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Oklahoma's Route 66 Repositories

The National Parks Service Designated Repositories for Route 66 In Oklahoma

Route 66 in Oklahoma: An Historic Context Review

Oklahoma Historical Society's Route 66 Repository

The Research Library at the Oklahoma History Center includes the Route 66 Collection include many oral histories, photographs, and manuscript collections on the roadway as well as collections on the bus business, trucking industry, and road building. The archives also includes collections regarding the Turner Turnpike, one of the first roads to replace Route 66.

Research Center at The Oklahoma History Center

Online Catalog http://okhistory.cuadra.com/star/public.html. Search archives collections on the database. You may also contact the Photographic Archives, Oral History Collections, Maps Collections, or Manuscripts Collections on the main page of the Research Center's web page as shown on the left.

Oklahoma State University - Tulsa Library's Route 66 Repository

The Cyrus Avery's Collection and the Michael Wallis Collection are examples of the many Route 66 resources available in the library's special collections.

State Historic Preservation Office

The preservation of historic properties along Route 66 may be assisted by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).

The four institutions shown above are not the only opportunity to research the old roadway. The following links are just some of the other possible sources of information about Oklahoma's favorite highway.

Oklahoma Route 66 Association


Oklahoma Department of Transportation


National Parks Service


Historic Route 66


The Oklahoma Route 66 Association and links to many other related sites.


The National Route 66 Museum Elk city, Oklahoma


The TEXACO Memorial At the Dobson Museum, Miami, Oklahoma


The Route 66 University


Route 66 Maps / Jim Ross