The Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Historical Society met in the Governor’s reception room, in the Capitol, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 1926, with the following members present: President Jasper Sipes, presiding; Mesdames John R. Williams, A. Emma Estill, Frank Korn, J.R. Frazier and Jess. R. Moore, Judge Thomas H. Doyle, Judge William P. Thompson, Colonel R. A. Sneed, Judge Robert L. Williams, Judge Thomas Edwards, Judge Phil D. Brewer, Colonel Arthur N. Leecraft, General Charles F. Barrett, Mr. Charles F. Colcord, Mr. Louis LeFlore, Mr. D. W. Peery and Judge Baxter Taylor and the secretary.
On motion, the reading of the minutes of the last meeting was dispensed with.
Under the head of election of officers, Charles F. Colcord was nominated for president for the ensuing term of two years. There being no other nominations, on motion, the secretary was instructed to cast the unanimous vote of the members of the Board for the election of Mr. Colcord.
Judge Thomas H. Doyle and Judge Phil D. Brewer were nominated for vice-presidents and, there being two to be elected, on motion duly seconded, the rules were suspended and the secretary was instructed to cast the unanimous vote of the directors for the election of both as vice-presidents of the Society.
Mrs. Jessie R. Moore, treasurer of the Society was nominated for re-election and, there being no other nominations, on motion duly seconded, the rules were suspended and the secretary was instructed to cast the unanimous ballot of the directors for her re-election.
J. Y. Bryce, of Hartshorne, was nominated for secretary. There being no other nominations, on motion duly seconded, the, rules were suspended and the secretary was instructed to cast the unaimous vote of the directors for the election of Mr. Bryce as secretary.
Joseph B. Thoburn was nominated and elected as research director of the Society.
Moved by Judge Williams that Grant Foreman, Judge Brewer and the secretary constitute the committee on publications. The motion carried.
Jasper Sipes and Mrs. John R. Williams were named as additional members of the Executive Committee.
Moved by Judge Doyle that, in recognition of the long and faithful service of Mr. Sipes, as director, vice-president, and president of the Society, that he be elected as honorary life member and president emeritus of the Society. The motion was passed by a unanimous rising vote.
Moved by Judge Williams that the chair appoint a special committee to take in charge the making of maps of the old Indian country. The notion prevailed. Judge Williams, Colonel Leecraft and Mr. Durant were named as members of the committee.
The meeting of the Board then adjourned.
JASPER SIPES, President.
JOSEPH B. THOBURN, Secretary.