Inventory to the
Lyle H. Boren Collection, 1885-1949
Carl Albert Center, University of Oklahoma

Boxes 11-15 Folder List



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Series 2: Subject Files, 1935-1946

Box/Folder Number: 11/1-5
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Patton, George; Phillips, Leon; Poland; Postwar Reconstruction; Prisoners, n.d., 1937 - 1946.

Topics include George Smith Patton, Sam Rayburn, United States Social Security Administration appropriations and expenditures, flood control in Oklahoma, unemployment insurance, Poland occupation (1939-1945), prisons in Shawnee (Okla.), reconstruction (1939-1951) in the United States, roads in Oklahoma, social security in Oklahoma, unemployment, Denison Dam, Oklahoma economic conditions, Oklahoma politics and government, and Red River (Tex.-La.). Correspondents include Leon Chase Phillips and A. C. Davis.

Box/Folder Number: 11/6-7
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Public Works Administration, Puerto Rico, 1937 - 1945.

Topics include Rexford Guy Tugwell, United States Public Works Administration, fire stations in Ada (Okla.), public works in Oklahoma, Puerto Rico politics and government, and school buildings in Dale (Okla.). Correspondents include Bill Crawford and A. C. Davis.

Box/Folder Number: 11/8-9
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Racial and Ethnic Issues, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1937 - 1946.

Topics include Afro-Americans housing in Oklahoma, Afro-Americans legal status and laws, Afro-American segregation, federal aid to adult education in Shawnee (Okla.), lynching, poll tax law and legislation, public works in Oklahoma, school buildings in Oklahoma, and recorder of deeds in Washington D. C. Correspondents include Roscoe Dunjee, Walter Francis White, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and United States Housing Authority.

Box/Folder Number: 11/10-12
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Railroad Retirement Legislation, Railroads, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 1936 - 1946.

Topics include Erie Railroad Company, United States Interstate Commerce Commission, bonds, government lending, insurance companies, mineral industries finance, railroad law, railroad employees law and legislation, railroad finance, railroad freight rates, railway mail service, Pettengill Bill, and Railroad Retirement Act. Correspondents include Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, W. L. Blessing, Reford Bond, Cyrus S. Eaton, Robert Galbreath Jr., and Northeastern Agricultural and Mechanical College (Miami, Okla.) Buildings.

Box/Folder Number: 11/13-17
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Reduction of Non-essential Federal Expenditures, Joint Committee on; Religion; Rogers, Will, Commemorations; Rogers, Will (Congressman); Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1937.

Topics include Will Rogers (1879-1935), William Rogers (1898-1983), Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt political and social views, United States Congress powers and duties, United States officials and employees, Vatican, memorials, military readiness, 1940 U.S. presidential election, and 1944 U.S. presidential election. Correspondents include Harry Flood Byrd, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and United States Congress Joint Committee on Reduction of Nonessential Federal Expenditures.

Box/Folder Number: 11/18-19
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Rubber, Russia, 1941 - 1946.

Topics include United States Office of Price Administration, electric power in Oklahoma, gasoline, petroleum products, rationing, artificial rubber, rubber industry and trade in Oklahoma, rubber tire prices, rubber tire retreading and recapping, Finland, and Soviet Union. Correspondents include Chester Bowles.

Box/Folder Number: 11/20-23
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Securities, Stock, and Bonds, Thomas Graham Correspondence, n.d., 1936 - 1946.

Topics include Emmet O'Neal, United States House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, United States Securities and Exchange Commission rules and practice, holding companies, municipal bonds, proxy, securities, securities industry, tax-exempt securities, small business finance, state bonds, and Standard Gas and Electric Company. Correspondents include John Joseph Cochran, Noble J. Gregory, Luther Patrick, Ganson Purcell, United States Securities and Exchange Commission, R. E. Crummer, Milton Freeman, Thomas Graham, Donald McWain, and Tansig, Day and Company, Inc.

Box/Folder Number: 11/24-27
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Selective Service System, Shawnee Federal Building, Small Business, and Social Security - Old Age Assistance Policy, n.d., 1936 - 1946.

Topics include aid to families with dependent children programs, pensions for the blind, draft, farmers, government lending, old age pensions law and legislation, public buildings in Shawnee (Okla.), small business finance, small business in Oklahoma, social security law and legislation. Correspondents include Ira Monroe Finley, United States Selective Service System, United States Social Security Board, and Kenneth Abernathy.

Box/Folder Number: 11/28-31
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Spain, Steel, and Supreme Court, n.d., 1937 - 1946.

Topics include United States Supreme Court reorganization, metallurgical furnaces, scarcity, scrap metal recycling, telephone company employee labor unions in Shawnee (Okla.), and politics and government in Spain. Correspondents include Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company (Shawnee, Okla.).

Box/Folder Number: 11/32-39
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Taxes, Cooperative Tax Exemption, Corporate Income, Pay-As-You-Go Plan, Pension Trust Fund, and Social Security Tax, n.d., 1937 - 1946.

Topics include Wesley Ernest Disney, Joshua Bryan Lee, taxation of amusements, taxation of cooperative societies, taxation of corporations, excess profits tax, income tax law and legislation, Indians of North America land tenure, effect of taxation on inflation (finance), pension taxation, sales tax, social security taxes, tax exemption, telephone company employee pensions, theaters, World War II finance in the United States, Ruml Plan, and victory tax. Correspondents include Stanley Carlyle Draper.

