Archive for February, 2009

Cherokee Nation Plat Maps

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009


by Ashley Hendricks, Digital Technician

Beginning in late December and through January of 2009, our Cherokee Nation township plat maps underwent the process of oversized document digitization. There are a total of 236 township maps that include townships 9 north through 29 north. An interesting characteristic of these maps is the meticulous detail with which the ownership of allotments is shown. Each map contains the names, statuses, and allotment numbers of the individual owners. (more…)

Jerry Elliott

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

by Jennifer Silvers, Manuscript Archivist

8011008.jpgJerry Elliott was born in Oklahoma and grew up wondering about the colors in the sky and the way of things physical and spiritual. He followed this path through adulthood and now, after serving for over 20 years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Elliott has time to focus on his music and poetic writings. Also known as J.C. High Eagle, Elliott is of Osage and Cherokee heritage and plays traditional American Indian flute in addition to popular country music. Among his many achievements are over 190 songwriting and composition credits as well as multiple published works of literature and philosophical writing. (more…)

Deaccession Process

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

by Jill Holt, Curator of Textiles

PVC Women’s GaloshesWhen making the decision to accept an artifact for donation, several criteria are applied including condition, relevance, and provenance; the history of an object’s ownership. Each object that is accepted into the collection is assigned an accession number that records the object in order of acquisition. As I inventory the textile collection, I am sometimes faced with the need to deaccession, or dispose of, an artifact that is in poor condition or lacks any provenance. (more…)

Newspaper Catalog – Now Online

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

by Angela Hoofard

OHS is happy to introduce our new and improved newspaper catalog. The catalog is an index of our extensive newspaper collection, which dates from 1828 through the present. Consisting of close to 4,000 titles on approximately 31,000 reels of microfilm, the collection is the largest of its kind in Oklahoma. (more…)