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LARGE FORMAT PRINTING

The Research Center of the Tulsa City-County Library offers large format printing capability for maps, charts, posters, and other illustrative items. Our HP DesignJet T7200 is capable of printing full color up to 42” wide. We charge a flat rate fee of $25.00 per print. We accept file formats and graphics in PDF, JPEG and MS Publisher formats.

If you have questions or would like additional details, please contact Research Center at 918-549-7323 or send email to askus@tulsalibrary.org.

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: THE OSAGE MURDERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE FBI BOOK DISCUSSION

killers of the flower moon

Read of listen to "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the F.B.I." by David Grann, and join us for a discussion of the book.

DATE: Thursday, September 28th

TIME:  2:00 pm

LOCATION:  Central Library Greadington Learning and Creativity Center

“Sometimes Cormac McCarthy writes a great American novel; every so often the Coen brothers make a great American film – and in the best traditions of American journalism, someone comes up with a story that cuts to a kernel of the national narrative; here is one of those. [It] is the story of a nation, the Osage, driven on to what the white man thought was another patch of dust; but beneath which, it emerged, lay one of the richest oilfields in America. [It is] about how the cynical greed of the initial oil rush, and quick money it promised, led to a sinister – but also singular — persecution and mass murder of the Osage…With local “law enforcement” entirely in the hands of a corrupt oligarchy, whose purpose was to break the law, the killing of the Osage became the first major murder investigation, and cause celebre, of the FBI, and its ambitious new director, J Edgar Hoover.”---Ed Vulliamy, The Guardian

“Grann has proved himself a master of spinning delicious, many-layered mysteries that happen to be true…[He] takes what was already a fascinating and disciplined recording of a forgotten chapter in American history, and with the help of contemporary Osage tribe members, he illuminates a sickening conspiracy that goes far deeper than those four years of horror. It will sear your soul. Among the towering thefts and crimes visited upon the native peoples of the continent, what was done to the Osage must rank among the most depraved and ignoble.”---Dave Eggers, The New York Times

“In 1921, a boy hunting squirrels near Fairfax, Oklahoma, found the body of Anna Brown. She had been shot in the back of the head. At about the same time, an oil worker stumbled on the corpse of Charles Whitehorn. That summer, Lizzie Burkhart, Anna’s mother, stopped breathing. Her relatives suspected that she had been poisoned. And then dozens more Osage Indians — who had become the richest people per capita in the world after oil was discovered beneath their land — began to die under suspicious circumstances…A suspenseful and scintillating who-done-it, his book is a tale of greed, racism and the callous indifference of duly constituted authorities.”--- Glenn C. Altschuler, Tulsa World

TULSAWIKI: A REPOSITORY FOR YOUR LOCAL HISTORY RESEARCH

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

BFC UNIDENTIFIED

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 sperkin@tulsalibrary.org.

TULSA AREA HISTORY BLOG

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TULSA THEN AND NOW APP: MAPPING THE BFC

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 http://bit.ly/tulsathennow.

July 2016 Update:

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