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[Photograph 2012.201.B0249.0222]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Abbott Washburn, New York, Executive Vice-Chairman of Crusade for Freedom, left, about to release one of the plastic balloons with the aid of an unidentified spectator."
Date: August 30, 1951
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0249.0223]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Another plastic balloon takes the air on its long trip behind the Iron Curtain where the morning of Aug. 14, last, it settled to earth in the vicinity of Prague where prisoner peoples of Czecho-slovakia presumably found its messages of freedom and hope for their ultimately liberation from the communist rulers."
Date: August 30, 1951
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0249.0219]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Rubber balloon is filled with helium or hydrogen gas; when released it climbs rapidly into the upper winds that blow always from west to east."
Date: unknown
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0249.0214]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Charles Moore, General Mills Meteorologist and Mr. C. D. Jackson, President of the National Committee for a Free Europe, during the launching of the balloons near the Czech border, August 13, 1951."
Date: unknown
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0249.0221]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "School children throughout Oklahoma are going to have an opportunity to participate in the Crusade for Freedom by signing special Youth Scrolls and making contributions to the campaign."
Date: September 16, 1951
Creator: Orris, John Adam
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0249.0213]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Tinker air force belles are getting ready to help ding the Freedom Bell by taking part in the base's Crusade for Freedom campaign September 17 and 18."
Date: September 15, 1951
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0249.0220]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "The Crusade for Freedom campaign starts in Oklahoma Monday, and a colorful motorcade will open a two-week tour of the van, which will show in every section of the state, will feature launching of balloons like those now being used to carry thousands of messages of truth and hope from the American sector of Germany to persons behind the Iron Curtain."
Date: September 16, 1951
Creator: Orris, John Adam
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0249.0218]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "One of the 700 coin cans, distributed by city firemen throughout the city in the Crusade for Freedom, was assembled Friday by Barbara Floyd, 533 SW 23, typist in the Crusade headquarter office."
Date: September 16, 1951
Creator: Owen, A. Y.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0249.0217]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Two years ago the idea of using balloons to send truth messages over the iron curtain was only a gleam i the eyes of scientists and a few other Americans determined to spike the lies of communism."
Date: unknown
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1374.0590]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Mary A. Williams, a longtime member of the Independent Order of Foresters, recently was named "Fraternalist of the Year" for the High Court of the Red River Valley, which includes the states of Oklahoma, Texas, Lousisiana and Arkansas."
Date: August 14, 1991
Creator: Grier, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0312B.0521]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Four -year-old Detrick Threatt joins in the dancing at the Juneteenth '78 celebration Sunday on the south lawn of the state capitol."
Date: June 18, 1978
Creator: Reed, Monty
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1393.0323]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Billy Wardrop, right, Northwestern State college freshman, has designed a car which he calls "The Wardrop," a scale model of which is shown in the foreground."
Date: 1954
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0982.0207]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Hinton High School students look over the days program at the start of the 1975 Oklahoma Youth Freedom Forum today at the Skirvin Plaza in downtown OK City."
Date: November 4, 1975
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1184.0238]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Freedom is more than a name in northwest Woods County. The people are proud they have no welfare, rape, juvenile delinquency or police force. "This community is very individualistic," banker Gunter Smith said."
Date: July 4, 1975
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society