Tulsa Area History

New In The Digital Collections: River Parks Pedestrian Bridge Vertical File

The content of the Library's  Tulsa Parks - River Parks: Pedestrian Bridge vertical file is now available online. The Pedestrian Bridge opened to the public in 1975. For more information on the bridge history, read the Tulsa World's "Throwback Tulsa: We Built A Bridge To The Future In '75." Due to copyright concerns, some digitized items from our vertical files have been restricted to in-house use. Please contact us for more information on restricted items.  

New In The Digital Collections: Zink Lake And Low Water Dam Vertical File

The content of the Library's Tulsa Parks-River Parks-Zink Lake and low water dam vertical file is now available online. Due to copyright concerns, some digitized articles from our vertical files have been restricted to in-house use. Please contact us for more information on restricted items. 

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

sinclair building

The contents 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." 

Double Mod Of The Moment

2846 E 38th Street tulsa

ModernTulsa is excited to announce the next TWO homes in their Mod of the Moment series.

Both homes will be open from 2:00 to 5:00 PM on Sunday, August 10, 2014. Admission is free.

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