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1576. Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Colorado. The continental Divide Tunnel. Not the photo-electric cells of the block-signalling system which facilitates the movement of material trains and makes travel much safer in the construction of this major engineering feature.

1577. Boise Project, Idaho. Anderson Ranch Damsite. This earth-fill dam will have a power plant of 30,000 kw. capacity to help meet the power requirements in Idaho and Utah.

1578. Boise Project, Idaho. Anderson Ranch Dam. Concrete-lined tunnel under construction. March 1942.

1579. Tucumcari Project, New Mexico. The Conchas Canal winds through typical arid land to carry water from Conchas Dam to supply a great stock raising area in need of forage.

1580. Tucumcari Project, New Mexico. Breaking new land for an experimental farm. The only clearing work required was partial burning of yucca.

1581. Altus Project, Oklahoma. Lugert Dike, one of the first features of the Altus irrigation development in Oklahoma.

1582. Provo River Project, Utah. Deer Creek Dam. Completed and storing water for agricultural and municipal use in an area where military concentrations and war industries are located.

1583. Provo River Project, Utah. The Salt Lake Aqueduct now under construction. It will bring vitally needed additional water supplies to war industries in the Salt Lake City-Provo area. A new steel plant will place a heavy drain on the inadequate supplies of the region where there is a rapidly increasing population due to military and war industrial activities.

1584. Columbia Basin-Grand Coulee Dam Project, Washington. Grand Coulee Dam and power plant, Government Camp in the foreground. The "left" wing of the power plant (at right) is complete. The "right" wing is under construction.

1585. Columbia Basin-Grand Coulee Dam Project, Washington. Grand Coulee Dam with left wing of power plant in foreground. Three large generators and two 20,000 station units are now in operation; six other large generators and to be installed in 1943-44; two 75,000 kw. generators from Shasta Dam are to be in operation at Coulee in the fall of 1942.

1586. Columbia Basin-Grand Coulee Dam Project, Washington. Construction continues around the clock on the right power plant at Grand Coulee Dam.

1587. Columbia Basin-Grand Coulee Dam Project, Washington. Interior of the left power plant at Grand Coulee Dam. These three 108,000 kw. generators are now in operation. In two of the open turbine units shown in the background, two smaller generators (built for the Shasta Dam in California and completed in advance of the Shasta Power Plant) will be installed in order to provide additional power more quickly for the war industries of the Northwest.

1588. Columbia Basin-Grand Coulee Dam Project, Washington. Switchyard where the output of the 344,000 kw. of power now operating at Grand Coulee Dam is sent to the vast war industries of the Pacific Northwest.

1589. Columbia Basin-Grand Coulee Dam Project, Washington. The fertile arid land of the Columbia Basin will provide from 10,000 to 15,000 farms for postwar settlement. No irrigation works are under construction.

1590. Yakima Project, Washington. Roza Diversion Canal to serve areas which can produce war foods.

1591. Yakima Project, Washington. Main canal of the Roza Division, where additional land awaits distribution system.

1592. Yakima Project, Washington. This section of land of the Roza Canal has been completed. The landscape is typical of the fertile Roza area.

1593. Civilian Defense Center at Vinita, Oklahoma. 1943

1594-1595. Building at 1101 N. Broadway in Oklahoma City. 1946. Photo courtesy of Meyers Photo Shop.

1596. Architect's sketch of the proposed Veterans Administration Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. There is a notation on the photo of Walter H. Smith, 1948. Also there is the notation Designed by Construction, Veterans Administration, Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Veterans Administration. 1949.

1597. Aerial view of perhaps a military installation. Photo courtesy of Sam Harris of Okmulgee.

1598. Elmer Thomas speaking at a function. Standing beside him are Franklin D. Roosevelt and two unidentified men.

1599. Elderly man in military uniform. Photo courtesy of Paul Stithem Studio.

1600. Cartoon of Business and Credit in bed together. Negative.

1601. Cartoon showing Elmer Thomas pointing to a blackboard which has information on property taxes. Negative

1602. Cartoon of the Democratic Club. "Jim" is welcoming Upton Sinclair. Seated in the club are several well known Democrats including Elmer Thomas, Huey Long, and others. Negative

Photos 1603-1608 were removed from a report on the Pawnee Indian Boarding School. This report was sent to Elmer Thomas.

1603. Girls Dormitory at the Pawnee Indian Boarding School. This dormitory houses 112 girls and 3 employees.

1604. Small girls dormitory at the Pawnee Indian Boarding School. This dormitory has 56 beds.

1605. Boys dormitory at the Pawnee Indian Boarding School. It houses 115 boys.

1606. Bunk beds in boys dormitory at the Pawnee Indian Boarding School.

1607. Beds in the south dormitory (intermediate boys) at the Pawnee Indian Boarding School.

1608. Beds in the north dormitory (intermediate boys) at the Pawnee Indian Boarding School.

1609. Cartoon depicting Elmer Thomas and Josh Lee. Lee is seated in the Political Plum Tree.

1610-1622. Flooding along the Polecat Creek on March 15, 1945 and April 13-14, 1945. This is near Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Photo courtesy of J. A. Doudican of Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

1623-1624. Mount Scott, Oklahoma, looking west.

