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Archives & Special Collections


Sharing Our Heritage

Over the years, the holdings of the Archives and Special Collections have grown as the result of generous donations of rare and unique materials. The Archives and Special Collections continues to welcome such gifts in order to enhance the research value of its collections. This can best be accomplished by ensuring that materials offered to the department represent a good match with our collecting focus, as described below.

What the Library Collects

The Library especially seeks materials that match aspects of the following subject areas:

  • Pre-Territorial and Territorial Oklahoma
  • Five Civilized Tribes Indian
  • Plains Indians
  • The 89er Pioneers
  • The Boomers
  • The Dust Bowl
  • Oklahoma Newspapers
  • Edmond and Area Communities
  • University of Central Oklahoma

For more information on the types of materials generally collected by the Archives & Special Collections, as well as general information on the gift process, please contact the University Archivist.