ELMER THOMAS COLLECTION
PROJECTS SERIES
Box and Folder Inventory
Box 4

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Box 4: Enid: Housing/Air Base (1948) - Flood Control Projects Data (1945)

F 1: Enid: Housing/Air Base (1948).

Correspondence re: proposal that Enid's municipal airport become an auxiliary air field; the construction of housing units at the Enid air base.

F 2: Enid Water Supply (1948).

a. Correspondence re: need for a regular water supply to Enid because the lack of water is unhealthy, unsafe and is driving businesses away.

b. Transcript: "Application of the City of Enid for Water Rights on the North Canadian River and Storage in the Canton Reservoir."

F 3: Enid (1949).

Correspondence re: problems with the bidding conducted in connection with improvements on the air base.

F 4: Enid (1947-1949).

a. Annual Report for Enid, Oklahoma.

b. Correspondence re location for the United States Air Academy.

c. S. 1190: "To Establish a United States Air Academy"; Elmer Thomas Bill; Committee on Armed Services; Eighty-First Congress, First Session. (March 8,1949).

F 5: Enid (1950).

Correspondence re: improvement on the local airport; the possibility of a R.O.T.C. unit at Phillips University.

F 6: Eufaula Dam (1945).

Correspondence re: Opposition to the construction of the Eufaula Reservoir.

F 7: Eufaula Dam (1946).

Correspondence re: support and opposition toward the construction of the Eufaula dam.

F 8: Eufaula Dam (1947).

Correspondence re: positive response and support for the Eufaula Dam.

F 9: Eufaula Dam: Checotah (1948-1949).

Correspondence (Blackburn-Lynn) re: the preference of one large dam over the proposed two smaller dams.

F 10: Eufaula Dam: Checotah (1948-1949).

Correspondence (McCunn-Young) re: preference of one large dam over the proposed two smaller dams.

F 11: Eufaula Dam: Eufaula (1948-1949).

Correspondence re: Eufaula worrying about the loss of the project because of the one-or-two dam problem.

F 12: Eufaula Dam: Henryetta (1948-1949).

Correspondence re: preference of one large dam over the proposed two smaller dams.

F 13: Eufaula Dam: Porum (1948-1949).

Correspondence re: preference one large dam over the proposed two smaller dams.

F 14: Eufaula Dam: Stigler (1948-1949).

Correspondence re: preference of one large dam over the proposed two smaller dams.

F 15: Eufaula Dam (1948-1949).

Correspondence re: surrounding areas preference for one large dam over the proposed two smaller dams.

F 16: Eufaula Dam: Elmer Thomas Material (1948-1949).

a. Letter to correspondents concerning the Eufaula project.

b. Letter to General Wheeler, Chief of Engineers about the rail and road problems surrounding the one-dam proposal.

c. Memorandum from the Chief of Engineers office, regarding the study of the feasibility of the one-dam proposal.

d. News clipping: "Kerr Asks For Funds for One Eufaula Dam," McAlester Democrat; April 21, 1949.

e. News clipping: "Kerr Hints That Backers of River Development in State Should Act Quickly," McAlester News-Capital, December 1, 1948.

F 17: Eufaula Dam Hearing (1949).

Transcript of Public Hearing. Eufaula, Oklahoma, December 21, 1948.

F 18: Eufaula Dam (1949).

Correspondence re: reference for the one-dam proposal over that of the two-dam proposal.

F 19: Eufaula Dam (1950).

Correspondence re: pressure on the Corps of Engineers to construct the one-dam proposal.

F 20: Falcon Dam (1950).

Correspondence re: funding and the need for construction of the Falcon Dam on the Rio Grande River.

F 21: Farm Security Administration: 101 Ranch (1938).

Correspondence re: proposed vocational and agricultural training school be set up on the 101 Ranch.

F 22: Farm Security Administration: Lake Project at Stillwater (1938).

Correspondence re: clearing of timber and render brush from an FSA Lake Project near Stillwater.

F 23: Federal Board of Hospitalization (1946).

Correspondence re: availability of a sanatorium near Guthrie, Oklahoma for a veterans' hospital.

F 24: Federal Buildings (1931).

Correspondence re: records showing the amounts of contracts for the construction or extension of federal buildings in Oklahoma in 1931.

