WILLIAM G. STIGLER COLLECTION
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F 1: Flood Control (1950).  Arkansas River: general.

Correspondence, re support for Arkansas River project. Correspondents include N. R. Graham and East Oklahoma River Control Association. Correspondence includes copy of letter to J. W. Trimble and Brooks Hays.

F 2: Flood Control (1949-1951).  Arkansas River: Bank Stabilization.

Correspondence and newspaper clipping, re bank stabilization at Braden's Bend and elsewhere, and channelization of the river.

F 3: Flood Control (1949).  Arkansas River: Choska-Haskell Bridge.

Correspondence and newspaper clippings, re possible washout of Choska Bridge near Haskell due to erosion.

F 4: Flood Control (1949-1951).  Arkansas River: Choska- Haskell Bridge.

Correspondence, re follow-up aid for bank stabilization upstream from the bridge.

F 5: Flood Control (1950).  Arkansas River: Ft. Gibson Reservoir.

Correspondence, re land acquisitions for the reservoir and federal payments to Wagoner County for roads affected by the building of the reservoir.

F 6: Flood Control (1951).  Arkansas River: Ft. Gibson Reservoir.

a. Correspondence, re bid for work on project, closing of floodgate, roads, boat launching facilities, and Muskogee water supply.

b. Newsletter: Office of the Chief of Engineers, Washington: "Civil Works News Bulletin."  Vol. I, No. 10 (April, 1951).  Includes article on "Fort Gibson Dam and Reservoir."

c. Clippings, re Sequoyah State Park.

F 7: Flood Control (1952).  Arkansas River: Ft. Gibson Reservoir.

a. Correspondence re leases, changing name of reservoir to Lake Chouteau, Civil Service status of powerhouse operators at Fort Gibson and Tenkiller dams, bidding procedures, and Muskogee water supply. Correspondents include Elmer Thomas.

b. Clippings, re access roads, appropriations for Ft.  Gibson and Tenkiller projects, Muskogee water supply, lake concessions, and lake filling.

F 8: Flood Control (1949).  Arkansas River: Keystone Dam.

Correspondence, re preference for Keystone over Mannford reservoir location.

F 9: Flood Control (1949).  Arkansas River: Mannford Reservoir.

a. Correspondence, re transmittal of report.

b. Report: Lewis A. Pick, Chief of Engineers, re Mannford Reservoir and report of the Board of Engineers. 

c. Report: Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, re Mannford Reservoir. 

F 10: Flood Control (1951).  Arkansas River: Transmountain Water Diversion Project.

Correspondence.

F 11: Flood Control (1949).  Arkansas-White-Red River Basins.

a. Correspondence, re S. 1576, resolutions, transmittal of documents. Correspondents include Robert S. Kerr.

b. S. 1576: "To establish the United States Study Commission on the Arkansas-White and Red River Basins" (Robert S. Kerr - Oklahoma; Dennis Chavez - New Mexico; Clinton P. Anderson - New Mexico; Elmer Thomas - Oklahoma; Tom Connally - Texas; Lyndon B. Johnson - Texas; John L. McClellan - Arkansas; J. William Fulbright - Arkansas; Eugene D. Millikin - Colorado; Edwin C. Johnson - Colorado; Andrew F. Schoeppel - Kansas).  Eighty-first Congress; First Session (1949).  Committee on Public Works.  Draft. Introduced print.

c. Statement: Robert S. Kerr, re S. 1576.

d. Press Release: Robert S. Kerr, re S. 1576.

e. Resolution: Red River Valley Association, re opposition to S. 1576 (April, 1949).

f. Resolution: House Committee on Public Works, re Board of Engineers study for basin-wide improvements in Arkansas-White and Red River basins.

g. Speech: Robert S. Kerr: "S. 1576, A Bill to Establish the United States Study Commission on the Arkansas-White and Red River Basins" (September 22, 1949).  Before National Water Conservation Congress, Chicago.

F 12: Flood Control (1950). Arkansas-White-Red River Basins.

a. Correspondence, re transmittal of minutes, appropriations for flood control and especially the Arkansas and Red basins, and forestry aspects. Correspondents include N. R. Graham. Correspondence includes copy of letter to Elmer Thomas.

b. Minutes: Arkansas-White-Red Basins Inter-Agency Committee: "Minutes of the Fourth Meeting of the ..." (November 27, 1950).

c. H. R. 5718: "To authorize grants to the States for surveying their need for elementary and secondary school facilities and for planning Statewide programs of school construction; and to authorize grants for school construction, for advance planning of school facilities, and for other purposes" (Hugh B.  Mitchell - Washington).  Eighty-first Congress; First Session (1949).  Committee on Education and Labor.

d. Report: Paul H. Gerrard, Ozark National Forest, re forestry phase of flood control program.

F 13: Flood Control (1951).  Arkansas-White-Red River Basins.

a. Press Release: Arkansas-White-Red Basins Inter-Agency Committee, re announcement of sixth annual meeting (March 4, 1951).

b. Minutes: Arkansas-White-Red Basins Inter-Agency Committee: "Minutes of the Fifth Meeting of the ..." (January 30, 1951).

