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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

Anne Ross Piburn Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1185
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of the Ross and Murrell families, the Cherokee Male Seminary, and of students and the campus of the Cherokee Female Seminary. Also included in the collection is a portrait of Mock, a Sac and Fox Indian. Anne Ross Piburn Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1860-1910

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

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

Choctaw Nation Papers Collection

 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

Christopher James Huggard Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1069
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Huggard’s master’s thesis (1987)“The Role of the Family in Settling the Cherokee Outlet” with chapters regarding the land run of 1893, settlement and housing patterns, and interaction with neighbors. Also in this collection is a paper by Huggard later published in the Chronicles of Oklahoma, titled “Culture Mixing: Everyday Life Among the Choctaw in the Mid-Nineteenth Century” and a postcard (1989) commemorating the Land Run of 1889.
Dates: 1987-1989

Colonial Dames Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-922
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Correspondence (1859 1862) dealing with Spencer Academy and the Choctaw Indians; correspondence (1864-1871) concerning the Omaha Mission in Nebraska; correspondence (1861-1864) dealing with the Civil War; and correspondence (1852-1894) of Charles S. Rogers to Mrs. O.S. Lee.
Dates: 1852-1894

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

Dovie Jones Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1142
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of Armstrong Academy for Choctaws and of the Choctaw criminal, Johnson Jacob. Dovie Jones Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1880

Emma H. DeKnight Collection

 Item — Box: D-31
Identifier: WHC-M-969
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Teacher. A diary (1886-1892) kept by DeKnight, relating her experiences as a teacher at the Chilocco Indian School and the Otoe School at the Red Rock Indian Agency, both in Indian Territory. The primary emphasis of the diary is on the time Deknight spent among the Otos and includes a list (1887) of her Oto students.
Dates: 1886-1892

George Long Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1149
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of the Seneca Indian Schools at Wyandotte, Indian Territory, Spring River, Indian Territory, and Medicine Park, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1885-1956

Glenn Jordan Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1097
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Historian. Research materials gathered by Jordan while preparing his dissertation on Joseph S. Murrow and Bacone College, including photocopies of Murrow's diary (1867-1869) and other works by Murrow.
Dates: 1867-1977

Gray Horse: St. John's School Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1042
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Textbooks used in the St. John's School for Osage Indian Boys, operated by the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of nearby Pawhuska. St. John's School Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1843-1902

Green McCurtain Collection

 Collection — Drawer: 8613
Identifier: WHC-M-391
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Indian Chief. Correspondence (1890-1916) to and from McCurtain and his personal secretary, George W. Scott, regarding the Choctaws' claims against the United States, and separate statehood for Indian Territory, including letters from Chiefs of other major Indian tribes in the Territory; maps of railroad rights-of-way and towns in the Choctaw Nation (1876-1908), published by its general council; publications (1896-1913) by various political parties and citizens groups in the Choctaw Nation; publications (1892-1916) of the U.S. government regarding mineral rights of the Choctaw Nation and Indian Territory; and personal journals of McCurtain. Green McCurtain Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1916

Indian Schools Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1404
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of the Male and Female Cherokee Seminaries, the Chilocco Indian School, the Chickasaw Orphanage, Rock Academy, Collins Institute, and the Harley Institute.
Dates: unknown

James Ross Ramsay Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-1218
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Missionary. A typescript of Ramsay's autobiography, in which he recounts his education and experiences as a Presbyterian missionary among the Seminoles, hardships during the Civil War, and accounts of medical treatments.
Dates: ca. 1890

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

Joseph Newton Kagey Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-331
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Educator. Newspaper articles and a history of the Senaca Indian School; a pamphlet and booklet regarding the history of the Goodland Indian Mission, along with an obituary of Kagey. Joseph N. Kagey Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1850-1959

Joseph Newton Kagey Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1153
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of the Seneca Indian School, Indian Territory, and a scene of a flood in Miami, Oklahoma. Joe Kagey Manuscripts Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1902-1951

