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Wilkinson, Cragun & Barker records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2382

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1949-1979


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Wilkinson, Cragun & Barker records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

Ernest L. Wilkinson (1899 1978), president of Brigham Young University 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.


17 Volumes

30 boxes (15 linear ft.)



Other Finding Aids

Preliminary inventory in the case file.

Custodial History

These files were found by Gordon Daines while working with the Wilkinson papers.

Custodial History

Mat'l specified: Bound volumes. belonged to Glen A. Wilkinson, and were donated by Mark Wilkinson.


Western American business and labor history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.II, 2007).

Related Materials

These files are in addition to the Wilkinson, Cragun & Barker records on Indian Claims Commission (MSS 2291).


Register of Wilkinson, Cragun & Barker records
Lucy Brimhall
2013 April 4
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States