Boudinot, an attorney and political leader in the Cherokee Nation, and the Keetowah Society.

Dates: 1893-1910

Frank Phillips Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1133
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints, copy prints and glass plate negatives of the Apache, Comanche, Delaware, Temeculz, Kawaiisu, Creek, Umatilla, Chippewa, Paiute, Sioux, Oto, Choctaw, Pawnee, Osage, Ponca, Mohave, Kickapoo, Taos, Pueblo, Yuma, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Crow, Navajo, Kiowa, Tonkawa, Sac and Fox, Kalispel, Kutenai, Flathead, Spokan, Attu, Quileute, Seminole, Wasco, Modoc, Shasta, Yakima, Shoshoni, Kiowa-Apache, Skitswish, Cheyenne, Shawnee, Nez Perce, Arapaho, Caddo, Wichita, Yakima, Makah, and Blackfoot Indians. Also includes images of mining, the oil industry, the military, agriculture, the range cattle industry, education, and transportation in Oklahoma Territory, Oklahoma state, and Indian Territory. Scenes of the towns of McAlester, Edmond, Alva, Weatherford, Pawhuska, Clairemore, Ponca City, Purcell, Duncan, Noble, Lexington, Shawnee, Beaver. Plainview, Lavern, Henryetta, Atoka, Tahlequah, Guthrie, Tishomingo, and Eufaula are included. In addition the first year of...
Dates: 1870-1930

Frankie Colbert Murray Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-1716
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Correspondence (1927-1980) regarding William Henry Murray, Sr. (Governor of Oklahoma, 1931-1935), Johnston Murray (Governor of Oklahoma, 1951-1955), Burbank Murray and Massena Bancroft Murray, William H. Murray, Sr.'s sons, and Frankie Colbert (Mrs. Massena B.) Murray; printed material (1924-1950) regarding the Democratic Party; and clippings (1950-1985) regarding William H. Murray and Johnston Murray. Frankie Colbert Murray Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1924-1985

George Washington Hill Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-1168
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Merchant. Land titles and deeds (1858-1879) from Georgia and the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory; entrance ticket to the 1900 Democratic National Convention; minutes (1900) of the Vinita, Indian Territory Democratic Club; election poll list and tally sheet (1907) from Vinita, Cherokee Nation; and a court document (1886) from the Cooweescoowee District Court, Cherokee Nation.

Dates: 1858-1907

Governor David Hall Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2176
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Governor. Papers (1970-1974) of Oklahoma Governor David Hall including appointments; radio speeches and press files; correspondence concerning pardons and paroles; and press releases concerning federal disaster relief for droughts and a tornado.

Dates: 1970-1974

Guy K. Horton Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-2088
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Attorney and state legislator. An unpublished, typewritten memoir (c. 1979) of Horton's life in southwestern Oklahoma as an attorney and state legislator. The memoir contains reference to his family, his boyhood, his college years, and especially of Oklahoma politics and his career as a state legislator.

Dates: 1979

Henry Simpson Johnston Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-323
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Oklahoma governor. Correspondence (1900-1960) relating to Johnston's political and legal careers, and to his affiliation with various fraternal organizations; speeches and other papers (1914-1930) relating to his election campaigns; legal papers (1909-1934) documenting court cases with which Johnston was involved; and printed material and newspaper clippings (1920-1960) collected by Johnston. Henry S. Johnston Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1891-1960

Historic Oklahoma subject files

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Identifier: WHC-M-285
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Vertical File. Newspaper clippings and brochures containing information on selected subjects, events, and places significant to Oklahoma history. This inventory (finding aid) lists the name of each folder in this collection.

Dates: 1900 - 2016

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