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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

Jesse Lee Rader Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-508
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University of Oklahoma librarian. Correspondence (1906-1953) from friends and colleagues regarding the Oklahoma Library Commission and the Oklahoma Library Association, and including a letter from University of Oklahoma President David Ross Boyd regarding the dismissal of Boyd, Rader and numerous faculty colleagues by Governor Charles N. Haskell; minutes (1925) of meetings of the Oklahoma Library Association; constitutions and bylaws (1905-1907) of the Oklahoma Library Association, and of University of Oklahoma student clubs including the Websterian Literary Society and Ka-nun-ta-klage Dramatic Club; Rader's student grade reports (1905-1906) from the University; publications (1901-1952); certificates (1904-1951); and a speech (1952) delivered by Rader at a dinner held in his honor.
Dates: 1901-1953