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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: D1-F2f1  
Descriptive Title: Tristate OLD-TIME cowboys memorial museum   Type: Document
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: good
Text: Tri-State Old-Time: Cowboys Memorial Museum, Inc. --- New Members --- names listed - B - through -T- and 1 -y-.
Misc Info: Total of 8 pages. Was in manila envelope.
Subject: cowboys
Old-time Cowboys Memorial Museum
new members
Tri-State
Nebraska
South Dakota
Wyoming
  Related to:  E5-F2f1
P2-F2f1
D1-F2f1 through D9-F2f1
C6-F2f1
E6-F2f1
L9-F2f1
NC6-F2f1
L10-F2f1
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CallNo: D2-F2f1  
Descriptive Title: Letter addressed to Hello Tri-State Cowboy member:   Type: Document
Date of Origin: My 1, 1969   Provenance:
Size:    Condition: 
Text: Hello Tri-State Cowboy Member: Did you know that you have over 1,300 pardners in this outfit? .... [copy of document attached]
Misc Info: Total of 8 pages. Was in manila envelope.
Subject: cowboys
Tri-State
Old-Time Cowboys Memorial Museum, Inc.
Frank O'Rourke
Chadron, Nebraska
Nebraska
South Dakota
Wyoming
  Related to:  E5-F2f1
P2-F2f1
D1-F2f1 through D9-F2f1
C6-F2f1
E6-F2f1
NC6-F2f1
L10-F2f1
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CallNo: D3-F2f1  
Descriptive Title: Letter addressed to Howdy Pardner:   Type: Document
Date of Origin: May 9, 1968   Provenance:
Size:    Condition: 
Text: Howdy Pardner: Our Board of Directors met at Gordon on April 20th and voted: ... [copy of document attached]
Misc Info: Total of 8 pages. Was in manila envelope.
Subject: cowboys
Old-Time Cowboys Memorial Museum
Tri-State
Nebraska
South Dakota
Wyoming
Frank O'Rourke
Chadron, Nebraska
  Related to:  E5-F2f1
P2-F2f1
D1-F2f1 through D9-F2f1
C6-F2f1
E6-F2f1
L9-F2f1
NC6-F2f1
L10-F2f1
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CallNo: D4-F2f1  
Descriptive Title: New members since August 1, 1967   Type: Document
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: 
Text: Tri-State Old-Time Cowboys Memorial Museum, Inc. New members since August 1, 1967. Names from A through Kime. [copy of document attached]
Misc Info: Total 8 pages. Was in manila envelope.
Subject: cowboys
Old-Time Cowboys Memorial Museum, Inc.
Tri-State
Nebraska
Wyoming
South Dakota
members
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P2-F2f1
D1-F2f1 through D9-F2f1
C6-F2f1
E6-F2f1
L9-F2f1
NC6-F2f1
L10-F2f1
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CallNo: D5-F2f1  
Descriptive Title: New members since August 1, 1967   Type: Document
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: 
Text: New members since August 1, 1967 List of names from Kime to Young. [copy of document attached)
Misc Info: Total of 8 pages. Was in a manila envelope.
Subject: cowboys
Old-Time Cowboys Memorial Museum, Inc.
Tri-State
Nebraska
South Dakota
Wyoming
members
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P2-F2f1
D1-F2f1 through D9-F2f1
C6-F2f1
E6-F2f1
L9-F2f1
NC6-F2f1
L10-F2f1
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CallNo: D8-F2f1  
Descriptive Title: Gone to God's Great Range   Type: Document
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: 
Text: Tri-State Old-Time Cowboys Memorial Museum, Inc. Nebraska - Wyoming - South Dakota; Gone to God's Great Range; names start Barnes through Wright. [copy of document attahced]
Misc Info: Was in a manila envelope. Total of 8 pages.
Subject: cowboys
Old-Time Cowboys Memorial Museum, Inc.
Tri-State
Nebraska
Wyoming
South Dakota
  Related to:  E5-F2f1
P2-F2f1
D1-F2f1 through D9-F2f1
C6-F2f1
E6-F2f1
L9-F2f1
NC6-F2f1
L10-F2f1
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CallNo: L4-Fb5  
Descriptive Title: letter about Pat and Mildred Chrisman   Type: Letter
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: [letterhead] the World of Rodeo and Western Heritage P.O. Box 660 Billings, Montana 59103 . (406) 245-2313 [letter] Mark - Your pic and neg rec this AM give neg to mu Daughter who is into Photographer in school and she made me a pic. Thanks much ole Buddy - ... Stay well kid and Minnie too. showing like hell and I'll rush over and get this fine pic back on bedground. Adios R.r. [top, handwritten] Re. Pat Chrisman & Mildred (Douglas) Chrisman [bottom of letter] dedicated to the advancement of rodeo and preservation of western heritage [accompanying letter on same letterhead] Ore N. (Pat) Chrisman was born on his Fathers Homestead north of Gerinmo Okla. Terr. in 1890 ... I have written Mildreds Bio for Wold of Rodeo. R.R.
