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Archives and Special Collections: Home

About Archives and Special Collections

Statement of Purpose

The Archives and Specials Collections department of the Oklahoma Baptist University Library exists to support the mission of the Library, as well as, to safeguard the history and to support the telling of the story of Oklahoma Baptist University and Oklahoma Baptists by collecting and preserving materials of enduring value created by or of significance to the University or Oklahoma Baptists.

Hours and Location


The Archives and Special Collections department is open for appointments Monday - Friday, 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 5 pm.


The OBU Archives is located in the southeast corner of the third floor of the library.  The J.M. and Helen Gaskin Baptist Historical Library and Archives is located in the southwest corner of the second floor of the library.  OBU Special Collections are located in the basement and in the southwest corner of the third floor of the library.

Plan a Visit

To schedule a research appointment contact Rachel Walker at or 405-585-4520.

Oklahoma Baptist University
500 West University, Shawnee, OK 74804
800.654.3285 |