WILLIAM G. STIGLER COLLECTION
Box and Folder Inventory
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F 1: Congress and You (November, 1947).  Typescripts.

a. (November 22, 1947).  "Return to Washington," "President's Message," "What We May Expect," "Food Inventory," "Cooperatives," "Investigations," "Un-American Activities Committee of the House," "Summer Adjournment."

b. (November 29, 1947).  "Communism," "Aid to Western Europe," "Investigations," "New Postmaster General," "G.O.P. Ranks," "Army-Navy Game," "Oklahoma Delegation Luncheon."

F 2: Congress and You (December, 1947).  Typescripts.

a. (December 6, 1947).  "Interim Foreign Aid," "Pearl Harbor," "Veterans Insurance Renewal," "Senate Reading Clerk," "Voluntary Gas Rationing," "Navajo Indians."

b. (December 13, 1947).  "Emergency Foreign Aid," "G.O.P. Inflation Curb," "Domestic Relief," "Egg Production," "Governor [Thomas E.]  Dewey," "New Postmaster General," "Vice-President," "Christmas in the White House."

c. (December 20, 1947).  "'Anti-Inflation Bill,'" "Prices," "Speculation," "Investigations," "Extension of Veterans Insurance," "Women War Vet Pensions," "Adjournment Sine Die."

F 3: Congress and You (January, 1948).  Typescripts.

a. (January 10, 1948).  "Return to Washington," "Congress Convenes," "President's Message," "Anti-Inflation Action," "Opening of Coal Mines," "Happy New Year."

b. (January 17, 1948).  "President's Budget Request," "Income Tax Reduction," "Greater Air Force," "German Occupation," "White House Balcony," "March of Dimes."

c. (January 24, 1948).  "European Recovery Program," "Our Air Policy," "Smear War," "Veterans Hospital at Muskogee," "Bill for War Mothers."

d. (January 31, 1948).  "Tax Reduction," "Cost of Living," "New Russian Decree," "Universal Military Training."

F 4: Congress and You (February, 1948).  Typescripts.

a. (February 7, 1948).  "Tax Reduction," "Veterans," "Housing Conference," "Independent Offices Appropriation Bill," "Budget Cut," "Oleomargarine Tax," "Communist Party," "Snow and More Snow."

b. (February 14, 1948).  "Tumbling of Food Prices," "Abraham Lincoln," "Washington Monument," "President Truman," "Personal Incomes," "Civil Service Retirement," "Reorganization," "From Washington to Washington."

c. (February 21, 1948).  "Rent Control," "Sinking of the Battleship Maine," "Another Member Dies," "Balmy Weather," "Billions and Billions, "Two- Term Limit Amendment," "Pay Adjustment," "Democrat Banquet."

d. (February 28, 1948).  "More Snow," "Pension," "Civil Functions Appropriation Bill," "Educators, "Peace," "Home."

F 5: Congress and You (March, 1948).  Typescripts.

a. (March 6, 1948).  "Home," "Okmulgee," "Eufaula," "Fort Gibson," "Haskell," "Wagoner," "Return."

b. (March 13, 1948).  "Appropriations," "Oleomargarine Tax," "Armed Service Retirement," "Tax Reduction," "Our Air Force," "Czechoslovakia," "Increase in Population," "European Recovery Program."

c. (March 20, 1948).  "European Recovery Program," "Oleomargarine Tax," "President's Message," "Appropriations," "Senate Civil Functions Appropriation Committee."

d. (March 27, 1948).  "Oleomargarine," "Tax Reduction Bill," "Federal Aid for Education," "Foreign Aid," "Honoring Governor [Roy] Turner," "Good Friday."

F 6: Congress and You (April, 1948).  Typescripts.

a. (April 3, 1948).  "More Voters," "Senate Armed Services Committee," "European Recovery Program," "Federal Aid for Schools," "Tax Reduction Bill."

b. (April 10, 1948).  "Trend of the Times," "Army Day," "Administrator for Economic Cooperation," "Congressman Zimmerman," "Air Force," "Heroes of Bataan," "Draft Legislation."

c. (April 17, 1948).  "Federal Aid Highway Program," "Jefferson's Anniversary," "Air Force Appropriation Bill," "Registration of Communists," "General [Omar] Bradley," "Grover Cleveland."

d. (April 24, 1948).  "Independence for Cuba," "Baseball Season," "Daughters of the American Revolution," "[Death of] Former Congressman [James V.] McClintic," "Italian Election," "Air Force Fight," "Legislation," "Last Column."

F 7: Congress and You (January, 1949).  Typescripts.

a. (January 22, 1949).  "Thirty-Second President Inaugurated," "Parade and Parties Mark Inaugural," "Greatest Inaugural in History."

b. (January 29, 1949).  "Your New Congress," "What to Expect of the New Congress," "Your Representative in the New Congress."

F 8: Congress and You (February, 1949).  Typescripts.

a. (February 5, 1949).  "Congress Gets Down to Business," "Veterans' Hospital Construction Cancelled."

b. (February 12, 1949).  "Reorganization Act," "Reciprocal Trade Program," "War Veterans," "Senator Estes Kefauver."

c. (February 19, 1949).  "First Deficiency Appropriation Bill," "Pensions for Veterans," "Freedom Train," "Air Show," "War Assets Administration," "Export Controls."

d. (February 26, 1949).  "Washington's Birthday," "Silver Dollar," "Oklahoma Delegation Luncheon," "Jefferson-Jackson Banquet," "'Do-nothing' Congress."

