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Oklahoma -- Description and travel

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

A. N. Howe Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2531
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Cowboy. Typescript (n.d.) of a personal reminiscence by Howe regarding his experience in the West including visits to Dodge City, Kansas, Beaver County, Oklahoma, and No Man's Land. Also included are words to a song entitled "The Little Old Sod Shanty on My Claim.".
Dates: 1883-1938

Albert Daniel Wright Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-687
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Merchant. A typescript (1947) of an account by Wright regarding his participation in the Land Run of 1889, his settlement in the towns of Guthrie and Chandler, Oklahoma Territory, and his experiences in each. Albert Daniel Wright Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1947

Andrew Alexander Forbes Photograph Collection

Identifier: WHC-P-1658
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints and glass plate negatives, taken by Andrew Alexander Forbes. Includes scenes of the range cattle industry in western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory, sodhouses, railroad construction, the United States Army, buffalo, andalso of Sac and Fox and Cheyenne Indians.
Dates: 1880-1900

B. S. Stafford Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-587
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Businessman. Manuscript (1932) of Stafford's memoirs entitled "Incidents and Recollections of My Life" in which he describes the Civil War in South Carolina, and slavery on his father's planatation. Also included are accounts of land speculation and bank failures in Oklahoma and Texas.
Dates: 1932

Bob Johnson Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2080
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Collector. A short, typewritten copy of a travel diary (1908) on traveling through Kansas and Oklahoma, along with copies of three letters (1849-1873). One letter is from Beni Wingate writing from Ft. Gibson, Indian Territory, in 1850 regarding family matters; the second is from George Mower, writing from the Platte River in Nebraska Territory in 1849 and commenting on what he had seen since leaving St. Joseph, Missouri; and the third (1873) is a brief letter of introduction for a salesman operating out of Denison, Texas.
Dates: 1849-1908

Bryan W. Lovelace Collection

 Collection — Box L-27
Identifier: WHC-M-365
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A journal kept by Joseph R. Smith of New York, recording his experiences while on a surveying expedition through Indian Territory. Smith describes the expedition's encounters with hostile Comanches, friendly Osages, severe weather and insect hordes. Also included in this collection are photocopies of a legislative document (1858) and a published article (1850), both regarding Creek Nation boundaries.
Dates: 1850-1858

Ed Meacham and James Watt Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2609
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A forty-three page spiral bound autobiography of Florence Ellen Haynes Watt, entitled, When I Was A Little Girl: Florence Ellen Haynes, June 23, 1904 - December 3, 1982. This work describes many of her early life experiences in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Clinton, Oklahoma, including notes on family life, education, entertainment, and local events.
Dates: 1982

Edythe Pearl Brewster Collection

 Collection — Box B-60
Identifier: WHC-M-2588
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Two biographical typescripts (n.d.) recounting the life of Anna Amelia Doubleday Staton and her family history. One of the typescripts contains a number of cowboy-related stories. Also includes a journal by Oliver Nelson describing his experiences and the experiences of others as cowboys on the Texas range, circa 1882-1945.
Dates: 1860-1950

Ercelle Moore Collection

 Collection — Box M-68
Identifier: WHC-M-1724
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Author. Memoirs (n.d.) of Ercelle Moore; copies of journals (1947, 1975, 1982) with stories and poems by Moore; a teleplay set in Oklahoma and entitled "Christmas at Crossroads" by Moore, and correspondence (1977) with Lawrence Kimble concerning the teleplay; along with a copy of a screenplay (1975) by James McDonald and Robert Gerlach, written for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and entitled "The Seminar." Ercelle Moore Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1947-1952

Flora Belle Simmons Ramsey Collection

 Collection — Box R-10
Identifier: WHC-M-1847
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Housewife and pioneer. Manuscripts (n.d.) by Mrs. Ramsey recording her impressions and experiences as a participant in the Land Run of 1889. Mrs. Ramsey and her family settled near Stillwater, in Payne County, Oklahoma. Flora Belle Simmons Ramsey Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: unspecified

