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Ada Depenbrink Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-830
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Binger, Oklahoma. Includes businesses, social activities and family portraits.
Dates: 1902 - 1908

Ada Public Library Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-800
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of businesses, street scenes and buildings, railroads, farm scenes, families, schools and recreation in Ada, Roff and Wetumka, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1900-1937

Alice Lee Marriott Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1405
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Navajo, Kiowa, Seminole, Pueblo, Cherokee, and Apache Indians. Also included are photographs of baskets from the Aleut, Apache, Attu, Cahuilla, Chemehuevi, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Clallam, Eskimo, Delaware, Havasupai, Haida, Hupa, Klikitat, Kickapoo, Karok, Klamath, Lillooet, Maidu, Makah, Modoc, Mono, Navajo, Nez Perce, Nootka, Paiute, Papago, Penobscot, Pima, Pomo, Pueblo, Hopi, Quinault, Seneca, Shoshoni, Tlingit, Ntlakyapamuk, Umatilla, Wailaki, Wasco, Washo, Winnebago, and Yokut tribes. The collection also contains views of archaeological work in the southwest United States, including Oklahoma City, Fort Sill, Okeene, Anadarko, Idabel, and Ardmore, Oklahoma; San Ildefonso, Santa Fe and Chimayo, New Mexico; and San Antonio, Texas. Alice Marriott Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1960

Andrew Alexander Forbes Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1658
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints and glass plate negatives, taken by Andrew Alexander Forbes. Includes scenes of the range cattle industry in western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory, sodhouses, railroad construction, the United States Army, buffalo, andalso of Sac and Fox and Cheyenne Indians.
Dates: 1880-1900

Andrew Beattie Walker Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1332
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Dentist. News clippings (1961-1972) regarding the history of the Fairview Republican newspaper and Quapaw, Oklahoma; manuscripts (n.d.) regarding the history of the Bank of Fairview and the arrival of the railroad in that city; a savings account record book (1903) of the Bank of Fairview; a letter (1903) regarding the Oklahoma Dental Association (Oklahoma Territory) and the Board of Dental Examiners (Oklahoma Territory); and a certificate of practice (1903) issued to Dr. Walker by the Board. Andrew Beattie Walker Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1903-1972

Armand E. Gibson Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1595
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Dustin, Indian Territory and Oklahoma, including scenes of businesses, railroads, farming, and cotton gins. The collection also contains a scene of Cromwell, Oklahoma and a photograph of Creek Indians.
Dates: 1890-1920

Armentrout Studio Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1549
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory and state, including street scenes, farming, businesses, railroads and industry.
Dates: 1889-1910

Arthur H. Geissler Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1025
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Diplomat. Scrapbooks containing news clippings, magazine articles, government documents, pamphlets, photographs, handbills, and memorabilia accumulated by Geissler while serving as United States Ambassador to Guatemala and reflecting events throughout Central America for the period 1922-1928.
Dates: 1895-1928

Arthur James Williams Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1679
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of sawmills, quarries, lime kilns, lumber yards, glass factories, smelters, oil wells and storage tanks, and ranches in Oklahoma. The collection includes photographs of numerous Oklahoma cities and towns; the University of Oklahoma; of railroads, automobiles, and airplanes; of Apache, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, Sioux, and Wichita Indians; of limestone and gypsum deposits in Oklahoma; and of the Oklahoma salt plains. Quanah Parker, Wanda Parker, Hollow Horn Bear, Hunting Horse, Mad Wolf, Geronimo, Bear Claw, and Amy Toughfeathers are among the photographs of individuals in the collection.
Dates: 1910-1940

Audley P. Swearingen Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1401
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints and glass plate negatives of the settlement of Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory. The collection includes images of street scenes, businesses, building construction, Guthrie as a tent city, railroads, and the United States military at Guthrie.
Dates: 1889-1905

Bill Snodgrass Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1743
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A term paper by Snodgrass entitled"Early Development of Labor Unions in Oklahoma" detailing the rise of labor guilds, brotherhoods and unions in Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory.
Dates: 1959

Birdie Steward Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1426
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of railroad construction near Okay, Oklahoma, and mining activties near Bromide, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1949

Boomer Literature Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-758
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Flyers, leaflets, and handbills advertising the lands in Oklahoma Territory, both settled and unsettled. Also contains a proclamation (1893) by Territorial Governor William Renfrow and a commencement ceremony program (1882) from Indian University in Muskogee, Indian Territory.
Dates: 1859-1905

Burbank Murray Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1696
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of the William H. (Alfalfa Bill) Murray family. Includes a scene of Alfalfa Bill with the Oklahoma National Guard during the Red River Bridge War with Texas, the inauguration of Alfalfa Bill, the Oklahoma National Guard at Fort Sill, U. S. Army airplanes, and the Murray family and colonists in Bolivia.
Dates: 1880-1970

