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Moses or Aaron?: William Jennings Bryan and Oklahoma Politics

Description: Article explores the political influence William Jennings Bryan had on the creation of Oklahoma's state constitution, and questions whether Bryan took the leading role of the biblical Moses in influencing decisions surrounding it, or the translator's role of Aaron to give the Oklahoma legislature's own agenda substance.
Date: Spring 2004
Creator: Adkison, Danny M.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Around Tahlequah Council Fires: The Life of Oklahoma Historian T. L. Ballenger

Description: Article describes the life of Tom Lee Ballenger, a professor at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah who spent a lifetime educating students and researching the history of Oklahoma. The title of the article is taken from an anthology Ballenger wrote about the capital of the Cherokee Nation and the people who established it.
Date: Autumn 1982
Creator: Agnew, Brad
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Ensign L. L. Culver: "You can call me salty now"

Description: Article recounts the life and rigorous training experience of undertaker-turned-ensign L.L. Culver in the United States navy in the early years of World War II. Brad Agnew reconstructs the officer's experiences from letters sent home, and concludes the article with the beginning of a journey that is continued in the Spring 2003 issue of The Chronicles of Oklahoma.
Date: Winter 2002
Creator: Agnew, Brad
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

L. L. Culver: A Naked Warrior in the Second World War

Description: Article follows the continuation of Ensign L. L. Culver's journey from its first part in the Winter 2002-03 issue of The Chronicles of Oklahoma. Brad Agnew describes Culver's service in the Scouts and Raiders, a joint army-navy unit that participated in World War II amphibious assaults, his military successes, and his return home with the conclusion of the war.
Date: Spring 2003
Creator: Agnew, Brad
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 56, Number 4, Winter 1978-79

Description: Notes and Documents section for Volume 56, Number 4, Winter 1978-79. It includes a document that annotates a series of correspondence between agents of Indian Territory and a Cherokee veteran called the Whale, a warrior who was promised a ceremonial rifle and silver medal and was belatedly honored for his contribution.
Date: Winter 1978
Creator: Agnew, Brad
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Sustaining the Cherokee's Lamp of Enlightenment: The Establishment of Northeastern State Normal School

Description: Article describes the political and social process of convincing the legislature to place one of the state's normal schools, or teachers' colleges, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. By this process local citizens of Tahlequah secured Northeastern State Normal School for their town.
Date: Winter 2008
Creator: Agnew, Brad
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Voices from the Land Run of 1889

Description: Article describes the opening of Unassigned Lands in Oklahoma by the federal government, and the land run that followed in 1889 by pioneers hoping to score land to homestead. Brad Agnew includes documentation of personal accounts from those who participated or observed the event, and provides historical context for the motivations of settlers.
Date: Spring 1989
Creator: Agnew, Brad
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Wagoner, I.T. "Queen City of the Prairies"

Description: Article describes the founding and growth of the city of Wagoner in the wake of its upcoming centennial. Brad Agnew discusses the conflict that occurred as one of the towns in Indian Territory attempted to achieve self-determination in a diverse area, the education system that evolved there, and the crime that threatened Wagoner's railroads.
Date: Winter 1986
Creator: Agnew, Brad
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Tragedy of the Goingsnake District: The Shoot-out at Zeke Proctor's Trial

Description: Article illustrates the events leading up to the tragedy at Goingsnake courthouse, a shootout between a group of Cherokees and a group of U.S. marshals that originated from a family feud. Kelley Agnew, winner of the National History Day Competition of 1986, provides a vivid portrait of the situation and the two men who led the groups involved, Ezekial Proctor and White Sut Beck.
Date: Autumn 1986
Creator: Agnew, Kelley
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

We Had Everything But Money

Description: Article describes the life of Congressmen Carl Albert and the environment and motivations that led him to seek political office in an autobiographical recollection. Albert provides a rich portrait of his family and upbringing in Bug Tussle, a rural school district in Oklahoma.
Date: Summer 1988
Creator: Albert, Carl Bert, 1908-2000 & Goble, Danney
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

General Stores, Retail Merchants, and Assimilation: Retail Trade in the Cherokee Nation, 1838-1890

Description: Article describes the process of establishing trade and general stores on the Indian Territory frontier, both by white settlers and Cherokees establishing themselves in their new lands. Duncan M. Aldrich discusses the history of business and entrepreneurship in Indian Territory.
Date: Spring 1979
Creator: Aldrich, Duncan M.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Horseless Carriage Rolls into Oklahoma

Description: Article describes the history of the automobile industry in Oklahoma, focusing on six companies that began producing automobiles in the early 1900s and the advertising methods they used to promote their vehicles.
Date: Winter 2016
Creator: Allen, Gene; Boulton, Don & Davis, Ted R.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Progressive Spirit: The Oklahoma and Indian Territory Federation of Women's Clubs

Description: Article describes the influence and accomplishments of the Oklahoma and Indian Territory Federation of Women's Clubs in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. These included forming public libraries, fundraising for civic improvements, and advocating for legislation that would improve access to public education and the welfare of children.
Date: Spring 1988
Creator: Allen, Susan L.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Building 3001: Home of the "Gooney Bird"

Description: Article describes the history of Building 3001 at Tinker Air Force Base, where Oklahoman workers produced thousands of C-47 military aircraft during World War II. The building was nicknamed the "Gooney Bird" after the Albatross, clumsy on the ground but beautiful in flight.
Date: Autumn 2013
Creator: Allin, Lawrence Carroll
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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