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WATER: Congressional Representation To Protect A Precious Resource

Please visit us at the recently remodeled and reopened Central Library. The Tulsa and Oklahoma Collection is located on the 3rd floor in the Oklahoma Room.

In November and December, look for the traveling exhibit WATER: Congressional Representation to Protect a Precious Resource on the 3rd floor. The exhibit comes to us from the Carl Albert Center and tells the stories of many of Oklahoma’s dams, reservoirs, and rivers through the lens of legislation and the members of Congress that worked to protect our state’s water in the past and today. For more information and additional resources, visit the online exhibt.

1974 flood mingo creek watershed map

Watershed map from Documentation, Flood of May 27, 1984



    The community-minded developers with Tulsa Web Devs put together the first-ever Tulsa Hackathon in October 2011.  It was our good fortune to be one of their pilot projects. 

    Thanks especially to primary app developer Matt Galloway, we geo-located over 300 of our Beryl Ford Collection images to create the Tulsa Then & Now: Mapping the BFC app.

    Find historic photos taken near your current location and compare them to today. Search and browse Tulsa images from the past. Create and share your own custom Beryl-O-Gram.

    Get the Tulsa Then & Now: Mapping the BFC FREE for your iOS device in the App Store.  Go to

    July 2016 Update:

    This iphone only app is still available via itunes. Without a sustainable source of support, some feature loss has occurred.



    tulsa wikiIf you have researched a Tulsa and Oklahoma history topic and are looking for a repository for your work or for your resources, the TulsaWiki is a great tool for this purpose. Your TulsaWiki entry may be a useful lead for future researchers and doesn't need to be long or in-depth, unless you want it to be long and in-depth. 

    What is a wiki? A wiki is a resource that provides content on a subject or subjects and can be edited by anyone, meaning you have the ability to add, delete or revise the information that is posted. TulsaWiki is a local wiki focusing specifically on our great community. While TulsaWiki is hosted by the Tulsa Library, its content comes from the community. This could include people, places, history, events, weather, politics, and more. 

    It's a fairly simple process to sign up and start contributing to the wiki and/or collaborating on local history projects. You can read more about the process here



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    Local History and Digital Collections Librarian
    Research Center, Central Library
    400 Civic Center
    Tulsa, OK 74103-3830
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    There are photos in the Beryl Ford Collection for which we have no identifying information. We'd like your feedback to help us identify them. Visit the Library's "unknown" sets on flickr and leave a comment on a specified photo with the identifying information or email us at

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