Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.  
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CallNo: C18  
Descriptive Title: Advertising copy paper   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: fair
Text: On back: Plastics *Larabee Home (on move-Pic by Joe Cannon) *Palo Duro Red Rock *Green Stone House * On front: Southwest Daily Times - Advertising Copy Paper; One Column, Two Columns, Three Columns, Four Columns, Five Columns; One Column, Two Columns, Three Columns, Four Columns, Five Columns, Six Columns, Seven Columns, Eight Columns; 1 inch, 2 inches, 3 inches, 4 inches, 5 inches, 6 inches, 7 inches, 8 inches, 9 inches, 10 inches, 11 inches, 12 inches, 13 inches, 14 inches, 15 inches.
Misc Info: This paper had 4 plastic negatives in it.
Subject: Larrabee home
Green Stone house
Palo Duro
Red Rock
Plastics
Southwest Daily Times
Advertising copy paper
  Related to:  N215
N216
N217
N218
Other:    

CallNo: C5-A5a  
Descriptive Title: Map description by Irvin Green   Type: Comments
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 5   Condition: fair
Text: [front] no 1 turned back; The above map was sketched by Irvin Green, now 81 years old, old "No Man's Land" cowboy, to show the position of his father's ranch house on the Palo Duro Creek. The old and mysterious Red Rock of the Palo Duro is shown, northwest of the Green ranch home. The small map (inset_ may help to locate the area on the Oklahoma panhandle state map. Mr. Green lives at Lisle, Illinois today.
Misc Info: 
Subject: Irvin Green
"No Man's Land"
cowboy
Ranch house
Palo Duro Creek
Red Rock
Oklahoma Panhandle
Lisle, Illinois
  Related to:  P131-A5a
M1-A5a
E2-A5a
Other:    

CallNo: E16  
Descriptive Title: Envelope with negatives of the Irin Green Home on Palo Duro   Type: 
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: good
Text: Irvin Green Home on Palo Duro/ [bullet] Red Rock [bullet] Rock Home [bullet] Scenes on Palo Duro/ Negatives
Misc Info: Envelope attached to several negatives indicating the subjects on the negatives.
Subject: Irvin Green
Palo Duro
Red Rock
rock home
negatives
  Related to:  N169
N170
N171
N172
N173
N176
N177
N178
N179 through N191
Other:    

CallNo: E2-A5a  
Descriptive Title: Photo envelope green and white   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7"   Condition: fair
Text: "IRV STEELE RANCH HQ on Palo Duro," "Loul D. [?] 748 BC," 1 (circled), 10, 97; Black Drug Co. #1 214-16 North Kansas Liberal, Kansas; Authorized MID-CO PHOTO DEALER ... [back] $2.00 for 8 x 10 - 80 (cents symbol); 1.50 for 5 x 7 - 50 (cents symbol); picture of a child holding 2 fish ...
Misc Info: Envelope is dark green and white with No 409 printed in red.
Subject: ranch
Irv Steele Ranch Headquarters
Palo Duro
envelope
  Related to:  P131-A5a
M1-A5a
C5-A5a
Other:    

CallNo: M1-A5a  
Descriptive Title: Map of Oklahoma - hand drawn   Type: 
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 1/2 x 5 3/4"   Condition: fair
Text: [front] Irvin Green, 2-27-61; Hi-way 54/64, Beaver River, Guymon, Coldwater, Hardesty, Duro - Palo Duro, Okla. 3, Boyd, Balco, Gray, Lone Rock, Pa's Stone House, Red Rock.
Misc Info: There is a small map in the left bottom corner.
Subject: Palo Duro Lone Rock
stone house
Irvin Green
Guymon, Oklahoma
Hardesty, Oklahoma
Red Rock
Beaver River
Coldwater, Oklahoma Balco, Oklahoma
Boyd, Oklahoma
Gray Oklahoma, Hiway 54/64
  Related to:  P131-A5a
C5-A5a
E2-A5a
Other:    

