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"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

"Practically a Military School": The University of Oklahoma and World War I

Description: Article detailing the University of Oklahoma's reaction and response to the declaration of World War I in 1917. This includes the University of Oklahoma's administration, faculty, and students' actions to support the war effort. The revamped campus included barracks and military-training facilities. A Student Army Training Corps, precursor to ROTC, was born, and numerous students and faculty entered the armed services.
Date: Summer 2006
Creator: Levy, David W.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Earning Their Spurs in the Oil Patch: The Cinematic FBI, the Osage Murders, and the Test of the American West

Description: This article covers the Osage Murders, a series of murders occurring in Osage county in the early 1920s where victims were members of the Osage Tribe who all held rights that entitled them to oil royalties. The murders were eventually solved and later used to promote the Federal Bureau of Investigation, even being used as the basis for multiple books and movies.
Date: Summer 2006
Creator: Warren, Andrew L.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

On the Gallows' Edge: Capital Punishment, Appeals, and Presidential Clemency in Indian Territory, 1896-1907

Description: This article continues Von Creel's study of the administration of justice in Indian Territory courts and expands upon the application of capital punishment. Von Creel details the cases of nine individuals who were convicted of capital crimes but who escaped hanging. Their stories involve the complicated legal processes of appeal, application for presidential clemency, commutation of sentence, and post-verdict motions.
Date: Summer 2006
Creator: Von Creel, Russell
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

A New Frontier in Science: Robert S. Kerr, James E. Webb, and Oklahoma in the Spage Age

Description: Article discussing Oklahoma's involvement in the space race through the collaboration of Senator Robert S. Kerr and Frontiers of Science Foundation Director James E. Webb to bring the space age to Oklahoma in the 1950s and 1960s. In concert with other state leaders they promoted a National Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Space, encouraged science education in public schools, and brought nationally prominent space-race advocates to Oklahoma.
Date: Summer 2006
Creator: Moore, Bill
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

For the Record, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 84, Number 2, Summer 2006

Description: For the Record Section from Volume 84, Number 2, Summer 2006. It presents the minutes from the regular quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Historical Society that was called to order on Wednesday, January 25, 2006.
Date: Summer 2006
Creator: Oklahoma Historical Society
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 84, Number 2, Summer 2006

Description: Notes and Document section from Volume 84, Number 2, Summer 2006. It includes an article honoring the individuals who were inducted into the annual Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame in 2006. The honorees in April 2006 were Joe C. Jackson, Denzil D. Garrison, Alice Tyner Timmons, and Robert "Bob" F. Read, Sr.
Date: Summer 2006
Creator: Wilson, Linda D.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Money Matters: The Stamp Scrip Movement in Depression-Era Oklahoma

Description: Article expanding on the previous 2004 article on Oklahoma's reaction to the depression era banking crisis of early 1933. In this article, Gatch ties the origin of the scrip movement to the writings of Yale University's professor Irving Fisher and traces the implementation of scrip schemes in nearly three dozen Oklahoma towns and explains the reasons for scrip's early success and rapid demise.
Date: Autumn 2006
Creator: Gatch, Loren
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Sobering News: Choctaw Temperance Reporting and Civic Journalism

Description: This article compares modern "civic journalism" with its nineteenth-century counterpart by examining editorial positions on the temperance movement as printed in the pages of the Choctaw Telegraph and the Choctaw Intelligencer. The two journals campaigned against alcohol in the Choctaw Nation.
Date: Autumn 2006
Creator: Mize, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

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

Revolution for the Hell of It: Abbie Hoffman Visits Oklahoma State University in 1971

Description: Article discussing the struggle between Oklahoma State University student activists and conservative students and administrators in 1970-71 regarding the push to invite Abbie Hoffman as a campus speaker. This fueled an enormous controversy that, in the end, upheld the constitutional rights of OSU students.
Date: Autumn 2006
Creator: Johnson, Erica
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 84, Number 3, Fall 2006

Description: Notes and Document section from Volume 84, Number 3, Fall 2006. It includes William D. Welge's "The Andrew J. Reynolds Collection, 1880–1888," which highlights the donation of ledger volumes of the records of A. J. Reynolds, an Indian trader of Anadarko, Indian Territory. It also includes Jim Gabbert's "Chilocco Indian Agricultural School, A National Register Historic District," which celebrates the inclusion of the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School to the National Register of Historic Places.
Date: Autumn 2006
Creator: Welge, William D. & Gabbert, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

