Oklahoma: Bibliography and Sources

Oklahoma Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor; Robert Will, Historical Compiler; Douglas Knox, Book Digitizing Director; Emily Kelley, Digital Compiler; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer

Copyright The Newberry Library 2008

Arkansas Territory. Acts Passed by the General Assembly of the Territory of Arkansas. Little Rock, 1821–1835. Title varies. The session laws of Arkansas Territory. Cited as Ark. Terr. Acts.

Arnold, W. H., Sr. "Historical Sketch Relating to Establishment of State Line Between Arkansas and Texas and Relating to the Creation of the Old and New Miller County, Arkansas." Arkansas Historical Quarterly 5 (1946):184–188.

Bureau of the Census. Special Census of the Population of Okmulgee County, Okla., August 15, 1918. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1919.

Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1920. Vol 1. Population 1920: Number and Distribution of Inhabitants. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1921.

Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Population by Counties and Minor Civil Divisions: 1910, 1900, 1890. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1912.

Clark, Joseph Stanley. “Eastern Boundary of Oklahoma.” Chronicles of Oklahoma 11 (1933):1084–1110.

Corden, Seth K., and W. B. Richards, comps. Oklahoma Red Book. 2 vols. Oklahoma City: N.p., 1912.

Filby, P. William, comp. Bibliography of American County Histories. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985.

Forbes, Gerald. “Shaffer County: A Southwestern Boom Episode.” Southwestern Social Science Quarterly 21 (June 1940): 23–29.

Ford, Royal E. History of Scott County, Missouri. Oak Ridge, Mo.: Royal E. Ford, 1939.

Foreman, Carolyn Thomas. Oklahoma Imprints, 1835­–1907: A History of Printing in Oklahoma Before Statehood. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1936.

Frantz, Joe B., and Mike Cox. Lure of the Land: Texas County Maps and the History of Settlement. Edited by Roger A. Griffin. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1988. Excellent collection of color reproductions of early Texas maps, including many county maps.

Gabler, Ina. “Lovely’s Purchase and Lovely County.” Arkansas Historical Quarterly 19 (Spring 1960): 31–39.

Gittinger, Roy. Formation of the State of Oklahoma: 1803–1906. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1939.

Handbook of Texas Online, http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/index.new.html. A remarkable compilation on all aspects of Texas history and culture; very searchable.

Hanson, Gerald T., and Carl H. Moneyhon. Historical Atlas of Arkansas. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989.

History of Old Greer County and Its Pioneers. Mangum, Okla.: Old Greer County Museum and Hall of Fame, [1980].

History of Rogers County, Oklahoma. Claremore, Okla.: Claremore College Foundation, 1979.

Kane, Joseph Nathan. American Counties: Origins of Names, Dates of Creation and Organization, Area, Population, Historical Data, and Published Sources. 3d ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1972.

Love County Heritage Committee. History of Love County, Oklahoma. Dallas, Tex.: National ShareGraphics, Inc., 1983.

MacDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-List of Session Laws. New York: H. W. Wilson Co., 1936. Complemented by Pollack (below), this guide lists all state session laws through 1935.

MacDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-List of Statutes of States of the United States of America, Including Revisions, Compilations, Digests, Codes and Indexes. Providence: Oxford Press, 1937. The most complete guide to state codes through 1937.

McReynolds, Edwin C. Oklahoma: A History of the Sooner State. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1954.

Marshall, Thomas Maitland. History of the Western Boundary of the Louisiana Purchase, 1819–1841. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1914.

Maxwell, Amos. “Sequoyah Convention.” Chronicles of Oklahoma 28 (1950): 161­–192, 299–340.

Missouri Territory. Laws of a Public and General Nature, of the District of Louisiana, of the Territory of Louisiana, of the Territory of Missouri, and of the State of Missouri, Up to the Year 1824. Vol. 1. Jefferson City, Mo., 1842. Cited as Mo. Terr. Laws.

Morris, John W., ed. Boundaries of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Series, vol 14. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1980.

Morris, John W., Charles R. Goins, and Edwin C. McReynolds. Historical Atlas of Oklahoma. 2nd ed. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1976.

New Handbook of Texas. 6 vols. Ron Tyler et al., eds. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1996. An essential resource for Texas research; well-written articles with helpful bibliographies.

Oklahoma. Constitution of Oklahoma 1907. See Swindler, vol. 8.

Oklahoma. Oklahoma Statutes Annotated. Title 19. St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Co., 1988. Cited as Okla. Stats. Anno.

Oklahoma. Oklahoma Laws. Guthrie and Oklahoma City, 1907–. The session laws of the state of Oklahoma. Cited as Okla. Laws.

Oklahoma Supreme Court. Oklahoma Reports. 208 vols. 1890–1953. Reports of cases heard before the Supreme Court of Oklahoma. Cited as Okla. Rpts.

Oklahoma Almanac, Golden Anniversary Edition, 1957. Norman: Oklahoma Almanac, Inc., 1957.

