Indians Traveling by Brevet Brigadier General Seth Eastman (1808 - 1875)

Oklahoma Periodicals Index

An Index to Four Key Oklahoma Periodicals

Chronicles of Oklahoma Oklahoma Today Outdoor Oklahoma Persimmon Hill

 

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Introduction

Coverage

Availability

About the Periodicals

Index History

About the Artwork

 

Introduction

The Oklahoma Periodicals Index provides a searchable online index to articles about people, places, history, culture, wildlife, and natural history in the state of Oklahoma with some coverage outside the state. The index consists of four key periodicals: The Chronicles of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Today, Outdoor Oklahoma, and Persimmon Hill.

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Coverage

Issues for 2000 to the present are fully indexed. Issues for 1999 and earlier are currently being entered, and keywords and subject headings will be added gradually as part of a retrospective project. Indexers have excluded reviews, editorials, photo essays and some minor articles.

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Availability

All of the periodicals are available at the Oklahoma State University Library. Other libraries and institutions within the state may subscribe to these periodicals. Check your local library.

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About the Periodicals

Chronicles of Oklahoma is the official journal of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The Chronicles offer a wide coverage of articles on Oklahoma history from the past to the present, including biographical sketches of Oklahoma historians. Published quarterly.
OSU call number: 976.605 C557

Note: As part of the OSU Oklahoma Digitalization Project, full text is available for volumes 1-5 (1923-1927) at: http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/bookshelf.html

Oklahoma Today is the official magazine of the state of Oklahoma. This popular culture magazine focuses on Oklahoma's people, places, history and culture around the state.
Published bimonthly.
OSU call number: M394 T37 O415 TO35 (Gov. Docs)

Outdoor Oklahoma is the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's magazine. Articles on conservation, hunting, fishing, wildlife, natural history, and camping are featured. Published bimonthly.
OSU call number: M394 W81 O945 (Gov. Docs)

Persimmon Hill is published by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The magazine provides a broader coverage than just Oklahoma by providing articles about people, places, history, and culture in the West. Published quarterly.
OSU call number: 978.005 P466

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Index History

In May 2000, the Amigos Library Services awarded the OSU Library a grant to survey Oklahoma libraries to determine the usefulness of an index to selected Oklahoma publications. Over 70% of surveyed libraries responded that an index to Oklahoma publications would be useful, and that if such an index existed the periodicals would be used more frequently. The survey results also showed that the four most commonly subscribed to periodicals by Oklahoma libraries are: Chronicles of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Today, Outdoor Oklahoma, and Persimmon Hill. In May 2001, a second Amigos grant was awarded for the purchasing of software to create an index database and to make it available via a searchable Web-interface on the Oklahoma State University Library Web pages. The four librarians involved in this project would like to thank those libraries who participated in the survey and the Amigos Library Services for their financial support.

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About the Artwork

Indians Traveling is by Brevet Brigadier General Seth Eastman (1808 - 1875), unanimously regarded as one of the foremost recorders of Indian life. A number of his works are on display at the U.S. Capitol.

In 1847 he was appointed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to illustrate Henry Rowe Schoolcraft's "Indian Tribes of the United States 1851 - 1857."

This monumental six-volume set was selected by the OSU Library for its two-millionth volume in 1999. Both sets of books were printed by the Government Printing Office and are part of the OSU Library's Government Documents collection.

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Produced by the Oklahoma State University Library with generous support from the Amigos Library Services

Last update: August 13, 2004
Questions and Comments to: kimsm@okstate.edu
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