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African-American History Month: WPA Oklahoma Slave Narrative, Katie Rowe

This month, at various locations in the Tulsa City-County Library system, you'll find some great programs celebrating African-American history.  In the Tulsa and Oklahoma collection, you'll find several great resources on African-American history in our state.

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

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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.

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