Box/Folder Number: 11/40-45
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Telephone Service to Farms, Transportation, Railroad Land Grant Rates, Treasury Department, and Trip to Oklahoma, 1937 - 1945.

Topics include Lyle Hagler Boren - Journeys, Eleanor Roosevelt - Journeys, Henry Agard Wallace, United States Civil Aeronautics Board, United States Interstate Commerce Commission, commercial freight aeronautics, municipal buildings in Shawnee (Okla.), railroad freight rates, railroads and state, rural telephone, steamboat lines, international transit, transportation and state, truck drivers, and trucks and trucking. Correspondents include Burton Kendall Wheeler, American Trucking Association, Transportation Association of America, and United States Dept. of the Treasury.

Box/Folder Number: 11/46-50
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, United Gas Corporation, United Nations, University of Oklahoma, Vote, and Wallace, Henry A., 1937 - 1946.

Topics include Henry Agard Wallace, United Gas Corporation, United Nations, University of Oklahoma, cabinet officers, American Navy-yards and naval stations in Norman (Okla.), and soldier suffrage. Correspondents include Joseph August Brandt, Wilburn Cartwright, United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and University of Oklahoma Association.

Box/Folder Number: 11/51-54
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, War, Casualties and Missing in Action, Constituent Opinion About War, n.d., 1937 - 1946.

Topics include William Christian Bullitt, Adolf Hitler, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, embargo, international cooperation, military assistance in Europe, neutrality law and legislation, peace movements, war and emergency powers in the United States, World War II casualties, World War II and England, World War II food supply in Great Britain, World War II and France, World War II and Germany, World War II missing in action, World War II public opinion, United States Armed Forces appropriations and expenditures, United States Armed Forces mobilization, United States defenses, United States foreign relations with Europe, military preparedness, and Ludlow Amendment. Correspondents include Ku Klux Klan. Topics in these folders continue in Box 12, Folders 1-4

Box/Folder Number: 12/1-4
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, War Constituent Opinion About War, 1940-1946.

Topics in these folders are also found in Box 11, Folders 51-54.

Box/Folder Number: 12/5-11
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, War Defense Projects (Proposed and Actual), Creek County, General, Holdenville, Pontotoc County, Pottawatomie County, and Seminole County, 1940 - 1946.

Quote in letter to John S. Malone on February 21, 1942: "Too many people have been asking too long 'what has my government done for me' instead of 'what have I done for my government.'" Note the similarity between this statement and John F. Kennedy's inaugural address. Topics include Elmer Thomas, United States Army, United States Civil Aeronautics Authority, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, United States War Production Board, airports in Shawnee (Okla.), aluminum industry and trade in Shawnee (Okla.), butadiene industry in Seminole (Okla.), defense industries in Oklahoma, defense industries in Wewoka (Okla.), gliders (aeronautics), gunpowder industry in Chouteau (Okla.), military bases in Shawnee (Okla.), military bases in Stringtown (Okla), military camps in Bristow (Okla.), military supplies in Seminole County (Okla.), rubber industry and trade in Oklahoma, synthetic fuels industry in Sapulpa (Okla.), tents in Sapulpa (Okla.), Ada (Okla.), Holdenville (Okla.), Maud (Okla.), Oklahoma Politics and government, Shawnee (Okla.), Stratford (Okla.), United States defenses, shell loading plant in Allen (Okla.), and shell loading plant in Konowa (Okla.). Correspondents include Beech Aircraft Corporation, University of Oklahoma, Fred Brawner, Dial Currin, Galen Dunn, Sam Sheehan, and Updike Awning Company.

Box/Folder Number: 12/12-14
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, War, Demobilization, n.d., 1944 - 1946.

These folders contain mostly constituent correspondence concerning the delay in the discharge of members of the armed forces at the end of World War II. Among topics discussed are discharge of older men (over 35), 18-year-olds, men with families, the wounded, and those of longer service. The point system is frequently mentioned. Boren periodically explains his legislation. Some letters concern discharge pay. Topics include Robert Porter Patterson, United States Army, United States Navy, juvenile delinquency, military discharge, military discharge law and legislation, World War II, United States Armed Forces military life, and United States Armed Forces recruiting and enlistment. Correspondents include Henry Lewis Stimson.

Box/Folder Number: 12/15-20
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, War, Europe, Fort Sill, General Correspondence, Government, Guam, Home Front, 1940 - 1945.

Topics include Carol II - King of Romania, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, bureaucracy, savings bonds, war brides in the United States, World War II, World War II and Germany, Estonia, Fort Sill (Okla.), 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), and United States politics and government. Correspondents include Robert Porter Patterson.

Box/Folder Number: 12/21-26
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, War, Internment of Aliens and Prisoners of War, Military Equipment, National Defense, Surplus Disposal, War Industries, and Women in the Military, n.d., 1939 - 1946.

