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Research Request Policies

Research Order Polices

Research order are subject to review by the OHS Research Division staff. We reserve the right to revise an order due to preservation conserns or time constraints. The patron will be notified of any changes before an order is filled.

Processing & Shipping Fees

All orders including photographs, maps, audio, film, or manuscript materials are subject to a minimum $5 processing fee to cover the cost of postage and/or digital download services and equipment. This fee does not apply to genealogy research requests, express, or packet orders.

To expedite your order, items from the research department will be shipped and billed separate from other items. Memberships, books, gifts, and other Museum Store merchandise will be billed immediately.

Additional Shipping Fees

In most instances the $5 processing fee will cover the cost of postage for the items to be mailed.


Research fees, express order, and packet fees are non-refundable.

Copyright & Reproduction

The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division's sale of a reproduction does not imply an authorization to publish it. It is the patron's responsibility to obtain permission to publish texts and facsimilies from the owners of the copyright. Items perchased for commercial use are subject to use fees.

Notice Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materical. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of the specified conditions is that the photocopy for reproduction is not used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of this order would involve violation of the copyright law. The Oklahoma Historical Society assumes no responsibilty for resolving questions concerning copyright.

Contact the Research Division

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the OHS Research Division. Please do not send payment information or credit card number by email.

Oklahoma Historical Society
Research Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Genealogy Requests and Packet Orders 405-522-5225 research@okhistory.org
Photo Orders 405-522-1137 photos@okhistory.org
Manuscript Orders 405-522-0876 mcovington@okhistory.org
Audio & Oral History Orders 405-522-0689 dwasser@okhistory.org
Map Orders 405-522-0876 mcovington@okhistory.org
Film & Video 405-522-6307 dwasser@okhistory.org
Microfilm Orders 405-522-0868 newspapers@okhistory.org