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Land settlement -- Oklahoma

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 52 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

Andrew Alexander Forbes Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1658
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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

Ann Mayer Cooper Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-935
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A typewritten manuscript written by Cooper concerning the history of Lincoln County, Oklahoma. Includes information on the land runs into the Sac & Fox, Iowa, and Kickapoo reserves and early county officials.

Dates: 1949

Armentrout Studio Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1549
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Black and white original and copy prints of Guthrie, Oklahoma Territory and state, including street scenes, farming, businesses, railroads and industry.

Dates: 1889-1910

Audley P. Swearingen Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1401
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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

B. H. Rackley Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1487
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Black and white original and copy prints of settlers in the land run of 1889 crossing the Canadian River at Purcell, Indian Territory, and a hanging in Ada, Oklahoma. Also included in the collection are scenes of a women's temperance march in Lexington, Oklahoma and a parade at Blanchard, Oklahoma.

Dates: 1889-1915

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

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

Bureau of Land Management Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1553
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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

Charles Lafferty Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1513
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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

Cunningham-Prettyman Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1150
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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

David Lewis Payne Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-476
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Colonist. Typescripts of news articles from Kansas, Missouri and Indian Territory newspapers, and also from historical journals, regarding the life of David L. Payne, his leadership of the Boomer Movement, and his attempts to colonize the Oklahoma Territory before the U.S. government opened it to settlement.

Dates: 1879-1939

Delmar H. Baldwin Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-807
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Black and white original prints of the Rough Riders Reunion and Rodeo at Oklahoma City in 1900. Also includes prints of El Reno during the land lottery, of Lucille Mulhall, and of the Medicine Lodge, Kansas bank robbers in 1894.

Dates: 1884-1900

Don Sporleder Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1515
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Black and white copy prints of Davenport and Shamrock, Oklahoma and Perry, Stroud, and Chandler, Oklahoma Territory. The collection includes scenes of cotton marketing, streets, railroad construction, the Oklahoma National Guard and tornado damage at Chandler.

Dates: 1893-1910

Earl A. Garrettson Photograph Collection

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Identifier: WHC-P-1596
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Black and white copy prints of the Land Run of 1889, and scenes of Kingfisher, Oklahoma Territory.

Dates: 1886-1889

Edna Greer Porter Hatfield Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-264
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Transcripts of interviews with pioneers who took part in the 1893 Land Run into the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma, with accompanying township maps showing the homesteads of settlers. The collection also includes historical and cultural information about the Indian tribes, including the Tonkawa, Kansa (Kaw) and Ponca, that lived in the eastern portion of the Cherokee Strip. The final part of the collection consists of correspondence and field notebooks written by Orville Stanley Smith and Theodore H. Barrett during an 1871 survey of the Sisseton and Wahpeton Indian reservation in Dakota Territory. Edna Greer Porter Hatfield Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1832-1958

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

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 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

Franklin Campbell Smith Collection

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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

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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
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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

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

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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

James Franklin Parman Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-1886
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A typescript of an account (n.d.) by Will Brown of a white settlement in the Chickasaw Nation, 1868-1904, and attempts by the Chickasaw Indians to halt it. James Franklin Parman Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: unspecified

Jerry Whistler Snow Collection

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Identifier: WHC-M-697
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Correspondence (1893-1915) to and from various members of the Whistler family regarding life in Oklahoma Territory, describing a first ride in an automobile, sicknesses, diseases and quarantines, floods, Sac and Fox Indian dances and customs, the Sac and Fox Indian Agency and its Agent, Lee Patrick, the Chilicco Indian School, Wild West shows, and holiday celebrations. Correspondents include Maude Mayes Whistler, Pearl Mayes Whistler, and Gertrude Naden. Jerry Whistler Snow Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1893-1915

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