Ford Model T in Newkirk, Oklahoma, circa 1914

Miller Bros. 101 Ranch near Ponca City, Oklahoma

Miller Brothers 101 Ranch near Ponca City, Oklahoma

Graham Hotel, Stroud, Oklahoma, circa 1910

Locomotive "Governor" moving electric railway cars at the street car barn in Oklahoma City, circa 1914

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State Government Digital Collections

State Government Documents

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 Online 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.

State Government Forms

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.

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of Museum and Library Services) presents access to unique materials relevant to the social, cultural, ethnic, and historical content.

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

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 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 theOklahoma Collection housed at the ODL.

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.

Ada Lois Sipuel Case 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.

Tulsa Race Massacre Files

Documents in this collection describe one of the darkest episodes in American history. The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 constituted two days of violence that left an unconfirmed number of dead citizens and destroyed 35 blocks of the prosperous Greenwood area.

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. It includes audio files and radio programs.

State Archive 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.

Oklahoma Authors

The Collection highlights the literary heritage of our state with a compilation of contemporary and historical author profiles. We strive to connect readers and researchers with author information.

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.

State Auditor & Inspector Audits

The collection includes special audits prepared by the Office of State Auditor and Inspector; audits of state agencies; and special audits for cities, school districts, and local government.

Oklahoma Register Collection

The Oklahoma Register is an official publication of the State of Oklahoma. It is published semi-monthly. The rules of the State are codified and published in the Oklahoma Administrative Code by the Office of Administrative Rules (OAR).

Red River Compact Documents

In 1955, Congress authorized Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana to negotiate a compact to resolve and prevent disputes over waters of the Red River Basin and to assure that each state received adequate water from the basin. It was signed after 23 years.

State Government Archived Websites

Oklahoma Department of Libraries utilizes Archive-It's web archiving service from the Internet Archive to harvest, build, and preserve collections of Oklahoma's online presence. You will find an archived history of state government websites.

Research and Learning Tools

The following resources are 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.

Explora
Britannica School

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

Digital Prairie was made possible in part by the  Oklahoma Department of Libraries with funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.
IMLS and ODL

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