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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.
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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
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CallNo: N200-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Old ranch house   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 5   Condition: excellent
Text: Kodak safety film; 1 A
Misc Info: Negative is of a ruined building on the plains. There is brush or grass in the front. Wood or something is in the grass in the foreground. Possibly a piece of fence.
Subject: Ranch house
ruins
  Related to:  P333
N201
P334
Other: N200 and N201 are on the same film strip. They appear to be of the same building, but at a different angle.    

CallNo: N201-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Old ranch house   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 5   Condition: excellent
Text: Kodak safety film Kodak; 2
Misc Info: Negative is of a ruined building on the plains. There is brush or grass in the foreground. Wood or something is in the grass in the foreground. Possibly a piece of fence.
Subject: ranch house
ruins
  Related to:  P333
P334
N200
Other: N200 and N201 are on same film strip. They appear to be the same thing but from slightly different angle.    

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: P328-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Old ranch house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: September 1955   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 3/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] SEP '55 [back] Pic 2 Eight months later, Sept '55 sod walls had crumpled letting roof down onto ruin. Picture No. 8 [Picture No. 8 crossed out] Old Ranch house south [south crossed out] north of Smoky Hill River, west of Monuments (Pyramids) [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a crumbling sod house. There is one section left standing and it has a window in it. The rest is touching the ground. Is on the open plains.
Subject: Sod house
Ranch house
Smoky Hill River
Monuments
Pyramids
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P329
P330
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 P2 Envelope Photo has tear in left top corner.    

CallNo: P329-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Old ranch house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: January 1955   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 3/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] JAN 55 [back] Pic 1 In Jan 1955, old walls [old walls underlined twice] of ranch house on high land south of Smoky Hill River on U.S. 83 still stood. [still stood underlined] Old well in left foreground is nearly filled in by Cave-in and debris. Picture No. 7 [Picture No. 7 crossed out] 2 Col time 833 [833 circled] 160 [160 circled]
Misc Info: Photo is of an old sod house. There is a window on the right side. Walls on the left are starting to seperate.
Subject: Sod house
Ranch house
Smoky Hill River
U.S. 83 [highway]
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P328
P330
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p2 Envelope    

CallNo: P330-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Old ranch house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: January 1955   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 3/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] JAN 55 [back] [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Platic sleeve has notation 56-61 p2 Envelope
Subject: Sod house
Ranch house
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P328
P329
Other:    

CallNo: P333-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Old ranch house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: August 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 5/16 x 3 5/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] Old Ranch house in decay. Aug. 1961 Smoky Hill River [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a building falling apart. There is one rock wall still standing. The rest appears to be wood and in tilting. There is a beam on the top that is holding one wall up. This beam is also attached to the rock wall.
Subject: Ranch house
Ruins
Brush
Open plains
Scrapbook
Envelope
Smoky Hill River
  Related to:  N200
N201
P334
P335
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p2 Envelope Photo has tape on right top back.    

CallNo: P334-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Old ranch house   Type: Print
Date of Origin: August 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 5/16 x 3 1/4   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Aug 1961 Aug 1961 [on tape] [back] [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of a decaying building. There is a pile of wood in the brush in front of building. Building has a stone or brick wall that is still standing. On the stone wall is a beam that runs across to a wood wall that is being held up by beam. On the left of house is walls that have fallen.
Subject: Ranch house
ruins
Smoky Hill River
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  N200
P333
N201
P335
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p 2 R-A Photo has tape on right side 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: PC25-A5f2  
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Descriptive Title: Ranch house 6 miles south of Gering, Nebraska   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: July 1909   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Ranch 6 mi south Gering, Neb. [back] Post Card; Correspondence Here. Name and Address Here; Our old home 6 mi so. Gering, Nebr. All well and hope you are the same. c/o Dock Messenger; Mr. A.M. Pattison; St. John Kansas; [stamp] series 1902 United States of America; 1706 Franklin Postage One Cent 1706 [cancellation stamp] GERING July 7 8 am 1909 NEB (circled) The Old Ranch (written sideways)
Misc Info: Old wooden house, 2 chimneys, sits on the plains
Subject: ranch house
trees
Gering, Nebraska
Dock Messenger
Mr. A.M. Pattison
St. John, Kansas
1-cent stamp
cancellation stamp
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