The Oklahoma Folklore Collection is the result of an effort by the Metropolitan Library System in the late 1940's and early 1950's to collect and preserve the stories, memories, and songs that make up Oklahoma's rich folk tradition. Inside you will find stories, songs letters, interviews, poems, sheet music, brochures, and much more that brings to light Oklahoma History as it was being created. Along with the transcibed documents you will find an image of the original document.


The creation of this resource was made possible, in part, by a grant provided by the Inasmuch Foundation.

To begin your exploration,

Browse one of these categories:

Category 00, Introduction to the Collection

Category 09, Indian Subjects

Category 01, Correspondence Collections

Category 10, Folk Songs

Category 02, Specific Correspondence

Category 11, Superstitions, Ghost Stories, etc

Category 03, Miscellaneous Unpublished

Category 12, Treasure Tales and Tall Tales

Category 04, Project(s), Publicity, Releases

Category 13, Collections, Varied Subjects

Category 05, Miscellaneous Published

Category 14, Library Compiled Materials

Category 06, Oil Field Folklore Project

Category 15, Wright Patricks Day Book

Category 07, Cowboy Expressions and Tales

Category 16, Audio Interviews

Category 08, Games and Customs

Category 17, Dale Ingram Popular Music Collection


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 Disclaimer: The Metropolitan Library System presents these documents as part of the record of the past. These primary historical documents reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. The Metropolitan Library System does not endorse the views expressed in these collections, which may contain materials offensive to some readers. Errors in the original documents were left uncorrected in the transcriptions.
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