Western History Collections
GENERAL NATIVE AMERICAN MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
University professor. A letter (1912) to Alley from Victor M. Locke, Jr., principal chief of the Choctaws, listing present and former principal chiefs of the Five Civilized Tribes, and discussing the status of the Choctaw government; a four-page manuscript (n.d.) entitled "For the First Time: The True Story of the Last Oklahoma Indian Uprising as Told by the Man Who Put It Down" as related to Alley by Col. Roy V. Hoffman of the Oklahoma National Guard; Hoffman's official reports (1909) concerning the Crazy Snake Rebellion, along with Governor Charles N. Haskell's orders (1909); correspondence (1926-1942) concerning Kingfisher College; documents (n.d.) about the Dalton family; and miscellaneous research notes and professional correspondence (1920-1942) accumulated by Alley as a professor of government.
American Indian File Collection
Printed materials 1939-1975
Subject file. Publications (1939-1975) of the Bureau of Indian Affairs
and other state and federal government agencies, along with reprints of
articles regarding the American Indian. Included in the collection is a report
(1970) entitled, "President Nixon's Indian Legislative Program."
View American Indian File Collection Inventory
American Indian Institute Collection
Indian advocacy organization. Minutes
of annual conferences, newsletters, and other publications concerning Indian
education, civil rights, tribal council proceedings, and various Indian youth
View American Indian Institute Collection Inventory
Balyeat, Frank Allen (1886-1971)
Printed materials 1774-1960
Educator. Typescripts and notes (1926-1957) regarding Baptist missionaries
to the Indians; a history (1960) of schools in Kiowa County, Oklahoma;
publications (1953-1957) of the Bureau of Indian Affairs concerning American
Indians and Indian education; a booklet (n.d.) on Sequoyah and the Cherokee
syllabary; notes and correspondence (1926) concerning Joseph Samuel Murrow and
Bacone College; a leaflet (1958) describing El Meta Bond College; and
correspondence (1960) concerning Oklahoma post offices.
View the Frank Allen Balyeat Collection Inventory
Bass, Althea Leah Bierbower
Papers 1847-ca. 1960
Historian. Essays (1847-1850) written by Sarah Worcester, a daughter of
missionaries to the Cherokees, while a student at Mount Holyoke Female
Seminary; unpublished manuscripts (ca. 1950-1960) by Althea Bass, entitled
"The Inheritance of Alice Robertson," "I Raise This Glass to
Jennie," "Harriet Bunce Wright, a Charleston Lady Among the
Choctaws," "A Summer Thanksgiving--the Seneca Green Corn
Festival," and "Standing Bear of the Ponca Nation," along with
correspondence and research notes (ca. 1957) regarding William L. Bear, and his
role in the founding of Osborne, Kansas.
View Althea Bass Collection Inventory
Battey, Thomas C.
Teacher. Battey's diaries (1872-1884) and correspondence with family
members (1873-1874) regarding his experience as a teacher of Indians, along
with a book (1876) by Battey entitled Life and Adventures of a Quaker Among
the Indians and containing substantial manuscript revision.
View the Thomas C. Battey Collection Inventory
Anthropologist. Correspondence (1949); notes (n.d.); and publications (1948-1951)
concerning a field trip headed by Bell in 1949 to the Harlan Site, near Fort
Gibson, Cherokee County, Oklahoma. Included in the collection are notes (1950)
by Kenneth Orr concerning the Spiro Site in
Belt, Robert V.
Government employee and attorney. Five letter books (1885-1898) containing correspondence from Belt, an assistant commissioner of Indian affairs, to government officials regarding the administration of federal Indian policy and legal matters of his private law practice.
Physician. Clippings (1951-1953) of Berry's column in the Okmulgee
Daily Times; copies of the American Medical Association delegates handbook
and program (1908); and a typescript memoir entitled "Experiences of a
Pioneer Doctor in Indian Territory" in which Berry describes his medical
practice in Chouteau, Indian Territory, 1890; his experiences as the first
physician in Wagoner, Indian Territory, 1891-1898; as a physician to the
Seminole tribe, 1898-1901; and as a physician in Wetumka, Oklahoma, 1901-1909,
and Okmulgee, Oklahoma, 1909-1947.