CallNo: N169-F1a  
Descriptive Title: Catherine Chrisman standing on top of a rock at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 5/8   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Woman stands on top of large rock. According to E16, the picture is taken at Palo Duro, and this could be Red Rock. Woman has on coat and gloves, so it is probably fall or winter time. There are large sticks or tree braches behind the rock.
Subject: Palo Duro
woman
rock
large sticks
Red Rock
Irvin Green
Catherine Chrisman
  Related to:  E16
P183
Other: Negatives N169 and N170 are together on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N170-H1f  
Descriptive Title: Rock at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 5/8   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Smaller rock stands alone among grass and other shrubery. According to E16, this is taken at Palo Duro and could be Red Rock.
Subject: rock
Palo Duro
Red Rock
Irvin Green
  Related to:  E16
Other: Negatives N169 and N170 are together on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N171-B2a  
Descriptive Title: Wooden wagon wheels   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 7/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: One large wagon wheel propped part-way up on something unforeseen. Portions of two other wagon wheels are visible in the background. According to the envelope the negatives came in, the pictures were taken at Palo Duro.
Subject: wooden wagon wheels
Palo Duro
  Related to:  E16
Other:    

CallNo: N172-B2a  
Descriptive Title: Wooden wagon wheels   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 7/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Three wagon wheels side-by-side. The one in the front is broken. There appears to be an axel or some other part from the wagon between the wheels. According to the envelope the negatives were found in, the picture was taken at Palo Duro.
Subject: Wooden wagon wheels
axel
Palo Duro
  Related to:  E16
Other:    

CallNo: N173-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Woman stands in front of the Irvin Green rock home on Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 2 7/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Woman stands in front of two-story, possibly rock home. It is a two-story residence and is vacant. The fence around the home is falling apart. According to the envelope the negative was found in, the picture could be of the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro.
Subject: Irvin Green
Palo Duro
rock home
woman
vacant home
fencing
  Related to:  E16
Other:    

CallNo: N176-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman stands in front of Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 7/8   Condition: very good
Text: [from back of original photo]H.E.C. in photo/ Old Green home - stone house - on Palo Duro, Okla Panhandle [two address stamps] Harry E. Chrisman/ Lane D, Apt. 74/ Bluebonnet Courts/ Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Harry Chrisman stands in front of old, stone home. He is standing on the small cement porch. The home is two-story. According to the envelope the negatives came in, it is the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
Subject: Harry Chrisman
Irvin Green home
stone home
Palo Duro
boarded windows
vacant home
porch
Oklahoma Panhandle
  Related to:  E16
P540
P541
Other: Negatives N176 and N177 are on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N177-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Looking out the window of the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 7/8   Condition: very good
Text: [from back of original photo] H.E.C. in photo/ Old Green home - stone house - on Palo Duro, Okla Panhandle [two address stamps] Harry E. Chrisman/ Lane D, Apt. 74/ Bluebonnet Courts/ Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: A small window in a room in a house. The view is looking out the window, while the rest of the room inside is dark. Can see the plains or prairie out the window. According to the envelopes the negatives were found in, the window is in the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro.
Subject: Irvin Green home
Palo Duro
vacant home
stone home
prairie
plains
window
Oklahoma Panhandle
  Related to:  E16
P540
P541
Other: Negatives N176 and N177 are on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N178-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Scenes from Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 13/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Trees and open area from the Palo Duro area, according to E16.
Subject: Palo Duro
Oklahoma Panhandle
trees
  Related to:  E16
N179
Other: N178 and N179 are on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N179-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Scenes from Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 13/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Open area at Palo Duro, according to E16. Yucca plants and other shrubbery on the ground.
Subject: Palo Duro
Oklahoma Panhandle
yucca plants
  Related to:  E16
N178
Other: N178 and N179 are together on same film strip.    

CallNo: N180-H1f  
Descriptive Title: Rock at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 13/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Smaller rock stands alone among grass and other shrubery. According to E16, this is taken at Palo Duro and could be Red Rock.
Subject: rock
Palo Duro
Red Rock
Irvin Green
  Related to:  E16
N170
Other: Same as N170, just a different angle.    

CallNo: N181-H1f  
Descriptive Title: Red Rock at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 13/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Big rock in the middle of the plains. According to E16, could be Red Rock at Palo Duro. Smaller rocks litter the ground around the bigger rock.
Subject: Red Rock
Palo Duro
  Related to:  E16
Other: N180 and N181 are on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N182-F1a  
Descriptive Title: Catherine Chrisman standing on top of a rock at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 15/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Woman in coat and gloves stands on the top of a rock. According to E16, the picture was taken at Palo Duro and this could be Red Rock. The rock has a crack or crevice running down the right side.
Subject: woman
rock
Palo Duro
Oklahoma Panhandle
Red Rock
Catherine Chrisman
  Related to:  E16
N169
N183
Other: N182 and N183 are on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N183-F1a  
Descriptive Title: Catherine Chrisman standing on top of a rock at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 15/16   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Woman is standing on top of a rock, probably same rock from N182. The rock also has a crack or crevice running down the right side. There are sticks or tree limbs stacked together to the left and behind the rock. The woman is wearing a coat and gloves. According to E16, this is at Palo Duro and could be Red Rock.
Subject: woman
rock
Palo Duro
Oklahoma Panhandle
Red Rock
sticks
tree limbs
  Related to:  E16
N180
N169
N182
Other: N182 and N183 are on the same film strip.    