Parry, Clive, ed. Consolidated Treaty Series. 231 vols. Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.: Oceana Publications, 1969–1981.

Paullin, Charles O. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. Edited by John K. Wright. Washington, D.C., and New York: Carnegie Institution of Washington and American Geographical Society of New York, 1932. Excellent section on international and interstate boundary disputes.

Pollack, Ervin H., comp. Supplement with Bibliographical Notes, Emendations, and Additions to the Check List of Session Laws, Complied by Grace E. MacDonald. Preliminary ed. Boston: National Association of State Libraries, 1941. Fills gap in MacDonald’s 1936 compilation (above) to produce the most complete list of state session laws through 1935.

"President's Proclamation, The Boundary Lines," The Daily Oklahoman [newspaper], 9 July 1901

"Proclamation," Weekly Oklahoma State Capital [newspaper], 7 June 1890;

Rabenhorst, Thomas D., and Carville V. Earle, eds. Historical U.S. County Outline Map Collection, 1840–1980. Baltimore: Department of Geography, University of Maryland (Baltimore County), 1984. A portfolio of redrawn federal maps; no supporting text or documentation.

Republic of Texas. Laws of the Republic of Texas. Houston [et al.], 1838–1845. Title varies. Session laws of the Republic of Texas. Cited as Texas Repub. Laws.

Reynolds, John Hugh. "Western Boundary of Arkansas." Publications of the Arkansas Historical Association 2 (1908):211–236.

Rohrbough, Malcolm J. Land Office Business: Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands, 1789–1837. New York: Oxford University Press, 1968.

Royce, Charles C., comp. Indian Land Cessions in the United States.” Part 2 of Eighteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1896–1897. Washington, D.C., 1899. The standard authority in its field; state maps detail all Indian land-cession treaties with the federal government.

Sealock, Richard B., Margaret M. Sealock, and Margaret S. Powell. Bibliography of Place-Name Literature: United States and Canada. 3d ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1982.

Sinko, Peggy Tuck. Guide to Local and Family History at the Newberry Library. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1987.

Special Census, Okmulgee County 1918. See Bureau of the Census. Special Census.

Stephens, A. Ray, and William M. Holmes. Historical Atlas of Texas. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989.

Stewart, Lowell O. Public Land Survey: History, Instructions, Methods. 1935. Reprint. Minneapolis: Meyers Printing Co., 1976.

Strickland, Rex W. "Miller County, Arkansas Territory: The Frontier That Men Forgot." Parts 1–3. Chronicles of Oklahoma 18 (March 1940): 12–34; "Establishment of 'Old' Miller County, Arkansas Territory," 18 (June 1940): 154–170; "Final Break-Up of 'Old' Miller County," 19 (March 1941): 37–54.

Swindler, William F., ed. Sources and Documents of United States Constitutions. 10 vols. Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.: Oceana Publications, 1973–1979. The most complete and up-to-date compilation for the states. Volume 8 contains the Oklahoma Constitution of 1907, which defined all county boundaries at the time of statehood.

Territorial Papers of the United States. Vols. 1–26 edited by Clarence E. Carter; vols. 27–28 edited by John P. Bloom. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1934–1975. Cited as Terr. Papers U.S.

Texas. Laws of the State of Texas. Austin [et al.], 1846–. Title varies. The session laws of the state of Texas. Cited as Texas Laws.

Thorndale, William, and William Dollarhide. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790–1920. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987. An atlas of well-designed county outline maps for each state, accompanied by a bibliography and an explanation of methodology.

Tillman County Historical Society. Diamond Jubilee History of Tillman County, 1901–1976. 2 vols. Frederick, Okla.: Tillman County Historical Society, 1976­–1978.

Tyson, Carl Newton. Red River in Southwestern History. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1981.

United States. Statutes at Large of the United States of America, 1789–1873. 17 vols. Boston: Little, Brown, 1845–1874. Vols. 18–. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1875–. Cited as U.S. Stat.

United States Supreme Court. United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court. Vol. 91–, 1875–. Reports of cases heard before the Supreme Court of the United States. Cited as U.S. Rpts.

U.S. Census Bureau. “Significant Changes to Counties and County Equivalent Entities: 1970–Present.” http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/ctychng.html.

Van Zandt, Franklin K. Boundaries of the United States and the Several States. Geological Survey Professional Paper 909. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1976. The standard compilation for its subject.

Wagoner County History. Wagoner, Okla.: Oklahoma Extension Homemakers Council, Cooperative Extension Service, 1980. Title on cover: A Look at Wagoner County.

Welborn, Claude A. Red River Controversy: The Western Boundary of the Louisiana Purchase. N.p.: Nortex Offset Publications, 1973.

"Will Open," Weekly Oklahoma State Capital [newspaper], 25 July 1891.

Wright, Muriel H. “Organization of Counties in the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations.” Chronicles of Oklahoma 8 (1930): 315–334. Counties and county equivalents established by the Indian Nations of Oklahoma are not mapped here.