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Abraham Jefferson Seay Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-550
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Oklahoma Territorial Governor. An autobiography (1893) of Seay; a biography (1915) of Seay, including a family history, written by Clark Brown; typescripts of Seay's diaries (1862-1864, 1892-1893), the earliest kept during his service as a Union soldier during the Civil War, and the latter kept during his term as Territorial Governor; and typescripts of letters (1905-1909) sent and received by Seay after his retirement from public office.
Dates: 1862-1915

Alan W. Farley Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1017
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Attorney. Notebooks of memoirs by Homer W. Wheeler, describing his life as an Army Scout; broadsides, newspapers, and handbills regarding the settlement of Kansas; along with a wide variety of other documents collected by Farley and relating the the Civil War, settlement of Kansas, Indian battles on the Great Plains with an emphasis on Kansas, and on the history of the American West in general. Also included is one of the two known copies of the "Siwinowe Kesibwi" (Shawnee Sun) newspaper (1841).
Dates: 1833-1966

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

Arthur Irving Ortenburger Collection

 Collection — Box: O-9
Identifier: WHC-M-464
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Zoologist. Consumer rationing books (1943) issued during World War II to the Ortenburger family; and journals (1892-1898) of Charles C. Dean, Mrs. Ortenburger's father, regarding visits to Florida, Mexico and Guatemala. Also included is a letter (1921) from renowned herpetologist, Raymond L. Ditmars. A.I. Ortenburger Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1892-1943

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

Arza Bailey Collins and John O. Arnold Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-919
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Government employee. Diaries (1912-1933) kept by Collins recording his travel and activities as a U.S. farmer for the Sac and Fox Agency; correspondence relating to lease disputes, weekly reports (1922-1925) to the Shawnee Agent, and other records relating to the Sac and Fox and Iowa Indians in Oklahoma. Arza Bailey Collins Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1907-1936

Bob Johnson Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2080
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Collector. A short, typewritten copy of a travel diary (1908) on traveling through Kansas and Oklahoma, along with copies of three letters (1849-1873). One letter is from Beni Wingate writing from Ft. Gibson, Indian Territory, in 1850 regarding family matters; the second is from George Mower, writing from the Platte River in Nebraska Territory in 1849 and commenting on what he had seen since leaving St. Joseph, Missouri; and the third (1873) is a brief letter of introduction for a salesman operating out of Denison, Texas.
Dates: 1849-1908

Brown-Wilcox Family Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2550
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)A genealogical and historical collection which pertains to the Brown-Wilcox family as well as the history of Clinton, Custer County, Oklahoma, and western Oklahoma. The Brown-Wilcox Family Papers Collection consists of 87 volumes (notebooks) of copied documents, including recollections, letters and cards, poems, essays, newspaper clippings, stories, drawings, invitations, obituaries, bulletins, business cards, political posters, certificates, programs, recipes, legal documents, land records, sale bills, histories, diaries, military records, coats of arms, telegrams, speeches, catalogs, calendars, and photographs, all relating to the Brown-Wilcox family. An index to the collection entitled "Indices of Our Volumes" arranged by volume number, page number, type of material, date and author is kept with the inventory to the collection. "Indices of...
Dates: 1809-1994

C. Guy Cutlip Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-950
Abstract Judge. Records (1930-1931) of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Board of Governors; speeches (1927-1936) by Cutlip; manuscripts regarding the history of Seminole County, Oklahoma, Wewoka, Oklahoma, and the Seminole Nation; Seminole Indian land allotment certificates (1901-1902); records (1905-1910) of the Wewoka Masonic Lodge; and a financial ledger (1867-1872) of the Wewoka Trading Company. C. Guy Cutlip Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1867-1967

Charles Alley Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-6
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Soldier. A typescript of a diary (1861-1863, 1865) kept by Lt. Charles Alley, Company "C", 5th Iowa Cavalry, with an appendix including the regiment's organization and vital statistics.
Dates: 1861-1865

Charles W. Hamilton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1044
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Petroleum geologist. Geological reports for Oklahoma, Venezuela, and Mexico; materials concerning oil production in the Middle East and Central and South America; correspondence (1912-1922) with Mexican Gulf Oil Company; Hamilton's family correspondence (1909-1926), some (1914) concerning the Mexican Revolution; general business correspondence (1911-1923), some with Everette L. DeGolyer; Hamilton's geology class notes (1914-1915); Hamilton's diary (1912-1914); and a draft of a book-length work by Hamilton entitled "Americans in the Middle East." Charles W. Hamilton Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1909-1962

