Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
Tumbleweeds is the story of the great land rush of 1889 when the Cherokee Land Strip between Oklahoma and Kansas was opened to homesteaders. It is the story of the homesteaders, full of hope as they prepare to start life anew; the greed of the "sooners", who sneak illegally into the Strip to establish claims ahead of the legitimate homesteaders; and it is the story of the end of the Old West and the cowboy way of life. Includes scenes depicting the spectacular dash of the homesteaders across the prairie on the occasion of the opening of the Cherokee Strip for settlement in 1889
University of California, Los Angeles - Charles E. Young Research Library
Essay on Wilder's impressions of Oklahoma on a 1929 trip. Includes an ink-and-pencil drawing of an Oklahoma town
Texas Tech University - Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
William Alexander talks about weather on the Texas South Plains and the people who work to make sure that the local communities are notified. Time period covered: 1970s-1989
Texas Tech University - Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Guthrie discuss their families and his business experiences, and give some information on Santa Anna in the early 1900s
Texas Tech University - Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Alvin Ty Hodge speaks about hunting treasures where history once took place. He goes on to talk about Oklahoma land and the Indians who were brought to the land. Time period covered: 200-500 AD; 1903; 1906; 1968-1995
Texas Tech University - Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Helen Campbell, former secretary to Ewing Halsell, relates the background of William E. Halsell, the Mashed O Ranch and family history