The Collection

While the Library's collection has a focus on Stephens County, there is also information on all Oklahoma counties and almost all of the states in the United States as well as an international section.  In addition, the society has collected information about cemeteries, marriages, and obituaries in Stephens County. The society’s collection of research materials has grown to over 10,000 items and five file cabinets of vertical files. Below you will find some of the information we have collected:


All known cemeteries in the county have been canvased and indexed. Last updates are from around 2007.

City Directories

This is an incomplete collection of 57 volumes from the years 1924 to 2015

Church Yearbooks

  • Highland Park Baptist
  • Missionary Baptist (Bray)
  • Fair Baptist
  • Rock Creek Presbyterian


  • PEO
  • Odd Fellows: Membership Application Papers

Funeral Home Indexes

  • Rangely-Holden
  • Hardy Brooks
  • Callaway/ Smith

Newspaper Microfilm

We have all available film for:

  • The Comanche Times
  • The Duncan Banner
  • The Duncan Eagle (as well as other short-lived, local papers)
  • The Marlow Review


Comanche Times: Indexed

Duncan Banner Obituaries:

  • 1873-1920  Thumbnail obituaries as they were printed
  • 1920-1986  Indexed and available on news paper microfilm
  • 1987-2008  Scrap-booked and indexed
  • 2009-Current  Indexed and available on newspaper microfilm

Duncan Eagle: Available on microfilm

Marlow Review: Scrap-booked and indexed

School Records

Stephens County School Appropriations Records:  Hardbound Books

Stephens County School Census: Original handwritten records in boxes sorted by years; 1938-1952

Stephens County 8th Grade Graduates: Hardbound Books

Stephens County Teacher Certification Records: Hardbound Books

Personnel Records


  • Apostolic School, Duncan: two volumes from the years 1965-1984
  • Comanche Schools: an incomplete collection of 19 volumes from the years 1951-1970
  • Duncan High School (Smokerings): an incomplete collection of 59 volumes from the years 1915-2007
  • Empire Schools: 4 volumes; years 1961-1964
  • Grandview Dependent School:  a yearbook from 1974
  • Oklahoma Bible Missionary Baptist: incomplete collection of 9 volumes from the years 1974-1984
  • Velma Alma Schools: an incomplete collction of 8 volumes from the years 1949-1982

Stephens County Marriage Records

Copied from Courthouse records and printed; Years 1907-1965 indexed and printed.

Tax Records (Property & Personal)

Incomplete collection including approximately 80 volumes from the years 1960-1987

Telephone Directories

  • Comanche: a few
  • Duncan: 1917 -Present
  • Marlow: a few
  • Velma: a few

Voter Records

5-6 volumes from the 1950s