Courtland Matson Feuquay Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-194
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Attorney and state senator. General correspondence (1915-1940) of Feuquay; his personal correspondence (1923-1925) as a state senator; Works Progress Administration Work Relief Lists (1934-1935); case records (1917-1948) of railroad litigation in which Feuquay served as counsel; Selective Service Directives (1941-1946); American Legion papers (1919-1924), including "40 et 8" materials; a diary (1885) of Feuquay's grandfather, W.B. Holland; and an account book (1905-1908) of Feuquay's father, J.W. Feuquay.
Dates: 1885-1948

D. Horton Grisso Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-237
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Diaries of John F. Lafferty, who enlisted in the Ohio militia during the Civil War. Included are hand-drawn maps of Union battlefield maneuvers and artillery magazines, and lists of daily rations. The diaries are written almost exclusively in Pitman-style shorthand, and are not transcribed.
Dates: 1851-1865

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

Dorothy Johnson Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2535
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Collection. Stories (n.d.) written by Matie Mowbray Thomas concerning the exploits of Deputy U.S. Marshal, Heck Thomas, including a transcription of a letter written by Isaac Parker recommending Thomas' appointment as marshal of U.S. courts for Oklahoma; Correspondence (1876-1960) concerning Heck Thomas, including a letter to Thomas from U.S. Senator Tom P. Gore, a letter to Bill Doolin from his wife, Edith, and a letter to Matie Thomas from Chris Madsen. Also includes magazine articles (1935) titled "Truth is Stranger than Fiction" and "Heck Thomas Collects" recounting the exploits of Heck Thomas as a railroad express messenger in Texas, and as U.S. deputy marshal in Indian Territory; and diaries (1889-1895) kept by Heck Thomas which include notations about cases, witnesses, etc.
Dates: 1876-1960

Earl Roaine Rhoads Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2552
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U.S. Marine. Correspondence (1936–1944) from Rhoads to his brother Sherman, his sister-in-law Ruth, and his nieces Shirley and Gaytha, from military posts in the United States, Iceland, and Guam. The collection also includes correspondence between family members including Rhoads’s parents, Shirley and Lettie Rhoads, and his sister Della. The collection contains a diary (1942) kept by Rhoads while in Iceland; funeral register pages and a funeral announcement (1949) when his body was returned to the United States along with the U.S. flag covering his coffin; Rhoads’s military identification card; six medals, including the Purple Heart; and war ration books used by the Rhoads family during the war.
Dates: 1936-1949

Earle Marion Sigler Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-1784
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Collector. A photocopy of Thomas Harrison's travel diary which he kept while on a Mediterranean cruise aboard the U.S.S. Susquehanna in 1860-1861. Harrison describes his impressions of various ports of call, and gives a complete list of expenses.
Dates: 1860-1861

Edith and D. Vernon Tantlinger Collection

 Collection — Box: T-2
Identifier: WHC-M-1711
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Scrapbooks (1905-1936) and diaries (1903-1912) regarding Tantlinger's performances in wild west shows, including Buckskin Bill's Historical Wild West Show and the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Wild West Show. D. Vernon Tantlinger Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1903-1936

Edward Everett Dale Collection

 Collection — Drawer: 8607
Identifier: WHC-M-146
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Historian. Correspondence, student term papers, theses and dissertations, and personal research materials regarding the history of Oklahoma and Indian Territories, the state of Oklahoma, Indians of North America and the American Southwest; teaching materials used by Dale at Harvard and the University of Oklahoma; administrative and other files of the Works Progress Administration's Indian-Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma; U.S. Government documents issued by various cabinet-level departments and agencies, including Agriculture and Interior; and a portion of the University of Oklahoma Persidential papers of James Shannon Buchanan and Stratton D. Brooks. Edward Everett Dale Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1865-1948

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

Essa Gladney Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2508
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Librarian. Two diaries kept by Gladney for January and February, 1925. They briefly chronicle Gladney's daily activities for these two months.
Dates: 1925

Evelyn H. Shumard Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-564
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Minutes (1898-1939) of the city council of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; diaries (1915) of Shumard; short manuscripts by Shumard entitled "Outlaws" "The Parade" "The Spirit of Tulsa" "My Life" and "Oklahoma"; scrapbooks compiled by Marion, Alice and Gordon Shumard on varius topics, including "An Early History of Sapulpa" and memorabilia from schools attended by the Shumards.
Dates: 1898-1939

