Stop on by the Department of Special Collections and University Archives to see our latest acquisitions.
Osage Wickiup, Okla. (Coll. no. 2012.025)
20th century watercolor painting on paper.
Kathryn Webb gift of Samuel Farrell family documents, 1826-1972 (Coll. no. 2012.026)
Day book, handwritten documents, and formal legal documents.
Gordon Taylor library (Coll. no. 2012.027)
B. F. Sheffer oil field letters, 1913-1916 (Coll. no. 2012.032)
A group of letters (primarily from B. F. Sheffer to his son, Marion) regarding the state of employment in the Kern County, California oil fieds from 1913-1916. The letters describe many periods of unemployment, the morale and conditions of the oil workers, and much about Bakersfield’s unsavory side as an oil town (e.g. prostitution, gambling, corruption of public officials, etc.). Mentioned are Standard Oil and Associated Oil companies. Other topics included in the letters are about the natural world and local flora and fauna, as well as the family’s gas well leases.
Charles G. Aldrich WWI-era photograph album, 1917-1920 (Coll. no. 2012.033)
This collection documents the time of Charles G. Aldrich and his time in Siberia from 1917-1920. Aldrich was with the American Army/Navy, YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association). The photos document his time in Vladivostok during the Civil War. There are photos of a few other areas, including his time aboard the ship America, but the majority are of Vladivostok. Included are a couple pieces of ephemera (hand drawn card, certificate from G.S. Phelps, National Secretary to Russia), and Aldrich’s YMCA button. The photos show many aspects of the war, including dead bodies, marches, funerals, guns, train wrecks, signs, and more. Of importance are several photos of General William Graves, commander of forces in Siberia, Ambassador Morris, and John F. Stevens (an important engineer who built the Trans-Siberian Railway, Great Northern Railway, and chief engineer of the Panama Canal).
David Cook library (Coll. no. 2012.036)
Lynette Bennett gift of performing arts programs (Coll. no. 2012.037)
Theater and opera programs primarily from Los Angeles, also including London and Tulsa, ca. 1998-2002.
Progress Dinner of United Business Interests of the Aviation Industry (Coll. no. 2012.040)
Souvenir program from the Progress Dinner of United Business Interests to the Aviation Industry with accompanying speech typescripts and seating roster. Dinner guests included Amelia Earhart, James Warner Bellah, and the crew of the Question Mark aircraft.
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