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Oklahoma -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

B. S. Stafford Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-587
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Businessman. Manuscript (1932) of Stafford's memoirs entitled "Incidents and Recollections of My Life" in which he describes the Civil War in South Carolina, and slavery on his father's planatation. Also included are accounts of land speculation and bank failures in Oklahoma and Texas.
Dates: 1932

Balloon on the main street in Hollis, 1907. Celebration of statehood., 1907

 Item — Box Photo H-12, item: 17
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Black and white original prints of the Hollis family and Hollis, Oklahoma Territory and state, including photographs of street scenes, businesses, cotton gins, camp meetings, and statehood day celebrations.
Dates: 1907

C. Ross Hume Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-301
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Attorney. Personal and business correspondence (1893-1948) relating to Hume's family, his association with the University of Oklahoma, and his activities as an attorney for the Caddo Indians. Also included are numerous legal documents relating to Indian claims and historical papers and documents regarding the Indians of Oklahoma, the Shirley Trading Post, the Anadarko (Oklahoma) area and the University of Oklahoma. C. Ross Hume Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1805-1981

D. B. and Garner G. Collums Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2144
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Collectors. Unpublished manuscripts (n.d.) by Garner G. Collums; correspondence (ca. 1940-1955), including personal, military, and rejection letters from publishers; newspaper clippings (ca. 1930-1950); certificates and diplomas of D.B. and Garner G. Collums; and posters and photographs.
Dates: 1915-1976

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

Edwin C. McReynolds Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1756
Abstract Correspondence (1945-1965); research notes on the Southern United States, the Civil War, Missouri, and Oklahoma; manuscripts (1930-1980) of historical books and articles; clippings and printed material on President John F. Kennedy, and on McReynolds, a University of Oklahoma history professor, 1943-1960. Edwin C. McReynolds Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: approximately. 1930-1967

Eli Jaffe Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2554
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Labor organizer and author. Subject Files (1935-1995) which include newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and original correspondence relating to Jaffe's stint as an organizer for the Workers Alliance in depression-era Oklahoma. This collection also includes the following published and unpublished writings: "Ten Brave Years" a ten year history of The Albert Einstein College of Medicine; "One Act Plays" a bound collection of plays; "Short Stories" a bound collection of stories based on Jaffe's Oklahoma experiences; "The Iron Room" an original three-act play based on Jaffe's four month imprisonment in the Oklahoma County jail; and "Daisyfresh" an original screenplay.
Dates: 1935-1995

Elk City, Oklahoma. Largest inland broom corn market in the world at that time., Undated

 Item — Box Photo W-5, Item: 16
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Black and white original prints of cotton marketing and ginning activities at Cordell, Elk City, Erick, Frederick, Sayre, and Texola, Oklahoma and Shamrock, Texas. Samuel Williams Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: Undated

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

Farm Security Administration Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1585
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of scenes of the Depression and dust bowl in rural Oklahoma. Included are photographs of migrants, dust storms, and foreclosed farms.
Dates: 1935 - 1940

First faculty and students of O.U., Undated

 Item — Box Photo M-2, Item: 5
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Black and white original prints of Julien C. Monnet, first dean of the University of Oklahoma Law School, and of the University of Oklahoma.
Dates: Undated

First legal hanging in Oklahoma after statehood.  The Tillman Co. African American has killed his wife.  F.G. Carter, sheriff., undated

 Item — Box Photo W-10, Item: 29
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Black and white original prints of Frederick and Manitou, Oklahoma, including scenes of businesses, farming, and city streets. The collection also contains a photograph of Theodore Roosevelt and his friends on a wolf hunt near Frederick, Oklahoma in 1905.
Dates: undated

Franklin Campbell Smith Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1748
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Minister. A typescript of the Rev. Smith's autobiography (1946) which includes accounts of his experiences in Oklahoma Territory and the origins of Oklahoma place names, as well as stories concerning religion, settlers, cowboys, marshals, the weather, and public opinion regarding the Spanish-American War and the Crazy Snake Rebellion in Indian Territory. The collection also includes a typescript of Smith's biography of James Patrick Major, C.S.A., who held important commands in the Southwest during the Civil War.
Dates: 1946

