Western History Collections

Doris Duke Collection
The Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History provides access to typescripts of interviews (1967 -1972) conducted with hundreds of Indians in Oklahoma regarding the histories and cultures of their respective nations and tribes.  Members of every tribe resident in Oklahoma were interviewed.

Indian Pioneer Papers
The Indian-Pioneer Papers oral history collection spans from 1861 to 1936. It includes typescripts of interviews conducted during the 1930s by government workers with thousands of Oklahomans regarding the settlement of Oklahoma and Indian territories, as well as the condition and conduct of life there.

Native American Manuscripts
The Western History Collections has more than two hundred manuscript collections about Native Americans. Most of these collections date from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, although some include earlier materials as well. The collections focus on Indian history in Oklahoma, Indian Territory, and the southwestern United States.

Native American Manuscripts Finding Aids
This collection contains the finding aids for the Native American Manuscripts Collections held by Western History.

Photographic Archives
The Photographic Archives, with holdings of over 250,000 prints and negatives has an emphasis on the American Southwest and West for the period 1870-1940.  The Photographic Archives is a major source for research and graphic illustration for many disciplines.

Sherry Marie Cress Collection
Included are the U.S. Civil War Diary of Charles Kroff and five letters refering to the diary and the Cress family.

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