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.
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.
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.
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of Museum and Library Services) presents access to unique materials relevant to the social, cultural, ethnic, and historical content within local collections.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Available in schools and libraries across the state.
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.
Discover and learn. Britannica School.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition has exciting, up-to-date resources that meet the needs of students at all levels. Search an interactive student encyclopedia with thousands of curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, editor-recommended websites and more. See how to access.
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 information from state agencies, digital collections and higher education.