F 14: Flood Control (1951-1952).  Arkansas-White-Red River Basins.

a. Correspondence, re river bank stabilization work near Fort Smith, appointment of state compact commissioner, economic study, and Washita River Sub-basin.  Correspondents include N. R. Graham and Johnston Murray.

b. Article: "The Location of Petroleum Refineries," in Monthly Review, Agricultural and Business Conditions, Tenth Federal Reserve District.  XXXVI, No. 10 (October 31, 1951).

c. Minutes: Arkansas-White-Red Basins Inter-Agency Committee: "Minutes of the Thirteenth Meeting of the ..." (July 24, 1952).

F 15: Flood Control (1949-1950).  Canadian River.

Correspondence, re river bank protection for city of Eufaula and elsewhere along the Canadian River, flood damage along the Canadian and Arkansas rivers in Haskell County, and possible dam at Webber's Falls. Correspondence includes copy of letter to Elmer Thomas.

F 16: Flood Control (1948-1949).  Canadian River: Eufaula Dam.

a. Correspondence with Thomas H. Werdel (California), re cooperation among House members in securing flood control projects.

b. Report: Tulsa District, Corps of Engineers, U. S.  Army: "Definite Project Report, Eufaula Reservoir, Canadian River, Oklahoma.  Exhibit A: Transcript of Public Hearing Held at Eufaula, Oklahoma, December 21, 1948." 

c. Statement: N. R. Graham (Vice-President, Oklahoma Planning and Resources Board): "Detailed Statement of the Oklahoma Planning and Resources Board for the Public Hearing on Eufaula Reservoir (Canadian and Onapa Sites) at the McIntosh County Courthouse in Eufaula, Oklahoma, December 21, 1948."

F 17: Flood Control (1951-1952).  Canadian River: Eufaula Dam.

a. Correspondence, re one-dam vs. two-dam project, beginning of construction of Eufaula dam, and opposition to project.  Includes memoranda from Corps of Engineers.  Correspondence includes copy of letter from Robert S. Kerr.

b. Memorandum: Elmer Thomas: "Relative Eufaula Multiple Purpose Dam and Reservoir Located on the Canadian River, Oklahoma" (undated).

c. Clippings, re appropriations for Eufaula Dam.

F 18: Flood Control (1949, 1951).  Cane Creek.

a. Correspondence re Cane Creek floods and potential flood control from Keystone or other project.

b. Report: Tulsa Office, Corps of Engineers, U. S.  Army: "Notice of Public Hearing on Flood Control on Cane Creek, Oklahoma" (October 20, 1949).

F 19: Flood Control (1948).  Clark Hill, Georgia.

a. Correspondence, re Clark Hill project, H. R. 3819 ["To amend the act entitled, 'An act authorizing the construction of certain public works on rivers and harbors for flood control and for other purposes,' approved December 22, 1944, with respect to the Clark Hill Reservoir on the Savannah River in South Carolina and Georgia" (Earl Wilson - Indiana). Committee on Public Works. Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).] and H. R. 3826 ["To authorize and direct the Federal Power Commission to grant a license to the Savannah River Electric Company to construct, own, operate and maintain the powerhouse of the Clark Hill Reservoir Project" (George A. Dondero - Michigan). Committee on Public Works. Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).].

b. Statement: Paul Brown (U. S. Representative - Georgia): "Statement of Congressman ... of Georgia Before Public Works Committee of the House of Representatives, March 2, 1948, in Opposition to H. R.  3826." 

c. Statement: Clyde T. Ellis (Executive Manager, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association): "Statement of ... Before the House Public Works Committee, in re H. R. 3826" (March 2, 1948).

F 20: Flood Control (1949-1950).  Colorado River.

a. Correspondence, re protesting H. R. 934 and S. 75.

b. H. R. 934: "Authorizing the construction, operation, and maintenance of a dam and incidental works in the main stream of the Colorado River at Bridge Canyon, together with certain appurtenant dams and canals, and for other purposes" (John R. Murdock - Arizona).  Eighty-first Congress; First Session (1949).  Committee on Public Lands.

c. S. 75: "Authorizing the construction, operation, and maintenance of a dam and incidental works in the main stream of the Colorado River at Bridge Canyon, together with certain appurtenant dams and canals, and for other purposes" (Ernest W. McFarland - Arizona; Carl Hayden - Arizona).  Eighty-first Congress; Second Session (1950).  Committee on Public Lands.  House introduced print.

F 21: Flood Control (1951).  Columbia River Project.

Correspondence, re development of Columbia River.  Includes cautionary resolution from Yakima, Washington, Chamber of Commerce.

F 22: Flood Control (1948-1951).  Dirty Creek.

a. Correspondence and notes, re flood control on Dirty Creek.

b. Report: Southwest Division, Corps of Engineers: "Notice of Unfavorable Preliminary Examination Report on Investigations for the Improvement of Dirty Creek, Muskogee County, Oklahoma" (July 30, 1948). 

F 23: Flood Control (1949).  Florida.

Correspondence, re thanks for assistance in flood control efforts in Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District.

