WILLIAM B. PINE COLLECTION
Box and Folder Inventory

Box 1

F 1: Oil Controversy: Correspondence 1928-1938.

a. Letter to R. D. Pine from C. I. O'Neill, April 4, 1928. Re: meeting of Okmulgee district Oil and Gas Association.
b. Letter to R. D. Pine from C. I. O'Neill, April 4, 1928. Re: suites against titles of oil and gas leases.
c. Letter to "Sir" [R. D. Pine] from Independent Oil Association of Oklahoma, April 30, 1928. Re: Chart of Okmulgee plan.
d. Telegram to W. B. Pine from Roy Ballard, August 31, 1937. Re: collective bargaining.
e. Telegram to W. B. Pine from Edwin A. Elliott, Regional Director, 16th region, National Labor Relations Board, Sept. 2, 1937. Re: W. B. Pine's refusal to bargain collectively with employees.
f. Telegram to Edwin A. Elliott from R. D. Pine, Sept. 2, 1937. Re: the whereabouts of W. B. Pine.
g. Letter to W. B. Pine from Edwin A. Elliott, Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board, Sept. 2, 1937. Re: petition of employees concerning National Labor Relations Act.
h. Telegram to R. D. Pine from Edwin A. Elliott, Sept. 3, 1937. Re: future call from attorney to W. B. Pine.
i. Telegram to Edwin A. Elliott from W. B. Pine, Sept. 16, 1937. Re: telephone call.
j. Telegram to Edwin A. Elliott from R. D. Pine, Sept. 3, 1937. Re: W. B. Pine's return home.
k. Letter to W. B. Pine from Edwin A. Elliott, Sept. 14, 1937. Re: visit to attorney concerning Oil Union.
1. Letter to W. B. Pine from Ira V. Martin and Blane Hill, Nov. 4, 1937. Re: pipe delivery.
m. Letter to Judge C. B. McCrory from Malcolm E. Rosser, Dec. 15, 1937. Re: Pine Case.
n. Letter to W. B. Pine from "Your Friend," Dec. 19, 1937. Re: support for Pine.
o. Letter to W. V. McClure, Clerk, U.S. District Court, from Albert Trego. Re: Pine case.
p. Letter to Maurice Daly, representative, Oil Workers International Union, from W. B. Pine, Feb. 4, 1938. Re: agreement. Included is copy of typewritten agreement between W. B. Pine and his employees.
q. Notice of change of name of Okmulgee District Oil and Gas Association to Independent Oil Association of Oklahoma, April 3, 1928.

F 2: Oil Controversy: Correspondence 1939-1943.

a. Letter to W. B. Pine from Howard W. Smith, Chairman of special committee to investigate the National Labor Relations Board. Sept. 16, 1939. Re: questions to be answered in compliance with H.R. 258. Included is a copy of H.R. 258.
b. Letter to W. B. Pine from Howard W. Smith, Oct. 26, 1939. Re: questionnaire mailed to Pine.
c. Letter to W. B. Pine from E. F. Anderson, January 4, 1939. Re: U.S. Department of Labor Communication.
d. Telegram to J. C. Cooper from W. B. Pine, April 11, 1940. Re: appointment.
e. Memo for W. B. Pine, May 2, 1940. Re: telephone call of J. C. Cooper with U.S. Conciliation Service.
f. Telegram to J. C. Cooper from W. B. Pine, May 3, 1940. Re: arrangement of meeting time.
g. Letter to W. B. Pine from Oscar L. Chapman, Assistant Secretary, Department of the Interior, May 6, 1940. Re: reconsideration of obligations under oil and gas leases. Included is typewritten memorandum of Frederic L. Kirgis, First Assistant Solicitor, Department of the Interior, May 3, 1940. Re: reconsideration of Pine obligations under oil and gas leases involving lands of Five Civilized Tribes and Citizen Band Potawatomi Indians.
h. Letter to Oscar L. Chapman from W. B. Pine, May 14, 1940. Re: protest of position of Department of Interior expressed in Kirgis memorandum.
i. Letter to W. B. Pine from Harold D. Cullen, May 18, 1940. Re: questions on oil company.
j. Letter to Harold D. Cullen, National Labor Relations Board, May 23, 1940. Re: acknowledgment of questions.
k. Letter to W. B. Pine from Edwin A. Elliott, July 1, 1940. Re: W. B. Pine's case.
l. Letter to E. R. Keith from W. B. Pine, March 15, 1941. Re: statement, enclosures. Included with this letter are a short statement answering complaint of March 8, 1941, of Roy Moser and a copy of Roy Moser's complaint against Pine Oil, March 8, 1941.
m. Letter to W. B. Pine from M. L. Frank, March 13, 1941. Re: Moser complaint.
n. Letter to W. B. Pine from E. R. Keith, March 13, 1941. Re: Moser complaint.
o. Letter to R. D. Pine from E. H. Moore, Oct. 5, 1943. Re: Oklahoma Natural Gas Company.
p. Note from C. E. Bearse (?), April 10. Re: Labor trouble in Seminole.

