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Mines and mineral resources -- Oklahoma

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

Alvin J. Herring Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1637
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of farming and coal mining near Chelsea, Oklahoma. The collection also includes street scenes in Chelsea. Alvin J. Herring Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1907-1938

Arthur James Williams Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-667
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University of Oklahoma professor. Correspondence (1913-1930) from the Oklahoma Bureau of Geology regarding its publications and operations, and the geological and mineral characteristics of Oklahoma counties; geological reports (1913-1930) with accompanying maps; oil well logs (1905-1925), organized by county; and registers of student grades (1915-1951) maintained by Dr. Williams while a member of the University of Oklahoma faculty.
Dates: 1905-1951

Arthur James Williams Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1679
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of sawmills, quarries, lime kilns, lumber yards, glass factories, smelters, oil wells and storage tanks, and ranches in Oklahoma. The collection includes photographs of numerous Oklahoma cities and towns; the University of Oklahoma; of railroads, automobiles, and airplanes; of Apache, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, Sioux, and Wichita Indians; of limestone and gypsum deposits in Oklahoma; and of the Oklahoma salt plains. Quanah Parker, Wanda Parker, Hollow Horn Bear, Hunting Horse, Mad Wolf, Geronimo, Bear Claw, and Amy Toughfeathers are among the photographs of individuals in the collection.
Dates: 1910-1940

Bill Snodgrass Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-1743
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A term paper by Snodgrass entitled"Early Development of Labor Unions in Oklahoma" detailing the rise of labor guilds, brotherhoods and unions in Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory.
Dates: 1959

Birdie Steward Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1426
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of railroad construction near Okay, Oklahoma, and mining activties near Bromide, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1949

C. M. Bartlett Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1562
Scope and Contents Black and white original panoramas of mining activities near Picher and Miami, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1914-1930

Eagle-Picher Mining and Smelting Company Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2151
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Mining company. Correspondence (1967-1974) related to geophysical consultants; equipment records and inventories (1939-1970) for the central mill; general ledgers (1940-1945, 1949-1951); a check ledger (1939-1945) of checks issued by the main office; and survey of drilling records of the company's claims, all relating to the company's Oklahoma operations.
Dates: 1939-1974

Enyard W. Gentry Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1664
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Porum, Indian Territory and Oklahoma, including photographs of businesses, railroads, school children, farming, ranching, mining and family portraits.
Dates: 1890-1945

Evelyn Hughes Shumard Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1672
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of Sapulpa, Indian Territory and Oklahoma, along with images of Oklahoma City, Fort Reno and Tulsa, Oklahoma, Fort Smith, Arkansas, businesses, schools, oil wells, railroads, and cotton ginning. The collection also includes scenes of Creek, Comanche, Apache, and Yuchi Indians and the Euchee Mission near Sapulpa, Indian Territory.
Dates: 1895-1940

Frank J. Cuddeback Collection

 Item — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-944
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Mining engineer. Manuscript describing the lead and zinc mining operations in the Tri-State mining district of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, from 1926 to 1940.
Dates: unspecified

Frank Phillips Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1133
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints, copy prints and glass plate negatives of the Apache, Comanche, Delaware, Temeculz, Kawaiisu, Creek, Umatilla, Chippewa, Paiute, Sioux, Oto, Choctaw, Pawnee, Osage, Ponca, Mohave, Kickapoo, Taos, Pueblo, Yuma, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Crow, Navajo, Kiowa, Tonkawa, Sac and Fox, Kalispel, Kutenai, Flathead, Spokan, Attu, Quileute, Seminole, Wasco, Modoc, Shasta, Yakima, Shoshoni, Kiowa-Apache, Skitswish, Cheyenne, Shawnee, Nez Perce, Arapaho, Caddo, Wichita, Yakima, Makah, and Blackfoot Indians. Also includes images of mining, the oil industry, the military, agriculture, the range cattle industry, education, and transportation in Oklahoma Territory, Oklahoma state, and Indian Territory. Scenes of the towns of McAlester, Edmond, Alva, Weatherford, Pawhuska, Clairemore, Ponca City, Purcell, Duncan, Noble, Lexington, Shawnee, Beaver. Plainview, Lavern, Henryetta, Atoka, Tahlequah, Guthrie, Tishomingo, and Eufaula are included. In addition the first year of...
Dates: 1870-1930

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 P. Schonwald Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2533
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Oil producer. Business and personal correspondence (1934-1966) concerning art centers and private collections; professional papers pertaining to the oil industry; copy of a map of the Northwestern Territories (ca. 1875); and minutes and correspondence (1962-1977) of the Indian Territory Posse of Oklahoma Westerners.
Dates: 1875-1977

