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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: 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: N178-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Scenes from Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 13/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Trees and open area from the Palo Duro area, according to E16.
Subject: Palo Duro
Oklahoma Panhandle
trees
  Related to:  E16
N179
Other: N178 and N179 are on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N179-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Scenes from Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 13/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Open area at Palo Duro, according to E16. Yucca plants and other shrubbery on the ground.
Subject: Palo Duro
Oklahoma Panhandle
yucca plants
  Related to:  E16
N178
Other: N178 and N179 are together on 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: 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: N79-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Marion Eldridge, Sr.   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: 9 10 Kodak Safety Film Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: Man stands at right with one hand on horse's saddle; horse is at left with head looking forward.
Subject: Marion Eldridge Sr.
foreman
Hardesty Ranch
Oklahoma Panhandle
man
horse
saddle
cowboy hat coat
boots
Kodak Safety Film
  Related to:  P207-F1b
Other:    

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: 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: P207-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Marion Eldridge, Sr.   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 7/8 x 7 1/8   Condition: good
Text: Marion Eldridge, Sr., Foreman on Hardesty Ranch Okla. Panhandle
Misc Info: Man stands at right with one hand on horse's saddle; horse is at left with head looking forward. Photo has tape on back middle.
Subject: Marion Eldridge Sr.
foreman
Hardesty Ranch
Oklahoma Panhandle
man
horse
saddle
cowboy hat
coat
boots
  Related to:  N79-F1b
Other:    

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: P23-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Marion Eldridge, Sr. with horse   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:personal collection
Size: 4 7/8 x 7 1/8   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Marion Eldridge, Sr. Oklahoma Panhandle Foreman of Hardesty Ranch (brand symbol drawn (S on it's side with s down) Return to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215
Misc Info: Eldridge standing next to horse with his hand on saddle. Picture is fuzzy.
Subject: Marion Eldridge
Oklahoma Panhandle
Hardesty Ranch
Brand
horses
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: P314-A5a  
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Descriptive Title: Merchant Ranch   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1891   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] 3x4 [note taped to back of photo] The Henry Merchant Ranch---1891 The Merchant Ranch was 22 miles south of Liberal in the Neutral Strip. At the center of the photo is Mrs. Alexander Foltz, mother of Mrs. John King, Liberal. The baby is George Foltz. At the right is Mrs. Henry Merchant. The Pony shown in the photo wasa wild mustang, caught by the cowboys and given to the Merchants. In the 1880's there were many mustangs in the Oklahoma panhandle country and if caught young enough they made wiry, tough horses. Pony cut off by reproduction ; Palo Duro [back of note] [is not clear enough to read] [spruh mosl in Af 1898 Mrs. Henry [line over an 8] possible brand symbol Ed Guymon Whiley]
Misc Info: Photo is of a woman standing holding the handle of a toy wagon. There is a baby in the wagon. There is another lady sitting in a chair. There are 2 dogs at her feet. They are in front of a house. There are 3 windows on the side and a door on the end. There is a partial face of a horse on the left side of photo. There is an empty chair behind the lady who is standing.
Subject: Henry Merchant
Neutral Strip
Liberal, Kansas
Mrs. Alexander Foltz
Mrs. John King
George Foltz
Mustang
Oklahoma panhandle
Cow horses
  Related to:  P312
P313
P315
P316
P317
P318
Other: Photo has tape tear mark on top back.    

CallNo: P35-A5f  
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Descriptive Title: Old Rock House   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 15/16 x 7 1/8   Condition: very good
Text: [back] The Old Rock House 29 [on] Hardesty Ranch Okla Panhandle NW 1/4, Sec. 23, in TWP 1, North of Range 19, E. of Cimarron Meridian Return to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215
Misc Info: house with car in front, windmill to the left and tree to left of windmill.
Subject: Rock house
Hardesty Ranch
Oklahoma Panhandle
  Related to: 
Other:    

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.