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Kansas -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Margaret Clark Stephens Collection

 Collection — Box S-45
Identifier: WHC-M-1739
Scope and Contents

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Collector. Newspaper and magazine articles (1948-1969) regarding Don Santiago Querque, also known as James Kirker and Don Santiago Kirker; and a photocopy of a manuscript (n.d.) regarding frontier life and conditions near Arkansas City, Kansas, during the opening of the Cherokee Strip and subsequent settlement of the rest of Oklahoma Territory. Margaret Clark Stephens Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1948-1969

Territorial Oklahoma Manuscripts Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1937
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Subject collection. Typescript and original manuscript accounts by pioneers and frontiersmen regarding the settlement of No Man's Land and the Oklahoma and Indian Territories.

Dates: 1881-1907

Territory of Kansas Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-757
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Documents regarding territorial and early statehood-era Kansas, including land settlement brochures, U.S. Centennial Celebration programs (1876), and government proclamations and patriotic programs (1863-1873). Also a leaflet (1879) regarding the settlement of former slaves in Kansas, and a leaflet (1888) published by the Plainsville School Board denying that it was ordering history texts sympathetic to the Confederate cause.

Dates: 1856-1880

U.S. Army Collection: Tenth Infantry Regiment

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-606
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Correspondence (1865-1866), alterations reports (1855-1902), muster rolls (1865-1869) and casualty returns (1856-1868) from the Regiment's service in Minnesota, Kansas, Utah, and Dakota Territories, as well as Cuba and the Philippines. Included are casualty statistics and action reports, several of which regard engagements with the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians. From 1898 on, many of the Regiment's soldiers were enlistees from Fort Reno, Oklahoma Territory.

Dates: 1855-1903

Walter Stanley Campbell Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-84
Scope and Contents

Professor. Personal correspondence (1897–1957); correspondence with Campbell’s relatives (1822–1896); correspondence with publishers and literary agents (1920–1958); literary manuscripts (circa 1914–1957); diaries, notebooks, and journals (1901–1926); and business papers (circa 1925–1959) regarding Campbell’s writings on the West, Indians, and Oklahoma, with emphasis on transportation, fortifications, cowboys, wars and battles, criminals and outlaws, and American Indian chiefs, along with original Indian art by Carl Sweezy. [Boxes 104 through 121 of this collection are available online at the OU Libraries website.]FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

Dates: 1800-1964

William Elsey Connelley Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-126
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Author. Correspondence (ca. 1923) regarding the Bender family of Kansas, and the genealogy of families in Big Sandy Valley, Kentucky; notebooks (ca. 1854-1913) concerning the American Civil War, linguistics, William Quantrill, Kansas Indians, and Kansas history prior to the 20th century; clippings (ca. 1855-1900) concerning Kansas Indians and history; manuscripts (ca. 1902) concerning politics, Indian mythology, folklore, linguistics and Kansas history; pamphlets (1857-1925); and diaries (1858-1911) of Henry William Ela recounting his Civil War experiences, and of Connelley.

Dates: 1854-1925