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Simple Gift Ideas

presentsLooking for a last minute gift? Don't know what to get the person who has everything? Need a gift that is low-cost?

Give your friends and family a framed piece of history. It is an easy, one-of-a-kind gift that is free to find with the library's historical resources.

What you will need:

  • PLS library card
  • Printer
  • Picture frame

Create gift:

  1. Go to the Oklahoma section of the PLS databases at
  2. Select one of these databases: Fold 3 History & Genealogy Archives, Gateway to Oklahoma History, Heritage Quest, Newsbank Newspapers, Oklahoman Archives, or Pioneer Obituary Finder
  3. Log in with your PLS library card
  4. Enter your search terms or browse the collection
  5. Select your historical document
  6. Save, print, and frame it
  7. Give it to a friend or relative

Here are some examples of gift ideas and where you can find your own bit of history:

WWII Draft Card
available in Fold 3 History & Genealogy Archives 
WWII draft card

US Census Record
available in Fold 3 History & Genealogy Archives and Heritage Quest
page from 1860 US Census

Newspaper Page
available in Gateway to Oklahoma History and Newsbank Newspapers
Daily Transcript Nov. 11, 1918

Additional Gift Ideas: military records and photos, immigration and naturalization records, Freedman's Bank records, family and local histories, and even UFO sighting records.

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