F 9: Congress and You (March, 1949).  Typescripts.

a. (March 5, 1949).  "Radio Broadcast," "Installment Buying," "Indian Boarding School at Eufaula," "Choctaw-Chickasaw Per Capita Payment," "American Legion Rehabilitation Conference," "National 4-H Club Week," "Body of Jack Nichols."

b. (March 12, 1949).  "Mortality Rate of Congress," "Appropriation Supply Bill," "Radar 'Fence,'" "Rankin Bill," "Eighty-first Congress."

c. (March 19, 1949).  "Pressure Groups Again Active," "Widows Pension Bill Arouses Interest," "Death Claims Former Senator [T. P.] Gore," "Hospital Hearings."

d. (March 26, 1949).  "Veterans' Hospitals," "Seventy Group Air Force," "Draft," "Pension Bill."

F 10: Congress and You (April, 1949).  Typescripts.

a. (April 2, 1949).  "Secretary of Defense," "Rent Control," "Interior Appropriation Bill," "Cherry Blossom Festival."

b. (April 9, 1949).  "Agriculture Appropriation Bill for 1950."

c. (April 16, 1949).  "New Farm Program," "Foreign Aid," "Armed Services Appropriation," "New Commissioner of Indian Affairs," "Easter Recess."

d. (April 30, 1949).  "Trip Home," "Labor-Management Legislation."

F 11: Congress and You (May, 1949).  Typescripts.

a. (May 7, 1949).  "Daylight Savings Time," "Federal Aid to Education," "Labor-Management Legislation."

b. (May 14, 1949).  "Arkansas River Basin," "Per Diem for Government Workers," "Storage Facilities," "Federal Aid to Education."

c. (May 21, 1949).  "A Week in Washington," "Cigarettes," "Per Capita Payment," "Commissioner of Indian Affairs."

d. (May 28, 1949).  "Memorial Services," "Invitation to Secretary of Defense Johnson," "Foreign Aid," "District of Columbia Appropriation."

F 12: Congress and You (June, 1949).  Typescripts.

a. (June 4, 1949).  "Veterans Pension Bill," "Displaced Persons Act," "Legislative Activity," "Population of the United States," "Benefit Baseball Game."

b. (June 11, 1949).  "Appropriations," "Communism," "First Lady of the Land," "Secretary of the Army."

c. (June 18, 1949).  "Roosevelt [FDR, Jr.]," "Wheat Agreement," "Reorganization Bill," "Federal Judges," "Appropriation Bill for Agriculture," "Conference with the Secretary of Agriculture."

d. (June 25, 1949).  "Reorganization," "Oklahoma Boy Wins National Award," "Federal Employment," "Housing Legislation," "Agricultural Appropriation Bill."

F 13: Congress and You (July, 1949).  Typescripts.

a. (July 2, 1949).  "Housing Bill," "Reduction in Appropriations," "Moving Day," "End of Credit Curbs."

b. (July 9, 1949).  "Oklahoma," "North Atlantic Defense Pact," "New Quarters," "March of Dimes."

c. (July 15, 1949).  "Economic Report," "Rural Telephone Bill," "Agricultural Appropriation Bill."

d. (July 23, 1949).  "Justice [Frank] Murphy," "Tax Collections," "Atlantic Pact," "European Recovery Program," "Farm Plan," "Adjournment."

e. (July 30, 1949).  "Arms for Europe," "52-20 Benefits," "Bulletins on Grain Storage," "Heat Wave," "World War I," "Home."

F 14: Congress and You (August, 1949).  Typescripts.

a. (August 13, 1949).  "Wage-Hour Legislation," "President of the Philippines," "Handling of Former Prisoners-of-War Claims."

b. (August 20, 1949).  "Tie-up of Appropriations," "Reorganization Plans," "Support Price for Corn," "Storage Bins," "Arms Aid."

c. (August 27, 1949).  "[WGS] Called Home," "House Takes Four-Week Recess," "Veterans' Insurance Dividend Payments," "Defense Secretary Announces Economy Moves," "U. S. Lists 22 Critical Unemployment Areas," "Impasse Between House and Senate."

F 15: Congress and You (September, 1949).  Typescripts.

a. (September 3, 1949).  Temporary Discontinuation Note.

b. (September 24, 1949).  "Russians Explode Atomic Bomb," "Why Russian Aggression?," "American's Course."

F 16: Congress and You (October, 1949).  Typescripts.

a. (October 1, 1949).  Expensive week, "World War II Benefits," "Trip to Missouri."

b. (October 8, 1949).  "U. S. Supreme Court Reconvenes," "Social Security Act Amendments of 1949," "Legislation."

c. (October 15, 1949).  Difficult session, "Veterans Benefits," "Appropriations," "Communist Conspirators Guilty," "Opening Muskogee Office."

F 17: Congressional Directory (1947-1949, 1951).  Form letters and mailing lists.

F 18: Congressional Directory (1947-1951).  Supply and Publishing.

F 19: Congressional Directory (1947-1952).  Requests.

Requests for copies of the Congressional Directory and WGS replies.  Correspondents include Luther Bohanan.

F 20: Congressional Directory (1947-1949, 1951-52).  Thank-you letters.

Thank-you letters to WGS for copies of the Congressional Record.  Correspondents include Elmer Thomas.

F 21: Congressional Report (1951).  Eighty-first Congress.

a. Congressional Report from WGS to constituents in January, 1951.

b. Responses to WGS's Congressional Report.  Includes soldier's letter from Korea and two political cartoons.

F 22: Democratic Party (1950-1951).  Congratulations.

a. WGS congratulations to new office-holders. 

b. Correspondence re WGS support for candidate for delegate to the Democratic National Convention. 

c. WGS letters to former office-holders. 

F 23: Democratic Party (1950-1952).  Congratulations.

Letters responding to WGS congratulations. 

F 24: Democratic Party (1952).  Congressman Schwabe.

