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African Americans -- Oklahoma

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Audley P. Swearingen Photograph 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

C. B. Clark Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-3137
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Ku Klux Klan activities and meetings in Oklahoma and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. The collection also includes photographs of drawings of Tishomingo, a Chickasaw war chief, and of John Coffee.
Dates: 1832-1925

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

David Ross Boyd Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1187
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of David Ross Boyd, his family, scenes from the first ten years of the University of Oklahoma, including the first faculty, students and buildings. The collection also contains images of the Rough Riders Reunion at Oklahoma City in 1910. David Ross Boyd Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1885-1930

Evelyn Hughes Shumard Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1672
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of Sapulpa, Indian Territory and Oklahoma, along with images of Oklahoma City, Fort Reno and Tulsa, Oklahoma, Fort Smith, Arkansas, businesses, schools, oil wells, railroads, and cotton ginning. The collection also includes scenes of Creek, Comanche, Apache, and Yuchi Indians and the Euchee Mission near Sapulpa, Indian Territory.
Dates: 1895-1940

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

Guthrie Public Library Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1129
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Afro-Americans in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Includes studio portraits and businesses.
Dates: 1900-1919

Jesse Lee Rader Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1618
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of Norman, Oklahoma Territory and Guthrie, Oklahoma. Also in the collection are photographs of the University of Oklahoma, which include scenes of students, faculty and campus. Jesse Lee Rader Manuscripts Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1889-1951

John Robert Williams Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1369
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Political campaign manager. Correspondence (1906-1910), telegrams (1909-1910), publications (1910), news clippings (1910) and broadsides (1910) regarding the election campaigns of Lee Cruce and his opponent for the governorship of Oklahoma in 1910, and of the Democratic and Republican parties in Oklahoma. The collection includes correspondence (1906) from Senator Gordon Russell regarding Congress's plans for the admission of Oklahoma to the Union.
Dates: 1906-1910

John Womack Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2744
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Postal worker and historian. Manuscripts (1982-1984) by Womack; publications by Womack, including newspaper clippings (1984), and pamphlets (1981-1983); and correspondence (1980-1984) and research materials relating to the publications. Research materials include claims (1890-1920), saloon licensing papers (1896-1909), tax levies and assessments (1902-1912), bonds (1906-1912), reports (1902-1910), and other records of Cleveland County, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1889-1987

Milo T. Reed Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1805
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Collector. A petition (n.d.) signed by citizens of Seminole County, Oklahoma, listing rewards for the capture of a murder suspect; and copies of letters (1936-1938) to Reed from Isaiah and Mary Rutherford regarding famiy affairs.
Dates: 1936-1938

Robert E. Cunningham Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1666
Scope and Contents Black and white glass plate negatives from original prints, original glass plate negatives and copy prints of settlement scenes of Guthrie, Oklahoma City, Perry and Lawton, Oklahoma Territory. Included are scenes of numerous other Oklahoma towns, the oil industry, businesses, railroads, farming, the military, and cowboys, along with studio portraits of Afro-Americans. The collection also contains photographs of the Land Run of 1893.
Dates: 1880-1930

Seminole Nation Museum Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1151
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Seminole Indians, railroads, oil fields, schools, cotton gins, along with scenes of Weber City, Maud, Seminole, and Wewoka, Indian Territory and Oklahoma.
Dates: 1880-1930

Sooner Catholic Magazine Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1146
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Catholic churches, schools and monastic orders in Oklahoma. Also includes Osage and Quapaw Indians and scenes of Guthrie, Boley, Langston, Fairfax, Ardmore, Antlers and Chickasha, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1889-1920