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Lindsey, Lilah Denton, 1860-1943



  • Existence: 1860-10-21 - 1943-12-22

Lilah Denton Lindsey, an American philanthropist, civic leader, women's community organizer, temperance worker, and teacher. She was the first Creek woman to earn a college degree, and served as president of the Indian Territory Woman's Christian Temperance Union.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Boy Scout bicycling meet photographs, approximately 1920s

Identifier: 1000-017
Scope and Contents Panoramic (wide angle) photographs featuring Boy Scouts at a bicycling meet.
Dates: approximately 1920s

Fannie Brownlee Misch photograph of Lilah D. Lindsey, approximately 1895

Identifier: 1976-024
Scope and Contents Fannie Brownlee Misch photograph of Lilah D. Lindsey is a large, oval-framed photograph of an early Tulsa educator. Accompanying note: "This portrait was likely taken soon after 1895 br Dick Hughes, first resident photographer in Tulsa. Lilah L. did retouching for him. This was not included with the Shleppy materials. I aquired it from Louise Whitam early historian."
Dates: 1895

Lilah D. Lindsey , Undated

Identifier: 1000-152-240
Scope and Contents A slide showing Lilah Denton Lindsey, She was born on October 21, 1860 in Indian Territory. She was the youngest of six children. She was of Scottish and creek ancestry. She was educated at Tullahassee Mission School. She later attended the Highland Institute in Ohio and graduated in 1883. She became a teacher. She met and married Lee Lindsey. She taught at Tullahassee Mission School, Coweta Mission School. Her and her husband moved to Tulsa where she taught at the Tulsa Mission School. She...
Dates: Other: Undated

Lilah Denton Lindsey archive, 1866-1944

Identifier: 1976-016
Scope and Contents The papers are organized into 9 series: Series 1: Autobiographical: consists of handwritten brief accounts of Lilah Lindsey's life and a carbon copy typescript of Lilah Lindsey's interview with Effie S. Jackson.Series 2: Correspondence: consists primarily of letters and postcards to Lilah Lindsey from friends, family, and civic group associates, as well as city, state, and federal government departments and offices. Notable among the correspondents are Anna Eliza Worcester...
Dates: 1866 - 1944

Pioneer Association of Indian Territory, 1927-06-16

Identifier: 2006.012.1
Scope and Contents [Message from the President] Lon R. Stansbery; super menu on verso. Lilah D. Lindsey was Treasurer of the Association for 3 years.
Dates: Event: 1927-06-16

Postcard collection, Undated

Identifier: 1976-023
Scope and Contents Consists of postcards collected from a variety of individuals including Lilah Lindsey, John W. Shleppey, and Richard Tenney. The collection is housed in 12 document boxes and is grouped into 7 categories: United States, American Indians, People (identified and unidentified), Transportation (airplanes, trains, automobiles, ships), Art and Artifacts, Greeting Cards and Business Advertisements, Foreign Countries, and oversize material.Postcards for the United States are grouped...
Dates: Undated

Spavinaw water project, 1924

Identifier: 2006.012.17
Scope and Contents Brochure with an overview of the project, images of various parts and stages of the project, and a small map of the area. Issued by The Water Commission of the City of Tulsa.
Dates: Publication: 1924

Spavinaw water project photostat

Identifier: 2006.012.17
Scope and Contents Photostatic copy of the Spavinaw Water Project brochure but with added material including a list of Tulsa mayors, a description of the first fire fighting system, specific data about the Spavinaw dam, and list of contracts issued on the project.
Dates: 1864 - 1991

Tulsa Old Settlers Association, 1931-06

Identifier: 2006.012.16
Scope and Contents "In Commemoration to my friends, the Pioneers of Tulsa's early days and members of 'The Tulsa Old Settlers Association'". Comments by Dr. and Mrs. S.G. Kennedy. Booklet signed by Lilah D. Lindsey.
Dates: Issued: 1931-06