Correspondence re replacement procedure upon death of George B. Schwabe. Correspondence includes carbon of letter to Johnston Murray.

F 25: Democratic Party (1950-1952).  Information requests and data.

a. WGS requests for lists of names of new officials and responses thereto.  Correspondence include form letter from Frank Buchanan.

b. Request by constituent for tent from government. 

c. Memorandum from Chairman of the Democratic National Committee re articles maligning his business activities. 

d. Pamphlet: National Democratic Committee: "What the Opinion Surveys Are Saying" (February, 1952).  Correspondence attached. 

F 26: Democratic Party (1950-1952).  Invitations.

a. Invitations to Democratic functions and regrets.  Includes program materials.

b. Thanks for WGS contribution to Democratic National Congressional Committee. 

c. WGS telegram re sister's desire for tickets to Democratic rally. 

d. Notice from Negro Democrat Club re fishing day for school children. 

e. Correspondence with League of Young Democrats re new publication, "The Banty Rooster." 

f. Invitation to submit resolution to Ottawa County Democratic Central Committee. 

F 27: Democratic Party (1950-1952).  Newspaper clippings.

a. "Young Democrats Elect Carr Prexy in Wednesday Meet." Tahlequah Star-Citizen (January 26, n.y.).

b. "Second District Young Democrats Elect Officers." Okmulgee Times (February 5, 1950).

c. "Young Democrats to Meet in Eufaula Friday." NP, nd.

d. "No Discord for Democrats." Daily Oklahoman (February 21, 1950).

e. "The Night Watch" column. Okmulgee Times (January 22, 1952).

f. "Chestnut Named Demo Chairman." Miami, Oklahoma, paper (February 10, 1952).

g. "Demos Honorees at DC Reception." Muskogee Phoenix (February 17, 1952).

h. "State Democratic Meet Set April 28." Muskogee Phoenix (February 13, 1952).

F 28: Democratic Party (1951-1952).  Resolutions.

a. Correspondence (1951) re resolutions passed by the Democratic National Committee and resolutions adopted by the Midwest Conference and Western States Conference. 

b. Report re business transacted at the February 5, 1952, meeting of the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee.  Attached letter.

c. Resolutions adopted at the Democratic State Central Committee of Oklahoma (February 25, 1952).  Attached correspondence.

F 29: Democratic Party (1951).  Young Democrats.

Correspondence re potential fish fry. 

F 30: Fish Fry (1951).  Announcements.

a. Correspondence and form letter re fish fry.

b. Radio Station KMUS reports re fish fry. 

c. Muskogee County News release re fish fry (October 25, 1951).

F 31: Fish Fry (1951).  Contributors list.

a. Correspondence and lists re contributors to WGS fish fry.  Includes thank-you letters to contributors. Correspondents include Robert S. Kerr.

b. Correspondence that accompanied contributions. 

F 32: Fish Fry (1951).  Map.

"Sportsman's Paradise.  The Muskogee Area of Eastern Oklahoma."  Coverage area of Radio Station KMUS, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

F 33: Fish Fry (1951).  Organization of.

a. Correspondence re date for fish fry.  Includes lists of Democratic Chairmen and Co-Chairmen.

b. Lists of people and addresses.

c. Responses to invitations to fish fry. 

F 34: Fish Fry (1951).  Thank-you letters.

Thank-you letters to and from WGS after fish fry.

F 35: Folding Room (1944-1952).  Accounts.

a. Statements of account (1944, 1946-1948, 1951-1952).

b. Books drawn account books.

c. Lists of material available and quantity. 

F 36: Folding Room (1948).  Correspondence.

a. Correspondence with constituents. 

b. Correspondence with Folding Room.

F 37: Folding Room (1949).  Correspondence.

a. Correspondence with constituents. 

b. Correspondence with Folding Room.

F 38: Folding Room (1951).  Correspondence.

a. Correspondence with constituents. 

b. Correspondence with Folding Room. 

F 39: Folding Room (1952).  Correspondence.

a. Correspondence with constituents.

b. Correspondence with Folding Room. 

F 40: Glennan General Hospital (1945).

a. Correspondence re closing of hospital by Army, possible use by Veterans' Administration.  Correspondents include Robert P. Patterson. Correspondence includes copy of letter to Elmer Thomas and copy of WGS letter to Omar N. Bradley.

b. Clippings re disposition of hospital.

F 41: Glennan General Hospital (1946).

Correspondence (January - April) re disposition of hospital, non-selection as Veterans' Administration hospital, transfer to Oklahoma A & M for use in vocational training. Correspondents include Omar N. Bradley and Robert P. Patterson. Correspondence includes copy of WGS telegram to Robert S. Kerr and copy of WGS letter to Henry G. Bennett.

F 42: Glennan General Hospital (1946).

a. Correspondence re disposition of property to Oklahoma A & M for vocational training facility.

b. Press Release: War Assets Administration: re Attorney-General opinion on disposition of surplus real property for health and education purposes (August 26, 1946).

c. Table: Oklahoma A & M: "Additional List of Material Required for the Successful Operation of the Oklahoma A & M School of Technical Training, in the Property Known as Glennan General Hospital" (1946).

F 43: Glennan General Hospital (1947).

Correspondence re acquisition of additional surplus property from old Glennan Hospital.

F 44: Liberty -- Americanism (1943).

Booklet: G. V. Labadie: Americanism: A Record of Historical Facts Since 1776. Kansas City, Missouri: Jenkins Music Company, 1943. Patriotic fact book written to inform Americans about their country's past, presidents, and present organization.

F 45: McCurtain and Carbon Mines (1946-1947).

Correspondence and controversy re U. S. government sale of McCurtain and carbon coal mines and property.  Includes clippings.

