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Visiting the Research Center

Hours

Monday - Saturday 10:00am to 4:45pm
First Monday of the month 10:00am to 7:45pm
Closed Sundays and all state holidays.

2014 Holiday Closings

February 17 - Presidents' Day
May 26 - Memorial Day
July 4 - Independence Day
September - Labor Day
November 11 - Veterans Day
November 27 & 28 - Thanksgiving
December 24 & 25 - Christmas

Plan Your Visit

The John & Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center is located on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The Research Center open to the general public; there is no charge to use the research facilities.

  • Please sign the guest register each time you visit.
  • Smoking, food and beverages are not permitted in the Research Center.
  • To help protect library materials, we ask that researchers write in pencil only (provided.)
  • Please turn cell phones and pagers off/silent.
  • Research Center books & materials are non-circulating; we do not participate in the interlibrary loan program.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Viewing Collections & Archive Materials

  • Certain research materials are not stored on the Research Center floor. To view these materials complete a record retrieval request form, available at the reference desk.
  • Archive materials are to be viewed in the Daughtery Family Rare Book Room; patrons should wear cotton gloves (provided) when handling these materials.
  • Patrons using Federal Indian Records are asked to sign a research application form.
  • Access to oral histories, film & video, manuscript collections and maps must be requested by 4:00PM on weekdays.
  • Saturday access to oral histories, film & video, manuscript collections and maps must be requested by 4:00PM on Friday.

Group Tours

To arrange for tours of the Research Center contact:
Susan Wentroth
(405) 522-5209
susanw@okhistory.org

Locate Us

Research Center
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 522-5225
research@okhistory.org

Map of the Oklahoma Capital Complex including the Oklahoma History Center

The Oklahoma History Center is conveniently located on the northeast corner of N.E. 23rd & Lincoln Boulevard, across the street from the Oklahoma Capitol. For details view a Google map of our location.

GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 35.493201
Longitude: -97.496695

From Tulsa

  • Take I-44 West to I-35
  • Head South on I-35
  • Exit on NE 23rd Street
  • Proceed West past N. Kelley 1/4 mile
  • The entrance is on the North (right) of NE 23rd

From Norman

  • Take I-35 North to the I-40 & I-35 Junction
  • Continue North on I-235 to NE 23rd exit
  • Head East (Right) on NE 23rd Street
  • Pass Lincoln Blvd, the entrance is North (left) of NE 23rd Street

From Will Rogers World Airport

  • Take I-44 North to I-40 Junction
  • Head East on I-40 to I-235 Junction
  • Head North on I-235 to NE 23rd Street exit
  • Head East (right) on NE 23rd Street
  • Pass Lincoln Blvd, the entrance is North (left) of NE 23rd Street

From Guthrie

  • Take I-35 South
  • Exit on NE 23rd Street
  • Proceed West past N. Kelley 1/4 mile
  • The entrance is North (right) of NE 23rd Street

From El Reno

  • Take I-40 East to I-35
  • Head North on I-235 to NE 23rd Street exit
  • Head East (right) on NE 23rd Street
  • Pass Lincoln Blvd, the entrance is North (left) of NE 23rd Street

From Shawnee

  • Take I-40 West to I-35
  • Head North on I-35 to NE 23rd Street exit
  • Proceed West past N. Kelley 1/4 mile
  • The entrance is North (right) of NE 23rd Street