Oklahoma

New In The Digital Collections: July 2017 Update

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In July 2017, TCCL uploaded 159 items into the Digital Collections. There are now approximately 37,218 items in the Digital Collections. Additions include: 

 

Oklahoma Volunteerism Above Average

"Last year volunteers logged in an estimated 200,000 hours of service locally. At the estimated hourly rate of $18.28 in Oklahoma, that equates to more than $3.6 million in volunteer services, said Brenda Michael-Haggard, executive director of Volunteer Tulsa."

Read more about Oklahoma's exceptional volunteer stats in the Tulsa World article Volunteerism is lifeblood of community.

January, 1953: Oklahoma Bans The Sale And Consumption Of Liquor In Oklahoma State Parks

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January 14th, 1953: The Oklahoman reported that Oklahoma's Commissioner of Public Safety launched a long-awaited state liquor enforcement campaign by ordering a halt in the sale and consumption of liquor in state-owned lodges and parks.

You can read the entire article in the Oklahoman Archives database. The database provides complete coverage of The Oklahoman newspaper from September 25, 1901, including ads in PDF format.  Search by full-text keyword or browse by date. 

New Oklahoma Laws

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November 1 is often the day the Oklahoma Legislature designates as first day in effect for new Oklahoma laws. On Friday, 241 laws that came out of our last legislative session will go into effect.

Here are some highlights of the 241 newly effective laws. For more, see Monday's article from the Tulsa World.

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