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Alexander Posey Papers, 1889-1907

 Collection
Identifier: MC-1949-178

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of poems in his own hand, manuscripts, legal documents, a scrap book, a journal kept while he was Superintendent of the Creek Orphan Home at Okmulgee, personal letters, and transcripts of biographical material.

Dates

  • 1889 - 1907

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access is by appointment only.

Biographical / Historical

Alexander Posey was an educator, journalist and poet, politician, and editor of the Indian Journal, published at Eufaula, Indian Territory. His mother was a Creek.

He was employed as a clerk by the Dawes Commission and was secretary of the Sequoyah Constitutional Convention at Muskogee in 1905.

Extent

171 items

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

As in other large collections, the conĀ­dition of the papers varies greatly. Some are very fragile, while others are in good shape.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum. Repository

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