Lilah Denton Lindsey archive, 1866-1944
Scope and Contents
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 Robertson and Will Rogers.
Series 3: Clubs and Organizational Activities: pertains to the activities of groups in which Lilah Lindsey was involved as member and/or officer; the groups include the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the Woman's Relief Corps, and the Tulsa Women's Club. This series is arranged alphabetically by club or organization name, and includes club constitutions and by-laws, talks and addresses, minutes of meetings, yearbooks and bulletins, convention ribbons, buttons and pins, and souvenir postcards from convention sites (arranged by state) Also included in this series are diaries and notebooks whose contents are predominately club related.
Series 4: Writings: consists primarily of handwritten addresses and talks probably composed for special events and/or club meetings (which are identified whenever possible)
Series 5: Photographs: collects photos (group and individual) of Lilah Lindsey's fellow club members, of her family (including her husband, Lee W. Lindsey, and members of the McKellop family), and unidentified photos. Also included are photos of the interior and exterior of the Lilah Lindsey's Tulsa home.
Series 6: Press cuttings: contains articles about Lilah Lindsey and others of a general nature.
Series 7: Personal Papers: consists of legal documents, ephemera, and artifacts. The legal documents relate to the Lindsey estate, land plats and deeds, and various honorary certificates. The ephemera include papers relating to Lilah Lindsey's teaching, a church register for the Methodist-Episcopal Church, South, bank books and cancelled checks, a pocket weather diary, and notebooks containing notes from music lessons and botany notes. The artifacts include a grease lamp, a school bell, a block of wood from the U.S. Constitution Civil War ship, a tercentennial commemorative coin of the founding of Jamestown (1607-1907), a memento of Oklahoma Statehood, arrow heads, a crazy-quilt block sewn by Lilah Lindsey, her beaded purse, necklace, and appliqué, a silk cummerbund, a writing box complete with ink bottle and pen nibs, and souvenir buttons and pins.
Series 8: Miscellaneous: consists of material such as transcriptions of recipes, a mimeograph copy of an Old Timer's Association collection of addresses, mimeograph copy of "Origin of Oklahoma Day", religious and political pamphlets, programs, advertisements, and unidentified autograph notes and note fragments.
Series 9: Oversize: consists of unidentified photos, photos of the Kansas City Fish Market in early Tulsa, photos of Oklahoma delegates to the World Tuberculosis Congress, engraved portraits of Lilah Lindsey, and Lilah Lindsey and Lee W. Lindsey's marriage certificate.
- 1866 - 1944
Use and Copyright
Biographical / Historical
12 Linear Feet (22 boxes, 2 oversized box)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Creek Indians.
- General Federation of Women's Clubs.
- Indian Territory Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
- Lindsey, Lilah Denton, 1860-1943
- Oklahoma -- History.
- Special Collections -- Manuscripts -- Lindsey, Lilah Denton
- Special Collections -- Photographs.
- Temperance -- Oklahoma -- Societies, etc.
- Tulsa (Okla.) -- History
- Tulsa (Okla.) -- Social life and customs
- Tulsa Indian Club
- Tulsa Women's Club.
- Women in community organization -- United Stat
- Women in culture and society
- Women volunteers in social service -- United States
- Lilah Denton Lindsey archive, 1866-1944
- Milissa Burkart
- 1990 Oct
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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