F 24: Flood Control (1945).  Grand River Dam.

a. Correspondence, re proposed return of Grand River Dam project to the State of Oklahoma. Correspondents include Q. B.  Boydstun. Correspondence includes copy of Harry Truman letter to Robert S. Kerr.

b. S. J. Res. 77: "Authorizing a reduction in the rate of interest to be paid on certain loans to States, municipalities, or other public bodies by the United States through the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works and Public Works Administration, or their successors in liquidation, and the repayment of such loans prior to their due dates" (Olin D.  Johnston - South Carolina; Hugh Butler - Nebraska).  Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945).  Committee on Banking and Currency. 

c. Draft Legislation: "To authorize the return of the Grand River Dam Project to the Grand River Dam Authority and the adjustment and settlement of accounts between the Authority and the United States, and for other purposes."

F 25: Flood Control (1946).  Grand River Dam: Legislation.

a. H. R. 5508: "To authorize the return of the Grand River Dam project to the Grand River Dam Authority and the adjustment and settlement of accounts between the Authority and the United States, and for other purposes" (William G. Stigler - Oklahoma).  Seventy-ninth Congress; Second Session (1946).  Committee on Flood Control.  Introduced print. Reported print (Union Calendar 620).

b. House Report 2107 (H. R. 5508): "Authorizing the Return of Grand River Dam Project to Grand River Dam Authority of Oklahoma." Committee on Flood Control. Seventy-ninth Congress; Second Session (1946).

c. S. 1816: "To authorize the return of the Grand River Dam project to the Grand River Dam Authority and the adjustment and settlement of accounts between the Authority and the United States, and for other purposes" (Elmer Thomas - Oklahoma).  Seventh-ninth Congress; Second Session (1946).  Committee on Commerce.

d. Public Law 573 (H. R. 5508): "To authorize the return of the Grand River Dam project to the Grand River Dam Authority and the adjustment and settlement of accounts between the authority and the United States, and for other purposes."  Seventy-ninth Congress (1946).

F 26: Flood Control (January - May, 1946).  Grand River Dam.

a. Correspondence, re return of Grand River Dam Project to the State of Oklahoma.  Correspondents include Q. B. Boydstun, Don McBride, and France Paris. Correspondences includes copy of Harry Truman letter to Robert S. Kerr.

b. Draft Legislation: "To authorize the return of the Grand River Dam Project to the Grand River Dam Authority and the adjustment and settlement of accounts between the Authority and the United States, and for other purposes." 

c. Draft Agreement between Grand River Dam Authority and the United States, re return of project.  Draft approved by Secretary of the Interior (January 23, 1946). 

d. Report, re Grand River Dam Authority, in connection with H. R. 5508. 

e. Executive Order No. 8944: "Directing the Federal Works Administrator to Take Possession of and Operate a Certain Project of the Grand River Dam Authority" (November 19, 1941).

f. Executive Order No. 9373: "Relating to the Operation and Disposition of Electric Energy at the Denison Dam, the Grand River Dam, and the Norfolk Dam, in the States of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas" (August 30, 1943).

g. Draft Agreement Between Grand River Dam Authority and the United States, re return of project (March 4, 1946). 

F 27: Flood Control (May - November, 1946).  Grand River Dam.

a. Correspondence, re power provisions by the Grand River Dam Authority for towns in Oklahoma, flood control operations at the Pensacola Dam, and passage of H. R. 5508.  Correspondents include Q. B. Boydstun, France Paris, and Robert S. Kerr.

b. Data: Grand River Dam Authority, re offer to purchase part of Oklahoma Ordnance Works from the War Assets Corporation. 

c. H. R. 5508: "To authorize the return of the Grand River Dam project to the Grand River Dam Authority and the adjustment and settlement of accounts between the Authority and the United States, and for other purposes" (WGS).  Seventy-ninth Congress; Second Session (1946). 

d. Resolution: Board of Directors, Grand River Dam Authority: "Expressing and Extending to the Honorable William G. Stigler, Member of Congress from Oklahoma, Its Appreciation for his Assistance in Connection with the Return of the Grand River Dam Project from the Federal Government to the Authority" (August 1, 1946).

e. Public Law 79-573 (H. R. 5508): "To authorize the return of the Grand River Dam project to the Grand River Dam Authority and the adjustment and settlement of accounts between the authority and the United States, and for other purposes."  Seventy-ninth Congress (1946).

F 28: Flood Control (1947-1950).  Grand River Dam.

Correspondence, re transmission lines for service to Stilwell, campaign, district gathering, and thanks. Correspondents include Q. B. Boydstun and France Paris.

F 29: Flood Control (1951-1952).  Greenleaf Lake.

a. Correspondence, re facilities at Greenleaf Lake, including spillway repairs, lake use, road repairs, and concession contracts.

b. Clippings, re repairs, fishing, and boat rent charges.

F 30: Flood Control (1950).  Guadalupe River Canal.

Correspondence from C. R. Anthony, re funding for Guadalupe River Canal Project in Texas.

F 31: Flood Control (1951-1952).  Illinois River: Tenkiller.

a. Correspondence, re land acquisition for project.

b. Clippings, re agricultural leases, closing of floodgates, roads.

F 32: Flood Control (July - August, 1951).  Kansas-Missouri-Oklahoma Flood.

a. Correspondence, re flood situation in Oklahoma.  Correspondents include Clarence Cannon.

b. Statement: WGS: "Statement of ..., Member of Congress, Second District of Oklahoma, Before the House Civil Functions Subcommittee on Appropriations, July 14, 1951," re flood damage.

c. Data Sheet: Farmers Home Administration: "Disaster Loans."

d. Resolutions: Missouri River States Committee, re flood control projects (July 25, 1951).

e. Resolution: Coweta, Oklahoma, Lions' Club, re support for immediate construction of Oologah Dam (July 25, 1951).

f. Clippings, re flood control and flood damage.

