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The following is a list of special collections and other specialized resources available from the University of Oklahoma Law Library.

  • Federal Government Depository Library Program - The mission of the FDLP is to disseminate information products from all three branches of the Government to about 1,250 libraries nationwide at no cost.
  • Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project (opens in a new window) - The Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project (opens in a new window) is a cooperative effort among the University of Oklahoma Law Center and the National Indian Law Library (NILL) (opens in a new window), and Native American tribes providing access to the Constitutions, Tribal Codes, and other legal documents. Project Coordinators are David Selden (NILL) and Marilyn Nicely (OU).
  • Rare Book Collection - The Rare Book Collection houses many historic books and documents relating to Oklahoma and U.S. legal history. The Rare Book Room is not open to the public because of the fragile nature of many of the items housed there. Materials in the Rare Book Room can be used on weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. When the Library Catalog indicates that an item is in the Rare Book Room, please contact the Reference or Circulation Desk to access.
  • Strickland Collection of Law and Popular Culture - A gift of Professor Rennard Strickland, the Strickland Collection of Law and Popular Culture is a collection of law-related movie poster and lobby cards. The collection includes more than 1,000 items ranging in date from the 1920s to the 1990s. Some pieces from the collection are on permanent display in the Law Library. An electronic guide to the collection is under development.
  • Strickland Collection of Native Peoples Law - The Strickland Collection of Native People Law is one of the nation's largest collections of legal, historical, and government materials relating to Native Peoples. Titles in this collection may be found by searching the library's online catalog.
  • United Illinois and Wabash Land Companies - The collection consists of original manuscripts, hand-drawn maps and published documents which relate to the Companies' efforts to acquire title to Indian lands during the period 1775 to 1823. These efforts culminated in the Supreme Court's landmark 1823 decision in Johnson v. M'Intosh divesting Native Americans of title to their lands.

  • Video Collection - The Law Library maintains a collection of hundreds of law related movies and documentaries. Videos may be located by searching the library catalog, and they can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.