View the Virgil Berry Collection Inventory
Burdine, C. A.
Government employee. Letters (1903-1909) from Burdine to his wife describing life in Indian Territory, especially in the town of Tishomingo, and his work as a member of the Dawes Commission.
Campbell, John Sidney, Sr. (1875-1961)
Businessman. Account ledgers of the
Campbell, Walter Stanley (1877-1957)
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.
Carlock, Arlie Ernest (1873-1936)
Physician. A news clipping (1896) announcing Carlock's commencement from the Missouri Medical College in St. Louis, Missouri; a letter (1897) from a former classmate regarding the alumni of the class of 1896 and the destruction of the college by fire; and a biographical sketch (1936) of Carlock, detailing his long career as a physician in Indian Territory and Oklahoma, with an account of the establishment of a hospital at Hartshorne, Oklahoma, and the reasons for its failure.
Cate, Roscoe Simmons (1876-1954)
Indian attorney. Diaries (1939-1949) kept by Cate; manuscripts
(1876-1924) in the Creek language; copies of correspondence (1838-1937) in
English, signed by officials connected with Indian affairs, including Maj. Gen.
Thomas S. Jessup, Opothleyaholo, and Albert Pike; and a compilation of names
and locations of Creek towns in Alabama and Oklahoma, along with briefs,
trusts, and correspondence, all relating to the court case (1937-1938)
concerning the estate of Jackson Barnett, one of Oklahoma's wealthiest Indians.
View R. S. Cate Collection Inventory
Chaat, Robert P.
Records 1900-1908, 1939-1948
Clergyman. A minute book (1900-1908) kept by the secretary of the Apache Indian Mission at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; manuscripts (n.d.) concerning the history of the Dutch Reformed church schools, the Comanche Mission, the Warm Springs Apaches, and Indian conversion to Christianity, along with booklets, pamphlets, and newsletters (1939-1948) regarding the history and constitution of the Dutch Reformed Church, and the evils of narcotics.
Chaney, Warren P. (b. 1878)
Government employee. Correspondence (1904-1908); recollections (1955); allotment records (1908); Civil War papers (1864); and published materials (1932-1954) relating to Indian Territory events of the early twentieth century and reflecting Chaney's experiences while traveling through the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations as clerk-in-charge of the Choctaw-Chickasaw allotment division of the Dawes Commission.
Physician. A typewritten account of the first meeting of the Indian Territory Medical Association in 1899; certificates (ca. 1900); copies of magazines (ca. 1910-1930); three letters (1904) of condolence on the death of Chapman's son; and seven account books (1895-1911) from his medical practice in McAlester, Oklahoma.
Collins, Arza Bailey and John D. Arnold
Government employee. Diaries (1912-1933) kept by Collins recording his
travel and activities as a U.S. farmer for the Sac and Fox Indian Agency;
correspondence (1924-1929) relating to lease disputes; weekly reports
(1922-1925) to the Shawnee Indian agent, and other records (1907-1936) relating
to the Sac and Fox and Iowa Indians in Oklahoma.
View the Arza Bailey Collins Collection Inventory
Colonial Dames Collection
Collector. Correspondence (1859-1862) regarding the Choctaw Indians and
Spencer Academy; correspondence (1864-1871) concerning the Omaha Indian mission
in Nebraska; correspondence (1861-1864) dealing with the Civil War, and
correspondence (1852-1894) from Charles S. Rogers to Mrs. Orlando S. Lee,
mostly regarding student life, family illnesses, and duties as a minister.
View the Colonial Dames Collection Inventory
Combest, George Marion (1866-1926)
Physician. A diary (1899) detailing Combest's participation in the Spanish-American War; certificates (1896-1906) of honorable discharge from military service, registration as a physician in Indian Territory, and pension eligibility from previous military service, along with articles (1918-1926) concerning Combest's enlistment into the medical reserve force in 1918, his obituary in 1926, and medals earned during his military career. The collection also includes Combest's unpublished biography (n.d.) entitled "Life and Works of George Marion Combest: Oklahoma Pioneer Medical Doctor" by Christine Combest Millsap.
Connelley, William Elsey (1855-ca. 1929)
Author. Correspondence (ca. 1923) regarding the Benders of Kansas, and
the genealogy of families in Big Sandy Valley, Kentucky; notebooks (ca.
