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Oklahoma -- History -- Land Rush, 1889

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Albert Daniel Wright Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-687
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Merchant. A typescript (1947) of an account by Wright regarding his participation in the Land Run of 1889, his settlement in the towns of Guthrie and Chandler, Oklahoma Territory, and his experiences in each. Albert Daniel Wright Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1947

Andrew Alexander Forbes Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1658
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints and glass plate negatives, taken by Andrew Alexander Forbes. Includes scenes of the range cattle industry in western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory, sodhouses, railroad construction, the United States Army, buffalo, andalso of Sac and Fox and Cheyenne Indians.
Dates: 1880-1900

Armentrout Studio Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1549
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory and state, including street scenes, farming, businesses, railroads and industry.
Dates: 1889-1910

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

B. H. Rackley Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1487
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of settlers in the land run of 1889 crossing the Canadian River at Purcell, Indian Territory, and a hanging in Ada, Oklahoma. Also included in the collection are scenes of a women's temperance march in Lexington, Oklahoma and a parade at Blanchard, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1889-1915

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

Charles C. Bush, II, Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-73
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Professor. Instructional materials and student papers from collegiate history courses at the University of Oklahoma; manuscripts and published materials regarding various historical events; correspondence to and from Bush regarding historical events and research; and an original letter (1829) regarding Tecumseh and the Battle of the Thames of 1813, written by a soldier who participated in the battle. Charles C. Bush Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1829-1965

Crowd at depot in Arkansas City, Kansas. View taken from the roof of freight depot before any of the trains moved, the morning of April 22, 1889, the day of the land opening. Arkansas City, Kansas. Photographer-P.A. Miller., unndated

 Item — Box Photo N-7, Item: 34
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Black and white copy prints of Norman and Cheyenne, Oklahoma Territory and state. Also photographs of Drumright and Broken Bow, Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma, cowboys, businesses, and Cheyenne-Arapaho Indians.
Dates: unndated

Crowds lined up for the lottery to open Oklahoma land. El Reno, Oklahoma. F.M. Steele, photographer., Undated

 Item — Box Photo B-14, Item: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Black and white original prints of the Rough Riders Reunion and Rodeo at Oklahoma City in 1900. Also includes prints of El Reno during the land lottery, of Lucille Mulhall, and of the Medicine Lodge, Kansas bank robbers in 1894.
Dates: Undated

Cunningham Indian Photographs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1671
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Apache, Comanche, Sioux, Pawnee, Iowa, Osage, Oto, and Cheyenne-Arapaho Indians. Also included are scenes of Fort Apache, Arizona, Geronimo, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Quanah Parker's grave at Post Oak Cemetery.
Dates: 1890-1960

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

Earl A. Garrettson Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1596
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of the Land Run of 1889, and scenes of Kingfisher, Oklahoma Territory.
Dates: 1886-1889

Edythe Pearl Brewster Collection

 Collection — Box B-60
Identifier: WHC-M-2588
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Two biographical typescripts (n.d.) recounting the life of Anna Amelia Doubleday Staton and her family history. One of the typescripts contains a number of cowboy-related stories. Also includes a journal by Oliver Nelson describing his experiences and the experiences of others as cowboys on the Texas range, circa 1882-1945.
Dates: 1860-1950

Flora Belle Simmons Ramsey Collection

 Collection — Box R-10
Identifier: WHC-M-1847
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Housewife and pioneer. Manuscripts (n.d.) by Mrs. Ramsey recording her impressions and experiences as a participant in the Land Run of 1889. Mrs. Ramsey and her family settled near Stillwater, in Payne County, Oklahoma. Flora Belle Simmons Ramsey Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: unspecified

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

Leon Chase Phillips Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-490
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Oklahoma governor. Correspondence (1934-1951) regarding Phillips's gubernatorial, legislative and political affairs; scrapbooks (1936-1941) of news clippings regarding his political career; publications (1933-1941) regarding political conventions; trial transcripts (1943-1944) of cases involving the State of Oklahoma; speeches (1936-1944); government documents (1940); cartoons (n.d.) regarding Phillips and his political career; certificates (1932-1951) awarded to Phillips; and a leatherbound copy of Phillip's inaugural address (1939). Leon C. Phillips Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1933-1951

Map Collection #13: Boomer Maps, 1891-1906

 Series
Scope and Contents This map collection features maps related to land runs and promotional literature distributed to settlers seeking land in Oklahoma and Indian Territories. All maps are dated prior to Oklahoma statehood in 1907.
Dates: 1891-1906

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

Royden James Dangerfield Collection

 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

Sardis Roy Hadsell Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1594
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of Norman, Oklahoma Territory and the University of Oklahoma, including photographs of campus buildings, students, faculty, regents, presidents and sports. Sardis Roy Hadsell Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1895-1918

Thelma Brown Walker Collection

 Item
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

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

William Matthew Tilghman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-614
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U.S. Marshal. Correspondence (1901-1960) to and from William M. and Zoe Tilghman regarding family affairs, outlaws, Communist infiltration of the Works Progress Administration in Oklahoma, and poets and writers of Oklahoma; Tilghman's personal financial records (n.d.); manuscripts and typescripts (n.d.), including Tilghman's memoirs; publications (1843-1949) from the Poetry Society of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Authors' Club, the Women of '89 Club, etc., including a mid-nineteenth century etiquette book; programs (1903-1934) of various academic, social, charitable and religious organizations; clippings regarding outlaws; and showbills for western movies.
Dates: 1843-1960