The Indian Progress printed some information on Indians elsewhere. Legends and occasional information on Indian groups, such as census figures, appeared in some issues. News stories from missions and schools concerning personnel assignment changes, new buildings, and general "progress" appeared in nearly every issue. These reports were often in the form of letters. The Progress also carried news of Baptist meetings, conventions, and associations in Oklahoma and the surrounding area.
Miss Lucy Mansfield served as associate editor under Weeks from the Progress' inception until November, 1926, when students began to staff the publication. Carl M. White became editor, James Hybert Pollard was associate editor, and Joseph J. Washa was assistant editor. Other students held positions as business manager, circulation manager, and editors of sports, society, and religious news. Advertisements from local merchants were added in 1926. At this time the paper was printed on a larger sheet, and the number of columns was increased from three to four.
How long The Indian Progress continued is uncertain. However, it appeared as late as May, 1927.
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Title and Title Changes: The Indian Progress ( 1923-1927)
Volume and Issue Data: The Indian Progress (Vol. 1, No. 1, February, 1923-Vol. 3, No. 7, May, 1927)
Publisher and Place of Publication: Bacone College, Muskogee, Oklahoma ( 1923-1927)
Editor: Benjamin D. Weeks ( 1923- 1926); Carl M. White ( 1926- 1927)
The Indian Record was a four-page, six-column monthly newspaper that first appeared in May, 1886, at Muskogee, Creek Nation. It was published under the direction of the Presbytery of the Indian Territory with H. C. Miller and W. L. Squier of Muskogee as editors and John Jeremiah Read of Wapanuka, Chickasaw Nation, as corresponding editor. Miller was a Presbyterian minister from nearby Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation. Squier, an elder in the Presbyterian Church, had been postmaster at Muskogee and, in 1882, had edited The Indian Journal* published at Muskogee.1 Read, a Mississippian, had attended Presbyterian Col