1625-1626. Mount Scott, Oklahoma, looking north.

1627-1628. Mount Scott, Oklahoma, looking south.

1629-1630. Mount Scott, Oklahoma. Vertical. Altitude 8000 feet.

1631-1632. Mount Scott, Oklahoma. Vertical. Altitude 15,000 feet.

1633. Map of the world. The cities of Vladivostok, Fairbanks, Seattle, New York, London, and Moscow are highlighted.

1634. Map showing the polar frontier.

1635. Graph showing Army Air Forces Expansion, 1939-1945.

1636. Graph showing development of the B-29.

1637. Map of the earth showing the potential of guided missile.

Photos 1638-1653 were removed from Projects: Millwood Dam. 1947.

1638. Concrete pier bridge over Rolling Fork River 3 miles west of Grannis, Arkansas, showing its destruction by flood of August 27, 1947.

1639. Bellah Mines bridge over Rolling Fork River southwest of Gillham, Arkansas. This was a steel and concrete bridge, except for wood floor decking and wood stringers. It was 327 feet long. The bridge was completely destroyed by flood of August 27, 1947.

1640. View of destruction of the Bellah Mines bridge. Drift in tree in upper lefthand corner of picture shows that water was higher than floor of the bridge.

1641. Site of Johnson Bridge over the Rolling Fork River showing its complete destruction by flood of August 27, 1947. This was a concrete and steel bridge, except for the wood stringers and floor decking. The bridge was approximately 280 feet long.

1642. View of superstructure of bridge over Rock Creek on Highway No. 70 in Oklahoma near state line west of De Queen, Arkansas. This was a steel and concrete bridge throughout and was completely destroyed by flood of August 27, 1947.

1643-1650. Views of De Queen and Eastern Railroad west of Rolling Fork River showing damage done by flood waters on August 27-28, 1947.

1651. View of damage to corn on J.C. Leeper farm on east side of Rolling Fork River west of DeQueen, Arkansas which was caused by flood of August 27, 1947. This corn was completely submerged, soured, and a total loss.

1652a. View showing damage to recently constructed roadbed on U.S. Highway No. 70 west of Rolling Fork River in Sevier County, Arkansas.

1652b. View of damage to roadbed, fences, and crops west of Rolling Fork River in Sevier County, Arkansas resulting from flood of August 27, 1947.

1653. View indicating loss of new mown hay resulting from flood of August 27, 1947. This picture was taken west of Rolling Fork River on Johnson Bridge road in Sevier County, Arkansas. Thousands of bales of hay were similarly washed away by this flood.

1654. Campaign photo showing Elmer Thomas by an old car. There is a sign attached to the top of the car and some of the words have been cut off. The back of the photo has the message in its entirety: Help the Aged and Helpless by Re-Electing Senator Thomas. On the side of the car are the words: You Will B Old and Weak Some Day Like Me! 1914.

1655. Harry Pohucsucut in an old car. The back of the photo says: Harry and the olderest girl. 1923.

1656. Western Kansas rabbit drive. Men are killing rabbits in a pen.

1657. Grand Lake Dam near Disney, Oklahoma. Oversize. Located in map case.

1658. Personnel of Benham Engineering Company at Ft. Polk, Louisiana. 1941. Oversize. Located in map case.

1659. Electricity generating plant at Grand River Dam. Oversize. Located in map case.

1660-1661. Flood waters at the intersection of Highway 81 and Highway 60 at Enid, Oklahoma. June 1945.

1662. Flood waters at the intersection of South Tyler Street and Highway 60 in Enid, Oklahoma. The residence of H. H. Champlin is in the background. June 1945.

1663-1664. Flood waters at the 500 block of South Taylor in Enid, Oklahoma. June 1945.

1665. Flood waters at the intersection of Filmore Street and Highway 60 in Enid, Oklahoma. June 1945.

1666. Flood waters on South Polk Street in Enid, Oklahoma. June 1945.

1667. Frank C. Orner riding a horse. Orner was secretary-treasurer and historian of the Old Settlers, Association of Oklahoma at the time he sent this letter to Elmer Thomas in 1932. Written on the photo is Oklahoma settler 1889, IOA Ranch 1889-90, and Frank Orner Indian Territory, 1886.

1668. Chuck wagon scene. From the left are Bert Frame, Lee Kirk, Frank Rentfrow, BillyMcGinty, Skinny (Sac and Fox), and Frank Orner. Written on the photo are these individuals' names as well as IOA Chuck Wagon Scene - Sept. 1890. Also written on the photo is Old Settlers Reunion - Sept. 22, 1932. Photo sent to Elmer Thomas by Frank Orner.

1669-1672. A collection of Indian artifacts which a group of people were trying to purchase for placement in Bacone College for preservation. There is no information as to who owned the collection or even if it was in the state of Oklahoma.

1673. Observatory at Bear Reservation. Nola Falls, ? Alaska. There is a log structure in the photo. Written on the photo is "The first workmen's mess halls and bunkhouses will be like this. This is the setting of 75% of it." 1947. Sent to Elmer Thomas by Gilpin S. Sessions.