F 25: Federal Buildings (1931-1932).

a. Document No. 788: "Construction of Public Buildings outside the District of Columbia"; Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds; Seventy-First Congress, Third Session (1931).

b. Statute: Public Law No. 798: "An Act relating to the rate of wages for laborers and mechanics employed on public buildings of the United States and the District of Columbia by contractors and subcontractors and for other purposes."; S. 5904, Seventy-First Congress (1931).

c. Notice: "Local Contractors, Labor & Materials," Department of the Treasury (1931).

d. List re: Oklahoma projects and their contractors.

F 26: Federal Buildings (1932-1933).

Correspondence re: use of certain different types of materials in the construction of government buildings; construction being carried out at Fort Sill; poor engineering on sewer system at a prison near Springfield, Missouri; request that contracts on jobs be extended because of the rough financial state in the United States; an objection to restaurants being constructed in government buildings as being unfair competition.

F 27: Federal Buildings: Architectural Firms (1932-1933).

Correspondence re: requests for architectural positions on government buildings in Oklahoma.

F 28: Federal Buildings: Ada/Alva/Barnsdall (1931-1932).

Correspondence re: government buildings being constructed in Ada and Alva; a questionable site for an alcohol plant near Barnsdall, Oklahoma.

F 29: Federal Buildings: Bristow (1932-1933).

Correspondence re: architects searching for employment on the Bristow Post Office Project; sites for the post office in Bristow.

F 30: Federal Buildings: Clinton/Cushing (1931).

Correspondence re: wages being paid at the Indian hospital being constructed near Clinton; sites and employment connected with the post office project in Cushing.

F 31: Federal Buildings: Drumright/Duncan/El Reno/Fort Sill (1932-1933).

Correspondence re: appropriations for a building at Drumright being cut; a contract being awarded for a federal building in Duncan; the construction of a federal institution at El Reno; employment, contracts and pay scales on the Ft. Sill Project.

F 32: Federal Buildings: Frederick/Guthrie/Henryetta (1932).

Correspondence re: monetary dispute concerning a subcontractor on the Frederick Federal Building; Guthrie being omitted from the final bill on the public building program; a request by Henryetta residents for a federal building.

F 33: Federal Buildings: Hobart/Holdenville/Hugo (1932-1933).

a. Correspondence re: wage dispute concerning the construction of the post office in Hobart; confirmation of a public building to be constructed in Holdenville; the request for and the granting of a public building in Hugo.

b. House Document No. 788: "Construction of Public Buildings Outside the District of Columbia"; Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds; Seventy-First Congress, Third Session (1931).

c. Public Act No. 302 (H. R. 9642): "To Relieve Destitution, to Broaden the Lending Powers of the Reconstruction finance Corporation, and to create Employment by Providing for and Expediting a Public Works Program." Seventy-Second Congress (1932).

F 34: Federal Buildings: Idabel/Miami/Muskogee (1932-1933).

Correspondence re: request for a post office in Idabel; concerns about possible labor problems in the construction of a post office in Miami, Oklahoma; bids on a gas contract for the Muskogee post office.

F 35: Federal Buildings: Oklahoma City (1932-1933).

Correspondence re: payment from the government due on some installed picture molding; architectural work on the Oklahoma City building and small problems surrounding it; payment for a paved alley connected with the construction of the building; wages connected with federal building construction.

F 36: Federal Buildings: Okmulgee (1932-1933).

Correspondence re: problems involving the contractor awarded the Okmulgee Post Office.

F 37: Federal Building: Pawhuska (1932-1933).

Correspondence re: requests for a post office in Pawhuska.

F 38: Federal Building: Pawnee/Ponca City (1932-1933).

a. Correspondence re: wage problems at the Pawnee building project; the request for a post office in Ponca City.

b. Senate Report No. 383 (S. 3086): "Relating to the Construction of a Federal Building at Ponca City, Oklahoma."; Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds; Seventy-Second Congress, First Session (1932).

F 39: Federal Buildings: Shawnee/Watonga/Wewoka (1933).

Correspondence re: architectural firm requesting consideration in federal building construction at Shawnee; requests for a Federal Building at Watonga; requests for a Federal Building at Wewoka.

F 40: Federal Buildings (1936).

Correspondence re: Muskogee as a possible site for a federal prison; the remodeling of the Blackwell Post Office; appropriations for the construction of the Chilocco Indian School; a request for a federal building in Shawnee being denied.

F 41: Federal Buildings: Vinita (1937-1938).

Correspondence re: status on the federal post office plans for Vinita.

