W. P. Campbell Collection

About William Parker Campbell

W. P. Campbell is considered the father of the Oklahoma Historical Society, as the organization was formed under his direction in 1893. His service was characterized by collecting archives and objects, and these represent the earliest items in our collections.

About the Digital Collection

The Campbell Collection contains many portrait photographs of white men and of tribal members, as well as group portraits, and photographs of some early buildings and dwellings. The main tribes represented are Osage, Apache, Ponca, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, and others.



At a Glance



Cite This Collection

Here is our suggested citation. Consult an appropriate style guide for conformance to specific guidelines.

W. P. Campbell Collection in The Gateway to Oklahoma History. Oklahoma Historical Society. https://gateway.okhistory.org/explore/collections/WMPRCL/ accessed May 24, 2019.