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Carl Albert Collection, Series 18, Item 3460

Congressional and Political Collections

NOTE: The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center will be closed to the public until further notice.

Requests for archival materials can be submitted on our website or to cacarchives@ou.edu.

General questions can be sent to carlalbertcenter@ou.edu.

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The Carl Albert Center houses the largest collection of political and congressional papers in the state of Oklahoma. The collections include the papers of 61 former members of congress, along with the papers of 25 political leaders, congressional staffers, and journalists.

Use the Search the Finding Aids button below to browse 100 years of American History, from Oklahoma's territorial days to the turn of the century, with the largest amount of materials created between the 1930s and the 1990s.

The Carl Albert Center also houses thousands of digital items, searchable by clicking the Search the Digital Collections button below.

Need help searching our finding aids? See a video tutorial and a written guide on searching the finding aids and conducting research in our collections under the new "Research Help" tab on the left.

Reading Room Open by Appointment Only

NOTE: The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center will be closed to the public until further notice.

Requests for archival materials can be submitted on our website or to cacarchives@ou.edu.

General questions can be sent to carlalbertcenter@ou.edu.

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Starting August 21, 2017, the Carl Albert Center Congressional and Political Collections will be accessible by appointment only. Appointments will be available Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm and Fridays, 12pm-5pm. 

Please use the forms below to either schedule a reading room appointment, or to send our archivists a reference request. You will receive a response within 24 hours if the form is submitted during regular business hours.

The Speaker's Office is open to all visitors without an appointment Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

Need help searching our finding aids? See a video tutorial and a written guide on searching the finding aids and conducting research in our collections under the new "Research Help" tab on the left.