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Oklahoma -- History -- Land Rush, 1893

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur Covey Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1557
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Black and white original and copy prints of the range cattle industry in Wyoming and bauxite mining in Arkansas, along with photographs of Sioux, Apache, and Wichita Indians. The collection also includes a photograph of Covey's drawing of the Cherokee Strip Opening in 1893. Arthur S. Covey Manuscript Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1880-1920

Charles Lafferty Photograph Collection

 Collection — Box Photo L-1
Identifier: WHC-P-1513
Scope and Contents

A black and white copy print of the opening of the Cherokee Strip, September 16, 1893.

Dates: 1893

Cunningham Indian Photographs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1671
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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

Edna Greer Porter Hatfield Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-264
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Transcripts of interviews with pioneers who took part in the 1893 Land Run into the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma, with accompanying township maps showing the homesteads of settlers. The collection also includes historical and cultural information about the Indian tribes, including the Tonkawa, Kansa (Kaw) and Ponca, that lived in the eastern portion of the Cherokee Strip. The final part of the collection consists of correspondence and field notebooks written by Orville Stanley Smith and Theodore H. Barrett during an 1871 survey of the Sisseton and Wahpeton Indian reservation in Dakota Territory. Edna Greer Porter Hatfield Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1832-1958

Franklin Campbell Smith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1748
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Minister. A typescript of the Rev. Smith's autobiography (1946) which includes accounts of his experiences in Oklahoma Territory and the origins of Oklahoma place names, as well as stories concerning religion, settlers, cowboys, marshals, the weather, and public opinion regarding the Spanish-American War and the Crazy Snake Rebellion in Indian Territory. The collection also includes a typescript of Smith's biography of James Patrick Major, C.S.A., who held important commands in the Southwest during the Civil War.

Dates: 1946

J. W. Gilliland Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-223
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Collector. A photocopy of a letter by Newt Locke to his brother, Tom, describing his participation in the Run of 1893 into the Cherokee Strip, with accounts of the settlement of the towns of Hennessey and Enid, Oklahoma.

Dates: 1893

Jesse Albert Baker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-727
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Judge. Election certificate and letter from William H. Murray regarding Baker's service as a delegate to the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention; letters from Oklahoma Territorial Governor Cassius M. Barnes, Governor J.B.A. Robertson and State Supreme Court Justice Summers Hardy; a transcript of the story of Baker's participation in the Cherokee Strip Run in 1893; and one copy of "The Barking Water" magazine (1928) of Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Dates: 1853-1928

Kay Peters Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-487
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Photographer. An account (n.d.) by Peters of his participation in the Land Run of 1893 into the Cherokee Strip; correspondence (1904) regarding settlement of the estate of a deceased relative; a warranty deed (1900); and a Garfield County Tax Assessment List (1927). Kay Peters Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1904-1927

Margaret Clark Stephens Collection

 Collection — Box S-45
Identifier: WHC-M-1739
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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

Oklahoma City Liberty National Bank Photograph Collection

 Collection — Box Photo O-1
Identifier: WHC-P-1415
Scope and Contents

Black and white copy prints of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory and Oklahoma; statehood day activities in Guthrie, Oklahoma and the opening of the Cherokee Strip. Liberty National Bank Manuscript Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1889-1926

Preston Van Buren Duvall Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-981
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Typed manuscript (1938) concerning the life of Preston Duvall and his experiences in the run into the Cherokee Strip in 1893.

Dates: 1938

Ralph Hayden Records Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1832
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Professor. Magazine and journal article (1940-1968) regarding historiography; and a manuscript (n.d.) by Loban S. Records entitled "The Recollections of a Cowboy of the Seventies and Eighties" regarding the lives of cowboys and ranchers in Kansas and the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma in the 1870's and 1880's. The manuscript includes an account of Records's participation in the Land Run of 1893. Ralph Hyden Records Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1940-1968

Rhoda Foster Warne Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1325
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Newspaper clippings (1938) regarding the history of Helena Township, Oklahoma Territory and of a pioneer who participated in the 1893 land run into the Cherokee Strip. Rhoda Foster Warne Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1938

Robert E. Cunningham Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1666
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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

Samuel Walter Smith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-578
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Pioneer and banker. Memoirs (1949) of Sam Smith, recording his family's life in frontier Kansas and Colorado, and their participation in the Land Run of 1893 into the Cherokee Strip.

Dates: 1949

Thelma Brown Walker Collection

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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

Tonkawa Public Library Collection

 Collection — Box T-3
Identifier: WHC-M-620
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Typescripts of interviews and news articles with pioneers and army officers from the area around present-day Tonkawa, Oklahoma, regarding U.S. Army operations, Indians, and the settlement of the region. Tonkawa Public Library Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1938

Walter S. Ferguson Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1170
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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