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Digital and Online Exhibits

The following special exhibits display rare and unique items held by the Carl Albert Center Archives, accompanied by historical narratives, audio/visual materials, and links for further research. We hope you enjoy exploring these curated exhibits!


Click the buttons below to explore curated collections of materials focused on special topics from the Center’s Archive:



Carl Albert Photograph Collection

Carl Albert served as the representative of Oklahoma’s 3rd District to the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947-1977. During the last three terms, he was the Speaker of the House. Known as the “Little Giant from Little Dixie,” Albert ascended to the highest national political office ever occupied by an Oklahoman. Exclusive to the Carl Albert Center Archives is the vast personal collection of Albert’s photograph collection of over 10,000 images!






Dick T. Morgan Digital Collection

The Dick T. Morgan Digital Exhibit is a curated collection of materials covering Morgan’s career from 1880-1920. Morgan represented Oklahoma’s Second District in the U. S. Congress from 1909 to 1915 and the Eighth District from 1915 to 1920. During his congressional career, Morgan served on the following U. S. House committees: Expenditures in the Treasury Department, Public Lands, and Judiciary. Land law and farm mortgages still held Morgan’s interest while in Congress, and he sponsored the Rural Credits Bill that was enacted in 1916.




Freedom of Speech Campaign Ads 1956-2008

Political ads have long been a form of free speech and open discussion on issues facing our nation and communities. View the archive, curated by the Carl Albert Center, of political ads through the years.





Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to the U.S. in 1976

On July 6-11 of 1976, Queen Elizabeth II visited the United States, at the time under the presidency of Gerald Ford, as part of her Bicentennial visits to former colonies of Britain. The following photos are of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Carl Albert, Gerald Ford, and many others during her Majesty’s visit to the United States in July of 1976.




Oklahoma City Redlining: A Community Analysis Project

The practice of “redlining” – the Federal Housing Administration’s refusal to insure mortgages in or adjacent to African-American neighborhoods – was a formal part of housing policy from the mid-1930s until​ the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and later the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977. Our project is an interactive website that​ explores the after-effects of redlining through time and place using the voices of the residents of Oklahoma​ City communities.





Carl Albert Center’s COVID-19/Coronavirus Digital Collection

The Carl Albert Center’s Cleveland County COVID-19 Digital Collection Project was designed to create a platform for future students, researchers, staff, and faculty when investigating the historic COVID-19 pandemic.

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