Many books and other materials, such as government documents, may be primary sources. Try using these keywords with your topic to search for them: correspondence, diaries, interviews, papers, personal narratives.
Books and other materials held by libraries around the world. You may borrow (interlibrary loan) materials through the Worldcat database. Interlibrary loan is free! But give yourself time for a book to come through the mail.
These databases or links include books and other types of materials,
such as photographs, maps, original manuscripts, etc.
Four centuries of history, from early contact to the modern era, are featured in this resource. Coverage includes peoples of North and Central America; materials include manuscripts, illustrations, newspapers, books, photos and maps. Cross-searchable with the American West database.
Provides full-text access to over 800 primary and secondary titles relating to American Indian law. This collection includes treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, and tribal codes, constitutions and jurisprudence. This library also features rare compilations edited by Felix S. Cohen.
The database contains a large variety of collections from the U.S. National Archives, a series of collections from the Chicago History Museum, as well as selected first-hand accounts on Indian Wars and westward migration.
Photographs, maps, broadsides, architectural drawings and other documents from the collections of the Western History/Genealogy Department chronicling the people, places, and events that shaped the settlement and growth of the Western United States.
The Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History provides access to typescripts of interviews (1967 -1972) conducted with hundreds of Indians in Oklahoma regarding the histories and cultures of their respective nations and tribes. Members of every tribe resident in Oklahoma were interviewed.
The Indian-Pioneer Papers oral history collection spans from 1861 to 1936. It includes typescripts of interviews conducted during the 1930s by government workers with thousands of Oklahomans regarding the settlement of Oklahoma and Indian territories, as well as the condition and conduct of life there
The Western History Collections has more than two hundred manuscript collections about Native Americans. Most of these collections date from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, although some include earlier materials. The collections focus on Indian history in Oklahoma, Indian Territory, and the southwestern United States.
The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center collects and preserves the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Online access to its Search Databases and Indexes with respect to American Indian Resources; Marriage, Divorce, Prison and Death Information; Census, Directories and Incorporation Records; Biographies, Family History, and Lineage Groups; Land Resources; and Military Resources.
Full text of selections from the bibliographies, The Plains and Rockies: A Critical Bibliography of Exploration, Adventure, and Travel in the American West, 1800-1865 in the American West, 1800-1865 and The Trail West: A Bibliography-Index to Western.
Provides access to detailed maps of Oklahoma cities from late 1800s to the mid 1900s. View street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use and physical features, house and block numbers, pipelines, railroads, wells and dumps. Special features include the ability to manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and layer maps from different years. Dates vary by city.
The Photographic Archives, with holdings of over 2 million prints and negatives has an emphasis on the American Southwest and West for the period 1870-1990. Browse the Gallery for a sample of our major collections.
Search and view the full text of the Atlanta Daily World 1931-2003, Chicago Defender 1910-1975, Los Angeles Sentinel 1934-2005, New York Amsterdam News 1922-1993, Norfolk Journal and Guide 1921-2003, Pittsburgh Courier 1911-2002
Located in Monnet Hall at OU, the Carl Albert Center houses one of the largest collections of congressional papers in the United States. Online access to the search engines for its congressional and political collections.