Oklahoma

African-American History Month: WPA Oklahoma Slave Narrative, Mary Grayson

Mary Grayson was born into slavery in Indian Territory. Her parents were owned by Mose Perryman, and they lived in the Choska (pronounced Choe-skey) bottoms, a fertile floodplain across the Arkansas river from Haskell. She describes Creek Indian division during the Civil War, including a bit about Opothle Yahola:

African-American History Month: WPA Oklahoma Slave Narrative, Katie Rowe

This month, at various locations in the Tulsa City-County Library system, you'll find some great programs celebrating African-American history.  In the Tulsa and Oklahoma collection, you'll find several great resources on African-American history in our state.

1933 Unemployment Relief Census

 

The OKlahoma Historical Society Research Center staff and volunteers have recently completed a database of Oklahoma records for unemployment relief. The database includes more than 100,000 names from 27 counties. These records are part of the William H. Murray Collection and include valuable genealogical details about Oklahomans including their name, race, age, nearest post office/address, number of dependents, occupation, and whether or not they needed relief.

105 Years and 500,000 Oil Wells

shooting an oil well near Sapulpa, Oklahoma

Earlier this month, on November 16th, Oklahoma celebrated its 105th birthday. The same week, in the November 15th issue of The Journal Record, The Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Director of Administration, Lori Wrotenbery, stated that an estimated 500,000 oil wells had been drilled in Oklahoma since statehood.

Health Insurance Exchange & Medicaid Expansion

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The big news coming out of Oklahoma yesterday was Governor Fallin’s rejection of state established Health Insurance Exchanges and the Expansion of Medicaid.

You might be asking “what is a health insurance exchange?”

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