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
100% Transcribed

Birth record for William Blackbird

after 1904 February 7
Box 11, Folder 1008
100% Transcribed

Historical chronology

1866 October 23
Box 11, Folder 1017
100% Transcribed


1910 October 2
Box 11, Folder 1019
100% Transcribed

Letter to Dvnadedoni

1893 April 22
Box 12, Folder 1087