F 33: Flood Control (August - October, 1951).  Kansas-Missouri-Oklahoma Flood.

a. Correspondence, re bank stabilization projects, flood relief in Kansas and Oklahoma, Pick-Sloan Plan, etc.  Correspondents include Robert S. Kerr. Correspondence includes carbon of letter from Sid McMath (Governor - Arkansas) to Clarence Cannon; carbon of letters to John L. McClellan, and carbon of letter from Senator Kerr to Kenneth McKellar.

b. Statement: Robert S. Kerr: "Statement of Hon. ..., A United States Senator from the State of Oklahoma," re "Civil Functions Appropriations, 1952," particularly Arkansas River.

c. Clippings, re bank cavings on Arkansas River.

d. Resolution: Board of Commissioners of the City of Fort Smith, Arkansas, re bank stabilization on the Arkansas River (July 28, 1951).

F 34: Flood Control (1950).  Kiamichi River.

Correspondence, re opposition to dam on Kiamichi River by people in Hugo, Oklahoma.

F 35: Flood Control (1950).  Lee Creek.

a. Correspondence, re project.

b. Memorandum: Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors: "Lee Creek, Arkansas and Oklahoma" (October 19, 1948). 

F 36: Flood Control (1952).  Mill Creek.

Correspondence with Konawa Chamber of Commerce re support for small watershed legislation which would enable work on Mill Creek.

F 37: Flood Control (1950).  Missouri River.

Correspondence, re opposition to Pick-Sloan plan for development of Missouri River Basin. Includes copy of letter to Clarence Cannon.

F 38: Flood Control (1952).  Neosho River.

Correspondence describing flood damage in Ottawa County and advocating construction of flood control dams.

F 39: Flood Control (1949).  North Canadian River.

Correspondence and resolution from Tri-State Chamber of Commerce (Goodwell, Oklahoma), re support for Optima Dam and Reservoir Project.

F 40: Flood Control (1950).  Red River: Lake Texoma.

House Concurrent Resolution No. 6: Oklahoma State Legislature: "Respectfully Asking the Congress of the United States by and through the Oklahoma Delegation to Appropriate Rename the Red River Dam" the Okachita ("Big Water") Dam.

F 41: Flood Control (1949).  Rio Grande.

Correspondence, re Chiflo Dam near Cerro, part of the Rio Grande flood control project.

F 42: Flood Control (1949).  Rush Creek.

Correspondence with Spencer Bernard, re achievements of Rush Creek Watershed Association.

F 43: Flood Control (1952).  Table Rock.

Correspondence, re funds for Table Rock Project approved by Senate Civil Functions Committee.

F 44: Flood Control (1952).  Tuttle Creek.

a. Correspondence, re opposition to construction of Tuttle Creek Dam.

b. Clippings, re project.

F 45: Flood Control (1947-1950).  Sallisaw Creek.

a. Correspondence, re flood control project and individual constituent case involving property. Correspondents include N. R. Graham.

b. Draft Resolution: House Committee on Public Works, re request for Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors to determine flood control measures for Sallisaw Creek (March, 1949).

c. Notice of Hearings: Tulsa District, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, re Sallisaw Creek project (March 14, 1950).

F 46: Flood Control (1951-1952).  Trinity River -- East Fork.

a. Correspondence, re committee appearance for project.

b. Report: Soil Conservation Service: "Preliminary Summary of Proposed Works of Improvement and Estimated Costs, East Fork of the Trinity River" (April 13, 1951).

F 47: Flood Control (1950 and undated).  Trinity River -- West Fork.

a. Booklet: "The Upper West Fork Soil Conservation District [Texas] Helps Farmers and Ranchers Plan, Apply and Maintain Conservation Measures" (undated). 

b. Report: Upper West Fork Soil Conservation District: "Preliminary Flood Control Work Plan, West Fork Watershed Above Bridgement, A Sub-watershed of the Trinity River" (July 19, 1950). 

F 48: Flood Control (1949).  Verdigris River.

a. Correspondence, re opposition to and mainly support for Oologah Dam Project.

b. Clippings, re appropriations for and Mike Monroney opposition to Oologah Project.

c. Brochure, re Claremore, Oklahoma.

d. Brochure, re Will Rogers Memorial at Claremore, Oklahoma.

e. Resolution: Oologah Dam Committee of the Claremore Chamber of Commerce: "Commending U. S. Senator Elmer Thomas and the Other Oklahoma Members of National Congress" (October 6, 1949).

F 49: Flood Control (1950-1952).  Verdigris River.

a. Correspondence and notes, re construction of Toronto and Oologah dams and Arkansas Basin in general. Correspondents include N. R. Graham and Clarence Cannon.

b. Resolution: Verdigris River Flood Association, re immediate construction of the Toronto Dam in Kansas.

c. Graph: "Reservoir Construction Is Closing Down in the Arkansas Basin ... ."

d. Newspaper clippings re Oologah Reservoir.