Topics include United States War Assets Administration, military automobiles, defense industries, American military assistance and England, American military assistance and France, military education, amphibious motor vehicles, pulpwood industry, small business, American surplus military property, typewriters, World War II and Europe, World War II American prisoners and prisons, United States Armed Forces appropriations and expenditures, United States Armed Forces equipment, United States Armed Forces officers, United States Armed Forces pay allowances, United States Armed Forces women, United States defenses, military preparedness, overseas deployment of troops, and troop rotation. Correspondents include Morton Gould, Henry Lewis Stimson, General Motors Corporation, United States Office of War Production, Fred Boone, and Bartlett-Collins Company.

Box/Folder Number: 12/27-29
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, War Department, War Production Board, Warring Nations, Embargo to, 1937 - 1945.

Topics include United States War Production Board, bottles, emergency water supply in Wewoka (Okla.), flood damage in Wewoka (Okla.), military weapons in Japan, neutrality and the United States, peace, protective clothing, pumping machinery, scrap metals in Japan, Sino-Japanese Conflict, war horses, China, and paper draperies. Correspondents include Sol Bloom, Cordell Hull, United States War Dept., and Charles Gulden, Inc.

Box/Folder Number: 12/30-34
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Water Projects, Arkansas River Valley, Captain Creek Flood Control, Deep Fork Project, and Denison Dam, n.d., 1936 - 1946.

Topics include Leon Chase Phillips, United States Army Corps of Engineers officials and employees, flood control in Deep Fork, flood control law and legislation, flood damage in Oklahoma, flood dams and reservoirs, irrigation and Rio Grande, roads in Oklahoma, water-power, water resources development in Oklahoma, Arkansas River navigation, Denison Dam, North Canadian River (Okla.), Lake Texoma (Okla. and Tex.) Recreational use, Red River (Tex.-La.), Wellston (Okla.), flood control in Captain Creek, Holdenville Lake, and Arkansas Valley Authority (proposed). Correspondents include Wilburn Cartwright, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Walter Archibald, Dewey Curry, and Arkansas Basin Flood Control Association.

Box/Folder Number: 12/35-39
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Water Projects, Grand River Dam, Keystone Reservoir, Little River and Salt Creek Flood Control, Polecat Creek Project, and Saint Lawrence Waterway, n.d., 1938 - 1946.

Topics include Elmer Thomas, Grand River Dam Authority, United States Army Corps of Engineers officials and employees, United States Works Progress Administration, drainage, flood control on Arkansas River, flood control on Little River (Okla.), flood control on Neosho River (Kan. and Okla.), flood control on Polecat Creek (Okla.), land use on Polecat Creek (Okla.), soil conservation on Polecat Creek (Okla.), water-power on the Saint Lawrence River, Keystone Lake (Okla.), Pensacola Dam (Okla.), and Saint Lawrence Seaway. Correspondents include United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Bureau of Reclamation, United States Soil Conservation Service, and Fred Brawner.

Box/Folder Number: 12/40-43
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Water Projects, South Canadian River, Southwestern Power Administration, Washita River, and Whip Notices, n.d., 1937 - 1946.

Topics include United States Congress House calendars, United States Southwestern Power Administration history, dam design and construction on the Canadian River, flood control on the Canadian River, river engineering on the Washita River (Tex. and Okla.), water-power and the Denison Dam (Tex. and Okla.), water-power and the Pensacola Dam (Okla.), Pensacola Dam (Okla.), Grand River Dam, and Douglas Wright. Correspondents include Robert Ramspeck.

Box/Folder Number: 13/1
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Projects Administration (WPA), 4th Congressional District Office (proposed), n.d., 1937, 1941.

Topics include Percy L. Gassaway, Larry Lloyd Hopkins, United States Works Progress Administration, United States Works Progress Administration in Oklahoma, and United States Works Progress Administration in Shawnee (Okla.). Correspondents include Kenneth Abernathy, Joseph N. Harber, and W. E. Harber.

Box/Folder Number: 13/2
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Ardmore Area Office, n.d., 1936 - 1938.

Topics include United States Works Progress Administration, United States Works Progress Administration officials and employees in Ardmore (Okla.), labor supply in Oklahoma, public buildings, unemployment in Oklahoma, farm to market road projects, and malarial control project. Correspondents include Wilburn Cartwright, Jed J. Johnson, Charles Hook Tompkins, United States Works Progress Administration Division of Women's and Professional Projects, Veterans of Industry of America, O. E. Eggleston, and Ron Stephens.

Box/Folder Number: 13/3
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Barker, J. Murphy, n.d., 1936 - 1942.

Topics include Joshua Bryan Lee, A. S. Mike Monroney, Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, F. C. Harrington, United States Congress Constituent communication, United States National Youth Administration, United States Works Progress Administration, United States Works Progress Administration officials and employees in Oklahoma, political campaigns, school facilities planning, unemployment, selection and appointment of Oklahoma officials and employees, Oklahoma politics and government, United States officials and employees political activity, George Balch, Charlene Barker, O. E. Eggleston, W. S. Key, Albert W. O'Neal, Ron Stephens, Farm to Market Road Projects, and Oklahoma Democrat. Correspondents include J. Murphy Barker, Boyd Crowden, Frank Grayson.

Box/Folder Number: 13/4
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Brock, A. J., n.d., 1936 - 1942.

