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UCO Archives Photograph Collection

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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.

Oklahoma Stock Images

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The Jim Argo Collection currently contains just over 2400 photos. The images in the collection represent present day Oklahoma with such themes as landmarks, skylines, festivals, museums, recreation, rodeos and cowboys. The photos date from the 1960s through the 2000s.

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The Frances Bryan Collection contains over 500 images that focus mainly on architecture from 1966 to the present. Most of the images document Edmond, Oklahoma but also included are town photos of Guthrie, El Reno, Yukon, OKC, Locust Grove and Chandler.

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The Rubye McCan Collection consists of over 600 images mostly from the 1960s through the 1980s. Oklahoma subjects in the photos include parks, lakes and rivers, train depots, grain elevators, barns, scenic landscapes, sunsets, mountains, boats and Oklahomans in recreational pursuits.

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The Edward Pugh Collection contains 514 images documenting Oklahoma's natural resources and historic black communities in Oklahoma City from the 1960s through the 1970s.

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