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Bill York Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-691
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Radio station director. Songbooks (1939-1949) containing the words and texts of the songs of various recording artists popular in Oklahoma in the 1940's and 1950's, including Roy Rogers, Ernest Tubb and Merle Travis.
Dates: 1939-1949

Clarence Allen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-702
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Cartoonist. One autographed print of a painting of Will Rogers by Allen, two newspaper clippings regarding Allen, several cartoons by Allen from the Tulsa Tribune and one program of an event by a social club spoofing Oklahoma politics and politicians of 1968. Clarence Allen Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1952-1968

Erle B. Slack Collection

 Collection — Oversize Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-570
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Cartoonist. Nine cartoons (1948) from the "Tulsa World-Tribune;" drawings (1948) of L.L. Dresser, Will Rogers, and N.R. Graham; a pencil sketch (1935) of Warner Baxter; and sixteen original pen and ink drawings of political, social, and economic subjects, and people.
Dates: 1935-1952

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

Historic Oklahoma Biographies Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1896
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Vertical file. Newspaper clippings and tear sheets containing biographical information on prominent and historically significant Oklahomans. The index (finding aid) to this guide includes the people documented in this collection.
Dates: 1900-2015

John Andrew Simpson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-567
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Correspondence (1917-1934) with Simpson regarding Oklahoma Farmers' Union and National Farmers' Union policies, issues and activities, including financial papers and meeting minutes of both organizations, and Simpson's nomination for the office of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in Franklin Roosevelt's first cabinet. Correspondents include Franklin Roosevelt, Huey P. Long, Henry Morgenthau, James A. Farley and Elmer Thomas. Also in the collection are diaries (1924-1934), transcripts of radio and other speeches (1919-1933), clippings (n.d.) and newspapers (1917-1934) all relating to farm topics.
Dates: 1917-1934

John Braden collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1986
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Philatelist. Thirty-one envelopes bearing cancelled stamps, mostly commemorating the first day of issue of the 1948 stamp honoring Will Rogers, along with one noting National Air Mail Week in 1938. Many of the envelopes commemorating Rogers have scenes of Claremore, Oklahoma, Rogers’s home town.
Dates: 1938–1948

L. E. Crawford Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-947
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Author. Manuscripts of articles dealing with cattle branding, cowboy life and work, and lists of cattle brands used in Western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle and Western Kansas. L.E. Crawford Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1885-ca.1949

Mrs. John Pettyjohn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-489
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An undated letter from Will Rogers to his father, Clement Vann Rogers; and three letters from Betty (Mrs. Will) Rogers to Clement Vann Rogers concerning Will Rogers' horse act.
Dates: 1910-1911

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

Patrick Jay Hurley Photograph Collection

 Collection — Oversize Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-P-1660
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Patrick Jay Hurley's career as United States Assistant Secretary of War and Secretary of War, special presidential representative to the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Afghanistan, and the Middle East, and United States Ambassador to China during World War II. The collection contains scenes of Hurley with Joseph W. Stilwell, Chou En-lai, Mao Tse-tung, Chiang Kai-shek, Douglas MacArthur, Claire Lee Chennault, and Herbert Hoover. Also included are photographs of Secretary of War Hurley's inspection tours of United States military installations, suppression of the Bonus Army riots in 1932, Hurley with Japanese military representatives, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles A. Lindbergh, Amon Carter, Will Rogers, Chester Nimitz, Jonathan Wainwright, Henry Stimson, William Halsey, Bacone College and the towns of McAlester, Oklahoma and Phillips, Indian Territory. Patrick J. Hurley Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1900-1956

R. A. Younger Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1668
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints and panoramas of the Grand River Dam, mining and smelting in the Picher, Oklahoma area, the town of Miami, Oklahoma and businesses. Also included are photographs of Will Rogers and of Quapaw and Seneca Indians.
Dates: 1918-1939

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

Will Rogers Commemorative First Day Covers Collection

 Collection — Box: 1 (W-28)
Identifier: WHC-M-2789
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A collection of First Day Covers and related memorabilia commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Will Rogers, famous American humorist, actor, and comedian. It is the third in the on-going series of “The Performing Arts and Artist Series.” Rogers began his career as a ropethrowing cowboy in steer romping contests, Wild West shows, and vaudeville. His first New York appearance was in 1905. Later he introduced humorous political commentary into his act. He died in a 1935 airplane crash that also killed the famous aviator Wiley Post. The collection includes many different cachet makers as well as official, Claremore, Oklahoma first day of issue cancels.
Dates: 1979

Will Rogers Scholarship Fund Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2025
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Collegiate scholarship fund. Scholarship applications (1941-1949) from University of Oklahoma students, and correspondence (ca. 1940-1955) relating to the applications.
Dates: approximately 1940-1955

William H. Murray Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1633
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Walter Harrison, his family and friends, including photographs of Ernest W. Marland, Will Rogers, Alfalfa Bill Murray, Johnston Murray, and Robert S. Kerr. The collection also contains scenes of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Walter M. Harrison Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1900-1961

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