Congressional and Political Collections
The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies 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, which are searchable by clicking the "Search the Digital Collections" button below.
View Ask an Archivist to see a video tutorial and a written guide on searching the finding aids and conducting research in our collections.
The Carl Albert Center Congressional and Political Collections are open by appointment only.
The archivists are happy to consult with you on your research and provide virtual services as needed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact the archivists about your research topic.
Please use the forms below to schedule a reading room appointment and to send our archivists a reference request. You will receive a response within 24 hours if the form is submitted during regular business hours.
Click "Ask an Archivist" to view a video tutorial and a written guide on searching the finding aids and conducting research in our collections.