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Chronicles of Oklahoma
Volume 11, No. 1
March, 1933
MINUTES
OKLAHOMA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Annual Meeting, January 26, 1933

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The Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Historical Society met in the Auditorium of the Historical building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 10:00 A. M., January 26, 1933, Mr. Charles F. Colcord, President, presiding.

The following program was rendered:

Music—Music Department, State Teachers College, Edmond.
Invocation—Dr. Eugene M. Antrim, President of Oklahoma City University.
Music—Music Department, State Teachers College, Edmond.
Address of Welcome—Mr. Charles F. Colcord, President Oklahoma Historical Society.
Address—Dr. A. C. Scott.

Business Meeting:

Reading of the minutes was dispensed with, since they were published in the magazine.

Judge R. L. Williams presented to the Society the portrait of Bishop Theophile Meerschaert, a gift of the Sisters of the Catholic Church, giving a brief description of the work of Bishop Meerschaert.

Mrs. Emma Estill-Harbour moved that the Society accept the portrait and extend to the Sisters the thanks of the Society, which motion was seconded and carried.

Judge R. L. Williams, at the request of Mr. Colcord, President of the Society and Mrs. F. B. Lucas of Ponca City, presented to the Society the picture entitled "The Spirit of '89," representing the run into Oklahoma, which was a gift of the citizens of Ponca City.

Mrs. Lucas moved that the picture be accepted, and that the Secretary be instructed to thank the Chamber of Commerce, of Ponca City, who sponsored the gift. The motion was seconded and carried.

Mrs. Czarina C. Conlan presented to the Society the flag which floated over the Capitol at Washington the day when the Hon. Charles Curtis was inaugurated Vice-President of the United States, and moved that the Society accept the flag and a vote of thanks be tendered Vice-President Curtis for the gift, which motion was seconded and carried.

Dr. J. B. Thoburn moved that when this meeting adjourns, that it be subject to the call of the President, which was so ordered.

Mr. Dan W. Peery, Secretary, read the report of the election as follows:

On January 24, 1933, Charles Colcord, President, Mrs. Jessie E. Moore, Treasurer and Dan W. Peery, Secretary met and canvassed the vote and they reported that the five persons receiving the highest numbers of votes were as follows:

Mrs. Eugene B. Lawson,
R. A. Sneed,
A. N. Leecraft,
Thomas H. Doyle,
W. A. Ledbetter.

And they further report that William S. Key was elected to fill the unexpired term of Phil D. Brewer, deceased.

Judge Edwards moved that the balance of the program be deferred

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and that the meeting adjourn. Motion was seconded and Doctor Thoburn called attention to his motion that the meeting adjourn subject to the call of the President, which amendment was accepted and the meeting stood adjourned.

Charles F. Colcord, President,
Presiding.

Dan W. Peery,
Secretary,


Meeting of the Board of Directors
January 26, 1933

The meeting of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Historical Society convened in the Historical Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 2:00 P. M., January 26, 1933, with the President of the Society, Mr. Charles F. Colcord, presiding.

The Secretary called the roll, which showed the following members present: Gen. R. A. Sneed, Judge Thos. H. Doyle, Col. A. N. Leecraft, Judge W. A. Ledbetter, Judge R. L. Williams, Dr. E. E. Dale, Col. Charles F. Colcord, Mrs. Frank B. Lucas, Dr. Grant Foreman, Gen. William S. Key, Judge Baxter Taylor, Mrs. John R. Williams, Mrs. T. B. Ferguson, Judge Thomas A. Edwards, Judge Wm. P. Thompson, Mrs. Emma Estill-Harbour, Mrs. Jessie E. Moore, Gen. Charles F. Barrett, Mr. Jasper Sipes, Dr. Joseph B. Thoburn, Mr. George H. Evans and Mr. Dan W. Peery, Secretary.

The Secretary reported that Judge Harry Campbell had given notice by letter of his inability to attend.

The Secretary read the minutes of the last quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors, held October 27, 1932, which upon motion of Judge Thompson were approved as read.

The Secretary presented his annual report, including that of the Librarian, File Clerk and Field Clerk, which upon motion of Judge R. L. Williams were ordered received and filed.

Judge Williams moved that the Election Report of the President, Treasurer and Secretary, giving the result of the ballot, be received and the result of the election declared in accordance therewith. Judge Thompson seconded the motion which carried.

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Judge Williams, chairman of the committee for transferring the records of the various Indian Agencies in Oklahoma to the Historical building, reported that he had prepared a bill at the suggestion of Congressman Hastings, to be introduced in Congress, providing for the lodging of the records of the Five Civilized Tribes and also of other tribes in Oklahoma, this to be done under the rules prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior.