1854-1913) concerning the Civil War, William Quantrill, Indians, linguistics,
border wars, Kansas history prior to the 20th century, and the genealogy of
families of Big Sandy Valley, Kentucky; clippings (ca. 1855-1900) concerning
Indian mythology, legends, and relations with whites, the Civil War within
Kansas and adjoining states, as well as other Kansas history; manuscripts (ca.
1902) concerning politics, Indian mythology, folklore, linguistics, and
relations with whites, John Brown, William Quantrill, and Kansas history; and
pamphlets (1857-1925) concerning politics within and between Indian and white
groups, Indian mythology, folklore, linguistics, "Wild Bill" Hickok,
and John Brown. The collection also includes diaries (1858-1911) of Connelley,
and of George Ela who writes of
View the William Elsey Connelley Collection Inventory
Cornish, Melven (b. ca. 1870)
Attorney. Case files (1903-1904) and letterbooks (1900-1905) relating to
Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians citizenship claims; dockets (1903-1904) for the
central and southern divisions of the U. S. District Court; an account book
(1899); and a record book (1876) entitled Proceedings of the Court of
Claims, Choctaw Nation, along with clippings (1896-1907) and published
court documents (1900-1940) relating to Chickasaw and Choctaw Indian cases
represented by the law firm of Mansfield, McMurray, and Cornish in U.S. courts.
View the Melven Cornish Collection Inventory
Cruce, Cruce, and Bleakmore Collection
Law firm. Legal documents and correspondence from the Ardmore, Indian Territory, law firms Cruce, Cruce, and Cruce (1899-1901); Cruce, Cruce, and Bleakmore (1901-1912); and Potter and Cruce (1912-1928) reflecting the firm's practice representing Chickasaw Indian citizenship and allotment claims, banking interests, and oil and gas companies. Also in the collection are correspondence and speeches from Lee Cruce's gubernatorial campaign of 1907 and his senatorial campaign of 1930.
Dale, Edward Everett (1879-1972)
Historian. Correspondence (1902-1972), student papers (n.d.), theses and dissertations (1932-1933), and personal research materials (1832-1967) regarding the history of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Territory, and Indian Territory, the Indians of North America, and the American southwest; teaching materials used by Dale at Harvard (1913-1920) and the University of Oklahoma (1921-1952); administrative and other files (1936-1941) of the Works Progress Administration's Indian-Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma; U.S. government documents (1897-1957); and presidential papers of University of Oklahoma presidents James Shannon Buchanan (1911-1929) and Stratton D. Brooks (1915-1922).
DeKnight, Emma H.
Teacher. A diary (1886-1892) kept by DeKnight and relating her experience
as a teacher at the
Division of Manuscripts Collection
Subject collection. Letters, reports, publications, and manuscripts reflecting
the history of
Evans, Arthur W. (b. 1908)
Collector. Correspondence (1906-1968); certificates (1891-1918); and news clippings (1928-1939) regarding University of Oklahoma president Arthur Grant Evans, federal funding for schools in Indian Territory, the issue of separate statehood for Oklahoma and Indian territories, and Evans's participation in the United States' propaganda effort in World War I; a typescript regarding the history (1816-1831) of the Presbyterian church and missions in the eastern Cherokee Nation; a diary (1887) of A. G. Evans; and original records (1830-1857) of the New Echota Church in the Cherokee Nation as recorded by Samuel A. Worcester, church clerk.
Farley, Alan W.
Collector. A typewritten manuscript (n.d.) in which Homer W. Wheeler describes his life as a U.S. Army scout; numerous broadsides, newspapers, and handbills (1840-1966) regarding the settlement of Kansas, along with a wide variety of other documents (1833-1965) collected by Farley and relating to the Civil War, settlement of Kansas, Indian battles on the Great Plains with an emphasis on Kansas, and on the history of the west in general.
Fisher, Te Ata
Performer. Correspondence (1934-1983) to and from Fisher, along with
printed materials (1935-1976) she used as resource material for her
performances as a storyteller and interpreter of Indian folklore and culture.
The collection also includes a scrapbook (1936) of a Scandinavian tour, along
with some correspondence (1922-1953) and printed material (1913-1936), mostly
reprints, relating to
View Te Ata Fisher Collection Inventory
Military post. Correspondence documenting
Hargett, Jay L.
