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Finding Aid to the Indian Claims Commission Records MS.247
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Description
A majority of the collection consists of copies of legal documents brought before the Indian Claims Commission. Commission documents include petitions, reports, findings of facts, amendments, opinions, orders, and appeals. Also included are policies, draft reports, O’Marr correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and copies of historic acts and treaties.
Background
Louis J. O'Marr was a judge appointed to the Indian Claims Commission. A former grocer and a small-town Wyoming lawyer, he was elected state attorney general in 1943. Although not possessing any special expertise in Indian affairs, he was appointed as an assistant Commissioner to the Indian Claims Commission, created on August 13, 1946, and sworn in on April 10, 1946 by President Harry S. Truman.
Extent
2.0 Linear feet 2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org. An item-level inventory is available from library staff.