Dr. Grant Foreman read the report of Martha Buntin, research worker, in collecting material from the Sac and Fox and other Indians who were with them under the Sac and Fox Agency.

Judge Williams moved that Dr. Grant Foreman be requested to prepare an article for the next issue of the Chronicles, giving a description and condition of the papers of the Indian archives in Muskogee and also of the other Tribes in Oklahoma, in order that such data may be available for the members of Congress and Secretary of the Interior. The motion being seconded was carried.

*     *     *

Mr. Sipes, Chairman of the House Committee, reported that the Committee had selected the center of the west side of the art gallery

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at which to hang the picture "The Spirit of '89.'

Judge Williams moved that Dr. Grant Foreman and Mr. George Evans be appointed on the editing committee for the next biennium, which upon motion of Mrs. Harbour was adopted.

Judge Williams moved that in future requisitions be drawn for a magazine not to exceed 500 pages for the annual volume, not more than 125 pages for each quarter, which motion being seconded was carried.

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The Secretary read a list of applicants for annual membership as follows:

Lee K. Anderson, Oklahoma City; O. J. M. Brewer, Heavener; Charles J. Brill, El Reno; Lew F. Carroll, Newkirk; R. E. Finerty, Oklahoma City; J. D. Fulton, Muskogee; Jay E. Goss, Oklahoma City; Genevieve Greer, Davis; B. B. Hunkapiller, Norman; James J. Hill, Norman; T. F. Hensley, El Reno; Fremont Hamilton, Courtney; Dr. E. W. Hawkins, Cherokee, N. Carolina; Mrs. J. Henry Johnson, Oklahoma City; Henry Lee, Carnegie; Dr. R. H. Lynch, Hollis; Ray McNaughton, Miami; Roy O'Connor, Holdenville; William Ogden, Chicago, Illinois; Lola S. Pollan, Muskogee; W. F. Rampendahl, Muskogee; J. C. Stone, Muskogee; Mrs. T. D. Turner, Oklahoma City; Judge W. B. Wall, Sallisaw, and Mrs. T. L. DeGroot, Oklahoma City.

Judge Edwards moved that they be received into annual membership of the Society. Motion was seconded and carried.

General Barrett presented the matter of keeping the Museum open on Sunday afternoons.

Judge Edwards moved that the President and Secretary be requested to work out a plan by which the building can be kept open on Sunday afternoons from 1:30 to 5 o'clock in winter and from 2 to 6 o'clock in summer, which motion being seconded was carried.

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Colonel Leecraft moved that the Resolutions passed by the Legislature regarding the death of Ex-Governor Lee Cruce be made a part of our records, which motion was seconded and carried.

Judge Williams moved that the Secretary of the Society be instructed to endeavor to secure a portrait of Ex-Governor Lee Cruce. Motion was seconded and carried.

Judge Williams moved that the Board proceed to elect a Junior Vice-President, which motion was seconded and carried.

Colonel Leecraft moved that W. A. Ledbetter be elected Junior Vice-President.

Doctor Thoburn moved that the nominations be closed and that the Secretary be instructed to cast the ballot for W. A. Ledbetter as Junior Vice-President, which motion was seconded and carried.

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Doctor Foreman presented to the Society historical material the gift of Mrs. F. L. Schaub, of Muskogee, widow of Fred L. Schaub, who was for nine years in charge of the Dwight Mission, as follows: A Cherokee Singing Book, Muskogee or Creek First Reader, a Copy of the Cherokee Messenger, five volumes of Cherokee Gospel Tidings, volumes 2 to 7, almost complete, and four pictures of the Dwight Mission School.

Mrs. Harbour moved that we accept this material and that a letter of thanks be written to Mrs. Schaub for her contributions to the archives of the Society. Motion was seconded and carried.

Doctor Foreman presented to the Society a copy of the Gospel According to John in the Creek language, published in 1860, a part of the Alice Robertson collection, which had been given to Mrs. Foreman by Mrs. N. B. Moore, Miss Robertson's sister, and asked that it be kept in the vault.

Mrs. Harbour moved that the Society accept the gift and that a letter of thanks be written to Mrs. N. B. Moore. Motion was seconded and carried.

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Judge Williams moved that the operation of the photostat machine be turned over to Miss Carswell, and that she be given charge of all paper now on hand for its operation. Motion was seconded and carried.

General Key moved that General Pat Hurley, Secretary of War, be asked to donate to the Society an oil painting of himself, since he is soon to retire from the President's Cabinet. Motion was seconded and carried. Meeting adjourned.

Charles F. Colcord, President,
Presiding.

Dan W. Peery,
Secretary.

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