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Courts -- Oklahoma

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Bayard Taylor Hainer Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-245
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Judge. Correspondence (1906-1927); commissions and appointments (1898-1906) to the Oklahoma Territory Supreme Court; certifications as attorney (1897-1909); press excerpts (1906-1926); and clippings (1900-1933) concerning Hainer's career as an Oklahoma Territorial Supreme Court Justice and Federal Trade Commission attorney. Bayard Taylor Hainer Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1887-1933

Bower Broaddus Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-61
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Judge. Findings of fact, conclusions of law, and case files (1940-1949) from Broaddus's tenure as judge for the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of the 10th Federal District Court; case files (1933-1940) from Broaddus's law practice in Muskogee; business and personal correspondence (1930-1949); and speeches of Broaddus and others.
Dates: 1930-1949

Charles B. Rhodes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-520
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U.S. Marshal. Correspondence (1895-1946) regarding the Indian Territory Day Celebration of 1939, and Thomas Rhodes' World War I experience; certificates (1864-1912); clippings (1905-1950) and a scrapbook (n.d.) regarding lawmen, outlaws, judges, and Rhodes; the score (1894) of a patriotic hymn composed by a youth from Indian Territory; poetry and short stories (1894-1942) by various persons regarding Belle Starr, the Creek National Councilhouse at Okmulgee, and Oklahoma; and publications (1908-1938) including programs of the 1908 reunion of former U.S. marshals, and of the 45th anniversary of the First National Bank of Vinita, Oklahoma. Also in this collection is a manuscript (n.d.), presumably by Rhodes, regarding the U.S. District Court at Fort Smith, Arkansas, and its judge, Isaac C. Parker. Charles B. Rhodes Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1864-1950

Cherokee Nation Papers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-943
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Official correspondence, letterpress copybooks, reports, chiefs' mesages, speeches of delegates, proceedings, laws, court decisions, acts, leases, election returns, registers of removal claims, and clippings relating to the affairs of the Cherokee Nation. Specifically included are groups of papers and records on the following subjects: the official Cherokee newspaper, the CHEROKEE ADVOCATE (1869-1906); the Cherokee Boundary Survey (1871-1873); Cherokee Nation censuses (1868-1901); the Cherokee Outlet (1871-1896); Citizenship (1856-1904); the Creek War or the William Cobb murder case (1880-1885); the Dawes Commission (1894-1907); Delegations, agents and attorneys (1816-1910); the Eastern (North Carolina) Cherokee (1871-1906); Education (1856-1906); Elections (1856-1901); the Cherokee Insane Asylum (1874-1907); Intruders (1868-1902);...
Dates: 1801-1982

Dorothy Johnson Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2535
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Collection. Stories (n.d.) written by Matie Mowbray Thomas concerning the exploits of Deputy U.S. Marshal, Heck Thomas, including a transcription of a letter written by Isaac Parker recommending Thomas' appointment as marshal of U.S. courts for Oklahoma; Correspondence (1876-1960) concerning Heck Thomas, including a letter to Thomas from U.S. Senator Tom P. Gore, a letter to Bill Doolin from his wife, Edith, and a letter to Matie Thomas from Chris Madsen. Also includes magazine articles (1935) titled "Truth is Stranger than Fiction" and "Heck Thomas Collects" recounting the exploits of Heck Thomas as a railroad express messenger in Texas, and as U.S. deputy marshal in Indian Territory; and diaries (1889-1895) kept by Heck Thomas which include notations about cases, witnesses, etc.
Dates: 1876-1960

Edgar Sullins Vaught, Sr., Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1353
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Judge. Typescripts of instructions to juries (1907-1955) regarding civil and criminal cases, some issued by Judge Vaught while presiding over the U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma.
Dates: ca. 1907-1955

Green McCurtain Collection

 Collection — Drawer 8613
Identifier: WHC-M-391
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Indian Chief. Correspondence (1890-1916) to and from McCurtain and his personal secretary, George W. Scott, regarding the Choctaws' claims against the United States, and separate statehood for Indian Territory, including letters from Chiefs of other major Indian tribes in the Territory; maps of railroad rights-of-way and towns in the Choctaw Nation (1876-1908), published by its general council; publications (1896-1913) by various political parties and citizens groups in the Choctaw Nation; publications (1892-1916) of the U.S. government regarding mineral rights of the Choctaw Nation and Indian Territory; and personal journals of McCurtain. Green McCurtain Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1916