Topics include Gene Autry, Wilburn Cartwright, Percy L. Gassaway, Joshua Bryan Lee, Elmer Thomas, Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.), East Central State College (Ada, Okla.), United States Congress constituent communication, United States Farm Security Administration, United States National Youth Administration officials and employees, Oklahoma, United States Works Progress Administration, United States Works Progress Administration officials and employees in Oklahoma, United States Works Progress Administration Reorganization, bank loans, teachers' political activity, unemployment, Oklahoma officials and employees selection and appointment, Herbert Abraham, J. Murphy Barker, Mabel Bassett, Boyd Cowden, E. L. Garrett, Bill George, W. S. Key, Octa Lucy, Bill Powers, Ron Stephens, Roger Umphres, George Van Noy, Phil A. Watson, Houston A. Wright, Community Sanitation Project (Coal County, Okla.), Farm to Market Road Projects, and Townsend Plan. Correspondents include United States Dept. of the Interior, United States National Youth Administration, Veterans of Industry of America, A. J. Brock, and Juadina Brock.

Box/Folder Number: 13/5
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Coal County, n.d., 1936 - 1940.

Topics include Joshua Bryan Lee, Federal Music Project (Coal County, Okla.), United States Works Progress Administration, Afro-American music, Afro-American music teachers, civic improvement, and school facilities planning.

Box/Folder Number: 13/6
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Coal County, Projects, Roads, 1938 - 1940.

Topics include road design and construction in Coal County (Okla.) and road maintenance and repair in Coal County (Okla.).Correspondents include United States Works Progress Administration.

Box/Folder Number: 13/7
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Coal County, Projects, Schools, n.d., 1937 - 1946.

Topics include school building costs, school building law and legislation, and school facilities planning. Correspondents include United States Works Progress Administration and David K. Niles.

Box/Folder Number: 13/8
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Coal County, Projects, Women, <1937 - 1938.

Topics include public welfare, women's employment, and sewing rooms (Works Progress Administration). Correspondents include United States Works Progress Administration and Ruby L. Forneris.

Box/Folder Number: 13/9
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Constituent Opinion About, n.d., 1937 - 1941.

Topics include Joshua Bryan Lee, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson Steed, Elmer Thomas, United States Congress constituent communication, United States Works Progress Administration public opinion, United States Works Progress Administration reorganization, United States Works Progress Administration rules and practice, and public welfare. Correspondents include Phil A. Watson.

Box/Folder Number: 13/10
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Creek County, 1937 - 1942.

Topics include Wilburn Cartwright, Joshua Bryan Lee, Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.), Democratic Party (Okla.), Afro-American employment, civic improvement, soil conservation projects, storm sewers, water-supply engineering, waterworks, waterworks in Mounds (Okla.), and waterworks in Oilton (Okla.). Correspondents include Jed J. Johnson, Elmer Thomas, United States Works Progress Administration, W. T. Fulks, Ron Stephens.

Box/Folder Number: 13/11
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Creek County, Projects, Roads, 1936 - 1942.

Topics include United States Works Progress Administration, civic improvement, road design and construction in Oklahoma, and road maintenance and repair in Oklahoma, and farm to market road projects. Correspondents include Fred M. Boone and Ron Stephens.

Box/Folder Number: 13/12
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Creek County, Projects, Schools, n.d., 1936 - 1941, 1945.

Topics include Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Afro-Americans education, athletic field design and construction, gymnasium design and construction, school building costs, school buildings law and legislation, school buildings maintenance and repair, school buildings in Olive (Okla.), school facilities planning, and school grounds maintenance. Correspondents include United States Works Progress Administration, E. H. Black, Frank A. March, and David K. Niles.

Box/Folder Number: 13/13
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Creek County, Projects, Women, n.d., 1937 - 1941.

Topics include national school lunch program, unemployment, women's employment, housekeeping aid projects, and sewing rooms (Works Progress Administration). Correspondents include Sylvia Delia (Barnes) Mariner, United States Works Progress Administration, United States Works Progress Administration Division of Women's and Professional Projects, Dallas Dort, Margaret Eakin, and Katherine Hoover.

Box/Folder Number: 13/14
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Davis, L. L., 1937 - 1939.

Topics include Ira Monroe Finley, Harry Lloyd Hopkins, Joshua Bryan Lee, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Elmer Thomas, Democratic Party (Okla.), Democratic Party (Okla.) Endowments, Republican Party (Okla.), United States Congress constituent communication, United States Works Progress Administration officials and employees in Oklahoma, labor supply, political corruption, unemployment, Oklahoma officials and employees selection and appointment, United States officials and employees political activity, Ron Stephens, and Phil A. Watson. Correspondents include James Aloysius Farley, Democratic National Committee (U.S.), United States Works Progress Administration, Veterans of Industry of America, L. L. Davis.

Box/Folder Number: 13/15
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Downs, Norma, Correspondence, 1936 - 1941.

Topics include Wilburn Cartwright, Phillip C. Ferguson, Ira Monroe Finley, Joshua Bryan Lee, Sylvia Delia (Barnes) Mariner, Leon Chase Phillips, Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.), Democratic Party (Okla.), Oklahoma Dept. of Public Welfare, Republican Party (Okla.), United States Congress constituent communication, United States Works Progress Administration officials and employees in Oklahoma, United States Works Progress Administration public opinion, United States Works Progress Administration reorganization, Veterans of Industry of America, Afro-American employment, labor supply, old age pensions, public welfare, unemployment, women's employment, selection and appointment of Oklahoma officials and employees, sewing rooms (Works Progress Administration), Christine Boren, Norma Downs, Pearl Glass, W. S. Key, Hal Nickham, recreation project, and Universal Service Bill. Correspondents include Eula E. Fullerton, United States National Youth Administration, United States Works Progress Administration, United States Works Progress Administration Divison of Women's and Professional Projects, L. L. Davis, Marguerite Meeks, Ron Stephens, Houston A. Wright.

