Tulsa Area History

New In The Digital Collections: 1922 Tulsa City Directory

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The 1922 Tulsa City Directory has been added to the Library's City Directory Collection online. City directories contain a wealth of information for genealogists, researchers, and history enthusiasts. In the directories, you will find addresses and occupations of residents, complete business directories, advertisements, and more. 

One Murder Too Many: Whitey Bulger And The Computer Tycoon

one murder too many

One Murder Too Many: Whitey Bulger and the Computer Tycoon

Lecture and Book Signing with Co-Author: Laurence J. Yadon 

Saturday, February 1st

1:00 PM 

Tulsa Historical Society & Museum

2445 S. Peoria

Admission is FREE

About the Book

Henry Zarrow (1916-2014) On Tulsans

Henry Zarrow, Tulsa businessman and philanthropist, passed away Saturday at the age of 97. Many local charities and organizations, including the Tulsa City-County Library, benefited from Mr. Zarrow's generosity. Mr. Zarrow, though, was quick to deflect praise, often assuring interviewers that Tulsans, in general, were the generous ones: 

"Tulsa people are always willing to help. Sometimes they just have to have time to think about it."

"I see how great the Tulsa people are in giving and helping. The $5, the $25...it amounts to quite a bit of money over a period of time."

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

newspaper headlines

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. 

Happy New Year

The Digital Collections Department wishes you a happy and healthy 2014. 

1923 New Year's poster from the Beryl Ford Collection

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