F 50: Flood Control (1951-1952).  Washita River.

a. Correspondence and clipping, re developing of Washita Valley flood control projects.  Correspondents include Robert S. Kerr.

b. Report: Upper Washita Soil Conservation District, Cheyenne, Oklahoma: "Preliminary Work Plan for Runoff and Waterflow Retardation and Soil Erosion Prevention, Sandstone Creek Watershed of the Washita River Watershed" (October 10, 1951). 

c. Booklet: Washita Valley Flood Control Council: "The Washita Valley Flood Prevention Program" (c. 1952).

F 51: Foreign Affairs, Committee on (1947). St. Louis World's Fair.

H. J. Res. 162: "Authorizing the President to invite foreign countries to participate in the St. Louis World's Fair 1953, Inc., in the city of St. Louis, during the year 1953" (Walter C. Ploeser - Missouri). Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).

F 52: Foreign Affairs, Committee on (1950).  United Nations Police Force in Korea.

a. Telegram, re bi-partisan United Nations Police Force Resolution.

b. H. Con Res. 268: "For the establishment of a United Nations Police Authority." Eighty-first Congress; Second Session (1950) (WGS).

F 53: Judiciary, Committee on the (1945).  Seventy-ninth Congress.

H. R. 4111: "Relating to the Board of Parole" (WGS). Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945) (WGS). 

F 54: Judiciary, Committee on the (1947-1948).  Eightieth Congress.

a. Correspondence and notes, re WGS draft bill proposing mandatory willingness to bear arms as part of naturalization process.

b. Draft Legislation: "To provide that one of the requirements for naturalization shall be a willingness to bear arms to defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States" (WGS). Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).

c. House Report 110 (H. R. 236): "Amending the Nationality Act of 1940 so as to Permit Naturalization Proceedings to Be Had at Places Other Than in the Office of the Clerk or in Open Court in the Case of Sick or Physically Disabled Individuals."  Eightieth Congress; First Session.

d. H. R. 1118: "To amend section 101 of the Nationality Act of 1940" (Ed Gossett - Texas). Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).

e. H. R. 1191: "To amend the Nationality Act of 1940" (James I. Dolliver -Iowa). Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).

f. H. R. 2286: "To amend the Nationality Act of 1940" (James I. Dolliver -Iowa). Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947). Has handwritten notes by WGS.

g. Public Law 80-863 (H. R. 3566): "To amend subsection (c) of section 19 of the Immigration Act of 1917, as amended, and for other purposes." Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).

h. H. R. 5691: "To amend the Act providing for the expedition for admission to the United States of alien spouses and alien minor children of citizen members of the United States armed forces" (William Lemke - North Dakota). Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).

F 55: Judiciary, Committee on the (1950).  Eighty-first Congress.

a. Correspondence, re opposition to H. R. 7550.

b. H. R. 7550: "To amend section 1404 of title 28, United States code, with respect to the transfer of certain civil actions from one district to another" (Emanuel Celler - New York).  Eighty-first Congress; Second Session (1950).

F 56: Judiciary, Committee on the (1951).  Eighty-second Congress.

a. Correspondence, re H. R. 5568/S. 2200, re Grand River Dam roads and bridges. Correspondence includes copy of Mike Monroney telegram to Johnston Murray.

b. H. R. 5568: "For the relief of the State of Oklahoma" (George B. Schwabe - Oklahoma). Eighty-second Congress; First Session (1951).

c. H. R. 5635: "For the relief of the State of Oklahoma" (WGS). Eighty- second Congress; First Session (1951).

d. S. 2200: "For the relief of the State of Oklahoma" (A. S. Mike Monroney - Oklahoma; Robert S. Kerr - Oklahoma). Eighty-second Congress; First Session (1951).

F 57: Labor and Public Welfare, Committee on -- Senate (1949).

a. Correspondence, re bill to increase authority of District U. S. mine inspectors.

b. S. 1031: "Amending Public Law 49, Seventy-seventh Congress, providing for the welfare of coal miners, and for other purposes" (Matthew M.  Neely - West Virginia; Francis J. Myers - Pennsylvania; Paul H. Douglas - Illinois; Robert S. Kerr - Oklahoma; Lister Hill - Alabama; William Langer - North Dakota; Homer E. Capehart - Indiana).  Eighty-first Congress; First Session (1949). Reported print (Calendar 697).

F 58: Military Affairs, Committee on (1945).  Military Academy in Oklahoma.

a. H. R. 1384: "To establish an additional United States military academy at Muskogee, in the State of Oklahoma" (WGS). Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945).

b. Statement (WGS office?), re introduction of H. R.  1384.

c. Resolution: Muskogee Chamber of Commerce, re support for H. R.  1384 (January 29, 1945).

d. Resolution: Muskogee City Council, re support for H. R. 1384 (January 22, 1945).

e. House Resolution 15: Oklahoma State Legislature: "Petitioning and Memorializing the Congress of the United States to Pass the Stigler Bill Providing for an Additional United States Military Academy at Muskogee, Oklahoma" (February 6, 1945). Attached correspondence.

F 59: Military Affairs, Committee on (1945).  Military Academy in Oklahoma.

a. Correspondence, re endorsement of H. R. 1384 ["To establish an additional United States military academy at Muskogee, in the State of Oklahoma" (WGS). Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945).]. Correspondents include Robert S. Kerr.

b. Pamphlet: Daughters of Democracy, re resolutions.  Includes support for H. R. 1384.

