Help FAQ - General Questions

What is The Gateway?

The Gateway is a free repository of Oklahoma history materials. It primarily consists of Oklahoma newspapers and photographs, along with a selection of maps, books, and postcards. It is maintained by the Oklahoma Historical Society and the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.

What is in The Gateway?

The Gateway features digitized copies of newspapers from all over Oklahoma, along with photographs, maps, postcards, and books.

Why did I get an error message?

You may be using an unsupported web browser version. Try repeating your action with a more current browser. If you still get an error message, click on the Report Problems link from the bottom of any Gateway page to send a technical issue to the Gateway staff.

How do I report a technical problem?

Near the bottom of every page there is a Report Problems link which you can use to report a problem to our technical support. Our staff reads every comment and question and will respond in a timely manner.

Whom can I contact if I notice a mistake or have additional information about an item?

Near the bottom of every page is a Questions/Feedback link which you can use to report corrections or additional information. Once we confirm that the information is accurate, we will update the information in The Gateway.

Can you tell me the value of an item in my collection?

Quite often we receive questions about the value of a historical item belonging to a personal collection. Unfortunately, we cannot provide appraisal information; however, we can recommend that you visit the Smithsonian Institution's FAQ: Appraisals of Objects, which provides an overview on identifying and valuing collectible objects. The page includes links to several American appraisal organizations and a reference list of auction galleries and helpful books and magazines.