The Peggy Helmerich Library will be closed temporarily for light renovation. We anticipate the closure to last several weeks. During the closure, any items you have placed on hold will be sent to Hardesty Library.
In the late 70s and early 80s, the Junior League of Tulsa (JLT) conducted over sixty oral history interviews with Tulsans who were influential in our community’s development, who had knowledge of specific neighborhoods, buildings, or industry, or who were witness to Tulsa eras and events. JLT donated the histories to the library, and they were later converted from audio cassette to a digital format. With one exception, the entire audio collection is now available in our digital collections. The transcription process is the most time-intensive aspect of any oral history project. As a result, not all the histories have been transcribed. We are hoping community members will take a personal interest in a particular oral history and assist with that process.