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Finding Aid: Rufus Cochran

Institution: Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
Language of Material: English
Description: 1 item
Period covered: late 1890s
Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: According to a brief notation, this small note­book contains several pages of medical formulas all written in Cherokee by Rufus Cochran (c.1844-1926). Cochran lived at Stilwell, Oklahoma. He was appointed postmaster at Cochran in the Cherokee Nation in 1896, but the order establishing this post office was rescinded January 23, 1897, and it is doubtful that the office was ever actually in operation.

Background: Staff, interns, and volunteers of the Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive have contributed to the organization and maintenance of the files since the collection passed to the City of Tulsa in the 1950s. The Gilcrease Foundation acquired these materials before 1964 and is housed in the Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR). The library currently receives most materials through community donation, board members, artists and the acquisition of manuscript collections.

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Availability: This collection is open for use by appointment only at the Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR). Contact the Library at 918-631-6449 or in advance to inquire if materials exist pertaining to your research interests.