CallNo: N185-I1  
Descriptive Title: Dog standing on the ground at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: A dog, either black or a dark color, is standing on the ground, looking at the camera. Small to medium sized dog.
Subject: Dog
Palo Duro
  Related to:  E16
N184
Other: According to the envelope the negatives came in, this was taken at Palo Duro.    

CallNo: N188-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Rocks litter ground at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Several rocks lay on open grassland. One rock is right in front of the camera, others are in the background.
Subject: rocks
Palo Duro
open grassland
  Related to:  E16
N189
Other: Was found in envelope with other negatives. According to the envelope, this could be from the Palo Duro. Might be parts of Red Rock?    

CallNo: N189-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Rocks litter the ground at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Several smaller rocks laying on open grassland. One rock is in the foreground, and others in the background.
Subject: rocks
Palo Duro
open grassland
  Related to:  E16
N188
Other: Found in envelope with other negatives. According to the envelope, these are taken at Palo Duro and could be part of Red Rock.    

CallNo: N190-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Irvin Green Home on the Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Two-story house set off in background of photo. It is either stone or rock. It has a chimney at the top, and several windows. This is either a side or back view of the house, because no door is visible. The home is vacant or abandoned. There is open grassland around the home.
Subject: Irvin Green
Palo Duro
rock home
stone home
Oklahoma Panhandle
two-story home
chimney
  Related to:  E16
N191
Other: Found in an envelope with other negatives. According to the envelope, the house is the Irvin Green Home on the Palo Duro.    

CallNo: N191-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Irvin Green Home on the Palo Duro in the Oklahoma Panhandle   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 7/16 x 4 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: 
Misc Info: Two-story home in background. A tall fencepost in the foreground, and a barbed-wire fence (which is falling down) in front of the house. The house is either vacant or abandoned. It is either rock or stone. There is a chimeny on the top and several windows. Also something in between the windows, looks like plywood or boards of some type. Open grassland around the house.
Subject: Irvin Green
Palo Duro
Oklahoma Panhandle
rock home
stone home
two-story home
chimney
windows
posts
barbed wire fencing
  Related to:  E16
N191
Other: Found in envelope with other negatives. According to the envelope, this is the Irvin Green Home on the Palo Duro.    

CallNo: N215-F1a  
Descriptive Title: Catherine Chrisman standing on top of a rock at Palo Duro   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 3/8   Condition: fair
Text: 
Misc Info: Labeled as Plastics. It looks like a negative but feels like plastic, smooth on one side and rough on the other. Was in a folded Southwest Daily Times advertising copy paper with 3 other plastics.
Subject: Catherine Chrisman
Palo Duro
Red rock
Open range
Wood logs
1960
  Related to:  P183
N169
C18
N216
N217
N218
Other: Is a picture of Catherine Chrisman standing on Palo Duro Red Rock.    

CallNo: N218-A5a  
Descriptive Title: Map of Oklahoma - hand drawn   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 7/16 x 5 9/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Irvin Green, 2-27-61; Hi-way 54/64, Beaver River, Guymon, Coldwater, Hardesty, Duro - Palo Duro, Okla. 3, Boyd, Balco, Gray, Lone Rock, Pa's Stone House, Red Rock.
Misc Info: Labeled as Plastics. It looks like a negative but feels like plastic, smooth on one side and rough on the other. Was in a folded Southwest Daily Times advertising copy paper with 3 other plastics.
Subject: Palo Duro Lone Rock
Stone house
Irvin Green
Guymon, Oklahoma
Hardesty, Oklahoma
Red Rock
Beaver River
Coldwater, Oklahoma Balco, Oklahoma
Boyd, Oklahoma
Gray Oklahoma, Hiway 54/64
  Related to:  C18
N215
N216
N217
M1
P131
C5
E2
Other: Plastic negative is of a map of Oklahoma.    

