PHILLIP C. FERGUSON COLLECTION
Box and Folder Inventory
Boxes 1-3 and Oversize

Box 1

F 1-13: Correspondence, Governor's Race, Republican National Convention of 1960, and Vietnam, n.d., 1950-1967.

Topics include Vietnamese Conflict, governor's election in Oklahoma in 1950, and governor's election in Oklahoma in 1958. Correspondents include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard M. Nixon, and Republican National Convention (proceedings for 1960).

F 14-15: Memoirs and Clippings, 1936, 1944, 1977-1978.

The contents of these folders are photocopies of documents in the possession of one of Ferguson's daughters. The copies were made in 1997. Topics include Phillip C. Ferguson, cattle trade in Kansas from 1900 to 1920, cattle trade in Oklahoma from 1930 to 1939, soil conservation from 1930 to 1939, flood control law and legislation, and Oklahoma politics and government from 1930 to 1940.

F 16-17: Scrapbooks [Photocopies], 1931, 1934-1935.

The contents of these folders are photocopies of scrapbooks in the possession of one of Ferguson's daughters. The copies were made in 1999. One scrapbook contains clippings of Phillip Ferguson's 1934 campaign and his first months in Congress. The other has clippings on the Dust Bowl. Topics include flood control law and legislation, soil conservation in Oklahoma from 1930 to 1939, Oklahoma politics and government from 1930-1940, electioneering in Oklahoma in 1934, dust storms in Oklahoma, droughts in Oklahoma, drought relief in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Panhandle, Optima Reservoir in Oklahoma, and Ernest W. Marland.

Box 2

Box contains the following books: James O. Richardson, A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897 (volumes III-IX); United States Corps of Engineers, Arkansas River and Tributaries (volumes 1-III, 1936); United States House of Representatives Committee on Flood Control Hearings, 1935-1936 (This volume includes material on the Central Valley Project of California, the Arkansas, Black, Red, Ouachita, and White River Systems, flood control on the American side of the Rio Grande in Texas, flood control on the Brazos River in Texas, the Wabash and White Rivers and their tributaries, improvement and extension of levees on the Savannah River at Augusta, Georgia, flood control on the Youghiogheny River in Pennsylvania, set-back levees on the Mississippi River, Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, flood control in the Mississippi Valley, Parker Dam and Grand Coulee Dam, opinions of the chief of the Army engineers on flood control, and flood control works on the Mississippi River; United States House Committee on Rivers and Harbors, Hearings on the River and Harbor Bill, Etc., 1937-1938 (This appears on the spine of the book; topics include the River and Harbor bill, the San Francisco Harbor, the Calumet-Sag Channel in Illinois, damage to drainage districts of the Mississippi River between the Missouri River and Minneapolis, the Fort Peck Dam on the Missouri River in Montana, the Houston Ship Channel and the Buffalo Bayou in Texas, the Port Aransas-Corpus Christi Waterway in Texas, the Delaware River between Philadelphia and the sea, the Sabine-Neches Waterway and Sabine Lake in Texas, and pollution of navigable waters); and United States House Committee on Flood Control, Comprehensive Flood Control Plan for Ohio and Lower Mississippi River, Etc., 1937-1938 (This appears on the spine of this book; topics include the Ohio and Lower Mississippi Rivers, the Altus Project in Oklahoma, Denison Reservoir in Texas, the North Canadian River in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, regional conservation and development of national resources, and comprehensive flood control plans).

Box 3

Box contains the following books: United States Department of Commerce, Foreign Commerce and Navigation of the United States, 1933; Cumulative Supplement IV January 3, 1935, to June 30, 1938 to the Code of the Laws of the United States of America, 1934 edition, published by the Government Printing Office, 1938; Albert Shaw, Abraham Lincoln, His Path to the Presidency, A Cartoon History, 1929; Albert Shaw, Abraham Lincoln, The Year of His Election, a Cartoon History, 1929; Henry B. Wheatley, ed., The Diary of Samuel Pepys; Clarence Cannon, Cannon's Precedents of the House of Representatives of the United States (volumes 9, 10, and 11), 1941; and United States Congress Joint Committee on Printing, Tariff Acts Passed by the Congress of the United States from 1789-1909.

Oversize

Includes Stories for the Grandchildren, a book of stories written by Ferguson. Is published in Spanish with English translation.

Phillip C. Ferguson Collection Description


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