1674. Ernest Gruening, then governor of the territory of Alaska and later senator, stands at the left in this wilderness photo. There are three other unidentified men in the photo (two wearing sailor's hats) who appear to be getting water from a pipe. Alaska. 1946. Sent to Elmer Thomas by Gilpin S. Sessions.

1675. Eskimo girl, about 16 years old, at Ketchikan in Alaska. This photo was taken when a group of Eskimos were enroute to Seattle. January 1946. Sent to Elmer Thomas by Gilpin S. Sessions.

1676. Cabin, with people on the porch, in wilderness area in Alaska. ca. 1947. Sent to Elmer Thomas by Gilpin S. Sessions.

1677. Gilpin S. Sessions, unidentified man, and Earl Leding (left to right) hold marten pelts. Alaska. 1947. Sent to Elmer Thomas by Gilpin S. Sessions.

1678. Eroded land.

1679. Weather-beaten farm. Shows barn, sheds, and machinery. There is an unidentified man also in the photo.

1680. E. W. Higgins farm, 2 miles west of Tonkawa. Shows the work of the Soil Conservation Service. 1937.

1681. Elmer Thomas working at a desk. Oversize.

1682. Portrait of Elmer Thomas. Oversize.

1683. Caricature of Elmer Thomas. Oversize. Negative.

1684. William H. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray (left) visits with Robert S. Kerr (right). An unidentified man in a leather jacket is standing behind them. There is a banner for the Sasakwa Chapter of the F.F.A. behind them. Photo courtesy of Edd Lemons. Oversize.

1685. Portrait of L. P. Snyder? Oversize.

1686. Western Kansas rabbit drive. "Believe or Not, Striped Jack Rabbits."

1687. Dust cloud rolling over the western Kansas prairie. February 1935.

1688. Flood waters on South Polk Street in Enid, Oklahoma, showing the garden of Ralph Jarboe near his home. June 1945. Photo courtesy of McConkay of Enid.

1689. Architect's sketch of the proposed Veterans Administration Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. There is a notation on the photo of Walter H. Smith, 1948. Also there is the notation Designed by Construction, Veterans Administration, Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Veterans Administration. 1949.

1690a-1690oo. Flood waters in the Tulsa and Bartlesville area in 1923 and 1941.

1690pp-1690aaa. Views of destruction caused by floods at a compression gasoline plant. Texas Company Refining Department, West Tulsa Works. 1923.

1691. Negative of Elmer Thomas for Congress poster.

1692a-s. Military housing in Nome and Anchorage, Alaska. 1949. All photos have captions.

1693. Reserve Officers "Troop School," Stillwater, Oklahoma. January 1933.

1694a-c. Gilpin S. Sessions in Alaska. 1949.

1695. Hangar at the Oklahoma Military Academy in Claremore, Oklahoma. There is a classroom and shop at the right side of the building. 1935.

1696. Interior of classroom at Oklahoma Military Academy in Claremore, Oklahoma, where aviation classes were held. This room was at the side of a hangar. 1935.

1697a-d. Elmer Thomas, Robert S. Kerr, Ralph Lee, and others on visit to Oklahoma flood area. 1943-1944. Negatives.

1698-1704. Interior and exterior photos of buildings at the U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot in McAlester, Oklahoma. ca. 1947. Photos courtesy of D. J. Sossaman.

1705-1706. The lottery for the draft. This was the third lottery of World War II.

1707-1713. Robert Himel and his photo service plant and employees in Des Plaines, Illinois. 1950.

1714-1716. Lugert irrigation project showing site of proposed dam. Photos 1714 and 1715 are aerial views of fields. Only photo 1716 shows the actual proposed dam site. Photos were taken from a folder on irrigation and reclamation. 1937-1938.

1717. Photo of painting of the "Winnie Mae" by Harold McCall. The painting was to be placed with Wiley Post's plane in the Smithsonian Institution. Photo is autographed by McCall.

Photos 1718-1748 are from the photographic report: Indians at Work, Kiowa Indian Agency, Anadarko, Oklahoma. See Thomas, Subject Series, Box 12, Folder 21.

1718. Prairie dog crew at work on the old Rainy Mountain School Reserve. Carbon bisulphide was used in treating this prairie dog infested land.

1719. Long soil-saving dam constructed at the Fort Sill Indian School. It will supply the pasture with water.

1720. General view of the Fort Sill E.C.W. camp. The tents in this camp are arranged in a semicircle in front of the bath house. The trees are so thick that the camp does not show up well in the picture.

1721. A type of brush dam constructed on the Rainy Mountain School Reserve. These dams are constructed with mesquite brush and tops. The large poles are secured along the creek where clearing has been done.

1722. Log dam completed, showing a top view of same and the strong anchorage to "dead-man" at the extreme left of picture. Soil filled in on upper side of completed dam.

1723. A log dam under construction by single row of logs, planted well back into solid earth walls on each side of the gully. Completed dam in photo 1724.

1724. The completed log dam which was under construction in photo 1723.

1725. Photo of the insignia or sign erected at the entrance of the Riverside E.C.W. Camp. This insignia was designed and painted by one of the Indian boys enrolled at the camp.

