OHS Research Center Vertical Files

To search the vertical files entering a topic, name or keyword. When searching for individuals enter "last name, first name". Ex: "Foreman, Grant". To search for family name enter the last name only.


About Topical & Biographical Files

Topical vertical files cover a variety of subjects including towns and counties in Oklahoma, various events, American Indian tribes and much more. Files may contain newspaper clippings, WPA writings, pamphlets, brochures, programs and fliers.

Biographical files offer information about individuals who played a role in Oklahoma history. Information about specific families is also included.

To find out more download our Vertical Files Research Guide (PDF 426kb)

Order Copies

To order copies information found in vertical files please submit a research request using the printable order form or you may also submit orders online.