Using the Library

Using the Library | Resources for Researchers | Symposia | Publications
Research Fellowships | Travel Grants | Duane King Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Helmerich Center for American Research welcomes all researchers. Some of our collection is available digitally, but we invite you to experience our Reading Room first-hand.

We encourage visitors to become familiar with our policies regarding use of the collection. Please do not hesitate to contact the librarian should questions arise.

Resources for Researchers

Collections Online

Archive Collections

  • Manuscripts

Finding Aid with descriptions of all manuscripts
Collections Information
Finding Aids for individual collections
John Ross Papers
John Drew Papers
William R. Leigh

  • Photographs

Finding Aids for individual collections
Oklahoma Native American Photographs

  • Special Collections

Charles Russell Research Collection (Britzman)

  • Historical Drawings

Description of the Fort Reno ledger drawings

  • Maps – not yet digitized
  • Portfolios – not yet digitized

Library Collection

  • Gilcrease Museum library catalogue at TU’s McFarlin Library

Entire Gilcrease Museum library (Rare books included)

The Bob Dylan Archive


Please, contact the Rights and Reproduction Department for information on publishing or reproducing materials included in these records. Permission will be granted by the Gilcrease Museum as the owner of the physical materials, and does not imply permission from the copyright holder. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all necessary permissions from the copyright holder.


This collection is open for use by appointment only at the Helmerich Center for American Research. Contact the Library at 918-631-6441 or in advance to inquire if materials exist pertaining to your research interests.