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Archives & Special Collections

Personal Papers

The personal letters, photos, documents, notes, newspaper clipping, and memorabilia of prominent people in the community.

Alice Ayler portrait as a childAyler, Alice

Orphan Train Collection 1982-2002
(15 linear ft.)

Materials include an autobiography, interviews with other orphan train riders, photographs, video tapes, books, newspaper articles, awards and memorabilia.

Don Betz portraitBetz, Don

Collection 1931-2004
(VF 16 linear ft.)

Materials include lecture notes, meeting minutes, photographs, memorabilia, books, newspaper articles, awards, and more.

A frequent writer and speaker, Dr. Betz has addressed international, motivational and educational topics for more than 30 years. Dr. Betz received his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in International Studies from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver, Colorado, USA. He has taught on three different semester voyages as a Visiting Professor with the University of Pittsburgh Semester-At-Sea program. In July 1999 he completed Harvard University's Institute for Educational Management (IEM).

Sidney Bray portrait wearing military uniformBray, Sidney C.

Collection 1932-1965
(36 linear ft.)

Included in the Bray donation are World War II financing records, promotional materials, scrapbooks, photographs, federal publications, press releases, and special memorabilia.

Ray Coyner portraitCoyner, Ray

Memorabilia 1908-1985
(10 items)

Included among the items in this small but interesting collection are a letter to Governor William "Wild Alfalfa Bill" Murray and reply regarding the completion of Highway 77, a WWII rations book, the 1908 Edmond Post Office record, and comments on the year 1908.

A. A. Drummond portraitDrummond, A.A. (Jack)

Papers 1918-1980
(140 linear ft., 32 cass. tapes)

The typed, printed, and handwritten materials in this collection include business and personal correspondence, legal, and financial documents, newspapers, maps, photographs, audio tapes, and personal memorabilia. The cassette tapes are interviews conducted by Terry Hammons from 1978-1980 in preparation for his book on Drummond.

Don Getzoff portraitGetzoff, Don

Collection, 1992-2006
(30 cu. ft.)

The collection consists of architectural drawings of his sets, notebooks on how to construct the sets, scripts, slides and video of major UCO and Shakespeare in the Park productions from 1992-2006.

William Gill portraitGill, William E.

Papers & Library 1929-1986
(2.5 linear ft.)

The personal papers of William E. Gill include correspondence from his legislative year, research notes and book drafts, manuscripts, campaign materials dated between 1930-1934 and special political issues of newspapers. Among the political figures represented in these papers are William Murray, Jack Walton, Lyle Boren, and Leon Phillips.

Donald green portraitGreen, Dr. Donald E.

Papers 1950s-1990
(4 linear ft.)

Papers include personal correspondence, professional correspondence, class notes taken by him as a student at the University of Oklahoma and Texas Tech University, academic papers written by students of his courses, several archaeological journals, and various office files.

L. Jeston Hampton portraitHampton, L. Jeston

Papers 1910-1965
(3.5 linear ft.)

Papers, which include personal correspondence, course development materials, speech drafts, correspondence from her many speaking engagements, and lecture notes, chronicle her many achievements.

Marilyn Harros portraitHarris, Marilyn

(30 cu. ft.)

This collection consists of the original drafts of all 20 books, correspondence with publishers and editors, galleys, fan letters, cover art for her book, research used in the writing of her books, as well as a complete collection of her works in paper, hardback, and foreign language titles.

Joe Jackson portraitJackson, Dr. Joe

Papers 1898-1990
(1 ½ linear in.)

The papers of this former history professor include documents used in his doctoral dissertation written on the history of education in Eastern Oklahoma.

Ruth King portraitKing, Ruth

Collection 1930-
(1 ½ linear in.)

Her collection includes letters, photographs, news column clippings on Edmond, and other interesting articles and histories of many Oklahoma towns and counties.

Bertha Levy portraitLevy, Dr. Bertha M.D.

Papers 1966-1982
(3 linear ft.)

The donation of Dr. Levy includes letters, handouts from meetings, and documents from State Directors Conferences on the establishment of the Oklahoma Medicare/Medicaid programs.

Winona Morris Nation portriatNation, Winona Morris

Papers 1970-1991
(4 linear ft.)

Her papers include typed and handwritten manuscript materials. A collection of her poems was posthumously published in a book entitled If I Still Hold Earth As Dear.

Lloyd Rader portraitRader, Lloyd

Papers 1906-1982
(4 linear ft.)

Include genealogical information and family history, photographs, diaries, news clippings, memorabilia, scrapbooks, letters, plaques and awards, a history of Hinton County, Oklahoma, cassette tape interviews, and a video biography of Rader with his friends and co-workers assembled by CSU-TV. (See also Oklahoma Department of Human Services Records).

Guy Rankin portraitRankin, Guy M.

Papers 1926-1982
(6 linear in.)

The personal manuscripts and published items of Guy Rankin include letters, editorials, essays and speeches, the bulk of which address political and economic issues.

C. H. Spearman, Jr. portraitSpearman, C.H. Jr.

Papers 1951-1985
(3 linear ft.)

Papers contain correspondence, reports, rules, campaign materials, publicity, debate speech materials, and some awards and recognition memorabilia from his years of service in Oklahoma state government. While the materials reflect the background and training of Spearman in the 1950s, the majority represents his years in the House of Representative.

Stiles, Gladys

Memorabilia 1889-1986
(4 ½ linear in.)

This collection includes news clippings, photographs, and handwritten manuscripts about Guthrie history, including a letter from A. Jennings regarding the removal of the seal from Guthrie to Oklahoma City.