CallNo: P125-F1a  
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Descriptive Title: Catherine Chrisman   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1960   Provenance:
Size: 2 x 2 3/4   Condition: poor
Text: [back] Catherine A. Chrisman 1960 on "Rock of Palo Duro" minus rock!
Misc Info: Picture is cut so the "rock" is missing. Catherine Chrisman is only thing in picture.
Subject: Catherine A. Chrisman
Palo Duro Rock
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: P131-A5a  
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Descriptive Title: Window   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/8   Condition: good
Text: [front] (red lines and x's) [back] No 3
Misc Info: Picture is of a window looking outside. Looks like a dirt road, 2 fields and a row of trees.
Subject: Ranch house
stone house
window
scenic view
Palo Duro Creek
Red Rock
Palo Duro
Irvin Green
No Man's Land
Oklahoma Panhandle Lisle, Illinois
  Related to:  M1-A5a
C5-A5a
E2-A5a
Other: Photo has tape tear mark on bottom back. Photo has a paperclip stain on top, left back.    

CallNo: P183-F1a  
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Descriptive Title: Catherine Chrisman standing on top of a rock at Palo Duro   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7 1/8   Condition: very good
Text: [back] No 4 (2 stamps of:) Harry E. Chrisman Lane D Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas; Return to.
Misc Info: Picture is of Catherine Chrisman on a huge rock with open range behind her.
Subject: Catherine A. Chrisman
Rock of Palo Duro
open range
wood logs
1960
  Related to:  N169
Other: Photo has tape tear marks on bottom back.    

CallNo: P247-H1f  
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Descriptive Title: Oliver Nelson Claim Palo Duro   Type: Print
Date of Origin: April 1961   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 3 9/16   Condition: good
Text: {back of photo} Site of Oliver Nelson Claim on Palo Duro Creek.
Misc Info: Photo is of an open plains area.
Subject: Palo Duro
Oliver Nelson
Claim
Creek
  Related to: 
Other:    

CallNo: P355-F1b  
Descriptive Title: J. S. Green   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 15/16 x 5 13/16"   Condition: excellent
Text: [back] J. S. Green B-1852 [born 1852] Constructed Stone Ranch house on Palo Duro. Was father of Irvin Green llll, Lisle Place, Lisle, Ill.
Misc Info: Photo is of a man. Chest and head visable. Photo is on cardboard mat/frame. Photo is oval shaped. Someone is standing behind him. Like he is sitting in chair. Can see person behind him left hand.
Subject: J.S. Green
Irvin Green
Palo Duro
Father
Lisle Place
Lisle, Illinios
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to:  D14
P356
Other: Plastic sleeve has notation 56-61 p25 Envelope    

CallNo: P357-H1f  
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Descriptive Title: Palo Duro rock   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1980   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 4 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Below - Palo Duro Rock - 1980 Photo by Elias Caudell, March 1980. Note large pieces broken off top.
Misc Info: Photo is in color. It is of a large rock with pieces broken off it laying on the ground. It is in the open plains.
Subject: Palo Duro
Elias Caudell
Rock
Scrapbook
Envelope
  Related to: 
Other: Plastic sleeve has a notation 56-61 p26 Photo has tape on top front.    

CallNo: P540-A2b11  
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Descriptive Title: Harry Chrisman stands in front of Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 5/8 x 5 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] KODAK SAFETY FILM ; 6 ; [5?] [back] H.E.C. in photo ; Old Green home - stone house - on Palo Duro, Okla Panhandle [two address stamps] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS ; X ; X
Misc Info: Harry Chrisman stands in front of old, stone home. He is standing on the small cement porch. The home is two-story. According to the envelope the negatives came in, it is the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
Subject: Harry Chrisman
Irvin Green home
stone home
Palo Duro
boarded windows
vacant home
porch
Oklahoma Panhandle
  Related to:  E16
N176
N177
Other: P540 and P541 are together on the same photo paper.    

CallNo: P541-A2b11  
Descriptive Title: Looking out the window of the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 5/8 x 5 1/16"   Condition: very good
Text: [front] KODAK SAFETY FILM ; 6 ; [?] [back] H.E.C. in photo/ Old Green home - stone house - on Palo Duro, Okla Panhandle [two address stamps] Harry E. Chrisman/ Lane D, Apt. 74/ Bluebonnet Courts/ Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: A small window in a room in a house. The view is looking out the window, while the rest of the room inside is dark. Can see the plains or prairie out the window. According to the envelopes the negatives were found in, the window is in the Irvin Green home on the Palo Duro.
Subject: Irvin Green home
Palo Duro
vacant home
stone home
prairie
plains
window
Oklahoma Panhandle
  Related to:  E16
N176
N177
Other: Photos P540 and P541 are together on the same photo paper.