The Edmond Sun

December 20, 2013

Oklahoma movie selected for National Film Registry

Special to The Sun

LAWTON — The Oklahoma Historical Society announced the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. has selected “The Daughter of Dawn,” as one of 25 films inducted to its 2013 National Film Registry, a collection of cinematic treasures that represent important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking. The 80-minute, six-reel silent movie was shot during the summer of 1920 in Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge outside of Lawton.

The story and legacy of “The Daughter of Dawn” will then be permanently housed at the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture (OKPOP), a new museum being developed by the OHS that will be located in downtown Tulsa. Pending approval from the Oklahoma Legislature, the OKPOP Museum could open as early as 2017.

For each title named to the registry, the Library of Congress ensures that the film is preserved for future generations, either through the library’s motion picture preservation program or through collaborative ventures with other archives, motion picture studios and independent filmmakers. For more information about the announcement from the Library of Congress, visit