1726. A prickly pear infested pasture on the Rainy Mountain School Reserve. These are rapidly spreading over the reserve. In places they have completely taken all other vegetation and are choking out the valuable grasses. This picture gives a fair idea of how thick and plentiful they are.

1727. A typical rock dam constructed on the Rainy Mountain School Reserve. This dam is 6 ft. wide on top and will permit stock crossing in time of high water. It also serves as a stock tank for water supply for stock pasturing on the reserve.

1728. A well built log retaining wall. Note the rigidity of construction. This will prevent scouring of side walls and retain stream within its channel. This is one of the first jobs tackled by the Indians at the Kiowa Agency and it looks like a rather complete piece of work. It is strongly anchored to "dead men" near the telephone pole.

1729. A general view of the Rainy Mountain Creek crossing the school reserve. It shows the undergrowth and trash stopping the flow of water in times of flood and heavy rainfall. Brush from this project was saved for filling in the brush dams. On Saturdays, the men gather up a lot of the larger portions of these trees for fuel in camp. They will only use those parts of the trees that will be needed in the dam construction.

1730. A general view of the same creek shown on the preceding page after it had been cleared of underbrush. The tops were saved for brush dams.

1731. One of the typical log dams constructed at the Fort Sill Camp. Note the sturdy construction and settling basin at the base of the weir. Kiowa Indian Hospital is shown in the background.

1732. Another log dam showing a different construction. Smaller logs were used, even filling in between the logs with small sticks and wedges. This dam is not quite as sturdy as some others but is used in a place where it is not as important and yet will serve its usefulness equally as well.

1733. Field crews leaving camp after noon hour. The tool house where they check out tools and equipment is shown in the background. Forty men and eight teams are stationed at thiscamp.

1734. Indians hauling rock with which to construct a rock dam. This picture also shows a part of the gully to be controlled at the left. This dam when completed will be approximately 100 feet long and 4 feet high at its highest point.

1735. Indians constructing a rock dam.

1736. View of a rock dam constructed on the Rainy Mountain Reserve showing a close-up of the spillway.

1737. Completed rock dam which was shown on the preceding pages.

1738. A view of the Rainy Mountain E.C.W. Camp. All tents face the east, are evenly spaced on a well drained sod location, and are supplied with an abundance of water, a bath, and tool house.

1739. One of the large soil-saving dams built of rock and also used as a stock tank. This dam is built across one of the small streams on the Rainy Mountain Reserve where water is greatly needed for stock on pasture. This dam is a real asset to this tract of land, stops a bad wash or gully and affords a large body of water for stock purposes. This is largely an earth constructed dam and is faced with rock. It is about 10 to 13 feet wide on top and carries a 1 to 1 slope on the front side and is about 200 feet long.

1740. Another view of the first completely constructed log dam. Ross Guy, a full blood Caddo Indian, is giving it his approval. These logs penetrate 3 to 4 feet into the side walls of the channel and are strongly anchored to "dead men" plated well in the earth and at such location that they will best serve their purpose. This is one of the single row, log dams.

1741. View of a brush dam under construction. Note the thoroughness of construction in each of these dams.

1742. Constructing a log dam at the Riverside E.C.W. Camp.

1743. A well constructed log dam. Note the settling basin at the base of the weir. It is constructed deep and is lined with poles, the lower edge of which is level with earth at its outlet, thus permitting the water to still and settle its load, then move on out without cutting a deep channel. After the water rushes over the weir, it drops to the settling basin and there it stops and the flow is almost level slow current on down to the next dam below, thus depositing its load at the top or upper end of the stream or gully and tending to fill the gully instead of depositing it on farming land further down, or possibly carrying it on to the river and out of the country.

1744. Top view of newly constructed log dam, showing anchored to tree as a "dead man," settling basin, and up-stream embankment to protect the dam.

1745. One of the log dams constructed on the Riverside Reserve.

1746. Brush dam constructed on the Rainy Mountain Reserve. This is not a good view of this dam as it was taken from the wrong side to make it show up to advantage.

1747. A log dam, having a stone settling basin, which was constructed at the Riverside School.

1748. Diversion dam constructed at the Riverside Indian School. It protects the school campus from flood waters.

Photos 1749-1780 were removed from a report entitled "Extension Work Among Indians in Oklahoma" by the Extension Service of Oklahoma A. and M. College, 1929-1930.

1749. Roland Croft, district Indian farmer of the Lawton District.

1750. Extension entomologist C. F. Stiles and Comanche County Indians involved in rodent control work.

1751. Ft. Sill Indian School boys involved with prairie dog control work.

1752. State poultry specialist H. G. Ware teaching Comanche County Indian boys how to judge poultry.

1753. Egg grading school for Indians at Ft. Sill Indian School, Lawton, Oklahoma.

1754. Indian grass house. Indian grass houses are practically extinct, but those existing are in a good state of preservation in the counties of the southwest.

1755. Terracing demonstration on the Indian terracing demonstration farm. In the foreground to the left is Roland Croft, the Indian agent, and at the right is Edd Roberts, the farm agent.

1756. Terracing machine, Lawton, Oklahoma. It is owned by Indian farmer Frank Pahdacony.

1757. Oklahoma A. and M. College 4-H Club Bankers' Scholarship members. Center figure in the last row is Otis Munson, successful Indian 4-H Club boy of Washington County, Oklahoma.

