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Frontier and pioneer life -- Oklahoma

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

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
Scope and Contents

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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

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

Fred L. Wenner Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1157
Scope and Contents

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

Irwin Brothers Studio Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1147
Scope and Contents

Black and white original prints of Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Hopi, and Papago Indians, ranching and homesteading scenes in the West Texas hill country along with hunting, farming, and business scenes. Photographs of Chickasha and Duncan, Indian Territory and of the Irwin family are also included.

Dates: 1880-1930

Mary Clarke Miley Foundation Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1755
Scope and Contents

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Private foundation. Correspondence (1937-1954) of William Halliburton Miley regarding personal matters, and William's service in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. The letters include information regarding William's suicide in 1954, as well as the clemency case of Pvt. Eddie D. Slovik. Also in the collection are letters (2003-2004) of Mark L. Kimmey and others regarding the extension of soldiers' terms of service during the Iraq War; two scrapbooks (1900-1992) with clippings, programs, and photographs concerning Mary Clarke Miley, her career as a pianist, the foundation she established, and prominent figures in Oklahoma history; and an unpublished account by Grace Frances Campbell about life in Indian Territory during the 1890s.

Dates: 1900-2004

Robert E. Cunningham Photograph Collection

 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

Walter S. Ferguson Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1170
Scope and Contents

Black and white original and copy prints of Oklahoma outlaws, lawmen, agriculture, wild west shows, land openings, businesses, towns and cities, schools, settlers, members of the state government and of the U.S. Army. Also included are images of Cherokee, Osage, Delaware, Seminole, Comanche, Creek, and Apache Indians. Walter S. Ferguson Manuscript Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1870-1920

Woodward County Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1186
Scope and Contents

Black and white copy prints of towns in Woodward County, Oklahoma including Woodward, Richmond, Curtis, Tangier, Mooreland, Haskew, Mutual and Enid. The collection also contains photographs of agriculture, businesses, cowboys, the range cattle industry, schools, and the United States Cavalry. Woodward County Manuscript Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1893-1915