Tag Archives: Oklahoma

Perry Douglas Erwin letters

McFarlin Library Special Collections and University Archives has an extensive World War I Collection. Our department has been collecting World War I material since the 1970s with the acquisition of hundreds of unit histories and other books comprising the original … Continue reading

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J. F. Standiford, photographer

Jacob Frank Standiford (1852-?) was a photographer in Indian Territory.  He was originally from what would become West Virginia, and part of his life was lived in Illinois and Kansas.  In 1878, he moved to Muskogee, I.T. and received a … Continue reading

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Oklahoma, Where Green Grow the Lilacs and the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plain

Born in 1899 near the small Oklahoma town of Claremore, Rollie Lynn Riggs, better known as Lynn Riggs, was an American author, playwright, and poet. Of Cherokee descent, Riggs wrote 21 plays, several short stories, a television script, and several … Continue reading

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Barbara Santee archive of Oklahoma women’s reproductive rights

This past summer, Special Collections acquired the archive and library of Dr. Barbara Santee, who has spent the last 40 years working to improve and maintain women’s reproductive rights through activism in the state of Oklahoma. She served as the … Continue reading

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Henry B. Bass “Dear Everybody” Newsletters: An Oklahoman Point of View

Henry B. Bass was an Enid, Oklahoma contractor and an avid collector of poetry about Abraham Lincoln. Bass was elected into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1967. He was a nationally recognized authority on the Civil War. He also wrote … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Aerospace and Aviation Industries in Oklahoma

Many people outside the state of Oklahoma do not realize the role the Sooner State has played in the history of the aerospace and aviation industries in the United States. Since World War II, Oklahoma has been one of the … Continue reading

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New Acquisitions

We have recently acquired the following titles and collections: Fulbright, Jim and Albert Stehno. The vanished herd: the history of the Cherokee Strip Cowpunchers’ Association and the cattlemen and drovers of early-day Oklahoma. Wyandotte, Okla.: Gregath, 2011 (F702.C42 F85 2011): … Continue reading

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