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W. David Baird Research Files

Correspondence and photocopies of miscellaneous papers, ca 1804-1980
 
Manuscript Collection 1385
 



INFORMATION ABOUT W. DAVID BAIRD

W. David Baird, born on July 8, 1939 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was a member of the faculty of the Department of History at the University of Arkansas from 1968 to 1978.  He returned to his home state to the History Department at Oklahoma State University from 1978-1988, when he was named Howard A. White Professor of History at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California; there he became Chair of the Division of the Humanities and Teacher Education in 1994.  He has written nine books in Native American history as well as two works on the history of Oklahoma and numerous articles.


INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION
 
The research files were donated to the Special Collections Division in May 1998 by Professor W. David Baird, Dean of Humanities, Seaver College, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.

The collection contains research material collected by Baird in his studies of the American Indians, especially the Quapaw, for his book, The Quapaw Indians: A History of the Downstream People (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980).

The research material includes Baird's correspondence with various private, public, and higher education  institutions, societies, and organizations; handwritten and typewritten research notes; and photocopies of documents in a variety of formats, e.g., letters from the United States Office of Indian Affairs and the Quapaw Indian Agency; minutes of the Quapaw tribe meetings; reports; petitions; affidavits, testimonies, and other legal documents; lists of names; maps; magazine and newspaper articles; and published histories of Indian Tribes.
 

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries,
Fayetteville, Arkansas in July 1998 .
 



CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION (3.3 linear feet)
 
Box 1

 1. Research correspondence, ca 1971-1972.
 2. Material for Chapter 6 (1 of 3).
 3. Material for Chapter 6 (2 of 3).
 4. Material for Chapter 6 (3 of 3).
 5. Material for Chapter 7 (1 of 4).

Box 2

 1. Material for Chapter 7 (2 of 4).
 2. Material for Chapter 7 (3 of 4).
 3. Material for Chapter 7 (4 of 4).
 4. Material for Chapter 8.
 5. Material for Chapter 9 (1 of 2).
 6. Material for Chapter 9 (2 of 2).

Box 3

 1. Material for Chapter 10 (1 of 2).
 2. Material for Chapter 10 (2 of 2).
 3. 1804-1818.
 4. 1818-1824.

Box 4

 1. 1825-1836 (1 of 2).
 2. 1825-1836 (2 of 2).
 3. Sale/lease of Quapaw lands (1 of 6).
 4. Sale/lease of Quapaw lands (2 of 6 ).
 5. Sale/lease of Quapaw lands (3 of 6 ).

Box 5

 1. Sale/lease of Quapaw lands (4 of 6 ).
 2. Sale/lease of Quapaw lands (5 of 6 ).
 3. Sale/lease of Quapaw lands (6 of 6 ).
 4. Indian Field Service correspondence (1 of 7).
 5. Indian Field Service correspondence (2 of 7).

Box 6

 1. Indian Field Service correspondence (3 of 7).
 2. Indian Field Service correspondence (4 of 7).
 3. Indian Field Service correspondence (5 of 7).
 4. Indian Field Service correspondence (6 of 7).
 5. Indian Field Service correspondence (7 of 7).

Box 7

 1. Indian Office Files (1 of 5).
 2. Indian Office Files (2 of 5).
 3. Indian Office Files (3 of 5).
 4. Indian Office Files (4 of 5).
 5. Indian Office Files (5 of 5).

Box 8

 1. Report and notes on early Quapaw history (1 of 2).
 2. Report and notes on early Quapaw history (2 of 2).
 3. Records of the Commissary General of Subsistence, 1934-1935.
 4. Quapaw Tribe name lists.
 5. Miscellaneous research material.



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