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50 years ago today, Dr. Jerry Gustafson, long-time surgeon at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, was a resident at Dallas Parkland Hospital when President Kennedy was assassinated. Dr. Gustafson was 28 years old. You can hear his story on Voices of Oklahoma.
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.