Oklahoma Postcards Collection

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Historic Oklahoma postcards dating from early statehood to the mid-twentieth century are now available in digital format for your enjoyment.  Browse all in the collection and explore Oklahoma History through its postcards.

Oklahoma Postcards is a project of the Oklahoma Collection housed at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL).  The current digital collection is primarily from the George H. Shirk and Wayne Mackey postcard collections, donated by the Oklahoma Heritage Association. Postcards from the Oklahoma Collection as well as smaller donations are also included.

Most of the cards in the collection were commercially produced and document significant buildings and scenes in early Oklahoma. Some postcards are early photographs printed onto postcard paper.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.