Mr. Chad Williams is the Director of the Research Division at the Oklahoma Historical Society was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma. He has been instrumental in the development of the OHS online research catalog which includes a variety of digitized records. Prior to working full time in the Research Division he volunteered for three years and wrote his master’s thesis on “Digitization in the Archives of the Oklahoma Historical Society”. Mr. Williams OHS career began in the newspaper department where he worked in all aspects of newspaper preservation and public service. In 2001 he served as Manuscript Archivist until being promoted to deputy director and director. Mr. Williams studied at the University of Oklahoma where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Public Administration and Masters in Public Administration. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. For more than 120 years the Oklahoma Historical Society has strived to protect and chronicle the history of our great state. The Oklahoma Historical Society maintains museums, research centers, historic homes, and military sites located throughout Oklahoma.