1758. Oklahoma A. and M. College Bankers' Scholarship 4-H Club winners. Included are B. A.Pratt, Togo Sturdivant, Author Petterman, Ronald Merrick, W. A. Junell, Harry McMillian, Ruby Lehman, Eula Merle Richardson, Stella Seigler, Lola McGinnis, and Valta Russell.

1759. Some of the members of the Osage Indian Agricultural Club of Osage County, Oklahoma.

1760. Recreational work with white and Indian 4-H Club members in Comanche County.

1761. Felix King of Ardmore, Oklahoma. King was a member of the Oklahoma Dairy Judging Team that went to Europe in 1930 to compete in the International Dairy Judging Contest.

1762. Oklahoma National 4-H Club Dairy Judging Team that went to Europe in 1930. From the left are James Childers of Garfield County, Halley Kennedy of Carter County, and Felix King of Carter County.

1763-1764. Terracing demonstration in Comanche County, Oklahoma.

1765. Indian girls learn how to judge poultry. They are assisted by extension agents from Comanche County.

1766. Indian Camp Junior Club of Osage County.

1767. Delegates to the National Boys and Girls 4-H Club Camp in Washington, D.C. in 1930stand near the Washington Monument. Zella Childers, a Creek Indian from Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma holds the Oklahoma placard. Childers was Oklahoma's representative at the camp. She had been a member of the 4-H Club since 1924.

1768. Zella Childers, a Creek Indian from Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, in traditional attire. Childers had been a member of the 4-H Club since 1924.

1769. A farm women's club, consisting of mainly Indian women, in Caddo County, Oklahoma. In many cases, the Indian men display a great interest in new extension methods in the home. The building shown is the home of a well-to-do Indian farmer of Caddo County.

1770. Indian girls involved in extension work in Osage County and some of their productions.

1771. Indian extension work in Osage County. The exhibits were made by two Osage and three Cherokee Indian 4-H Club members.

1772. A group of Indians carrying poison grain and dropping it near prairie dog holes in order to poison the pests. This group covered eighty acres in one day. They picked up 56 dead dogs the following day.

1773. A group of Comanche Indians gathered for a picnic. Edd Roberts, the county agent, and Billie Grace Pahmeyer, the home demonstration agent, made a talk to the group.

1774. Albert Acknoquil, an Indian leader who named terracing Patsoh-okra. This means terracing in the Comanche Indian language.

1775. Edd Roberts, the county agent, and Ninevah, a Comanche Indian woman who first asked the county and home demonstration agents of Comanche County to help the Indians.

1776. Group of Indians gathered at Pete Coffey's home for a farm meeting.

1777. Group of Indians gathered at a terracing demonstration on Pete Coffey's farm near Cache, Oklahoma. Coffey was an Indian. Edd Roberts, the county agent, and H. L. Rice, the Indian agent, conducted the demonstration.

1778. Group of 4-H Club Indian boys and girls at Ft. Sill. They are dressed in "regalia" for a club play.

1779. Four of the characters in the 4-H Club play put on by 4-H Club members of the Ft. Sill Indian School.

1780. D. C. Mooring, a garden and orchard specialist of the extension division, gives instructions in pruning fruit trees to the Indians.

1781. 1937 view of Oklahoma City. Has inscription "To Senator Elmer Thomas. With good wishes from Home." Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce." Back of photo has Stanley Draper's name. Oversize. Located in map case.

Photos 1782-1796 are from the "Third Annual Report of the Supervisor of Indian Education for Oklahoma to the Commissioner of Indian Education for Oklahoma to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1934."

1782. Kallihoma school plant with community house in foreground. These buildings were erected entirely by Indian labor under the direction of the day school representative and teacher.

1783. Kallihoma school plant with teacherage in foreground.

1784. Community house and workers in Kallihoma.

1785. School children, teacher and day school representative at Kallihoma.

1786. A Sunday School group at Kallihoma.

1787. A young mother of the Kallihoma community.

1788. Pupils, teacher, and assistant to the commissioner at the Morris-Vann School, Sequoyah County.

1789. Pupils, director of Indian education, full-blood Indian teacher, and superintendent of the Five Civilized Tribes at the Morris-Vann School.

1790. Pupil, teacher, and assistant to the commissioner at the Red Bird Smith School, Sequoyah County.

1791. A group of Comanches on the Kiowa Reservation. This group discussed public school problems with the school social worker and supervisor of Indian education for Oklahoma.

1792. Mulberry School Building, Adair County. All work was donated by Indians who cut the timber, sawed it into boards, and constructed the building.

1793. Workers and supervisor of Indian education in charge of public school relations at the Mulberry School Building.

1794. Nannie Hogner, full blood Cherokee from Adair County, and other women at a basket-making class. This class was organized under the supervision of the school social worker.

1795. Nannie Hogner and her baskets. Marketing these baskets made it possible for the family to be self-supporting.

1796. Marie Lewis was the first full blood Indian to graduate from the Oklahoma School for theBlind. Lewis, a Creek, entered the Oklahoma School for the Blind at the age of six andgraduated in 1934. She received a teacher's certificate in music. She was awarded a goldwatch for ranking highest in citizenship and scholarship and the D.A.R. medal for excelling in American history.

