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Frontier and pioneer life -- Oklahoma

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 68 Collections and/or Records:

Albert Daniel Wright Collection

 Item
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

Alfred Griffith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-235
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Surgeon and naval officer. Correspondence (1860-1913) to and from Griffith regarding his experiences as a medical cadet with the U.S. Army during the Civil War, his participation in a U.S. naval expedition to Darien (modern Panama), and also regarding New Hope Seminary in the Choctaw Nation; diaries (1864-1870) regarding Griffith's travels abroad, and his emigration to Indian Territory; naval medical reports and requisition requests (1870-1871); petition (1894) from the residents of Sans Bois, Choctaw Nation, requesting that Griffith establish a medical practice there; certificates (1900-1917); a passport (1871); manuscripts (1864-1865) by Griffith concerning his Civil War experiences with Sherman's army in Georgia and North Carolina; and programs (1888-1931).
Dates: 1842-1931

Alice Lee Marriott Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1405
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Navajo, Kiowa, Seminole, Pueblo, Cherokee, and Apache Indians. Also included are photographs of baskets from the Aleut, Apache, Attu, Cahuilla, Chemehuevi, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Clallam, Eskimo, Delaware, Havasupai, Haida, Hupa, Klikitat, Kickapoo, Karok, Klamath, Lillooet, Maidu, Makah, Modoc, Mono, Navajo, Nez Perce, Nootka, Paiute, Papago, Penobscot, Pima, Pomo, Pueblo, Hopi, Quinault, Seneca, Shoshoni, Tlingit, Ntlakyapamuk, Umatilla, Wailaki, Wasco, Washo, Winnebago, and Yokut tribes. The collection also contains views of archaeological work in the southwest United States, including Oklahoma City, Fort Sill, Okeene, Anadarko, Idabel, and Ardmore, Oklahoma; San Ildefonso, Santa Fe and Chimayo, New Mexico; and San Antonio, Texas. Alice Marriott Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1960

Andrew Alexander Forbes Photograph Collection

 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

Anna Laura Brisky Hertzog Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-276
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Educator and civic leader. A combination account book, scrapbook and family diary (1904-1948) which includes descriptions of the mining boom in the Wichita Mountains and early school board meetings in Comanche County, Oklahoma; and a manuscript (n.d.) entitled "Pioneer Days in Comanche Co.".
Dates: 1904-1948

Audley P. Swearingen Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1401
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints and glass plate negatives of the settlement of Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory. The collection includes images of street scenes, businesses, building construction, Guthrie as a tent city, railroads, and the United States military at Guthrie.
Dates: 1889-1905

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

Brown-Wilcox Family Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2550
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)A genealogical and historical collection which pertains to the Brown-Wilcox family as well as the history of Clinton, Custer County, Oklahoma, and western Oklahoma. The Brown-Wilcox Family Papers Collection consists of 87 volumes (notebooks) of copied documents, including recollections, letters and cards, poems, essays, newspaper clippings, stories, drawings, invitations, obituaries, bulletins, business cards, political posters, certificates, programs, recipes, legal documents, land records, sale bills, histories, diaries, military records, coats of arms, telegrams, speeches, catalogs, calendars, and photographs, all relating to the Brown-Wilcox family. An index to the collection entitled "Indices of Our Volumes" arranged by volume number, page number, type of material, date and author is kept with the inventory to the collection. "Indices of...
Dates: 1809-1994

Bureau of Land Management Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1553
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of the towns of Lawton, El Reno, Perry and White Rock, Oklahoma Territory. The collection includes scenes of settlement, businesses, railroads, the opening of the Cherokee Strip, the land drawing at El Reno, and a wagon train of settlers during the Land Run of 1889.
Dates: 1893-1901

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

Carlton Ross Hume Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1152
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of the Hume family, Anadarko, Indian Territory and the University of Oklahoma. The collection also includes photographs of Kiowa, Wichita, Caddo, Mohave, Sioux, Comanche and Apache Indians. Carlton Ross Hume Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1948

Carrie LeFlore Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1203
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Personal correspondence (1886-1892) of Carrie LeFlore, wife of Basil LeFlore, governor of the Choctaw Nation, with friends and family, along with expressions of condolence on the death of her husband.
Dates: 1886-1892

