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House, Building, And Neighborhood Histories In Tulsa: People

CITY DIRECTORIES AVAILABLE ONLINE

ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION

LOCAL PUBLICATIONS INDEX

The Local Publications Index provides a searchable online index to older Tulsa area publications housed at the Central Library. These publications include: The American Indian, Gusher, Magazine Tulsa, Tulsa Home & Garden, and Tulsa School Review. The documents in the index are not available online. You may access them by visiting the Research Center at Central Library, emailing us at askus@tulsalibrary.org, or calling 918-549-7323.

Depending on the person, you may find articles in the local publications. 

BIOGRAPHY INDEX

Compiled biographies, sometimes called biographical encyclopedias or dictionaries, contain biographical sketches that have been collected and published. These are generally collected according to a particular theme, such as a prominent individuals in a particular country, state, or county.

This collection consists of the indexes to complied biographies in Local History Collection books and indexes to some articles found in the Local History Collection biography vertical files. The full text of these items is not available online. To view these items, you need to visit the Research Center at Central Library, contact rcaskus@tulsalibrary.org, or call 918-549-7323.

Depending on the person, you may find entries in the biograpy index. 

RECORDS

TCCL GENEALOGY CENTER

PRINT DIRECTORIES COLLECTION

The following directories are housed in the Research Center of Central Library:
City Directories 1909-present (with these exceptions: 1945, 1949, 1952, 1962, and 1998)
City directories are a great resource for finding people. Entries often include occupation and adult children living in a household.  Beginning in 1912, the directories may be searched in a reverse manner as the streets are listed alphabetically. This collection is available in both print and microfilm formats. 
 
Telephone Directories 1931-present
The telephone directories include both residential and business listings and cover a greater geographic area than the city directories.
 
Cross Reference Directories 1944-present
Cross reference directories in the collection are organized by telephone number and by street address. 

DEATH NOTICES, OBITUARIES, AND OTHER ARTICLES IN TULSA NEWSPAPERS

Use this guide to find death notices, obituaries and other articles in Tulsa newspapers. 

YEARBOOKS

 

 

Use this guide to find a list of the schools and yearbook titles in our collection. Click on the school to determine our holdings.

 

  

MAPS

VERTICAL FILES

One of the unique resources in the Research Center's OK Room is the extensive vertical file collection. 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 subject-based vertical files. This is the only major index in Tulsa for the Tulsa Tribune and for the Tulsa World before 1989. For more information on newspaper and periodical articles, please see our Local History in the Research Center guide.

Depending on the person, there may be content in our biography vertical files. 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beryl Ford Collection online contains over 22,000 images. Depending on the person, there may be an image in this collection. 

UNIDENTIFIED PEOPLE ON FLICKR

The Tulsa City-County Library would like your help indentifying the unknown people and places in our digital collections. Visit the library's special collections on Flickr and look for the unknown sets.