F 3: Oil Controversy: Court Material, 1937-1938.

a. Notice to the Superintendent of the Five Civilized Tribes from the District Court, Seminole County. Re: case of W. B. Pine vs. International Association of Oil Field, Gas Well and Refinery Workers of America.
b. Petition of W. B. Pine, plaintiff, vs. International Association of Oil Field, Gas Well and Refinery Workers in the District Court for Seminole County, Oklahoma. Oct. 1937.
c. Petition of the U.S. for Removal of Pine case to the District Court in and for Seminole County, Oklahoma. Nov. 1937.
d. Motion for interlocutory injunction and temporary restraining order by W. B. Pine, plaintiff vs. International Association of Oil Field, Gas Well and Refinery workers, in District Court of the U.S. in and for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, Dec. 2, 1937. Included are carbon copies of typewritten affidavits of W. B. Pine, and Ira V. Martin. Dec. 2, 1937. Both are signed.
e. Citation for appearance in U.S. Court of Appeals to Local #262 and Local #209 of International Association of Oil Field, Gas Well and Refinery Workers for case of Pine vs. International Association of Oil Field, Gas Well and Refinery Workers, Jan. 21, 1938. Signed by Eugene Rice, U.S. District Judge, and others.

F 4: Oil Controversy: Miscellaneous, n.d., 1937-1938.

a. List by date of daily appointments, meetings, etc. of W. B. Pine, Aug. 5, 1937 - Dec. 27, 1937. Includes some handwritten entries.
b. Sheet giving name of local union and officers, and a statement of Pine employees. Aug. 21, 1937. Re: their choice of bargaining agent.
c. Signed petition of employees of W. B. Pine Oil, Sasakaw, Oklahoma, Aug. 21, 1937. Re: designation of bargaining agent.
d. List showing the days off for the W. B. Pine employees. Also lists of names of men at Pure strike, Muskogee, May 29 and 30, 1938.
e. List of strikers of the W. B. Pine Oil Company.
f. Contract between W. B. Pine, Producer, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and it's union employees, Sasakwa, Oklahoma, Local #262, and Seminole, Oklahoma Local #209. Aug. 26, 1937.
g. Statement of Clarence Niblack. Re: events of Oct. 10, 15, and 19, 1937, when he attempted to go to work in spite of the strikers.
h. Statement of R. D. Pine. Re: events of Oct. 20, 1937 when he and representative of O.G.S. tried to start operations on leases which strikers had shut down.
i. Statement of Mr. Marqua and Mr. Harry, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Nov. 13, 1937. Re: attempts to furnish and erect derrick during strike.
j Memo of Oil Workers International Union, May 11, 1939. Re: vacation time. Signed by J. H. Wilkerson.
k Sheet giving definitions of mob.
l. Sheet with figures. Re: number of leases and dollars per month.
m. Sheet (of which first part is missing). Re: Champlin Refining Company vs. Corporation Commission.
n. Government Document. "A Ceiling for Hours, A Floor For Wages And a Break For Children," an explanation of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
o. Government Document. House Resolution #371, 75th Congress, 2nd Session. Re: Pine Oil Company controversy.
p. Government Document. "Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938," 75th Congress 3rd Session."
q. Government Document. Explanation of the records regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Nov. 1938.

