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.
130 of 1974 pages transcribed
6.5856129685917% Completed
% Transcribed

Fragment of a note

circa 1920
Box 1, Folder 41
% Transcribed

List of five New Testament passage references

circa 1919
Box 1, Folder 42
% Transcribed

Fragment

1910?
Box 1, Folder 43
% Transcribed

Hymn or Christian prayer

Box 1, Folder 44
% Transcribed

Echota Sunday School notes

1935
Box 1, Folder 60
% Transcribed

Sunday School notes

1935 September 9
Box 1, Folder 62
% Transcribed

Echota Sunday School notes

1930, 1934
Box 1, Folder 64