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Chronicles of Oklahoma
Volume 20, No. 1
March, 1942
OKLAHOMA COUNTY HISTORIES1

BY ICELLE WRIGHT

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Anderson, William Louis. A study of school support in Pushmataha county. Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1939. 28 p.
This study has a "historical and economic background" of Pushmataha county.

Barnett, James Albert. A history of the "Empire of Greer". Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1938. 151 p.
     A very complete history of Greer county containing many accounts of personal interviews with old pioneer residents and citizens all over the county.

Beeson, Dewey. The progress of education in Kiowa county during the nineteen-hundred thirties . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1939. 46 p.
     The history of Kiowa county is briefly discussed in this account of the educational history of the county.

Bennett, Hernando Gordon. History of education in Stephens county, Oklahoma from the earliest time to the present . . .Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1939. 93 p.
     The "part of the early settlers in this territory" is described in addition to the study of the growth and development of education in Stephens county. Many illustrations are given.

Bingham, Edd Haygood. How Amber school serves a district of seventy-five square miles and a community of two thousand people . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1933. 39 p.
     A short history of Grady county covering the years from 1904 to 1932 is included in this study.

Bland, Elmer W. The development of education in Major county, Oklahoma. Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1932. 53 p.
     The territorial and state history of Major county is described in this thesis by the use of early day school and county records especially. Some very interesting personal interviews are given with the pioneer residents.

Butler, Olin Edward. An economic survey of Guthrie . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1932. 76 p.
     Logan county history is described fully in this survey of Guthrie.

Calhoon, Mrs. Leva M. (Conner) The status of youth 15 to 24 years of age, still in homes of parents of rural relief and non-relief households in two counties in Oklahoma . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1937. 45 p.
     This sociological study has brief histories of Payne and Cleveland counties in connection with the problems of the communities.



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Coffey, John Ernest. A proposed plan for the reorganization of the schools of Creek county, Oklahoma . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1937. 70 p.
     Creek county's history is described in this plan and its influence on the educational development and organization is given in this study.

Costiloe, Charles R. History of Rogers county . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1939. 59 p.
     The history of Rogers county is given by describing "the many factors of its development—early Indian tribes, religion, laws, and customs of the Cherokees, border warfare, pioneer settlers, railroads, the cattle industry, admission to the Union, organization of the county schools under the tribal, Federal and State government, natural resources and agricultural development."

Dawson, Edgar V. Growth of education in Muskogee county . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1939. 75 p.
     The historical and educational development of Muskogee county is given from before the Civil War until the present day. It is "rather a detailed history of study in Muskogee county for the period covered".

Dobbins, Eben Lloyd. Development of education in Caddo county, Oklahoma. Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1932. 82 p.
     The early days of Caddo county are described in this study with special emphasis on the Indian tribes, their history and influence on the education and life in Caddo county.

Doenges, Harold Oswald. The effect of House Bill 212 on the common schools of the dependent districts of Choctaw county . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1937. 48 p.
     A short history of Choctaw county is included in this study in order to show the influence and effect of the legislation on education.

Ervin, Walter Herman. Development of education in Carter County . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1931. 71 p.
     Carter county history is described from 1844 along with the educational history showing the influence of the Indian schools and people in the early days.

Foster, Lee. A history of Harper county . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1939. 59 p.
     This study sketches "briefly the early explorations through Harper county, the early development of the county, the many changes which the county has had in reaching its present boundary, natural resources, irrigation, transportation, educational development, and the economic development of the county".

Foster, Thad M. The development of Mangum, Oklahoma . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1941. 62 p. In this study the factors which contributed toward the founding

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and growth of Mangum, Oklahoma, are described, including the history of Greer county and its early day settlers.

Gay, Felix M. History of Nowata county . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1937. 56 p.
     This study covers the "social, political, economical, educational, and natural aspects of Nowata county as gathered from the inhabitants and from the meagre literature now extant".

Goodnight, Marjorie Chandler, Pioneers in the development of Carter county. Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1939.90 p.
     "As the lives of these pioneers are reviewed, many outstanding events in the history of the county are revealed. Each has contributed his definite share to the development of Carter county."

Haygood, George F. A study of the social and economic aspects of rural health in Bryan county . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A.& M. College, 1931. 86 p.
     A short history of Bryan county is included in this study.

Harris, Edgar E. Development and progress of education in Okmulgee county, Oklahoma . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1938. 123 p.
     The educational development of Okmulgee county and its history is described in this study by many interesting accounts of personal interviews with pioneer citizens. Other sources such as newspapers, files of the county papers, school records, and letters are used in this interesting dissertation.

Herndon, John Renfro. A history of Pontotoc county . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1940. 144 p.
     This history especially features the "personal interviews with pioneers and others who lived in and near Ada but formerly lived in all parts of the county".

Holcomb, Gordon Victor. Some aspects of land utilization among the different ownership groups in Osage county . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1940. 96 p.
     Osage county history is described and the part of the Osage Indian tribe in developing the county is given in this study which "treats of the economic use of land in a selected study area in Osage county, Oklahoma.

