New Digital Collection: Records produced prior to Oklahoma’s statehood.
Tom Buffington, Chief of the Cherokees and Mayor of Vinita, along with restaurant employees, circa 1910
Drumright oil field workers on bridge near oil derricks, circa 1914
Damage to businesses after tornado went through downtown Pryor, circa April 1942
The Empire Room in the Hotel Black, open from 1931 to 1976
State Government Digital Collections
This collection features select finding aids from the holdings of the Oklahoma State Archives. To view the finding aids for Oklahoma’s governors, visit the Oklahoma Governors collection. Please contact Archives staff to find out what other records are in the State Archives.
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Glimpse into State History
ODL and Oklahoma Archives present a visual look at Oklahoma's past with Timeline of Oklahoma History and Oklahoma Governors Timeline.
View events from our state's history from pre-statehood to the centennial. We have gathered images and resources for you to peruse and research further. You can scroll through all the governors of Oklahoma's past with links to primary resources online. Watch for additional timelines.