Online Collections

Welcome to the beta release of the Online Collections of Gilcrease Museum.

This searchable database will give you a taste of the breadth and depth of the collections housed at Gilcrease. The museum's collection is made up of more than 350,000 items, and on this site you may explore more than 20,000 of these, some paired with related anthologies. 

The Gilcrease Online Collections is a dynamic site and a continual work in progress. Rapid cataloguing techniques have enabled us to create electronic records from historic documentation. This has allowed us to share basic information about some of this important collection in a short period of time. 

Thanks to many generous donors supporting the digitization of the contents of the Charles M. Russell Research Collection (Britzman), those items (11,690) make up the largest portion of our digital curation effort thus far. Other donors, including the Cherokee Nation, have provided for a high percentage of the papers of former Principal Chief John Ross to be conserved, digitally imaged and catalogued (1,382 items). 

Discover more about our collection by browsing representative works from our art, anthropology and library collections that currently feature more than 7,300 items.

Commonly known as Gilcrease Museum, The Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art houses large and comprehensive collections of art and artifacts detailing the history of North America. The museum also boasts an unparalleled collection of Native American art and material. Through its collection, the museum is dedicated to bringing art, history, and peoples together to research, discover and understand more about the diverse heritage of the Americas.

Please note that research is ongoing and therefore information presented may not be current or complete. We are continually updating the site. We are committed to revising information as it becomes available.