F 42: Federal Buildings: Coalgate (1940).

Correspondence re: status of the federal building approved for construction in Coalgate.

F 43: Federal Buildings (1949).

Press release re: selection of sites for federal building projects.

F 44: Federal Projects (1949-1950).

Correspondence re: Tinker Field, Greenleaf Spillway, Warr Acres, Air Force Mechanics Technical Schools, Quartermaster Research Lab, University of Oklahoma dormitories, Hulah Dam and State Public Health Laboratory.

F 45: Federal Works Agency (1935).

Correspondence re: Fort Sill project.

F 46: Federal Works Agency (1940).

Correspondence re: WPA funds for Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City.

F 47: Federal Works Agency (1943).

Correspondence re: consideration of Enid, Oklahoma as a site for a military hospital.

F 47B: Federal Works Agency (1944).

Correspondence re: sewage system for Medicine Park; money for separate schools project in Tulsa; sewage system for McAlester; funds for hospital in Ardmore; training facilities for nurses at University of Oklahoma; venereal disease hospital facilities at Rush Springs.

F 48: Federal Works Agency (1945).

Correspondence re: McAlester sewage disposal plant; Chickasha sewage facilities; Sulphur school facilities; Oklahoma A & M building; Chickasha water facilities; Tahlequah municipal building; Oklahoma City sewage treatment plant; Buffalo sewage disposal plant; Elk City water facilities; Southeastern State school facilities; Stigler water facilities; Seminole flood control; University of Oklahoma dormitories; Enid water facilities; Taft public school facilities; Bristow school facilities; Bixby water facilities; Putnam school facilities; Claremore school facilities; Elk City sewage disposal facilities; Elk City municipal building; Paden water works system; Bethany school facilities; Guthrie school facilities; Midwest City school facilities; Pryor school facilities; Oklahoma City south side sewage facilities; Wister Dam Project.

F 49: Federal Works Agency (January-July 1946).

Correspondence re: Ada street paving; Ada municipal auditorium; Ada city hall; Elk City water supply; Elk City municipal airport; Hugo water supply; Choteau water supply system; Barnsdall sewage disposal facilities; Henryetta water system; Goodwell sewage system; Oklahoma City sewage treatment plant; Edmond school facilities; Mountain View water facilities; Pauls Valley water facilities; Nowata city hall; Nowata drainage facilities; Nowata street facilities; Nowata water and sewage facilities; Perry hospital facilities; Checotah water facilities; Elk City school facilities; Chandler water facilities; Guymon sewage facilities; Temple water facilities; Nichols Hills sewage facilities; Perry sewage facilities; Perry streetlight facilities; Perry water facilities; Garvin County road improvement; Chelsea streetlight facilities; Chelsea sewage facilities; Chelsea power facilities; Cordell school facilities; Cordell municipal auditorium; Checotah sewage facilities; Grove sewage facilities; Hugo sewage facilities; Midwest City school facilities; Poteau water facilities; Poteau sewage facilities; Ada water facilities; Chelsea water facilities; Oklahoma County school building; Bethany sewage facilities; El Reno new city building; Vian water facilities; Broken Bow sewage facilities; Wakita sewage facilities; Maysville school facilities; Lanham Act project; and the following housing projects at Ada, Bristow, Chickasha, Cushing, Durant, El Reno, Pawhuska, Pawnee, Sapulpa, Stillwater, Tulsa, Woodward, Guthrie, and Oklahoma City.

F 50: Federal Work Agency (August-December 1946).

Correspondence re: possibility of improving the hospital in Mangum, Oklahoma; the application for the Southside Sewage Treatment Plant in Oklahoma City; the need of a gymnasium at Panhandle A & M College; the following FWA projects: Seminole hospital facilities; Checotah sewer facilities; Tatums school facilities; Ada airport facilities; Derwin school facilities; Muskogee water facilities; Muskogee sewer facilities; Okmulgee street improvements; El Reno hospital facilities; Altus hospital facilities; Chickasha school facilities; Chickasha community building; Lindsay electrical distributor improvement; Pawhuska public buildings; and veterans educational facilities projects at Central State College, Northwestern State College, East Central State College, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma City University, University of Oklahoma, Eastern Oklahoma A & M, Northeastern Oklahoma A & M, Oklahoma A & M, Phillips University, Northern Oklahoma Junior College, Panhandle A & M, Murray State School of Agriculture, Oklahoma Baptist University, Southwestern Institute of Technology, Cameron State Agriculture College, Northwestern State College, Langston University, Connors State Agricultural College, Poteau Junior College, Southeastern State Teachers College.

