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Access thousands of state government publications and documents that were available only through official Oklahoma state agency websites beginning in November 2006 and digitized publications back to 1978.

Oklahoma Archives


Archives.Ok.Gov includes a selection of permanent records of state government activities, such as reports of agency activities, and other records. These materials provide a glimpse in to the work of state government.

Oklahoma Postcards

Oklahoma Postcards

Historic Oklahoma postcards dating from early statehood to the mid-20th century are now available in digital format for you to enjoy. Oklahoma Postcards is a project of the Oklahoma Collection housed at the ODL.

The Oklahoma Collection

Oklahoma Collection

The Oklahoma Collection is an online resource of selected reference and primary source material, covering political, governmental, historical, geographical, cultural and biographical topics.



Oklahoma state agencies issue a variety of forms for use by Oklahoma citizens and businesses. State agencies are required to submit all forms in a searchable electronic version for inclusion in this collection.

Oklahoma Governors

Oklahoma Governors

Housed in the Oklahoma State Archives, the records of the Office of the Governor contains the official papers relating to the principal and appointive powers and responsibilities of the Governor of Oklahoma.

Images of Oklahoma

Images of Oklahoma

A state digital collection project funded by IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) presents access to unique materials relevant to the social, cultural, ethnic, and historical content within local collections.

Oklahoma Authors

Oklahoma Authors

This database highlights the literary heritage of our state with a compilation of contemporary and historical author profiles. It is an ongoing collaborative effort of the Oklahoma Center for the Book and the ODL.

Oklahoma Register

The Oklahoma Register

The Oklahoma Register is the official publication of Oklahoma administrative rules, also known as regulations. It is published semi-monthly by the OAR. Today, ODL’s Register and Gazette Collection covers 1962-2003.

Confederate Pension Records

Confederate Pension Records

Oklahoma’s Fifth Legislature approved the Confederate Soldiers’ Pension Bill. This Act provided for pensions for disabled and indigent Confederate soldiers, sailors, and widows. These are the files.

Confederate Pension Index Cards

Confederate Pension Index Cards

The Index Cards are the finding aids to the Confederate Pension Records. The cards are organized by name, spouse, address, date of marriage, date of death, and the veteran’s military service.

Oklahoma Almanacs

Oklahoma Almanacs

Oklahoma’s official state government blue book has been titled the Oklahoma Almanac since 1993, but it has had a variety of names since its inception in 1909 as the Oklahoma State Manual.

Red River Compact

Red River Compact

In 1955, Congress authorized Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana to begin negotiating a compact to resolve and prevent disputes over waters of the Red River Basin that are shared between the four states, and to assure that each state received adequate water from the basin. After 23 years of negotiations, the Compact was signed.

Ada Lois Sipuel Case Files

Ada Lois Sipuel Files

Leading activist, lawyer, administrator, and educator Ada Lois Sipuel came of age during Jim Crow era in Oklahoma. She challenged the legal fiction of “separate but equal” opening higher education to all students in Oklahoma. The Sipuel case laid the foundation for the Brown v. Board of Education landmark decision in the US Supreme Court.

State Auditor and Inspector Audits

Auditor & Inspector Audits

The collection includes special audits prepared by the Office of State Auditor and Inspector; regular, turnover and special audits for counties and county officers, district attorneys, emergency medical service districts, financial, operational and performance audits of state agencies; and special audits for cities, school districts, and local government.

Tulsa Race Riot

Tulsa Race Riot

This collection features 1,327 documents and images regarding the investigation into the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. It includes eye-witness testimony, police reports, letters, and telegrams. This collection details one of the darkest episodes in Oklahoma History.

Oklahoma Archives Finding Aids

Archives Finding Aids

This features select Finding Aids to the Oklahoma State Archives’ most popular state agency materials. It includes documents and images from specific collections, such as the opening of the Cherokee Strip or the Oklahoma/Texas Boundary Dispute.



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Research and Learning Tools

Available in schools and libraries across the state.

If you do not have an account to login, please contact your local public library or school library for more information.



Explore the digital world. EBSCO.

EBSCO is a simple intuitive search that delivers millions of online resources, including articles, essays, primary source documents, health, business and legal information, current events, Consumer Reports, videos, magazines, and more — all with reliable content. It is the go-to resource for student research. See how to access.


Go to Research & Discovery.

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Discover and learn. Britannica School.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition has exciting, up-to-date resources for students and educators. Search an interactive student encyclopedia with thousands of curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, and more. See how to access.


Go to Research & Discovery.

See also Britannica Moderna | Britannica Escolar

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Open Access Resources

Custom searches for Oklahoma state government websites past and present.


Search state government websites. SoonerSearch.

SoonerSearch is your quick search to locate information from the websites of nearly 200 Oklahoma state government agencies, programs and portals. With one search interface, find current information from state agencies, digital collections and higher education.



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Unearth Oklahoma's online history. Archive-It.

Archive-It is a web archiving service from the Internet Archive that helps to harvest, build, and preserve collections of Oklahoma's digital content. Peruse the archived history of our state government's web presence.

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