Fayette Copeland, Jr., Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-933
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University of Oklahoma professor. Correspondence (1841-1968); research notes concerning George Wilkins Kendall, Kate Barnard, and journalism in New Orleans following the Civil War; book reviews (1910-1961); publications (1886-1961); and manuscripts (1892-1953) of Fayette Copeland, Edith Copeland, and others, regarding the University of Oklahoma School of Journalism, the Copelands' writings, and George Wilkins Kendall. Included in this collection are typescripts of correspondence, financial records and personal journals of Kendall.
Dates: 1841-1961

Florence Graves Miller Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2858
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Professor. Correspondence (1942-1945) from former students serving in the armed forces during World War II; journals (1904-1950) recounting her early experiences as an educator first in Mississippi and later in Oklahoma in the early days of statehood; Miller's teaching materials; and various clippings, poems, quotations, and sermons (1935-1968).
Dates: 1904-1968

Foress B. Lillie Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-359
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Pharmacist. General correspondence (1887-1920); diaries (1886-1920); printed materials (ca. 1895-1934), including postcards, greeting cards and periodicals; scrapbooks (n.d.) regarding the history of Guthrie, Oklahoma; correspondence (1887-1889) relating to the passage of pharmacy laws in Oklahoma; a minute book (1889-1921) of the Oklahoma Territorial Board of Pharmacy; the constitution of the Oklahoma Pharmaceutical Association (1907); reports (1906-1907) to the territorial governors from the State Board of Pharmacy; along with ledgers and correspondence (1887-1901) from Lillie's Drug Store, Guthrie, Oklahoma. Foress B. Lillie Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1872-1949

Frank S. Cleckler Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2016
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Philanthropist. Correspondence (1923-1974), financial records (1922-1978), travel logs (1964-1978) of trips to Australia, the Pacific and the Near and Far East, and posters (ca. 1940) by British Railways. Also included are publications (1941-1963), including travel booklets.
Dates: 1922-1978

Frederica Dewey Marrs Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-376
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Collector. Commissions, orders, and property reports (1881-1906) regarding Frederick Stanley Dewey's service as both a contract surgeon and as an assistant surgeon with the U.S. Army in the Philippines; correspondence (1898-1912) regarding a lawsuit over a land claim in Oklahoma Territory; matriculation cards and notices of examination results (1877-1879) from St. Louis Medical College; and a journal (1884), all belonging to Frederick S. Dewey. Also included are commissions, orders, property reports and discharge papers (1861-1867) of George H. Dewey from his service as assistant surgeon with the 11th and 109th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiments. Frederica Dewey Marrs Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1861-1912

Frieda Derdeyn and Rudolph C. Bambas papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2693
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Correspondence (1942-1995) of French professor Frieda Derdeyn Bambas and English professor Rudolph C. Bambas primarily regarding their lives during World War II, including Rudolph's military training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and his wartime service in India; and Frieda's early career as a French teacher at Oklahoma College for Women and Ward Belmont College in Tennessee. The collection also includes Frieda's scrapbooks (1922-1923) and diaries (1934-1952), as well as a manuscript, poetry, and dissertations written by the couple, who later held teaching positions at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Central Oklahoma.
Dates: 1922 - 2003

G. D. Boirun Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-749
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Farmer. A ledger (1897-1901) listing prices and types of liquor sold in a saloon in Burnett, Indian Territory; a ledger (1917-1921) in which Boirun chronicled the weather and day-to-day activities on his farm near Burnett, including a record of farm sales and purchases (1897-1902); and a letter (1908) from Mrs. Boirun's sister describing the problems of farming in the Van Alstyne, Texas area. G.D. Boirum Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1897-1921

Gary Giessmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2156
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Collector. Letters (1862-1863) from Union soldier, Robert Stansberry, to his family; business records (1904-1929) from the Southwest Merchandise Company; Sanders family correspondence and records (1870-1957); a diary (1886) by an unknown author recounting a trip from Carrolton, Arkansas, to Indian Territory; letters (1918) from Charles Robert Edgerly to his family regarding his military training; and various printed materials including pocket editions of the New Testament, song books, and medical books.
Dates: 1862-1994