Lida White Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-662
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF) Teacher. White taught in Oklahoma and Wyoming at secondary schools, and at the Oklahoma Methodist University. Correspondence (1891-1952) includes her employment, her historical research, her investments in Montana real estate and oil in Oklahoma, and personal matters with family and friends. Teaching certificates and notes from college courses, thesis, and memorabilia from Park College. Journal (1891-1907) along with items from the Old Regime (Literary group) and miscellaneous personal items. Post cards, Christmas cards, address books, newspapers, pamphlets, and booklets. Interviews (1934-1942) that White conducted with elderly Indians in Tulsa, Oklahoma and with early settlers of the Oklahoma City area, along with others around the state. Some of these are typed, while all have the original notes. Notes on education in Oklahoma, especially the different schools...
Dates: 1891-1952

McKinley Thompson Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1167
Scope and Contents Black and white copy print of Wheelock Academy, a school for Choctaw Indians in McCurtain County, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1880

Mrs. Alfred Mitchell Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1144
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints, copy prints and tintypes of a Creek Indian family named Posey, and of the Creek school at Wetumka Mission, Indian Territory.
Dates: 1899-1915

Mrs. Wayne Hill Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1140
Scope and Contents Black and white prints of students, faculty and the campus of Bloomfield Academy, a Chickasaw Indian School for girls.
Dates: 1880-1900

Patrick Jay Hurley Collection

 Collection — Drawer: 8612
Identifier: WHC-M-1080
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Correspondence, reports and articles (1900-1956) from Hurley's service as National Attorney for the Choctaw Nation, regarding tribal enrollment, land tenure, and the Mississippi Choctaw; as United States Assistant Secretary of War and as a special presidential representative to the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Afghanistan and the Middle East; and as United States Ambassador to China during World War II, including correspondence regarding American and Allied war efforts in the Far Eastern theatre. Correspondents include Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lord Louis Mountbatten, Mao Tse-tung, Chiang Kai-shek, Herbert Hoover, Douglas MacArthur, Henry A. Wallace, Joseph Stilwell, Helen Keller and Cordell Hull, as well as numerous officials of the U.S. diplomatic corps, including Averell Harriman and Harry Hopkins. Included are two scrapbooks of photographs...
Dates: 1900-1956

Ruth Brewer Stith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-596
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Editor. Correspondence (1910, 1931) concerning the works of Theodore F. Brewer, and short manuscripts by Brewer concerning the Methodist Church in Indian Territory, and entitled"The Indians of Oklahoma" "Historical Sketch of our Work in Oklahoma" "Work Among the Indians" "Muskogee Ministerial Association" "Meeting of the General Board of Education" and "Spaulding Female College." Also included is a manuscript poem (1863) entitled "Red Shiloh" attributed to Brewer, and purportedly written after his participation in the Battle of Shiloh.
Dates: 1863-1931

Samuel W. Robertson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1219
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Teacher. Correspondence (1876-1939), mostly between Robertson and his parents, William S. and Ann Eliza Worcester Robertson, Presbyterian missionaries to the Creek Indians, regarding family life and activities at Tullahassee Mission, Indian Territory; and an autobiography of Samuel W. Robertson and biographical information on his parents.
Dates: 1876-1939

William E. Van Cleave Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1161
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of the Choctaw-Chickasaw Indian Hospital at Talihina, Oklahoma. The collection includes photographs of the Concho Indian School, Seneca Indian School, Wyandotte Indian School; the towns of Medicine Park, Stilwell, Shawnee, McAlester, McCloud and Spavinaw, Oklahoma; and scenes of a cotton gin and businesses.
Dates: 1890-1933

Worcester Academy Collection

 Collection — Box: W-31
Identifier: WHC-M-685
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Indian school. Catalogs (1885-1890) of the Academy; a copy of "Pages from Cherokee Indian History" (1884) by Nevada Couch; and photocopies of documents relating to the founding and operation of the Academy. Also included is a copy of the University of Oklahoma's "Extension Review" devoted to the life and career of Joseph W. Scroggs, the founder of Worcester Academy. Worcester Academy Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1885-1890