Tulsa Area History

Happy New Year

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

1923 New Year's poster from the Beryl Ford Collection

Architectural Survey: Tulsa's Cliff Dweller Houses On Reservoir Hill

Thematic, archaeological, and architectural/historic resource surveys are great resources for the history of particular buildings, particular areas, and for local history, in general. 

The 2012 Historic Resources Survey of the Cliff Dweller Houses on Reservoir Hill examines 17 single-family residences that sit along the spine of Reservoir Hill. The pre-1933 houses are unique among other Tulsa homes during that time period because of their Spanish Colonial/Mission Revival and Pueblo Revival architectural styles. The survey states: 

Tulsa Fire Department Thanksgiving Banquet, 1911

Tulsa fire department thanksgiving banquet, 1911

Tulsa Fire Department, 1911 

A Thanksgiving Day Banquet was served by the ladies of the baptist church in the new fire house at 17 West 2nd Street, between Main Street and Boulder Avenue. 

Fire Chief R. C. Alder is standing against the wall on the right side of the window. Trinity Episcopal Church chaplain and rector Rev. Gerald A. Ottman, City Auditor E. B. Cline, Fire and Police Commissioner T. E. Smiley, Mayor L. J. Martin, Finance Commissioner F. M. Wooden, Tulsa Daily World reporter Glenn Condon, and Tulsa Daily Democrat reporter Charles Allen are also pictured. 

Voices Of Oklahoma: Dr. Jerry Gustafson On The JFK Assassination

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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. 

THS: Flowers By Mrs. DeHaven Book Signing With John Brooks Walton

At the Tulsa Historical Society on Saturday, November 16th, John Brooks Walton will talk about his book Flowers by Mrs. Dehaven. The book will be for sale, and Walton will be available for signing. The event is from 1:00-3:00 PM. 

Admission is free for THS members, children, and students
$5/adults, $3/seniors

From the inside cover of the new book:

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