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Mission Statement

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people.

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800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive,
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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Oklahoma Historical Society

Collecting, preserving, and sharing the history and culture of Oklahoma together.





A Shared Vision of Preserving and Sharing History with the Oklahoma Historical Society

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society (OKHS) is to collect, preserve, and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. This mission and vision is one that we share and celebrate, as all that we do is driven by the same passion for Oklahoma, its people, and the incredible lived experiences they share in their oral histories.

In 2021, OKHS and Voices of Oklahoma officially became partners, whereby oral histories recorded and preserved by Voices of Oklahoma will forever have a home in the OKHS archives. Additionally, OKHS will continue the work of capturing the oral histories of influential Oklahomans upon the retirement of our founder, John Erling.

You can read more about our partnership with the Oklahoma Historical Society via their official press release.


The Impact of Our Partnership with OKHS

Through this partnership, the work of John Erling and the Voices of Oklahoma team will live on in perpetuity, safeguarded by those who share an unquenchable passion for Oklahoma, its people, and their stories.

We’re forever grateful to the Oklahoma Historical Society and their work to preserve and share the history and culture of our great state with the rest of the country and the world. Working together, our ever-growing catalog of Oklahoma oral histories will become richer and forever have a home where students, educators, and lovers of history can access its treasures for decades to come.


Ongoing preservation and safekeeping of our growing catalog of oral histories

Offering the entire library of our oral histories & site content available for free

Making our resources easy for students & educators to find and use in their work

Become a Sponsor of Our Mission

By becoming an official sponsor, you help us preserve Oklahoma’s history while creating a rich and fulfilling education for the next generation of Oklahoma’s students.