Collector. Typescripts of correspondence (1816-1870), mostly regarding
missionary work among the Choctaw and Cherokee Indians; diaries (1914)
recounting travel in the eastern United States and in the Galena, Kansas, area;
a students notebook (n.d.) containing class notes, poetry, and miscellaneous
notes; an account book (1860s-1890s) recording purchases and daily expenses;
and personal correspondence (1894-1902) between Edwin Ludlow writing from
Mexico as superintendent of the Mexican Coal and Coke Company and his wife who
was residing in Hartshorne, Indian Territory. Correspondents writing about
missionary activities include Cyrus Byington,
View the Jay L. Hargett Collection Inventory
Hatfield, Edna Greer Porter
Collector. Transcripts of interviews (ca. 1930-1958) with pioneers who
took part in the 1893 land run into the
View the Edna Greer Porter Hatfield Collection Inventory
Journalist. Typescripts of correspondence (1879) and memoirs (1860-1874) concerning Quanah Parker; the first telephone in Indian Territory; life at Fort Sill, and Fort Reno, Oklahoma Territory; and the hunting of buffalo; along with an account (1940) by E. H. Linzee describing the development of Oklahoma Territory.
Attorney. Personal and business correspondence (1893-1948) relating to
Hume's family, his attendance at the University of Oklahoma, his contact with
the university as an alumnus, and his law practice as an attorney for the Caddo
Indians. Also included are numerous legal documents (1838-1948) relating to
Indian claims and the Indians of
Professional organization. Minute books (1881-1904) recording the
proceedings of the Indian Territory Medical Association and a college term
paper (1956) regarding the history, origin, and governance of the
Jarboe, (Mrs.) W. C.
Pioneer. In 1913 Jarboe wrote this account of her family's move from
Papers ca. 1900-1988
Pioneer. Photocopies of Jones's account of pioneer life in early Montague County, Texas, from 1854 to approximately 1867, describing early settlers and raids by Comanche Indians; census returns from 1860 and 1870 for the Jones and Baggett families, taken from Early Records of Montague County, Texas (1982); an obituary (1934) of Jones; a roll of the Nacogdoches (Texas) Mounted Volunteers; and notes (1988) on the genealogy of the Jones and Baggett families.
Printed materials 1860-1977
Historian. Research materials (1860-1977) gathered by
View the Glenn Jordan Collection Inventory
Kagey, Joseph Newton (1890-1959)
Educator. Newspaper clippings (1946-1959) and a history (1954) of the
View the Joseph Newton Kagey Collection Inventory
Kennedy, L. P.
Clergyman. A letter (1887) from Judge Isaac C. Parker advising Kennedy as
to the legality in
King, Charles Francis Xavier (d. ca. 1981)
Professor. Unpublished manuscripts (1951-1975) on western history themes including the Battle of the Washita in 1868, the establishment of Fort Gibson, Indian Territory, and its cemetery, and the westward migration of the Cherokees; and lecture notes (n.d.) used by King to teach American, European, and Russian history.
Logan, Leonard M. (1891-1974)
University professor. Correspondence (1950-1958) with the U.S. Department of the Interior, congressmen, and the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs; reports (1956-1963); newspaper clippings (1925-1961) concerning Indian affairs; and manuscripts (1948) by Logan entitled "The Care of Chronic and Convalescent Patients in Oklahoma," and "Norman and Cleveland County, A Resource Inventory."
Collector. An original journal (1850) kept by Joseph R. Smith of
Malone, E. L.
Oil field worker. Letters (1904-1905) from E. L. Malone to his wife and
son, describing oil field life and
Anthropologist. Correspondence (1926-1961); manuscripts (n.d.) of Marriott's books and articles; research notes (n.d.); and printed materials (1930-1968) accumulated by Marriott in the course of her research for her numerous books and articles relating to Indians. Included in the collection are book-length manuscripts entitled "Maria, the Potter of San Ildefonso," "The Ten Grandmothers," "Indian Annie," and the "Valley Below."
Anthropologists. Correspondence (1963-1975); research materials (1963-1975); and manuscripts (n.d.) of Alice Marriott and Carol Rachlin accumulated during their collaboration on several essays and articles relating to Indian society, mythology, and peyotism.
