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Chronicles of Oklahoma
Volume 8, No. 3
September, 1930
MINUTES

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OF THE MEETING
of the
BOARD OF DIRECTORS,
July 24, 1930.

The quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Historical Society was held July 24, 1930 at 10:00 a. m. in the Capitol, Oklahoma City, Okla., with the following members present: Judge Phil. D. Brewer, Vice-President, (presiding), Judge W. A. Ledbetter, Judge Baxter Taylor, Mrs. Frank Lucas, Mrs. John R. Williams, Mrs. Emma Estill-Harbour, Judge R. L. Williams, Judge Harry Campbell, Judge Thos. A. Edwards, Mrs. Frank Korn, Mr. Grant Foreman, Mr. Jasper Sipes, Mrs. Jessie Moore and Dan W. Peery, the secretary.

The secretary read the minutes of the adjourned meeting of the Board of Directors, held May 5, 1930, which were approved as read with the following exceptions: In the fifth paragraph, page 1, the name should be McKinney instead of McKenize; and on page 2, paragraph one, instead of "a party be paid for copying records" it should read "and also that the Society pay the expense of copying."

The secretary read the minutes of the called meeting of the Board of Directors, held June 4, 1930, which were approved as read, but it was suggested that the secretary write Mr. C. G. Abbott, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and advise him that where he says in his letter "The Institution will then reimburse the University for one half of funds expended" it should read "The Institution will then reimburse the Oklahoma Historical Society for one half of funds expended."

Judge Ledbetter introduced Judge Harry Campbell, of Tulsa, who was elected a member of the Board of Directors at its last meeting, and he expressed his appreciation of his election to serve on the Board.

The secretary explained some complications that had arisen in regard to the funds for the archaeological field work being done in the northwestern part of the state.

Judge Williams moved that the balance of the $1000.00 which had heretofore been authorized and appropriated for archaeological field work be paid out of some fund that is

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available for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1930. Mrs. Harbour seconded the motion which carried.

Mr. Foreman discussed the historical research work that he had had done in Washington D. C. and Montgomery, Alabama and turned over to the Society the following manuscripts which had been copied under his direction: Office of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, relating to the Cherokees, the Choctaws, the Creeks, the Chickasaws, the Osages and Seminoles; and Adjutant General's office, relating to the War Department Files, and from the State Department of Archives and History; Montgomery, Alabama, copies of manuscripts and newspapers.

Judge Williams moved that the Society set aside $500.00, out of available funds, to pay the expense of having records transcribed in Washington D. C. and elsewhere. Motion was seconded and carried.

Judge Williams moved that the Society authorize the binding of photostat copies that Mr. Foreman has secured for the Society, pay for the binding and also other incidental expenses connected therewith. Motion was seconded and carried.

Mr. Foreman made a report of the work that has been done by Mrs. Rella Watts, in the office of the Indian Agency, at Muskogee.

Judge Williams moved that the secretary be instructed and authorized to have a large copy made of the picture of the Indian Mission Conference held in 1874, under Bishop Cavanaugh, have the picture framed and fitted with name plate. Motion was seconded and carried, and it was so ordered.

Judge Williams moved that the Society have an enlarged portrait made of Jacob Jackson, who at one time was secretary of the Choctaw Nation, have it framed and hung on the wall of the Historical Society building. Motion was seconded and carried.

Mr. Foreman presented to the Board a set of questionnaires which had been secured from the California Historical Socety, relating to securing biographical data.

Judge Williams moved that this be filed and taken up at the next quarterly meeting of the Board for consideration. Motion was seconded and carried.

Judge Williams presented to the Board the following

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amendments to the constitution and by-laws, and moved that they be printed in the next issue of Chronicles so they can be voted on at next annual meeting of the Society. (See Proposed Amendments to the Constitution and by laws). Motion was seconded and carried.

Judge Williams, chairman of the committee on resolutions in memoriam of Dr. James Shannon Buchanan read the following biography and resolution, and moved that it be adopted by the Board.

(See Necrology)

The motion was seconded and the resolution was adopted by a rising vote.

Judge Williams moved that Allen H. Williams, who is an honorary member of the Society, be elected an annual member also. Motion was seconded and carried.

Mr. Sipes moved the following named persons be elected to membership in the Society:

Annual Members: D. Bell, Ardmore; Sheldon Brumbaugh, Fort Gibson; Joe Chambers, Tulsa; Miss Jessie Daniels, Oklahoma City; Mrs. R. H. Farnham, Duncan; Major Harry B. Gilstrap, Oklahoma City; W. F. Graham, Tulsa; Mrs. W. D. Hand, Okmulgee; Rev. Alvin S. Hock, Stillwater; Frank W. Jones, Duncan; Graydon H. Laughbaum, Seminole; H. Kirk Laughbaum, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Ella E. Love, Sulphur; Williams Henry Martin, Salina; Mrs. J. E. Parmenter, Talihina; Mary Raunikar, Ashland; John C. Short, Marlow; Mrs. Mary L. Slover, Sulphur; Mrs. Bertha M. Truitt, Enid; Harriette B. Westbrook, Tulsa; Mrs. S. H. Williamson, Duncan; John M. Wilson, Tulsa;

Annual Corresponding: Mrs. Marie F. Berry, Concord, New Hampshire; Dr. Carroll Chase, Paris, France; Mrs. Dora Lewis Gaines, Abilene, Texas and Mrs. Eudorah N. Hynds, McKinney, Texas.

Motion was seconded and carried.

The question of loaning books from the Historical Library was discussed and Judge Williams moved that no one be allowed to borrow books from the library except on the approval of the Board of Directors and that a written receipt must then be required for the book or books so loaned. Motion was seconded and carried.

The secretary asked for instructions in regard to J. Y.

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Bryce, who is out in the field doing research work, and Judge Williams moved that he be allowed his former salary, namely $183.33 per month for the months of July and August, and his maintenance, not including expense for car, and less what he has already collected for the use of his car. Motion was seconded and carried.

Judge Williams moved that Mr. Foreman be authorized to include the Osages and other tribes of Indians in the material to be collected at Washington D. C. and elsewhere. Motion was seconded and carried.

Mrs. Moore moved that Mrs. Watts, the research worker at Muskogee, be allowed a vacation of two weeks on full pay. Motion was seconded and carried.

Meeting adjourned.

JUDGE PHIL D. BREWER,
Vice-President, Presiding.

DAN W. PEERY,
Secretary

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