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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.  
CallNo: N102-A1a  
Descriptive Title: Main Street in Beaver Oklahoma in 1893   Type: Negative
Date of Origin: 1893   Provenance:
Size: 5 7/8 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [on negative] Main St. Beaver OK 1893 [on side of negative] Kodak -- Safety -- Film 437 [on side of building] GARRI/GENE
Misc Info: Street scene of Beaver, Oklahoma. The buildings are made of wood. There is a large dirt street running in between the buildings. There is a row of buildings, very close together, on both sides of the street. The first building on the right might be a general store according to the partial lettering on the side. Can see a small path in the brush leading to the general store in the foreground of the negative.
Subject: Beaver Oklahoma
Main Street
street scene
wood buildings
general store
dirt street
scrub grass and other brush
dirt path
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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
sod house
scrub grass
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CallNo: P70-H1e  
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Descriptive Title: Jones-Plummer Trail   Type: Print
Date of Origin: November 1958   Provenance:private collection - Harry Chrisman
Size: 3 1/2 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [back] Jones-Plummer Trail, north of Beaver, Okla., looking to the North. Taken by Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74, BBC Liberal, Kansas. Nov. 1958. This is a Kodacolor print Made by Kodak November 1958 -- RE
Misc Info: color print; trail in plains near Beaver, Okla.; taken by Harry E. Chrisman; wheel marks are clearly visible.
Subject: Jones-Plummer Trail
Beaver, Oklahoma
scrub grass
Kodacolor print
wheel marks on ground
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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
scrub grass
Beaver City Oklahoma
Etch Tone
No Man's Land
R.M. Overstreet
Beaver City Museum Oklahoma
steps wooden doors
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