Martin, Richard L. (b. 1847)
Rancher and postmaster. Two letter-size tablets containing rough drafts
(1860-1907) of Martin's correspondence and a brief account of his experiences
Matthews, Sam P.
Collector. Four criminal-case docket books (1890-1892) from the court of
A. D. Matthews, judge of the
Miller, G. R.
Collector. Two account ledgers (1908-1920) from a
Miller, Robert L.
University employee. Correspondence (1963-1975); reports (1962-1975); and printed materials (1960-1975) relating to Indian rights and Indian education, accumulated by Miller during his tenure as director of the Indian Education Center at the University of Oklahoma's American Indian Institute.
Mitchell, Robert Thurston
Collector. Memoirs (n.d.) of Robert L. Mitchell, a Vinita, Oklahoma, physician; correspondence (1938-1951) concerning the Mitchell family genealogy; newspaper clippings (1946-1951); research notes and materials relating to the Cherokee Nation, missions, education, roads, and schools in Indian Territory; and a typescript of an interview (1937) conducted by James S. Buchanan with Stanley A. Clark.
Collector. Typewritten manuscripts (ca. 1949) by Ora Padgett entitled
"Thirty-two Years in the
Moorman, Lewis Jefferson (1875-1954)
Physician. Typescripts of oral history interviews (1936-1937) conducted during the Indian-Pioneer Oral History Project; correspondence (1924-1953) concerning real estate transactions, Moorman's research on tuberculosis and Indian health, and other aspects of his medical career, including connections with the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine; and a stock certificate (1909) from Epworth College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Morrison, W. D. and James Morrison
Historians. Research notes and related materials (1840-1920) many concerning Choctaw and Chickasaw tribal politics, allotment of lands, and Indian participation in the Civil War, gathered by the Morrisons for the purpose of writing a history of Bryan County, Oklahoma.
Morrow, John A. (b. 1875)
Physician. Memoirs (1954) of Morrow, recounting his early medical
practice (1899-1912) in
Murrow, Joseph Samuel (1835-1930)
Missionary. Legal documents and papers (1894-1928) relating to J. S.
Murrow, his home and school for Indian orphans, and
Nelson, George (1870-1944)
Interpreter. Personal correspondence (1912-1943); land records (1908-1929) for allotments in the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations; lists (1939-1940) of allotments available for coal leases; files (1933) on government aid given to destitute Indians; and a catechism (n.d.) written in the Choctaw Indian language.
Ohoyohoma Club Collection
Social organization. Scrapbooks (1925-1959) containing photographs, news clippings, programs, and mementos of the Ohoyohoma Club, a McAlester, Oklahoma, women's club that limited it membership to women of Indian descent.
Indian advocacy organization. Records of the association (1966-1980), including correspondence, reports, financial records, and publications of the Oklahoma Indian Rights Association, regarding its involvement in the cause of American Indian civil rights, economic betterment, and the organization's relations with Oklahoma Indian tribes and nations.
Parks, Lucile Snider (b. ca. 1894)
Journalist. A photostatic copy of a typescript (n.d.) by Parks entitled
"Prairie Prelude: 1897-1903" in which she describes her childhood and
life in Pawnee,
Pierce, Thomas Franklin, Sr. (b. 1867)
Professor. An autobiographical manuscript (n.d.) that includes Pierce's
experiences as an educator in Indian Territory and
Reagle, James, Jr.
Army surgeon. Correspondence (1866-1868) to and from Reagle regarding personal matters as well as his assignment at Fort Arbuckle, Indian Territory, including some description of Indians with whom he had contact. The collection also contains Reagle's diary (1864-1867) in which he recorded his experiences as a U.S. Army surgeon in Virginia during the Civil War, and his post-war experiences with the U.S. Tenth Cavalry at Fort Arbuckle, including English translations of Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Comanche words, impressions of Indian tribes, and a sketch of a Caddo village.
Robertson, Samuel W. (b. 1860)
Teacher. Correspondence (1876-1931) between Robertson and his parents, mostly regarding family life and mission activities; and an autobiography of Samuel W. Robertson, with biographical information on Robertson's parents, William S. and Ann W. Robertson, the well-known Presbyterian missionaries to the Creek Indians.