Holman, Oscar H. A social survey of an oil field community in central Oklahoma . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 68 p.
     This survey describes the history of Creek county as "a historical investigation of the people was made and a description of the unit surveyed is shown to give a clearer realization of some of the characteristics of the people of the community".

Ingle, Wilbert C. Development of education in Grant county . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1939. 52 p.
     The history of grant county and the Cherokee Strip is included in this study which "primarily attempts to show the develop-

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ment of education in Grant county from the beginning of education in 1893 up to and including the year of 1938 ".

Knox, Ethel Katherine. The beginning of Perry, Oklahoma . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1938. 62 p.
     The history of Noble county is given in this story of early days in Perry, Oklahoma, especially the township where Perry is located. As stated by the author "the idea to collect information from the original pioneers of the city and from various other available sources" was completed in this historical study.

McAninch, Ora Guy. A study of the correlation between the success and the church activities of the public school children of Noble county, Oklahoma . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1929. 40 p.
     Many interesting historical accounts are related about Noble county in this study.

Martin, Jesse W. A historical treatment of Boy Scout Troop No. 1 of Commerce, Oklahoma, as an extra-curricular activity in a small Oklahoma high school . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1938. 63 p.
     The history of this section of Ottawa county is given in this history of the Boy Scout organization work. Newspaper files were used, despositions consulted and many other rare sources studied.

Nail, Herbert Hadley. The needs of curriculum adjustment in Terlton schools . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1940. 52 p.
     The history of Pawnee county is described in this study which includes "a brief historical background of Terlton, together with the history of the group, of pupils, who entered the, primay class at Terlton in 1927 ".

Pearce, Carl Jennings. Economic, social and religious survey of community . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1923. 51 p.
     The early days of Payne county are described in this survey and the influence of the pioneers on the community.

Posey, Hugh Vance. The development of education in Choctaw county . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1932. 68 p.
     The history of Choctaw county is given with the educational history.

Reynolds, Thomas. The development of education in Washington county, Oklahoma . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1936. 79 p.
     Washington county's history is described by the use of letters from the pioneer citizens, personal interviews and many other interesting records of the county.

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Sasser, Lawrence. A survey and curriculum study for the Davenport community . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1940. 57 p.
     This survey describes the early pioneer days of Lincoln county and their influence on the Davenport community. Many interesting accounts are given from personal interviews with the pioneer residents.

Scott, William Lester. An economic survey of Stillwater . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1931. 101 p.
     "This is a survey of the commercial and social structure of Stillwater, Oklahoma, with a brief historical sketch as a setting for the discussion. Many pictures are included."

Shanks, James O. The educational status of clients on the federal emergency relief rolls of Latimer county . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1935. 60 p.
     Historical, social and economic history of Latimer county is described in this study.

Shelton W. L. A history of Texas county, Oklahoma . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1939. 72 p.
     This history is divided into three periods "first, the acquisition of it by the United States after repeated changes of ownership; second, settlement by cattlemen and by farmers; third, the more recent history of the area, with particular attention to the agricultural phases."

Smith, Bennett Andrew. Development of education in Seminole county, Oklahoma . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1933. 36 p.
     The personal interviews with the pioneer residents give a good history of Seminole county along with the educational history.

Smith, Cloyd Virgil. Development of education in Murray county, Oklahoma. Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1932. 51 p.
     Indian history and education is described in this study including a brief sketch of the history of Murray county.

Smith, Willard Preston. The agricultural development of Kiowa county, Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1939. 47 p.
     The history of Kiowa county is given as the author "attempts to show the development of Kiowa county from the opening in 1901 to the present date".

Spencer, John Byron. An educational and sociological survey of Wanette community. . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1932, 81 p.
     This survey includes a short history of Pottawatomie county in the first chapter.

Stephens, Edwin Grady. The influence of school bonds on the tax rates in Pittsburg county, Oklahoma . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1939. 46 p.

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The history of Pittsburg county is given in the chapter on the "Economic history of Pittsburg county".

Story, Joe A. Development and progress of education in Jefferson county, Oklahoma . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College; 1935. 82 p.
     A short history of Jefferson county is given in this thesis compiled from school records, newspaper files and letters.

Sweezy, Alva G. Development of education in Ottawa county . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1937. 120 p.
     The history of Ottawa county is described at length as the "educational work in Ottawa county from 1870 to 1934 and determine the progress made during that period".

Wheeler, Robert J. The development of education in Dewey county . . . Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1936. 81 p.
     A short history of Dewey county is given by personal interviews, newspaper files of Taloga Times and Advocate.

Wheeler, Velma Barkley. Development of education in Ellis county. . . Stllwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1936. 81 p.
     The territorial history as well as the county history of Ellis county is included in this study.

Willis, Ettie Gibson. History of Marshall county prior to statehood. Stillwater, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M. College, 1938. 41 p.
     The history is an "effort to present the facts concerning the early history of Marshall county in chronological order" and shows that Marshall county" as it exists today, is the result of the assimilation and cooperation of the Chickasaw Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes and the white settlers.

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