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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: 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: D14-F1c  
Descriptive Title: Irvin Green   Type: Document
Date of Origin: May 10, 1959   Provenance:
Size: 7 1/4 x 10 1/16"   Condition: very good
Text: [front] This picture was made of me when I was about 4 years old. The clipping was one given to me by my father -- Mama kept it all these years. I thought you would like to have it. Dad Love to all on Mother's Day. Irvin Green May, 10, 1959. [poem] FATHER TO SON The times have proved my judgment bad, I've followed foolish hopes in vain, And as you look upon your dad You see him commonplace and plain, No brilliant wisdom I enjoy; The jests I tell have grown to bore you, 'Twas I who chose your mother for you! Against the blunders I have made And all the things I've failed to do, The weaknesses which I've displayed, This fact remains forever true; This to my credit still must stay And don't forget it, I implore you; Whatever else you think or say; 'Twas I who chose your mother for you! Chuckle at times behind my back About the ties and hats I wear. Sound judgment I am known to lack. Smile at the ancient views I air. Say if you will I'm often wrong, But with my faults strewn out before you, Remember this your whole life long; 'Twas I who chose your mother for you! Your life from babyhood to now Has known the sweetness of her care; Her tender hand has soothed your brow; Her love gone with you everywhere. Through every day and every night You've had an angel to adore you. So bear in mind I once was right: 'Twas I who chose your mother for you! Copyright, 1934, by Edgar A. Guest
Misc Info: Document is cardboard stock. It has a photo of a child standing next to a big branch with a statue on it. Child is holding statue on the branch. Statue is white. Next to the photo is a poem titled, "Father to Son" On the bottom of page is a salutation from Irvin Green.
Subject: Irvin Green
Poem
Mother's Day
Father To Son
Father
Son
Edgar A. Guest
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P355
P356
Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 56-61 p 25 Envelope    

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: 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: 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: N173-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Woman stands in front of the Irvin Green rock home on Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 7/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Woman stands in front of two-story, possibly rock home. It is a two-story residence and is vacant. The fence around the home is falling apart. According to the envelope the negative was found in, the picture could be of the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro.
Subject: Irvin Green
Palo Duro
rock home
woman
vacant home
fencing
  Related to:  E16
Other:    

CallNo: N176-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman stands in front of Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 7/8   Condition: very good
Text: [from back of original photo]H.E.C. in photo/ Old Green home - stone house - on Palo Duro, Okla Panhandle [two address stamps] Harry E. Chrisman/ Lane D, Apt. 74/ Bluebonnet Courts/ Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Harry Chrisman stands in front of old, stone home. He is standing on the small cement porch. The home is two-story. According to the envelope the negatives came in, it is the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
Subject: Harry Chrisman
Irvin Green home
stone home
Palo Duro
boarded windows
vacant home
porch
Oklahoma Panhandle
  Related to:  E16
P540
P541
Other: Negatives N176 and N177 are on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N177-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Looking out the window of the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 7/8   Condition: very good
Text: [from back of original photo] H.E.C. in photo/ Old Green home - stone house - on Palo Duro, Okla Panhandle [two address stamps] Harry E. Chrisman/ Lane D, Apt. 74/ Bluebonnet Courts/ Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: A small window in a room in a house. The view is looking out the window, while the rest of the room inside is dark. Can see the plains or prairie out the window. According to the envelopes the negatives were found in, the window is in the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro.
Subject: Irvin Green home
Palo Duro
vacant home
stone home
prairie
plains
window
Oklahoma Panhandle
  Related to:  E16
P540
P541
Other: Negatives N176 and N177 are 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: N190-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Irvin Green Home on the Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Two-story house set off in background of photo. It is either stone or rock. It has a chimney at the top, and several windows. This is either a side or back view of the house, because no door is visible. The home is vacant or abandoned. There is open grassland around the home.
Subject: Irvin Green
Palo Duro
rock home
stone home
Oklahoma Panhandle
two-story home
chimney
  Related to:  E16
N191
Other: Found in an envelope with other negatives. According to the envelope, the house is the Irvin Green Home on the Palo Duro.    

CallNo: N191-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Irvin Green Home on the Palo Duro in the Oklahoma Panhandle   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Two-story home in background. A tall fencepost in the foreground, and a barbed-wire fence (which is falling down) in front of the house. The house is either vacant or abandoned. It is either rock or stone. There is a chimeny on the top and several windows. Also something in between the windows, looks like plywood or boards of some type. Open grassland around the house.
Subject: Irvin Green
Palo Duro
Oklahoma Panhandle
rock home
stone home
two-story home
chimney
windows
posts
barbed wire fencing
  Related to:  E16
N191
Other: Found in envelope with other negatives. According to the envelope, this is the Irvin Green Home on the Palo Duro.    

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: 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: P355-F1b  
Descriptive Title: J. S. Green   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 15/16 x 5 13/16"   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] J. S. Green B-1852 [born 1852] Constructed Stone Ranch house on Palo Duro. Was father of Irvin Green llll, Lisle Place, Lisle, Ill.
Misc Info: Photo is of a man. Chest and head visable. Photo is on cardboard mat/frame. Photo is oval shaped. Someone is standing behind him. Like he is sitting in chair. Can see person behind him left hand.
Subject: J.S. Green
Irvin Green
Palo Duro
Father
Lisle Place
Lisle, Illinios
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  D14
P356
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p25 Envelope    

CallNo: P356-F1a  
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Descriptive Title: Mrs. J. S. Green   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 15/16 x 5 3/4   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Mrs. J. S. Green mother of Irvin Green
Misc Info: Photo is of a woman. Can see her head and a little of chest. No arms showing. There is a person standing behind her, but face is cut off.
Subject: J.S. Green
Mrs. J.S. Green
Irvin Green
Mother
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  D14
P355
Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 56-61 p25 Env.    

CallNo: P540-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman stands in front of Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 5/8 x 5 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] KODAK SAFETY FILM ; 6 ; [5?] [back] H.E.C. in photo ; Old Green home - stone house - on Palo Duro, Okla Panhandle [two address stamps] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS ; X ; X
Misc Info: Harry Chrisman stands in front of old, stone home. He is standing on the small cement porch. The home is two-story. According to the envelope the negatives came in, it is the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
Subject: Harry Chrisman
Irvin Green home
stone home
Palo Duro
boarded windows
vacant home
porch
Oklahoma Panhandle
  Related to:  E16
N176
N177
Other: P540 and P541 are together on the same photo paper.    

CallNo: P541-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Looking out the window of the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 5/8 x 5 1/16"   Condition: very good
Text: [front] KODAK SAFETY FILM ; 6 ; [?] [back] H.E.C. in photo/ Old Green home - stone house - on Palo Duro, Okla Panhandle [two address stamps] Harry E. Chrisman/ Lane D, Apt. 74/ Bluebonnet Courts/ Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: A small window in a room in a house. The view is looking out the window, while the rest of the room inside is dark. Can see the plains or prairie out the window. According to the envelopes the negatives were found in, the window is in the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro.
Subject: Irvin Green home
Palo Duro
vacant home
stone home
prairie
plains
window
Oklahoma Panhandle
  Related to:  E16
N176
N177
Other: Photos P540 and P541 are together on the same photo paper.