Robert E. Cunningham Oklahoma history collection, 1856-1997.


Robert E. Cunningham Oklahoma history collection, 1856-1997.

The collection reflects the collecting activities of Robert E. Cunningham and chronicles the development of Oklahoma through an assemblage of negatives, photographs, documents, and other archival materials. Subject areas include images from the 101 Ranch by Vince Dillon, the settlement of Guthrie, Perry and Stillwater, Indians, film stills from the 1960 movie "Cimarron," the petroleum industry, Oklahoma State University, and land runs. Other collection subjects include: Billy McGinty, outlaws, Pawnee Bill, Otto Gray, Oklahoma schools and towns, trains and railways, Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton, and early Oklahoma photographers such as Vince Dillon, A.A. Forbes, and W.S. Prettyman.

35.2 cubic feet (32 glass plate negative boxes, 1 lantern slide box, 2 record boxes, 14 document boxes, 6 flat boxes, 15 photo binder boxes, 2 filmstrip boxes, 5 microfilm boxes, 1 ferrotype box, 3 file cabinet drawers, 10 oversized folders)

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Geronimo, 1829-1909 (person)

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Johnson, Ben, 1918-1996 (person)

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Ford, Glenn, 1916-2006 (person)

Carey, Harry, Jr., 1921-2012 (person)

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Marland, Ernest Whitworth, 1874-1941 (person)

Oklahoma State university (corporateBody)

Prettyman, William S., 1858-1932 (person)

Miller, George Lee, 1881-1929. (person)

Roach, Ruth Scantlin, 1896-1986. (person)

Hastings, Fox, 1882-1948. (person)

Cunningham, Robert E. (Robert Earl), 1906- (person)

Born in 1906, Cunningham moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1923, when he enrolled as a freshman at Oklahoma A & M College, now Oklahoma State University. While living in Stillwater, he worked at Smith's Studio, a local photographic studio detailing the development of A & M College and Stillwater. Leaving college for a five-year period, Cunningham edited the newspapers at Geary and Hinton, and worked as an assistant pressman for Lakeside Press in Chicago, Illinois. Returning to college, he...

Big Bear Two Hands, Chief. (person)

Miller, Joseph Carson, 1868-1927. (person)

Miller, Zachary Taylor, 1878-1952. (person)

Wickmiller, C. P. (person)

Forbes, A. (Arthur), 1869-1930 (person)

Miller Bros. & Arlington 101 Ranch Real Wild West (Organization) (corporateBody)

Duck, S. P. (person)

Dillon, Vince (person)

Wantland, Henry Madison, 1864-1953. (person)

Gray, Otto (person)

Eaton, Frank, b. 1860 (person)

Frank Boardman Eaton was born October 26, 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut. When Frank was eight, the Eaton family moved to Twin Mounds, Kansas to homestead. Shortly thereafter Eaton witnessed his father's murder. He practiced his shooting and at the age of 15 engaged in gunfights to avenge his father's murder. Eaton served as a deputy U.S. Marshall in Indian Territory under the "hanging judge," Judge Isaac C. Parker. At 29, he joined the land rush to Oklahoma Territory. Eaton served as the model f...

Wayne, John, 1907-1979 (person)

Movie star. From the description of Oral history interview, 1970 Apr. 29 [sound recording]. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 35774013 Actor. From the description of Reminiscences of John Wayne : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122512951 ...

Mitchell, D. S. (person)

Cornish, G. B. (person)

Bonsall, I. H., 1833- (person)

Pawnee Bill, 1860-1942 (person)

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Payne, David Lewis, 1836-1884 (person)

Couch, William L., Captain. (person)

McGinty, Billy, 1871-1961 (person)