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Archives Image Gallery
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UCO Archives Photograph Collection
The UCO Archives Photograph Collection is comprised of more than 35,000 images (3,000 currently online) dating between 1854-2006 that cover a wide variety of subjects: university life, early Edmond, scenes of Oklahoma settlement, Native American people, businesses, transportation, festivities, recreational pursuits and much more.
This extensive collection is a result of gifts from individuals, campus organizations, as well as public and private agencies. The collection is comprised of numerous photographic formats from glass plates to digital images, and includes everything from amateur family photographs to portraits from top professionals in the business. As a result, the visual quality of the photographs may vary widely from image to image. This rich visual heritage presents a unique view of our past.
Digitization of the historical photograph collection began in 1995 and is an ongoing project. The collections of several eminent donors including Frances Bryan, Frank Buttram, Linda Jones, Bertha Scoggins, and Bill Williams are included in the online gallery.
Chambers Library is committed to accurately and respectfully describing materials relating to underrepresented communities. We are actively taking steps to improve access to our library resources, and you can help! Report any problematic language you find using the form below. Learn more about the library's Inclusive Metadata Initiative.
The University of Central Oklahoma recognizes the university's main campus is located on the traditional lands of the Caddo and Wichita people.
Visit the UCO Land Acknowledgement website to learn more.