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§ 1.3. Duties

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 53. Oklahoma Historical Societies and Associations

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 53. Oklahoma Historical Societies and Associations
Chapter 1A. Oklahoma Historical Preservation Act
53 Okl.St.Ann. § 1.3
§ 1.3. Duties
It shall be the duty of the Oklahoma Historical Society to:
1. Collect, purchase, catalog, store, preserve, conserve and maintain books, maps, photographs, newspapers, records, reports, manuscripts, charts, paintings, three-dimensional artifacts and other materials germane to the history of Oklahoma, the Indian and the West;
2. Gather and utilize collected materials to create interpretive exhibits illustrative of the history of Oklahoma, the United States and the world in the Oklahoma Museum of History and at other assigned museums and historic sites;
3. Prepare and publish materials relative to the history of the State of Oklahoma. Such materials may be offered for sale to the public at museums and historic sites operated by the Society;
4. Prepare and publish matters relating to the Society's transactions and research as may be useful to its membership and the public. Such publications shall include an annual report of its collections;
5. Develop an oral history program for the State of Oklahoma designed to promote the preservation and utilization of oral history within the state concerning significant elements of the social, political, economic, cultural, educational, ethnic and military history of the geographical area now known as the State of Oklahoma; transcribe, index, catalog and maintain the results of these interviews to make them readily available to the public and historical researchers;
6. Develop an educational program for the purpose of making available to schools and the public information pertaining to the history of Oklahoma through the utilization of collections and properties held by the Society. Reasonable charges may be made for the dissemination of any such facts or information; and
7. Work with the Oklahoma Capitol Complex and Centennial Commemoration Commission to prepare a master report for the Governor and Legislature on promotion, enhancement and preservation of the military history of Oklahoma.


Laws 1988, c. 217, § 5, emerg. eff. June 21, 1988; Laws 1991, c. 253, § 4, operative July 1, 1991; Laws 2000, c. 111, § 1, eff. July 1, 2000; Laws 2003, c. 289, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2003.
53 Okl. St. Ann. § 1.3, OK ST T. 53 § 1.3
Current with legislation of the First Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2023) and the First Extraordinary Session of the 59th Legislature (2023). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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