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Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 93, Number 2, Summer 2015

Description: Notes and Documents section from Volume 93, Number 2, Summer 2015. It includes Katie Bush's "The Oklahoma City Motorcycle Club," a short article describing the historical impact of the Oklahoma City Motorcycle Club and including various historic photographs related to the club.
Date: Summer 2015
Creator: Bush, Katie
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Cherokee Male Seminary Baseball Team, 1876-1908

Description: Article traces the history of baseball at the Cherokee Male Seminary, chronicling the names of the men who played and the successes and failures of the teams.
Date: Summer 2015
Creator: McCullagh, James G.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

"This Faithfulness Destroyed Them": The Failure of Grant's Peace Policy Among the Kiowas and Comanches

Description: Article describes the execution of American Indian policy under President Ulysses S. Grant. In his attempts to remove corruption from the Office of Indian Affairs, President Ulysses S. Grant involved Christian denominations, including the Society of Friends, in the execution of American Indian policy. The author argues that the Quaker's Peace Policy not only failed, but never had a chance of success among the Kiowas and Comanches.
Date: Summer 2015
Creator: White, Wayne A.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Early Chisholm Trail to Abilene, Kansas, 1867-71

Description: Article describes the path of the Chisholm Trail from 1867 to 1871. There were two pathways used by Texas trail drivers to Kansas. One route is well-documented and depicted on modern maps as the "Chisholm Trail." This article demonstrates that a more easterly route was the first route used to trail herds to Abilene, Kansas, from 1867 to 1871.
Date: Summer 2015
Creator: Kraisinger, Gary & Kraisinger, Margaret
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

Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 92, Number 2, Summer 2014

Description: Notes and Documents section from Volume 92, Number 2, Summer 2014. It includes a short article honoring Linda Williams Reese and Mary Jane Warde, two of the inductees into the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame in 2013. It also includes "The Story of the Location of the Capital" that was written by Thomas F. Mechan in 1913 and provides an account of Oklahoma politics during the state's early days.
Date: Summer 2014
Creator: Lambert, Paul F.; Bass, Elizabeth M. B.; McMechan, Thomas F. & Williams, Chad
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Harnessing Nature: Flood Control in Oklahoma

Description: Article describes the development of flood control structures in Oklahoma. It presents a brief overview of the history, importance, and benefits of small watershed dams; highlights three small watershed dams in Logan County; and demonstrates how the watershed dams have benefited Oklahoma.
Date: Summer 2014
Creator: Mundende, Darlington Chongo
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Dean A. McGee: Genius with Guts

Description: Article examines the philanthropic contributions of Dean A. McGee, geologist and partner in the Kerr-McGee Corporation, to Oklahoma City and Oklahoma in general.
Date: Summer 2014
Creator: Pryse, JA
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Oklahoma in James Bryce's The American Commonwealth

Description: Article presents an analysis of James Bryce's discussion of the Oklahoma Constitution and provides a new perspective on the political climate of the statehood era.
Date: Summer 2014
Creator: Taylor, Quentin
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 92, Number 3, Fall 2014

Description: Notes and Documents section from Volume 92, Number 3, Fall 2014. It includes the previously unknown manuscript titled "The First Week in Oklahoma City" by Angelo C. Scott with an introduction by Chad Williams. The manuscript provides a firsthand account of the creation of Oklahoma City in the days immediately following the Land Run of 1889.
Date: Autumn 2014
Creator: Williams, Chad & Scott, Angelo C.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

For the Record, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 92, Number 3, Fall 2014

Description: For the Record section from Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 92, Number 3, Fall 2014. It includes the Minutes of the Quarterly Board Meeting of the Oklahoma Historical Society that was held on April 23, 2014. It also includes the Minutes of the Meeting of the Membership that was held on April 24, 2014.
Date: Autumn 2014
Creator: Oklahoma Historical Society
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Gridiron Pioneers at the Cherokee National Male Seminary, 1896-1909

Description: Article tells the story of Cherokee National Male Seminary's football team and its players who shaped the legacy of the team and the future of the Cherokee Nation.
Date: Autumn 2014
Creator: McCullagh, James G. & Schmidt, Stephanie
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Our Place: The One-Hundred-Year-Old Family Farm

Description: This article analyzes several oral history interviews with families who own Centennial Farms and Ranches in Oklahoma. The Centennial Farm and Ranch Program began in 1989 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Land Run of 1889. With an aim to record Oklahoma's agricultural history, librarians with the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program developed the Oklahoma Centennial Farm Families oral history project in collaboration with the Oklahoma Historical Society in 2008.
Date: Autumn 2014
Creator: Finchum, Tanya & Nykolaiszyn, Juliana
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 91, Number 2, Summer 2013

Description: Notes and Documents section from Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 91, Number 2, Summer 2013. It includes an article honoring Eddie Faye Gates and Max Nichols, who were inducted into the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame in 2013. It also includes a short article titled "The Oklahoma Century Chest" that describes the Oklahoma Historical Society's temporary exhibit featuring items recovered from the one-hundred-year-old Century Chest time capsule.
Date: Summer 2013
Creator: Lambert, Paul F.; Bass, Elizabeth M. B. & Williams, Chad
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

For the Record, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 91, Number 2, Summer 2013

Description: For the Record section from Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 91, Number 2, Summer 2013. It includes the Minutes of the Quarterly Board Meeting of the Oklahoma Historical Society that was held on January 23, 2013.
Date: Summer 2013
Creator: Oklahoma Historical Society
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Rex Brinlee: The Man and His Escape

Description: This article tells the story of notorious criminal Rex Brinlee, who is best known for his multiple escapes from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. The article interweaves the details of his crimes with larger state events, including the McAlester Prison Riot.
Date: Summer 2013
Creator: Reavis, Jack Anthony
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

A Brief History of the Oklahoma Poets Laureate

Description: Article explains the importance of the position of poet laureate and evaluates the contributions of the individuals who held that post in Oklahoma.
Date: Summer 2013
Creator: Holliday, Shawn
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Same Traditions, New Reasons: Experiences of American Indian Women in Pawnee Bill's Wild West Shows

Description: Article describes American Indian women's roles while participating as part of the cast in Wild West shows. Wild West shows, such as the ones organized by G. W. "Pawnee Bill" Lillie, featured acts that entertained audiences and showed white Americans a version of life in the West. Alyce Vigil describes how American Indian women in the cast worked to maintain their traditions in this new context.
Date: Summer 2013
Creator: Vigil, Alyce
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Life and Times of the First Applicants to Platt National Park, 1906-10

Description: Article explores the applications for employment at Platt National Park in order to paint a picture of the first years of Platt National Park and show how politics and personality affected federal hiring processes.
Date: Summer 2013
Creator: Castro, Justin J. & Compton, Lindsay
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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