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Berlin Basil Chapman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1286
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Historian. Photocopies of correspondence (1889-1955), reports, and news articles by Chapman regarding the history of Oklahoma, including the history of Lincoln County, of the towns of Chandler, Mountain View and Stillwater, of the Boomers led by David L. Payne, of the alienation of federal lands in Oklahoma, of the loyalty oaths required of the state's collegiate faculty during the early 1950's, of Oklahoma State University, and of Gov. J.C. Walton's proclamation of martial law (1923) in Okmulgee County.
Dates: 1889-1955

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

Carl Coke Rister Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-524
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Historian. Student grade books (1929-1951) from history courses taught by Rister at the University of Oklahoma; manuscripts (1889-1920) regarding the settlement of Oklahoma prepared by Rister's students; and typescripts of the official reports (1868-1871) of Generals William T. Sherman and Philip Sheridan regarding the actions of their commands with the Indians. The original reports are in the Library of Congress. Carl Coke Rister Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1868-1951

Cherokee Nation Papers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-943
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Official correspondence, letterpress copybooks, reports, chiefs' mesages, speeches of delegates, proceedings, laws, court decisions, acts, leases, election returns, registers of removal claims, and clippings relating to the affairs of the Cherokee Nation. Specifically included are groups of papers and records on the following subjects: the official Cherokee newspaper, the CHEROKEE ADVOCATE (1869-1906); the Cherokee Boundary Survey (1871-1873); Cherokee Nation censuses (1868-1901); the Cherokee Outlet (1871-1896); Citizenship (1856-1904); the Creek War or the William Cobb murder case (1880-1885); the Dawes Commission (1894-1907); Delegations, agents and attorneys (1816-1910); the Eastern (North Carolina) Cherokee (1871-1906); Education (1856-1906); Elections (1856-1901); the Cherokee Insane Asylum (1874-1907); Intruders (1868-1902);...
Dates: 1801-1982

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

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

Daniel O'Dell Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2659
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Memoirs of Daniel O'Dell's years as a member of David Lewis Payne's community of settlers determined to homestead in the Oklahoma Territory's Unassigned Lands; legal documents and correspondence from various members of the Boomer movement including Samuel Crocker and Samuel H. Radebaugh, 1882-1905; and an 1883 journal kept by Hattie L. Coe while in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Dates: 1882-1905

David Lewis Payne Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-476
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Colonist. Typescripts of news articles from Kansas, Missouri and Indian Territory newspapers, and also from historical journals, regarding the life of David L. Payne, his leadership of the Boomer Movement, and his attempts to colonize the Oklahoma Territory before the U.S. government opened it to settlement.
Dates: 1879-1939

Edna Greer Porter Hatfield Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-264
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Transcripts of interviews with pioneers who took part in the 1893 Land Run into the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma, with accompanying township maps showing the homesteads of settlers. The collection also includes historical and cultural information about the Indian tribes, including the Tonkawa, Kansa (Kaw) and Ponca, that lived in the eastern portion of the Cherokee Strip. The final part of the collection consists of correspondence and field notebooks written by Orville Stanley Smith and Theodore H. Barrett during an 1871 survey of the Sisseton and Wahpeton Indian reservation in Dakota Territory. Edna Greer Porter Hatfield Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1832-1958

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

Fannie M. Townsend Hair Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-246
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Collector. Newspaper clippings (1901); certificates (1901-1911) from the United States Land Office, Lawton, Oklahoma; and a manuscript (n.d.) written by Fannie Townsend Hair concerning the naming and route of the Chisholm Trail in Oklahoma, with comments by Edwin C. McReynolds.
Dates: 1901-1911

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

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

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

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