Big Deal

December 1953
Time;12/21/1953, Vol. 62 Issue 25, p62
The article reports on the transfer of the huge Americana collections of Thomas "Tom" Gilcrease at the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation in Tulsa, Oklahoma to the new museum in Claremore, Oklahoma. Gilcrease was forced to sell his collections due to the huge debt incurred by his foundation. Learning of his predicament, Claremore Mayor Jim Hammett offered to help Gilcrease through the help of influential Oklahomans led by governor Johnston Murray. Among the collections include the works of painters like George Catlin, Frederic Remington and Charles Russell.


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