Subjects of interview include California road trip (1910), living in tent with family at Fort Sill, Okla., on the Polo Field during World War I, early life in Oklahoma City, including times spent at Belle Isle Amusement Park, Ku Klux Klan cross burning in the 1920s, the German tradition of visiting or staying with relatives and the bringing of food in exchange, visit to the home of Frank Buttram, a wealthy oil man, camping trips with her family, depression meals, her divorce and remarriage, and general philosophy of life
Questionaires, proposals, and demographic studies of the Jewish population in selected U.S. cities and Canada. Cities include Albany, Buffalo, New York, and Rochester, N.Y.; Baltimore, Md.; Boston and Springfield, Mass.; Chicago, Ill.; Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo, Ohio; Dallas, Tex.; Denver, Colo.; Detroit and Flint, Mich.; Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, and San Francisco, Calif.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Nashville, Tenn.; New Haven, Conn.; New Orleans and Shreveport, La.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Omaha, Neb.; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pa.; Portland, Or.; Providence, R.I.; St. Louis, Mo.; Seattle, Wash.; South Bend, Ind.; Trenton, N.J.; and Washington D.C.
Financial records (1910-1933) of the Oklahoma City First National Bank of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the American National Bank of Oklahoma City, which merged together in 1927. The collection includes tax records (1910-1920), stamp plates and bank promotional material (circa 1930s), and general ledgers (1912-1916), as well as daily statement ledgers (1906-1914)
The collection reflects the collecting activities of Robert E. Cunningham and chronicles the development of Oklahoma through an assemblage of negatives, photographs, documents, and other archival materials. Subject areas include images from the 101 Ranch by Vince Dillon, the settlement of Guthrie, Perry and Stillwater, Indians, film stills from the 1960 movie "Cimarron," the petroleum industry, Oklahoma State University, and land runs. Other collection subjects include: Billy McGinty, outlaws, Pawnee Bill, Otto Gray, Oklahoma schools and towns, trains and railways, Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton, and early Oklahoma photographers such as Vince Dillon, A.A. Forbes, and W.S. Prettyman
Copies of letters James Malin sent, most of them during his career as a history professor at the University of Kansas (Lawrence), 1921-63. Most of the letters were to other historians, but others went to editors & publishers; relatives of research subjects; employees of the Kansas State Historical Society; and family members, including his uncle James F. Malin, a member of the Kansas Legislature. The letters discussed research projects; books & articles; and a wide variety of topics in United States, Kansas, & agricultural history & economics. Much of the correspondence with the Kansas State Historical Society pertained to submitted articles he reviewed and edited for The Kansas historical quarterly. A number of letters were to former graduate students holding faculty positions, and some were to colleagues at other universities inquiring about positions for students. There were also many letters relating to publication of Malin's manuscripts
Contains a handwritten letter commenting on the relationship Olsen maintained with his family and church throughout the war. Also contains a memoir outlining Olsen's life, with twenty-five pages devoted to his military service. Discusses his induction into the Navy, his training as both an airplane mechanic and a machine gunner, and his impressions of life in military camps and in Oklahoma City. Records his impressions gathered from watching fatal training accidents involving his comrades. Includes numerous details of B-24 mechanics and accounts of his many training flights. Never seeing combat, he was sent to England to salvage old B-24 Liberator bombers and bring them back to America. Also includes details of his post-war responsibilities in the Navy, primarily logistic in nature, in Europe and North Africa. Includes a description of the weather, natives, and living conditions in Morocco. Also discusses his attitudes towards veterans and the honor they deserve. One photograph in the ... Read More
Collection contains correspondence (1950-1970); files of correspondence, articles, research notes, speeches, reports, photographs and other materials, chiefly related to urban growth and planning (1956-1977); notebooks chiefly related to urban policy coferences; programs and proceedings of urban policy conferences; articles and reprints; scrapbooks; notes; Osman's thesis; and miscellaneous other materials