F 5: Banking: Correspondence, n.d., 1928-1929, 1934, 1938.

a. Letter to W. B. Pine from R. D. Pine, Jan. 12, 1928. Re: Italian debt settlement.
b. Letter to B. D. Lack from R. D. Pine, April 20, 1929. Re: Okmulgee Times interviews of W.B. Pine.
c. Letter to W. B. Pine from R. D. Pine, Sept. 12, 1929. Re: possible removal of L. K. Roberts as the National Bank Examiner. Included is a carbon copy of a letter to the National Bank from L. K. Roberts, Sept. 10, 1929. Re: his possible removal.
d. Letter to the Ada News from R. D. Pine, Sept. 16, 1929. Re: Pine's opinions on Federal Reserve System.
e. Letter to R. D. Pine from H. S. Emmerson, Sept. 17, 1929. Re: possible removal of L.K. Roberts as National Bank Examiner.
f. Letter to R. D. Pine from B. M. Parmenter, Sept. 18, 1929. Re: L.K. Roberts possible removal as Bank Examiner.
g. Letter to R. D. Pine from I. H. Nakdimen, Sept. 19, 1929. Re: Vinita paper.
h. Letter to R. D. Pine from B. M. Parmenter, Sept. 23, 1929. Re: Arch Parmenter's letter. Included is typewritten letter to B. M. Parmenter from Arch M. Parmenter, Sept. 19, 1929. Re: Lawton bankers' opinions on possible removal of L. K. Roberts as National Bank Examiner.
i. Letter to Bert M. Parmenter from R. D. Pine, Sept. 23, 1929. Re: receipt of Parmenter's letter.
j. Letter to [Comptroller] from City National Bank, Davis, Oklahoma. Re: opinion of L. K. Roberts.
k. Letter to I. H. Nakdimen from R. D. Pine, Sept. 23, 1929. Re: receipt of Vinita paper with banking information.
l. Letter to Mr. Pine from Charles 0. Frye, Sept. 26, 1929. Re: the Democrat American editorial on the protection of National Banks.
m. Letter to R. D. Pine from C. O. Frye, Oct. 1, 1929. Re: newspaper editorials on Senator Pine's fight for National Banks.
n. Letter to R. D. Pine from I. H. Nakdimen, Oct. 2, 1929. Re: sending of newspaper Harlow's Weekly.
o. Letter to R. D. Pine from I. H. Nakdimen, Oct. 7, 1929. Re: newspapers.
p. Letter to Charles Frye from R. D. Pine, Oct. 15, 1929. Re: banking editorials.
q. Letter to R. D. Pine from C.O. Frye, Oct. 18, 1929. Re: the Democrat American newspaper.
r. Letter to R. D. Pine from Lowell M. Limpus, Aug. 22, 1934. Re: W. B. Pine's forecast of the depression.
s. Letter to R. D. Pine from Lowell M. Limpus, Aug. 22, 1934. Re: materials dealing with Pine's prophecy of the depression. Included is a typewritten article by Lowell M. Limpus of the New York Daily News editorial staff, entitled "A Voice Crying in the Wilderness." Re: Pine's prediction of the depression.
t. Letter to W. B. Pine from Roy St. Lewis, May 10, 1938. Re: speech of E. E. Brown, president of First National Bank, Chicago. Included is typewritten speech of Edward E. Brown, presented before the Round Table - Capitol Requirements of Business, Chamber of Commerce of the U.S. May 4, 1938. Re: the assistance, actual and potential, of banks of deposit.
u. Letter to W. B. Pine from Esther [Oihucan], July 8. Re: enclosed newspaper clipping on federal reserve bank.

F 6: Banking: Miscellaneous, 1934.

a. Announcement of Treasury bonds 1946 - 48, and Treasury notes series A - 1939, for sale, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, June 4, 1934.
b. Application for Treasury notes of series A - 1939, for sale, Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City, June 4, 1934.
c. Application for Treasury bonds of 1946 - 48, Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City, June 4, 1934.

