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The Final Campaign: The Confederate Offensive of 1864

Description: Article details the campaign of Confederate Major General Samuel Bell Maxey against the federal army at Forts Smith and Gibson in Indian Territory. Tom Franzmann attests that the campaign is often overlooked in Oklahoma history and requires a more thorough exposure to determine its effectiveness.
Date: Autumn 1985
Creator: Franzmann, Tom L.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Railroads, Oil and Dutchmen: Investing in the Oklahoma Frontier

Description: Article records the process of investing in the Oklahoma Central Railway and two figures whose names eventually inspired the names of towns on the railroad: Dutch banker Salomon Frederick Van Oss and railroad inspector Gerrit A. A. Middelburg. Augustus J. Veenendaal, Jr. includes primary source material in the form of reports and correspondence from the Dutch investors.
Date: Spring 1985
Creator: Veenendaal, Augustus J., Jr.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

A Legacy of Education: The History of the Cherokee Seminaries

Description: Article depicts the construction and history of the Cherokee National Female and Male Seminaries near Park Hill. Brad Agnew highlights accounts from educators, students, Indian agents, and the Cherokee administration to provide a more complete picture of the legacy and impact of these institutions.
Date: Summer 1985
Creator: Agnew, Brad
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Broncs, Bulls and Contracts: The Rodeo World of the Beutler Brothers

Description: Article explores the history of the Beutler Brothers, a family of stock contractors and rodeo runners, and their success in the industry from the 1920s to the 1980s. Randy L. Beutler details the business run by his grand-uncles, Elra, Jake, and Lynn Beutler.
Date: Spring 1985
Creator: Beutler, Randy L.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

For the Record, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 63, Number 1, Spring 1985

Description: For the Record section from Volume 63, Number 1, Spring 1985. It includes the minutes of the quarterly board meeting of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Historical Society that was held on October 24, 1984. It also includes lists of new annual and life members from July 26 to October 24, 1984, and a list of donors who gave gifts to the OHS in the third quarter of 1984.
Date: Spring 1985
Creator: Oklahoma Historical Society
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

On Opothleyahola's Trail: Locating the Battle of Round Mountains

Description: Article follows the trail of Creek chief Opothleyahola in his fight against Confederate forces through military reports and oral records to determine the actual site of the civil war battle of Round Mountains, a location contested by researchers and historians.
Date: Spring 1985
Creator: Bahos, Charles
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

"No Place to Park": L. E. Phillips' Blueprint for Success

Description: Article describes the "blueprint for success" Phillips Petroleum Company co-founder L. E. Phillips lived by, which he also instilled in his son, L. E., Jr. Connie Jennings illustrates how the blend of ethical business and hard work lent to a successful career during the instability of the "boom-and-bust" era of oil in Oklahoma.
Date: Autumn 1985
Creator: Jennings, Connie
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

For the Record, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 63, Number 3, Fall 1985

Description: For the Record section from Volume 63, Number 3, Fall 1985. It includes the minutes of the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Historical Society and the minutes of the quarterly board meeting of the Board of Directors of the OHS that was held on April 26, 1985. It also includes lists of new annual and life members from January 24 to April 26, 1985 and a list of donors who gave gifts to the OHS in the first quarter of 1985.
Date: Autumn 1985
Creator: Oklahoma Historical Society
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 63, Number 3, Fall 1985

Description: Notes and Documents section from Volume 63, Number 3, Fall 1985. It includes a list of books published by the Oklahoma Historical Society, including new books, recent releases, and a selected backlist of titles.
Date: Autumn 1985
Creator: Oklahoma Historical Society
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Kansas-Osage Border War of 1874: Fact or Wishful Thinking?

Description: Article examines the claims, accusations, and vague and conflicting reports surrounding the Kansas-Osage Border War of 1874. James R. Christianson investigates whether the Osage were indeed behind several attacks attributed to them at the time, or if the situation had been conflagrated by desperate frontiersmen.
Date: Autumn 1985
Creator: Christianson, James R.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 63, Number 2, Summer 1985

Description: Notes and Documents section from Volume 63, Number 2, Summer 1985. It includes a document describing the awards offered by the Oklahoma Historical Society, which include the Muriel Wright Award, the Joseph Thoburn Award, and the George Shirk award.
Date: Summer 1985
Creator: Oklahoma Historical Society
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Road to Russian Hill: A Story of Immigration and Coal Mining

