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.
137 of 1974 pages transcribed
6.9402228976697% Completed
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List of purchases by a Union widow

Box 2, Folder 87
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Financial notes on the verso of a 1937 calendar

circa 1937
Box 2, Folder 88
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List of names and ages of the Wili Bolin family

1939 September 11
Box 2, Folder 100
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Sikwanid. Prayer.

circa 1918
Box 2, Folder 103
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Letter, illustrated with a small pencil drawing of two human figures

Watt, Johnson (Tsanisini Wadi)
Box 2, Folder 116
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Standingdeer, Dave
Box 2, Folder 120
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Letter relating to business or community organization

1935 December 28
Box 2, Folder 131
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Letter relating to the Sycamore Tree Church

1935 August 9
Box 2, Folder 133
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Church collection record

1938 August
Box 2, Folder 134
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Notes on a printed page from a book of Gospels

circa 1905
Box 3, Folder 190