James Clark Nance Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-433
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Legislator. Transcripts of testimony (1922-1927), district court clerk reports (1911-1920), legislative committee reports (1956-1959), and legislative bills (1959), all regarding prohibition in Oklahoma and calls for its repeal in 1959.
Dates: 1911-1959

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

Melven Cornish Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1350
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Attorney. Case files (1903-1904) and letter books (1900-1905) from cases involving Choctaw and Chickasaw tribal citizenship claims; dockets (1903-1904) for the Southern and Central Divisions of the U.S. District Court for Indian Territory; an account book (1899) and a record book (1876) entitled "Proceedings of the Board of Chief Commissioners of the Court of Claims, Choctaw Nation"; along with clippings (1896-1907) and published court documents (1900-1940) relating to Choctaw and Chickasaw cases in U.S. courts. Cornish's law firm, Mansfield, McMurray and Cornish, represented the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations in cases involving tribal citizenship claims.
Dates: 1815-1943

Nowata County Records Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1809
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County government. Judicial dockets (1909-1939) of the Nowata County (Oklahoma) Civil and Criminal Courts; applications for Homesteaders' exemption taxes (1937); and tax assessment lists (1909-1939) for Nowata County, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1909-1939

Orel Busby Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-72
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Judge. Correspondence, speeches, and clippings (1942) concerning Busby's unsuccessful candidacy for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma; correspondence (1918) concerning Busby's successful candidacy for election as judge of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma; correspondence (1924-1927) from Busby's term as a member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents; and correspondence (1935-1937) concerning his unsuccessful bid for nomination to a federal judgeship in Oklahoma. Orel Busby Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1918-1959

Redmond Selecman Cole Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1951
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Judge. Correspondence (1894-1927) regarding Cole's personal affairs, politics and government at both local and state levels, and cases tried in Oklahoma courts; legal briefs (1909-1925); publications (1908-1956) concerning politics and government; and speeches (n.d.) delivered by Cole before civic and fraternal organizations.
Dates: 1894-1956

Redwine Trading Company Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-515
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Ledgers (1896-1922), including daybooks (1898-1918), cashbooks, notary records (1904-1906), funeral records (1901-1911), ginners' cotton books, and books recording cotton bought and sold from the company's general store and cotton ginning operation. Also included in this collection are a petition from Spiro, Indian Territory regarding the relocation of the U.S. District Court, and the Treasurer's records from a Spiro-area school district.
Dates: 1896-1925

Richard Lester Disney Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-161
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Judge. Majority and dissenting opinions (1940-1951), written by Disney, of cases heard while serving on the United States Board of Tax Appeals from 1936 to 1951.
Dates: 1940-1951

Robert Alexander Hefner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1062
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Mayor. Biography (1874-1956) of Hefner, Mayor of Oklahoma City; genealogy of the Hefner family; mayoral addresses (1947) to the city council of Oklahoma City; and a news magazine (1947) of the First National Bank Building in Oklahoma City; and files (1918-1939) arranged by person, company or subject which include correspondences, receipts, legal case briefs, and various other documents.
Dates: 1918-1965

Sam P. Matthews Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-383
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City engineer. Four criminal-case dockets from the U.S. Circuit Court, Third Division, Indian Territory (A.D. Matthews, Judge). Sam P. Matthews Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1892

U.S. District Court Collection: Western District of Oklahoma

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1321
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Stenographers' notebooks (1893-1910); books (1873-1912) of statutes, cases, and rules of procedure; U.S. Marshal's records (1890-1912), and Court Clerk's records (1892-1921) concerning witness, juror, prisoner, and court staff expenses; ledgers (1898-1935); and correspondence (1894-1926) of the Court Clerk and the Marshal with the Attorney General, the United States Attorney and others. U.S. District Court Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1935

Welch Oklahoma Town Records Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-649
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Criminal docket (1899-1909) for the Welch (Okla.) municipal court and the minutes (1911-1926) of the town council.
Dates: 1899-1926

William Claude Austin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-265
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Lawyer. Case and client files (1920-1943) from Austin's law firm in Altus, Oklahoma, in which Robert B. Harbison and David Ross Rutherford were associate members.
Dates: 1920-1943

Works Progress Administration Historical Records Survey Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1357
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Inventories (1937-1942) of church, county, state and federal archives in 33 states, compiled by the Works Progress Administration Historical Records Survey. Included are inventories for eleven Oklahoma counties and various church, state and federal departments and agencies, as well as the vital statistics record for the state (1941) and a listing of religious organizations (1942) in Oklahoma. The collection also includes inventories of 33 Texas county archives.
Dates: ca. 1937-1942