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Local History in the Research Center : Vertical Files


One of the unique resources in the Research Center's Oklahoma Room is the extensive vertical file collection. The vertical files contain newspaper and magazine articles, brochures, reports, and ephemera for businesses, organizations, homes, buildings, events, and people in the area.

Newspaper articles, covering topics of local and regional interest, were selectively chosen from Tulsa’s major metropolitan dailies of the twentieth century and deposited in these subject-based vertical files. This is the only major index for Tulsa Tribune and Tulsa World prior to 1989.
Vertical file titles can be searched in the online catalog. To limit your search to the vertical files in the new catalog, use the advanced search. In the "use the form below to construct your query" section, use your keyword and the terms "vertical file." To limit your search to the vertical files in the old (legacy) catalog, use the advanced search. Enter your keyword in the "anywhere" field, and choose "vertical file" from the "material type" drop-down box.
For more information on Tulsa newspaper archives, please see the newspapers and periodicals tab above.