For the Record, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 84, Number 3, Fall 2006

Description: For the Record section from Volume 84, Number 3, Fall 2006. It includes "Minutes of the OHS Quarterly Board Meeting" that took place on April 27, 2006, and the "Minutes of the OHS Annual Meeting of the Membership" that took place on April 28, 2006.
Date: Autumn 2006
Creator: Oklahoma Historical Society
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Forty Feet Under: Kaw City and the Kaw Project on the Arkansas River, 1957-1976

Description: Article describing the process of the construction of the Kaw Dam and Reservoir. From the mid-1950s the inhabitants of Kaw City, founded in 1902 in Kay County, anticipated the construction of Kaw Dam and Reservoir on the Arkansas River. As the bureaucratic process dragged on for decades, the project divided the community. Ultimately, the residents rebuilt on a new site, and by 1977 "Old" Kaw City lay forty feet under Kaw Lake.
Date: Winter 2006
Creator: Lowitt, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Sooner State Civil Liberties in Perilous Times, 1940-1941, Part 1: The Oklahoma Federation for Constitutional Rights

Description: The first part of this two-part article examines citizen action in Oklahoma initiated in the fall of 1940 by the creation of the Oklahoma Federation of Constitutional Rights to preserve and defend freedom of speech, which later faced investigation by the legislature.
Date: Winter 2006
Creator: Wiegand, Wayne A. & Wiegand, Shirley A.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

A Few Unreasonable Proposals: Some Rejected Ideas from the Cherokee Allotment Negotiations

Description: Article describes the Cherokee Nation's striving to preserve several important elements of their political culture when facing the allotment of their tribal land in severalty. Their proposals for land ownership, judicial administration, and representation in the United States Congress were summarily rejected by the members of the Dawes Commission during the 1898-199 talks.
Date: Winter 2006
Creator: Denson, Andrew
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

J. A. Webb: Early-Day Cotton Breeder from Union City, Oklahoma

Description: Article recounts the talented amateur agronomist J. A. Webb's diligent work to perfect a better variety of cotton, which he marketed as Webb's Purple cotton seed beginning in 1933.
Date: Winter 2006
Creator: Albers-Nelson, M. Rene & Verhalen, Laval M.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 84, Number 4, Winter 2006-07

Description: Notes and Document section from Volume 84, Number 4, Winter 2006-07. It includes an article highlighting the John William Kirschner Collection held by the Oklahoma Historical Society. The bulk of the collection consists of fire insurance rating booklets published by the Oklahoma Inspection Bureau and also includes maps from the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Company. This collection is best suited for researching historical buildings in Oklahoma.
Date: Winter 2006
Creator: Weaver, Bobby D.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

For the Record, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 84, Number 4, Winter 2006-07

Description: For the Record Section from Volume 84, Number 4, Winter 2006-2007. It presents the minutes from the regular quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Historical Society that was called to order by the president, Leonard Logan, at 1:35pm on Wednesday July 26, 2006.
Date: Winter 2006
Creator: Oklahoma Historical Society
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Education for Successful Living: University School at the University of Oklahoma, 1917-1973

Description: Article discusses the University School at the University of Oklahoma as a model of progressive education. Ellsworth Collings founded University School in 1917, a junior high and later high school. For fifty-six years it was to be a nexus of experimentation, observation, and practice exemplifying the ideals of Progressive education.
Date: Spring 2007
Creator: Mackie, Steven Wade
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

A Meeting of Conquerors: Art Goebel and Charles Lindbergh in Tulsa, 1927

Description: Article recounts the meeting of Art Gobel and Charles A. Lindbergh in Tulsa in September 1927. Both aviators, Goebel was known as "The Conqueror of the Pacific," while Lindbergh was "The Conqueror of the Atlantic." Their meeting and behavior toward Oklahomans revealed much about each man's character and personality and about the American practice of hero making.
Date: Spring 2007
Creator: Hedglen, Thomas
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 85, Number 1, Spring 2007

Description: Notes and Documents section from Volume 85, Number 1, Spring 2007. It includes an article honoring the individuals who were inducted into the annual Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame in 2007. The Oklahoma Historical Society selects recipients based on their contributions to the preservation, collection, interpretation, and dissemination of Oklahoma history. The honorees in 2007 were W. David Baird and Guy W. Logsdon.
Date: Spring 2007
Creator: Wilson, Linda D.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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