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  Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.  
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CallNo: A1-F2f5  
Descriptive Title: Cassette tape Hysteria Haven   Type: 
Date of Origin: 5/16/1974   Provenance:
Size:    Condition: 
Text: "Harry & Cathy & Pauline Hodges, lecturing on writing books to High School classes of Castle Rock, Colorado 5-16-1974. Discussion on books 50 years on the Owl Hoot Trail, Lost Trails of the Cimarron and Cathys books [ms] Hysteria Haven."
Misc Info: Blue cassette tape with cardboard description in plastic box. On tape is "To #175 Cathy on her book "Hysteria Haven" and Harry on Printing etc." Made CD-R copy.
Subject: Lecture
Pauline Hodges teacher
Castle Rock, Colorado High School
50 years on the Owl Hoot Trail
Lost Trails of the Cimarron
Catherine Chrisman
Harry Chrisman
  Related to:  P1-F1a
L1-F1a
Other:    

CallNo: C18  
Descriptive Title: Advertising copy paper   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: fair
Text: On back: Plastics *Larabee Home (on move-Pic by Joe Cannon) *Palo Duro Red Rock *Green Stone House * On front: Southwest Daily Times - Advertising Copy Paper; One Column, Two Columns, Three Columns, Four Columns, Five Columns; One Column, Two Columns, Three Columns, Four Columns, Five Columns, Six Columns, Seven Columns, Eight Columns; 1 inch, 2 inches, 3 inches, 4 inches, 5 inches, 6 inches, 7 inches, 8 inches, 9 inches, 10 inches, 11 inches, 12 inches, 13 inches, 14 inches, 15 inches.
Misc Info: This paper had 4 plastic negatives in it.
Subject: Larrabee home
Green Stone house
Palo Duro
Red Rock
Plastics
Southwest Daily Times
Advertising copy paper
  Related to:  N215
N216
N217
N218
Other:    

CallNo: C5-A5a  
Descriptive Title: Map description by Irvin Green   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 5   Condition: fair
Text: [front] no 1 turned back; The above map was sketched by Irvin Green, now 81 years old, old "No Man's Land" cowboy, to show the position of his father's ranch house on the Palo Duro Creek. The old and mysterious Red Rock of the Palo Duro is shown, northwest of the Green ranch home. The small map (inset_ may help to locate the area on the Oklahoma panhandle state map. Mr. Green lives at Lisle, Illinois today.
Misc Info: 
Subject: Irvin Green
"No Man's Land"
cowboy
Ranch house
Palo Duro Creek
Red Rock
Oklahoma Panhandle
Lisle, Illinois
  Related to:  P131-A5a
M1-A5a
E2-A5a
Other:    

CallNo: E16  
Descriptive Title: Envelope with negatives of the Irin Green Home on Palo Duro   Type: 
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: good
Text: Irvin Green Home on Palo Duro/ [bullet] Red Rock [bullet] Rock Home [bullet] Scenes on Palo Duro/ Negatives
Misc Info: Envelope attached to several negatives indicating the subjects on the negatives.
Subject: Irvin Green
Palo Duro
Red Rock
rock home
negatives
  Related to:  N169
N170
N171
N172
N173
N176
N177
N178
N179 through N191
Other:    

CallNo: E9-  
Descriptive Title: Envelope to Harry Chrisman   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 6" x 8.25"   Condition: excellent
Text: Marion Eldridge, Sr. Old rock house on Hardesty Ranch "No Mans Land" Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver Colo. 80215. Make 2 5x7" copies of each. Bill me as usual. Do not bend
Misc Info: Market basket Photo co. Third class mail on envelope. Can't read part because of the writing.
Subject: No Man's Land
Marion Eldridge, Sr.
Old Rock House on Hardesty Ranch
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: M1-A5a  
Descriptive Title: Map of Oklahoma - hand drawn   Type: 
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/2 x 5 3/4"   Condition: fair
Text: [front] Irvin Green, 2-27-61; Hi-way 54/64, Beaver River, Guymon, Coldwater, Hardesty, Duro - Palo Duro, Okla. 3, Boyd, Balco, Gray, Lone Rock, Pa's Stone House, Red Rock.
Misc Info: There is a small map in the left bottom corner.
Subject: Palo Duro Lone Rock
stone house
Irvin Green
Guymon, Oklahoma
Hardesty, Oklahoma
Red Rock
Beaver River
Coldwater, Oklahoma Balco, Oklahoma
Boyd, Oklahoma
Gray Oklahoma, Hiway 54/64
  Related to:  P131-A5a
C5-A5a
E2-A5a
Other:    

CallNo: N159-H1h  
Descriptive Title: Memorial marker for Joseph B. Smalley   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1961   Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 7/8   Condition: very good
Text: 1852 1922 Rock Island Lines/ Seventieth Anniversary/ October Tenth/ The Memorial Tree Planted Nearby/ Is Dedicated/ By The Rock Island In Affectionate Memory/ Of/ JOSEPH B. SMALLEY/ Who By His Industry Courage And Loyalty/ Through Every Vicissitude Signally/ Aided In The Development Of The/ Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railway/ Into A Great Transportation System/ Devoted To The Public Service
Misc Info: Stone memorial marker on the ground in front of a tree.
Subject: Joseph B. Smalley
memorial marker
Rock Island Lines
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway
tree
  Related to:  E15
Other: Same as N160, just taken further away.    

