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DL_LT_008_DD_DD.mp3

Interview with Diana and Delayne Dye

Diana and Delayne Dye

Interview with Diana and Delayne Dye about their family's farm on the banks of Little River. The Dyes recount memories of Little River, the relocation of their grandparents to Norman, the creation of Lake Thunderbird, and activities on the lake. View…

DL_LT_005_WM.mp3

Interview with William Mattoon

William Mattoon

Interview with William Mattoon about the naming of Lake Thunderbird. Mattoon recounts details about the contest for the naming of the lake, why Thunderbird was chosen, City Commission elections, and the annexation battle between Oklahoma City and…

DL_LT_003_TS_001.mp3

Interview with Tina Scott

Tina Scott

Interview with Tina Scott about her experiences with Lake Thunderbird. Scott recounts playing on the dam during construction, camping trips at the lake with her family, and how Lake Thunderbird continues to be a part of her family's life. View the…

DL_LT_006_AT.pdf

Photographs

Anita Trotter

Contains pictures of Lake Thunderbird in the 1980s and 1990s. The pictures include lake activities like sailing, ice-skating, and flooding of the lake.

DL_LT_005_WM_001.pdf

Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District

William Mattoon

Contains a document from the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District about a tour of Lake Thunderbird organized for the National Watershed Congress.

DL_LT_004_AR_001.jpg

Photograph

Andy Rieger

Photo of Charles Hooper (right) and Dr. Jim Artman with a string of fish caught in Lake Thunderbird. Hooper was a partner in the Little River Marina with Jack Black and Will Mattoon.

DL_LT_004_AR_001.pdf

Scrapbook Photographs

Andy Rieger

Contains pictures from a scrapbook of individuals water skiing on Lake Thunderbird.

DL_LT_002_JN_009.pdf

5/2/08

John Nelson

Contains pictures of new bathroom facilities.

DL_LT_002_JN_008.pdf

Bathhouse

John Nelson

Contains pictures of the construction of new bathroom facilities and the destruction of the old ones.

DL_LT_002_JN_007.pdf

Work Pic

John Nelson

Contains pictures of various construction and maintenance projects at the lake.

DL_LT_002_JN_006.pdf

Park Tornado

John Nelson

Contains photos documenting the damage done to the park by a tornado, possibly the May 19, 2013 EF4 tornado that struck Lake Thunderbird, Bethel Acres, and Shawnee, Oklahoma.

DL_LT_002_JN_005_8.pdf

Park Pic Scanned

John Nelson

Contains 85 photos that capture various aspects of life at the lake including celebrations and picnics. Some of the photos include Native Americans in tribal dress. There are also photos of various construction projects at the lake including road…

DL_LT_002_JN_005_7.pdf

Park Pic Scanned

John Nelson

Contains 74 photos that capture various aspects of life at the lake including celebrations and picnics. Some of the photos include Native Americans in tribal dress. There are also photos of various construction projects at the lake including road…

DL_LT_002_JN_005_6.pdf

Park Pic Scanned

John Nelson

Contains 99 photos that capture various aspects of life at the lake including celebrations and picnics. Some of the photos include Native Americans in tribal dress. There are also photos of various construction projects at the lake including road…

DL_LT_002_JN_005_5.pdf

Park Pic Scanned

John Nelson

Contains 116 photos that capture various aspects of life at the lake including celebrations and picnics. Some of the photos include Native Americans in tribal dress. There are also photos of various construction projects at the lake including road…

DL_LT_002_JN_005_4.pdf

Park Pic Scanned

John Nelson

Contains 111 photos that capture various aspects of life at the lake including celebrations and picnics. Some of the photos include Native Americans in tribal dress. There are also photos of various construction projects at the lake including road…

DL_LT_002_JN_005_3.pdf

Park Pic Scanned

John Nelson

Contains 94 photos that capture various aspects of life at the lake including celebrations and picnics. Some of the photos include Native Americans in tribal dress. There are also photos of various construction projects at the lake including road…

DL_LT_002_JN_005_2.pdf

Park Pic Scanned

John Nelson

Contains 102 photos that capture various aspects of life at the lake including celebrations and picnics. Some of the photos include Native Americans in tribal dress. There are also photos of various construction projects at the lake including road…

DL_LT_002_JN_005_1.pdf

Park Pic Scanned

John Nelson

Contains 98 photos that capture various aspects of life at the lake including celebrations and picnics. Some of the photos include Native Americans in tribal dress. There are also photos of various construction projects at the lake including road…

DL_LT_002_JN_004_4.pdf

Park Neg Scanned

John Nelson

Contains 111 photos of various events and activities at the lake including holiday celebrations for Easter, Halloween, and Christmas. Many of the pictures are taken at an unidentified historical festival. There are also photos of the old Nature…

