Tulsa Area History

1933 Unemployment Relief Census

 

The OKlahoma Historical Society Research Center staff and volunteers have recently completed a database of Oklahoma records for unemployment relief. The database includes more than 100,000 names from 27 counties. These records are part of the William H. Murray Collection and include valuable genealogical details about Oklahomans including their name, race, age, nearest post office/address, number of dependents, occupation, and whether or not they needed relief.

Oklahoma's Patti Page: November 8, 1927 - January 1, 2013

patti page memoir

Patti Page, grammy-winning singer with a voice described as "silky" and "comforting," was born Clara Ann Fowler in Claremore, Oklahoma and graduated from Tulsa's Webster High School. She died earlier this week in California.

Peggy Dow Helmerich: Before She Was A Philanthropist

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Last weekend, Wendell Berry received the Tulsa Library Trust's 2012 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author award in front of a standing-room-only crowd. Peggy Helmerich has made the award, given annually to internationally acclaimed authors who have written a distinguished body of work and made a major contribution to the field of literature, possible since 1985. Before Peggy V.

105 Years and 500,000 Oil Wells

shooting an oil well near Sapulpa, Oklahoma

Earlier this month, on November 16th, Oklahoma celebrated its 105th birthday. The same week, in the November 15th issue of The Journal Record, The Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Director of Administration, Lori Wrotenbery, stated that an estimated 500,000 oil wells had been drilled in Oklahoma since statehood.

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