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The Oklahoma Collection ...
housed and maintained by the State Library is a collection of materials about Oklahoma and by or about Oklahomans. For a catalog of our holdings see ODL Catalog.

So what specific resources might I find here?
This Collection consists of books about Oklahoma or by Oklahoma authors. Attempts are made to collect current and past works of Oklahoma authors who have exhibited an "Oklahoma Connection". Books about Oklahoma of historical interest in a variety of disciplines are also collected. Native American history, language, and cultural materials are a focus of the collection. Most of our materials can be borrowed on Interlibrary loan through requests made at your public library. While your primary genealogy source in our state is the Oklahoma Historical Society we do have valuable resources you might want to use, including the Duke Indian Oral History Collection on microfiche and the Indian Pioneer History Collection (Pioneer Papers) on microfilm.

Our Serial collection has journals either of cultural, ethnic or historical interest specific to Oklahoma or are published within our state.

The Oklahoma Vertical Files Collection is a collection of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and ephemeral materials arranged in Subject and Biography files.

We also house Videos and other audio visual materials produced in the state or about Oklahoma topics.

What SERVICES can you expect?
Reference queries answered from requests in person or received electronically. Kitty Pittman or use Ask a Librarian Live Help available Tuesday thru Thursday on the ODL web page.

Research assistance for writers on Oklahoma related topics.

Bibliographic verification of citations for articles and book bibliographies.

And of course we will provide assistance to patrons searching Internet sources for Oklahoma related materials.

OUR guiding policy is to ENCOURAGE the use of our Oklahoma materials.

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