F 7: Transportation - Railroads: Correspondence, 1926-1933, 1947.

a. Letter to H. H. Haines from R. D. Pine, Jan. 20, 1926. Re: freight rates to Gulf.
b. Letter to R. D. Pine from H. H. Haines, Jan 23, 1926. Re: freight rates to Gulf.
c. Letter to W. B. Pine from H. H. Haines, March 6, 1926. Re: New Orleans vs. Texas Ports Rates Relation case.
d. Letter to David M. Logan from R. D. Pine, March 8, 1933. Re: railroad legislation affecting trucking.
e. Letter to Dan C. Kenan from R. D. Pine, March 8, 1933. Re: railroad legislation affecting trucking.
f. Letter to Judge Jas. M. Hays from R. D. Pine, March 8, 1933. Re: railroad legislation affecting trucking.
g. Letter to R. D. Pine from R. C. Barling, Sept. 1947. Re: unsatisfactory trip on St. Louis - San Francisco Railroad.
h. Letter to R. D. Pine from E. M. Carr, Nov. 3, 1947. Re: Pine's claim with railroads.
i. Letter to R. D. Pine from H. Lowder, Dec. 11, 1947. Re: Pine's claim with railroads.
j. Letter to E. M. Carr from R. D. Pine, Jan. 1948. Re: unsatisfactory settlement of Pine claim.
k. Letters (unsigned) to W. B. Pine. Re: H.B. #332.

F 8: Transportation - Railroads: Miscellaneous, n.d., 1926, 1947.

a. Government document. House Bill #316, transportation act.
b. Receipt for Application of Refund of money from Pullman Company. Nov. 13, 1947.
c. Two receipts for railroad fare. St. Louis - San Francisco Railroad Company.
d. Receipt for hotel accommodations.
e. Freight rates to and from Okmulgee, Oklahoma. April 2, 1926.f. New York Central System Time Table, 1947.

F 9: Campaign: Correspondence, 1934, 1942.

a. Letter to L. C. Haggard from R. D. Pine, May 15, 1934. Re: pamphlet for Mr. Pine's campaign.
b. Letter to W. B. Pine from Lowell M. Limpus, Aug. 4, 1934. Re: loss of interest in Pine's career.
c. Letter to Thomas P. Gore from W. B. Pine, June 12, 1942. Re: postcard with Gore's statement on New Deal. Enclosed is reply letter to W. B. Pine from Thomas P. Gore, June 16, 1942. Re: postcard to be used in campaign.
d. Letter to W. B. Pine from John E. Swaim, July 18, 1942. Re: congratulation on nomination.
e. Letter to John E. Swaim from W.B. Pine, July 29, 1942. Re: thank you letter.
f. Letter to Josh Lee from W. B. Pine, Aug. 18, 1942. Re: rumors of Josh's primary campaign.

F 10: Campaign: Miscellaneous, 1934.

a. Pamphlet "Should the Democrats vote for W.B. Pine for U.S. Senator?"
b. Article on "Pine Outlines What He Will Do as Governor." - 1934.
c. Bill for Campaign Hand Bills and Placards. Nov. 5, 1934.

F 11: Speeches, 1929-1930, 1934.

a. "Farm Relief" given by W. B. Pine before the Senate of the U.S., April 30, 1929, Congressional Record.
b. Radio Address, "Economic Equality" given by W.B. Pine, Washington, D.C., May 21, 1930.
c. "Tariff on Foreign Crude and Refined Oil" given by W. B. Pine, in the Senate of the U.S., June 18, 1929.
d. "Branch Banking" given by W. B. Pine, in the Senate of the U.S., Oct. 31, 1929, Congressional Record.
e. "Decentralization" by W. B. Pine, delivered before the U.S. Good Roads Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 8, 1930.
f. "The Rules of the Game" by W. B. Pine, given at meeting of Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Aug. 15, 1930.
g. "Federal Relief" given by W. B. Pine over radio, Sept. 8, 1934.