F 46: Miscellaneous Second District Projects (1951).

a. Correspondence re potential defense projects near Vian, Oklahoma. 

b. Correspondence re potential government projects in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. 

c. Correspondence re potential decentralization project spending in Muskogee, Oklahoma. 

d. Correspondence re possible reopening of Davis Field near Muskogee, Oklahoma.

e. Correspondence re cornmeal contract for Muskogee firm. 

f. Correspondence re potential government appropriation for the Indian Agency Building in Muskogee. 

g. Newspaper clipping re Apex Smelting Company not building a new plant at Wagoner, Oklahoma.

F 47: Muskogee Airport (1950).

Correspondence re potential sale of shop buildings from Davis Field in Muskogee. 

F 48: Muskogee County News (1951).

Correspondence re newspaper purchase. 

F 49: Muskogee Flow Line (1951).

Correspondence re flow line for Muskogee from the Fort Gibson Reservoir. 

F 50: Muskogee Meeting for Businesses (1951).

a. Correspondence re defense officials and Muskogee business meeting. 

b. Correspondence re attempts to obtain government contracts for Acme Equipment Company.  Includes news clippings.

F 51: Nichols, Jack (1945-1946). "Tribute to Jack Nichols."

a. Correspondence re Kelly Brown eulogy and reaction.

b. Brown eulogy.

c. WGS introduction to eulogy.

d. Congressional Record extract: "Tribute to Jack Nichols."  Extension of Remarks by WGS (January 29, 1946).

F 52: Norman Naval Facilities (1946).

Correspondence re retention of Norman Naval facilities as an active base ; re resolution of University of Oklahoma Board of Regents against retention of active naval base in Norman; re removal of naval facilities from Norman to Clinton and from Oklahoma to Memphis; and re American Legion Post No. 88 desire to purchase former Norman Naval Base building. Correspondents include James Forrestal and George L. Cross. Correspondence includes copy of letter to E. H. Moore.

F 53: Northeastern College (1945-1949).

a. Release: Surplus Property Administration re authorization of federal government surplus housing turnover to state or local governments for rental to veterans (December 5, 1945). 

b. Correspondence (1945-1946) re housing units allocated to Northeastern College. 

c. Correspondence (1946-1947) re cafeteria building for Northeastern College. 

d. Correspondence (1947) re utility installations reimbursement. 

e. Correspondence (1947) re WGS sending government publications to Northeastern College. 

f. Correspondence (1947) re speaker for luncheon meeting of the Northeastern State Teachers Association.  Correspondents include J. W. Fulbright and Carl Albert.

g. Correspondence (1948-1949) re potential transfer of housing units to Northeastern College. 

F 54: Oklahoma -- Arkansas River Basin (1945).

a. Typescript: "Development of Arkansas River Basin." 

b. Book: Oklahoma-Arkansas Interstate Committee: Neglected Riches in the Arkansas Basin Await a River at Work: A Pictorial Story of National Assets in a Great Southwestern Area (c. 1944). 

c. Book: Oklahoma-Arkansas Interstate Committee: The States of Arkansas and Oklahoma Present Additional Benefits in the Proposed Comprehensive Improvement of the Arkansas River Basin (1945). 

F 55: Oklahoma Publicity (1945).

a. Pamphlet: "Claremore Oklahoma Famous for Its Natural Mineral Water" (n.d.). 

b. Booklet: Oklahoma Planning and Resources Board: "Oklahoma.  A Reprint of the Text and Advertisements Featuring the Industrial Resources and Advantages of the State of Oklahoma."  From The Manufacturers Record (September, 1945).

F 56: Oklahoma Redistricting Committee (1950-1951).

a. Correspondence re Oklahoma Congressional Redistricting Committee.