CallNo: N160-H1h  
Descriptive Title: Memorial marker for Joseph B. Smalley   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 7/8   Condition: very good
Text: 1852 1922 Rock Island Lines/ Seventieth Anniversary/ October Tenth/ The Memorial Tree Planted Nearby/ Is Dedicated/ By The Rock Island In Affectionate Memory/ Of/ JOSEPH B. SMALLEY/ Who By His Industry Courage And Loyalty/ Through Every Vicissitude Signally/ Aided In The Development Of The/ Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railway/ Into A Great Transportation System/ Devoted To The Public Service
Misc Info: Stone memorial marker on the ground.
Subject: Joseph B. Smalley
memorial marker
Rock Island Lines
tree
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway
  Related to:  E15
Other: Same as N159, only taken at a closer angle.    

CallNo: N169-F1a  
Descriptive Title: Catherine Chrisman standing on top of a rock at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 5/8   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Woman stands on top of large rock. According to E16, the picture is taken at Palo Duro, and this could be Red Rock. Woman has on coat and gloves, so it is probably fall or winter time. There are large sticks or tree braches behind the rock.
Subject: Palo Duro
woman
rock
large sticks
Red Rock
Irvin Green
Catherine Chrisman
  Related to:  E16
P183
Other: Negatives N169 and N170 are together on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N170-H1f  
Descriptive Title: Rock at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 5/8   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Smaller rock stands alone among grass and other shrubery. According to E16, this is taken at Palo Duro and could be Red Rock.
Subject: rock
Palo Duro
Red Rock
Irvin Green
  Related to:  E16
Other: Negatives N169 and N170 are together on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N180-H1f  
Descriptive Title: Rock at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 13/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Smaller rock stands alone among grass and other shrubery. According to E16, this is taken at Palo Duro and could be Red Rock.
Subject: rock
Palo Duro
Red Rock
Irvin Green
  Related to:  E16
N170
Other: Same as N170, just a different angle.    

CallNo: N181-H1f  
Descriptive Title: Red Rock at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 13/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Big rock in the middle of the plains. According to E16, could be Red Rock at Palo Duro. Smaller rocks litter the ground around the bigger rock.
Subject: Red Rock
Palo Duro
  Related to:  E16
Other: N180 and N181 are on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N182-F1a  
Descriptive Title: Catherine Chrisman standing on top of a rock at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 15/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Woman in coat and gloves stands on the top of a rock. According to E16, the picture was taken at Palo Duro and this could be Red Rock. The rock has a crack or crevice running down the right side.
Subject: woman
rock
Palo Duro
Oklahoma Panhandle
Red Rock
Catherine Chrisman
  Related to:  E16
N169
N183
Other: N182 and N183 are on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N183-F1a  
Descriptive Title: Catherine Chrisman standing on top of a rock at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 15/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Woman is standing on top of a rock, probably same rock from N182. The rock also has a crack or crevice running down the right side. There are sticks or tree limbs stacked together to the left and behind the rock. The woman is wearing a coat and gloves. According to E16, this is at Palo Duro and could be Red Rock.
Subject: woman
rock
Palo Duro
Oklahoma Panhandle
Red Rock
sticks
tree limbs
  Related to:  E16
N180
N169
N182
Other: N182 and N183 are on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N215-F1a  
Descriptive Title: Catherine Chrisman standing on top of a rock at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 3/8   Condition: fair
Text: 
Misc Info: Labeled as Plastics. It looks like a negative but feels like plastic, smooth on one side and rough on the other. Was in a folded Southwest Daily Times advertising copy paper with 3 other plastics.
Subject: Catherine Chrisman
Palo Duro
Red rock
Open range
Wood logs
1960
  Related to:  P183
N169
C18
N216
N217
N218
Other: Is a picture of Catherine Chrisman standing on Palo Duro Red Rock.    

