The Carl Albert Interactive Platform of Discovery Project was created to organize records of historical and national significance which are freely accessible to a wide public audience, students, and visitors. The creation of digital surrogates ensures the free use of materials that enhance the knowledge of the nation’s history and culture through the eyes of one of the most powerful Oklahomans in our Nation’s capital. Second, the project promotes primary source materials directly from the tenure of Albert’s service in office. Third, the project guarantees the long-term preservation of historical record collections so that they can and will be used by students, staff, faculty, and generations to come. Finally, the exhibition of the mixed media and the interactive component give each user a part ‘in’ history, to live through the eras of the past, and to relate on a multi-sensory level.