Box/Folder Number: 13/16
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Drought Relief Applications, 1936 - 1937.

Box/Folder Number: 13/17
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Employees, n.d., 1937 - 1941.

Topics include United States Works Progress Administration, United States Works Progress Administration officials and employees, collecting of accounts, credit, debt, debtor and creditor, drinking of alcoholic beverages, employee attitudes, performance standards, suffrage, unemployment, compulsory voting, Oklahoma officials and employees salaries, United States officials and employees political activity, and E. C. Caldwell. Correspondents include Wilburn Cartwright.

Box/Folder Number: 13/18
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Employment Quotas, n.d., 1937 - 1942.

Topics include Wilburn Cartwright, F. C. Harrington, Joshua Bryan Lee, United States Works Progress Administration appropriations and expenditures, United States Works Progress Administration officials and employees, Veterans of Industry of America, public welfare, Oklahoma economic conditions, and employment quotas. Correspondents include John Conover Nichols, Elmer Thomas, United States Works Progress Administration, and Ron Stephens.

Box/Folder Number: 13/19
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Franklin, Ray E., 1937 - 1941.

Topics include United States Congress constituent communication, United States National Youth Administration, and United States Works Progress Administration. Correspondents include Ray E. Franklin.

Box/Folder Number: 13/20
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Garrett, E. L., 1937, 1939, 1942.

Topics include Wilburn Cartwright, United States Congress constituent communication, United States Works Progress Administration, United States Works Progress Administration officials and employees, United States Works Progress Administration reorganization, Oklahoma politics and government, A. J. Brock, and Malcolm Miller. Correspondents include E. L. Garrett.

Box/Folder Number: 13/21
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Garrett, F. J., 1937.

Topics include Joshua Bryan Lee, Elmer Thomas, United States Congress constituent communication, United States Works Progress Administration, United States Works Progress Administration officials and employees, United States Works Progress Administration public opinion, and Veterans of Industry of America. Correspondents include F. J. Garrett.

Box/Folder Number: 13/22
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), General Correspondence, 1937 - 1941.

Topics include United States Works Progress Administration appropriations and expenditures, oil fields, and United States politics and government.

Box/Folder Number: 13/23
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Hopkins, Harry L., National Administrator, n.d., 1936 - 1938.

Topics include Wilburn Cartwright, Democratic Party (Okla.), road design and construction in Oklahoma, and public welfare. Correspondents include F. C. Harrington, Harry Lloyd Hopkins, Elmer Thomas, and United States Works Progress Administration.

Box/Folder Number: 13/24
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Hughes County, Projects, Miscellaneous, 1937 - 1945.

Topics include United States Employment Service, armories in Wetumka (Okla.), civic improvement, drainage, Stuart Dam (Okla.), and Hughes County drainage project. Correspondents include United States Works Progress Administration.

Box/Folder Number: 13/25
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Hughes County, Projects, Roads, 1938 - 1941.

Topics include civic improvement, road design and construction, road maintenance and repair, street maintenance and repair, State Highway 9, and farm to market road projects. Correspondents include United States Works Progress Administration and Henry Bowles.

Box/Folder Number: 13/26
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Hughes County, Projects, Schools, n.d., 1937 - 1942.

Topics include United States Works Progress Administration officials and employees, auditoriums, gymnasium design and construction, school boards, school buildings, school building costs, school building maintenance and repair, school facilities planning, school grounds maintenance, school superintendents, school fires and fire prevention, and Ron Stephens. Correspondents include United States Works Progress Administration, Richard Brown, David K. Niles, Phil A. Watson, Dustin Public Schools, and Yeager Consolidated School.

Box/Folder Number: 13/27
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Hughes County, Projects, Women, n.d., 1937 - 1938.

Topics include federal aid to libraries, national school lunch program, public welfare, women employment, Oklahoma economic conditions, and sewing rooms (Works Progress Administration). Correspondents include United States Works Progress Administration and David K. Niles.

Box/Folder Number: 13/28
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Johnston County, 1937 - 1940.

Topics include Homer Stille Cummings, United States Public Works Administration, building repair and reconstruction, dormitories in Tishomingo (Okla.), Oklahoma economic conditions, public buildings, and public welfare. Correspondents include United States Works Progress Administration.

Box/Folder Number: 13/29
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Johnston County, Projects, Roads, 1937 - 1938, 1942.

Topics include road design and construction and road maintenance and repair. Correspondents include United States Works Progress Administration.

Box/Folder Number: 13/30
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Johnston County, Projects, Schools, n.d., 1938 - 1941.

Topics include gymnasium design and construction, school buildings, school building costs, school building maintenance and repair, school facilities planning, school grounds maintenance, and Wapanucka school project. Correspondents include James Aloysius Farley, Clive E. Murray, Sam Rayburn, United States Works Progress Administration, David K. Niles, and Ron Stephens.

Box/Folder Number: 13/31
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Johnston County, Projects, Women, 1937 - 1942.

