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Parks (D. Russell) collection on Quanah Parker
MS 049  
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Description
This collection contains stories, articles, newspaper clippings, scholarly journals, booklets, and other material collected by D. Russell Parks on U.S. Native Americans and Quanah Parker, the last chief of the Comanche tribe. Parks was part of the same Comanche tribe as Quanah Parker, and was interested in writing an accurate history of Parker and his contributions to Oklahoma and the Comanche people. The collection consists of information gathered by Parks for his research, as well as biographical information about Parks and his childhood stories from Indiahoma, Oklahoma.
Background
David Russell Parks was born on the Comanche reservation in Indiahoma, Oklahoma, in 1909. In 1925, Parks left Oklahoma after graduating high school and moved to California with his sister to join the rest of their family. In Southern California, Parks worked as a teacher, principal, and superintendent for a number of schools in the Orange County area from 1928 to 1970. He then worked as an educational consultant from 1970 to 1982. He passed away in 1990.
Extent
0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research.