Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 63, Number 4, Winter 1985-1986 Page: 361

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For the Record, Winter 1985-86 (Article)

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Notes and Documents, Winter 1985-86 (Article)

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Notes and Documents column including a letter written by Joseph Thoburn, now kept in the Archives & Manuscripts Division of the Oklahoma Historical Society, about the origins of the Oklahoma state flag.

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