Finding Aid for the Red Bird, Oklahoma Glass Plate Negatives, ca. 1906

Processed by Megan Hahn Fraser, with assistance from Michael Wartenbe, July 2009; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Red Bird, Oklahoma Glass Plate Negatives
Date (inclusive): ca. 1906
Collection number: 1838
Creator: Red Bird Investment Company
Extent: 1 box.
Abstract: Group of 12 original glass plate negatives, depicting early views of homes, businesses and townspeople in the all black town of Red Bird, OK.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 2009.

Processing Note

Processed by Megan Hahn Fraser, with assistance from Michael Wartenbe, July 2009.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Red Bird, Oklahoma Glass Plate Negatives (Collection Number 1838). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography/History

Red Bird is located in Wagoner County, Oklahoma. The town was settled before 1900.

Scope and Content

Group of twelve 5 inch by 7 inch glass plate negatives, depicting early views of homes, businesses and townspeople in the all black town of Red Bird, OK. Images include a grain elevator, a grocery store and a railroad station.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

African-Americans-Oklahama-Red Bird.
Storefronts-- Oklahoma-- Red Bird.
Farmhouses-- Oklahoma-- Red Bird.
Railroad stations-- Oklahoma-- Red Bird.

Genres and Forms of Material

Black and white negatives.


Container List

 

Farmhouse in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

A man in overalls and two women standing on the porch of a farmhouse.
 

Farmhouse in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

Double exposure with two houses (or two views of the same house?) visible and two figures posing in front.
 

Farmhouse in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

Farmhouse in a field.
 

Farmhouse in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

A farmhouse with an African American child visible on the side porch behind chicken wire.
 

Farmhouse in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

Two women posed in front of a farmhouse with a large front porch. A shed or outhouse is visible in the background.
 

Farmhouse with family on porch in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

African American family posed on front porch with a dog sitting outside of a picket fence.
 

Grain elevator in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

A grain elevator, utility pole, several small buildings, a barn and scattered pipes.
 

Grocery store in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

Six African American men sitting outside of a grocery store. Signs in the windows advertise the sale of dry goods, notions, groceries, and cigars.
 

House and stores in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

Double exposure showing men and women of Red Bird standing in front of a house with a carriage. The fainter exposure shows a store with a sign advertising tobacco.
 

Railroad Station in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

Automobile with man in driver's seat and four children in the back seat parked in front of a railroad station.
 

Railroad Station in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

Automobile with man in driver's seat and four children in the back seat parked in front of a railroad station.
 

Stores in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

Six men pose in front of a store front while two other figures lean out of a window in an adjacent building. Signs on the storefronts advertise Arm & Hammer Soda; Kantrip overalls, jumpers, and pants; and smoking & chewing tobaccos.