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New In The Digital Collections: 1950s and 1960s Aerial Photographs Of Tulsa

aerial map of arkansas river pedestrian bridge, blair mansion property, riverside, and 31st street

We've added a collection of 1950s and 1960s USGS aerial maps of Tulsa County to our Maps digital collection.  The maps provide information about Tulsa's changing landscape.

Biographical Directory Of The United States Congress: A Ready Reference Of Oklahoma's Former (And Present) Members Of The United States Congress

thomas pryor gore

The Biographical Directory Of The United States Congress is a quick online reference that can be searched by state, name, position, party, or year/congressional session. 

The biographies are brief but generally include an image, birth and death date and place, education, committee membership, and bibliography. 

We're Moving

central library remodel

The Central Library location will close this Friday, August 30th, for a two-year renovation. 

During the renovation, the Tulsa and Oklahoma collection will move to a temporary nonpublic facility at 44th and Sheridan. If your research requires browsing this collection, we will be taking appointments once our move is complete. In the meantime, research staff will continue to offer research services via text, IM, email, and phone.

Capital Punishment In Our State: A (Very) Brief History

legal executions in nebraska, kansas and oklahoma

According to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma exectuted a total of 176 men and 3 women at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary between 1915 and 2011. Eighty-two were executed by electrocution, one by hanging (a federal prisoner), and 96 by lethal injection.

The last execution by electrocution took place in 1966. The first execution by lethal injection in Oklahoma occurred in 1990.

According to R. Michael Wilson, thirty-one men were hanged and thirty-six men were executed by firing squad in Indian Territory between 1840 and 1899.

New In The Digital Collections: A Mixed Bag Of Resources

bishop's

To prepare for the Central Library location close, Central employees are cleaning out desks and offices, organizing materials for the movers, and tying up loose ends as needed. 

In the Local History and Digital Collections Department, two or three items have been cleared from their temporary repository, and various digitization requests have been filled. 

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