Topics include federal aid to libraries, national school lunch program law and legislation, and sewing rooms (Works Progress Administration). Correspondents include United States Works Progress Administration and David K. Niles.

Box/Folder Number: 13/32
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Key, William S., 1936 - 1937.

Topics include Wilburn Cartwright, United States Works Progress Administration officials and employees in Oklahoma, Oklahoma economic conditions, United States officials and employees political activity, and Phil A. Watson. Correspondents include W. S. Key.

Box/Folder Number: 13/33-36
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Lincoln County, Projects, Roads, Schools, and Women, 1936 - 1942.

Topics include Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) in Lincoln County (Okla.), Democratic Party (Okla.), United States Public Works Administration in Lincoln County (Okla.), United States Works Progress Administration in Lincoln County (Okla.), Afro-American education, cemeteries, national school lunch program in Oklahoma, road design and construction, road maintenance and repair, school buildings, school grounds maintenance, soil conservation, street maintenance and repair, unemployment, water-supply, waterworks maintenance and repair, women employment in Oklahoma, Oklahoma politics and government, sewing rooms (Works Progress Administration),and farm to market road projects. Correspondents include United States Works Progress Administration, Carl Anderson, and B. F. Grigsby.

Box/Folder Number: 13/37
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Mariner, Sylvia D., 1937 - 1938.

Topics include United States Works Progress Administration officials and employees in Oklahoma, women employment in Oklahoma, Oklahoma politics and government, and United States officials and employees political activity. Correspondents include Sylvia Delia (Barnes) Mariner and United States Works Progress Administration Division of Women's and Professional Projects.

Box/Folder Number: 13/38
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Official Misconduct Complaints, 1937 - 1942.

Topics include Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.), Democratic Party (Okla.), United States Public Works Administration, United States Works Progress Administration officials and employees in Oklahoma, United States Works Progress Administration public opinion, United States Works Progress Administration reorganization, disorderly conduct, drunkenness (Criminal law), wages, Oklahoma politics and government, United States officials and employees political activity, Deane V. Blakely, L. L. Davis, O. E. Eggleston, Valetta Wright, and farm to market road projects. Correspondents include Wilburn Cartwright, United States Works Progress Administration, W. T. Fulks, Ron Stephens, and United States Works Progress Administration Division of Investigation.

Box/Folder Number: 13/39-43
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Okfuskee County, Okemah Pecan Bowl Association, Projects, Roads, Schools, and Women, n.d., 1939 - 1942.

Topics include United States Public Works Administration in Okfuskee County (Okla.), United States Works Progress Administration in Okfuskee County (Okla.), athletic field in Okemah (Okla.), Afro-American education, auditorium design and construction, gymnasium design and construction, road design and construction, road maintenance and repair, school buildings, school facilities planning, school grounds maintenance, street maintenance and repair, unemployment, women employment, Oklahoma economic conditions, housekeeping aid projects, Mabel Bassett, Phil A. Watson, and farm to market road projects. Correspondents include United States Works Progress Administration, J. P. Brazeel, Viola Griffith, Frank A. March, and Okemah Pecan Bowl Association.

Box/Folder Number: 13/44
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Oklahoma, 1938 - 1942.

Topics include Wilburn Cartwright, Jed J. Johnson, tornadoes in Pryor (Okla.), unemployment, and Oklahoma economic conditions. Correspondents include Dale Boren, Samuel Chapman Massingale, United States Works Progress Administration, and Ron Stephens.

Box/Folder Number: 13/45
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Okmulgee County, n.d., 1936 - 1939.

Topics include Joshua Bryan Lee, John Conover Nichols, Elmer Thomas, Democratic Party (Okla.),United States, Works Progress Administration officials and employees in Oklahoma, United States Works Progress Administration in Okmulgee (Okla.), Oklahoma politics and government, and United States officials and employees political activity. Correspondents include John Conover Nichols, United States Works Progress Administration, Mabel Bassett, W. T. Fulks, Ron Stephens, and W. E. Wood.

Box/Folder Number: 14/1-4
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Pontotoc County, Projects, Miscellaneous, Roads, Schools, and Women 1936 - 1943.

Topics include Dale Boren, James William Robinson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, United States Public Works Administration in Pontotoc County (Okla.), United States War Production Board, United States Works Progress Administration officials and employees in Oklahoma, Afro-American women employment, Afro-American education, bridges, federal aid to libraries, fire station design and construction, grandstands in Ada (Okla.), gymnasium design and construction, national school lunch program, road design and construction, road maintenance and repair, school buildings, school facilities planning, school grounds maintenance, sewerage, steel, street maintenance and repair, waterworks in Stonewall (Okla.), women employment, sewing rooms (Works Progress Administration), sewing rooms (Works Progress Administration )in Roff (Okla.), and Ron Stephens. Correspondents include United States Works Progress Administration, J. A. Bentley, Bill Crawford, H. A. Gray, and Phil A. Watson.

Box/Folder Number: 14/5-8
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Pottawatomie County, Projects, Schools, and Women, n.d., 1936 - 1946.

