Through innovative research, institutional collaborations, publications, educational programming, digital services, visiting scholars programs, and research fellowships, the Helmerich Center for American Research is dedicated to enhance our understanding of human society and culture. The Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum houses the Gilcrease Library and Archive containing more than 100,000 rare books, documents, maps and unpublished works. As an institute for collections-based research, the center supports and creates opportunities for research and scholarship in the humanities.
Visiting faculty, students, and scholars from around the world visit the 25,000 square-foot-facility to conduct research on the museum’s archival material. The Helmerich Center for American Research is supported by the generosity of individual donors, grants from public and private institutes, and corporate philanthropy.
Update Regarding COVID-19:
Due to COVID-19, the Helmerich Center for American Research is following the University of Tulsa’s campus health policies and social distancing recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Until further notice, the Helmerich Center will be closed to the public and visiting scholars. On August 24, we will begin a limited re-opening to Gilcrease Staff, TU faculty and students by appointment only and with pre-approval required by our Head Archivist and Librarian, Renee Harvey. We will continue to monitor public health updates from the City of Tulsa, TU, and the CDC.