F 12: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1922-1923, 1926, 1929, 1931-1932, 193.

a. Letter to R. D. Pine from Dr. Bloesch, Dec. 3, 1922. Re: prolonged stay in Switzerland.
b. Letter to Dr. Edward Bloesch from R. D. Pine, Feb. 16, 1923. Re: Mrs. Bloesch's health, price of oil.
c. Letter to Editor Manufacturers Record, from Herman A. Dann, Feb. 5, 1926. Re: development of Florida and the Southeast.
d. Letter to R. D. Pine from A.W. Burgess, editor of the LeFlore County Sun, Oct. 3, 1929. Re: newspapers with articles of interest sent to Pine.
e. Letter to Harlow's Publishing Company from R. D. Pine, Oct. 4, 1929. Re: sending copies of Harlow's Weekly to editors of county seat newspapers.
f. Letter to A.W. Burgess, editor of LeFlore County Sun, Oct. 15, 1929. Re: receipt of newspapers.
g. Letter to I. H. Nakdimen from R. D. Pine, Oct. 22, 1929. Re: newspapers sent.
h. Letter to LeFlore County Sun from R. D. Pine, Oct. 22, 1929. Re: receipt of newspapers.
i. Letter to Altus Times Democrat from R. D. Pine, Oct. 22, 1929. Re: newspapers sent.
j. Letter to R. D. Pine from I. H. Nakdimen, Nov. 2, 1929. Re: editorial in paper.
k. Letter to W. B. Pine from Walter M. Harrison, March 5, 1931. Re: emergency relief fund in Okmulgee.
l. Letter to the Daily Oklahoman from R. D. Pine, March 6, 1931. Re: expectation of W.B. Pine's arrival.
m. Telegram to W. B. Pine from R. D. Pine, Oct. 8, 1932. Re: report on farm production.
n. Letter to W. B. Pine from Thad A. Driver, petroleum accountant, March 29, 1939. Re: return of money. Enclosed is 7 cents, consisting of a 1934 Indian head nickel and two 1919 Lincoln pennies.

F 13: General, n.d., 1930, 1932, 1942, 1947.

a. Small notebook paper with pencilled notations.
b. "In Remembrance" - a small funeral notice of W.B. Pine's funeral (this is not an obituary).
c. Diagram of the U.S. Senate, 71st Congress, listing members and seating arrangement.
d. Schedule of hearings in Oklahoma of the subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Nov. 10 - 22, 1930.
e. Article from Reader's Digest, "Wonder of the Mercantile World." Condensed from the New Yorker, June 25, 1932.
f. Associated Taxpayers of Okmulgee County, Vol. 10, Bill No. 6, Dec. 1947.
g. Resolution introduced by W. B. Pine at the 18th Annual Convention of the U.S. Good Roads Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 7.

F 14: Publications, 1927-1930, 1947.

a. Oklahoma's Representatives in Washington, D.C., April 1, 1927. Distributed with compliments of W. B.Pine. (Booklet) Includes photos of Oklahomans in legislature, and those on administrative boards and commissions, and Pine's secretaries.
b. The Fundamental Principles of the American Government: Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the U.S.A., Washington's Farewell Address, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, Christmas, 1929. Distributed by Pine as Christmas present. Publication bears the book plate of Elmer Thomas.
c. Report of the Industrial Resources of the State of Oklahoma for Hon. W. B. Pine, February 1, 1928. Produced by Lockwood, Greene and Company of New York.  Donated to the Carl Albert Center by the Oklahoma Geological Survey in 2012.
d. The Fundamental Principles of the American Government: Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the U.S.A., Washington's Farewell Address, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, February, 1930, compliments of W.B. Pine.
e. Reader's Digest, May 1947.

F 15: Newspaper Clippings, 1931-1938. Re: Oil.

F 16 Newspaper Clippings, 1929-1933. Re: Banking.

F 17 Newspaper Clippings, 1926-1947. Re: Railroads.

F 18 Newspaper Clippings, 1929-1953. Re: Miscellaneous, including v. 6, no. 12 of the Headlight, Panama, Oklahoma, October 11, 1929.

Oversized

1. Certificate to William B. Pine, certifying his nomination as Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, for the state of Oklahoma, August 16, 1930.
2. Certificate to William B. Pine, certifying his nomination as Republican candidate for U.S. Senator of the state of Oklahoma, July 20, 1942.
3. Advertisement of a pig sale at the W.B. Pine Hampshire farms.
4. Oklahoma Record, Senatorial Campaign Circular, 1930. Incomplete. Has information about Pine's campaign against Thomas P. Gore.

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