Oklahoma Archives and
The Archives and Records Commission is a
five member statutory board created in 1947 (67 O.S., Section
305). With certain exceptions, it has the sole, entire and exclusive
authority for the disposition of all public records and archives of
state officers, departments, boards, commissions, agencies, and institutions.
In most cases, by law, records
created or received in the transaction of official business cannot be
destroyed by a state agency without prior authorization from the
The Commission normally meets in January, April, July, and October to
consider requests for records disposition from state agencies and to
conduct other business.
Special or emergency meetings of the Commission may be called by the
Chairman at the request of any member. Staff for the Commission is
provided by the ODL Archives and Records Management Divisions.
View or download the Oklahoma Archives and Records Commission Rules
(available in Adobe Acrobat
(PDF) format or Rich Text