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1.         Homecoming programs of the Cherokee Seminaries Students Association of  Northeastern State College (Formerly the Cherokee Nation Female Seminary). Located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, 1937, 1938, 1947, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958.


            Brochure from Northeastern Teachers College, featuring photographs of the college's resident halls, administration building, and dedication ceremony for the Cherokee National Female Seminary in 1889, n.d.


2.         Genealogical data on the Ross family.  Notebook includes handwritten notes by C. M. "Abbie" Conner tracing the Ross family, the England family and Cherokee chiefs.  Also includes a description of an early Cherokee treaty, n.d.


            Printed family trees of the Ross and Coody families, n.d.


            Handwritten family trees of the Ross family, n.d.


            Funeral notice and obituary of Robert Bruce Ross, 1930.



3.         Miscellaneous newspaper clippings:


            “A Christmas Greeting,” by Edgar Guest, a poem to his mother, December 1917.


            “The Complacent Slacker,” by Edgar Guest, poem, December 1917.


            “Eight National Army and Guard Divisions to be Home Midsummer,” December 1918 (?).


            “Mark Twain's Order for Mineral Water,” 1920.


            “Man Might Easily Attain Age of Several Thousand Years, Thomas Edison Says: Inventor Discusses Longevity on His Seventy-Third Birthday,” February 1920.


            “France Asserts German Policy Was Known to Allied Nations,” April 1920.


            “Auto Rides Discontinued, Washington Now Skeptical of State of Wilson's Health,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram. n.d.


            “Blue and Khaki Honor Yank Dead: New Amphitheatre in Arlington Cemetery Formally Dedicated by Veteran,” n.d.


            “Hill County People Cheer Vigorous Arraignment of Bailey's Record by Thomas,” n.d.


            “Italian Masons Honor Grand Commander Moore,” n.d.


            “Johnson's Gain in Strength Proof of Sentiment Against League; To Be Contender,” n.d.


            “League of Latin-American Nations Planned; Bars U.S.,” n.d.


            “Let Nobody Stand in Way,” a poem, New York Sun, n.d.


            “Lincoln Forecast Victory for Prohibition Thru U. S. in Speech on Feb 22, 1842,” Denver Post (?). n.d.


            “Sympathizers of German Support Bailey, Crane Says,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram,  n.d.


            “Why French Troops Are in Germany,” Fort Worth Star Telegram, n.d.


4.         Correspondence of District Judge to Chairman of the Planning and Resources Board, State Capitol Building in Oklahoma City, regarding Mrs. Jennie Ross-Cobb, and her interest in Hunter Home, which was built by the Murrell family, April 1951.


            Correspondence of G. M. Alexander to Jenny R. Cobb regarding historical furniture for the Hunter Home, October 1956.


            Correspondence of J. F. Brooks to Jenny R. Cobb regarding photographs of a cabin similar to that of John Ross, July 1958.


            Manuscript of The Murrell Home by Arlene Holeman.  A research theme submitted to fill requirement of English 123 at Northeastern State College,  May 1955.


            “The Murrell House,” from The Star-Citizen, Tahlequah Oklahoma.  Shows photograph of Murrell House in 1954, May 1954.


            “Restoration of Murrell Home Progresses,” by Lorena L. Travis.  Shows photograph of Murrell House in 1901, and portrait of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Murrell, n.d.


5.         Civil War discharge papers for Robert Ross and Jacob Pyburn, 1865; and part of a blank document for an oath of identity.


6.         a) New Echota, Capital of the Cherokee Nation, 1825-1830. A Report to the Georgia Historical Commission, by Henry T. Malone, Department  of History at University of Georgia. October 18, 1953


            b) Letter from Henry T. Malone regarding the New Echota Restoration Project.


7.         a) A report on the Park Hill Centennial, n.d.


            b) A map showing historic sites in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, n.d.


8.         Tsa-La-Gi' Ga-Nah-Se-Da' (The Cherokee Ambassador), Volume 1, Number 2. July 1954. Headlines include:

            “Chief Keeler to Retain Position”

            “New Indian Agent and Assistant at Muskogee”

            “Cherokee Drama a Possibility”

            “Keetoowahs Elect Slate”

            “Chuculate Full-Time Foundation Employee”

            “Standing of Cherokee Claims”

            “Cherokee National Holiday September 6”

            Plus current events, editorials, and health sections


9.         “The Indian No Problem,” by Captain Pratt.  Read before the Women's New Century Club of Philadelphia, January 19, 1896.


