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University of Oklahoma Norman, OK 

University of Oklahoma Libraries
Western History Collections
Monnet Hall, Room 452
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019


Brooks, Stratton D.
Papers, 1918-1919

University of Oklahoma President. Scrapbooks of letters and photographs sent to Brooks from Oklahomans serving in the Armed Forces during World War I.

0.3 feet


Danforth, Thatcher O.
Papers, 1863

A letter from Union Soldier Thatcher Danforth written to his mother from somewhere near Vicksburg, Mississippi. He comments on the excitement caused by a naval battle on the Mississippi River and adds that he soon expected to be moved south of Vicksburg.

1 item


Gatchell, Theodore D.
Papers, 1880-1957

Manuscripts, typescripts, publications and cartoons, all regarding cotton expositions held throughout the southern United States from 1881-1937, including expositions held at Charleston, Atlanta, Nashville, Jamestown (Virginia) and New Orleans.

0.5 feet


Goddard, Eunice S.
Papers, 1942-1978

Photocopies of United States government reports (1945-1978) and publications (1945-1978), as well as note cards by Mrs. Goddard, all regarding the U.S. Naval Air Station and Technical Training Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

0.10 feet


Griffith, Alfred
Papers, 1842-1931

Correspondence 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 regarding Griffith's travels abroad, and his emigration to Indian Territory; naval medical reports and requisition requests; petition from the residents of Sans Bois, Choctaw Nation, requesting that Griffith establish a medical practice there; certificates; a passport; manuscripts by Griffith concerning his Civil War experiences with Sherman's army in Georgia and North Carolina; and programs.

0.66 feet


Hurley, Patrick J.
Papers, 1900-1956

Correspondence, reports and articles from Hurley's service as National Attorney for the Choctaw Nation, regarding tribal enrollment, land tenure, and the Mississippi Choctaw; as United States Assistant Secretary of War and as a special presidential representative to the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Afghanistan and the Middle East; and as United States Ambassador to China during World War II, including correspondence regarding American and Allied war efforts in the Far Eastern theatre. Correspondents include Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lord Louis Mountbatten, Mao Tse-tung, Chiang Kai-shek, Herbert Hoover, Douglas MacArthur, Henry A. Wallace, Joseph Stilwell, Helen Keller and Cordell Hull, as well as numerous officials of the U.S. diplomatic corps, including Averell Harriman and Harry Hopkins.

188 feet


Hurley, Patrick J.
Photographs, 1900-1956

Black and white original and copy prints of Patrick Jay Hurley's career as United States Assistant Secretary of War and Secretary of War, special presidential representative to the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Afghanistan, and the Middle East, and United States Ambassador to China during World War II. The collection contains scenes of Hurley with Joseph W. Stilwell, Chou En-lai, Mao Tse-tung, Chiang Kai-shek, Douglas MacArthur, Claire Lee Chennault, and Herbert Hoover. Also included are photographs of Secretary of War Hurley's inspection tours of United States military installations, suppression of the Bonus Army riots in 1932, Hurley with Japanese military representatives, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles A. Lindbergh, Amon Carter, Will Rogers, Chester Nimitz, Jonathan Wainwright, Henry Stimson, William Halsey, Bacone College and the towns of McAlester, Oklahoma and Phillips, Indian Territory. Patrick J. Hurley Manuscript Collection also in repository.

1,100 items


Miller, Stephen
Collection, 1942-1945

Copies of ship's newsletters and military newspapers entitled "Patrol," the "Fulton Flotsam," "History of the U.S.S. Caelum (AK-106)," and a "Resume of Shanghai," prepared for USS Caelum's crew members.

0.1 feet


Morris, John W.
Papers, 1864-1982

Correspondence; papers concerning Morris's military service in the United States Navy and in the United States Army Reserves; certificates and diplomas; account books; and manuscripts, research notes, correspondence, and contracts (ca. 1950-1982) concerning books and articles by Morris, a University of Oklahoma geography professor. The John Wesley Morris Photograph Collection is also in the repository.

6.66 feet


Naval Air Technical Training Center
Collection, 1941-1967

Materials include Primary Gunnery Training ProgramWe Keep 'Em FlyingTake-offThe Norman Log, and the book The Smooth Log. The collection also includes programs, announcements, invitations, and greeting cards.

0.33 feet


Oklahoma, USS
Records, 1917-1939

Newsletters published by the crew of USS Oklahoma including Oklahoma's The Sea Bag of the USS Oklahoma; and the Oklahoma Pow Wow.

0.1 feet


Ray, Grace E.
Photographs, 1906-1949

Black and white original prints of the University of Oklahoma, the Naval Air Station at Norman, Oklahoma, defense work at Tinker Field, including women workers, the British Air School at Miami, Oklahoma, during World War II, dust storms, Ponca and Cherokee Indians and scenes of the 101 Ranch. The Grace Ernestine Ray Manuscript Collection is also in the repository.

386 items


Salasovic, Robert J.
Papers, 1956

Typescripts of correspondence from Robert J. Salasovic to his relatives regarding his experiences as an enlisted sailor at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

0.1 feet


Smith, Woodrow W.
Papers, 1933-1939

Two scrapbooks. 1. "Our Navy - USS Oklahoma," which includes invitations, news clippings, photos, documents such as Navy Training Course Certificate, etc. (1933-39); and 2. "Log album-USS Oklahoma," which includes autographs and addresses of friends of Smith, and a log and diary.

2 items


University of Oklahoma, Faculty Senate
Records, 1908-1985

Records and publications of the Faculty Senate (University Senate) as well as the General Faculty, Administrative Council (Advisory Council), Committees, and Senate Standing Committees include: "Faculty Position Papers" (1978-1983); "Faculty Representation on University Councils and Committees and the Faculty Senate" (1981-1985); "Faculty Senate Forum" (1977-1978); "Journal of the Faculty [University] Senate" (1942-1987) including Minutes and agendas, Charter, and bylaws; Faculty Meeting Minutes (1908-1915); Minutes of the Administrative Council (1915-1916); Reports, letters, and correspondence from special committees including the Faculty Research Committee (1935, 1938), Semi-Centennial Committee (1942), Post-War Curriculum Committee (1943), and the Navy V-12 College Training Program Selection Committee (1944); and the Committee on Committees Policies (1942-1945).

4 feet


University of Oklahoma, President's Office
Records, 1921-1991

Among the numerous series included in these papers are General Correspondence (1943-1968) and Professional (Botany department) Correspondence (1931-1944); Administrative files of the University of Oklahoma Research Institute (1939-1973) including bound minute books (1941-1973); and Athletics files (1946-1957).

476.6 feet


University of Oklahoma, Reserve Officers Training Corps
Records, 1918-1983

Publications form Army, Navy, Air Force, and Field Artillery ROTCs and from the Department of Military Science and Tactics include: Sooners and War Service; programs; The Sooner 75The Sooner-Farmer 75The Sooner HoistApolloSooners in the WarThe American Soldier-StudentA.E.F. University News; Handbooks of the Department of Military Science; and the Trident yearbook.

1 foot

8 May 2002

Published: Thu Jun 26 15:53:38 EDT 2014