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Audley P. Swearingen Photograph Collection

 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

Edward Everett Dale Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1582
Scope and Contents Black and white copy and original prints of the towns of Enid, Oklahoma City, Norman, El Reno, Tahlequah, and Guthrie, Oklahoma; Duncan and Navajoe, Oklahoma Territory; and Spiro and Okmulgee, Indian Territory. The collection also contains photographs of Havasupai, Pima, Papago, Navajo, Hopi, Ute, Kiowa, Apache, Eskimo, and Creek Indians, along with scenes of the University of Oklahoma and its students and faculty. Edward Everett Dale Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1880-1940

Fred L. Wenner Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1157
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Black and white original and copy prints of the towns of Guthrie, Edmond, El Reno, Oklahoma City, Perry, Kingfisher and Anadarko, Oklahoma. Scenes of farming, railroads, mining, outlaws, the U.S. Army, Boomers, the University of Oklahoma and businesses are included, along with those of Cheyenne, Shawnee, Wichita, Apache, Potawatomi, Kickapoo, Comanche, Kiowa, Pawnee, Osage, Wyandotte, Ponca, Iroquois, Seminole and Iowa Indians.
Dates: 1889-1920

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

Gordon William Lillie Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1516
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Gordon W. Lillie (Pawnee Bill), his family, firends, and Wild West Shows. Included are photographs of Tom Mix, William S. Hart, Will Rogers, Buffalo Bill Cody, along with a panorama of Gordon W. Lillie and Pawnee Indians travelling to President Herbert Hoover's inauguration. Gordon William Lillie Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1846-1935

John Alley Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-7
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University of Oklahoma professor. Letter (1912) to Alley from Victor M. Locke, Jr., Principal Chief of the Choctaws, listing present and former Principal Chiefs of the Five Civilized Tribes, and discussing the status of the Choctaw government; a manuscript entitled "For the First Time, the True Story of the Last Oklahoma Indian Uprising as Told by the Man who Put it Down" as related to Alley by Col. Roy V. Hoffman of the Oklahoma National Guard; Hoffman's official reports concerning that uprising, also known as the Crazy Snake Rebellion, along with Governor Charles N. Haskell's orders; material concerning Kingfisher College; documents about the Dalton family; and miscellaneous research notes and correspondence. John Alley Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1940

John Alley Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1470
Scope and Contents A black and white copy print of California politician William M. Dalton. John Alley Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1884

Noah Hamilton Rose Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1807
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Professional photographer. Biographies (ca. 1925) of numerous Texans and other Southwesterners; publications (1929-1933) by national councils and committees regarding cosmopolitanism, disarmament and the League of Nations, and the Sino-Japanese dispute; and posters and placards (1931) regarding disarmament. Noah Hamilton Rose Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1925-1952

Noah Hamilton Rose Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1109
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints from the original nitrate negatives of early Texas history, Texas Rangers, lawmen, outlaws, gunfighters, and wild west shows. Also included are photographs of ranchers, cattlemen and cowboys of the Southwest, the U.S. Army during the Apache campaigns, the Little Big Horn battlefield and the Indian Wars of 1876 and 1890-1891, along with churches, cathedrals, and missions of Texas, California and Arizona. The collection also contains images of Comanche, Sioux, Shoshoni, Pueblo, Creek, Chippewa, Maricopa, Arapaho, Papago, Kickapoo, Yuma, Modoc, Cheyenne, Pawnee, Kiowa, Navajo, Apache, and Crow Indians. Prominent western personalities include Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill, Geronimo, Quanah Parker, Sitting Bull, Frank and Jesse James, Heck Thomas, Bill Tilghman, Chris Madsen, Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, the Daltons and Youngers, Judge Roy Bean, George A. Custer, California Joe, the Sundance Kid, Butch Cassidy, and the Earp brothers.
Dates: 1836-1940

Territorial Oklahoma Manuscripts Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1937
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Subject collection. Typescript and original manuscript accounts by pioneers and frontiersmen regarding the settlement of No Man's Land and the Oklahoma and Indian Territories.
Dates: 1881-1907

Thomas McKean Finney and Frank Florer Finney Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2194
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Indian traders. Papers of Thomas M. Finney, Indian trader at Gray Horse, Osage Agency, and of Frank F. Finney, historian and employee of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company including correspondence (1925-1936) relating to T.M. Finney's book"Pioneer Days with the Osage Indians;" historical materials (1827-1977) such as correspondence, news clippings, magazine articles, and bibliographic notes of T.M. Finney and F.F. Finney on such topics as the Cherokee Strip, the Osage Indian Agency, Gray Horse Trading Post, the Dalton Gang, Kaw Indian Agency, Buffalo Bill, Pawnee Bill, peyotism, President Herbert Hoover's early days in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and Maria Tallchief; nine field notebooks (1915-1919) kept by F.F. Finney while an employee of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company; finished and unfinished articles and stories (1891-1969) by...
Dates: 1827-1977

Walter S. Ferguson Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1170
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Oklahoma outlaws, lawmen, agriculture, wild west shows, land openings, businesses, towns and cities, schools, settlers, members of the state government and of the U.S. Army. Also included are images of Cherokee, Osage, Delaware, Seminole, Comanche, Creek, and Apache Indians. Walter S. Ferguson Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1870-1920

Walter Stanley Campbell Collection

 Collection — Drawer: 8606
Identifier: WHC-M-84
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Author and professor. Personal correspondence (1897-1957); correspondence with Campbell's relatives (1822-1896); correspondence with publishers and literary agents (1920-1958); literary manuscripts (ca. 1914-1957); diaries, notebooks, and journals (1901-1926); and business papers (ca. 1925-1959) regarding Campbell's writings on the West, Indians, and Oklahoma, with emphasis on transportation, fortifications, cowboys, wars and battles, criminals and outlaws, and Indian chiefs, along with original Indian art by Carl Sweezy. Walter Stanley Campbell Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1800-1964

William Matthew Tilghman Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1165
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Oklahoma marshals, outlaws, frontier life, and agriculture along with scenes of the communities of Perry, Guthrie, Fort Sill and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The collection also includes photographs of Apache, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, Sioux and Wichita Indians. William M. Tilghman Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1889-1925

Works Progress Administration Historic Sites and Federal Writers' Project Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1234
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF) Book-length manuscripts, research and project reports, and administrative records generated by the W.P.A. Historic Sites and Federal Writers' Projects for Oklahoma during the 1930's. Arranged by county and by subject, there are reports on biographies, birthplaces and homes of prominant Oklahomans, business enterprises and industries, judicial centers, banks and banking, Masonic orders, soil conservation, and land runs; on historic sites, including cemeteries and burial sites, churches and missions, schools, towns and ghost towns, post offices, roads and trails, stage coaches and stagecoach lines, ranches, ruins and antiquities, bridges, crossings and ferries, battlefields, trading posts and stores, military posts and camps, and the state parks; on Indians of North America in Oklahoma, including agencies and reservations, treaties,...
Dates: 1937-1941