b. Newspaper Clippings: "Langley, Nevins Say New Congressional Areas Must Be Equal." Muskogee Phoenix (January 11, 1951); "Young makes Committee on State Redistricting." Stigler News (January 18, 1951); "Hearings Set on Districting Plan in State." Oklahoma City Times (January 24, 1951); "Redistricting Hearing to Be Held Here on February 16th." Muskogee Phoenix (January 25, 1951); "Steed Is Gloomy on Redistricting." N.P. (January 30, 1951); "New Congress Districts Look like Rooster." Daily Oklahoman (February 10, 1951); "Democratic State Redistricting Proposal Receives Wide Support." Okmulgee Times (February 10, 1951); "Sequoyah Countians Attend Legislative Redistricting Meet." Muskogee Phoenix (February 11, 1951); "Redistrictings Bring Anguish to Republicans." Henryetta Free Lance (February 11, 1951); "Senator Raps Democrat Plan on Districting." Oklahoma City Times (February 12, 1951); "Roy White to Help in Redistricting." McIntosh County Democrat (February 15, 1951); "Langley to Bring Districting Group into Muskogee." Muskogee County News (February 15, 1951); "Re-Districting Meeting Set at Muskogee." Record-Democrat (February 15, 1951); "Senator White to Hold Hearing Friday." Stigler News (February 22, 1951); "Public Meeting to Be Held on State Redistricting Friday." Eufaula India n Journal (February 22, 1951); "Night Watch" column. Okmulgee Times (February 25, 1951); "Redistricting Plan Studied This Week." Muskogee Phoenix (February 27, 1951); "Redistricting Plan Approved at Muskogee." Tribune (February 27, 1951); "Protest Against Redistricting Plan Filed with State Officials." Okmulgee Times (February 29, 1952?). "Looks like Good Job Being Done on Districting." Muskogee Phoenix (March 1, 1951); "New Congressional Redistricting Plan Submitted to House." Muskogee Phoenix (March 2, 1951); "Hearing Set on Redistrict." Bartlesville paper (March 7, 1951); "State Legislative Group Approves Compromise Redistricting Plan." Okmulgee Times (March 15, 1951); "Compromise Is Reached on Redistricting." Record Democrat (March 15, 1951); "Action on Redistricting Bill, School Annexation Delayed." Muskogee Phoenix (March 16, 1951); "Redistricting Measure Prepared." Muskogee Phoenix (March 20, 1951); "Senate Battles on Redistricting." Muskogee Phoenix (March 28, 1951); "Senate Fusses over Districts Gets Nowhere." Daily Oklahoman (March 28, 1951); "Redistricting Bill Sent on to House." Henryetta Free Lance (April 6, 1951); "State Senate Okays Redistricting." N.P., n.d.; "Senate Okays Redistricting Bill to Elect U. S.  Congressmen at Large." Okmulgee Times (April 8, 1951); "House Passes Its Redistricting Plan without Debate." Muskogee Phoenix (April 18, 1951); "Redistricting Group Fails to Appear in Strength to Take Action." Muskogee Phoenix (April 25, 1951); "Senate Committee Okays Amended Redistricting Bill." Muskogee Phoenix (April 26, 1951); "Senate Passes Amended Version of House Redistricting." Muskogee Phoenix (April 27, 1951); "Compromise on Redistricting about Ready for Conference Study of Another Proposal." Muskogee Phoenix (May 11, 1951); 37. "Redistricting Bill Gets Final Okay." Okmulgee Times (May 18, 1951); "Senate Gives Final Okay to Congress Re-districting Bill." Muskogee Phoenix (May 16, 1951); "County by County Listing on Redistricting." Muskogee Phoenix (May 17, 1951); "New Redistricting Plan Seen." Muskogee Phoenix (June 19, 1951); "State GOP Re-districting Petition Campaign Scheduled." N.P. (August 15, 1951); "Congressional Redistricting Plan Is Advanced." Wagoner Tribune (September 18, 1951); "Redistricting Plan Dropped." Muskogee Phoenix (n.d.); "'Gerrymandering ' Congressional Redistricting Plan Gets Support in Oklahoma City Meet." N.P., n.d; "Truman Redistricting Bill Hits at Planned State Gerrymander." N.P. (February 14, n.y.); "Republicans Offer Their Own Plan for Redistricting." Altus Times-Democrat (February 13, n.y.); "Night Watch" column Okmulgee Times (n.d.); "Bill to Remap State Readied; Is Hot Potato." N.P., n.d.; "County Would Stay in Second District." N.P., n.d.; "Langley, Nevins Say New Congressional Areas Must Be Equal." Muskogee Phoenix (January 11, 1951); "Redistricting Gets Democratic Touch." Daily Oklahoman (February 10, 1951); Two maps from Okmulgee Times (May 17, 1951); Map from Daily Oklahoman (n.d.).

c. Senate Bill 26: Oklahoma State Legislature: "To Reapportion the State of Oklahoma into Six Congressional Districts in Accordance with the Federal Decennial Census of 1950; Repealing Conflicting Laws and Declaring an Emergency."  Keith Cartwright. Draft. Print.

F 57: Oklahoma State Society (1952).

Correspondence re Oklahoma State Society membership drive, WGS biographical sketch, and yearbook. 

F 58: Okmulgee Higher Education (1950-1951).

a. Correspondence re attempts to obtain the Air Force Academy or Air Force pilot training school at Okmulgee. 

b. News Release: Office of Public Information, Department of Defense: "List of 354 Sites Narrowed to 29 for Air Force Academy" (November 17, 1950).

c. News Release: Office of Public Information, Department of Defense: "Civilian Technical Training Schools Awarded Contracts for Air Force Specialist Training" (March 1, 1951). Includes Okmulgee.

d. Information packet: Oklahoma A & M College School of Technical Training.  Okmulgee Branch information.

e. Map: Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Municipal Airport (1945).

F 59: Pardon and Parole (1950).

WGS correspondence with constituents and Attorney General re possible restoration of citizenship for convicted former sheriff of Muskogee County. Correspondence includes copy of letter to Robert S. Kerr.

F 60: Patronage (1948-1952).

a. Correspondence re patronage jobs. Correspondents include E. H. Hedrick and Brooks Hays.

b. Complaint. 

F 61: Pictures (1946-1952).

Correspondence re orders for photographs of WGS. 

F 62: Poetry and Humor (1944-1948).

"The Man in the Glass."

"The American's Creed."

"The Humourous Side" column.

"Army Chair Corps Song."

"So You're Sick of the Way This Country Is Run."

"Twelve Long Years." [Anti-Republican]

"What Did You Do Today, My Friend."

"War Rhymes" booklet.

"Do You Remember?"

"Am I a Builder?"

F 63: Schwabe, Congressman George B. (1947).

Congressional Record extract: Schwabe Extension of Remarks introducing editorial "Succor and Propaganda" (December 16, 1947).

F 64: Small Business (1952).

a. Correspondence re reprint of article from Modern Industry

b. Article: "Business Is Built with Brains ... ." Modern Industry (November 15, 1951).

c. Correspondence re Small Defense Plants Administration. 

d. "The Mandate" opinion poll published by National Federation of Independent Business. 

e. Vote tabulations on polls taken by the National Federation of Independent Business.  WGS replies.

F 65: Stigler Biographical Material (n.d., 1912, 1914, 1918, 1919, 1948, 1952).

