Wilkinson, Cragun, and Barker papers

Wilkinson, Cragun, and Barker papers

Dates: 1949-1979

Additions to the Indian Litigation Files of the Wilkinson Law Firm, ca. 1949-1960. They are mostly files of the Ute Tribe and Menominee Tribe, plus some law office correspondence files. The seventeen bound volumes contain legal documents of Indian Litigation Cases heard by the Indian Claims Commission, 1949-1970. Litigants include the Turtle Mountain Band of the Chippewa Indians, the Uinta Utes, the Spokane Tribe, the Coeur D'Alene Tribe, and the Southern Utes. This collection contains files and legal documents from the law firm of Wilkinson, Cragun, and Barker.

  • Extent: 17 volumes. -- 30 boxes (15 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Wilkinson, Cragun & Barker
  • Call Number: MSS 2382
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Wilkinson, Cragun, and Barker papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 2382; Wilkinson, Cragun, and Barker papers; 20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2382, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Mat'l specified: Bound volumes. belonged to Glen A. Wilkinson, and were donated by Mark Wilkinson.
Other Finding Aids
Preliminary inventory in the case file.
Related Material
These files are in addition to the Indian Claims Commission Files of Wilkinson, Cragun, and Barker, MSS 2291.
Subject Terms
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.--History--Sources; United States. Indian Claims Commission--History--Sources; Coeur D'Alene Tribe of the Coeur D'Alene Reservation, Idaho--History--Sources; Indians of North America--History--20th century; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado--History--Sources; Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington--History--Sources; West (U.S.)--History--20th century--Sources
Genre / Form
Legal instruments; Letters
Appraisal Information
Western American business and labor history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.II, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Wilkinson, Cragun, and Barker papers
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Finding aid prepared by Lucy Brimhall
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:02-0600
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Biographical history

Ernest L. Wilkinson (1899 1978), president of BYU from 1951-1971, was a partner in the law firm of Wilkinson, Cragun, and Barker, who handled the Indian Claims Commission cases during the 1950's-1980's. The firm broke up in 1982.

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