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Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Borroum-McCharen Family Papers, 1789-1821, 1913-1973



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Borroum-McCharen Family.
Title: Borroum-McCharen Family Papers
Dates: 1789-1821, 1913-1973
Abstract: Papers of the James Sample McCharen family of Ardmore, Oklahoma, include also ledgers and receipts (1789-1821) of maternal grandfather and merchant William Riley Borroum of Greenville, South Carolina. The McCharen papers are arranged by family member and include daughter Elizabeth's teaching certificate (1913) and contract (1915), daughter Geraldine's high school diploma and scrapbook (1923), and son James's biographical dictionary of WWI soldiers The Oklahoma Spirit of '17 (1920) and American Legion certificate of membership (1973). Geraldine's scrapbook contains photographs, memorabilia, name cards, clippings, autographs, announcements, invitations, grade reports, and pencil drawings relating to her student life at Ardmore High School. Also included are photographs of McCharen family members and the Ardmore telephone office (1910).
Accession No.: 87-053
Extent: 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

James Sample McCharen of Ardmore, Oklahoma, was the grandson of merchant William Riley Borroum of Greenville, South Carolina. He married Lola Goolsby and had several children: Elizabeth "Libby", a teacher who married Lon Harris and had a daughter Elaine; Geraldine, a graduate of Ardmore High School; Byron; Bess; Alyne; Ila; Jack; and James (b. 1896), who was a member of the American Legion.

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Scope and Contents

Papers of the James Sample McCharen family of Ardmore, Oklahoma, include also ledgers and receipts (1789-1821) of maternal grandfather and merchant William Riley Borroum of Greenville, South Carolina. The McCharen papers are arranged by family member and include daughter Elizabeth's teaching certificate (1913) and contract (1915), daughter Geraldine's high school diploma and scrapbook (1923), and son James's biographical dictionary of WWI soldiers The Oklahoma Spirit of '17 (1920) and American Legion certificate of membership (1973). Geraldine's scrapbook contains photographs, memorabilia, name cards, clippings, autographs, announcements, invitations, grade reports, and pencil drawings relating to her student life at Ardmore High School. Also included are photographs of McCharen family members and the Ardmore telephone office (1910).

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Borroum, William Riley.
McCharen, James Sample, family.
Subjects
Education, Secondary -- Oklahoma -- History -- Sources.
Places
Ardmore (Okla.) -- History -- Sources.
Greenville (S.C.) -- History -- Sources.
Oklahoma -- History -- Sources..

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Borroum-McCharen Family Papers, 1789-1821, 1913-1973, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Steven Perry, November 1987.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3G232 Borroum papers, 1789-1821
McCharen papers, 1913-1973
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3Y96 Photographs of McCharen family members and the Ardmore telephone office, 1910, undated

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