Description: Article describes the history of the Carpatho-Russsian community that took root in the area of Hartshorne, Oklahoma known as Russian Hill after immigrating from Galicia. Michael J. Hightower includes recollections from descendants of community members to recall what daily life was like there.
Date: Autumn 1985
Creator: Hightower, Michael J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Lincoln's Message to Indian Territory

Description: Article explores the devastation caused by the Civil War in Indian Territory and President Abraham Lincoln's attempts to reconcile with the tribes that had signed treaties with the Confederate state through his "Pardon and Amnesty Proclamation." Ernest F. Darling includes a copy of the proclamation, which was translated into Cherokee and distributed.
Date: Summer 1985
Creator: Darling, Ernest F.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

For the Record, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 63, Number 2, Summer 1985

Description: For the Record section from Volume 63, Number 2, Summer 1985. It includes the minutes of the quarterly board meeting of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Historical Society that was held on January 23, 1985. It also includes lists of new annual and life members from October 25, 1984 to January 23, 1985 and a list of donors who gave gifts to the OHS in the fourth quarter of 1984.
Date: Summer 1985
Creator: Oklahoma Historical Society
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Deadly Business: The Early Years of the Crime Bureau

Description: Article records the history of outlaws in Oklahoma as well as the history of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, known for years as the "State Crime Bureau." OSBI agent "Dee" Cordry focuses on the crime-filled lives of specific outlaws, and warns that although their crimes are in the past, crime fighting is still a dangerous business.
Date: Autumn 1985
Creator: Cordry, H. D., Jr.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Politics of Culture: The Federal Music Project in Oklahoma

Description: Article discusses the Works Progress Administration Federal Music Project instituted as one of the relief programs of the New Deal to provide employment to struggling musicians during the Great Depression. Kenneth E. Hendrickson, Jr. investigates its success as well as the difficulties faced by Dean Richardson, Oklahoma state director of the program.
Date: Winter 1985
Creator: Hendrickson, Kenneth E., Jr.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

For the Record, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 63, Number 4, Winter 1985-86

Description: For the Record section from Volume 63, Number 4, Winter 1985-86. It includes the minutes of the quarterly board meeting of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Historical Society that was held on July 24, 1985. It also includes lists of new annual and life members and a list of donors who gave gifts to the OHS in the second quarter of 1985.
Date: Winter 1985
Creator: Oklahoma Historical Society
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Edith Force Kassing: Scientist with a Gift for Teaching

Description: Article provides a biographical tribute to the life and career of Edith Force Kassing, an Oklahoma science teacher who pursued ornithological and herpetological research. Her former student, John S. Tomer, discusses her educational background as well as the types of specimen collections she exhibited.
Date: Winter 1985
Creator: Tomer, John S.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Maladministration of the 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census

Description: Article provides a breakdown of the 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census. John Womack situates the document with its many flaws within its historical context, and provides a guide for how to utilize it as a valid information source.
Date: Winter 1985
Creator: Womack, John
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

"Lily-White" Juries on Trial: The Civil Rights Defense of Jess Hollins

Description: Article describes the proceedings of the court case against Jess Hollins in 1931, who had allegedly raped a white woman, and the discourse over the racial imbalance in U.S. court juries it inspired. Roger W. Cummins closely examines the details of the case, and provides examples of other cases handled poorly in evidence of a racial bias.
Date: Summer 1985
Creator: Cummins, Roger W.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Vanity, Vanity, Thy Name is History

Description: Article explores information derived from a thirty book survey of autobiographical literature published after statehood in Oklahoma that was completed in 1983. Alvin O. Turner identifies the weaknesses and strengths of this type of media and the historical value that can be gained.
Date: Summer 1985
Creator: Turner, Alvin O.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 63, Number 1, Spring 1985

Description: Notes and Documents section from Volume 63, Number 1, Spring 1985. It includes a document commemorating 100 years of a dance introduced to the Osage by the Kansa (Kaw) tribe in the mid 1880s. Daniel C. Swan includes quotes from practitioners of the dance taken from the public programs of the centennial celebration.
Date: Spring 1985
Creator: Swan, Daniel C.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The New Deal Comes to Shawnee

Description: Article describes the impact of public works programs created by the Civil Works Administration in the town of Shawnee as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal relief measures during the Great Depression.
Date: Summer 1985
Creator: Soden, Dale E.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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