Topics include Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Federal Music Project (Pottawatomie County, Okla,), United States Public Works Administration, Afro-American economic conditions, Afro-American employment, Afro-American music, Afro-American recreation, athletic field design and construction, federal aid to libraries, national school lunch program, road design and construction, road maintenance and repair, road specifications, school buildings, school facilities planning, school grounds maintenance, sewerage, streets, waterworks, women employment, Oklahoma economic conditions, housekeeping aid project, sewing rooms (Works Progress Administration), Pottawatomie County Historical Society, farm to market road project, and Shawnee Negro Park Project. Correspondents include Creighton Brown Burnham, Thomas Jefferson Steed, Charles Hook Tompkins, United States Works Progress Administration, David K. Niles, and Phil A. Watson.

Box/Folder Number: 14/9-12
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Seminole County, Projects, Roads, Schools, and Women, n.d., 1937 - 1941.

Topics include Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.), United States Public Works Administration, United States Works Progress Administration public opinion, athletic field design and construction, auditorium design and construction, drainage, federal aid to libraries, gymnasium design and construction, national school lunch program, public buildings maintenance and repair, road design and construction, road maintenance and repair, school buildings, school facilities planning, school grounds maintenance, sewerage, streets, waterworks, women employment, and sewing rooms (Works Progress Administration). Correspondents include F. C. Harrington, Sylvia Delia (Barnes) Mariner, Charles Hook Tompkins, United States Dept. of Agriculture, United States Works Progress Administration, Workers Alliance of America, Earle E. Emerson, B. D. Floyd, David K. Niles, Ron Stephens, and Phil A. Watson.

Box/Folder Number: 14/13
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Social service narrative reports, 1938.

Topics include Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) in Oklahoma, farmers and economic conditions in Oklahoma, public welfare in Oklahoma, unemployment in Oklahoma, and Oklahoma economic conditions. Correspondents include United States Works Progress Administration and Ron Stephens.

Box/Folder Number: 14/14
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), State Reorganization, 1937 - 1940.

Topics include United States Public Works Administration, United States Works Progress Administration public opinion, and United States Works Progress Administration reorganization in Oklahoma. Correspondents include Eula E. Fullerton, Oklahoma State Board of Agriculture, United States Works Progress Administration, and Ron Stephens.

Box/Folder Number: 14/15
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Stephens, Ron, State Administrator, 1937 - 1942.

Topics include F. C. Harrington, Leon Chase Phillips, United States Works Progress Administration appropriations and expenditures, United States Works Progress Administration officials and employees selection and appointment in Oklahoma, public health in Oklahoma, sanitation in Oklahoma, unemployment in Oklahoma, Oklahoma economic conditions, Oklahoma politics and government, J. Murphy Barker, W. S. Key, Phil A. Watson, Community sanitation bill, and Deficiency appropriation project. Correspondents include Wilburn Cartwright, Harry Lloyd Hopkins, John Conover Nichols, Elmer Thomas, and Ron Stephens.

Box/Folder Number: 14/16-17
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Van Noy, George, n.d., 1936 - 1937.

Topics include Percy L. Gassaway, United States Works Progress Administration corrupt practices in Oklahoma, United States Works Progress Administration officials and employees in Oklahoma, United States Works Progress Administration public opinion, United States Works Progress Administration reorganization in Oklahoma, Daily Oklahoman, drunkenness (criminal law), Oklahoma politics and government, United States officials and employees political activity, Jack Barnes, W. S. Key, H. L. Reager, and George Van Noy (public opinion). Correspondents include Dale Boren, Wesley Ernest Disney, Robert Potter Hill, Elmer Thomas, Democratic Party (Okla.), United States Works Progress Administration, Veterans of Industry of America, H. T. Blount, Roger J. Bounds, A. J. Brock, Dale Brown, E. L. Garrett, Ed Gill, Malcolm J. Miller, William Shoemake, Ron Stephens, George Van Noy, and United States Works Progress Administration Division of Investigation.

Box/Folder Number: 14/18
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Veteran Employment, 1937 - 1942.

Topics include unemployment and veterans employment. Correspondents include American Legion, United States Employment Service, Ray E. Franklin, and Oklahoma State Employment Service.

Box/Folder Number: 14/19
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Veterans of Industry of America (VIA), n.d., 1937 - 1942.

Topics include Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.), Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.), United States Works Progress Administration appropriations and expenditures, Workers Alliance of America, Labors Voice, communism, unemployment, wages, World War II, W. S. Key, Ron Stephens, Blue Legion, and Wage and Hour Bill. Correspondents include Ira Monroe Finley, Veterans of Industry of America, Bob Akins, J. A. Coffee, and William J. Loe.

Box/Folder Number: 14/20-22
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Watson, Phil, Area Supervisor, n.d., 1936 - 1945.

Topics include United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Bureau of Public Roads, United States Civil Aeronautics Administration, United States War Dept., United States Works Progress Administration appropriations and expenditures, United States Works Progress Administration officials and employees in Oklahoma, United States Works Progress Administration reorganization, Veterans of Industry of America, airport in Enid (Okla.), airport in Shawnee (Okla.), asphalt rock, defense contracts, employee loyalty, labor supply in Oklahoma, public welfare in Oklahoma, World War II, United States officials and employees political activity, L. L. Davis, Norma Downs, W. T. Fulks, Crayton Key, Malcolm J. Miller, Bill Wiley, and Farm to market road project. Correspondents include Dale Boren, Robert Potter Hill, John Conover Nichols, United States Army Air Corps, United States Works Progress Administration, George Balch, Margaret Eakin, Claude Hendon, W. S. Key, H. A. Montgomery, Phil A. Watson, and Phillip A. Watson, Jr.