F 60: Post Office and Civil Service, Committee on (1947).  Veterans' Preference Legislation.

a. Correspondence, re veterans' preference legislation.

b. H. R. 3977: "To direct the Civil Service Commission to confer a competitive classified civil service status upon certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes" (WGS). Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947). Typescript draft. Introduced print.

c. Report: U. S. Civil Service Commission, re H. R.  3977.

d. Report: Veterans' Administration, re H. R. 3977.

F 61: Public Buildings and Grounds, Committee on (1945-1946).  Public Works.

a. Correspondence, re H. R. 4151, mainly requests for copies.

b. H. R. 4151: "To encourage the provision of useful public works, and for other purposes" (WGS). Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945).

c. S. 1123: "To encourage the provision of useful public works, and for other purposes" (Elmer Thomas - Oklahoma).  Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945).

F 62: Public Lands, Committee on (1947-1948).  Indian Lands.

a. Correspondence and notes, re H. R. 5262 and H. R. 5826.  Includes information on background of WGS bill (H. R. 5826) which was identical to H. R. 5262.

b. H. R. 5262: "To authorize the sale of Indian lands acquired under the Act of June 16, 1934, and under the Act of June 26, 1936" (Francis Case - South Dakota).  Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948) Introduced print. Reported print (Union Calendar 796).

c. House Report 1688 (H. R. 5262): "Authorizing the Sale of Individual Indian Lands Acquired Under the Act of June 18, 1934, and Under the Act of June 26, 1936." Committee on Public Lands. Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).

d. Public Law 80-529 (H. R. 5262): "To authorize the sale of Indian lands acquired under the Act of June 16, 1934, and under the Act of June 26, 1936." Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).

F 63: Public Lands, Committee on (1946-1948).  Land Conveyance.

a. Correspondence and notes, re H. R. 4512, including description of land to be transferred. Correspondents include Mac Q.  Williamson, Elmer Thomas, and Oscar L. Chapman.

b. H. R. 4512: "To provide for the conveyance of certain land to the Northeastern State Teachers College at Tahlequah, Oklahoma" (WGS). Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947). Committee on Public Lands.  Typed draft. Introduced print with handwritten emendations. Reported print (Union Calendar 787). Senate introduced print.

c. House Report 1679 (H. R. 4512): "Providing for the Conveyance of Certain Land to the State of Oklahoma for the Use and Benefit of the Northeastern State Teachers College at Tahlequah, Oklahoma." Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).

d. Public Law 80-588 (H. R. 4512): "To provide for the conveyance of certain land to the Northeastern State Teachers College at Tahlequah, Oklahoma."  Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).

F 64: Public Lands, Committee on (1949-1950).  Engineers.

a. Correspondence, re H. R. 3662 ["To provide for comprehensive planning, for site acquisition in and outside of the District of Columbia, and for the design of Federal building projects outside of the District of Columbia; to authorize the transfer of jurisdiction over certain lands between certain departments and agencies of the United States, and to provide certain additional authority needed in connection with the construction, management, and operation of Federal public buildings; and for other purposes" (Will M. Whittington - Mississippi)]/S. 714 ["To provide for comprehensive planning, for site acquisition in and outside of the District of Columbia, and for the design of Federal building projects outside of the District of Columbia; to authorize the transfer of jurisdiction over certain lands between certain departments and agencies of the United States, and to provide certain additional authority needed in connection with the construction, management, and operation of Federal public buildings; and for other purposes" (Dennis Chavez - New Mexico] and H. R. 4357 and explanation of the last bill.  Includes several suggested drafts for the bill. Correspondents include Oscar L. Chapman.

b. H. R. 4357: "To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to procure by contract in the open market and in the manner common among businessmen, the services of engineers, engineering associations or organizations, needed or required in connection with the acquisition or construction of public works" (WGS). Eighty-first Congress; First Session (1949).

F 65: Public Works, Committee on (1947-1948).  Housing.

a. Correspondence and notes, re public housing, transfer of government temporary housing to schools in Oklahoma.  Correspondents include J. Harry McGregor and M. A. Nash.

b. H. R. 5022: "To provide that temporary housing projects located in municipalities may, on the request of the municipalities, be disposed of without regard to the removal provisions of existing law" (Francis Case - South Dakota).  Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).

c. H. R. 5710: "To amend the Act entitled 'An Act to expedite the provision of housing in connection with national defense, and for other purposes,' approved October 14, 1940, as amended" (J. Harry McGregor - Ohio). Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).

d. Draft Legislation: "To provide for the transfer of title in certain temporary housing from the United States to educational institutions" (WGS). 

e. Statement: Blake R. Van Leer (President, Georgia School of Technology), re H. R. 5710 (March 29, 1948).

f. Statement: Raymond Foley (House and Home Finance Administrator), re H. R. 5710.  Before House Committee on Public Works (March 29, 1948).

g. Statement: Arthur S. Adams (Provost, Cornell University; Chairman, Housing Committee, American Council on Education and Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities), re H. R. 5710.  Before House Committee on Public Works (March 29, 1948).

F 66: Public Works, Committee on (1948).  Water line.

