The Political Communication Center

Originally founded in 1956 by private collector, Julian P. Kanter then purchased by the University of Oklahoma in 1985, the archive collects and preserves an ever-increasing number of political commercials and related materials.

The Political Commercial Archive is:

  • Recognized internationally as a major source for Political Research
  • Graduate program ranked among the finest in the country and considered to be one of the major centers of communication research in the world
  •  Outreach provides events including the Josh Lee Lecture Series and Political Junkies Luncheons in addition to presentations for educational institutions, civic clubs, political gatherings, professional groups and the interested organizations 

Our Mission

The Political Communication Center supports the mission of the University of Oklahoma to provide the best possible educational experience for our students, for excellence in teaching, research, creative activity, and service to the state and society

Towards our mission to education the Political Communication Center employs students from programs campus wide. We also select a Graduate Research Assistant who is awarded a tuition waiver, student health insurance and a stipend gaining valuable experience working part-time.