Topics include a one-page WGS biography, J.S. Stigler, W. G. Stigler, retirement, death, and memorial. Correspondents include John Jarman, Daily Oklahoman, Frank E. Smith, Ed Edmondson, Carl Albert, The Tulsa Tribune, The New York Times, The Chicago Daily Tribune, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, William J. Holloway, Muskogee County Bar Association, Forrester Brewster, Milt Phillips, Mattie & Aaron Helms, James A. Farley, Department of the Interior, George F. Short, Federal Communications Commission, Francis Rosser-Brown, and Ray Beville.

F 66: Thomas, Senator Elmer (n.d.).

Telegram re trip.

F 67: Tuskahoma -- United Nations (1945).

a. Correspondence re promotion of Tuskahoma, Oklahoma, as site for United Nations. Correspondents include Don McBride and William A. Durant. Correspondence includes copy of letter to Paul Stewart.

b. Pamphlet: "Oklahoma Proposes the Tuskahoma Area" (c. 1945).

F 68: Veterans Administration (1951).

Correspondence re constituent's GI insurance. 

Series 3: Indian Affairs, 1934-1952

F 69: Adoption (1940).

Public Law 76-733 (H. R. 8499): "Relating to adoption of minors by Indians." Seventy-sixth Congress; Second Session (1940). Original bill by Will Rogers - Oklahoma.

F 70: Alaska (1946).  Indian Land title.

a. Correspondence re H. R. 5371. 

b. H. R. 5731: "To extinguish the Indian title to lands in the Territory of Alaska" (Edward L. Bartlett - Alaska).  Seventy-ninth Congress; Second Session (1946).  Committee on Indian Affairs.

F 71: Alaska (1947).  Fisheries.

a. Correspondence re S. 1446/H. R. 3859.

b. S. 1446: "To authorize the leasing of salmon trap sites in Alaskan coastal waters, and for other purposes" (Wallace H. White, Jr. - Maine).  Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).  Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

c. H. R. 3859: "To authorize the leasing of salmon trap sites in Alaskan coastal waters, and for other purposes" (Thor C. Tollefson - Washington).  Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947). Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries.

F 72: Alaska (1947).  Indian Reservation Lands.

a. Correspondence with Association on American Indian Affairs, et al., re S. J.  Res. 162 ["To rescind certain orders of the Secretary of the Interior establishing Indian reservations in the territory of Alaska" (Hugh A.  Butler - Nebraska; Arthur V. Watkins - Utah).  Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).  Committee on Public Lands]. Correspondence includes copy of letter to Richard J. Welch.

b. H. J. Res. 269: "To rescind certain orders of the Secretary of the Interior establishing Indian reservations in the territory of Alaska" (Wesley A. D'Ewart - Montana).  Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).  Committee on Public Lands.

F 73: Alaska (1947, 1951).  Lands for Veterans.

a. Correspondence re H. R. 4059 ["To provide for the settlement of certain parts of Alaska by war veterans" (William Lemke - North Dakota).  Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).  Committee on Public Lands] and H. R. 4060 ["To provide for the settlement of certain parts of Alaska by war veterans" (Preston Peden - Oklahoma).  Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).  Committee on Public Lands.]. 

b. Press Release: William Lemke: "Despoilers on March" (October 8, 1947). Re Tongass Forest lands.

c. Clipping: "Rep. Morris Calls Land Laws 'Mess.'" Tulsa Tribune (January 22, 1951).

F 74: Alaska (1947).  Timber Lands.

a. Correspondence re H. J. Res. 205 ["To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to sell timber within the Tongass National Forest" (Clifford R.  Hope - Kansas).  Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).  Committee on Agriculture.].  Correspondents include National Congress of American Indians. Correspondence includes copy of letter to Elmer Thomas.

b. Correspondence and transcript of committee hearings re H. J. Res.  205. 

c. Press Release: William Lemke: "Despoilers on March" (October 8, 1947). Re Tongass Forest lands.

d. Statement: Various citizens of Alaska: "... of Grounds for Opposition of Alaska Native Villages to Senate Joint Resolution 118" [H. J. Res.  205]. 

e. Newspaper clipping: "Grins and Groans" re H. J. Res. 205.

F 75: Alcoholic Beverages (1945-1946, 1949).

a. Correspondence re liquor sales to Indians outside Indian reservations.  Correspondents include Roly Canard.

b. H. R. 3717: "To repeal certain Acts of Congress, known as Indian liquor laws in certain parts of Wisconsin" (Alvin E. O'Konski - Wisconsin). Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945).  Committee on Indian Affairs.

F 76: American Indian Day (1945).

a. Correspondence. 

b. H. R. 3346: "Designating the fourth Saturday in September of each year as American Indian Day" (Robert K. Henry - Wisconsin).  Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945).  Committee on the Judiciary.

F 77: American Indian Day (1947-1948).

a. Correspondence.  Includes short clippings.

b. Memorandum: "Reasons for setting aside one day of each year in honor of the American Indian."

c. H. R. 2085: "Designating the fourth Saturday in September of each year as American Indian Day" (WGS).  Eightieth Congress; First Session (1947).  Committee on the Judiciary.  Draft.  Introduced print.

d. S. 309: "Designating American Indian Day" (Harlan J. Bushfield - South Dakota).  Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).  Committee on the Judiciary. House introduced print.

e. H. R. 3346: "Designating the fourth Saturday in September of each year as American Indian Day" (Robert K. Henry - Wisconsin).  Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945).  Committee on the Judiciary.

F 78: Arizona (1937).

P. L. 75-395 (S. 2188): "To amend section 3 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984-988), relating to Indian Lands in Arizona." Seventy-fifth Congress; First Session (1937).

F 79: Attorney Contracts (1949).

a. Correspondence re contracts for Indians. 

b. Statute: 25 U.S.C.A., Section 8.  "Contracts with Indian Tribes or Indians."

c. Form: "Attorney's Contract."

