Tulsa Area History

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.

Holy Family Parish Cemetery: A Most Beautiful City Of The Dead

early map of tulsa

Holy Family parishioners were buried in the city cemetery initially. But in the spring of 1910, Holy Family Parish acquired a 10-acre tract to bury their dead. The tract was a little more than a mile beyond the city limits at that time. An undated map (pictured left and available in the maps digital collection) shows that the Catholic cemetery was located southeast of Woodward Park. 

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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