Tulsa Area History

700s Leads To The Oscars, Or K. K. Barrett Went To The Library

extremely loud and incredibly close

In a February 28th, 2014 Tulsa World article, painter, West Coast punk rock band drummer, award-winning music video and commercial designer, Academy Award-nominated film production designer, opera creator, and former Memorial High School student K. K. Barrett remembers Tulsa's 70s music scene, its local improv, and his time at the downtown library, "I went to Tulsa's downtown library and taught myself about fine art and decided that was my future."

Tulsa Office Architecture: Past To Present

The Tulsa Foundation for Architecture (TFA) is excited to announce two upcoming events this weekend, both showcasing some of Tulsa's historic architecture. TFA has joined with TYPros in an effort to support their co-working event by closing the night with a gallery exhibit. In addition, the TFA's monthly Second Saturday architectural tour continues this weekend offering a look into Tulsa's past.
 

New In The Digital Collections: 1922 Tulsa City Directory

mowbray's funeral home

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."

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