Bureau of Land Management Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1553
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of the towns of Lawton, El Reno, Perry and White Rock, Oklahoma Territory. The collection includes scenes of settlement, businesses, railroads, the opening of the Cherokee Strip, the land drawing at El Reno, and a wagon train of settlers during the Land Run of 1889.
Dates: 1893-1901

Camargo, Oklahoma Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1691
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Camargo, Oklahoma scenes of railroad accidents, sod houses, businesses and farming activities.
Dates: 1910-1915

Charles E. Winters Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-2207
Scope and Contents Black and white copy and original prints of railroads in Oklahoma and Arkansas. The collection also contains scenes of Fort Smith and Western Railroad locomotives and rolling stock.
Dates: 1902-1940

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Company Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-703
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Corporate records arranged in five functional sub-groups of executive files; legal files; engineering records; property accounting; and real estate and industrial development records. Record series of the executive sub-group include minutes (1905-1915, 1947-1975); annual reports (1884-1908, 1915-1932, 1941, 1948-1975); subject files (1900-1984); monthly letters to the Board of Directors (1921-1972); correspondence (1913-1976); corporate files of associated railroads (1910-1975); liquidation files (1968-1984); and stock ledgers (1853-1864; 1906-1933). In the legal sub-group are: subject files (ca. 1925-1979); correspondence (1969-1976); contracts (1900-1910, 1930, 1950-1960); merger files-Union Pacific (1963-1975); merger files-other railroads (1920-1980); litigation files (1830-1960); legislation files-state level (1908-1920); and...
Dates: 1853-1984

Choctaw Nation Papers Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-105
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Legislation, laws and resolutions (1896-1910) of the Choctaw Nation; typescripts of newspaper articles (1868-1936) concerning elections, allotment of tribal lands, and the Dawes Commission; and four ledgers containing the journals and minutes (1902-1911) of the Choctaw National Council.
Dates: 1868-1936

Cities Service Oil and Gas Corporation Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1677
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Cities Service Oil and Gas Corporation operations, facilities, and employees. Included are scenes of the oil industry in California, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming, and in Canada and Colombia, along with photographs of Bartlesville, Indian Territory and Oklahoma, Tulsa, Seminole, Oklahoma City, Cushing, Ponca City, Dilworth, Pleasant Valley, Okmulgee, and Tallant, Oklahoma. There are also photographs of numerous Cities Service Oil and Gas Corporation employees, and of Osage Indians, icluding Mo She To Moi, Black Dog, Bacon Rind, and Tse Mah Hah.
Dates: 1885-1978

Clyde Ward Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1670
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Marlow, Oklahoma, and the Waters family.
Dates: 1900-1940

Colorado Mining Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1684
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of mines and mining at Cripple Creek, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Leadville, and Victor, Colorado. The collection also contains some scenes of cattle ranching and Pikes Peak.
Dates: 1907

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

Cunningham-Prettyman Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1150
Scope and Contents Black and white original glass plate negatives with copy prints of Cheyenne, Nez Perce, Kiowa, Sac and Fox, Pawnee, Ponca, Apache, Iowa, Kickapoo, Shawnee, Cherokee, Creek, Sioux, Kaw, Osage, and Oto Indians. Also includes scenes of farming, ranching, wild west shows, railroads, oil wells and Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory.
Dates: 1880-1910

Denver and Salt Lake Railroad Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2096
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A booklet entitled "Over the 'Moffat Road' to the Top of the World" by Tom Jones.
Dates: 1911

Don L. Hofsommer Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1693
Scope and Contents Black-and-white copy prints of railroad depots at Pauls Valley and Byars, Indian Territory; Wanette, Newkirk, Tecumseh, Shawnee, Meeker, Payson, Sparks, Chuckaho, Kendrick, Avery, Cushing, Yale, Quay, Maramec, Skedee, Ralston, Fairfax, Remington, Kaw, and Uncas, Oklahoma Territory; and Macomb, Oklahoma. Also included are photographs of locomotives, railroad bridges and railroad yards.
Dates: 1903-1916

Don Sporleder Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1515
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Davenport and Shamrock, Oklahoma and Perry, Stroud, and Chandler, Oklahoma Territory. The collection includes scenes of cotton marketing, streets, railroad construction, the Oklahoma National Guard and tornado damage at Chandler.
Dates: 1893-1910

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

E. N. Puckett Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1490
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of the construction of grain elevators at Enid, Oklahoma and Perryton, Texas and the Union Equity Cooperative Exchange stockholders meeting.
Dates: 1920-1950

Earl L. Bell Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-737
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Receipts for business transactions between Thomas J. Stephenson and merchants of Vicksburg, Mississippi (1869-1909); contracts with Northern Pacific Railroad Company for sale of land in Washington and Idaho Territories (1881); and letters to the railroad from homesteaders regarding their purchases of land from the railroad (1876-1930). Earl L. Bell Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1869-1966

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