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PRESS RELEASE Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center reopened to the public June 2

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The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center reopened to the public on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Its hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Research Center is located inside the Oklahoma History Center at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

Due to COVID-19, the Research Center has implemented additional safety measures for the health and wellness of our patrons and staff. At least six feet of social distancing must be maintained in all areas of the Research Center. All research materials utilized by the public will be subject to a 72-hour quarantine after use. OHS staff will wear masks or face shields, and patrons are strongly encouraged to wear masks. If a patron wishes to have one-on-one assistance from OHS staff, a face mask will be required.

Research Center occupancy will be limited to 20 patrons. If there are patrons waiting due to the occupancy restriction, research time will be limited to two hours. For questions about occupancy, please contact the Research Center at 405-522-5225 or research@okhistory.org. Due to space limitations, patrons must make an appointment to view archival materials including manuscript collections, original records, photographs, maps, audio or video. To schedule an appointment, please contact Mallory Covington at mcovington@okhistory.org or 405-522-0876.

For those who are not ready to visit us in person, there are many resources that can be accessed from home. Visit www.okhistory.org/research to find out more.

In an effort to assist our researchers, the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will digitize microfilm from the OHS collection at the reduced price of $35 per reel, a 30 percent discount. This special price will be available through August 31. Contact Sarah Biller at sbiller@okhistory.org or call 405-522-0868 for more information. Some restrictions may apply.

The Research Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.

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