DL_LT_002_JN_004_3.pdf

Park Neg Scanned

John Nelson

Contains pictures of various events and activities at the lake including holiday celebrations for Easter, Halloween, and Christmas. Many of the pictures are taken at an unidentified historical festival. There are also photos of the old Nature Center…

DL_LT_002_JN_004_2.pdf

Park Neg Scanned

John Nelson

Contains pictures of various events and activities at the lake including holiday celebrations for Easter, Halloween, and Christmas. Many of the pictures are taken at an unidentified historical festival. There are also photos of the old Nature Center…

DL_LT_002_JN_004_1.pdf

Park Neg Scanned

John Nelson

Contains pictures of various events and activities at the lake including holiday celebrations for Easter, Halloween, and Christmas. Many of the pictures are taken at an unidentified historical festival. There are also photos of the old Nature Center…

DL_LT_002_JN_003.pdf

Park Halloween Event

John Nelson

Contains pictures of families participating in a Halloween event at the park. Some photos are dated 2010 but all of the pictures may not be from 2010.

DL_LT_002_JN_002.pdf

Park Easter Event

John Nelson

Contains pictures of families participating in an Easter event and egg hunt hosted at the park.

DL_LT_002_JN_001.pdf

Park Digital

John Nelson

Contains pictures of various events, activities, and scenes around Lake Thunderbird including the Spring Fling, cookouts, fishing tournaments, and construction of the Nature Center. There are also photos of extremely low lake levels, camping and…

Duke_1499.pdf

Shawnee Indian History Class and History of the Absentee Shawnees

Doris Duke

Materials prepared by Julia A. Jordan as part of a history class for Shawnee Indians sponsored by the Little Axe Multi-Purpose Center of the Community Action Program. The materials discuss the importance of understanding the differences in oral…

Duke_1216.pdf

Jim, Webb Little

Doris Duke

Transcript of an oral history interview with Chief Little Jim's son. The interview discusses the history of the Absentee Shawnee including the loss of their land for the creation of Lake Thunderbird. Audio of the interview is available onsite at…

DL_LT_001_MLHH_001.pdf

Lake Thunderbird Photographs

Contains lifestyle and aerial photographs of Little River State Park and Lake Thunderbird.

CookseyHaroldB2F6CombinedPgs1-87.pdf

Correspondence and a thesis by William F. Wade on the Little River Reservoir

Harold S. Cooksey, 1954-1970

Contains program for the lake's dedication, correspondence regarding the ceremony, and a graduate thesis on the reservoir.

Steed_General_Box57_Folder31.pdf

Lake Thunderbird

Tom Steed Collection

Contains a newspaper clipping related to environmental damage surrounding Lake Thunderbird.

Steed_General_Box44_Folder10.pdf

Lake Thunderbird

Tom Steed Collection

Contains a newspaper clipping related to water runoff into Lake Thunderbird and a letter regarding H.R. 10198 and the return of land by Lake Thunderbird to the Absentee Shawnee tribe.

Steed_General_Box36_Folder32.pdf

Lake Thunderbird

Tom Steed Collection

Contains newspaper clippings and correspondence related to various issues with Lake Thunderbird, including water rights.

Steed_General_Box25_Folder2.pdf

Lake Thunderbird

Tom Steed Collection

Contains correspondence and a press release related to the completion of the Norman Project, concerns about leasing sites at the completed reservoir, and the potential impact of state-owned businesses on privately owned businesses.

Harris_Congressional_Box65_Folder2.pdf

Federal Government, Corps of Engineers, R-Z

Fred R. Harris, 1930-

Topics include animal welfare, flood control in Jackson County, Oklahoma, rural land use in Canton, Oklahoma, government policy on parks, soil erosion in Oklahoma, Arcadia Lake in Oklahoma, Arkansas River, Eufaula Lake in Oklahoma, Kaw Lake in…

Harris_Congressional_Box26_Folder4.pdf

Public Works, Comments Favoring Projects or Programs

Fred R. Harris, 1930-

Topics include flood control in Oklahoma, Lake Thunderbird in Oklahoma, and the Tenkiller Reservoir in Oklahoma. Correspondents include Cherokee Nation Area Development Association.

Camp_Photographs_Item817.pdf

Item 817

John N. "Happy" Camp 1908-1987

View of the Little River marina adjacent to old State Highway 9 on Lake Thunderbird, Norman, Oklahoma. Bureau of Reclamation photo. H.L. Personius, photographer.

Belcher_WaterProjects_Box185_Folder29.pdf

Arkansas River Basin: Little River/Thunderbird

Page Belcher, 1889-1980

Contains a copy of the congressional hearings on H.R. 7060 and S. 1892 and correspondence related to the potential for hydro-electric power development.

Belcher_WaterProjects_Box185_Folder26.pdf

Arkansas River Basin: Little River/Thunderbird

Page Belcher, 1889-1980

Contains correspondence related to the passage of the Little River project bill.