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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: N109-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Sod House at Secoro's Ranch in Beaver County, Oklahoma   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 9/16   Condition: very good
Text: Sod House at Secoro's Ranch Beaver Co. Okla. No. 11 [on sides of negative] Kodak Safety Film
Misc Info: Sod house with trees around it. There are a couple of barrels in the picture, one up by the house and one in the yard. There is a fence on the right side of the picture. Might be a sheet hanging over fence.
Subject: Secoro's Ranch
sod house
Beaver County, Oklahoma
trees
fence
barrel
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CallNo: N112  
Descriptive Title: Little girl beside sod house   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 3/8   Condition: very good
Text: "HOME SWEET HOME" #16 [on sides of negative] Kodak Safety Film F 8
Misc Info: Sod house with a little girl standing beside it. It looks like she might be holding a puppy or something else. House has one window on the end.
Subject: sod house
little girl
puppy
grass
bushes
  Related to:  P135
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CallNo: N114-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: People beside their home built into a hill   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: A Home In The Hills No 23 Day Photo (underlined)
Misc Info: A sod house is built into the side of a hill. A man stands on top (?) of house with his horse and dog. A team of horses pulling a wagon looks like it is on top of another part of the house, while the woman is standing on the hill below the house.
Subject: home
Day
sod house
horses
wagon
dog
hill
scrub grass
man
woman
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CallNo: P135-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Sod house with child in front   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 5/8   Condition: good
Text: [front] "Home Sweet Home" #16
Misc Info: Picture of sod house with girl child in light dress holding a puppy. House has 2 windows.
Subject: sod house
child
puppy
dogs
  Related to:  N112
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CallNo: P181-F2b2  
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Descriptive Title: Emrie Family with two mules   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/8   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Harry E. Chrisman Lane D Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas [note] Beaver County Oklahoma pioneers Mr. and Mrs. Harlo Emrie and children. Left to right the children are, Chester, Helen, and Lawrence. Photo approximately 1905. Courtesy Lois Morrissey. I knew Harlo Emrie as a man of 70-75. He drove a Cadillac. Was a nice old chap to visit with. He married J.M. Hickman's widow, but it never worked out. HEC
Misc Info: Picture is of a man holding the reins of a mule team standing by his wife in front of a sod house. 3 children are sitting in a wagon in front of them. There are chickens running around.
Subject: family
Harlo Emrie
Chester Emrie
Helen Emrie
Lawrence Emrie
mules
sod house
Lois Morrissey
J.M. Hickman's chickens cows
Beaver County, Oklahoma pioneers
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Other: Photo has tape on top 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
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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
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CallNo: P551-F2b5  
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Descriptive Title: Butcher Family   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 x 10   Condition: very good
Text: [back] LB50425 Return to HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 ; THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK [note] S.D. Butcher Family The family of Solomon Devore Butcher, famous "Sod House Photographer" of Custer County, Nebraska. [line seperating text] Left to right: S.D. Butcher; Lynn Butcher, son; Mrs. Lynn (Elma) Butcher; (top) + Will Rosso, husband of Madge H. Butcher (just below him) and sitting beside S.D. Butcher is his wife Lillie M. Butcher ---Photo Courtesy Lynn Butcher [line seperating text] This photo was taken before either S.D. Butcher or his son took 2nd wives. This is the original [original is underlined]family.
Misc Info: Family photo of Butcher family 3 men and 3 women.
Subject: Solomon Devore (S.D.) Butcher
Sod House photographer
Custer, Co. Nebraska
Lynn Butcher
Elma Butcher
Will Rosso
Madge H. Butcher
Lillie M. Butcher
  Related to:  P75
P299
P550
Other: Photo has tape on back top. Photo has a white sticker with LB50425 written on it. Note has tape on top front.    

CallNo: PC4-A2b3  
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Descriptive Title: Sod house   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: September 1961 - made in 1904   Provenance:private collection - Beaver City Museum, Beaver OK
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Government Claim - 3 generations [back] Sod House - one room made by Pattee 1904. A room was added by W.K. Man 1906. His son, F.M. Man and grandson Donald Man were born here. 9-61 Copyright 1961 Beaver City Museum Postcard Etch Tone
Misc Info: No correspondence; sod house in middle of field; it's long and narrow (looks like a trailer house)
Subject: sod house
Pattee
W.K. Man
F.M. Man
Donald Man
Beaver City, Oklahoma
government claim
Beaver City Museum
Etch Tone
grass
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