Charles Newton Gould Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-230
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Geologist. Correspondence (1914-1941) regarding personal matters, and Oklahoma place names and geology; published and unpublished manuscripts (1907-1946) regarding Oklahoma history, place names and geology; reviews (n.d.) of Gould's works; poetry (n.d.) by Gould; speeches (n.d.) delivered by Gould; and newspaper clippings (1900-1946) regarding Gould's life and works.
Dates: 1897-1948

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

Corn Historical Society Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-838
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Arapaho, Clinton, Corn and Thomas, Oklahoma. Also included are scenes of agriculture, dust storms, funerals, houses, churches, and schools. The majority of the collection deals with the Mennonites in Washita County, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1890-1977

Cunningham-Prettyman Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1150
Scope and Contents Black and white original glass plate negatives with copy prints of Cheyenne, Nez Perce, Kiowa, Sac and Fox, Pawnee, Ponca, Apache, Iowa, Kickapoo, Shawnee, Cherokee, Creek, Sioux, Kaw, Osage, and Oto Indians. Also includes scenes of farming, ranching, wild west shows, railroads, oil wells and Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory.
Dates: 1880-1910

Dewey County Public Library Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-835
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Dewey County, Oklahoma. Includes scenes of the towns of Camargo, Taloga, Seiling and Putnam, along with images of farming, transportation, homesteads, businesses, and personalities.
Dates: 1890-1915

Doris Duke Indian Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1931
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Oral history collection. Typescripts of interviews conducted with hundreds of American Indians in Oklahoma regarding the histories and cultures of their respective tribes. Included are accounts of Indian ceremonies, customs, social conditions, philosophies, and standards of living. Members of every tribe resident in Oklahoma were interviewed.
Dates: 1967-1972

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

Esther A. Reed Wooton Collection

 Collection — Box W-27
Identifier: WHC-M-1308
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Collector. An unpublished book-length manuscript (n.d.) by William E. Reed entitled "As It Should Be" a fictional work set in Oklahoma at the close of the Civil War; and letters (1941) describing the history of Paris, Illinois from the 1860's.
Dates: 1941

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

Frank and Patty Grass Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-2017
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Collectors. Correspondence (1876-1900) between members of the Helphenstine family, which settled in Oklahoma Territory in 1889; scrapbook of newspaper clippings (n.d.) concerning the history of Palo Pinto County, Texas; copies of the STAR NEWS Centennial Edition (1957) of Palo Pinto County, Texas; and a ledger (1907) belonging to L.E. Patterson. Frank and Patty Grass Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1876-1957

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

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

Fred L. Wenner Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1157
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Black and white original and copy prints of the towns of Guthrie, Edmond, El Reno, Oklahoma City, Perry, Kingfisher and Anadarko, Oklahoma. Scenes of farming, railroads, mining, outlaws, the U.S. Army, Boomers, the University of Oklahoma and businesses are included, along with those of Cheyenne, Shawnee, Wichita, Apache, Potawatomi, Kickapoo, Comanche, Kiowa, Pawnee, Osage, Wyandotte, Ponca, Iroquois, Seminole and Iowa Indians.
Dates: 1889-1920

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

Fred V. Tucker Collection

 Item — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1393
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Rancher. A photocopy of an unpublished manuscript by Tucker, untitled, regarding the life and times in territorial Kenton, Oklahoma and the surrounding region. Tucker was an early resident. Fred V. Tucker Photograph Collection also in repository. A collection of “unrelated incidents of the Old West” collected by Tucker: "Grey Wolves" "Stampedes" "Indian Loyalty" "Indian Dinner" "Men Only Show" "Indian Code of Honor" "The Camp Meeting" "The Hungry Tramp" "Black Jack Ketchum" (Thomas Edward Ketchum) "Man and Horse" "Ambush" "Joe the Rustler" "Dan Brogan" "Traveler in...
Dates: ca. 1940

Gwen Hendrickson Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-272
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Homemaker. Gwen Hendrickson's reminiscences of her father, Samuel Harvey Hendrickson, who settled in the Cheyenne-Arapaho Lands (Oklahoma) in 1892.
Dates: 1950

Harry Parker Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-469
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The autobiography of Parker, an Oklahoma cattleman, relating his family's migration to the Oklahoma Panhandle in 1887. Included is an account of an immigrant family who killed several people before being apprehended.
Dates: 1937

Hollis Public Library Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1132
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Hollis, Bethel, Dryden, Looney and Metcalf, Oklahoma. Includes scenes of businesses, postal service, agriculture, parades, schools, school children, and studio portraits from these communities during both the territorial and statehood periods.
Dates: 1878-1966