CallNo: N218-A5a  
Descriptive Title: Map of Oklahoma - hand drawn   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 7/16 x 5 9/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Irvin Green, 2-27-61; Hi-way 54/64, Beaver River, Guymon, Coldwater, Hardesty, Duro - Palo Duro, Okla. 3, Boyd, Balco, Gray, Lone Rock, Pa's Stone House, Red Rock.
Misc Info: Labeled as Plastics. It looks like a negative but feels like plastic, smooth on one side and rough on the other. Was in a folded Southwest Daily Times advertising copy paper with 3 other plastics.
Subject: Palo Duro Lone Rock
Stone house
Irvin Green
Guymon, Oklahoma
Hardesty, Oklahoma
Red Rock
Beaver River
Coldwater, Oklahoma Balco, Oklahoma
Boyd, Oklahoma
Gray Oklahoma, Hiway 54/64
  Related to:  C18
N215
N216
N217
M1
P131
C5
E2
Other: Plastic negative is of a map of Oklahoma.    

CallNo: N80-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Old Rock House on Hardesy Ranch   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 9/16"   Condition: very good
Text: 11 Kodak Safety Film Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: House on plains; automobile beside house; windmill right behind house.
Subject: Old Rock House
Hardesty Ranch
Oklahoma Panhandle
Cimarron Meridian
plains
ranch
house
automobile trees
car windmill
Kodak Safety Film
  Related to:  P208-A2b11
Other:    

CallNo: P125-F1a  
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Descriptive Title: Catherine Chrisman   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1960   Provenance:
Size: 2 x 2 3/4   Condition: poor
Text: [back] Catherine A. Chrisman 1960 on "Rock of Palo Duro" minus rock!
Misc Info: Picture is cut so the "rock" is missing. Catherine Chrisman is only thing in picture.
Subject: Catherine A. Chrisman
Palo Duro Rock
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: P131-A5a  
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Descriptive Title: Window   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/8   Condition: good
Text: [front] (red lines and x's) [back] No 3
Misc Info: Picture is of a window looking outside. Looks like a dirt road, 2 fields and a row of trees.
Subject: Ranch house
stone house
window
scenic view
Palo Duro Creek
Red Rock
Palo Duro
Irvin Green
No Man's Land
Oklahoma Panhandle Lisle, Illinois
  Related to:  M1-A5a
C5-A5a
E2-A5a
Other: Photo has tape tear mark on bottom back. Photo has a paperclip stain on top, left back.    

CallNo: P208-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Old Rock House on Hardesy Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 7/8 x 7 1/8   Condition: good
Text: Old Rock House on Hardesty Ranch Okla. Panhandle NW 1/4, Sec. 23, in Twp.[Turp.] 1, North of Range 19, East of Cimarron Meridian.
Misc Info: House on plains; automobile beside house; windmill right behind house. Photo has tape on top left back.
Subject: Old Rock House
Hardesty Ranch
Oklahoma Panhandle
Cimarron Meridian
plains
ranch
house
automobile
trees
car windmill
  Related to:  N80-A2b11
Other:    

CallNo: P250-H1f  
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Descriptive Title: Table rock inscription   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 1/2   Condition: excellent
Text: [front][inscription in photo on table rock] David Streliner 1882 [back] On table rock in No Man's land SW of Liberal [stamped several times] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a rock with words carved in it. There is a human hand with index finger and pinky finger extended with other fingers enclosed in fist.
Subject: Table rock
Liberal
David Streliner
No Man's Land
1882
  Related to:  P252-
N161-
N162-
Other:    

CallNo: P252-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman on Table rock   Type: Print
Date of Origin: April 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 9/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] APR 61 [Rock has words carved into it] David Strellner 1882
Misc Info: Photo is of Harry Chrisman standing on a flat rock with inscriptions etched into it.
Subject: Harry Chrisman
Table rock
David Strellner
1882
etching
rock
No Man's Land
  Related to:  P250-
N162-
N161
Other:    

CallNo: P253-H1g  
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Descriptive Title: Prairie land near table rock   Type: Print
Date of Origin: April 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 9/16   Condition: good
Text: [front] APR 61 [back] KODAK VELOX PAPER [stamped several times]
Misc Info: Photo is of an open area with a line of trees in the background.
Subject: Prairie
Table rock
No Man's Land
  Related to:  P250
P252-
Other:    

CallNo: P61-H1g  
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Descriptive Title: Stone fence post   Type: Print
Date of Origin: July 1955   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/8   Condition: fair
Text: [front] 2 1/4 Return photo, please! [back] Old stone fence posts still serve their purpose in Hodgeman and Ness Counties, Kansas. July 1955. Lack of timber on Great Plains brought about the use of "bell rock" for posts. "Bell rock" is a limestone rock that breaks suitably for use as posts or building stone and has a peculiar ring when struck with a hammer. Gate post-photo taken July 1955. [back note] For Sure!!! Return this photo to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 A-40 90% 22-7
Misc Info: Stone fence post with barbed wire stands on the plains of Hodgeman or Ness County, Kansas
Subject: Stone fence post
barbed wire
plains
Hodgeman County, Kansas
Ness County, Kansas
bell rock
  Related to: 
Other: Photo has tape on left bottom front. Photo has yellowed tape on right bottom back.