1797. Goodland Indian Band. ca. 1939.

Photos 1798-1814 were removed from an album which showed the activities of the Senate Appropriations Committee on an official visit to Mexico from November 11-18, 1948.

1798. The Senate Appropriations Committee that went to Mexico in November 1948. From the left are Senator Richard B. Russell of Georgia; Senator Elmer Thomas of Oklahoma; Senator Milton R. Young of North Dakota; and Senator Theodore Francis Green of Rhode Island.

1799a-e. Senate Appropriations Committee arriving at the airport in Mexico.

1800a-d. Senate Appropriations Committee meeting with Sr. Nazario Ortiz Garza, Secretary of Agriculture.

1801a-e. Senate Appropriations Committee at the Orientation Conference Anti-Aftosa Commission Offices.

1802a-n. Senate Appropriations Committee visit the Sn. Jacinto Engineering Shops.

1803a-f. Senate Appropriations Committee inspect the Vaccine Production Laboratory at Sn. Jacinto.

1804a-m. Senate Appropriations Committee at a reception at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico.

1805a-d. Senate Appropriations Committee tour the Ixtapalapa Virus Production Unit.

1806a-k. Senate Appropriations Committee inspect the Palo Alto Mexican Research Laboratory under construction.

1807. Senate Appropriations Committee visit the Minister of Foreign Relations in Mexico.

1808. Senate Appropriations Committee hold a press conference.

1809a-r. Senate Appropriations Committee at a dinner at the Prado Hotel in Mexico.

1810a-i. Senate Appropriations Committee do some sightseeing in Mexico.

1811a-b. Senate Appropriations Committee visit with Mexican President Miguel Aleman Valdes.

1812a-l. Senate Appropriations Committee visit the Mexican Senate.

1813a-n. Senate Appropriations Committee visit the ranch of the Governor of Sn. Luis Potosi.

1814a-g. Senate Appropriations Committee at the airport before leaving Mexico.

1815. Home of Jackson Barnett in Los Angeles, California. On the front of the photo is the notation "Former home." On the back of the photo is the stamped date October 1923 when it was received at the Office of Indian Affairs. Photo courtesy of Little Commercial Photographer of Hollywood, California. Oversize

1816. Home of Jackson Barnett in Oklahoma. Photo courtesy of Allison of Okmulgee. Oversize.

1817. Jackson and Anna Laura Barnett. Photo courtesy of Clinedinst. Oversize.

1818. Jackson Barnett. Photo courtesy of Clinedinst. Oversize.

1819. Home of Jackson Barnett in California. Photo courtesy of Snyder Art Studio of Los Angeles. Oversize

1820a-b. Interior views of Jackson Barnett's home in California. Photos courtesy of Snyder Art Studio of Los Angeles. Oversize.

1821a.National Youth Administration administrators. Included are Wendell Bridwell, Denver, regional representative of Advisory Boards; Dr. E. W. Reynolds, Bristow, chairman of Oklahoma Advisory Committee; State administrator Bruce C. Carter; and W. E. Harber, Shawnee, vice chairman of State Committee. This photo was removed from Oklahoma NYA booklets dated 1941.

1821b.National Youth Administrator supervisors from area one. Assumed this is area one in Oklahoma. This photo was removed from Oklahoma NYA booklets dated 1941.

1822. Statue of Will Rogers on a horse. Joseph P. Pollia, sculptor.

1823 a-p. Series of photos taken at the "Crow Dinner," sponsored by the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce, in honor of the start of construction of the Hulah dam. Taken May 3, 1946.

1823a. Senator Thomas holds a "Crow Eaters" sign above civic leaders dining on "Crow" (left to right) Thomas, Elmer; Kerr, Robert S.; Welty, N. D.; Welty, Don; Welty, Budge.

1823b. Publishers of the Bartlesville newspaper holding up a sign (left to right) Welty, N. D.; Welty, Don; Welty, Budge

1823f. Chef and waitresses serve the "crow" (left to right) Van Winkle, Barbara; Freiberger, John "Pop"; Slinkard, Betty.

1824. Photo album of Senate Appropriations Committee trip to Europe after World War II.

1825a-k. Series of postcards showing scenes of the American Southwest and Mexico.

1825l-q. Series of postcards showing scenes from the American Southwest and California.

1826. Postcard showing Wrangell Narrows, Alaska. Numbered "S-547."

1827. Postcard captioned "A Dancing Nymph of the Desert (A California Joshua Tree). Near Palm Springs, California."

1828. Postcard showing Columbia Glacier, Alaska.

1829. Postcard of Elmer Thomas titled "Re-Elect Elmer Thomas." Photographer - CIO U.P.E. L.I.U 415

1830a-b. Flooding in an Oklahoma community. A building identified as Burris Flour Mills is visible in both photos. Photographer - E. L. Danley, 137th Fighter Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard

1830c. Flooding in an Oklahoma community. Photographer - E. L. Danely, 137th Fighter Group, Oklahoma Air National Guard

1830d. Rroad with building structures on the left side. Structures appear to be roof or bridge coverings. A smokestack and water tower are visible in left background.

