Historical Records

History in the Archives

Oklahoma Governors
Find out more about Oklahoma’s gubernatorial history.

Index to Oklahoma’s Confederate Pension Records
Used by genealogists the world over. Also Oklahoma Confederate Pension Records can be found on the 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 of 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 “Images of Oklahoma.”

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.

Stories from the Archives
Domeless Wonder and Spooky Archives

Find more at Archives.OK.Gov. 

Featured items from the Archives…

Governors of Oklahoma, 1890-1979  
BAM Newsletter  

Seventh Annual Report of the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission  
Territorial Governor Renfrow  
1937 Study on State Homes for Orphans and Veterans in Oklahoma