F 51: Federal Works Agency (January-February 1947).

Correspondence re: following FWA projects: Midwest City school facilities; Oklahoma City school maintenance; Elk City airport facilities; Walters sewer facilities; Freedom water facilities; Oklahoma Military Academy airport facilities; Kingston sewer facilities; Caddo County court house and jail; Oklahoma City University educational facilities; Pawhuska library facilities; and El Reno Junior College attempting to obtain a building for their campus.

F 52: Federal Works Agency (March 1947).

Correspondence re: following FWA projects: Tahlequah airport facilities; Beaver sewer facilities; Valliant sewer facilities; Northeastern State College gymnasium facilities; University of Tulsa veterans educational facilities; Frederick school facilities; Okmulgee school facilities; Lawton school facilities; Ardmore sewer facilities; Langston University veterans educational facilities; Guthrie veterans educational facilities; El Reno Junior College's request for an additional building.

F 53: Federal Works Agency (April 1947).

Correspondence re: following FWA projects: Hobart community buildings; University of Oklahoma veterans' educational facilities; Northeastern State College veterans' educational facilities; Bacone College veterans' educational facility; Oklahoma A & M College facilities; Cameron State Agricultural College veterans' educational facilities; Northeastern State College facilities; Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College veterans' educational facilities; Lawton school facilities.

F 54: Federal Works Agency (May-December 1947).

Correspondence re: following FWA projects: Midwest City schools operation and maintenance funds; Clinton sewer facilities; Poteau Junior College veterans' educational facilities; Pryor schools operation and maintenance; Lawton schools operation and maintenance; Oklahoma Baptist University veterans' educational facilities; Panhandle A & M College veterans' educational facilities; Carter County buildings; Ada street improvements; Southwestern Institute of Technology office and infirmary facilities; Oklahoma A & M College facilities; Phillips University veterans' educational facilities; East Central State College flight training facilities.

F 55: Federal Works Agency (1948).

Correspondence re: following FWA projects: Southwestern Institute of Technology veterans' educational facilities; Midwest City schools operation and maintenance; Pryor schools operation and maintenance.

F 56: Federal Works Agency (1949).

Correspondence re: Midwest City Schools operation and maintenance project.

F 57: Fish and Wildlife Service (1946).

Correspondence re: transfer of six buildings from an Oklahoma CCC camp to the Black Beaver Council of Boy Scouts.

F 58: Fish and Wildlife Service (1948-1949).

Correspondence re: use of a part of the Tishomingo refuge as a statewide summer camp; the possible loss of a hatchery at Ballard's Park near Tishomingo.

F 59: Flight Training School (1951).

Correspondence re: possibility of using a Tulsa business school as a possible Air Force training school.

F 60: Flood Control Projects (1935).

Correspondence re: possible flood control projects in the following areas: Poteau River near Wister; Red River between Tillman and Jackson Counties; Red River in Cotton County; Eagletown, Oklahoma; Arkansas River in Sequoyah County; Tenkiller Ferry site near Muskogee.

F 61: Flood Control Projects (1936).

Correspondence re: levee construction on Coney Creek, Oklahoma and Kansas; channel clearing, Verdigris River from mouth to Madison, Kansas; flood control levees near Fort Gibson.

F 62: Flood Control Projects (1937).

a. H. R. 7051: "Authorizing the Construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes."; Committee on Rivers and Harbors; Seventy-Fifth Congress; First Session (1937).

b. House Report No. 885 (H. R. 7051): "Rivers and Harbors Bill"; Committee on Rivers and Harbors. (1937).

c. House Report No. 1120 (H. R. 7646): "Levees, Flood Walls, and Drainage Structures in Ohio River Basin"; Committee on Flood Control. (1937).

d. House Report No. 1584 (H. R. 7646): "Levees, Flood-Walls, and Drainage Structures in the Ohio River Basin"; Committee of Conference. (1937).

e. Senate Report No. 915 (H. R. 7646): "Flood Protection for Ohio River Basin, Yazoo River, Mississippi, and General Flood-Control Surveys"; Committee on Commerce. (1937).

f. House Committee Document No. 1: "Comprehensive Flood-Control for Ohio and Lower Mississippi Rivers; Committee on Flood Control. (Includes letter from President Franklin D. Roosevelt). (1937).

g. Booklet: Flood Control, American Forestry Association (1937).

h. Correspondence re: Arkansas and White River Basin Projects; the Grand River Project; the surveys on the Washita River, the Poteau River and the South Canadian and Cimarron Rivers.

