One of the current projects of Special Collections is taking inventory of the papers of Redmond S. Cole. Redmond Cole (1881-1959) was a Pawnee County attorney, Mayor of Pawnee, District Attorney, and Judge for the 21st district from 1916 to 1923. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and was the head of the genealogy department for the Tulsa chapter. His papers include business and legal letters, personal letters, family photographs, genealogy of his family tree, newspaper clippings, and political pamphlets. A recent discovery in this archive is lecture notes and sketches by his wife, Mary Thompson Cole (nee Cross). She was a talented artist as well as a genealogist for both the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution. Here are some of her sketches from a Greek mythology and history lecture dated 1906-1907.
This collection is still being processed, but is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. Special Collections is located on the fifth floor of McFarlin Library. We are open by appointment only Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm. We are open to questions at firstname.lastname@example.org