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A destination for scholarship, Philbrook has a myriad of resources for researchers, teachers, students, and life-long learners.

Chapman Library

The H. A. & Mary K. Chapman Library is an art reference library supporting the Museum's collections and programs. The library contains over 15,000 volumes in the book and exhibition catalogue collection and receives 125 periodicals. The Chapman library also maintains files on Oklahoma artists. 

Library Hours:

Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 5:00 p.m. (Monday & Tuesday by appointment only)

Wednesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Appointments are recommended during the week as well so that we may better assist you, (918) 748-5306.

Adkins Study Center

The Adkins Study Center, which opened in June 2013, is dedicated to the access, research, and dissemination of new scholarship pertaining to Native American and Southwestern art, particularly of the 20th and 21st centuries. When combined with the Philbrook Native American art collection, arguably one of the finest surveys of Native American art anywhere, the Center's distinguished holdings and special collections present a unique opportunity to encourage a deeper appreciation of this vital aspect of our nation's cultural patrimony.

The Center includes the following unique assets:

  • Eugene B. Adkins Collection of correspondence, photographs, family records, and catalogues. 
  • Roberta Campbell Lawson Library & Archive of over 1100 rare and out of print volumes on Native American art, culture, and history.
  • Nettie Wheeler Special Collection of oral histories and recorded interviews, and personal papers of important Oklahoma Native American artists.
  • Juavanta M. Walker Collection of 2500 slides of Native American art, artists, and history.
  • The Philbrook Collection of over 900 photographs of Native peoples from 1880-1970; as well as 1500 vertical files on Native American art covering such topics as beadwork, basketry, and painting dating back to the Museum's opening in 1939.

The Adkins Study Center, located at Philbrook Downtown (116 E. MB Brady St., Tulsa) opens Wednesdays - Fridays, 1-5 p.m.; or to schedule an appointment, please call (918) 948-5306.