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Oklahoma -- History -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur W. Evans Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1770
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Collector. Correspondence (1906–1968); certificates (1891–1918); and news clippings (1928–1939) regarding University of Oklahoma president Arthur Grant Evans, federal funding for schools in Indian Territory, the issue of separate statehood for Oklahoma and Indian territories, and Evans’s participation in the United States’ propaganda effort in World War I; a typescript regarding the history (1816–1831) of the Presbyterian church and missions in the eastern Cherokee Nation; a diary (1887) of A. G. Evans; and original records (1830–1857) of the New Echota Church in the Cherokee Nation, as recorded by Samuel A. Worcester, church clerk. Arthur W. Evans Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1830-1968

Berlin Basil Chapman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1286
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Historian. Photocopies of correspondence (1889-1955), reports, and news articles by Chapman regarding the history of Oklahoma, including the history of Lincoln County, of the towns of Chandler, Mountain View and Stillwater, of the Boomers led by David L. Payne, of the alienation of federal lands in Oklahoma, of the loyalty oaths required of the state's collegiate faculty during the early 1950's, of Oklahoma State University, and of Gov. J.C. Walton's proclamation of martial law (1923) in Okmulgee County.
Dates: 1889-1955

Boomer Literature Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-758
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Flyers, leaflets, and handbills advertising the lands in Oklahoma Territory, both settled and unsettled. Also contains a proclamation (1893) by Territorial Governor William Renfrow and a commencement ceremony program (1882) from Indian University in Muskogee, Indian Territory.
Dates: 1859-1905

C. Guy Cutlip Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-950
Abstract Judge. Records (1930-1931) of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Board of Governors; speeches (1927-1936) by Cutlip; manuscripts regarding the history of Seminole County, Oklahoma, Wewoka, Oklahoma, and the Seminole Nation; Seminole Indian land allotment certificates (1901-1902); records (1905-1910) of the Wewoka Masonic Lodge; and a financial ledger (1867-1872) of the Wewoka Trading Company. C. Guy Cutlip Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1867-1967

C. Ross Hume Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-301
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Attorney. Personal and business correspondence (1893-1948) relating to Hume's family, his association with the University of Oklahoma, and his activities as an attorney for the Caddo Indians. Also included are numerous legal documents relating to Indian claims and historical papers and documents regarding the Indians of Oklahoma, the Shirley Trading Post, the Anadarko (Oklahoma) area and the University of Oklahoma. C. Ross Hume Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1805-1981

Carl Coke Rister Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-524
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Historian. Student grade books (1929-1951) from history courses taught by Rister at the University of Oklahoma; manuscripts (1889-1920) regarding the settlement of Oklahoma prepared by Rister's students; and typescripts of the official reports (1868-1871) of Generals William T. Sherman and Philip Sheridan regarding the actions of their commands with the Indians. The original reports are in the Library of Congress. Carl Coke Rister Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1868-1951

Chickasaw Nation Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1085
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Typescripts of laws (1871-1881) and newspaper articles (1874-1933) relating to the lands, institutions and the affairs of the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.
Dates: 1871-1933

Choctaw Nation Papers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-105
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Legislation, laws and resolutions (1896-1910) of the Choctaw Nation; typescripts of newspaper articles (1868-1936) concerning elections, allotment of tribal lands, and the Dawes Commission; and four ledgers containing the journals and minutes (1902-1911) of the Choctaw National Council.
Dates: 1868-1936

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

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

E. L. Malone Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-369
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Oil field worker. Letters (1904-1905) from E.L. Malone to his wife and son, describing life in the oil field and Oklahoma Territory boom towns.
Dates: 1904-1905

Frank Dale Healy, Jr., Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-267
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Rancher. Two manuscripts, one (1950) by Frank Dale Healy, Jr., concerning Healy family history and life in the Oklahoma Panhandle during Territorial days, including a description of related photographs; and one (ca. 1920) written by George Henry Healy, concerning ranching on Padre Island, Texas. Frank Dale Healy Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: ca. 1920-1950

Fred Lincoln Wenner Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-652
Scope and Contents Journalist. Typescripts and manuscripts (1889-1939), and clippings (n.d.) regarding the history and settlement of Oklahoma; and correspondence (1904-1950) between Wenner and the Territorial Board for the Leasing of School Lands, of which Wenner was secretary, and with notable personalities in Oklahoma regarding Oklahoma history. Fred L. Wenner Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1887-1950

Lemuel Hensley Tittle Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-616
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Attorney. Legal documents (1891-1900), including tax and pay receipts; judicial documents (1894-1899), including injunction bonds, writs of injunction and transcripts of injunction, all from Greer County, Texas and Greer County, Oklahoma. Also included are sheriff deputization certificates (1895-1899), citizen announcements of cattle brands claimed (1894), a homestead certificate (1903) and a teacher certification (1899), also from Greer County, Oklahoma. Lemuel Hensley Tittle Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1891-1903

Lewis Spencer Salter Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1054
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Teacher. Typescript of a diary kept by Anna K. Wood as she travelled to the border of the Cherokee Outlet from Denver, Colorado to participate in the 1893 land run; minutes (1912-1921) of the Arthur Foote Music Club at the University of Oklahoma; a roster (1898) of soldiers in Company "M" of the 1st Volunteer Infantry Regiment of Indian Territory; and a published history (1933) of the Men's Dinner Club in Oklahoma City. Lewis Spencer Salter Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1893-1933

Lowry A. Doran Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-168
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Professor. Five typescript copies of the diary (1892-1893) of Abraham J. Seay, Governor of Oklahoma Territory; three typescript copies of various newspaper articles (1943) concerning foreign affairs and United States foreign policy; and typescript copies of "How War Came" by Forrest Davis and Ernest K. Lindley, published in the "Ladies' Home Journal" (1942) and concerning America's entrance into World War II.
Dates: 1892-1942

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

Mary Louise Ligon Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-358
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Collector. A manuscript (n.d.) describing a saloon fight; a typescript (n.d.) entitled"Fundamental Principals of Plant Breeding" by Isaac C. Renfro; newspaper clippings (1925); and a permit (1906) issued to Elkins, Webster and Bayleas to sell insurance in Indian Territory. Mary Louise Ligon Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1906-1925

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

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

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 Stanley Campbell Collection

 Collection — Drawer 8606
Identifier: WHC-M-84
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Author and professor. Personal correspondence (1897-1957); correspondence with Campbell's relatives (1822-1896); correspondence with publishers and literary agents (1920-1958); literary manuscripts (ca. 1914-1957); diaries, notebooks, and journals (1901-1926); and business papers (ca. 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 Indian chiefs, along with original Indian art by Carl Sweezy. Walter Stanley Campbell Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1800-1964

William Potter Ross Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-535
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Editor and Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. Typescripts of newspaper articles (1866-1891) of Ross's messages to the Cherokee Nation and the Cherokee Council, and instructions to the Cherokee delegation to Washington, D.C., regarding reconstruction, tribal government, financial matters, organization of Oklahoma Territory, education, Sequoyah, and the use of lands, along with biographical information on Ross.
Dates: 1866-1891