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Subject Source: Ftamc

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Alan W. Farley Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1017
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Attorney. Notebooks of memoirs by Homer W. Wheeler, describing his life as an Army Scout; broadsides, newspapers, and handbills regarding the settlement of Kansas; along with a wide variety of other documents collected by Farley and relating the the Civil War, settlement of Kansas, Indian battles on the Great Plains with an emphasis on Kansas, and on the history of the American West in general. Also included is one of the two known copies of the "Siwinowe Kesibwi" (Shawnee Sun) newspaper (1841).
Dates: 1833-1966

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

C. H. Detrick Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-157
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Interpreter. A Comanche-English dictionary, with Comanche alphabet and diacritical markings, compiled by Detrick while serving as an interpreter for the Red Store Trading Post at Fort Sill, Indian Territory. The collection also includes typescripts on the Comanche language, customs and conventions, the Lord's Prayer in Comanche, a translated Comanche reminiscence with language notes and explanations, and a typewritten memoir by Detrick on his work at the Trading post. C.H. Detrick Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1880-1897

Charles Alexander Long Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1334
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Minister. Memoirs (1971) of the Rev. Charles A. Long, who graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1905, and served as a Methodist missionary in Brazil, 1911-1952.
Dates: 1971

Claude Hensley Collection

 Collection — Box H-8
Identifier: WHC-M-274
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Journalist. Typescripts of various documents dealing with Quanah Parker, life at Fort Sill and Fort Reno, Oklahoma Territory, buffalo hunting, and the memoirs of E.H. Linzee describing the development of Oklahoma Territory. Claude Hensley Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1860-1940

Dennis Wolf Bushyhead Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-75
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Indian Chief. Correspondence, annual messages, memoirs, autobiography, proclamations, and other papers relating to political matters in which Bushyhead was involved as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1879-1887 and as a representative to the Dawes Commission, and relating to the controversies growing out of the Cherokee Strip Livestock Association's operations.
Dates: 1879-1922

Dr. Madison T.J. Capshaw Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1912
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Physician. Handwritten accounts of Dr. Capshaw's experiences as a physician in early-day Norman, Oklahoma and during the World War I influenza epidemic; and of the childhood of his son, Walter Capshaw. Madison T.J. Capshaw Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1920

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

Eugene Fields Messenger Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-400
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Typescript of Messenger's memoirs (n.d.) detailing his role in the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention of 1907 and the struggle to designate Holdenville as the Hughes County seat; and a newspaper obituary (1957) for Messenger.
Dates: 1957

Florence Ogden Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1210
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A brief memoir written by Ogden recounting her childhood experiences and emphasizing her contact with local Cheyenne Indians near Thomas, Custer County, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1961

Floy Duncum Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-176
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Collector. Memoirs (n.d.) of James Louis Avant, relating his experiences as bailiff of the U.S. District Court for Western Arkansas at Fort Smith, and as a Disciplinarian of the Kiowa Government Schools at Anadarko, Oklahoma Territory, along with anecdotes of a hunting trip in the Kiamichi (Oklahoma) Mountains, plus two obituaries (1941) of Avant.
Dates: 1941

Hershel Barrett Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2519
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Pioneer. An account of Hershel Barrett's experiences on the frontier, entitled "Frontier Experiences of Hershel Barrett.".
Dates: 1850-1890

J. D. McCammon Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1363
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Journalist. Memoirs (n.d.) of McCammon's early reporting career on various newspapers ca. 1900, an article (n.d.) about Missouri judge Ernest S. Gantt, and a letter (1942) from Frank W. Taylor of the Chicago Sun, rejecting the article about Gantt.
Dates: ca. 1942

J. E. Wagner Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2529
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Farmer. Memoirs entitled "Memories of Oklahoma" in which Wagner relates his experiences in Texas and Oklahoma Territory.
Dates: 1874-1896

John A. Morrow Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1370
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Physician. Memoirs (1954) of Morrow, recounting his early medical practice in Indian Territory, 1899-1922, and a newspaper biography (1953).
Dates: 1953-1954

John Colby Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2561
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Collector. Correspondence, hand-drawn maps, and other data which John Colby used in writing a history of the U.S. Army's 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division. It also contains articles about the 90th Division such as "This fort is ours", stories and memoirs of Colby's former comrades, field artillery and regiment unit journals, cassette tape recordings in which soldiers discuss the role of the 90th Division, and maps of Koenigsmacher and the Metz areas, France, and the Dillingen area, Germany.
Dates: 1942-1995

John D. Moore Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1354
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Physician. Biographical data sheet (1955); a memoir (n.d.) of Moore's first summer of medical practice at Swink, Indian Territory in 1907; along with his license (1907) from Indian Territory. John D. Moore Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1907-1955

John Elmer Hughes Collection

 Item — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1287
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Physician. A published memoir in which Hughes describes his medical practice in Shawnee, Oklahoma beginning in 1906, and his travels in Alaska, Europe, South America, Africa and Indochina.
Dates: 1951

Mary Griffith Hoops Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1028
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Pioneer. Photocopy of a typescript memoir (1887) by Mary Griffith Hoops, published in the Marion Record in 1925, describing the settlement in 1864-1865 of her family in Marion, Kansas. Includes information on the early history of the area, life on the frontier, a meeting with Kit Carson, and a trading post on the Santa Fe Trail.
Dates: 1887

Richard L. Martin Collection

 Collection — Box M-5
Identifier: WHC-M-378
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Two letter pads containing rough drafts of Martin's correspondence and a brief account of his experiences in Indian Territory during the Civil War. Some correspondence also deals with land allotment and Indian opposition to Oklahoma statehood.
Dates: 1860-1907

Robert Thurston Mitchell Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1374
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Memoirs (n.d.) of Mitchell, a Vinita, Oklahoma physician; correspondence (1938-1951) concerning Mitchell family genealogy; newspaper clippings (1946-1951); and research material on the Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma, including an interview (1937) conducted by James S. Buchanan with Stanley A. Clark. Robert Thurston Mitchell Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1937-1951

Samuel Walter Smith 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

Thomas J. Judy Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2528
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Rancher. A typewritten, twenty-seven page memoir (ca. 1936) of Judy's life as a pioneer rancher in No Man's Land (the Oklahoma Panhandle area). The memoir recounts the hardships of ranching in Beaver County and the lawlessness of that area.
Dates: 1884-1936

Virgil Berry Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-36
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Physician. Clippings of Dr. Berry's column in the OKMULGEE DAILY TIMES; copies of the American Medical Association Delegates Handbooks and Program (1908); and a typescript memoir entitled "Experiences of a Pioneer Doctor in Indian Territory" in which Berry describes his medical practices in Chouteau, Oklahoma (1890), in Wagoner, Oklahoma (1891-1898), where he was the town's first physician, as physician to the Seminole tribe (1898-1901), and in Okmulgee, Oklahoma (1909-1947). Virgil Berry Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1895-1953

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

William Matthew Tilghman Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-614
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U.S. Marshal. Correspondence (1901-1960) to and from William M. and Zoe Tilghman regarding family affairs, outlaws, Communist infiltration of the Works Progress Administration in Oklahoma, and poets and writers of Oklahoma; Tilghman's personal financial records (n.d.); manuscripts and typescripts (n.d.), including Tilghman's memoirs; publications (1843-1949) from the Poetry Society of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Authors' Club, the Women of '89 Club, etc., including a mid-nineteenth century etiquette book; programs (1903-1934) of various academic, social, charitable and religious organizations; clippings regarding outlaws; and showbills for western movies.
Dates: 1843-1960