Correspondence, re water line from Ft. Gibson Dam to Muskogee Waterworks Plant.

F 67: Public Works, Committee on (1949).  Rivers and Harbors Act.

a. H. R. 5472: "Authorizing the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors for navigation, flood control, and for other purposes" (Will M. Whittington - Mississippi).  Eighty-first Congress; First Session (1949). Reported print (Union Calendar 390).

b. Hearings (Title I, H. R. 5472): "Arkansas River and Tributaries, Arkansas and Oklahoma -- Navigation Rivers and Harbors Act of 1949." Committee on Public Works. Eighty-first Congress; First Session (May 10 and 11, 1949).

F 68: Public Works (1952).  Cottage Site Development.

a. Correspondence, notes, and clipping re H. R. 6597. Correspondents include Charles A. Buckley. Correspondence includes copy of letter to Victor Wickersham.

b. H. R. 6597: "To provide for the sale by the Secretary of the Army of land allocated for cottage site development in reservoir areas" (WGS). Eighty-second Congress; Second Session (1952). Typed manuscript. Introduced print.

c. Speech: WGS, re introduction of H. R. 6597. 

d. Report: Department of the Army, re H. R. 6597.  Favorable. 

F 69: Rules, Committee on (1948). United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.

a. Correspondence re drafting legislation below.

b. Draft Legislation: "To provide for an investigation of the operations of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration from its inception" (WGS).

c. Poem: "Twelve Long Years," re anti-Republican.

F 70: Un-American Activities, Committee on (1949).  Modelski, Izyador.

Hearings: "Documentary Testimony of Gen. Izyador Modelski, Former Military Attache of the Polish Embassy, Washington, D. C."  Eighty-first Congress; First Session (1949).

F 71: Un-American Activities, Committee on (1949).  Nelson, Steve.

Hearings: "Hearings Regarding Steve Nelson (Including Foreward)."  Eighty- first Congress; First Session (1949).

F 72: Un-American Activities, Committee on (1948-1949).  Soviet Espionage.

a. Report: "Soviet Espionage Within the United States Government.  Second Report."  Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).  Committee Print.

b. Hearings: "Soviet Espionage Activities in Connection with Jet Propulsion and Aircraft."  Eighty-first Congress; First Session (June 6, 1949).

F 73: Un-American Activities, Committee on (1948).  Publications.

a. Booklet: "100 Things You Should Know about Communism in the U.S.A.  The First of a Series on the Communist Conspiracy and Its Influence in This Country as a Whole, on Religion, on Education, on Labor and on Our Government" (1948).

b. Booklet: "100 Things You Should Know about Communism and Education.  The Third of a Series ... " (1948).

c. Booklet: 100 Things You Should Know about Communism and Labor.  The Fourth of a Series ... " (1948).

d. Booklet: "100 Things You Should Know about Communism and Government.  The Fifth of a Series ... " (1948).

F 74: Un-American Activities, Committee on (1928-1949).  Publications.

a. Extract from "American Negro Problems" (1928) by John Pepper.  Accompanying form letter from John S. Wood, Chairman of Committee.  The extract calls for the establishment of a Negro Soviet Republic in the U. S. South.

b. Booklet: James W. Ford and James S. Allen: "The Negroes in a Soviet America."  Published by Workers Library Publishers (1935). 

c. Booklet: James Burnham: "Struggle for the World."  Condensation of book of same name.  Booklet distributed by Rooke Foundation (1947).

d. Statement: Faculty of Garrett Biblical Institute, Evanston, Illinois: "Christianity and Communism: An Analysis" (1949).

F 75: Un-American Activities, Committee on (1944-1949).  Publications.

a. House Report 1311 (H. Res. 282): "Investigation of Un-American Propaganda Activities in the United States.  Report on the C.I.O. Political Action Committee."  Seventy-eighth Congress; Second Session (1944).

b. House Document 754: "Communism in Action.  A Documented Study and Analysis of Communism in Operation in the Soviet Union."  Prepared by the Legislative Reference Service of the Library of Congress.  Seventy-ninth Congress; Second Session (1946).

c. Booklet: "Spotlight on Spies" (1949).

F 76: Un-American Activities, Committee on (1949).  Publications.

a. Article: William J. Powell: "Communism?"  Extremist article against American Press and Catholicism.

b. Speech: E. H. De Lacy: "Loyalty Test." Congressional Record extract (March 6, 1945). 

c. Speech: John E. Rankin: "Communists in the Armed Services." Congressional Record extract (July 19, 1945).

d. Speech and floor debate: Adolph J. Sabath: re response to Rankin speech. Congressional Record extract (July 19, 1945).

e. Speech: William C. Cole: "Communism." Extension of Remarks. Congressional Record Extract (June 1, 1948). 

f. Speech: Charles J. Kersten: "The Periodical America Supports the Mundt-Nixon Bill." Extension of Remarks. Congressional Record extract (June 1, 1948).

g. Speech: George B. Schwabe: "The American Communists." Extension of Remarks. Congressional Record extract (June 1, 1948). 

F 77: Veterans' Affairs (1952).  Appropriations.

Correspondence, re appropriations for paraplegic veterans; H. R. 6947 (veteran insurance payments); and Veterans' Administration Contract Service funding.

