Oklahoma Historical Society

800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, Ok 73105-7917

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(405) 522-0876

Email: mcovington@okhistory.org

Contact: Mallory Covington, Archival Collections Manager

Web site: http://www.okhistory.org/research/index.html

Institution Type: Archive, Library, Museum, Public Sector, Research Center/Institution


Description: The John & Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center is located on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The research library is a rich source of information on all topics regarding Oklahoma history and genealogy, including Route 66. Archive Collections include American Indian records, over eleven million photographs, more than 10,000 oral histories, extensive manuscript collections, film archives and maps. The Research Center is the largest repository of Oklahoma newspapers in the state.Archival collections related to individuals, businesses, and communities on Route 66 include the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Jim Argo, The Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Frank Parman, Triple AAA Root Beer, and others.

Regions Covered: State of Oklahoma

Type of Materials: Books, directories, ephemera, films/videos/moving images, agency publications, maps, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, prints/posters, rare books, serials, slides

Time Periods: 1850-Present


Facility Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM

Research Hours:
Same as above. Open to the public.
Distance research by request for a fee. Contact: research@okhistory.org

Catalog System:
Oklahoma Historical Society’s Catalog System

Online Resources and Finding Aids:
Oklahoma Historical Society’s Route 66 Holdings (pdf)
Oklahoma’s Route 66 Repositories