Ross, Samuel Price (b. 1862)
Physician. Ledgers (1912-1922) in which Ross recorded patients attended and fees charged; certificates and diplomas (1989-1922) awarded Ross by medical schools, brotherhoods, and the medical board of the Choctaw Nation; and a typescript (1867-1936) of an account by Mrs. Ross of her experiences as the wife of a physician in Indian Territory, describing with detail the social conditions of the area, the state and practice of medicine there, and the lives and customs of its inhabitants.
Schmitt, Karl and Iva
Anthropologists. Field notes (1947-1951); articles (1947-1965); and other
research notes (n.d.) concerning the Schmitts's work among the
Sherrill, Rufus Hansen (1883-1952)
Physician. Correspondence (1926-1930) from Indians to Sherrill, a general
practitioner in Broken Bow,
Smith, Micah Pearce
Historian. Manuscripts (n.d.) written by Smith and entitled "The
Seminole Presbyterian Mission," "Dr. Emmet Starr," and
"Daniel Collins Home;" research notes (1930-1936) on the Oklahoma
towns of Fred, Ninnekah, Chickasha, and Bloomfield, along with a biographical
questionnaire relating to Rhoda Gunn Colbert Potts, Daniel Collins, and the
View the Micah Pearce Smith Collection Inventory
Society of Friends Collection
Printed materials 1952-1973
Religious denomination. Published reports (1953-1956) of the Society of Friends (Quaker) Committee on Indian Affairs annual meetings; a report (1952) entitled "American Indian Development," by the National Congress of American Indians; annual reports (1972-1973) of Friends Centers in Oklahoma; a checklist (n.d.) of repositories holding Society of Friends records; and related publications by the Society of Friends concerning the church's support of Indian affairs.
Stith, Ruth Brewer
Collector. Correspondence (1911, 1931) relating to the works of Theodore
F. Brewer, and short manuscripts by Brewer concerning Methodism in Indian
Territory, entitled "The Indians of Oklahoma," "Muskogee
Ministerial Association," "Work Among the Indians," "A
Historical Sketch of our Work in Oklahoma," "Meeting of the General
Board of Education," and "Spaulding Female College." Also
included is a manuscript poem (1863) entitled "Red Shiloh,"
attributed to Brewer, and purportedly written after his participation in the
University employees. Correspondence (1972-1976) and printed materials (1966-1982) relating to American Indian projects in which the Timmonses were interested, such as the Alaska Native Law Project, the North Slope Legal Assistance Project, the American Indian Institute, and the Alaska Legal Services Corporation.
Tolleson, William Alfred (1869-1953)
Physician. Correspondence (1896-1953) of Tolleson in regard to personal
and professional matters including Tolleson's employment as a physician for the
Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad; financial papers (1887-1949) of the
Tolleson family; lecture notes (1894-1895) recorded by Tolleson while in
medical school; newspaper clippings (1925-1942) regarding medicine; and
materials from Tolleson's medical practice in Eufaula, Indian Territory, and
Oklahoma, including medical equipment and supply catalogs (1928), registers of
medical prescriptions given (1929-1937), and patient account and appointment
registers (1875-1942). Also in this collection are posters (1895-1898)
depicting seventeenth- and eighteenth-century medical practices, and
certificates (1948-1949) marking Tolleson's long service to the practice of
Turnbo, S. C. (b. ca. 1844)
Confederate soldier. A bound typescript (n.d.) of Turnbo's journal in
which he records his personal observations regarding the actions and views of
the citizens of Indian Territory and the states of
View the S. C. Turnbo Collection Inventory
U. S. District Court Collection: Central District of
Federal court. A ledger (1903) of the court entitled "Abstract of
Mortgages, Liens and Deeds of Trust" in which entries regarding these
documents were recorded.
View the U.S. District Court: Central District of Indian Territory Collection Inventory
U. S. District Court Collection: Northern District of Indian Territory
Federal court. A prisoner docket book kept by the
View the U.S. District Court: Northern District of Indian Territory Collection Inventory
U. S. District Court Collection: Western District of
Federal court. Correspondence (1872-1903) regarding
View the U.S. District Court Collection: Western District of Arkansas Inventory
Van Cleave, William E. (b. 1877)
Physician. Correspondence (1926-1940); manuscripts entitled "Indian Medicine" and "Important Points in the Early Diagnosis of Tuberculosis," by Van Cleave; a biographical sketch of Van Cleave; annual reports (1926-1934) of medical activity at the Choctaw-Chickasaw Sanitorium; issues of the TB Tom Tom newsletter (1933); and newspaper clippings about Van Cleave, the sanitorium, and his work with the Indians at the sanitorium.
