The University of Oklahoma Libraries
Western History Collections

Transportation Manuscript Collections


Located in Monnet Hall on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus, the Western History Collections include research materials relating to many aspects of the history and culture of the American West, with special emphasis on Oklahoma, the Southwest, and North American Indians.

Transportation materials in the Western History Collections include twenty-five collections relating to railroads in Oklahoma and the southwest, aviation and air transport in the U.S. and Latin America, and development of roads in Oklahoma. These materials date from the 1860s to the 1980s, and are supplemented by photographs of railway rolling stock, and aircraft in the Western History Collections Photographic Archives.

To view brief descriptions of the transportation manuscript collections at the Western History Collections, please select a topic from the menu below.

The Western History Collections is open to the public for research. Both on-site and written inquiries are welcome. The Reading Room is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (9 a.m. until kickoff on home football game days.) Hours may vary during the summer, intersession, and holidays. Please call (405)325-3642 for current information. Please visit or write to us at:

University of Oklahoma Libraries
Western History Collections
630 Parrington Oval, Room 452
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
(405)325-3641 telephone
(405)325-6069 fax

Please send questions or comments to: The Western History Collections.



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Updated 7/10/2001