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Shleppey, John W., 1901-1975



  • Existence: 1901-03-25 - 1975-09

biographical statement

Tulsa area businessman and collector who owned and operated Shleppey Outdoor Advertising. Later he owned a bookstore in Seattle. He was a lifelong acquirer of things, beginning when he was a child before 1920. His extensive collection of books, artifacts, and papers was bequeathed to the University of Tulsa by the Shleppey family following his death in September 1975.

Found in 912 Collections and/or Records:

A New Map of Texas, Oregon and California, 1846

 Item — map-case: 4, drawer: 8, map: 8.11
Identifier: 1500.
Scope and Contents ....with the Regions Adjoining, Compiled from the most recent authorities. Map shows Texas, Oregon, Upper California, Missouri Territory and the Indian Territory covering most of Kansas and Colorado.
Color engraving with ornate borders, printed on paper. A pocket map removed from the accompnaiment to the map, bound into cloth-covered boards.
Published by Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Philadelphia, PA.
Scale is approximately 300 miles to the inch.
Dates: 1846

Acapulco menu

 Digital Image
Identifier: 1975-002-6.1-6-1-003

Alioto's menu

 Digital Image
Identifier: 1975-002-6.1-6-1-005