Kilpatrick Collection of Cherokee Manuscripts

Kilpatrick Collection of Cherokee Manuscripts

The Kilpatrick Collection of Cherokee Manuscripts, housed at Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, consists of material created and accumulated by Jack Kilpatrick and Anna Gritts Kilpatrick, dating from the 1890s to the 1960s. The material, entirely in the Cherokee syllabary, documents vernacular literacy in the Cherokee language, the practice of traditional medicine, social aspects of Christian religion and church organizations, dates and circumstances of death, funerary practices, and other topics relating to the history and culture of the Oklahoma Cherokee in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Kilpatrick Collection is cataloged as WA MSS S-2707, and can be requested for research use at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. To see a full description and list of contents, view the catalog record in Yale's online catalog, Orbis.
213 of 1974 pages transcribed
10.790273556231% Completed
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Names and death dates in 1898, 1900

Wolf, Arch, Senior
after 1900
Box 1, Folder 4
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Dates of death in 1919

after 1919
Box 1, Folder 9
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Financial records including names and numbers

1915 March
Box 1, Folder 11
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Funeral notice for a child of Ne:di Gwi:da (Ned Adair)

1934 August 16
Box 1, Folder 30
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Records of deaths and of the sales of baskets

Wolf, Arch, Senior
1936-1941
Box 1, Folder 40
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Fragment of a note

circa 1920
Box 1, Folder 41
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Fragment

1910?
Box 1, Folder 43
% Transcribed

Echota Sunday School notes

1935
Box 1, Folder 60