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Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 84, Number 1, Spring 2006 (open access)

Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 84, Number 1, Spring 2006

Notes and Documents section for Volume 84, Number 1, Spring 2006. It includes a short document describing the history and contents of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Collection that was donated to the Oklahoma Historical Society in 1994. It also includes a short description of the Henry and Cunningham Mercantile Company Collection manuscripts located in the Research Division of the Oklahoma Historical Society.
Date: Spring 2006
Creator: Anderson, Clayton; Everett, Dianna & O'Dell, Larry
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
For the Record, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 84, Number 1, Spring 2006 (open access)

For the Record, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 84, Number 1, Spring 2006

For the Record section for Volume 84, Number 1, Spring 2006. It includes the Minutes of the Quarterly Board Meeting of the Oklahoma Historical Society that was held on October 26, 2005.
Date: Spring 2006
Creator: Oklahoma Historical Society
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Heaven to Hell: Samuel Robert Cassius and Black Life in Oklahoma, 1891-1923 (open access)

Heaven to Hell: Samuel Robert Cassius and Black Life in Oklahoma, 1891-1923

Article describes the experience of preacher and teacher, Samuel Robert Cassius, in Oklahoma. He came to Oklahoma Territory, believing it to be a haven of freedom and opportunity for African-Americans, but ultimately left in 1923 due to religious hostility and racial discrimination.
Date: Spring 2006
Creator: Robinson, Edward J.
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Looking for Adventure: Ponca Warriors of the Forty-fifth Infantry Division in the Korean War (open access)

Looking for Adventure: Ponca Warriors of the Forty-fifth Infantry Division in the Korean War

Article describes the military service of the Ponca men who served in the 279th Infantry Regiment of the Forty-fifth Infantry Division in the Korean War.
Date: Spring 2006
Creator: van de Logt, Mark
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Capital Versus Labor in Tulsa: The Mid-Continent Refinery Strike of 1938-40 (open access)

Capital Versus Labor in Tulsa: The Mid-Continent Refinery Strike of 1938-40

Article details the Mid-Continent Refinery Strike of 1938-40. On December 22, 1938, members of the Oil Worker's International Union, representing labor in the petroleum industry at Tulsa's Mid-Continent Refinery, shut down the plant and walked off the job. The bitter, protracted, and occasionally violent fight involved two years of investigations and negotiations.
Date: Spring 2006
Creator: Rubey, Diane M.
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
"Any Woman That Could Ride a Horse Could Fly": Dorothy K. Pressler Morgan, 1930s Oklahoma Aviatrix (open access)

"Any Woman That Could Ride a Horse Could Fly": Dorothy K. Pressler Morgan, 1930s Oklahoma Aviatrix

Article describes the role of Dorothy Pressler Morgan in aviation history. In 1930 Dorothy Pressler Morgan became the second female pilot licensed in Oklahoma by the U.S. Department of Commerce. She was also known as Oklahoma City's best stunt pilot, an altitude-record setter, and the nation's first female airport manager.
Date: Spring 2006
Creator: Fugate, Tally D.
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Building the Grady County Courthouse: The Public Works Administration Amidst Local Politics (open access)

Building the Grady County Courthouse: The Public Works Administration Amidst Local Politics

Article details the process of building the Grady County Courthouse. Designed by the prestigious architectural firm of Layton, Hicks and Forsyth and completed in 1935 using funding provided by the Public Works Administration, the Grady County Courthouse stands as a classic example of 1930s Art Deco architecture.
Date: Spring 2006
Creator: Savage, Cynthia
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
For the Record, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 84, Number 4, Winter 2006-07 (open access)

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

For the Record section for Volume 84, Number 4, Winter 2006-07. It includes 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
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 84, Number 4, Winter 2006-07 (open access)

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

Notes and Documents section for 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.
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
J. A. Webb: Early-Day Cotton Breeder from Union City, Oklahoma (open access)

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

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.
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
A Few Unreasonable Proposals: Some Rejected Ideas from the Cherokee Allotment Negotiations (open access)

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

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 1898-1899 talks.
Date: Winter 2006
Creator: Denson, Andrew
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Sooner State Civil Liberties in Perilous Times, 1940-1941, Part 1: The Oklahoma Federation for Constitutional Rights (open access)

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

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.
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Forty Feet Under: Kaw City and the Kaw Project on the Arkansas River, 1957-1976 (open access)

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

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, 1922-2018
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
For the Record, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 84, Number 3, Fall 2006 (open access)

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

For the Record section for Volume 84, Number 3, Fall 2006. It includes the 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
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 84, Number 3, Fall 2006 (open access)

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

Notes and Documents section for 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
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Revolution for the Hell of It: Abbie Hoffman Visits Oklahoma State University in 1971 (open access)

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

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
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
A Reading Room of Their Own: Library Services for African Americans in Oklahoma, 1907-1946 (open access)

A Reading Room of Their Own: Library Services for African Americans in Oklahoma, 1907-1946

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.
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Money Matters: The Stamp Scrip Movement in Depression-Era Oklahoma (open access)

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

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 C.
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Sobering News: Choctaw Temperance Reporting and Civic Journalism (open access)

Sobering News: Choctaw Temperance Reporting and Civic Journalism

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
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
A New Frontier in Science: Robert S. Kerr, James E. Webb, and Oklahoma in the Spage Age (open access)

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

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
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
"Practically a Military School": The University of Oklahoma and World War I (open access)

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

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.
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
On the Gallows' Edge: Capital Punishment, Appeals, and Presidential Clemency in Indian Territory, 1896-1907 (open access)

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

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: Creel, Von Russell
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Earning Their Spurs in the Oil Patch: The Cinematic FBI, the Osage Murders, and the Test of the American West (open access)

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

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.
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
For the Record, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 84, Volume 2, Summer 2006 (open access)

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

For the Record section for Volume 84, Number 2, Summer 2006. It includes 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
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History