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A Reading Room of Their Own: Library Services for African Americans in Oklahoma, 1907-1946

Description: Article discussing the struggles African American Oklahomans faced for access to public library services. The first forty years of statehood brought a few successes, and by mid-century only eleven communities provided a public library facility for the state's black citizens.
Date: Autumn 2006
Creator: Cassity, R. O. Joe, Jr.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

"Among the Indians: The Peace at Muscogee."

Description: Transcription of an article regarding a meeting about territorial government for Native Americans and citizenship. The article also discusses each of the commissioners present at the meeting, speeches, and various events.
Date: unknown
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

One Succeeded, One Did Not: Bacone College and the Oklahoma Presbyterian College, 1910-80

Description: Article explores the success and failure of two American Indian institutions of higher education; Bacone College and Oklahoma Presbyterian College. While Bacone still serves students in the twenty-first century, Oklahoma Presbyterian closed in the 1960s. This article identifies the reasons why Bacone survived, and Oklahoma Presbyterian College did not.
Date: Spring 2013
Creator: Crum, Steven J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Civilized Captivity: Camp Gruber's Prisoner of War Camp

Description: This article describes the life of German prisoners of war as recorded in oral histories by the men who experienced incarceration at Camp Gruber, located near Braggs, Oklahoma.
Date: Summer 2015
Creator: Riley, Trent
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Jack C. Montgomery: A Little Big Man

Description: Article documents the life of Jack Montgomery and recalls his service with the Forty-fifth Infantry Division in World War II, where he received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the war.
Date: Winter 2004
Creator: Bean, Christopher B.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Antisuffragist. Antifeminist! Pro-women? The Anomalous Alice Mary Robertson

Description: Article examining Oklahoma's first woman representative in the United States Congress, Alice Mary Robertson. In this article Robertson's attitudes toward suffrage, feminism, and women at home and in politics, are explored.
Date: Spring 2010
Creator: Caldwell, Deah
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

From Termination to Self-Determination: Indian Health in Oklahoma, 1954-1980, Part 2

Description: The second part of this two-part article continues the evaluation of the problems in Indian healthcare and the campaign led by Senators Fred Harris and Dewey Bartlett to correct a record of neglect. The healthcare problem after 1970 was linked to a new federal policy of tribal self-determination.
Date: Spring 2008
Creator: Lowitt, Richard, 1922-2018
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Fort Blunt Civil War Fortifications

Description: Article provides historical context for the fortification of Fort Gibson, previously named Fort Blunt by Union soldiers, through examination of archaeological evidence from the Civil War era.
Date: Autumn 2017
Creator: Cole, Robert L.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Simon Ralph "S.R." Walkingstick: A Cherokee Leader

Description: Article traces the life and genealogy of S. R. Walkingstick to show the ways in which one Cherokee family contributed to the tribal and state community.
Date: Summer 2018
Creator: McCullagh, James G.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

A. J. Smitherman: Pen Warrior

Description: Article traces A. J. Smitherman's tumultuous career in the Oklahoma press defending African American causes.
Date: Autumn 2011
Creator: Seals Nevergold, Barbara A.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Restoration of Old Fort Gibson

Description: Article details the history of Old Fort Gibson Military Reservation, as well as the restoration process that occurred about a decade later to reconstruct the old fort as Fort Gibson Military Park. Q. B. Boydstun delivers information from firsthand experience as chairman of the reconstruction commission.
Date: Summer 1980
Creator: Boydstun, Q. B.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Bacone School of Art

Description: Article explores the history of Bacone College's School of Art, focusing on the students and instructors who fostered an environment of both ingenuity and tradition in the field of Indian art. This article includes images of illustrations created by the graduates of the school.
Date: Spring 1980
Creator: Meredith, Howard L.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 61, Number 4, Winter 1983-84

Description: Notes and Documents section from Volume 61, Number 4, Winter 1983-84. It includes a document describing the efforts of the Oklahoma Historical Society's Division of Museums and Sites to amass historical documents related to the construction of Fort Gibson for their Fort Gibson Research Project.
Date: Winter 1983
Creator: Rosenblum, Thom
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Twin Territories: The Indian Magazine and its editor, Ora Eddleman Reed

Description: Article describes the history of Twin Territories: The Indian Magazine, as well as its 18-year old part Cherokee editor, Ora Eddleman Reed. Daryl Morrison provides a fascinating look at the life of the driving force behind the magazine, the upbringing that prepared her for success, and the creativity that led her to continue to tackle new projects later in her life.
Date: Summer 1982
Creator: Morrison, Daryl
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Black, White, and Read: The Muskogee Daily Phoenix's Coverage of the Sequoyah Statehood Convention of 1905

Description: Article provides a portrayal of the Sequoyah Statehood Convention, a gathering of the leaders of the "Five Civilized Tribes" in Oklahoma to propose the creation of a state separate from Oklahoma Territory, Sequoyah. Richard Mize's account relies on the newspaper coverage by the Muskogee Daily Phoenix, and highlights the voice and opinions of the paper's editor, Clarence B. Douglas.
Date: Summer 2004
Creator: Mize, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

TAFT: Town on the Black Frontier

Description: Article illustrates the history of Taft, which began as an all-black town formed by freedmen from the Creek Nation and grew into a thriving community. Along with the prosperity the town experienced, Linda C. Gray also addresses the setbacks citizens faced.
Date: Winter 1988
Creator: Gray, Linda C.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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