Historical Maps

historical maps

The Archives preserves nearly 1,300 historical maps, which are divided by origin into manuscript or state agency collections.

The former includes 19th Century maps of the Western Territories detailing Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, and the Oklahoma and Indian Territories. They cover such subjects as Indian nations, tribes and reservations, the pony express, military forts, ceded lands, and cattle trails.

Later maps show the location of oil storage batteries and oil leases, mineral resources, timber and coal lands.

These maps provide the researcher with a visual perspective on such topics as railroad routes, school sites, political boundaries, the highway system, oil pipelines, and water resources.

Historical maps can illuminate as well as illustrate the historical landscape. Used in conjunction with other records,  manuscripts, publications, photographs, audio tapes and video tapes, these maps are a valuable piece in the historical puzzle [please note that, for preservation purposes, these maps cannot be photocopied].

 


  • Outdoor Oklahoma, Volume 22, Number 1, January 1966
    Official monthly newsletter of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation dedicated to the conservation of Oklahoma natural resources and to the continued benefits of wildlife and fisheries for hunters, fishermen, trappers and others of this and future generations who value the opportunities of outdoor recreation.
  • Annual Report of the Department of Charities and Corrections, 1955
    Annual report of the Department of Charities and Corrections submitted by Buck Cook, Commissioner of Charities and Corrections, to Raymond Gary, Governor of Oklahoma, for the year ending June 30, 1955.
  • Oklahoma game and fish news, Volume 1, Number 1, January 1945
    Official monthly newsletter of the Oklahoma State Game and Fish Commission published in the interest of Oklahoma hunters, fishermen, trappers, naturalists, and wildlife conservationists.
  • Oklahoma wildlife, Volume 21, Number 1, January 1965
    Official monthly newsletter of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation dedicated to the conservation of Oklahoma natural resources and to the continued benefits of wildlife and fisheries for hunters, fishermen, trappers and others of this and future generations who value the opportunities of outdoor recreation.
  • Annual Report of the Department of Charities and Corrections, 1953
    Annual report of the Department of Charities and Corrections submitted by Buck Cook, Commissioner of Charities and Corrections, to Johnston Murray, Governor of Oklahoma, for the year ending December 31, 1953.