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

Sunday School texts

Box 1, Folder 66
% Transcribed

Echota Sunday School makes plans for the coming year

1926 July 25
Box 1, Folder 69
% Transcribed

Echota Sunday School decides to have a cake sale

1929 September 29
Box 1, Folder 70
% Transcribed

Practice handwriting

Box 1, Folder 72
% Transcribed

Echota Sunday School note

1928 October 28
Box 1, Folder 73
% Transcribed

Sunday School financial notes

1930 October 7
Box 1, Folder 74
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Autograph letter, annotated Barber, Okla.

1933 November 18
Box 1, Folder 76
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Autograph letter, annotated "Echota"

1933 November 19
Box 1, Folder 77