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Cherokee Strip (Okla. and Kan.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur Covey Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1557
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of the range cattle industry in Wyoming and bauxite mining in Arkansas, along with photographs of Sioux, Apache, and Wichita Indians. The collection also includes a photograph of Covey's drawing of the Cherokee Strip Opening in 1893. Arthur S. Covey Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1880-1920

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. Johnson Harris Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-257
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Typescripts of newspaper articles on Cherokee governmental issues during Harris's tenure as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation and his service in the Cherokee Senate, including allotment, the Dawes Commission, land transfers and tribal politics.
Dates: 1892-1922

Charles Lafferty Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1513
Scope and Contents A black and white copy print of the opening of the Cherokee Strip, September 16, 1893.
Dates: 1893

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

Copy of Prettyman’s painting of the Run., Undated

 Item — Box Photo M-4, Item: 26
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Black and white copy prints of Guthrie and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory and state. Photographs in the collection include scenes of businesses, the street car system, and of the Run of 1893, taken near Orlando, Oklahoma Territory. Also included are photographs of Wichita and Comanche Indians.
Dates: Undated

Division of Manuscripts Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-163
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Subject collection. Letters, reports, publications, and manuscripts reflecting the history of Oklahoma and of its American Indian tribes and nations, including correspondence (1813–1839) from U.S. government officials concerning policy toward the Indians, especially in regard to the Indian removal, and correspondence (1862) from Confederate Army officer Albert Pike in regard to Confederate States of America policy toward the Indians. Also included in this collection is a group of French colonial documents (1682–1794), along with diaries and journals (1770–1877) of travelers on the American frontier. The collection contains material on a variety of topics; researchers are urged to consult the inventory to determine the full scope of the collection’s contents. Portions of Boxes 7 and 8 of this collection are available at the OU Libraries...
Dates: 1682-1969

F. Redding Hood Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-293
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Physician. A partial transcript of a congressional committee debate concerning sale of the Cherokee Strip to the U.S. Government.
Dates: 1891

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

George Rainey Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1992
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Author. Correspondence (1902-1954) of Rainey; newspaper clippings (1910-1954), including reviews of Rainey's books and other articles relating to the Rainey familiy and Oklahoma history; diaries and notebooks (1880-1940), pamphlets and booklets (1903-1968), and manuscripts by Rainey and others, relating to Oklahoma and U.S. history; certificates (1905-1937); a pocket copy of a patent (1904) for an adding machine; and a billfold carried by Rainey in the Oklahoma Land Run of 1893. George Rainey Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1874-1976

Hennessey High School Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-1063
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Term papers and reports regarding the history of Hennessey, Oklahoma and surrounding communities, written by students of Hennessey High School's writing class in 1980, with and emphasis upon the Czechoslovakian immigrants who settled in the area.
Dates: 1980

J. W. Gilliland Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-223
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Collector. A photocopy of a letter by Newt Locke to his brother, Tom, describing his participation in the Run of 1893 into the Cherokee Strip, with accounts of the settlement of the towns of Hennessey and Enid, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1893

Jesse Albert Baker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-727
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Judge. Election certificate and letter from William H. Murray regarding Baker's service as a delegate to the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention; letters from Oklahoma Territorial Governor Cassius M. Barnes, Governor J.B.A. Robertson and State Supreme Court Justice Summers Hardy; a transcript of the story of Baker's participation in the Cherokee Strip Run in 1893; and one copy of "The Barking Water" magazine (1928) of Wewoka, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1853-1928

Joel Bryan Mayes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-384
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Typescripts of newspaper articles and correspondence of Mayes, a Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, concerning tribal politics and the dissolution of tribal title to the Cherokee Strip.
Dates: 1866-1905

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

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

Oklahoma City Liberty National Bank Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1415
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory and Oklahoma; statehood day activities in Guthrie, Oklahoma and the opening of the Cherokee Strip. Liberty National Bank Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1889-1926

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

Ralph Hayden Records Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1832
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Professor. Magazine and journal article (1940-1968) regarding historiography; and a manuscript (n.d.) by Loban S. Records entitled "The Recollections of a Cowboy of the Seventies and Eighties" regarding the lives of cowboys and ranchers in Kansas and the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma in the 1870's and 1880's. The manuscript includes an account of Records's participation in the Land Run of 1893. Ralph Hyden Records Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1940-1968

Rhoda Foster Warne Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1325
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Newspaper clippings (1938) regarding the history of Helena Township, Oklahoma Territory and of a pioneer who participated in the 1893 land run into the Cherokee Strip. Rhoda Foster Warne Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1938

Samuel Walter Smith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-578
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Pioneer and banker. Memoirs (1949) of Sam Smith, recording his family's life in frontier Kansas and Colorado, and their participation in the Land Run of 1893 into the Cherokee Strip.
Dates: 1949

The land run on Oklahoma’s Cherokee Strip with poem by Ruth Olive Angel, undated

 Item — Box Photo K-1, Item: 6
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Black and white original prints of Kenneth Kaufman, his relatives, and one photograph of Hydro, Oklahoma.
Dates: undated

Thelma Brown Walker Collection

 Item
Identifier: WHC-M-1343
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A typescript of a paper (ca. 1970) by Walker regarding the history of the Territory of Oklahoma, the Cherokee Strip, and of Fairview, Oklahoma Territory.
Dates: ca. 1970

Thomas McKean Finney and Frank Florer Finney Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2194
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Indian traders. Papers of Thomas M. Finney, Indian trader at Gray Horse, Osage Agency, and of Frank F. Finney, historian and employee of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company including correspondence (1925-1936) relating to T.M. Finney's book"Pioneer Days with the Osage Indians;" historical materials (1827-1977) such as correspondence, news clippings, magazine articles, and bibliographic notes of T.M. Finney and F.F. Finney on such topics as the Cherokee Strip, the Osage Indian Agency, Gray Horse Trading Post, the Dalton Gang, Kaw Indian Agency, Buffalo Bill, Pawnee Bill, peyotism, President Herbert Hoover's early days in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and Maria Tallchief; nine field notebooks (1915-1919) kept by F.F. Finney while an employee of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company; finished and unfinished articles and stories (1891-1969) by...
Dates: 1827-1977

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 Matthew Tilghman Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1165
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Oklahoma marshals, outlaws, frontier life, and agriculture along with scenes of the communities of Perry, Guthrie, Fort Sill and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The collection also includes photographs of Apache, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, Sioux and Wichita Indians. William M. Tilghman Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1889-1925