1831. Robert J. Hausaman in his Oklahoma City yard, which has political campaign signs for Creekmore Wallace (running for Oklahoma state representative), Elmer Thomas (running for U. S. Senator), R. Thomas (running for county surveyor), and W. S. Key (running for governor), 1938.

1832-1855. Twenty-four black-and-white snapshots of the Hereford Prisoner of War Camp, Hereford, Texas, 1947-1948. Photos by Loyal B. Holland. Images depict buildings, grounds, and debris. More specific descriptions are contained with the folders.

1856. Card containing portrait of Frank C. Kniffin, member of Congress from Ohio's Fifth District, 1928. Printed on the reverse.

1857. Card contain portrait of S. J. Montgomery (R-OK), c. 1928. On the reverse is printed campaign information. Photo by Davis Photo Service, Chicago.

1858. Portrait of unidentified woman, c. 1930.

1859a-h. Photo postcards of various Indian scenes (7) and photo of Brinkley's deer hunt (1).

1860a-b Two photos of pre-fabricated houses on wheels.

1861. Fish terminal under construction in Lima taken by the Institute for Inter-AmericanAffairs.

1862. Fisheries Laboratory at Callao taken by the Institute for Inter-American Affairs.

1863. Workmen's dwellings at Experiment Station La Molina - Lima taken by the Institute forInter-American Affairs.

1864. Well drilling in Southern Peru taken by the Institute for Inter-American Affairs.

1865. Rice Mill - Camana taken by the Institute for Inter-American Affairs.

1866. Irrigation on the contour - Huacho taken by the Institute for Inter-American Affairs.

1867. Aevario - Sta. Eulalia (spelling not confirmed - taken from reverse side of photo) taken by the Institute for Inter-American Affairs.

1868. Survey of the land - consisting of 30,158 hectares taken from the Institute for Inter-American Affairs.

1869a-c. Three black and white photos showing progress and tree establishment on the Works Progress Administration Nursery Project at Noble and Lake Ponca.

1870. Young Democrats sit by car which is covered by Franklin D. Roosevelt campaign posters. 1932. Photograph courtesy of Harry J. Love.

1871. Lawton Baseball Club, 1904. Twelve men and one boy are depicted, including Al Jennings, assistant manager; Elmer Thomas, manager; and "Olivers." Photo donated by E. Koehler Thomas.

1872. Eight men standing, posed on steps. This may be a meeting of congressmen with representatives of the Interstate Oil Compact Commission, ca. 1940. Back row (left to right): Charles L. Orr, Elmer Thomas, William J. Holloway (former Oklahoma governor),and unidentified man. Front row (left to right): Russell Brown, Lyle Boren, unidentified man, and Hiram M. Dow. Photo donated by E. Koehler Thomas.

1873. Poster: "Re-elect Elmer Thomas, U. S. Senator, Experience Counts." Probably from the1950 campaign. Neg. only.

1874. Campaign card: "Re-Elect Elmer Thomas," 1944.

1875. Thomas campaign flyer for 1950 Democratic primary. Neg. only. Original in Elmer Thomas Collection, Campaign Series, Box 6, Folder 75.

1876. Upper half of campaign advertisement for Elmer Thomas, "Leadership." Neg. only. Original indicates the ad was reprinted from the May 1950 issue of the Farmer-Stockman, and it is filed in the Elmer Thomas Collection, Oversize Series, Box 5, Folder 4.

1877. Series of photos accompanying the prospectus for Army General Hospital sites near Alva, Oklahoma. Images show different buildings in Alva circa 1943. Many have Collier of Alva as the photographer.

1877a. Alva, Oklahoma, Airport.

1877b. Catholic Church.

1877c. Dr. E. B. Ensor residence.

1877d. W. W. Starr residence.

1877e. First Methodist Church.

1877f. W. E. Jett Mercantile Company.

1877g. Hotel Bell.

1877h. Alva City Square and portion of business district (aerial image).

1877i. Safeway Stores, Inc.

1877j. Double "C" Grocery and Market.

1877k. Alva High School.

1877l. Alva Roller Mills.

1877m. Jesse Dunn Hall, Northwestern State College.

1877n. Herod Hall, Northwestern State College.

1877o. Horace Mann High School, Northwestern State College.

1877p. Horace Mann High School, Northwestern State College.

1877q. Herod Hall, Northwestern State College.

1878. Truck used in Truman-Barkley campaign, 1948. Negative.

1879a-h. Scenes of flood destruction at the Sheffield Steel Corporation, Sand Springs Branch, June 24, 1942.

1880a-j. Miscellaneous photos of various buildings or sites in or near McAlester, Oklahoma. Accompanied a proposal to the U.S. Corps of Engineers to locate Corps offices in the city during the construction of a dam on the South Canadian River. Photos are from approximately 1948-1949.

1881a-o. Miscellaneous photos accompanying report on preliminary proposal for land use and adjustment project and rural resettlement project in Kiowa, Greer and Jackson counties. 1936.

1882a-q. Miscellaneous photos of Mangum, Oklahoma, accompanying a proposal for a veteran's hospital. 1945.