Box/Folder Number: 14/23
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Additional Documents, 1937 - 1943.

Topics include United States Works Progress Administration in Oklahoma, school facilities planning, doil conservation in Oklahoma, stadium in Boley (Okla.), women employment, sewing rooms (Works Progress Administration), and Ron Stephens. Correspondents include Wilburn Cartwright, Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.), Oklahoma Dept. of Public Welfare, United States Works Progress Administration, Carl W. Held, J. H. Herrington, Letchen A. Hill, Arvard Hudson, and Ila Huff.

Box/Folder Number: 14/24-26
Folder Titles and Dates: Subject, Veterans, Veterans Administration (including Oklahoma Offices), 1937 - 1938, 1942 - 1946.

Topics include United States Veterans Administration Information services, United States Veterans Administration security measures, United States Veterans Administration in Muskogee (Okla.), occupational therapists, and United States Veterans Administration in Shawnee (Okla., proposed). Correspondents include Omar Nelson Bradley and J. Frank Buck.

Series 3: Campaign Files, 1934-1946 (bulk: 1936-1946)

Box/Folder Number: 15/1
Folder Titles and Dates: Campaign, Undated Advertisement Novelties, n.d., 1940.

Topics include campaign insignia, campaign paraphernalia, and electioneering.

Box/Folder Number: 15/2
Folder Titles and Dates: Campaign, Undated Material.

Topics include William H. Murray, William Rogers, election districts in Oklahoma, political campaigns in Oklahoma, and Oklahoma politics and government.

Box/Folder Number: 15/3
Folder Titles and Dates: Campaign, 1934.

Topics include political campaigns in Oklahoma.

Box/Folder Number: 15/4-8
Folder Titles and Dates: Campaign, 1936.

Topics include Joshua Bryan Lee, Ernest Whitworth Marland, United States Works Progress Administration, campaign funds, political campaigns in Oklahoma, public service employment, Oklahoma Democrats Fraternity, and Claude Hendon. Correspondents include Scott Ferris, Percy L. Gassaway, Will Rogers, Veterans of Industry of America, J. Murphy Barker, Sam Battle, S. C. Conard, and L. J. George.

Box/Folder Number: 15/9
Folder Titles and Dates: Campaign, 1937.

Topics include political campaigns in Oklahoma, political patronage, and Oklahoma politics and government.

Box/Folder Number: 15/10-15
Folder Titles and Dates: Campaign, 1938.

Topics include political campaigns, political patronage, Oklahoma politics and government, Clarence Tankersley, and Oklahoma Democrats Fraternity. Correspondents include William Brockman Bankhead, James A. Farley, Ira Monroe Finley, Kenneth Abernathy, Bruce Carter, S. C. Conard, Cyclone D. Covey, E. L. Garrett, and Ray W. (Gabe) Gierhart.

Box/Folder Number: 15/16
Folder Titles and Dates: Campaign, 1939.

Topics include Oklahoma politics and government.

Box/Folder Number: 15/17-21
Folder Titles and Dates: Campaign, 1940.

Topics include Vito Marcantonio, electioneering in Oklahoma, New Deal in Oklahoma, World War II, and Oklahoma politics and government. Correspondents include James A. Farley, William J. Holloway, Herbert Abraham, Mabel Bassett, Orel Busby, Ray E. Franklin, E. L. Garrett, and Charles V. Gilmore.

Box/Folder Number: 15/22
Folder Titles and Dates: Campaign, 1941.

Topics include electioneering in Oklahoma and Oklahoma politics and government. Correspondents include Sebe Christian.

Box/Folder Number: 15/23-24
Folder Titles and Dates: Campaign, 1942.

Topics include Robert Samuel Kerr, defense industries in Oklahoma, electioneering in Oklahoma, rationing, strikes and lockouts in defense industries, World War II, Oklahoma politics and government, and Park Wyatt. Correspondents include James A. Farley, Scott Ferris, William J. Holloway, Sam Rayburn, Kenneth Abernathy, Sebe Christian, Ray E. Franklin.

Box/Folder Number: 15/25
Folder Titles and Dates: Campaign, 1943.

Topics include Lyle Boren radio broadcast.

Box/Folder Number: 15/26-29
Folder Titles and Dates: Campaign, 1944.

Topics include electioneering in Oklahoma and Oklahoma politics and government. Correspondents include Dale Boren, Clarence Cannon, James A. Farley, Scott Ferris, Edward King Gaylord, Thomas Pryor Gore, Robert Latham Owen, John Elliott Rankin, Tom Anglin, Orel Busby, E. L. Garrett.

Box/Folder Number: 15/30
Folder Titles and Dates: Campaign, 1945.

Topics include Oklahoma politics and government. Correspondents include Drew Pearson.

Box/Folder Number: 15/31-32
Folder Titles and Dates: Campaign, 1946.

Topics include Glen D. Johnson, electioneering in Oklahoma, labor, veterans, Oklahoma politics and government, and Claude Hendon. Correspondents include Thomas G. Abernathy, Wesley Ernest Disney, James A. Farley, and Sebe Christian.

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