F 80: Barnett, Jackson (1944).

a. H. R. 4186: "To authorize the sale and conveyance of certain property of the estate of Jackson Barnett, deceased Creek Indian" (James F.  O'Connor - Montana).  Seventy-eighth Congress; Second Session (1944).  Committee on Indian Affairs.

b. S. 1710: "To authorize the sale and conveyance of certain property of the estate of Jackson Barnett, deceased Creek Indian" (Elmer Thomas - Oklahoma).  Seventy-eighth Congress; Second Session (1944).  Committee on Indian Affairs.

c. Senate Report 820 (S. 1710): "Jackson Barnett, Deceased, Sale of Certain Property." Seventy-eighth Congress; Second Session (1944).

F 81: Boudinot, Frank J. (1934, 1949-1950).

a. Correspondence (1949-1950) re opposition to S. 827. 

b. P. L. 73-365 (S. 3117): "Authorizing and directing the Court of Claims, in the event of judgement or judgments in favor of the Cherokee Indians, or any of them, in suits by them against the United States under the Act of March 19, 1932, to include in its decrees allowances to Frank J. Boudinot, not exceeding five per centum of such recoveries, and for other purposes" (Elmer Thomas - Oklahoma).  Seventy-third Congress; Second Session (1934).  Committee on Indian Affairs.

c. S. 827: "To amend the act of June 16, 1934, to provide for allowances to the heirs, representatives, and assigns of Frank J. Boudinot, deceased, in the event of favorable determination by the Indian Claims Commission of certain claims of the Cherokee Indians" (Elmer Thomas - Oklahoma).  Eighty-first Congress; Second Session (1950).  Committee on Public Lands. House introduced print.

F 82: Burleson, W. S. (1946).

Correspondence re S. 437 ["For the relief of W. S. Burleson" (Elmer Thomas - Oklahoma). Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1946). Committee on Indian Affairs.]

F 83: California Indians (1946-1947).

a. Correspondence (1947). 

b. H. R. 7146: "To amend the Act of May 18, 1928, so as to authorize a per capita distribution of certain funds to the Indians of California" (Ellis E. Patterson - California).  Seventy-ninth Congress; Second Session (1946).  Committee on Indian Affairs.

F 84: Condelario, Peter A. (1944).

a. S. 1746: "Authorizing and directing the Secretary of the Interior to issue to Peter A. Condelario a patent in fee to certain land" (Harlan J. Bushfield - South Dakota).  Seventy-eighth Congress; Second Session (1944).  Committee on Indian Affairs.  Senate reported print (Calendar 1106).

b. Senate Report 1090 (S. 1746): "Issuance of a Patent in Fee to Peter A. Condelario." Seventy-eighth Congress; Second Session (1944).

F 85: Cherokee Nation (1939, 1941-1942, 1946).  Compensation.

a. Correspondence with Robert L. Owen.

b. Public Law 77-199 (S. J. Res. 1): "Directing the Comptroller General to readjust the account between the United States and the State of Vermont."  Seventy-seventh Congress; First Session (1941). Original bill by Warren R. Austin - Vermont.

c. House Report 953 (S. J. Res. 1): "Readjustment of Account between the United States and Vermont." Seventy-seventh Congress; First Session (1941).

d. Senate Report 192 (S. J. Res. 11): "Readjustment of Account between United States and Vermont."  Seventy-sixth Congress; First Session (1939).

e. Manuscript.

f. H. J. Res. 381: "Directing the Comptroller General to restate the account of the Eastern and Western Cherokees under the treaty of 1846 rendered by him November 19, 1942, and giving them the benefit of the law governing partial payments" (WGS).  Seventy-ninth Congress; Second Session (1946).  Committee on Indian Affairs. Draft. Introduced print.

g. Report of the Judiciary Committee re S. Res. 21 [same as H. J. Res.  381].  Letters to the U. S.  President re Cherokee payments. 

h. Senate Document 288: "Compensation for Lands Sold to the United States by the Cherokee Indians.  Letter from the Comptroller General of the United States." Seventy-seventh Congress; Second Session (1942).

F 86: Cherokee Nation (1945-1946).  Eastern Band.

Correspondence re H. R. 1211 ["To authorize revision of the tribal roll of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, North Carolina" (Zebulon Weaver - North Carolina).  Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1946).  Committee on Indian Affairs.].  Correspondents include Jed Johnson.

F 87: Cherokee Nation (1944).  Keetoowah Recognition.

a. Correspondence re H. R. 5419: "Relating to the status of Keetoowah Indians of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, and for other purposes" (WGS).  Seventy-eighth Congress; Second Session (1944).  Committee on Indian Affairs.].

b. Draft legislation: "Relating to the Status of the Keetoowah Indians of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, and for other purposes."

F 88: Cherokee Nation (1945-1946).  Keetoowah Recognition.

a. Correspondence.  Correspondents include Elmer Thomas.

b. H. R. 341: "Relating to the status of Keetoowah Indians of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, and for other purposes, and authorizing conveyance of the Seger Indian School to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians of Oklahoma" (WGS).  Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945).  Committee on Indian Affairs.  Draft.  Introduced print. Senate Reported print (Calendar 988).  Includes Victor Wickersham bill as amendment.

c. Public Law 79-715 (H. R. 341).  "Relating to the status of Keetoowah Indians of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, and for other purposes, and authorizing conveyance of the Seger Indian School to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians of Oklahoma." Seventy-ninth Congress; Second Session (1946).

d. Secretary of the Interior report re H. R. 341. 