F 78: Veterans' Affairs (1952).  Education/Training.

Correspondence, re education and training program and Teague Report. Correspondents include Olin E. Teague (form).

F 79: Veterans' Affairs (1951-1952).  General.

a. Correspondence, re definition of "willful misconduct;" WGS support for veterans' legislation (H. R.  3193, S. 1864); Korean War; and Veterans of Foreign War pocket guide.

b. Report: "Veterans' Legislation, Eighty-second Congress.  Resume of Bills Reported by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs."  Eighty-second Congress; Second Session (July 22, 1952).  House Committee Print No. 301.

c. Press Release: Veterans' Administration, re "funds to provide automobiles for seriously disabled veterans the to pay indemnity claims to dependents of deceased servicemen" in Third Supplemental Appropriations Bill (June 6, 1952).

F 80: Veterans' Affairs (1948).  G. I. Bill.

Report: "Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 ... and the Act Providing for Vocational Rehabilitation of Disabled Veterans ... and Appendix of Certain Laws Related Thereto."  Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).  House Committee Print No. 371 (August 25, 1948).

F 81: Veterans' Affairs (1945).  Hospitals/Health: Seventy-ninth Congress: Boley Facility.

a. Correspondence, re support for establishment of Negro Veterans' Hospital in Boley, Oklahoma.

b. Resolutions: Oklahoma Colored Democratic Association (September 15, 1945).  Includes resolution supporting proposed hospital.

F 82: Veterans' Affairs (1945).  Hospitals/Health: Seventy-ninth Congress: H. R. 2921.

a. Correspondence, re H. R. 2921.

b. H. R. 2921: "To facilitate transfer of veterans being discharged from the armed forces, and who are in need of treatment, to the Veterans' Administration facility nearest their home" (WGS).  Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945). Committee on Veterans' Affairs.  Typed draft. Introduced print.

F 83: Veterans' Affairs (1947-1949).  Hospitals/Health: Eightieth Congress: General.

Hearings: "Hospital Legislation."  Subcommittee on Hospitals of Committee on Veterans' Affairs.  Eightieth Congress; First Session (March 14, 15; April 25; May 1 and 8, 1947).  Includes multiple bills.

F 84: Veterans' Affairs (January - March, 1948).  Hospitals/Health: Eightieth Congress: Oklahoma: Muskogee.

a. Correspondence and notes, re support for H. R. 5070.  Correspondence includes copy of letter to Edith Nourse Rogers.

b. H. R. 5070: "To authorize an appropriation in the amount of $500,000 for the expansion of hospital facilities at the United States Veterans Hospital at Muskogee, Oklahoma" (WGS). Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).

c. Resolution: American Legion District Convention, Muskogee, Oklahoma, re expansion of Veteran's Hospital in Muskogee (February 1, 1948).

d. Resolution: James F. Smith Post No. 15, American Legion, Muskogee, Oklahoma, re endorsement of H. R. 5070 (February 23, 1948).

e. Resolution: Yank Tipton Post No. 474, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Muskogee, Oklahoma, re endorsing H. R.  5070 (February 19, 1948).

f. Data: Educational League of Oklahoma. Minutes, contributions, etc. (1948).

g. Resolution: Muskogee Junior Chamber of Commerce, re support for H. R. 5070 (February 24, 1948).

h. Resolution: Muskogee, Oklahoma, Kiwanis Club, re support for H. R.  5070 (February 24, 1948).

i. Resolution: Indian Territory Chapter No. 7, Disabled American Veterans, Muskogee, Oklahoma, re support for H. R. 5070. (February 27, 1948).

F 85: Veterans' Affairs (April - May, 1948).  Hospitals/Health: Eightieth Congress: Oklahoma: Muskogee.

a. Correspondence, re H. R. 5070.  Correspondents include Edith Nourse Rogers. Correspondence includes copies of several letters to Rogers.

b. H. R. 5070: "To authorize an appropriation in the amount of $500,000 for the expansion of hospital facilities at the United States Veterans Hospital at Muskogee, Oklahoma" (WGS). Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).

c. Resolution: Muskogee, Oklahoma, Chamber of Commerce, re support for H. R. 5070 (February 23, 1948).

d. Report: Veterans' Administration, re H. R. 5070. Committee Print No. 288 (April 5, 1948).

e. Resolution: American Legion District Convention, Pryor, Oklahoma, re support for H. R. 5080 [sic] (April 18, 1948).

F 86: Veterans' Affairs (1947).  Hospitals/Health: Eightieth Congress: Oklahoma: Taft: Legislation and Data.

a. Letter of transmittal, re H. R. 150, from Edith Nourse Rogers.

b. H. R. 150: "To provide for the establishment of a veterans' hospital at Taft, Oklahoma, for Negro veterans" (WGS).  Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).

c. Statement: William G. Stigler, re H. R. 150.  Two typescripts, each with handwritten emendations.

d. Report: Veterans' Administration, re H. R. 150, and other proposed veterans facilities. Committee Print No. 21 (April 21, 1947).

e. Hearings: "Hospital Legislation."  Subcommittee on Hospitals, Committee on Veterans Affairs (March 14 and 18, April 25, May 1 and 8, 1947).  Includes H. R. 150.

f. Clipping, re H. R. 150.

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