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Archives & Special Collections

Periodical Collections

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

Featured Periodical Holdings in Archives

The Illustrated London News collection consists of original copies of the first illustrated newspaper in the world, starting in 1842. This online feature provides links to searchable indexes for the newspaper. This collection of Illustrated London News dates between 1856-1873. There are 29 volumes in all with the best coverage during the Civil War period in America.

Herland Sister Resources collections include the organization's newsletters, oral interviews, and approximately 400 books. Herland Sister Resources is an organization dedicated to providing resources for the women's community to strengthen, enrich, and support women, and to promote a world free of prejudice, oppression and exploitation. It has operated in Oklahoma City since 1983.

The Oklahoma Almanac contains information on Oklahoma's state agencies, and the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of government. The Almanac also includes election results, county statistics, a tourism section, a wildlife and nature section, Oklahoma history, federal government contacts, lists of Oklahoma museums and statewide associations, and more.

The Chronicles of Oklahoma is a journal of the history of Oklahoma, published by the Oklahoma Historical Society. The first 40 volumes, beginning in 1923, are also available online through Oklahoma State University.