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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: 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
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CallNo: N120-D1a2  
Descriptive Title: The Cook on the Warpath in Oklahoma   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 7/16   Condition: very good
Text: [on negative] The Cook on the Warpath in Oklahoma [bottom of negative] All Rights Reserved T.R. McQuillan, GUYMON, OKLA. [on right side of negative] This photographic view shows a cowboy having some fun with the cook. [very bottom] Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: The cook is holidng a long stick or rod like he's going to throw it at the cowboy, who is crouching at left of photo. Cowboy is holding what looks like a bottle. There is a chuckwagon in the background, and pots and other supplies on its shelves. There is a horse beside the cowboy and another horse behind the cook.
Subject: cook
cowboys
chuckwagon
horses
supplies
Oklahoma
T.R. McQuillan
Guymon, Oklahoma
pans
plate bottle
  Related to:  P137
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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: P137-D1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Cook on the Warpath   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 1/2   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] 'The Cook on the Warpath in Oklahoma All rights reserved; T.R. McQuillan, Guymon, OKLA. - (--D [brand symbol] Wagon -. This photographic view shows a cowboy having some fun with the cook. [back] Anchor D wagon
Misc Info: Picture of a cowboy grabbing a bottle off the chuckwagon and the cook is threatening him with a long piece of wood.
Subject: chuckwagon
Anchor D Ranch
cooks
cowboys
horses
open range
Oklahoma
Guymon, Oklahoma
T.R. McQuillan
  Related to:  N120
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CallNo: P167-A5a  
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Descriptive Title: Big building behind fence   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1962   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 4 15/16   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Ox ranch NE of Guymon, Okla. Photo about 1962; completely gone now 1983.
Misc Info: Picture is of stone building in open field with wire fence in the front of it.
Subject: Ox Ranch
Guymon, Oklahoma
1962
1983
Ruins
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CallNo: P332-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Shady Lawn   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 11/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Old [insert symbol] OX Ranch house [Old Ranch house crossed out] Error between Liberal and Guymon - north of Rock Island tracks. [Rock Island tracks underlined] this is "Shady Lawn 1 mile East of Old OX Ranch HEC Picture NO. 2 [Picture NO. 2 crossed out]
Misc Info: Photo is of a building with either 3 long windows or 3 doors showing. The roof is in decay. There are tree limbs in the foreground and trees in the background. There are bushes with fuzzy circle flowers or weeds on them.
Subject: Shady Lawn
Ox Ranch
Liberal, Kansas
Guymon, Oklahoma
Rock Island tracks
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P331
Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 56-61 p2 Envelope    

CallNo: P338-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Ox ranch (ruins)   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 4 7/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Near Guymon, Okla.
Misc Info: Photo is in color. Photo is of rock or stone wall in foreground. There is a wood box in bottom right corner. Tree in top right corner. Open plains in background with a line of trees.
Subject: Ox Ranch
Ruins
Guymon, Oklahoma
Wood
Rocks
Trees
  Related to:  P336
P337
P339
P340
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p 2-A 3[?] Photo has tape on top front.    

CallNo: P340-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Ox Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 3/16   Condition: good
Text: [back] This taken by Bob Hedrick [ob Hed underlined] Old OX Ranch H.Q. Guymon, Okla [mon, O underlined] We went to OX Hq in spring of 1958 + took pix. This view is back of Ranch house, looking south toward river. HEC
Misc Info: Photo is taken looking out a window or doorway. There are stones or rock wall on both sides of window or doorway. There is a wood brace with more rocks above the window or doorway. The photo is of building that is framed by wall picture was taken through. The building is rock or stone with a roof. There is a fence in front of building. On back right side of building is a white thing that appears to run behind and longer than building. White thing has the shape of a propane tank. This has a slender bush or tree in front of it on the right side of building.
Subject: Ox Ranch
Building
Stone
Rock
Headquarters
Guymon, Oklahoma
Ranch house
Scrapbook
  Related to:  P336
P337
P338
P339
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p 2-A Photo has tape on top and bottom front.    

CallNo: P76-A2b8  
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Descriptive Title: House at Old Ox Ranch, Guymon, Okla.   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1959   Provenance:private collection - Chrisman Collection
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2   Condition: fair
Text: [back] This is a Kodacolor Print made by Kodak. Week of Oct. 11-58 RF ; Return photo to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 - Please! [front of note] The Sisters' House at Ox Ranch Guymon, Okla. Photo by Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 1959 [back of note] The Sisters' House Here is the house where Edna and Emanuela stayed when they would visit at the old OX Ranch house in the summertime when the place was operated by Jimmy McQuillan. This picture was taken recently, 1959, the old walls are starting to crumble, the shingles are all about gone from the roof. A lone buffalo skull lies in the foreground, adding to its ancient granduer. Yellow Rabbit Bush and yucca stalks dot the foreground. 1991-house totally gone [1991-house totally gone is enclosed in a box] Taken 1959
Misc Info: color photo; Ox Ranch house, crumbling walls and roof, buffalo skull in front; sits on plains near Guymon, Okla.
Subject: Sisters' house
Ox Ranch
Guymon, Oklahoma
Edna and Emanuela
Jimmy McQuillan
yellow Rabbit Bush
yucca stalks
buffalo skull
fence
Kodak Kodacolor print
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Other: Photo has tape on right side, top, and bottom front. Photo has rip covered with tape on top front. Photo has tape mark on top back.