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Missionaries -- Oklahoma

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

A. J. Becker Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1137
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Quanah Parker and Comanche Indians, the Post Oak Cemetery, and a mission in Comanche County, Oklahoma. Also included are baptismal scenes and a meeting place of the Choctaw council.
Dates: 1900-1938

Allen Wright Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-688
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Typescripts of messages, proclamations, and statements 81868-1880) made by Wright as Principal Chief of the Choctaw nation to the General Council; typescripts of Wright's letters to the editor of the VINDICATOR and other newspapers, all regarding governmental issues of the Choctaw Nation. Also included are session minutes (1886-1900) of the Tali Hekia Presbyterian Church, Blue County, Indian Territory and Sunday School attendence records (1925-1926) of the Presbyterian Church, Wapanucka, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1866-1930

Althea Leah Bierbower Bass Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-31
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Historian. Manuscript essays (1847-1850) written by Sarah Worcester, a daughter of Samuel A. and Ann Orr Worcester, missionaries to the Cherokees, while a student at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, along with a typed manuscript biography (1955) of Alice M. Robertson, Oklahoma's first Congresswoman, authored by Bass, and entitled "The Inheritance of Alice Robertson.".
Dates: 1847-1955

Christopher James Huggard Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1069
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Huggard’s master’s thesis (1987)“The Role of the Family in Settling the Cherokee Outlet” with chapters regarding the land run of 1893, settlement and housing patterns, and interaction with neighbors. Also in this collection is a paper by Huggard later published in the Chronicles of Oklahoma, titled “Culture Mixing: Everyday Life Among the Choctaw in the Mid-Nineteenth Century” and a postcard (1989) commemorating the Land Run of 1889.
Dates: 1987-1989

Colonial Dames Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-922
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Correspondence (1859 1862) dealing with Spencer Academy and the Choctaw Indians; correspondence (1864-1871) concerning the Omaha Mission in Nebraska; correspondence (1861-1864) dealing with the Civil War; and correspondence (1852-1894) of Charles S. Rogers to Mrs. O.S. Lee.
Dates: 1852-1894

Dwight Mission Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-856
Scope and Contents Color original of Dr. Charles Cutler Torrey, missionary at Dwight Mission, Indian Territory, during the Civil War years. Dwight Mission Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1957

Frank Allen Balyeat Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-26
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Educator. Typescripts and notes of Baptist missionaries to the Indians; correspondence relating to schools in Indian and Oklahoma Territories; releases of the Bureau of Indian Affairs concerning American Indian education; a booklet on Sequoyah and the Cherokee alphabet; notes and correspondence concerning Joseph Samuel Murrow and Bacone College; leaflet describing El Meta Bond College; and correspondence concerning Oklahoma post offices. Frank Allen Balyeat Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1774-1960

Green McCurtain Collection

 Collection — Drawer 8613
Identifier: WHC-M-391
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Indian Chief. Correspondence (1890-1916) to and from McCurtain and his personal secretary, George W. Scott, regarding the Choctaws' claims against the United States, and separate statehood for Indian Territory, including letters from Chiefs of other major Indian tribes in the Territory; maps of railroad rights-of-way and towns in the Choctaw Nation (1876-1908), published by its general council; publications (1896-1913) by various political parties and citizens groups in the Choctaw Nation; publications (1892-1916) of the U.S. government regarding mineral rights of the Choctaw Nation and Indian Territory; and personal journals of McCurtain. Green McCurtain Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1916

James Anderson Slover Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-1769
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A photocopy of the autobiography of James Slover, a missionary to the Cherokee Nation during the Civil War, and chaplain of the 1st Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Volunteers, under Stand Watie. The diary includes an account of post-war difficulties in Arkansas due to a depressed economy, race relations and the reconstruction government, and of Slover's subsequent decision to move to California.
Dates: ca. 1907

James Ross Ramsay Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-1218
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Missionary. A typescript of Ramsay's autobiography, in which he recounts his education and experiences as a Presbyterian missionary among the Seminoles, hardships during the Civil War, and accounts of medical treatments.
Dates: ca. 1890

