Tag Archives: Tulsa

Tulsa Race Riot anniversary

Today marks the 95th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Riot and the looting and destruction of the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa.  The official estimates of the death toll was 36 people; 10 White:26 Black.  Over the next year the Red … Continue reading

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New Acquisition

Confederate Veterans Encampment Photographs, 2015.056 Between 24 and 27 September 1918 the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma hosted a Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans, and other affiliated organizations. This reunion was an important milestone for the city, with the city … Continue reading

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Steve Barrett photography exhibit begins next week

Please join us for a reception Thursday, July 16, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the Steve Barrett photography exhibit in Phillips Hall on The University of Tulsa campus. The event is free and open … Continue reading

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Digital collections: 1924 Booker T. Washington High School Yearbook

We’ve recently digitized and uploaded a fascinating piece of Tulsa history. Our copy of The Orbit, Booker T. Washington High School’s yearbook from 1924, is now available to look through on our ContentDM site at this link. Teachers, students, school … Continue reading

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Special Collections’ Woody Guthrie Manuscript on Exhibit

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to be collaborating with the Woody Guthrie Center in the exhibit of the original typed manuscript of Woody Guthrie’s only novel House of Earth. The manuscript, on … Continue reading

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Announcement: Welcoming Jenn Donner to Special Collections

The staff at Special Collections is very excited to announce the addition of a new special collections librarian, Jenn Donner. Jenn received a Bachelor’s degree in History from Lake Superior State in Michigan. After her Bachelors she worked to receive … Continue reading

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New Art Piece in McFarlin Library

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to announce the display of the piece titled Peoria Avenue #7 by TU faculty member Mark Lewis. Professor Lewis, a graduate from the Kansas City Art Institute … Continue reading

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Dr. Samuel G. Kennedy Scrapbook

In 1891, Dr. Samuel Kennedy and his brother, Dr. James Kennedy, came to the Oklahoma Territory, which had recently opened for settlement, and set up a medical practice in the fledgling Village of Tulsa. The young doctors became the pioneer … Continue reading

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Recent Photographic Acquisition

The history of race relations in Tulsa is extensive. Events ranging from the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921, which resulted in the obliteration of one of the wealthiest African-American communities in the United States at the time, to the recent … Continue reading

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New Acquisition: “The “Knights of Liberty” mob and the I.W.W. Prisoners at Tulsa, Okla.

In 1917, the United Stated entered the Great War, and the Bolshevik revolution in Russia had a number of ripple effects throughout American society, ultimately culminating in the Red Scare of 1919-1921.  In Oklahoma, this highly patriotic anti-radicalism took several … Continue reading

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