1883a-p. Miscellaneous photos accompanying a report on the Little River Watershed. Shows the various stages of damage done when the river floods. 1944.

1884a-f. Various photos of post office at Newkirk, Oklahoma, showing the run-down condition of the post office. 1946.

1885a-f. Miscellaneous photos accompanying a proposal for improvements to the federal buildings in Oklahoma City. 1945.

1886. Ramsey Tower. Circa 1942.

1887. Deaerating feed water heater. Photo by Condensor Service and Engineering Company. 1949.

1888. Artist sketch of the proposed Veterans Administration in Oklahoma City. 1949.

1889. Various photos of the condemned administration building at the Southern Great Plains Field Station. 1949.

1890a-g. Aerial view of land of former air base west of Woodward. Offered as potential site for an Army Quartermaster Corps research laboratory. There are also photos of schools in Woodward which accompanied the proposal. 1949-1950.

Photos 1891a-y, 1892a-z, and 1893 a-u were taken from a scrapbook, Thomas for Senator Club, 1938 (in Oversize Box 17). The photos were all of people who supported the senator.

1891a. Scott Trimble (autographed); handwriting is very hard to read.

1891b. Elmer Thomas.

1891c. Josh Lee (autographed).

1891d. Scott Ferris (autographed).

1891e. Minnie E. Pool.

1891f. Minnie E. Pool and her niece.

1891g. Paul A. Walker (autographed).

1891h. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hadley and Rosemary Hadley.

1891i. D. C. McCurtain.

1891j. Robert L. Owen.

1891k. Bill Cafky.

1891l. Ed Hadley.

1891m. L. W. Burton and unidentified woman (possibly Mrs. Burton).

1891n. Joseph Nixon Marx and son, Joseph, Jr.

1891o. Mrs. Joseph Nixon Marx and son, Joseph, Jr.

1891p. M. Bass.

1891q. Jack Hermes.

1891r. Mildred Basinger Keyser.

1891s. Davido Cortez (clipping photo of Mrs. Cortez in scrapbook).

1891t. Peter K. Beam.

1891u. Mrs. P. K. Beam.

1891v. John K. Beam.

1891w. James Lynch.

1891x. James Lynch, Jr.

1891y. Mrs. James Lynch.

1892a. Virginia Thornton.

1892b. Charlotte Thornton Smith (Mrs. Philip Smith).

1892c. Mrs. Joe Morris, Jr.

1892d. Elmer Wallace.

1892e. Cleo Stone.

1892f. Leon Keys.

1892g. Hessler Henderson.

1892h. Tempa Marshall (hand-tinted).

1892i. Carolyn Jamieson (autographed).

1892j. Louise Harris (hand-tinted).

1892k. Joe Rosen (hand-tinted.

1892l. Ocie D. Heady.

1892m. Paul D. Hammacher.

1892n. Gertrude Phillips (caricature).

1892o. George M. Massingale.

1892p. Frank C. Crowell.

1892q. Elizabeth Elgin.

1892r. Jane Weiselogel.

1892s. Mrs. E. B. Johnson.

1892t. Mrs. Eric H. Sherman.

1892u. Eric H. Sherman (seated at piano).

1892v. Edna Sloan.

1892w. Ralph Boyer.

1892x. Henry C. Finkel.

1892y. Mrs. S. L. Black.

1892z. L. S. Lowe.

1893a. William Nafay (handwriting is hard to read).

1893b. Harold Land (is seated in car with campaign sign on door "Re-Elect Elmer Thomas Democrat for U.S. Senate."

1893c. Thurry D. Casey.

1893d. Arthur S. Hiatt.

1893e. D. C. Campbell.

1893f. Mrs. Walton Allen.

1893g. Walton Allen.

1893h. Unidentified woman seated at typewriter; she is talking on the telephone.

1893i. Eugene Fitch.

1893j. Ed Hadley.

1893k. Chester R. Allender.

1893l. Thelma Bills.

1893m. Ellen Anderson.

1893n. Leland Shaw.

1893o. Erwina Owens.

1893p. Christine Burgess Robinson.

1893q. Arthur W. Burgess.

1893r. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Ward.

1893s. Daisybelle Goad.

1893t. J. P. (Biff) Arnold.

1893u. Perry Bailey (African American).

1894. Elmer Thomas in academic robe and mortar board after delivering the commencement address and receiving an honorary degree from Central Normal College in Danville, Indiana. June 9, 1939.

1895. Elmer Thomas (middle) receives an award of appreciation from the Lawton Chamber of Commerce. There are four unidentified men posing with Thomas.

1896. Elmer Thomas looks over some papers with an unidentified man. Thomas appears older in this image.

1897. Elmer Thomas (fourth from right) stands on dam with a group of men and a young boy. There is a large lake behind them. The back of the photo indicates those shown include Ned Shepler, Ron Stephens, Curlee Tomlinson, and W. S. Thomas (the senator's son). There is no identification as to the order of these names. Photo has rust damage.

1898. Photo of painting of Elmer Thomas. Has water damage.

1899a-i. Series of photos related to the need for a new post office building in Oklahoma City. Many of the images show crowded conditions. The majority of the images were taken by Ed Sibel of Oklahoma City. 1949.

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