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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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Reflecting on Race: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

This coming Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. MLK’s life was devoted to creating equality and breaking the barriers between people of different races, specifically between blacks and whites. The city of Tulsa has a sad history of hate … Continue reading

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New Books and Periodicals

Stop on by the Department of Special Collections and University Archives to see our latest acquisitions. 11th Regiment Bulletin (U405 .U55) Eight issues (vol.1, no.1 Mar. 21, 1919-no.8 Apr. 19, 1919) of the 11th Regiment Bulletin, published by the students … Continue reading

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New Acquisitions

We have recently acquired the following titles and collections: Fulbright, Jim and Albert Stehno. The vanished herd: the history of the Cherokee Strip Cowpunchers’ Association and the cattlemen and drovers of early-day Oklahoma. Wyandotte, Okla.: Gregath, 2011 (F702.C42 F85 2011): … Continue reading

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Tulsa Race Riot photographs

The Department of Special Collections has a collection of many photographs related to the Tulsa race riot, which occurred 31 May-1 June 1921. A small exhibit of these can be found online. Many of these remain under copyright, even though … Continue reading

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A History of a Riot: Tulsa, 1921-2011

Race riots have occurred in numerous cities across the United States including Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Los Angeles, Louisville, and Washington D. C. Unfortunately, Tulsa also suffered from the blight of racism. In 1921, racial tensions in Tulsa … Continue reading

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John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park dedication

The John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation opened the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park yesterday, October 27, 2010 in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. The park is a result of the 2001 Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 … Continue reading

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Sarah Blackwood photographs

This new acquisition of 11 photographs came to us due to the University’s relationship with the Thomas Gilcrease Museum. They had been given to the Gilcrease, but since the museum doesn’t collect race riot materials and we do, it was felt that the … Continue reading

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