Historic Oklahoma postcards dating from early statehood to the mid-twentieth century are now available in digital format for your enjoyment.
Oklahoma Postcards is a project of the Oklahoma Collection housed at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL). The current digital collection is primarily from the George H. Shirk and Wayne Mackey postcard collections, donated by the Oklahoma Heritage Association. Postcards from the Oklahoma Collection as well as smaller donations are also included.
Most of the cards in the collection were commercially produced and document significant buildings and scenes in early Oklahoma. Some postcards are early photographs printed onto postcard paper. Any writing on the cards is transcribed with the original spelling and punctuation (words that could not be clearly deciphered are shown in brackets).
ODL digital librarians encourage visitors to check back regularly to view the latest images, as they will continue to add postcards to the collection.
Comments and suggestions may be emailed to kpittman at oltn.odl.state.ok.us, Subject: Oklahoma Postcards.
Donations to the collection may be delivered or mailed to the Oklahoma Collection, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, 200 N.E. 18th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73105. Any donations will become permanent part of the Oklahoma Collection and will not be returned.