F 63: Flood Control Projects (1938).

Correspondence re: following flood control projects: Tenkiller Dam; Oolagah Dam; Red River on the southern Oklahoma boundary; Eufaula Reservoir; South Canadian River; Denison Dam; Canton Reservoir; dam on the Verdigris River near Oolagah; the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River; Manford Dam; and a list of officers of the Southwest Valley Association.

F 64: Flood Control Projects: Documents (1938).

a. H. R. 10618: "Authorizing the construction of certain public works on rivers and harbors for flood control, and for other purposes."; Committee on Flood Control; Seventy-Fifth Congress, Third Session (1938).

b. House Report No. 2353 (H. R. 10618): "Comprehensive Flood-Control Plans and Works for Reservoirs, Levees and Floodwalls"; Committee on Flood Control.

c. Public Act No. 761 (H. R. 10618): "Authorizing the construction of certain public works on rivers and harbors for flood-control, and for other purposes."

d. Brief (H. R. 10618): "In so far as the same relates to the Red River Dam - Denison Reservoir."

e. Public Act No. 685 (H. R. 10298): "Authorizing the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors and for other purposes."

f. Public Act No. 497 (H. R. 9621): "Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1939 and for other purposes."

g. House Document No. 569: "North Canadian River, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma - Letter from the Secretary of War"

h. Senate Document No. 153: "A survey of the North Fork of the Red River with respect to flood control and irrigation - Altus Project".

i. Clipping: "Senate Adds 5 State Dams," Daily Oklahoman, May 23, 1938.

F 65: Flood Control Projects (1941).

Correspondence re: negotiations between KAMO Electric Cooperative, Inc. and the Grand River Dam Authority.

F 66: Flood Control Projects (1942).

Correspondence re: Tulsa - West Tulsa Flood Control Project.

F 67: Flood Control Projects: Oklahoma (1944).

Correspondence re: following flood control projects: Deep Fork stream improvements; Washita River watershed; streams in Jackson County; Garden City flood control; Birch Creek flood control near Barnsdall; the interurban ditches in Tulsa; Enid flood control project; Wister dam; Oolagah dam; Brow Creek drainage rroject; Cherokee flood control; Hulah dam.

F 68: Flood Control Projects: Chikaskia River(1944).

Correspondence re: petitions for review of a flood control survey by the U.S. Army Engineers.

F 69: Flood Control Projects: Out of State (1944).

Correspondence re: flood control in the Rio Grande Valley; Hulah Dam and Reservoir Project; Hulah and Oolagah Dams; Grand River dam.

F 70: Flood Control Projects: Oklahoma (1945).

Correspondence (Arnett-McBride) re: town of Verden drainage ditch; South Canadian River dam near Mustang; the Wister Dam; the Arkansas Valley Project; irrigation near Mountain Park, Oklahoma; town of Jenks flood control; Canadian River project north of Rudy, Oklahoma; Bixby area flood control; flood control on the Verdigris and Arkansas River; the Fort Gibson Dam.

F 71: Flood Control Projects: Oklahoma (1945).

Correspondence (McElhoes-Wright) re: Shasta Dam (CA); Canton Dam; Fort Gibson Dam; Wister Dam; Denison Dam; Oolagah Dam; Enid flood control; Grand River development; Washita flood control and irrigation; Polecat Creek Flood Control Project; Brown Creek Drainage Project; a possible Arkansas Valley Authority; Boswell Dam; flood survey of the Chikaskia River.

F 72: Flood Control Projects: Out of State (1945).

Correspondence re: Garrison Dam on the Missouri River in North Dakota; San Pedro River Dam near Fort Huachuca, Arizona; flood control funds; Harris County Flood Control Project; feport on the Grand River and in tributaries, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.

F 73: Flood Control Projects Data (1945).

a. Notice re: hearing by U. S. Engineers on Elk City Reservoir.

b. Flyer re: flood control meeting in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma.

c. Clipping: "Speaker Attacks Program of TVA, Favors Army Plan," Muskogee Daily Phoenix (May 10, 1945).

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