The Area



Although by location a suburb of Oklahoma City, Norman began a continues as an independent community with a permanent population of more than 102,800. It has extensive parks and recreation programs, a 10,000-acre lake and park area, a community theater, an art center and art league, and other amenities of a university town.

Norman is a 20-minute drive from Oklahoma City and Will Rogers International Airport, the State Historical Society Archives and Library, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Firefighters Museum, the Omniplex, the Oklahoma City Zoo, art galleries, and museums.

Recently, Norman was ranked the sixth-best city to live in by  The rankings were based on plentiful jobs, excellent schools, quality of life and affordable housing.  For CNNMoney’s complete article, please click here.

Links Of Local Interest


  2. Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau

  3. City of Norman

  4. Lake Thunderbird

  5. The Crucible foundry, gallery and sculpture garden

  6. CART:  Cleveland County Area Rapid Transit

  7. OU Campus Corner

  8. Norman Transcript (newspaper)

Guide for Researchers in the History of Science Collections.


Norman, Oklahoma