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2019 Oklahoma Archives Bazaar

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Oklahoma Archives Bazaar is a FREE, fun event for all ages

Saturday October 26, 2019
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library
300 Park Ave, Oklahoma City


At the center of the event are booths from archives, libraries, and museums from across the state sharing amazing collections, expertise, and services in one big room! Our goal is to raise awareness about the wonderful resources available to educators, students, genealogists, history buffs, and anyone who likes “old stuff.”

Our goals are:

  • Help individuals navigate “where the stuff is” based on their interests or research direction
  • To raise awareness and deepen engagement with diverse cultural resources that are freely available to the public
  • Provide education on caring for personal treasured historical material
  • Provide archive themed activities and programming for a broad audience

The Oklahoma Archives Bazaar is organized by the Oklahoma Archivists Association (OAA), a statewide non-profit group of professional archivists.


1:00 pm Family Photos, Personal Papers and Selfies: A Personal Archiving Project taught by J.A. Pryse   (classroom EF)

Most of us have boxes and boxes of historic family memorabilia, photographs, grade cards, personal identification materials, personal papers, film, video, audio and now SELFIES! We know we need to organize materials but where do we begin? This class offers a basic “how-to” to get you started in the right direction.

1:30 pm All Ages History Trivia (Friends of the Library Room)

Test your knowledge of Oklahoma history and win prizes!

2:00 pm Banjo performance by Lucas Ross of the American Banjo Museum


Archives/Libraries/Museums attending:

99s Museum of Women Pilots
American Banjo Museum
Ballets Russes Special Collections and Archive
Carl Albert Center Congressional Research and Studies Center
Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame
J.M. and Helen Gaskin Baptist Historical Library and Archives
Julian P. Kanter Political Communication Archive
Lawton Public Library – Family History Room
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Native American Languages Collection, Sam Noble Museum
Oklahoma Christian University
Oklahoma City University Archives & Special Collections
Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office
Oklahoma Department of Libraries
Oklahoma Historical Society
Oklahoma State University Library
OU Libraries – Western History Collection
OU School of Library and Information Studies
Southern Nazarene University Fred Floyd Archives
The City of Oklahoma City
University of OKlahoma Extended Campus

A huge Thank You to our sponsors!


October 26
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Oklahoma Archivists Association


Metropolitan Library System – Downtown OKC
300 Park Ave
Oklahoma Cit, 73102 United States
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(405) 231-8650