Misc Info: Response to L3-F1a; letter to unknown person from unknown person; all typed except Re: at top of page; on business letterhead.
Subject: Ore N. (Pat) Chrisman
Mildred Chrisman
animal trainer
Lawton, Oklahoma Great Plains Museum Smootsy
Bliss, Oklahoma
Miller Bros 101 Wild West
tight wire WOR (World of Rodeo)
The World of Rodeo and Western Heritage
Oklahoma territory billy goats Vaudeville leopard
cowboy Tom Mix California Mixville Studios
  Related to:  L2-F1a
L3-F1a
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CallNo: L5-J2  
Descriptive Title: Letter from Hungate Family Historical Society   Type: Letter
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 8 1/2 x 11"   Condition: very good
Text: Dear Mr. Chrisman, Thank you for your letter of December 10, 1971 ... Sincerely [Carroll P. Hungate, MD] Dated 12-13-71 [letterhead] The Hungate Family Historical Society.
Misc Info: Goes with newspaper clipping and negative of Billy the Kid spurs.
Subject: Hungate Family Historical Society
Swallow Press
photographs
museum
Harry E. Chrisman
book
  Related to:  N37-J2
NC4-J2
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CallNo: N199-A5d  
Descriptive Title: Gen. Coronado's Museum   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1961   Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 3 1/8   Condition: excellent
Text: Kodak safety film; 1 A
Misc Info: Negative is of a building, rectangle shape with a door showing and many windows. Also has a telephone pole and lines in the background.
Subject: General Coronado
museum
  Related to:  P359
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CallNo: NC9-H1d1  
Descriptive Title: Can Seward County "Afford" a fine museum?   Type: Newspaper Clipping
Date of Origin: 3-18-61   Provenance:
Size: 9 1/2 x 13 3/4"   Condition: fair
Text: Can Seward County "Afford" a fine museum? It has been wisely said that man's concepts necessarily rise ahead of his achievements... Chrisman hand wrote "This ad by HEC 3-18-61"
Misc Info: Has a form to clip off to mail with a contribution.
Subject: Seward County
museum
Seward County Historical Society
Kansas
Southwest Daily Times
Liberal, Kansas
Harry E. Chrisman
Fred J. Hill James Yoxall
Oliver S. Brown Robert W. Baughman
Lewis C. Eyman
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CallNo: P358-A5d  
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Descriptive Title: Gen. Coronado's Museum   Type: Print
Date of Origin: July 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 9/16   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] JUL 61 [back] Gen Coronado Museum Liberal, Ks July 1961 From [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS
Misc Info: Photo is of a building. Looks like it's by itself. Farther in back are buildings on each side of museum. There is a long antenna above and behind the museum.
Subject: Coronado Museum
Liberal, Kansas
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  P359
Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 56-61 p36    

CallNo: P359-A5d  
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Descriptive Title: Gen. Coronado's Museum   Type: Print
Date of Origin: July 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] JUL 61 [back] From [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS
Misc Info: Photo is same as P358, but a different angle.
Subject: Coronado Museum
General Coronado
Liberal, Kansas
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  N199
P358
Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 56-61 p36    

CallNo: P417-H1c2  
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Descriptive Title: Olds' Grave at Adobe Walls, Texas   Type: Print
Date of Origin: Unknown   Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 2 3/8   Condition: good
Text: [note with photo] OLDS' GRAVE AT ADOBE WALLS, TEXAS William Olds, killed after the battle at Adobe Walls when his gun accidentally discharged, was buried at this location. In the distance can be seen the mesa on which the last Indian was said to have been shot when Billy Dixon made a long-distance "scratch shot" with his powerful buffalo rifle, a U.S. Springfield 45-70 now at Canyon, Texas Museum.
Misc Info: Photo is of a pipe fence corner. It looks out through the pipe fence. There are plains all around it.
Subject: Olds' Grave
Adobe Walls, Texas
William Olds
Billy Dixon
Indian
Buffalo rifle
Springfield 45-70
Canyon Texas Museum
  Related to:  P416-
Other: Photo has tape on left top corner front.    