Joseph Samuel Murrow Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1827
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Missionary. Legal and other records (1894-1928) of the Rev. Murrow's home and school for Indian orphans, including a monthly report for the school, records of Bacone College, and of the newspaper"The Indian Orphan"; Murrow's original certificate of appointment as superintendent of Indian missions in Indian and Oklahoma Territories; minutes and proceedings (1916-1918) of the Indian Missionary Association and Osage Indian Mission; and programs (1912-1921) for meetings of the Deacons' and Missionaries' Institute of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Baptist Churches, and of the Oklahoma Indian Baptist Association.
Dates: 1894-1928

Mary Prosser Jayne Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1938
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Missionary. Correspondence (1915) and pamphlets (1924) of missionary Robert Hamilton, stationed in Shawnee, Oklahoma, regarding his work there; and manuscript notes (n.d.) by Miss Jayne regarding missionary work at the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian Baptist Mission, and the class of 1896 of the Baptist Missionary Training School.
Dates: 1915-1924

Mrs. Butler Stonestreet Smiser Collection

 Collection — Box S-5
Identifier: WHC-M-572
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Publisher. Newspaper clippings (1935-1950) regarding the Smisers and their publishing activities and early years in Atoka, Indian Territory; a memorial (1915) to Katrina Ellett Murrow, a Baptist missionary to the Choctaw Indians, and wife of Joseph S. Murrow; and a term paper by John E. Dodd entitled "The Life of J.S. Murrow.".
Dates: 1915-1950

Mrs. John B. Lilley Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-1204
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Missionary. A typescript of a diary kept by Mrs. Lilley, the wife of John B. Lilley, a Presbyterian missionary to the Seminole Indians. The diary describes the Lilleys' arrival among the Seminole, the hardships of living in Indian Territory, problems with slaves, friction between the Creeks and the Seminoles, and tensions prior to the Civil War.
Dates: 1842-1857

Ozetta Jenks Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1141
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of a Kickapoo Indian village and the Friends Mission Home at Shawneetown, Indian Territory.
Dates: 1885-1900

Paul T. Olinger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-462
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Collector. Lecture notes (1859–1866) and theological books (1797–1866) of H. R. Schermerhorn, seminary student and, later, Indian Territory missionary; personal land records (1908–1917), including land deeds from the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations and unallotted land deeds signed by Chickasaw governor Douglas H. Johnston and Choctaw principal chief Victor M. Locke, Jr.
Dates: 1797-1917

Roberta Robey Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-1220
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Diary of Mrs. Cassandra Sawyer Lockwood describing her journey to the Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory (1833-1834), and life at Dwight Mission (1834-1835), including efforts by the Mission staff to free slaves.
Dates: 1833-1835

Samuel Price Ross Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-534
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Physician. Patient account ledgers (1912-1922); certificates and diplomas (1899-1922); and a typescript (ca. 1936) of an account by Mrs. Ross of her experiences as the wife of a physician in the Indian Territory. Samuel Price Ross Photograph Collections also in repository.
Dates: 1899-1936

Samuel W. Robertson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1219
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Teacher. Correspondence (1876-1939), mostly between Robertson and his parents, William S. and Ann Eliza Worcester Robertson, Presbyterian missionaries to the Creek Indians, regarding family life and activities at Tullahassee Mission, Indian Territory; and an autobiography of Samuel W. Robertson and biographical information on his parents.
Dates: 1876-1939

Stephen Foreman Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1009
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Missionary. Typescripts of Foreman's journals (1862-1868) regarding life in the Cherokee Nation during the Civil War, letters (1864-1881) from Foreman to various correspondents, and letters (1837-1881) from various correspondents to members of the Foreman family.
Dates: 1837-1881

Thomas C. Battey Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-814
Scope and Contents Black and white original print of Thomas Battey, a Quaker missionary who supervised the Riverside Indian Boarding School and later taught among the Kiowas. Thomas C. Battey Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1874