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Wilkinson, Cragun & Barker records on Indian Claims Commission

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2291

Scope and Contents

This collection contains legal documents from the law firm Wilkinson, Cragun & Barker, concerning cases filed through the Indian Claims Commission.


  • 1950-1980


Conditions Governing Access

Open to qualified researchers.

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 on Indian Claims Commission 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 BYU from 1951-1971, John W. Cragun (1906-1969), and Robert W. Barker (1919-1987), lawyers in the law firm of Wilkinson, Cragun, Barker, who handled the Indian Claims Commission cases during the 1950's-1980's.


289 boxes (144.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

These files were in the custody of the law firm of Wilkonson, Cragun & Barker, until the law firm broke up around 1982. In 1982, a new law firm was organized named Hobbs, Strauss, Dean and Walker, at which firm the files remained until they were donated to BYU.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The law firm formerly known as Wilkinson, Cragun & Barker, donated this collection to Brigham Young University in 1984 and 1986.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of Wilkinson, Cragun & Barker records on Indian Claims Commission
Megan Furcini
2011 May 24
Description rules
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