Kirkpatrick Family Archive
The Kirkpatrick family played an integral role in the development of Oklahoma City's business, civic and social life. The Kirkpatrick Family Archive was established to preserve letters, photographs, documents and artifacts of the Kirkpatrick Family and to share this material with the Oklahoma Historical Society. Their purpose is to present historical documentation for researchers and educators of Oklahoma history and genealogy.
A crown jewel of the Archives' work is the searchable website which includes family history during the Kirkpatrick brother's early military careers, the events leading up to World War II, life throughout the war, and life on the home front. Family letters, documents, photographs and artifacts from the early 1920's and 1930's, as well as items related to the United States involvement in World War II are among the materials which have been preserved and documented to tell the story of what this particular family dealt with on a day to day basis. You can visit the website here.
Their purpose is to present historical documentation for researchers and educators of Oklahoma history and genealogy.
The Kirkpatrick Family Fund works in partnership with the Oklahoma Historical Society to build and maintain the archive.
Picture Left: John E. Kirkpatrick (right) Breaks ground for the Oklahoma Science and Arts Foundation Building at the state fairgrounds with (from left) dancers Miguel Terekhov and Yvonne Chouteau. 1962
Top Right: Eleanor, Joan, and John Kirkpatrick, 1941
Bottom right: John E. Kirkpatrick is pictured holding a sketch of his first idea for Lyric Theatre in Oklahoma City. 1973