George Rainey Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1992
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Author. Correspondence (1902-1954) of Rainey; newspaper clippings (1910-1954), including reviews of Rainey's books and other articles relating to the Rainey familiy and Oklahoma history; diaries and notebooks (1880-1940), pamphlets and booklets (1903-1968), and manuscripts by Rainey and others, relating to Oklahoma and U.S. history; certificates (1905-1937); a pocket copy of a patent (1904) for an adding machine; and a billfold carried by Rainey in the Oklahoma Land Run of 1893. George Rainey Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1874-1976

George W. Scott Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1088
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Indian statesman. Correspondence (1904-1909) regarding various political issues in the Choctaw Nation, including Oklahoma statehood, the Indians' separate statehood movement, and Governor Green McCurtain.
Dates: 1904-1909

Historic Oklahoma subject files

Identifier: WHC-M-285
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Vertical File. Newspaper clippings and brochures containing information on selected subjects, events, and places significant to Oklahoma history. This inventory (finding aid) lists the name of each folder in this collection.
Dates: 1900 - 2016

J. E. Wagner Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2529
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Farmer. Memoirs entitled "Memories of Oklahoma" in which Wagner relates his experiences in Texas and Oklahoma Territory.
Dates: 1874-1896

John Wesley Morris Collection

 Collection — Drawer 8608
Identifier: WHC-M-1723
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Geographer. Correspondence (1939-1982); papers (1942-1956) concerning Morris's military service in the United States Navy and in the United States Army Reserves; certificates and diplomas (1864-1892); account books (1962-1969); and manuscripts, research notes, correspondence, and contracts (ca. 1950-1982) concerning books and articles by Morris, a University of Oklahoma geography professor. John Wesley Morris Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1864-1982

Lida White Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-662
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF) Teacher. White taught in Oklahoma and Wyoming at secondary schools, and at the Oklahoma Methodist University. Correspondence (1891-1952) includes her employment, her historical research, her investments in Montana real estate and oil in Oklahoma, and personal matters with family and friends. Teaching certificates and notes from college courses, thesis, and memorabilia from Park College. Journal (1891-1907) along with items from the Old Regime (Literary group) and miscellaneous personal items. Post cards, Christmas cards, address books, newspapers, pamphlets, and booklets. Interviews (1934-1942) that White conducted with elderly Indians in Tulsa, Oklahoma and with early settlers of the Oklahoma City area, along with others around the state. Some of these are typed, while all have the original notes. Notes on education in Oklahoma, especially the different schools...
Dates: 1891-1952

Nell Achsah Smith Snider Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1744
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Collector. Typescripts (n.d.) regarding pioneer life in early Kansas and Oklahoma Territory and the experiences of Lucile Snider Parks and Nel Smith, later Nell Smith Snider, in Pawnee, Oklahoma Territory. Nell Smith Snider Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1897-1955

Royden James Dangerfield Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-147
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University of Oklahoma professor. Manuscripts (ca. 1930-ca. 1948) of both published and unpublished works by Dangerfield, including a history of Oklahoma political campaign platforms from 1890-1914 "The Hidden Weapon: The Story of Economic Warfare" co-authored with David L. Gordon, and others dealing with international relations and Oklahoma state and local government; reprints (1914-1940); and research notes (ca. 1930-ca. 1948) concerning the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889, Oklahoma politics, international law, and international relations, including research material for "The Hidden Weapon" concerning the Allied blockade of Germany during World War II.
Dates: 1914-1948

Thelma Brown Walker Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1343
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A typescript of a paper (ca. 1970) by Walker regarding the history of the Territory of Oklahoma, the Cherokee Strip, and of Fairview, Oklahoma Territory.
Dates: ca. 1970