Helen Hackett Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1933
Scope and Contents Collector. Ribbons, medals, and buttons (1888–1920) from various political campaigns and conventions, political parties, and fraternal organizations, plus a notary public seal. The collection also contains two scrapbooks (1930s) on Oklahoma history and travel.
Dates: 1888-1930s

James Reagles, Jr., Collection

 Collection — Box R-45
Identifier: WHC-M-1828
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Soldier. Correspondence (1866-1868) to and from Reagle regarding personal matters as well as his assignments at Fort Arbuckle, Indian Territory, with descriptions of the Indians of various tribes with whom he came into contact; and Reagles's diary (1864-1867), in which he recorded his experiences as a Union soldier in Virginia during the Civil War and his post-war service with the U.S. 10th Cavalry at Fort Arbuckle. In the diary Reagle recorded prominent Comanche, Choctaw and Chickasaw words and their English translations, a Caddo drinking song, and recipes for "elixirs of life." Of special note are his impressions of the Indians, his history of the Comanches through 1867, and drawing of a Caddo village he visited in 1867. James Reagle Jr. Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1864-1868

John Milton Oskison Collection

 Collection — Folder O-8
Identifier: WHC-M-466
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Author. Photo identification pass (1917) issued by the American Commission to Negotiate Peace of World War I; and two unpublished manuscripts, one entitled "The Singing Bird" and the other an unfinished autobiography which chronicles Oskison's life in the Cherokee Nation and elsewhere. John Milton Oskison Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1917-1947

John Wesley Morris Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1723
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Geographer. Correspondence (1939-1982); papers (1942-1956) concerning Morris's military service in the United States Navy and in the United States Army Reserves; certificates and diplomas (1864-1892); account books (1962-1969); and manuscripts, research notes, correspondence, and contracts (ca. 1950-1982) concerning books and articles by Morris, a University of Oklahoma geography professor. John Wesley Morris Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1864-1982

Julia A. "Julee" Short Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1782
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Author. A copy of the final issue (1968) of "The Oklahoma Advertizer"; student term papers (n.d.) and a journal article regarding Walter Stanley Campbell, Roger Williams, the surrender of Stand Watie, and Washington Irving's tour of Oklahoma in 1832; correspondence (1967-1970) from scholars on the above subjects.
Dates: 1967-1970

LaVerle Miller Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2610
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A family history entitled, As My World Turns, by Lena Rivers Been Miller. This work is a brief spiral bound autobiography of Lena Rivers Been Miller that describes many of her early life experiences in Clinton, Foss, and Parkersburg, Oklahoma, including notes on family life, education, entertainment, and local events. Also contains information on the Barnes and Been family genealogies.
Dates: 1989

Lelia Hudson Reeve Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1822
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Pioneer. Typescripts of manuscripts (ca. 1922) by Mrs. Reeve, entitled "Early Days in Western Kansas" "Santa Fe Trail" and "Early Days in Oklahoma.".
Dates: ca. 1922

Richard M. Garrity Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1023
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Collector. Newsletters of the Model Railroad Interest Group (1960-1986) for which Garrity served as editor, plus his notes and typescripts for same. Also included are correspondence (1950-1988); published and unpublished articles by Garrity and others regarding railways, Oklahoma natural history, local history, and solar energy; photos relating to Garrity's articles; newspaper clippings; and one cubic foot of oral histories on cassette tapes.
Dates: 1950-1988

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

Roberta Robey Collection

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

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

W. C. Jamieson Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1243
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Farmer. Bulletins (1918-1921) from the National Board of Farm Organizations; letter recounting an automobile journey through Oklahoma in 1930; letter regarding presidential candidate Alfred M. Landon; and correspondence (1919-1920) regarding the creation of a dairy farmers' league for the Oklahoma City market.
Dates: 1915-1937

Warren P. Chaney Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-95
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Government employee. Correspondence, memoirs, recollections, allotment records, Civil War papers, clippings and other materials relating to Indian Territory, reflecting Chaney's experiences while traveling through the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations as clerk in charge of the Choctaw-Chickasaw Allotment Division of the Dawes Commission. Warren P. Chaney Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1864-1935