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July 25, 2017

Contact: JA Pryse
Digital Archives Department, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-0689

The Oklahoma Historical Society Launches the New Gateway to Oklahoma History

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society, Digital Archives Department launched the new Gateway to Oklahoma History on July 15, 2017. The Gateway to Oklahoma History is a digital portal sharing Oklahoma’s rich history and cultural heritage and includes the largest repository of Oklahoma newspapers offered online. The resources on the Gateway to Oklahoma History are available free to the public at gateway.okhistory.org.

The new Gateway to Oklahoma History offers a rich, user-friendly way to search, download, print and locate materials in a fresh new online platform. Changes include a simple interface that allows for a greater accessibility, more search options to locate and filter results, easy-to-use download options for small, medium, or large free downloads, and the ability to easily share information on social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, and reddit.

Along with the new platform, new collections are now available on the Gateway from the Photographic Archive Department, the Manuscript Department, and the Maps Archive of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The OHS Digital Archives Department has millions of items in queue to be released throughout the inaugural month.

A few of the new collections include:

Photo collections

  • John Melton Collection
  • Ollie M. Edwards Collection
  • Arch Dixon Collection
  • Luther Bishop Collection
  • Charles Turner Hocker Collection
  • Ray Jacoby Collection
  • Edd Roberts Collection
  • W. P. Campbell Collection
  • Althia Hart Collection
  • Clayton E. Soule Collection
  • Eva Jenkins Winter Collection
  • Florence Correll Collection
  • H. H. Henston Collection
  • Jennie Elrod Collection
  • OPUBCO WKY Radio and Television Collection
  • Ruth Harris Collection
  • William F. Harn Collection
  • Thomas Doyle Collection
  • Juanita Hardy Collection
  • Lee Harkins Collection
  • Martha Curl Collection

OHS Museums and Sites collections:

  • T. B. Ferguson Home Photograph Collection
  • Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center Photograph Collection

Map collections:

  • Clarkson Fire Insurance Maps Collection

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.


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