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Archives & Special Collections

Oklahoma Collection

The Oklahoma Collection contains core 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.

Microfilm Holdings

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
1867-1950, for Oklahoma, show the location of schools, churches, businesses, and other town/city building details.

Census Records
Includes the first Territorial Census 1890 covering seven counties in Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Federal Population Census including indexes for 1900, 1910, and 1920, and the Dawes Rolls for the five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma.

The Indian Pioneer History Collection
Oral histories collected by the WPA during the depression. They contain recorded memories of Indians and Pioneers focusing on pre and early statehood days in Oklahoma.

Letters received by the Office of Adjutant General (1870-1889)
Containing correspondence relating to attempted removal of cattlemen from Indian Territory and problems related to the opening of Oklahoma to public settlement.

Returns from U.S. Military Posts (1800-1916)
Records relating to the operation of military posts in Oklahoma.

Early newspapers for towns in Oklahoma Territory
Over 109 newspapers are represented in this collection.