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Railroads -- Oklahoma

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:

Ada Depenbrink Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-830
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Black and white copy prints of Binger, Oklahoma. Includes businesses, social activities and family portraits.

Dates: 1902 - 1908

Andrew Beattie Walker Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1332
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Dentist. News clippings (1961-1972) regarding the history of the Fairview Republican newspaper and Quapaw, Oklahoma; manuscripts (n.d.) regarding the history of the Bank of Fairview and the arrival of the railroad in that city; a savings account record book (1903) of the Bank of Fairview; a letter (1903) regarding the Oklahoma Dental Association (Oklahoma Territory) and the Board of Dental Examiners (Oklahoma Territory); and a certificate of practice (1903) issued to Dr. Walker by the Board. Andrew Beattie Walker Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1903-1972

Arthur James Williams Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1679
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Black and white original prints of sawmills, quarries, lime kilns, lumber yards, glass factories, smelters, oil wells and storage tanks, and ranches in Oklahoma. The collection includes photographs of numerous Oklahoma cities and towns; the University of Oklahoma; of railroads, automobiles, and airplanes; of Apache, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, Sioux, and Wichita Indians; of limestone and gypsum deposits in Oklahoma; and of the Oklahoma salt plains. Quanah Parker, Wanda Parker, Hollow Horn Bear, Hunting Horse, Mad Wolf, Geronimo, Bear Claw, and Amy Toughfeathers are among the photographs of individuals in the collection.

Dates: 1910-1940

Bill Snodgrass Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-1743
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A term paper by Snodgrass entitled"Early Development of Labor Unions in Oklahoma" detailing the rise of labor guilds, brotherhoods and unions in Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory.

Dates: 1959

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

Camargo, Oklahoma Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1691
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Black and white copy prints of Camargo, Oklahoma scenes of railroad accidents, sod houses, businesses and farming activities.

Dates: 1910-1915

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Company Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-703
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Corporate records arranged in five functional sub-groups of executive files; legal files; engineering records; property accounting; and real estate and industrial development records. Record series of the executive sub-group include minutes (1905-1915, 1947-1975); annual reports (1884-1908, 1915-1932, 1941, 1948-1975); subject files (1900-1984); monthly letters to the Board of Directors (1921-1972); correspondence (1913-1976); corporate files of associated railroads (1910-1975); liquidation files (1968-1984); and stock ledgers (1853-1864; 1906-1933). In the legal sub-group are: subject files (ca. 1925-1979); correspondence (1969-1976); contracts (1900-1910, 1930, 1950-1960); merger files-Union Pacific (1963-1975); merger files-other railroads (1920-1980); litigation files (1830-1960); legislation files-state level (1908-1920); and...
Dates: 1853-1984

Clyde Ward Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1670
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Black and white copy prints of Marlow, Oklahoma, and the Waters family.

Dates: 1900-1940

Cunningham-Prettyman Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1150
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Black and white original glass plate negatives with copy prints of Cheyenne, Nez Perce, Kiowa, Sac and Fox, Pawnee, Ponca, Apache, Iowa, Kickapoo, Shawnee, Cherokee, Creek, Sioux, Kaw, Osage, and Oto Indians. Also includes scenes of farming, ranching, wild west shows, railroads, oil wells and Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory.

Dates: 1880-1910

E. N. Puckett Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1490
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Black and white original and copy prints of the construction of grain elevators at Enid, Oklahoma and Perryton, Texas and the Union Equity Cooperative Exchange stockholders meeting.

Dates: 1920-1950

Edgar W. Seay, Jr., Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2152
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Collector. Nineteen engineers' drawings, primarily by the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway Company, showing rights-of-way for areas in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Dates: 1915-1950

Eugene P. Ledbetter Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-695
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Attorney. Case files (1892-1952) of Ledbetter, an Oklahoma City attorney, concerning oil, gas and railroad leases and stock; the payment of Oklahoma Supreme Court justices' salaries (1933-1935); and the payment of a reward offered for the arrest of George "Machine Gun" Kelly (1934).

Dates: 1892-1952

Fred Lincoln Wenner Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-652
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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

Grayson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-234
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Correspondence between various politicans and government officials in the Creek Nation, concerning tribal politics, tribal factionalism, the Green Peach War, sale of Creek lands in Alabama, removal, allotment of tribal lands, and other administrative matters. Correspondents include George W. Grayson, Washington Grayson, Pleasant Porter, Return J. Meigs, Samuel Checote, Dennis W. Bushyhead, and James R. Garfield.

