Special Collections

Special Collections

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Special Collections has in its collection limited and first editions, as well as many autographed books. Many of the publications found in Special Collections are rare or out-of-print.

Special Collections has a wide variety of resources and material related to Native American history and culture, with special emphasis on the Cherokee and other tribes of Oklahoma. In addition, Special Collections holds tribal language dictionaries, historical Cherokee statutes, children's books on Native American topics, Army and Navy War of the Rebellion records, Bureau of American Ethnology publications, and a wide range of books, periodicals and documents dealing with Oklahoma history.

Special Collections holds many different collections of Oklahoma, regional and Native American newspapers dating from the 1800s to present. This includes Cherokee and English language newspapers, and papers published in Tahlequah, Muskogee, Tulsa, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and other places.

Special Collections houses microfilm and microfiche copies of historical resources and documents dealing with Native American and Oklahoma topics. This includes U.S. Office of Indian Affairs material, historical information relating to military posts and installations, Indian-Pioneer Papers, Cherokee Nation Papers, and many other items.

Cartographic materials include contemporary and rare maps dealing with Native American, Oklahoma and regional history.

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Department of History

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