G. A. Riedt Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1440
Scope and Contents A black and white copy print of coal miners at the Milby and Dow Coal and Mining Company, Dow, Indian Territory. G.A. Riedt Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1902

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

H. W. Fields Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1435
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of mines and mining activity at Picher, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1931

Hampton Tucker Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-622
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Lawyer. Legal files, correspondence, coal mining reports (1899-1916), and related papers concerning Tucker's service as mining trustee for the Choctaw Nation (1912-1918), for the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations (1929-1949), and as national attorney for the Choctaw Nation (1924-1929).
Dates: 1895-1945

Irvin Munn Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-2492
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of the towns of Chickasha and Minco, Indian Territory and Oklahoma, and Tuttle, Oklahoma. The collection includes photographs of street scenes, businesses, agriculture, railroads, schools, ferries, fire fighters, airplanes, and electric railroads.
Dates: 1890-1940

John Berlin Fink Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1669
Scope and Contents Photographer and collector. Black and white original prints of railroads in Oklahoma, including scenes of depots, locomotives, rolling stock, bridges and track. The collection also contains photographs of numerous Oklahoma cities and towns, industries, agriculture, businesses and mining activities.
Dates: 1925-1955

John F. Easley Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1561
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of Ardmore, Indian Territory and Oklahoma, along with photographs of Lake Murray, Arbuckle Mountains, Devil's Den, and Platt National Park. The collection also includes scenes of damage from a gasoline explosion at Ardmore, Oklahoma in 1915.
Dates: 1896-1936

John Wesley Morris Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1647
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of numerous Oklahoma towns, including scenes of businesses, health resorts, stone quarries, railroads and dust storms. The collection also contains prints of Cherokee, Creek, Chickasw, Choctaw, Seminole, and Sac and Fox Indians. John Wesley Morris Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1880-1975

Kali-Inla Coal Company Collection

 Collection — Drawer 8508
Identifier: WHC-M-332
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Coal mining company. Correspondence, financial reports, leases, legal reports and general reports (1903-1944) regarding the operation and management of the Kali-Inla Coal Company and its subsidiary coal companies and related firms. Special correspondence files include organized labor activity, mining accidents, company housing, relations with railroads, and insurance. Also included are equipment catalogs (ca. 1910-1944). Kali-Inla Coal Company Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1903-1944

Kali-Inla Coal Company Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1573
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of the mining activities of the Kali-Inla Coal Company. Kali-Inla Coal Company Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1982

McAlester Chamber of Commerce Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1411
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of the town of McAlester, Indian Territory following a town fire, and a view of the Rock Island Improvement Company Mine #12 near Hartshorne, Oklahma.
Dates: 1905-1950

Mrs. William Scherman Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1456
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of coal mining activities at Krebs and Dow, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1892-1914

Mullen Coal Company Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1754
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Correspondence (1902-1946); monthly account ledgers (1907-1945); payroll records (1931-1945); notebooks of production costs (1940-1943); bank statements (1909-1946); and bills and receipts (1900-1948) from the Mullen Coal Company, near McAlester, Oklahoma. Mullen Coal Company Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1900-1948

R. A. Younger Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1668
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints and panoramas of the Grand River Dam, mining and smelting in the Picher, Oklahoma area, the town of Miami, Oklahoma and businesses. Also included are photographs of Will Rogers and of Quapaw and Seneca Indians.
Dates: 1918-1939

Robert O. Fay and Helen S. Fay Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2008
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Collectors. Correspondence and research materials (1977-1981) regarding the southwest Davis, Oklahoma, zinc field; and newspaper clippings (1968-1982) regarding primitive humans, including "Bigfoot" and the Tasaday Indians of the Philippines.
Dates: 1904-1982

Samuel M. Boydston Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-57
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Union activist. Financial secretary's ledger (1908-1911) of United Mine Workers' Local 1864 (Wilburton, Oklahoma); correspondence (1916-1922)concerning Boydston's activities as an Oklahoma United Mine Workers' Board member from Sub-District 1, U.M.W. 21, including members' complaints submitted for arbitration.
Dates: 1908-1927

Selden Eugene Andrus Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-699
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Businessman. Business and personal correspondence (1886-1908), fraternal organization correspondence (1902-1908), and legal documents (1901-1908) relating to Andrus's mining and petroleum interests in Oklahoma and his memberships in fraternal organizations.One of the primary focuses of the collection is placer gold mining in the Otter Creek Mining District, Wichita Mts., Oklahoma, 1903-1906. Documents include mineral location deeds, quit claim deeds, stock certificates, and listing of claims. Also, pertaining to mining, are several legal documents. These include: chattel mortgages, corporation certificates, court correspondence regarding the status of homestead and mining claims in the new state. Andrus’ general store business is documented by receipts, bills and advertisements of such items as pianos, which Andrus sold. There are two folders of...
Dates: 1886-1908