F 89: Cheyenne-Arapaho (1946). Seger Indian School.

a. Correspondence opposing all but section 2 of H. R. 5804 and enclosing an alternate draft.  Signed by prominent Cheyennes and Arapahoes. 

b. H. R. 5804: "To set aside certain lands in Oklahoma for the Indians of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian Reservation" (Victor Wickersham - Oklahoma).  Seventy-ninth Congress; Second Session (1946).  Committee on Indian Affairs. [This bill was added as an amendment to H. R. 341.]

c. H. R. 341: "Relating to the status of Keetoowah Indians of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, and for other purposes, and authorizing conveyance of the Seger Indian School to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians of Oklahoma" (WGS).  Seventy-ninth Congress; First Session (1945).  Committee on Indian Affairs.  Senate Reported print (Calendar 988).

d. Public Law 79-715 (H. R. 341): "Relating to the status of Keetoowah Indians of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, and for other purposes, and authorizing conveyance of the Seger Indian School to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians of Oklahoma."

F 90: Cheyenne-Arapaho (1949).  Fort Reno land.

a. Correspondence re proposed bill to convey Fort Reno land to the Cheyenne-Arapaho Indians.  Resolution dealing with same. 

b. Draft legislation: "To set aside certain lands in Oklahoma formerly a part of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation and known as the Fort Reno Military Reservation for the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Indians of Oklahoma."

F 91: Chichen Itza Congress (1945).

Correspondence re proposed bill creating a United All Indian Council in Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico.  Includes draft.

F 92: Choctaw Nation (1949-1950).  Treaty obligations.

a. Correspondence re H. R. 6189. Correspondents include Carl Albert, Roly Canard, A. S. Mike Monroney, and Toby Morris.

b. H. R. 6189: "To authorize the commutation of the annual appropriation for fulfilling various treaties with the Choctaw Nation of Indians in Oklahoma, and for other purposes" (WGS).  Eighty-first Congress; First Session (1949).  Committee on Public Lands.  Draft.  Introduced print.

c. Memorandum: WGS: "... of Information with respect to H. R. 6189." 

d. "Statement of [WGS] before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs of the Public Lands Committee in re H. R. 6189 on Friday, March 17, 1950."

F 93: Choctaw Nation (1950).  Treaty obligations.

a. Correspondence, notes, and clippings re H. R. 6209, et al.  Correspondents include Harry J. W. Belvin, Toby Morris, and Earl Welch.

b. H. R. 6209: "To authorize the commutation of the annual appropriation for fulfilling various treaties with the Choctaw Nation of Indians in Oklahoma, and for other purposes" (Carl Albert - Oklahoma).  Eighty-first Congress; Second Session (1950).  Committee on Public Lands.  House Reported print (Union Calendar 762). Senate Introduced print.

c. House Report 2056 (H. R. 6209): "Authorizing the Commutation of the Annual Appropriation for Fulfilling Various Treaties with the Choctaw Nation of Indians in Oklahoma." Eighty-first Congress; Second Session (1950).

d. Public Law 747 (H. R. 6209).

F 94: Choctaw Nation (1951).  Treaty obligations.

a. Correspondence.  Correspondents include Carl Albert and Harry J. W. Belvin.

b. Correspondence with U. S. Solicitor re payment authorization for Choctaw Treaty commutation. 

c. Newspaper clippings: "Chickasaw, Choctaws to Hold Election on Cash Settlement." Muskogee Phoenix (?). N.D; "Choctaws Vote to Accept Lump Sum." Muskogee Phoenix (June 6, 1951); "Ballot Count Shows Choctaws in Favor of Cash Payment." Muskogee Phoenix (June 5, 1951).

F 95: Choctaw/Chickasaw Land Sale (1943).  Bill contracting sale.

Senate Hearings (S. 314): "To authorize the purchase of certain interests in lands and mineral deposits by the United States from the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians"  (July 6, 1943). Committee on Indian Affairs.  Original bill by Elmer Thomas - Oklahoma.

F 96: Choctaw/Chickasaw Land Sale (1943).  Bill contracting sale.

a. S. 1372: "To authorize the purchase of certain interests in lands and mineral deposits by the United States from the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians" (Elmer Thomas - Oklahoma).  Seventy-eighth Congress; First Session (1943).  Committee on Indian Affairs.  Senate Reported print (Calendar 469). House Introduced print.

b. Senate Report 463 (S. 1372).

F 97: Choctaw/Chickasaw Land Sale (1944).  Bill contracting sale.

Correspondence re H. R. 3839: "To authorize the purchase of certain interests in lands and mineral deposits by the United States from the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians" (Paul Stewart - Oklahoma).  Seventy-eighth Congress; First Session (1944).  Committee on Indian Affairs.]. 

F 98: Choctaw/Chickasaw Land Sale (1948).  Bill contracting sale.

a. Correspondence re contract reflecting Indian election results.

b. H. J. Res. 363: "Providing for the ratification by Congress of a contract for the purchase of certain lands and mineral deposits by the United States from the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians" (Richard J. Welch - California).  Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).  Committee on Public Lands.  Introduced print.  Reported print (Union Calendar 900).

c. S. J. Res. 203: "Providing for the ratification by Congress of a contract for the purchase of certain lands and mineral deposits by the United States from the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians" (Hugh A. Butler - Nebraska).  Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).  Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.  Reported print (Calendar 1311).

d. Senate Report 1266 (S. J. Res. 203): "Ratification of Contract for Sale of Coal and Asphalt Deposits, Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, Oklahoma." Eightieth Congress; Second Session (1948).

e. Public Law 80-754 (S. J. Res. 203).

f. Statement of [WGS] before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs of the Public Lands Committee re H. J. Res. 363 (April 28, 1948). 

g. Transcript: Columbia Reporting Company: Copies of WGS speech, D. C. McCurtain of Poteau speech, and Ben Dwight speech before Committee on Public Lands (April 28, 1948). 

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