Treasures within an archive and putting them to work for
(OHC Case Study)
October 9, 2010
As part of the Showcasing Oklahoma events in Tulsa, on October 8-9th, a special Genealogy Conference is being presented. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Embassy Suites and is presented by the Gregath Company, Inc. of Wyandotte, Oklahoma. Cost for this event is $25.00 and includes lunch. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
William Welge, Director, Archives and Manuscript Division, Oklahoma Historical Society will share his wealth of knowledge with those attending. Building upon his personal experience in archiving records and materials, Oklahoma’s leading authority, historian and archivist, will delve into the various types of records available in most archives. The presentation will be covered in three sections: first, Indian Territory; second, Oklahoma Territory and lastly, the state of Oklahoma. He will also explain how to put such records to work for the researcher. Any researcher who attends will likely find possible avenues of fruitful discoveries in the OHS Research Division.
The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division is literally the attic and basement of Oklahoma history, culture, genealogy and everything in between. William D. Welge, Certified Archivist, will detail various avenues of research utilizing the span of collections housed at the Society. Since its founding in May 1893, the Oklahoma Historical Society has collected and preserved approximately 91% of all newspapers since 1844; collected over 8 million photographs since April, 1843; amassed some 15,000 maps, township plats, Sanborn maps and other geographically relevant materials of Oklahoma and the region. Additionally, the manuscript holdings consists of more than 10 million pages of records ranging from genealogical records to diaries, business and church records, county records, etc. The Society is home to one of the largest oral history collections in the central United States from the WPA Indian-Pioneer interviews (1937-1938) to audio and video records of persons from all walks of life (1965 to present). Lastly, the crown jewel of the collection is the Indian Archives (1838-1933) documenting 67 tribal groups who were either native to the area or forcibly relocated to what became Oklahoma, consisting of more than 3.5 million pages and 6,000 volumes of records including tribes such as Muscogee, Wyandot/Wyandotte, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Choctaw and many others.
Reservations for this limited seating event will be taken, as space allows, until September 24th. For more information see www.gregathcompany.com/workshop/2010 or call 918-542-4148.
Also that weekend:
Dinner with Oklahoma Authors
to benefit Friends of the Oklahoma Historical Society Archives, Inc.
Mr. Welge will also present a short topic during the Benefit Dinner, Friday evening, October 8, 2010
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Also that weekend:
FridayEvening, October 8 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 9
Oklahoma Books and Authors Showcase - Embassy Ballroom
Admission Saturday to the public - FREE (Lunch on your own, or reservations taken until 9-24-10)
Author Display Saturday $25.00 per table - includes lunch
Half table set up (18"x3') $20.00 - includes lunch
Extra Lunch Reservations - $15.00 each
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