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Special Collections, SC#24, Arrell Gibson Collection

Collection Information

Collection Number: SC#24

Title: 
Arrell Gibson Collection

Dates: 
1960s-1980s


Collection Size: 
168 Boxes, 53 shelves of books

Biographical History

Dr. Arrell Gibson was a graduate of Joplin Junior College and taught history at the University of Oklahoma.

Scope and Content

This collection focuses on Arrell Gibson's authorship, including drafts of his novels, personal correspondence, and copies of the photographs and letters used in his writings. Dr. Gibson also donated many books on the American West and American Indian history. Many of these books are now located in Spiva Library’s Native American Resource Collection.

Creator(s)

Arrell Gibson

Acquisition Information

Donated by Arrell M. Gibson on August 27, 1984.

Preview the Collection

Letter from Arrell Gibson to C.L. Sonnichsen of Texas Western College, December 7, 1960

Letter from C.L. Sonnichsen of Texas Western College to Arrell Gibson, December 10, 1960

Letter from C.L. Sonnichsen of Texas Western College to Arrell Gibson, September 27, 1962

Letter from C.L. Sonnichsen of Texas Western College to Arrell Gibson, October 16, 1962

Letter from Arrell Gibson to C.L. Sonnichsen of Texas Western College, October 17, 1962

Letter from Arrell Gibson to C.L. Sonnichsen of Texas Western College, October 23, 1962

Collection Inventory

Box 1: Kickapoo Documents and Research Materials

  • Kickapoo Folklore
  • Wilson’s Kickapoo Bibliography
  • Kickapoo Mss.
  • Kickapoos in Mexico
  • Kickapoo Manuscripts – Early
  • Okla. Kickapoo – News Stories
  • Kickapoo Documents – Used
  • Kickapoo (Spanish)
  • Kickapoo Folklore (2)
  • Kickapoo Bibliography
  • Kickapoo Maps
  • Kickapoo Documents
  • Kickapoo Materials
  • Mex. Kickapoo – Ethnology
  • Mex. Kickapoo Land Frauds

Box 2

  • Kickapoo Original Draft
  •  Preface
  • Chapter One
  • Chapter Two
  • Chapter Three
  • Chapter Four
  • Chapter Five
  • Chapter Six
  • Chapter Seven
  • Chapter Eight
  • Chapter Nine
  • Chapter Ten
  • Chapter Eleven
  • Chapter Twelve
  • Chapter Thirteen
  • Chapter Fourteen
  • Chapter Fifteen
  • Chapter Sixteen
  • Chapter Seventeen
  • Chapter Eighteen
  •  Chapter Nineteen
  • Chapter Twenty
  • Chapter Twenty-One
  • Chapter Twenty-Two
  • Chapter Twenty-Three
  • Chapter Twenty-Four
  • Chapter Twenty-Five
  • Chapter Twelve – Notes

Box 3

  • Kickapoo Manuscript – Rough Draft – Original (2 boxes 8½ x 11)

Box 4

  • Kickapoo Manuscripts (2 boxes – 8½ x 11 )

Box 5

  • O.U. Press Research Grant
  • Kickapoos-Contract
  • Kickapoo Correspondence (Pending)
  • Kickapoo Correspondence
  • Kickapoo Research – Correspondence (Closed)
  • Galley
  • Page Proofs
  • Map & Photographs – Kickapoo

Box 6

  • Kickapoo Documents (miscellaneous)

Box 7

  • Will Hale Reviews
  • Copies of Inquiries Will Hale Book
  • Will Hale Introduction – A.M. Gibson (Manila envelope)
  • Library Inquiries Will Hale Book
  • General Inquiries Will Hale Book
  • Book Dealer Inquiries Will Hale Book
  • Will Hale Introduction
  • Encyclopedia Brit. Article
  • Chickasaw Rancher – Introduction
  • Seneca Indian School Manuscript
  • Guide Information
  • Mining Camp Society – Mss.
  • Creek Council Laws – 1845 (Ms.)
  • Choctaw Country Ms.

Box 8

  • Lead and Zinc Material
  • Manuscript – Southwestern Mining Camp Society – A Survey
  • Great Plains Speech
  • Pikes Council at Wichita Agency
  • Gilcrease Leaflet
  • Articles for Little and Ives
  • American Scene Article “Land Runs”
  • Kagey Story File
  • Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Review – Astoria
  • Museum of the Great Plains Article
  • Article on “New Sources of Indian History”
  • Cherokee Nation Article

Box 9

  • Koeltzow Manuscript (4 folders)
  • Koeltzow Manuscript – Correspondence

Box 10

  • Kickapoo Publicity
  • Post-Publication Correspondence – Kickapoos
  • Manuscript- The Kickapoos: Lords of the Middle Border Part I (in red-rope folder)
  • Manuscript – The Kickapoos: Lords of the Middle Border Part II (in red-rope folder)

Box 11

  • Galley Proofs for The Kickapoos

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