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PCC Archive and Mission

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

Mission Statement:

The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive at The University of Oklahoma is committed to the discovery, acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of America’s modern political discourse from the beginning of the 20th century to present day.

Through the collection of television and radio political advertisements, film, social media and other sources, the archive seeks to expand the knowledge and understanding of political communications, and the growth and changes in this field across the most significant and prolific era in world history.