CallNo: P469-A5d  
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Descriptive Title: Willa Cather Museum   Type: Print
Date of Origin: November 1963   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 9/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] NOV 63 [back] Willa Cather Museum Red Cloud 1963 Nebraska ; A KODAK PAPER
Misc Info: Photo is of an unusual building. It is very tall and narrow. There are buildings on each side. There is a street lamp on the right of it. The building on the right has a sign on it. Can read PART the rest is too blurry.
Subject: Willa Cather
museum
Red Cloud, Nebraska
Street lamp
Businesses
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P462-
P463-
P464-
P465-
P467-
P465-
P466-
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CallNo: P472-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Charles Edward Hancock in his little covered wagon given to Liberal, Kansas   Type: Print
Date of Origin: December 1960   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 1/2   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] DEC 60 [back of photo] Nov 1960 ; CRH ; Charles Edward Hancock in his little covered wagon given to Liberal, Kans. Coronado Museum [Coronado Museum is underlined]
Misc Info: Photo is in color. Photo is of a miniature covered wagon with two wooden horse. There is a man sitting in the drivers seat. The wagon and horses are on a trailer.
Subject: Charles Edward Hancock
wooden horse
covered wagon
Coronado Museum
Trailer
  Related to:  P505
P514
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CallNo: PC12-A3o  
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Descriptive Title: James Lane Trading Post   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1957; 1880   Provenance:private collection - Beaver City Museum, Beaver OK
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] James Lane Trading Post 1880 [back] Trading Post - Jones and Plummer Trail, crossing Beaver River. Cattle herds rested, a long drive on to shipping point. Cow men replinished chuck wagons, ammunition and liquor. Copyright 1957 Beaver City Museum 9-61; Post Card; Etch Tone
Misc Info: No correspondence; snow-covered trading post; bell on post in front
Subject: James Lane Trading Post
Jones and Plummer Trail
Beaver River Oklahoma
Beaver City Museum Oklahoma
snow
bare trees
bell on post
Etchtone
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CallNo: PC24-A5g  
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Descriptive Title: Presbyterian Church in Beaver City Oklahoma   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1961; 1887   Provenance:private collection - Beaver City Museum, Beaver OK
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Presbyterian Church 1887 [back] Beaver City - Capital of "No Man's Land." Its first church 24 x 40 cost $1,000.00. R.M. Overstreet organized it in 1887. 9-61 Copyright 1961 Beaver City Museum Postcard Etch Tone
Misc Info: Church with steeple sits on the plains
Subject: Presbyterian Church
bushes
scrub grass
Beaver City Oklahoma
Etch Tone
No Man's Land
R.M. Overstreet
Beaver City Museum Oklahoma
steeple
steps wooden doors
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CallNo: PC26-A1a  
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Descriptive Title: The Jones and Plummer Trail - Beaver City Oklahoma   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: 1961; 1893   Provenance:private collection - Harry Chrisman
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] The Jones and Plummer Trail - Main Street, Beaver City Okla., 1893 [back] The Jones Plummer Trail, circa 1873-1893, extended southward from Dodge City, Kansas, through Beaver City, in No Man's Land, to Fort Elliott, Mobeetie and Rath City, Texas. The trail was the main artery of commerce, first for the Buffalo Hide Hunters and the freighters, later for the cattle herds that ranchers moved up to Dodge City and the Santa Fe railway. I layed out these cards (500) for Mrs. Sharp. Had them printed by Rawleigh Wyant and Don Adams at Southwest Daily Times. H.E.C. 1961 Post Card
Misc Info: Trail through Beaver City, Okla. Storefronts line street.
Subject: Jones and Plummer Trail
Main Street in Beaver City, Oklahoma
stores
brush
Beaver City Museum
Mrs. Sharp Fort Elliott, Texas No Man's Land
Dodge City, Kansas Mobeetie, Texas
Rath City, Texas buffalo hide hunters
Rawleigh Wyant Don Adams Southwest Daily Times
Santa Fe Railway
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CallNo: PC27-J  
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Descriptive Title: Buffalo Skull at Beaver City, Oklahoma, museum   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: September 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Buffalo Skull - has three teeth Dodge City, KS [back] In Beaver City Museum almost a perfect Buffalo Skull. They roamed "No Man's Land," Indian hunting ground. White men killed buffalos for hides. "Squatters gathered bones and hauled them to Dodge City, Kansas, for $4,000 per ton, a four days trip with good luck. 9-61; Beaver City Museum; Postcard; Etch Tone
Misc Info: No correspondence; buffalo skull on shelf in museum collection.
Subject: Buffalo skull with three teeth
Beaver City, Oklahoma, Museum
Beaver City, Oklahoma
horse figurines
museum collection
bookcase
books
Etch Tone
No Man's Land
Dodge City, Kansas
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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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