Dates: 1834-1919

Guy Bradford Treat Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1395
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Railroad official. Correspondence (1925-1947); reports (1906-1955); minutes (1954); financial records (1918-1946); maps (1904-1955); and publications (1909-1955) regarding the operations, financial status and policies of railway companies in central and southeastern Oklahoma. The companies include the Oklahoma Railway, the Oklahoma City Railway, the Metropolitan Railway, the El Reno Interurban and the Norman Interurban. The collection also contains correspondence (1947) regarding the liquidation of the Oklahoma City streetcar system, and the development of the Diamond Dishwasher Company (1925). Guy Bradford Treat Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1903-1955

Henry Simpson Johnston Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-323
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Oklahoma governor. Correspondence (1900-1960) relating to Johnston's political and legal careers, and to his affiliation with various fraternal organizations; speeches and other papers (1914-1930) relating to his election campaigns; legal papers (1909-1934) documenting court cases with which Johnston was involved; and printed material and newspaper clippings (1920-1960) collected by Johnston. Henry S. Johnston Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1891-1960

Irene Mitchell Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1680
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Black and white original and copy prints of Red Rock, and Guthrie, Oklahoma, with scenes of cattle ranching near Red Rock. Also included are hunting scenes, and studio portraits of Ella M. Reed, Walter M. Snyder, Ed Snyder, and members of the Eldridge family.

Dates: 1896-1912

Irwin Brothers Studio Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1147
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Black and white original prints of Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Hopi, and Papago Indians, ranching and homesteading scenes in the West Texas hill country along with hunting, farming, and business scenes. Photographs of Chickasha and Duncan, Indian Territory and of the Irwin family are also included.

Dates: 1880-1930

J. A. Shuck Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1100
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Black and white copy prints and original glass plate negatives of Cheyenne-Arapaho, Arapaho, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Sioux, Wichita, and Pawnee Indians. Also includes scenes of the U.S. Army, Fort Reno, Darlington Indian Agency and Concho Indian School, Indian Territory.

Dates: 1880-1920

J. D. Simpson Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1427
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Black and white original prints of the interior of the J.D. Simpson hardware store in Arapaho, Oklahoma Territory, along with a scene of Simpson's farming activity.

Dates: 1895-1900

James Franklin Parman Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1654
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Black and white copy prints of Cloud Chief, Oklahoma Territory, and the towns of Ardmore, Foss, Gotebo, and Cordell, Oklahoma. Also included are photographs of businesses, railroads, farming, picnicking, schools, a Ku Klux Klan parade and tornado damage. James Franklin Parman Manuscript Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1894-1965

Jerry Whistler Snow Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-697
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Correspondence (1893-1915) to and from various members of the Whistler family regarding life in Oklahoma Territory, describing a first ride in an automobile, sicknesses, diseases and quarantines, floods, Sac and Fox Indian dances and customs, the Sac and Fox Indian Agency and its Agent, Lee Patrick, the Chilicco Indian School, Wild West shows, and holiday celebrations. Correspondents include Maude Mayes Whistler, Pearl Mayes Whistler, and Gertrude Naden. Jerry Whistler Snow Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1893-1915

Jesse Lee Rader Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1618
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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

Jim Argo Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1694
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Black-and-white original prints of Guthrie and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory. Included are photographs of streets, horse-racing, railroad depots and railroads, wagons, telephone operators, court houses, and an election scene in Oklahoma City.

Dates: 1889-1901

John Lefeber Des Champs Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2551
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Amateur historian. Typewritten and handwritten copies of manuscripts (n.d.) entitled "The Short Line Midland Valley: a Class I Railroad" "Midland Valley" "Muskogee and the Midland Valley" "The Railroads in Osage County" and "John William DeSchamps and John Lefeber DeSchamps" all by John Lefeber Des Champs, along with a reminiscence entitled "Midland Valley Railroad Company, A.W. Lefeber's Kind Remembrances of 51 Years (1903-1954) of Association with Mr. Charles Edward Ingersoll and Family.". The collection also includes research materials such as correspondence, notebooks, notecards, a photograph log, and published materials relating to railroads in general and specifically to the Midland Valley Railroad Company, the Kansas, Oklahoma, and Gulf Railway Company, and the Oklahoma City, Ada,...
Dates: 1905-1994

John Womack Collection

 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

Jordan Studio Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1634
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Black and white original prints of Kingfisher, Oklahoma Territory and state, including scenes of businesses, farming, railroads, cotton marketing, firefighters and schools. The collection also contains a photograph of Onego, Oklahoma.

Dates: 1896-1910

Joseph G. Ralls Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-510
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Correspondence from Ralls' law practice, concerning the representation of various Choctaws during townsite payments and the allotment of Choctaw lands from 1903-1907. Joseph G. Ralls Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1870-1924

June Witt Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1683
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Black and white original prints of railroad workers at Shawnee, Oklahoma, and of locomotives.

Dates: 1909-1937

Kali-Inla Coal Company Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-332
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Coal mining company. Correspondence, financial reports, leases, legal reports, and general reports, all dated 1903–1944, regarding the operation and management of the Kali-Inla Coal Company of Hartshorne, Indian Territory, and Oklahoma, and that of its subsidiary coal companies and related firms. Special correspondence files include those regarding labor union activity, mining accidents, company housing, relations with railroads, and insurance. Also included in this collection are equipment catalogs (ca. 1910–1944) containing advertisements and information regarding miner and mining supplies. In addition to reflecting the mining industry in Oklahoma, the collection also contains information on mining operations in Colorado, West Virginia, and Arkansas. Kali-Inla Coal Company Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1903-1944