Local History & Archive

The library collects local history materials at a research level. Materials primarily focus on governmental entities and local organizations. Most items in the collection are available for in-library use, though some duplicate items are available for checkout in the circulating collection.

Images of Oklahoma: Stillwater Public Library Digital Collection 

Microfilm Collection

Find microfilm copies of newspapers in the Genealogy Room, including a near-complete collection of Stillwater newspapers and collections for Perkins, Cushing, Yale, and Glencoe. Images may be scanned and saved to a thumb drive.

  • Stillwater High School annuals (nearly complete)
  • OSU Redskin annuals (nearly complete)
  • Stillwater City Directories (1910, 1922, 1928, various editions for 1930-1945, nearly complete after 1945)
  • Stillwater Telephone Directories
  • OSU Campus Directories
  • Lions Club papers
  • Rotary Club papers
  • 1898 to 1908 County Agricultural Census
  • Clarence Bassler Newspaper Scrapbooks
  • Stillwater Church histories

Contributing to the Archive

Please email Andrea Kane to discuss donating local materials.

  • 976.634 NEW - Stillwater: a Cradle of Oklahoma History by D. Earl Newsom
  • 976.6 CUN - Stillwater, Where Oklahoma Began by Robert Cunningham
  • 976.6 CUN - Stillwater through the Years by Robert Cunningham
  • 976.6 CHA - The Founding of Stillwater, a Case Study in Oklahoma History by Berlin Chapman

Local Resources

  1. Andrea Kane

    Tech Services Supervisor
    Phone: (405) 372-3633 x8121