We collect photographs of Oklahoma County and its communities throughout the region’s history. We’re not just interested in photographs of buildings; we’re also looking for photos of significant events, interiors of hotels and businesses, and other facets of life in Oklahoma County. We can’t use purely personal photographs, but you may have more to share than you think. For example, we can’t use a portrait of your Aunt Helen; but if you have a picture of Aunt Helen in the waiting room at the Union Station, then we may be interested. We can’t use a picture of you blowing out candles at your fifth birthday party; but if it was held at Wedgwood amusement park, then we might have something. You and Elvis together, no thanks. Elvis on stage at the Civic Center or boarding a plane at Will Rogers Field, great!
We’re flexible. If you’d like to share your photos but still keep them in the family, we’ll be happy to professionally scan the photos, keep a copy, and return the originals to you. In addition, we can scan just about anything – slides, prints, and many sizes of negatives. View the Oklahoma Collection.