Tulsa Area History

Dwell In The IDL

Tulsa Foundation for Architecture (TFA) brings Tulsans a look into the lives of urban residents with their DWELL in the IDL tour on November 10, 2013 from 1pm to 5pm.

DWELL in the IDL will showcase downtown living through adaptive reuse and creative new construction in the heart of Tulsa. Seven properties will be on display. Participants will see everything from an upscale loft in a historic Art Deco skyscraper, to cutting-edge eco-conscious new construction.

Diversity And Dialogue: Moving Beyond The Tulsa Race Riots

D2: Diversity & Dialogue is an annual event hosted by the Diversity Crew which focuses on current diversity-issues. The event always includes an expert on the chosen subject followed by attendee discussion. The 2013 D2 event is called Moving Beyond the Tulsa Race Riots.

New In The Digital Collections: Malvina Stephenson's Oral History Transcribed

Malvina Stephenson began working for the Tulsa World after receiving a master's degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma in 1936. Though she moved to Washington to cover the nation's capital in 1940, her relationship with the Tulsa World continued for over 50 years. In this oral history, she talks about her work as an early female reporter at the Tulsa World and in Washington. 

Famous Tulsan As A Teen: Daniel Boorstin, 12th Librarian Of Congress

daniel boorstin

Daniel Boorstin, content-liberating 12th Librarian of Congress and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, graduated from Tulsa's Central High School in 1930 at the age of 15. 

New In The Digital Collections: 1950s and 1960s Aerial Photographs Of Tulsa

aerial map of arkansas river pedestrian bridge, blair mansion property, riverside, and 31st street

We've added a collection of 1950s and 1960s USGS aerial maps of Tulsa County to our Maps digital collection.  The maps provide information about Tulsa's changing landscape.

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