Printed materials 1877-1929
Indian statesman. Typescripts of news articles (1877-1929) on the career
and death of Col. Tandy C. Walker, the organizer of the first Choctaw-Chickasaw
regiment for Confederate Army service.
View the Tandy C. Walker Collection Inventory
Wallace, Cecile Boone
Teacher. An ethnobotanical pressbook (1957) compiled by Wallace
containing wild plant specimens along with descriptions of their use by Indian
View the Cecile Boone Wallace Collection Inventory
Ward, D. C.
Printed material 1889-1939
Missionary. A typescript of an article (1939) regarding the history of
the Cache Creek Indian
View the D. C. Ward Collection Inventory
Wardell, Morris L. (1889-1957)
Historian. Correspondence (1921-1956) relating to Wardell's service as a professor of history, and an assistant to the president of the University of Oklahoma, and concerning student affairs, foreign students, curriculum, academic department administration, military training, housing, the University of Oklahoma during World War II, post-war planning, and legislative matters, as well as Wardell's involvement in civic organizations, his teaching, and his publishing activities; reports (1929-1945) from the deans, the personnel department, the registrar's office, and academic departments of the University of Oklahoma; and lecture notes, research materials, and manuscripts relating to the Cherokee Indians, and specifically Wardell's book Political History of the Cherokee Nation, (University of Oklahoma Press, 1938), to the Osage Indians, to historic sites in Oklahoma, and to the history of the west in general.
Teacher. Correspondence (1891-1952) regarding White's employment, her
historical research, her investments in Montana real estate, and personal
matters with family and friends; leases and contracts (1936-1947); notebooks
(n.d.) containing lecture notes; unorganized research notes (n.d.) entitled
"Indian Lore;" and four notebooks containing typescripts of
interviews (1934-1942) that White conducted with elderly Indians in Tulsa,
Oklahoma, and with early settlers of the Oklahoma City area. In addition to
biographical and socio-economic information, the interviews focus on the
education of Indians and the establishment of schools in Indian Territory and
Wood, Edwin K.
Collector. An act (1875) of the Choctaw Nation establishing burglary as a crime; acts (1889-1892) of the Cherokee Nation appointing Elias C. Boudinot II, Thomas M. Buffington, David Rowe, and Richard M. Wolfe as Cherokee delegates to Washington, D.C., along with instructions to address land issues such as the return of Fort Gibson to the Cherokees; requests (1905-1906) for payment of salaries and expenses of the attorneys and special marshal of the Cherokee Nation; a committee report (1889) regarding payment for Cherokee lands given the Osages under the Cherokee Treaty of 1866; and a term paper (n.d.) by Wood entitled "The Indian Treaty Maker."
Woodard, Fred Barton (b. 1871)
Lawyer. Personal and business correspondence (1934-1953), mostly relating
to Republican Party politics, with
Works Progress Administration (WPA) Archaeological Survey Project
Federal project. Reports (1937-1942) submitted by the WPA Archaeological Survey
Works Progress Administration (WPA) Historic Sites and Federal Writers'
Federal project. Book-length manuscripts, research and project reports
(1937-1941) and administrative records (1937-1941) generated by the WPA
Historic Sites and Federal Writers' projects for
Wyatt, Rose Mary Burt (b. 1871)
Collector. Printed speeches (1911) of Oklahoma senator Robert L. Owen; letters (1938-1943) from Samuel Sandheimer; and letters (1886-1889) from Mother Mary Joseph and Sister Mary Frances Bernard, Wyatt's former instructors at Sacred Heart Mission, Indian Territory. The letters were written from Saint Mary's Academy, at Sacred Heart Mission, Saint Joseph's Convent in Krebs, Indian Territory, and Saint Catharine's Convent in Lehigh, Indian Territory, and are about mission work in those respective locations and throughout Indian Territory.