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Chronicles of Oklahoma
Volume 15, No. 1
March, 1937

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The Oklahoma Historical Society is seeking to preserve the history and records of the state. The Society wishes to express its appreciation of gifts from county officials, state officials, colleges, universities, individuals, the WPA and other Federal agencies.

Plans are being formulated for the observance of outstanding anniversaries in the history of Oklahoma. The removal of the Five Civilized Tribes, the various "openings," and other important events should be suitably commemorated.

Carolyn Thomas Foreman's monumental Oklahoma Imprints is a valuable addition to the history of printing in the United States. A suitable review of this work will appear in a subsequent issue of the Chronicles of Oklahoma.

At the winter meeting of the Oklahoma Archaeological Association honorary life membership was bestowed upon Dr. Joseph B. Thoburn, Miss Eva Connor and Dr. Forrest Clements.

Mr. Dan W. Peery, former secretary and research writer of the Oklahoma Historical Society, has contributed to the Society some interesting material on the administration of A. J. Seay, former territorial governor of Oklahoma, and on early conventions in this state.

The friends of Monroe Tsa-to-ke were saddened to learn of the untimely death of this splendid young Kiowa artist. He has left a splendid memorial in the Oklahoma Historical Society through his beautiful murals.

An important announcement will be made when definite plans have been formulated for marking historic spots in Oklahoma.

The library of the Oklahoma Historical Society would like to have the following issues of the Chronicles of Oklahoma:

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Vol. I, Nos. 1 & 3, 1921-23
Vol. V1, Nos. 1 & 4, 1928
Vol. VII, No. 1, 1929
Vol. VIII, No. 3, 1930

The Oklahoma Historical Society is sponsoring an Oklahoma History contest for seniors; one for seniors in High-school, and one for seniors in Junior Colleges.

There are two allotments of prizes:

First prize—$25.00, Second prize—$20.00, Third prize—$15.00, Fourth prize—$10.00, and Fifth prize—$5.00. The prizes for each respective allotment are to be offered senior class students for the best article on towns, individuals who are deceased, true stories of experiences, early events in Oklahoma derived from family sources, instances of adventure in the early days of Oklahoma which old people could tell to their grand-children, experiences of pioneer settlers, or any other interesting events concerning Oklahoma history.

The paper must contain not less than twenty-five hundred words, and not more than five thousand. It must have a bibliography and foot-note citations. The paper must be accompanied by a certificate from the principal of the school that it is the original work of the student. Two typewritten copies of the article must be filed with the Secretary of the Oklahoma Historical Society, James W. Moffitt, Historical Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, by April 15, 1937. The Committee in charge of the contest is as follows:

Emma Estill-Harbour, Chairman, Edmond, Oklahoma
A. N. Leecraft, Durant, Oklahoma
John B. Meserve, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Robert A. Hefner, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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