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Helen Biggers Collection

Helen Biggers Collection
Creator: Helen Biggers
Dates: 1868-1939, nd
Quantity: 5 inches
Accession: H.98


This collection covers a number of primary readers and educational materials during the late 1800s and early 1900s. One very interesting item is a handwritten journal with meeting notes of the Stray Horse Association, circa 1868, with small sketches of brands and lists of post office locations near where stray horses were noted. Also included is a personal handwritten notebook of recipes and household hints.1969


Helen Biggers was an elementary school teacher in Oklahoma City in the early twentieth century.

Scope & Content Note

This collection contains 14 books over various subjects. Some of the subjects included are: How to WriteMonroe’s New First ReaderHall’s Composition BookRevised Normal LessonsExerciseDiscovery of Guiana, and New Method with U.S. History and Civics.

In addition to the archival materials reflected in this finding aid, there are also a substantial number of objects donated by Helen Biggers in the Museum’s permanent collection.

Subject Terms

Subject Headings:
Alternative medicine
College readers
Family medicine
Readers (Elementary)–1870-1950
Traditional medicine

Processing Information

The Helen Biggers Collection was donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1969 by Helen Biggers.

Preferred Citation

Helen Biggers Collection, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Container List

Series 1: Helen Biggers Collection

Box Folder Folder title/Description
1 1 How to Write, Powell’s Language Series, Part II. n.d.
1 1 Grammar School: History of the United States, Anderson’s Historical Series. n.d.
1 2 Monroe’s New First Reader, by Mrs. Lewis B. Monroe, 1882
1 2 Hall’s Composition Outlines, or Outlines, Plans, Schemes and Suggestions for Composition Writing, by Hattie C. Hall, 1887.
1 3 Revised Normal Lessons, by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut, 1893
1 3 Exercises, no cover, n.d.
1 4 Hand Book for the Teachers’ Botanical Aid, Prepared by Bertha M. Furman, n.d.
1 4 Chautauqua Language Series: Second German Book After the Natural or Pestalozzian Method for Schools and Home Instruction, by James H. Worman, A.M., Ph.D., 1881.
1 5 Notes on the History of Art, Together with Certain Helpful Reproductions, arranged by James Frederick Hopkins, 1899.
1 5 Institute Note Book, presented by American Book Company, n.d.
1 6 Ray’s Primary Arithmetic, n.d.
1 6 Discovery of Guiana and the Journal of the Second Voyage thereto, by Sir Walter Raleigh, n.d.
1 7 A New Method with U.S. History and Civics, by J.H. Diebel, A.M., Ph.B., 1911
1 7 Useful Knowledge with Hints for the Household, no cover, n.d.
1 8 Partial journal of Ross H. Stone and H. Hudson Carter, Stray Horse Association, c1868-September 2, 1869
1 9 Notebook of recipes and household hints, 1887, 1889, 1905-06, Nov. 3, 1914
1 10 Advertisements for pens, n.d.
1 11 Golden Anniversary [50 years] Certificate for Helen Biggers for being a teacher in the Capitol Hill Senior High School, Oklahoma City Public Schools, 1939

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