10.       A handwritten list of admitted freedmen, including the age and gender of each person listed, n.d.


11.       Legal papers in regard to the court case of Carrie F. Boudinot vs. Addie Boudinot, 1898.


12.       Miscellaneous pamphlets and government publications:


            a) Program or Unveiling Tablet Marking Ross’s Landing on the Tennessee River, March 20, 1930.


            b) Muck-Rakers of Other Days. Speech of Hon. Julius Kahn of California in the House of Representatives, March 26, 1910.


            c) The Philippines.  Speech of Hon. George Turner of Washington, Senate of the United States, January 22-23, 1900.


            d) Pamphlet titled, Polk County's Heritage: The Alabama Indians, n.d.


            e) House of Representatives Bill, No. 80.  An act to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year 1883.  Authorizes the Eastern Band of Cherokees to institute a suit against the U.S. government for money held from sale of lands west of the Mississippi, 1883.


            f) Report No. 175 to the U.S. Senate, 43rd Congress, regarding claim of heirs of John Ross for compensation for property destroyed during the Civil War, 1874.


            g) U.S. House of Representatives.  54th Congress, 1st Session, H.R. 7907.  A bill for the protection of the people of the Indian Territory, extending the jurisdiction of the United States courts, providing for the laying out of towns, the leasing of coal and other minerals, timber, farming and grazing lands, and for other purposes. 1896.


            h) Indian Symbols and Meanings, with a History of Navajo Rugs. n.d.


            i) Northeastern State Teachers College Bulletin, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, 1928.


            j) Treaty of Peace with Germany.  A speech by Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts in the Senate of the United States, August 12, 1919.


            k) Newspaper clipping, “People of Tahlequah,” by Lorena L. Travis, n.d.


13.       Official correspondence and memorials of the Cherokee Nation:


            a) Handwritten note transferring interest in lots at Fort Gibson to Henry C. Meigs signed by Henrietta J. Hinton, February 8, 1896.


            b) Manuscript of “The Laureate of the Anglo-Saxon Race,” by Rudyard Kipling, n.d.


            c) Memorial to the Congress of the United States from the delegation of the Cherokee Nation protesting the claim of the Eastern Cherokees to land in Indian Territory, February 16, 1883.


            d) Memorial to the Indian Committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives from the "Old Settler" Cherokees regarding the proposal of Congress to pass law paying attorneys for work done for the Cherokee Nation, February 17, 1896.


            e) Statement of C. J. Harris, Executive Secretary of the Cherokee Nation regarding the issuance of warrant No. H487 to Wilkinson Call for $3500. October 16, 1899.


            f) U.S. House of Representatives, 54th Congress, 1st Session.  Report from the Committee on Indian Affairs #1102 on protection of the people of the Indian Territory. n.d.


            g) Report of the Cherokee Delegation of May 3, 1879. (incomplete).


            h) Report of the Secretary of Interior, No. 99, regarding the Cherokee Nation, October 1, 1865.  From J. Harlan, U.S. Indian Agent, Cherokee Nation.


            i) Communication to the Congress of the United States from the Cherokee Delegation regarding payment for lands taken by the U.S., March 15, 1882.


            j) Memorial adopted by the International Convention of the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole Indians to the government of the U.S. protesting the proposal to abolish tribal governments and divide the lands in severalty, June 27, 1895.


            k) Memorial of the Cherokee Delegation urging the passage of Senate Bill No. 4105, March 16, 1898.


            l) Resolution adopted by the Delegation of the Five Civilized Tribes thanking the legislature of Mississippi for memorial to Congress in behalf of the tribes, April 1896.


            m) Communication to the President of the United States from the Delegation of the Cherokee, Creek and Seminole Nations protesting the proposal to build railroads through Indian Territory without permission of the Indian Nations, February 15, 1896.


            n) Statement by C. J. Harris, Executive Secretary for the Cherokee Nation listing appropriations for counsel for the Cherokee Nation, October 16, 1899.


            o) An incomplete, unidentified book on laws, resolutions, etc., of the Cherokee Nation, n.d.




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