Tulsa Area History

New In The Digital Collections: Tulsa Buildings R-S Vertical File

sinclair building

The content of the Library's Tulsa Buildings R-S vertical file is now available online. You'll find articles on buildings such as the historic Sinclair Building that is scheduled to be sold at a Tulsa County Sheriff's Office auction on October 21st.

Tulsa's First Night Football Game: Tulsa Vs. Sapulpa At Lee Stadium, September 27th, 1929

1929 tulsa central high school football from the tom tom

On Friday, September 27th, 1929, night football made its debut in Tulsa at Lee Stadium. 5,000 spectators attended what Tulsans called "after-supper football." The October 1929 Tulsa Spirit reported that Oklahoma A. and M. was the the only other Oklahoma organization playing under floodlights at that time. A white football was used to "better aid spectators and players to follow its course without effort." 

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