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.

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 as well. The collections focus on Indian history in Oklahoma, Indian Territory, and the southwestern United States.

To view brief descriptions of the Native American manuscript collections at the Western History Collections, please select a topic from the menu below. Finding aids for some of these collections are available online.

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 Rm. 452
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
(405)325-3641 phone
(405)325-6069 fax

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

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Updated January 23, 2003