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Archives & Special Collections

Common Resources

Common Resources are published works that can be found in many places, in contrast with the Archives unique collections that can be found only in the Archives, or have rare holdings elsewhere.

Oklahoma Collection

A core collection of Oklahoma history resources that provides state, county, city and family histories, biographies, geological and archaeological reports, and an impressive assortment of works on various Indian tribes and the development of education in Oklahoma. Among the works available in the Oklahoma Collection is a microfilm set of the Dawes Rolls.

Book Collection

Book collections include the McConathy Collection, the Burchardt Collection, the Oklahoma Collections, the John George Collection, and the George Nigh Collection. The Archives and Special Collections also houses the libraries of several individuals whose personal papers are held here: John Simmons, William Edgar Gill, Reba Collins, Lucy Jeston Hampton, King/Howell, and Joe Jackson.

Periodical Collection

Periodicals in Archives contain newspapers, journals, newsletters, magazines and other periodical literature of historical and research value.

Highlights of the Periodical Collection:

  • University-focused periodicals such as the Alumni Newsletter, Central State Newsletter, Old North, The Vista, and Bronze Book.
  • Edmond-focused periodicals such as Edmond Life & Leisure and publications from the Edmond Historical Society.
  • Native American and early settlement-focused periodicals such as Bishinik, a Choctaw publication, Indian Territory Posse: Boots & Saddles, and Oklahoma Archeological Survey.
  • Oklahoma-focused periodicals such as Chronicles of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Business, and Mistletoe Leaves, the publication of the Oklahoma Historical Society.