The Oklahoma Historical Aerial Digitization Project

Gathered and scanned hard copies of aerial photos from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, and the Oklahoma Geological Survey. The collection currently has photos scanned and georeferenced from 1937 to the 1980s.

The Gateway to Oklahoma History

The Gateway is an online repository of Oklahoma history, brought to you by the Oklahoma Historical Society. Visitors can search and view thousands of historic newspapers, photographs, maps, and documents.

The Gateway provides free access to over 600,000 unique items.

Oklahoma Historical Society

The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) has been collecting, preserving, and sharing history for more than 125 years. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites, and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs, and publications, the OHS chronicles the rich history of our state.

The OHS provides free online access to indexes and databases, including the Dawes Final Roll, American Indian records, the 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census, Territorial incorporation records, Smith's First Directory of Oklahoma Territory, Newspaper Archives, obituaries, marriages, divorces, and more.  

OK2Explore - Oklahoma State Vital Records Index

Ok2Explore is a free searchable index of births and deaths that occurred in the state of Oklahoma. Visitors to the site may search the index using any combination of the subject’s name, date of event (birth or death), county of event, and sex of the subject.

Indian Pioneers Papers Collection

The Indian-Pioneer Papers oral history collection spans from 1861 to 1936. It includes typescripts of interviews conducted during the 1930s by government workers with thousands of Oklahomans regarding the settlement of Oklahoma and Indian territories, as well as the condition and conduct of life there.

Consisting of approximately 80,000 entries, the index to this collection may be accessed via personal name, place name, or subject.

History & Historical Travel Sites

From Indian heritage and Viking explorers to land runs and oil booms, Oklahoma has a history unlike any other state. Historical sites throughout the State honor Oklahoma's original residents, settlers and a wide variety of history making people and events. TravelOK maps out locations across the state.

The Gaylord-Pickens Museum, Oklahoma Hall of Fame

The Museum's interactive exhibits provide visitors the opportunity to experience Oklahoma's history through its people. Visitors meet both famous and everyday Oklahomans whose lives have impacted our state, country and world. The candid nature of the exhibitory allows visitors a unique look into the lives of Oklahomans like Reba McEntire, Wiley Post and Mat Hoffman.

Oklahoma State Digital Collections

The OSU Library participates in the creation and maintenance of the emerging global digital library by digitizing and sharing electronic information. The Oklahoma State University's Library Electronic Publishing Center has digitized collections of The Chronicles of OklahomaOklahoma Today, From Warrior to Saint, From Columbia to Rhine, Fifty Golden Years, Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, Indian Claims, Oklahoma Science & Nature and more.

Metro Library's Oklahoma Archives

Metro Library has archived collections on its website that exhibits places, people, events, images and interesting objects in Oklahoma. The records consist of images, documents, audio, and essays.