Historical Records

History in the Archives

100 Years of Oklahoma Governors
Do you want to find out more about Oklahoma’s gubernatorial history

Index to Oklahoma’s Confederate Pension Records
Used by genealogists the world over. AlsoΒ Oklahoma Confederate Pension RecordsΒ can be foundΒ on theΒ Digital Prairie.

Papers of the Territorial Governors
What happened on the watch of the men who governed the “Oklahoma Territory”?

Genealogy in the Archives
How could a state archive help you with genealogy? You’d be surprised.

Historical Maps
These maps illuminate your way into Oklahoma history.

Index to Aerial Photographs
What did the landscape look like in 1939? Perhaps there is a photo listed in ODL’s aerial collection that would interest you.

Territorial Land Survey
Read what they saw as they surveyed Oklahoma from north-to-south and east-to-west.

About the 1907 Survey Records
View copies ofΒ the original field notes and township plats.

Onine Exhibits and Teaching Resources from the Archives

Images of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Archives Month/Week
Archives Month is a statewide recognition and celebration of the value of Oklahoma’s archives. The theme for Archives Month is β€œImages of Oklahoma.”

Sooner Stories: A Glimpse into State History
Historical stories from the sooner state (from Bonnie and Clyde to the construction of the capitol building) are available online for you to view.

Oklahoma History Teaching Resources
Lesson plans and related information are provided to encourage the use of primary source materials in the teaching of Oklahoma history.

Find more at Archives.OK.Gov.Β 


Featured items from the Archives…

Governors of Oklahoma, 1890-1979Β Β 
BAM NewsletterΒ Β 

Seventh Annual Report of the Oklahoma Aeronautics CommissionΒ Β 
Territorial Governor RenfrowΒ Β 
1937 Study on State Homes for Orphans and Veterans in OklahomaΒ Β